These days one can go far on just social media platforms, but if you really want to take your business to the next level, you’ve got to get a website. In the early 2000s when the internet was really coming into focus, that meant looking in the newspaper classifieds and finding some computer science nerd and paying him like, 5000 dollars.
What you’d get was a Myspace looking scroll-down website with all kinds of flaws and faults for which the designer would need regular injections of cash to solve. These days, however, there are some wonderful tools for making a website.
The possible returns for a great idea have been exponentially boosted by the internet, and modern entrepreneurship has grown as a result. Now, through companies like Amazon and Facebook, small artisans, craftsmen, technicians, writers, and business owners can reach potentially millions of people with relatively little startup costs.
Want to make a website? Start with one of these.
One of the most popular website builders, Wix has many award-winning features. You can choose from over 500 designer templates to perfectly fit your entrepreneurial purpose. Want to start a travel blog or an online store? They have templates that perfectly fit the bill and the most innovative drag and drop interface allows you to quickly and easily make a stunning professional website.
One of the things that make Wix unique is Artificial Design Intelligence. Simply answer a few questions about your website’s functions and purpose, upload and write a little content, and Wix will instantly produce an entire website on an algorithm that best suits your needs. Through Wix, you can register a custom domain, and even operate an online store.
The first major platform for online DIY website creation, Squarespace has enjoyed an almost flawless reputation. Also containing hundreds of templates for the creation of an online store, blog, professional page, and more, Squarespace lets you change templates after you’ve finished setting up in case you are not happy. Squarespace is slightly more technically demanding than Wix, but it’s still very intuitive, and the help channel has plenty of high-definition video tutorials to accomplish anything you need.
Hosting on Squarespace, you can take advantage of a myriad of powerful commercial and marketing features, like integration with Facebook Pixel and Ads, mailing software like Mailchimp and Constant Contact, and native ad campaigns as well. It also has many built-in features if you don’t want to worry about several different subscription services.
At this point, the services are beginning to offer the same sort of things. Cheaper than at least Squarespace, and more specialized in terms of eCommerce, Weebly also offers a more streamlined layout, getting you towards your goal quickly and without as much clutter and choices.