The good news is, it's possible!
The days of needing to know HTML or CSS in order to create attractive, functional websites are over. Now that there are so many different tools and programs available, it's easier than ever before to create a website without learning how to code.
You can use these programs to create your own website, or you can hire someone else to do it for you.
In this post, we'll explore some of these tools and programs and explain how they work.
WordPress: A content management system (CMS) that allows you to create your own website without learning how to code. You can use a template, utilize a 3rd party plugin to create a website builder, or design your own site with the help of WordPress's easy-to-use interface.
Squarespace: A website builder that lets you create a basic, but professional looking site without knowing how to code. You can also get advanced features like ecommerce and analytics with this tool.
Wix: A drag-and-drop website builder that lets you create your own site without any coding experience. You can also get advanced features like ecommerce, accept bookings, and more with this tool.
Benefits of Using a Web Builder
We're certainly not here to hate on WordPress. There are many larger or more complex businesses that benefit from the CMS who are also willing to dedicate a developer or hire an expert to manage the website for them.
This being said, WordPress is often too much for the average business owner. In addition to setting up the server, creating the website, setting up hosting, and managing plugins, you also (usually) need to pay someone who knows what they're doing to make changes for you.
With a website builder like Squarespace or Wix, it's a lot more user friendly. Let's talk about the pros of a website builder:
Get online quickly at an affordable price
Many free templates available to choose from
Ability to make updates and changes yourself
SEO friendly (get found in search results) & easy to optimize
Popular features & functionality are built-in
Comes with hosting, security & domain support
Tons of resources and training available to learn
Focus on Creating a Foundation & Then Grow
One pitfall we see clients fall into when it comes to getting online is they get so focused on making their website "perfect" that they either take ages to launch when they could be making money, or they end up putting off launching altogether.
Instead, we recommend creating a foundation to grow your online business, and then you can refine, update and optimize as you go. So, pick a platform and a template, get your content added in, your settings configured, and launch that website!
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