Best (and Most Over-Looked) Website Builder for Photographers


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I'm all about making your life better using my own experience to give you a jump start.

When you're starting your new business, you need a website.

This can be scary for first-time users.

I have good news for you. Wix is a really easy platform, has great advantages, and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.

This post is going to be all about how Wix can help you quickly and easily start your website. For a lot of people, this can be done in a single weekend!

1. It's Affordable

If you pay on a month-to-month basis, which is the more expensive option, Wix only costs $25 per month. If you pay annually, however, that price drops down to $18 per month.

When you're at this tier, you don't have to worry about having the Wix branding on your site.

It gets better. Wix frequently offers 50% off sales - so keep your eyes peeled.

When you get the annual plan, you also get a free domain name and SEO booster apps.


2. Beautiful and Highly Customizable Design

Gone are the days of the ugly Wix designs.

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My very first website in 2014 made via Wix.com by myself, with a free theme and no development help.

Eww.

But today, the templates are more customize, more professional, and more attractive.

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My currently photography website. Also created via Wix and by myself, no theme and no development help.

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My currently coaching website. Also created via Wix and with a purchased theme but no development help.


Stunning right?


3. Easy to Start and Change

You don't have to sweat it too much when you create your new Wix website. If you want to change it later, it's super easy. For me, that takes a lot of the stress out of getting it perfect on the first try.

And, it's so easy to get it going.

There are tons of free templates.



Those aren't working for you? Don't worry! There are paid ones, as well.

The advantage of paid templates is that not as many people are using them.

The drag and drop design means you can get up and running FAST. The friendly user interface means less pulling out your hair as you get everything to look the way you want it.

You can add and remove images from your portfolio easily without needing to go back to your developer.

The best part is that you really don't need to have a ton of experience to make something that's absolutely gorgeous.

4. All-in-One System

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There's a lot that goes into marketing your business online. It's not just the website.

With Wix, a lot of these things come as part of the package.

Here's what you get:

  1. Website.

  2. Scheduler for bookings.

  3. Payment system.

  4. Blog. Super handy for demonstrating your authority, showing off your work, and boosting your SEO ranking.

  5. Email service provider. Helps you start using email marketing in your business.

  6. Analytics. Get even more power and insight into how your website is performing for you.

Note: the scheduler and payment system requires a higher tier plan, but I don't recommend booking your clients directly do your website anyways... more about that in a later post.

That's a lot of perks all in one service.


5. SEO Friendly


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SEO is a great way to bring people to your site - for free.

I've heard people say you can't rank with Wix, but that's a myth.



It simply isn't true.

Personally, I'm not an SEO genius. I haven't blogged on Wix since 2020.

But at the beginning of September, I completed the recommendations they gave me. Guess what? I'm already seeing results.


6. Less Stress


I find Wix to be way less stressful than WordPress.

WordPress can have a steep learning curve. You don't have that with Wix. You can pick it up much faster and you don't have to spend as much time learning something new.

Like I said earlier, you can get a Wix site up in as little as one weekend - depending on your tech savviness.

At the end of the day, it's all about what makes the most sense for you and your needs.

If you were struggling to figure out the best platform to use...



If you have stressed with Wordpress, Squarespace, or any other platform...



Give Wix a try!