This is a great question and a common one! You can do around 80% of the necessary tasks yourself such as editing existing content, adding new blog posts, changing images etc.
There are somethings that Webflow doesn't easily enable, such as adding new pages or menu links - but there's a good reason, and work arounds to most drawbacks.
You can read more about it on our specific blog post on What You Can And Can't Do With Webflow's Website Editor.
It's important to note each website is different based on specification and requirements.
As a general rule of thumb, it takes around six to eight weeks to create a website that is ready to publish live.
Some aspects that can affect timeframes however include receiving content from a client, requested amendments as well as additional or advanced features etc.
We use Webflow's in-built hosting to store the files that make up a website.
Sometimes - other platforms require you to host files externally, meaning you have to export everything manually each time you want to update your website. This opens up the opportunity for errors if files aren't organised in an appropriate way, has additional security vulnerabilities not to mention the additional cost.
Using Webflow's hosting means that that everything is managed in one place, making things simple along with using a fast and secure server.
It also enables the editor and content management system - allowing changes and updates to be made easily and quickly.
You can learn more at https://webflow.com/hosting
We often use Crazy Domains to register a domain name, then use our technical skills to link your website to your new or existing domain.
You can purchase a domain yourself if you'd like to keep this in house, or we can do this for you.
All websites sit under Domin8 Design's Webflow account, which is done to reduce the cost to clients and make things as easy as possible.
You'll have access to the website via the client Editor, which enables you to do most if not all of the basic tasks you'll require to maintain your website.
Domin8 Designs regularly backs up and exports the coding and content of a website, meaning that if need be, you can always upload these files to an external host and your website will be retained.
If you want complete ownership, this is completely fine - Domin8 Designs can transfer your website over to your own Webflow account giving you 100% access to the website (the only reason we don't do this for every client is that 90% of the time, they don't need to see the developer side of Webflow - we like to keep things simple!).
While we focus on website design, we can assist clients who also need help setting up an email address.
We don't advocate for one system over another, however we're really comfortable both setting up, and using, Gmail through Google's GSuite. We link this in with the clients domain so you can have specific emails. We've also found it an affordable, reliable service.
*Update: We've just written this blog post on how you can setup your own business email using your domain name and Gmail.