Website Platforms: Webflow

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Webflow sees itself as the website platform that allows you to design and build like a coder – without using code. It is a hosted website platform with all the options you could want. While that seems incredible, the tradeoff is a pretty steep learning curve. Who is it for? Webflow is for designers and…

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Website Platforms: Weebly

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Weebly makes great starter websites. Square now owns it, so if you use Square for selling in person, Weebly is an easy way to add a website for your business. I would rank Weebly as the second-easiest platform to get a basic website up and running. Who is it for? Weebly is for people who…

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Website Platforms: Wix

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Wix is a classic all-in-one platform for basic to intermediate level websites. So it falls right in the middle of being a little more complex than the simplest platforms (because it offers more options) – and not quite as good as the more specialized or higher-level platforms.   For anything from single-page sites to classic 3-to-5…

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Website Platforms: Squarespace

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UPDATED September 2022 Squarespace is an all-in-one platform that’s a splendid choice for websites from standard to e-commerce and even dips very lightly into memberships and in-person sales. Moreover, the platform has made every effort for non-techy people to build attractive, well-designed sites that are easy to use. Who is it for? This platform is…

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Website Platforms: Thinkific

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An all-in-one platform for course creators, Thinkific helps you build and sell your courses, memberships, and digital products. The platform offers outstanding tools for online learning, from on-demand lessons and live cohorts to communities and quizzes. Who is it for? Thinkific is for people who are serious about selling their course, membership, coaching, or digital…

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Website Platforms: Showit

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Showit is a website page builder intended to build beautiful websites. It is also a gateway to WordPress, intended to keep you from dealing with hosting and most security issues. However, you don’t need to go through that gateway unless you want a blog, e-commerce, or other advanced features on your website. If all you…

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Website Platforms: Kajabi

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The Kajabi platform is built for someone who wants to build an empire by selling information via courses, communities, memberships, and other info products. Its purpose is to automate your pipeline for you. Kajabi helps you get leads into your pipeline via forms, stay in touch with them via emails, sell them small products, and…

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Hosted vs. Self-hosted Website Platforms

What is a hosted solution? A hosted solution is a website platform that includes website hosting as part of the fee. Hosting is where the files of your website live. Also known as website builders, some common examples are Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace. It’s convenient, but you may not have as much control. What is…

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