Are Website Builders Like Wix & Squarespace Worth It?

Written by Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson is a Web Designer, Creator, Marketing Agency Leader, SEO expert & public speaker. He founded Wicked Modern Websites in 2007 and has been helping businesses grow ever since!

Are website builders worth it?

You might be surprised to hear that I say no.

In my experience, website builders like Wix, Squarespace and Weebly are simply not worth the time or money. While they may be easy to use, they produce subpar websites that look amateurish and lack the features and customizability of a truly professional website.

Website builders have a lot of disadvantages that most people don’t realize until they’ve already built their website. For starters, you’re limited to the templates and features that the website builder offers.

This means that your website will look and feel like every other website built with that same platform. If you want to stand out, you’re going to have a hard time.

Secondly, website builders are not built for SEO. Sure, you can add some keywords and descriptions but you’re still going to be at a disadvantage compared to a website that was custom-built with SEO in mind.

Lastly, and this is the most important point, website builders are not flexible. Once you’ve built your website on one of these platforms, you’re pretty much stuck with it. If you want to make any major changes, you’re going to need to start from scratch – which defeats the purpose of using a website builder in the first place.

All in all, we don’t recommend using a website builder. If you want a truly unique and flexible website, it’s worth it to invest in a custom-built site.

Everyone business has different needs so each project is unique. The initial consultation will define which deliverables are most important to your success.

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Ayanna Ashley DoironAyanna Ashley Doiron
15:09 28 Oct 22
Andrew is passionate and very knowledgeable about SEO and web design. He partners with clients to increase their online presence and grow their businesses in a way that most small businesses aren’t able to do on their own. I would highly recommend Wicked Modern Websites!
East Coast ContentEast Coast Content
14:05 14 Oct 22
Andrew is truly a master at his craft, he has been a huge help in getting my google profile in line with their ( complicated ) verification process. The insight you gain just from a 30 minute conversation with him is priceless. I would recommend anyone who is serious about their businesses online reputation to reach out to Andrew and his team at Wicked Modern Websites.
Melissa GarlisiMelissa Garlisi
13:42 15 Sep 22
Wicked Modern's Andrew Peterson's enthusiasm fills every facet of the room every time he speaks! His ideas drive my own imagination , and help me look at the same-old-same-old with fresh eyes. Highly recommended!
anthony minissaleanthony minissale
22:34 14 Sep 22
Andrew was extremely helpful creating my company`s site. He was attention to detail from start to finish. Highly recommend his services. Thanks again!
Eric MattaEric Matta
15:33 25 Aug 22
We love the website that Andrew built us, very professional and modern looking. He designed something great and then took our personal requests to make it our own. We will be happy to work with him and Wicked Modern Websites in the future!
Sumit MadanSumit Madan
18:53 16 Aug 22
I have worked with Andrew, he is extremely knowledgeable and very helpful person to talk with. He gave us a bunch of useful suggestions to create a high performing website.

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