BEST WEBSITE BUILDER FOR BLOGGING IN 2020 (Wix vs Squarespace vs Weebly vs WordPress For Blogging)


Hey there. Welcome to Yes To Tech, where we empower non-techie
online entrepreneurs like you to maximize your online presence. And don’t forget to subscribe and hit the
bell to be notified every time we post a new video. In this lesson, we will be talking about the
best DIY website creation platforms that exist. Choosing a do-it-yourself website creation
platform is probably one of the main things that is holding you back from creating a website
yourself. It makes sense. There are so many options out there that it
is easy to suffer from decision fatigue, and just give up even before you start. Fret not, my friend. I’ve got your back. In the next few minutes I’ll be comparing
4 of the most popular website creation platforms in the market: Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, and
WordPress. Wix Out of the four options, Wix is the platform
I use for my business. Those who are just starting out and want to
test the web design waters will enjoy its intuitive interface. Want to add an image? Easy. Just click ‘add image’, and either upload
one yourself or add one of the numerous stock photos included. The same goes for any other element you wish
to add, since Wix is a pure drag-and-drop editor. To create your own website, you can select
from numerous templates that are crafted for particular industries. The only disadvantage with this is that once
you choose a template and have started creating your website with it, you cannot change it,
so make sure to choose wisely (in the next module, we will cover how to choose one of
Wix’s myriad templates to create a website that wows). All of the templates are mobile responsive,
and can be edited to suit the needs of smaller screens, including mobile and iPad. Wix also offers various widgets, free and
paid, that you can add to customize your website’s look, feel and design. Wix offers five plans that range from $4.50
to $24.50 per month on an annual plan, and includes a free version. I use the Combo plan for one of my websites,
and the the Unlimited Plan for another, that cost $8.50 and $12.50 per month respectively,
since both have features carved out especially for online entrepreneurs and bloggers. Squarespace One of the main advantages of Squarespace
is the myriad integrations it has with third-party providers, like LeadPages, as well as its
strong website building options and tools. All of their templates are mobile responsive
without having to make any additional changes to the website. This is good since its interface is not so
user- and beginner-friendly, and it does not offer an in-house widget marketplace. Squarespace is also scalable as your business
grows, since it is excellent for commerce and creating sales pages. Unlike Wix, it has deep analytics features. It also provides a free SSL certificate. Squarespace offers four plans that range from
$12 to $40 per month. Although it does not offer a free option,
it has a 14-day free trial. Weebly Weebly is easy-to-use and produces professional-looking
websites. It has been consistently adding more and more
features to its website builder, as well as offering updates to existing features. Although its templates are not as beautiful
as the ones in Wix, you can change the template after you have selected it, mainly because
you can only add content to certain areas. If you are proficient in coding, Weebly is
great since you can edit its HTML and CSS code. This is useful if you want to make changes
to certain elements, and allows for greater flexibility in the design. You can also export your website code, but
once you do that, editing the website in the future will be purely code-based. Two of the main disadvantages of this platform
are that it does not provide a universal undo option, and you cannot add images to the website
more than once after they have been uploaded. Weebly offers four plans that range from $8
to $49 per month, and includes a free, basic option. WordPress WordPress allows you to choose from two options:
WordPress.com and WordPress.org. The main difference between both is that with
WordPress.org, you host your own website. WordPress.com has many limitations with regard
to customizations, templates, plugins, and adding a domain name, so in this comparison,
I’ll be talking about WordPress.org. Since WordPress is an open source platform,
which means that their code is open to anyone, it is great at offering a huge variety of
plugins and templates for you to choose from. Some of these are free, and a part of their
own library, and others are paid, and can be purchased from third party websites. The downside to this is that, due to the large
quantity of options, not all of them are particularly good or useful, and you can suffer from decision
fatigue trying to decide on the best option for you. Compared to the other platforms we’re addressing
today, WordPress has the steepest learning curve, and so is not beginner-friendly. You do need to know how to code if you want
a unique website that stands out from the rest. It also requires frequent maintenance and
monitoring on your end. The initial investment for a WordPress site
is also steeper than its counterparts. Since you’ll be paying individually for
hosting, a premium theme, plugins and a domain name, you will be cashing out at least $150-$200,
on the low end, in the first year. If you are trying to choose a do-it-yourself
website creation platform, and want to see the advantages and disadvantages of each side
by side, I created the perfect resource for you, which you can download below. With the Website Builder Comparison Table,
you can see the pros and cons of selecting Wix, Squarespace, Weebly, or WordPress as
your platform of choice. If you liked this video, give me a like below,
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