WEB & TECH / MAY. 22, 2015
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5 Best Sites to Build Your Own Website

A website in the 21 century is a necessity for businesses and individuals looking to grow their brands. However, creating a website can be a costly endeavor, time-wise and financially. Luckily, business owners and individuals have a myriad of website builders and hosting services to help them create and publish their websites with zero coding skills. They include:

See also: How to Create Your Own WordPress Site for Your Business

1. Wix

Wix offers a drag-and-drop option making it easy for users to customize and personalize their websites. Despite the limited number of templates, users can easily personalize the templates to come up with a unique end-product. Beginners with basic computer knowledge can take advantage of the step-by-step video tutorials to create and manage their websites. Wix also offers a range of pocket-friendly packages to suit different budgets.

2. Squarespace

Squarespace is a website builder geared towards artists and individuals in the creative world. Templates on Squarespace emphasize on visuals with templates suited to photographers, bloggers, designers, artists and restaurants. They also offer a user-friendly support service where users can interact with administrators via live chat 24/7. Their packages start at $8 a month, with a two-week credit card-free trial and an option to extend it on request.

3. Web

Web offers over 9,000 website templates to its users. The Web interface is user-friendly, especially for beginners with no web design or development experience. Users can choose to build their website or hire one of the experts on the site. They also have access to royalty-free stock images in addition to a wide selection of templates which help them go an extra mile when customizing their websites. With a rate as low as $3 a month, Web offers one of the most competitive rates in the market.

4. WordPress

WordPress offers industry-standard templates, suitable for both beginners and professionals. WordPress users have a wide variety of options and features to help them bring their wildest imagination to fruition. Beginners on WordPress may have a hard time; however, there is a wide range of video tutorials that help new users navigate the website builder. Managing WordPress is also easier both on your computer and on your mobile device through their app.

5. Jimdo

Jimdo caters to e-commerce businesses with support services that include inventory tracking, automatic email responses, discount codes and product tagging. The unlimited free platform gives users an array of tools to work with, without the pressure to upgrade. Small businesses can use Jimdo’s free platform and upgrade to the paid platform as they grow. Users also enjoy access to their large multiple-language community forum where they can post questions and interact with other Jimdo users.

See also: How to Build a World-Class Website for Your Business

While building a website, think about its end use, as it will determine the template and website builder you choose. Consider you skills and choose a website builder with tutorials you understand and can navigate with ease. If you still have a hard time, consider using a website builder that offers professional services for hire.

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