Squarespace is a great choice for brochure or information style websites.It is a sleek all-in-one option for building and hosting your website. Its user-friendly platform allows you to create nice landing pages, a clear customer “journey map” and a professional, yet easy to maintain site.You can take a look at their Business plan for all pro users of Squarespace, which gives you unlimited (ish) pages and all of the features of Squarespace.Alternatively, you'll want to consider Shopify if you're starting a store with a large inventory that needs to work with a point-of-sale system.But if you see yourself wanting to grow aggressively in the short-term, you may be better served by exploring Wordpress + managed hosting as an option. Many of its new page builders work much like Squarespace. Moreover with WordPress you'll have more flexibility to add features like memberships and SEO.I hope these recommendations helped you make the right choice for your needs.WANT TO LEARN MORE?Read the pros and cons of the Top 3 Website Builders and feel confident to choose the best one for you!
WordPress is the industry standard for website platforms.Nowadays 36% of all the websites in the world are made on this platform.WordPress offers the most flexibility for both design and functionality. That’s why it is my #1 recommendation to my clients.Its user-friendly interface means you can grow and customize your website however you’d like!Keep in mind that it requires slightly more technical skills than other platforms. WordPress itself is free, but you will have to pay a third party for hosting.I hope this recommendation helps you make the right choice for your needs.NEED HELP CREATING YOUR WORDPRESS WEBSITE?I can help you build an effective website that turns browsers into buyers!
If your main goal is to sell goods online, you can’t go wrong with Shopify. It is an easy-to-use eCommerce platform designed foremost to help you sell products and manage your inventory. It offers thousands of themes, most of them including the ability to add a blog.
There are a number of apps you can add to the system to improve the shopping experience for your customers. Many of Shopify’s features (such as auto-categorization of new items) can make large inventories easier to manage.
If you're just testing the waters of selling goods online, some folks prefer to start with Squarespace and offer a handful of items to see what sells and to fine-tune their fulfillment processes. This is fine, just be aware that as your shop grows, you will eventually need to make a change.
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We all start somewhere, so it sounds like you really want to test the waters and see if there's a place for your voice online.
A free or low-cost option like Medium or Wordpress.com can be great for this!
Another choice may be Squarespace's Personal website plan, which has a limited number of features but has a relatively low cost of entry and is pretty easy to use.
You should know that with options like free or "freemium" services, you will probably eventually need to make a change, but both platforms allow you to export your data into Wordpress.org or Squarespace, so you won't be locked in.
Just a note: I don't recommend Blogger as a beginner platform. It consistently has trouble when you try to move your data.
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