The five best ways to build a business website

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Regardless of what service you’re selling, having a good website is integral to ensuring the ongoing success of your business but for many professionals it can be hard to know where to start. Here, online entrepreneur Peter Zaborszky discusses the five best ways to build a website.

“It’s a lot more straightforward to build a good website than it once was,” says Zaborszky. “If you are reasonably confident with technology and have a little time on your hands, there’s not really any need to involve a web designer.”

For complete beginners, Zaborszky suggests Weebly or Wix.

“Really there is little to choose between the two platforms,” he admits.  “Both guide you by the hand through the process of creating a new site, and both include simple hosting.”


“Despite this apparent simplicity, it’s possible to create surprisingly modern and attractive sites using Weebly,” says Zaborszky.  “It’s easy to add modern features like social networking integration, and most of the Weebly templates are mobile-friendly too.”


“Weebly’s templates are perhaps a little more attractive, but Wix is a little easier to use,” reveals Zaborszky. He recommends both without hesitation.


Popular the world over, WordPress is powerful yet easy to use. Not only that, but it can cost as little as $100 to achieve a professional finish.
“It’s never intimidating to use, yet it’s possible to turn out world class results,” agrees Zaborszky.


Joomla! Has a much steeper learning curve, warns Zaborszky. “This doesn’t mean Joomla is particularly complicated to use, but it will definitely take you a little longer to become fully comfortable with it.”


The most advanced of the bunch, Drupal is the choice for tech enthusiasts with some degree of know-how. “It’s an extremely powerful CMS, and one that’s been chosen to run websites for numerous blue-chip companies,” says Zaborszky.
  • @kiltedbroker on 2014-12-22 2:25:28 PM

    Having recently moved out of brokering full time and into running a company that provides websites and content marketing services exclusively to mortgage professionals in Canada, it is good to people talking about establishing an online presence.

    I would say Wordpress is where it's at. Period. Hands Down. There are just so many options, you can make the site you want and keep it updated pretty easily.

    Wix and Weebly are okay for personal sites, but I don't believe they would do well as a professional website, although they are way better than they once were.

    Joomla IMHO is not as good as Wordpress so why not just use Wordpress?

    And I have no experience with Drupal. However Expression Engine is another robust option, but certainly not something a beginner would set up on their own.

    I remember purchasing my first Wordpress site and paying over $5000 to get a site that I wasn't completely happy with, but ran out of marketing spend. Times have certainly changed. I am now building fully responsive websites for under $1000. So I agree with
    Peter Zaborszky when he says website building is a lot more straightforward than it once was.

    Don't worry about how people find you online, you should be concerned with what they find when they find you!

    KiltedMedia [dot] ca | @kiltedbroker << on the twitter.

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