By Angela Wills
Looking to use a web builder? Want to know what host to choose?
You want a website up quickly, one that doesn’t cost you a fortune, and one that you can easily update without having to pay an arm and a leg to do so. That’s why you’re considering using a built-in website builder that comes with many hosting plans.
Here are some tips to help you get started and decide whether you should use an online web builder with your internet hosting.
What are the advantages to doing so?
Website builders often come with templates that you can just edit to your liking. This can also be a disadvantage because others may indeed have a very similar site to your own. Another disadvantage is that if you don’t have any advanced coding knowledge then changing around your template could be tricky or maybe even impossible.
It is a great advantage that you can edit your site yourself, without paying a web designer extravagant fees to make simple updates.
Another disadvantage, though, is that you most likely can never move hosts with your current site designer, because it is integrated with the website builder and is not movable.
What other options do you have?
Well of course you can have a website designed by a professional design service. To do this you will need to plan ahead and make sure you have all the content and elements of the site you require planned out so that it will not cost you in updates every time you think of something new to do.
There is another option, though.
You can use a Content Management System or CMS for short. Most content management systems have very user-friendly systems that allow you to go in, edit and make changes fairly easily once you know what you are doing.
One such program you can use as a CMS is WordPress, and the best part is it’s totally free. WordPress has thousands of templates to choose from all over the internet so the likelihood of you having the same theme as someone else is much lower. You can also have someone customize your template so it looks like no other.
How would you use this for your business? There are a number of advantages to using WordPress as your Business website:
– Easy and Quick updates without needing a web designer
– Integrate a blog into the site easily as it is part of the WordPress system
– You can post online Seminars, Membership Sites, etc. easily with the blogging format
– Can be moved to new hosting if required
So you see there are more ways to have an easily created and updated business site then using a website builder. Consider these options before making a final decision on where to start up your website.
If you are ready to get your business website up and running, join me as I teach you in this online video, webinar and email coaching program everything you need to know about creating great business websites and blogs with WordPress.
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