Maybe just like you, at first we didn’t have a clue about how to build a website, let alone write half a line of code – even if our lives depended on it!
We wanted to build a website for our business, but felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it or which builder to use. We couldn’t afford to make wrong decisions or expensive mistakes, so after years of trials & errors using different website builders, we’re here to share our experiences with you.
Unlike many other blogs you might read on this same topic, we actually spent some time and money and signed up with each one – so you’ll be able to see the “test sites” we made.
Our goal is to provide a review, by actually going through each product in detail, to help you make the best decision.
Here’s the process we took:
1. We signed up with the top 10 website builders (we paid for them).
We searched on Google until we had a list of 10 most popular website builders on the market.
2. Setup a simple ‘5-minute’ test website.
After signing up with them, we decided to make a quick ‘5-minute’ website on our own domain name, like webjetworld-wix.com and webjetworld-yola.com etc.
3. Monitored each site’s uptime and page load times (12+ months, ongoing).
Over a period 12 months (still ongoing), we monitored our websites uptime and page load times via Pingdom.com. Some of our sites had more than 24 hours of downtime…(!)
4. Uncovered the TRUE cost of each website builder.
Many of these website builder services trick you with their low introductory prices, like letting you set up a website for free. But once you want to launch it, you’ll need to pay. That’s why it’s VERY important to check the pricing before you set up a website with them.
This last point is especially important because most website platforms will claim to be ‘free’ even though you’re gonna be forced to take out that credit card at some point.
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