Everyone has a website these days. In fact, according to Netcraft, there are more than 644 million active websites on the Internet.
As a freelancer, you likely know you need a website, but the idea of building one can be daunting. Fortunately, there are many intuitive and easy-to-use customized website builders available today that can help you easily build a website in a matter of seconds.
Here are some intuitive and low-cost website platforms to consider if you’re looking to build a website, or update an old one:
How it works: Otonomic builds websites by pulling information from your business Facebook page in just one easy click. After setting up the website, updates such as new photos or news that are posted to your Facebook page are immediately pushed to your Otonomic site, which make maintenance a breeze. Whereas other solutions offer endless design or programming options and often fail to focus on building a good website, which is a major pain point for users, Otonomic eliminates design decisions. All websites designed and built through Otonomic are mobile-friendly, and an e-commerce solution can be applied if needed.
Cost: Pricing varies from free to $35.90 per month
Find out more: www.otonomic.com
How it works: Wix provides multiple website templates to build a brand new website from. You begin by choosing a website template and then use the “drag n’ drop” website builder tool to customize and build your own website. Wix also offers an app market to add special solutions to websites built on their platform, as well as the ability to add an eCommerce solution.
Cost: Pricing varies from free to $24.90 per month
Find out more: www.wix.com
How it works: Similar to Wix, you begin by choosing a pre-designed template and then use a drag and drop feature to build a site that caters to your needs. Content elements like text, photos, maps and videos can be easily added into the website with the click of a mouse. Website building is done is real-time on a web browser, so no installation or upgrades are necessary on your computer.
Cost: Pricing varies from free to $25 per month
Find out more: www.weebly.com
How it works: DudaMobile allows you to not only build a website from scratch using pre-designed website templates, but also create a mobile-friendly version of an already existing website. Additionally, if you already have content from an old site, you can pull it into the new site you create on DudaMobile. In order to maximize your visitor’s experience, you can also choose what content and features of your website appear on each device, including mobile, computer and tablet.
Cost: Pricing varies from free to $19 per month
Find out more: www.dudamobile.com
Building a website that clearly reflects the level of work that you can offer your clients is important, so make sure you take the time to find the website platform that is right for you. Ensure that it can easily and quickly get you off and running with your work in no time and that it keeps maintenance easy and manageable. Once you do that, you can focus on what you love doing.