By now you've seen someone post, something like this, in your favorite peer to peer Facebook group:
"Hi, I want to build my own website. What did you use to build your website?"
Usually the replies go like this:
All over the place, right? And you'll often notice that people LOVED whatever platform they used. But which is the best?
I can tell you, ALL of these platforms create BEAUTIFUL website (when used correctly).
ALL of these platforms also come at an affordable price. (Weebly and Wix could be completely free but then you are stuck with their name in your URL and on your website; please don't do that).
The real question you need to ask is "Which of these platforms is right for ME."
To figure out which platform is right for you here's what you need to do (note: this is exactly what I did when I needed a new website a few years ago):
AFTER you do this 4 hour testing period, ask yourself:
For me, Weebly (affiliate link) was the CLEAR winner.
The website you are on right now is a Weebly website. I actually love Weebly so much, that I now teach others how to build Weebly websites. You can learn more about my next class here.
As always, if you have questions, just comment on this blog. I'll get back to you :)
I have already written about why you MUST be blogging! Now you are asking me, "What can I write about!?".
Here are some QUICK TRICKS to coming up with blog topics.
I guarantee that it will take you less than 5 minutes to apply tactic 1, 2, and 3. I am also pretty sure that the Facebook community will provide you with way more than 25 topics.
Tactic 4 is a little more complicated so only resort to it if 1-3 come up short.
PRO TIP: When posting to Facebook, consider the best time to post. I personally avoid posting on the weekends and on holidays. If many of your clients are parents, avoid school drop of and pick up times and instead post around 9am and after kids' bedtimes.
Laura Occhipinti is on a mission to help birth workers and holistic professionals grow their businesses.