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I'm Danielle, female entrepreneur and website designer for small businesses. I'm located in Toronto and work with females worldwide! Welcome to the blog, stay a while.
Let me start by saying that Showit is my new true love. My mission as a website designer for small businesses is to provide a website that is easy to use with a unique design. When I hand off the website to you, I want to make sure you fully know how to edit anything on your website. Showit is everything I hoped for my clients and myself. Are you thinking of switching to Showit from another software like WordPress, Squarespace, Wix, and so on? Read on if you would like to know more about why I recommend it for all service-based businesses.
If you’ve been following me since the beginning of my entrepreneurial journey, you might remember me as Squarespace Circle Member. I only worked on Squarespace and refused to work with other software for my clients due to the ease of use and great e-commerce features. I started noticing these stunning websites on Pinterest, and this is how I came across Showit. Being hesitant in trying it at first as I was an avid Squarespace user, I decided to try the free trial to see what the hype was all about.
Creating a new website wasn’t even in my mind, until I couldn’t stop creating! I was mind blown by the endless design capabilities and creative freedom they have to offer, and I ended up moving over my domain to them. It allows me to be creative without being so stressed about adding plugins or added features. I was still able to have a drag-and-drop type of builder, but paired with WordPress Engine. WordPress is the most powerful system in the world and known for giving you great SEO.
Most of my past clients are past WordPress users that found their design-builders very frustrating to manage. However, they didn’t want to switch because of SEO. Now, I was able to find them a solution that works in all of our favors! I instantly knew that my clients would love Showit as much as I do, and I now only offer this platform for my website design services.
Here are the top reasons why I love Showit:
Showit is like no other website builder you’ll ever use. It can’t compete, and I can attest to this. It’s a blank white canvas where you can start from scratch and get your creative blood flowing! With Showit, you can let your imagination do the work, and it’s just so easy to do once you get used to it. Want to add a custom font? Or maybe you want to combine two different fonts on the same line? This drag-and-drop-builder will allow you to do anything your heart desires and gives you complete freedom to break through the typical cookie-cutter sites you see nowadays. There’s no need to choose the right template based on the type of look you want because there are no limits.
If you’re having issues making any changes to your current website, you need to switch over. No business owner should feel so limited that they can’t edit their website! You should be able to change pricing or images when you’d like or change the color scheme if you feel like it.
As I mentioned, I used to only work with Squarespace. However, I felt like I was ripping my hair out half of the time trying to provide clients features they were wanting, which was not doable unless I spent hours writing code. Coding is not fun for me because I prefer the creative aspect of my projects. My brand represents creativity (hence my business name!) and I felt somewhat limited to what I could do. Don’t get me wrong, you can get unique with SS as well, but it just requires so much extra time for no reason.
I wanted more control over the design details on my client’s and my site that I couldn’t do with Squarespace. I feel like my clients would have a tough time trying to change their website in the future if it was something I had done through code, such as a custom font or a thicker line.
With Showit, my last few clients have been so pleased with how easy it is to make updates. It’s effortless for them to change photos or copy from what has already been designed, without having to contact a designer or You’re able to customize every little detail.
Girl, let me tell you a secret. I had launched my own Showit website last month and couldn’t believe my eyes. My visitor traffic had doubled in this time, my bounce rate decreased, and my search engine ranking has skyrocketed. I’ve never been so happy to take a look at my Google Analytics & Search Console page!
The amount of time that people spend on your websites is crucial for good SEO. It’s so easy to turn a simple cookie-cutter website into something fun and unique with Showit. It keeps your people engaged and eager to scroll through your whole site! Visitors use to spend only a minute or so on my website because it did not have an enjoyable aspect to it. Now, people are spending time looking at every detail of my site, and it makes me so happy to see.
You can easily add meta description, alt text for images, and meta keywords for each page. Since Showit blogging is through WordPress, you have a great Yoast SEO plugin to help you understand the issues in your post and how to fix them.
Here is the difference in organic searches I have seen since switching to Showit. It’s crazy! The first image is data from May-October with my Squarespace Website. The second image is date from the last three months using Showit. This is amazing evidence of how Showit SEO is unbeatable compared to Squarespace and Wix. 1.28K to 40.6k impressions just from the simple switch of softwares. Mindblown!
Having a mobile-friendly website is very important. With Showit, you can create a whole different experience through a phone. The custom mobile design was a major key point on why I had switched over.
In 2019, 52.6% of website traffic was through a mobile device, and it keeps growing every year. If you don’t have a responsive design, it can negatively affect your search engine rankings.
You always want to make sure your mobile design looks just as good as your desktop one! This website builder allows you to design both versions side-by-side, and you have the choice to make them cohesive or stand apart from one another. Want exclusive content only shown on mobile or vice versa? Want to hide some aspects for mobile, but keep it for desktops? No problem!
Website platforms I have used do allow mobile-friendly versions, but nothing compares to the flexibility you get with Showit.
Have a question? The team at Showit will answer your questions right away, or within 24 hours. Is it an emergency? They have an emergency section on their website just for this! They are genuine and so helpful if you’re having any issues with your website. Most of the time, companies always provide the same general responses to inquiries; however, Showit cares about every single subscriber. They offer one-on-one chat support!
When you run sites on WordPress, you usually need to pay a developer or expert to update your website and make changes regularly. It isn’t cheap, unfortunately! One client of mine had spent over $10K on a developer. No small business can afford things like this when you can use a website builder that offers support with their membership. The price you pay for your Showit membership is not only for your plan! It is for customer support whenever you need it.
The great thing about Showit is that help is always there for you. They can also go to the backend of your website to fix any issues you may be having. They don’t make you feel like just another customer nagging for help, but rather a badass entrepreneur, and I love that. Because of this, I feel confident when handing off websites to my clients, as I know they’ll be well taken care of.
I hope I convinced you enough to try out Showit! I promise you won’t regret it. You can learn all about Showit right here. If you are ready to build your dream website on this platform, you can view more details about custom design right here! I’m excited to hear about the vision of your new website and how I can make it happen.
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