It can be a tricky thing to digest all the information out there when it comes to building your website and choosing the right platform for you. Should you go with Wix, Squarespace, Showit or dive deep into the world of WordPress? Should you hire a designer, buy a template to DIY or try and build it all out on your own? I can understand why it might feel overwhelming and confusing when it comes to making the right decision, so that’s exactly why I’ll be addressing the top five reasons why you should go with Showit.
Alright, here’s the deal: Showit is the shit. #Nuffsaid.
I’m kidding, but totally not. If you haven’t yet heard of Showit before, let me introduce you to your new best friend. She’s really easy-going, will let you dress her however you please and will always be a cheap date! 😉 In other words, this platform is completely drag-and-drop on the front end, fully responsive on mobile and competes heavily with its back-end SEO capabilities because of their integrations with WordPress and Yoast.
It’s basically a total win-win.
Although I’m a raving fan of Showit and have my entire Website Template Shop built on Showit, I’d also love to show you your alternative options compared so after reading these five reasons, you can make the best choice for you and your unique business.
Showit is completely drag-and-drop, so if you want an image on the left-hand side with text randomly overlaying it – you got it. You simply have to add in an element, use your mouse to drop where you want it, change the colors if necessary and your done-zo. It’s really that easy. Whereas, Squarespace, Wix, and WordPress are limited to editing within sections and yes, claim to be drag and drop but are not fully customizable to the extent Showit is. Want to know the best part? My grandma used a Template from Bold x Boho and set up her very own Yoga Website with no problem what so ever.
No one has Showit beat on this element, which is why I am there number one fan. Here are some fun facts to get you thinking about your current situation which may leave you reflecting a bit on how amazingly beautiful AND responsive your current mobile website is.
According to Techjury,
Sooooo, let me ask you: Is your mobile design bangin!? If not, you could be missing out on sales, big-time.
Two years ago, I was working with clients on their websites in WordPress, and I kept hearing the same things time and time again.
” I can’t figure out how to edit this.”
” Do I have to pay you to be on a retainer if I have things to change in my business?”
” I just don’t get this… why does it have to be so frustrating?”
My team and I were fed up with hearing how frustrated my clients were. I had to find something that would relieve the pressure, save them time, save them energy AND ultimately save them money! So, I began my research and of course, the first few platforms that popped up were Squarespace, Wix & Weebly. I signed up for free trials, messed around a bit and still felt like there was a missing piece. None of those platforms were the winning solution for my clients to feel empowered and confident when it came to their website.
As soon as I was introduced to Showit, I was close to ignoring the signs and saying, “Uhhh no, this is way too good to be true!” How can a platform be so user-friendly, intuitive, affordable, responsive and capable?! I didn’t get it but immediately felt like I may have hit the jackpot.
And now, my clients could not be happier.
SEO (or Search Engine Optimization). It used to be this icky-bleh thing that as soon as someone would say, “Oh, how’s your SEO?” you’d get ready to run… Am I right? Well, one of the best things about Showit is how easy it is to add SEO to your entire website, individual pages and images! You can add your page title, keywords, metadata description and ALT text for your images all within each page, plus the capabilities Showit has with their integration with WordPress is phenomenal.
Out of all five of the reasons why you should go with Showit, this is honestly one of the most important ones.
A Showit subscription ranges from $19-$29 and will all depend on whether or not you’ll be hosting a blog on your website. Luckily, you’ll never need to be in two places because Showit integrates flawlessly with WordPress for blogging so everything will be under one roof for either the middle or top plan. Included in all their plans, you receive lifetime customer service and you may be surprised how handy this comes into play considering the entire Showit staff are extremely friendly, responsive and will always guide you in the right direction no matter what the issue is.
All in all, if you’re a service-based entrepreneur (whether you’re a total pro or are just starting out on your journey), it is a must you check out Showit.
If you’re ready to take the leap, whether you’re coming from Squarespace, Wix, WordPress or haven’t even started yet – I’d love to personally invite you to take a look at the Bold x Boho Shop for completely customizable, easy-to-use and affordable Website Templates that will leave your dream clients in absolute awe – and running for their credit card.