When I first started my business, I thought my main website decision lay between building a WordPress or a Squarespace site.
I heard Showit websites mentioned on a podcast and, after a few hours (or many hours, to be exact) of online research, there was no going back.
I fell head over heels in love with this code-free, drag and drop platform with their beautiful (fully customizable) templates.
In this blog, I’m sharing with you the 5 main reasons why you’ll hear me raving about Showit websites and why I think it should be in the mix for anyone starting their online business journey.
1. No coding required
No code equals website heaven to me.
Having the ability to update my website, without having to touch a line of code or the need for developer support (or cost) is a game-changer and gives me so much creative freedom over my content.
With the drag and drop functionality, it’s super easy to add pages, change content on the fly and update images.
Win. Win. Win.
2. Complete mobile design customization
With a Showit website, you can completely customize your website’s mobile layout.
Sometimes desktop designs or features don’t work on smaller screens so it’s useful to be able to hide them or change them if needed.
This means that your Showit website will look flawless on any mobile device (and not like a funky, squeezed in version of your desktop website, which is what can happen on Squarespace websites).
3. Access to Showit’s Facebook User Group and Customer Support
The Showit website customer support team is incredibly responsive and there’s a pop-up chat feature if you need instant help.
There’s also a wealth of knowledge you can tap into in the Facebook Showit User Group.
This group is full of Showit designers and other business owners who are using the platform and are always willing to give support and answer questions.
4. Connects with WordPress for Blogs
If you want a blog on your website (which I highly recommend you do for major SEO brownie points!) then Showit integrates with WordPress.
So you’ll benefit from WordPress’s mighty SEO power and plug-ins, which will help your website get found online.
5. Beautiful, drag and drop templates
OK. So, I know other platforms (like Squarespace) have beautiful templates too but they are not fully customizable. You are limited to the design of the template.
But with Showit websites you can purchase a template but then completely change it up if you realize that it doesn’t work for your brand.
So you aren’t restricted to the template and have complete creative freedom. Bliss!
Your Questions Answered:
Where can you buy a Showit template?
I bought my Showit template from leading Showit designer Elizabeth McCravy.
Not only are her templates stunning, they also focus heavily on user experience and she also provides useful training videos to help get started.
Check out other Showit templates here:
Is Showit the right website choice for every business?
No. Because every business has very different requirements.
But, in my humble opinion, it’s definitely a hot contender and worthy of serious consideration.
It’s a great option for creatives, photographers, freelancers and personal brands.
How much does Showit cost?
Showit is a fully hosted platform and here are the pricing options.
You’ll have to take into account the initial cost of your Showit template too (although check out the link to the Showit Store above for some free template options).
If you have any questions about Showit websites or if you need some help deciding on a new website platform then feel free to contact me.