As an entrepreneur and teacher with a passion for DIY, I try to make sure my clients know about free online platforms that can help them cut their marketing budgets. Having access to your website is KEY so you can change and update content for Social Media marketing. Weebly is the ONLY platform I have found so far with all the pieces you need to effectively market your business in a digital mobile age.
1) Weebly is FREE
Saving you money and cutting your marketing budget. Yes the newer version has a more prominent ad for Weebly in the footer, but so far you can still build a great website that works for free if you forward your purchased domain to your free Weebly domain.
2) Blog on Website
Weebly has an embedded blog function for pages, meaning you blog on your own website and not an external blogging site. Adding new content and fresh words to your own site helps you with SEO and organic search to your website.
3) Easy enough
This website builder is definitely by far the easiest of them all! Normal people of average intelligence with limited skills can build a website with Weebly! You can even build a site on your phone! No other builder can do this at this time.
4) No Hosting
Detailed sites can be built without hosting, using social hosting by adding images via URL's and embedding posts or movies from social media sites. This can drastically cut your hosting budget, help your site to load faster, and give you an interactive site.
5) Professional looking
Other builders might look prettier but this is where pretty and functional are not the same. Weebly has responsive design meaning your website look and feel changes depending on the device you use (mobile, tablet, desktop). You can change between templates at any time, change fonts, colors etc. Advanced users can make changes to the CSS Html's 5 parts. They have a wide variety of elements as well as designs. The html is also easily adjusted to help you 'fit' it into a template or make it your own.
6) 'Good' Limits
From a design perspective, Weebly limits you in a good way. Under Design elements you have to choose ONE header typeface with ONE body-copy typeface, making sure those of us who do not understand branding or elements of design can't make too many changes. There is nothing worse than a website with 10 typefaces and colors to match! Way too spammy.
7) Mobile App
Weebly and Wordpress are the only two website builders I know of with mobile apps where you can blog straight from your phone. Weebly also gives you the ability to make changes to your website or build a WHOLE website straight from your phone. Revolutionary!
And there you have it. I have been using Weebly for 6 years now and I swear by it! If you need help creating a website, I am flexible. I can work with clients, teaching them how to DIY doing only minimal HTML parts. I can do parts, while you do parts as homework, or I can do it all! So depending on your budget, I can help you build a website that works! Contact me to schedule a phone meeting to get going.