From time to time, we see posts on social media groups or get enquiries from prospective clients confused about which website system is better for a website – WordPress or Wix.
If you’re going to go to the trouble of making a website, the platform you choose to build your website on is an important consideration. You want to make sure you are spending time and money in the right direction and not spinning your wheels on something which is going nowhere.
This is a pretty easy decision from our side of the fence if it’s choosing out of Wix and WordPress.
Wix is a good cheap website platform solution to get some kind of online presence up and running, and your site will certainly look ok from a design perspective. But in terms of features, future growth potential and SEO, it’s limited.
I have made a few websites to help friends out on the Wix platform, just to see what it was capable of, so I can say I’m speaking from experience. Within around a 6 hour time frame, I did have functional and relatively good looking websites.
I also had a beautician friend who made her own website on Wix, but later got me to switch it from Wix to WordPress (see the finished result at www.revivalroom.com.au) as she got absolutely no enquiry via her Wix site (mind you there are lots of factors determining whether you get enquiries or not).
But the quick answer is, I would never recommend Wix to clients who are serious about getting results online.
WordPress wins hands down – it’s flexible and can grow with your business, yet still an affordable price point. Given 60% of the world’s websites use WordPress, its a good indication that it’s a good solution too. Safety in numbers as they say.
If you were interested in WordPress (which is the main system we build in, apart from Shopify for eCommerce sites) here are a couple of options to consider at two different price points:
Option 1 – Simple one page website – $1500+GST
Prices correct as of 18 March 2019
For startups and small businesses on a budget, we are pleased to offer a simple one page, multi-section website solution which are mobile responsive, have a social media integration and even an enquiry form and/or booking form included. These sites start at just $1500+GST with a 50% deposit required on commencement of the project and the final 50% required after the build day is complete. We can also arrange payment plans where needed.These are perfect for businesses such as hair salons, beauty salons, or other professional or personal services which just need something simple but effective.
They give you access to:
– an account manager for a x1 hour planning session- a debrief with a full list of what you need to collate and provide prior to the day – x1 experienced web developer for a full day (7.5 hours) – x1 hour training & handover session- implementation of Google Analytics + Google Webmaster Tools & submitting the site to search engines
Option 2 – Website in a day – $2500 + GST
Prices correct as of 18 March 2019
For small businesses on a budget needing a small but effective multi-page website or simply those wanting to revamp their website to be more modern and mobile responsive our ‘website in a day’ package is extremely popular and we have literally built 100s of websites in this manner.
This package gives you access to:
– an account manager for a x1 hour planning session- a debrief with a full list of what you need to collate and provide prior to the day – x2 experienced web developers for a full day (7.5 hours each so 15 hours of development time) – x1 hour training & handover session- implementation of Google Analytics + Google Webmaster Tools & submitting the site to search engines
Either way, working on Skype (or from our Sunshine Coast or Newcastle office where geography permits), you will be amazed at what can be achieved in such a short space of time.
You can see some more samples of our website on this page (scroll down towards the bottom and click on portfolio). Please note we often create sites to the client’s liking so if a design is not to your liking, we can certainly accommodate your own design needs.
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We’re always happy to have a chat about your website requirements, whatever they may be.