There are several builders to choose from if you plan on going DIY with your author website. But having so many choices could cause a lot of frustration.
How do you know which one is right for you?
There are many factors at play when you are looking at easy-to-use website builders.
Wait, popularity? Why?
If you are choosing a builder that doesn’t compete with the big guys, you may end up without a website. After putting so much time and work into it, you’ll want to choose a company that isn’t going anywhere.
Here are some top choices for websites builders that won’t leave you scratching your head:
You can start with the free plan, but of course will get more features when you upgrade to one of their premium plans. There are 100s of templates to begin with, and they make it easy for you to replace their content with your own.
Like Wix, Squarespace is filled with ready-made templates, and around the same prices when it comes to their plans. The drag-and-drop feature is said to be above that of Wix.
3. Constant Contact
Constant Contact is an email marketing company with an unexpected website building feature that is rising in popularity. As with the others, there is a free plan. Plus, you can add the email marketing feature.
WordPress has come a long way since launching as a blogging platform. There are many themes and extensions (plugins) to create a great looking author website. Plans can run less than Wix or more than Squarespace depending on the themes and plugins you choose.
This last option is a bit different from the first four. This article does not cover how to use this option, but there will soon be a course in The Academy for creating a custom author website with WordPress.org. This option requires a hosting company, domain, and installation.
As busy writers, you definitely don’t want to waste time worrying about the tech side of things. So, an easy-to-use website builder is the way to go for DIY.
If you’re not a DIYer and are looking for someone to help, my design company The Glass Desk Creative Co. will be offering discounts to premium members later this year.
Do you use a trendy Website Builder not mentioned in this post?