The cost of web design software can often be more than a small business owner or entrepreneur has budgeted for their website.
Fortunately, there are many free and low-cost options available to help you get started on your journey to a beautiful site.
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Low Cost Web Design Software
It doesn’t matter who your customers are or what you are selling, a website has become today’s standard calling card. But unless you’re a seasoned web professional, the idea of building your own site can be overwhelming.
Luckily, you don’t need a big marketing budget or HTML know-how to get a great business website up and running. Listed below are ten free or low-cost options that are easy to use for small business owners.
Wix allows you to create a site quickly by dragging pictures and features over and adding your own text. This program allows you to skip learning HTML or other coding languages. While the basic versions are free, if you want your own domain, such as www.YourBusiness.com, you will need to purchase a paid membership.
Plans are priced at various levels, and options include domain names, file storage, premium applications, hosting and support. https://79a3c6e06def1bb0d04dab785049d72c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.htmlhttps://79a3c6e06def1bb0d04dab785049d72c.safeframe.googlesyndication.com/safeframe/1-0-38/html/container.html
Yola is a simple program that can be ideal for small business websites. The basic version is free and allows you to build a functional site to promote your business. Add-ons can include a PayPal shopping cart to set up an online shop, a custom domain name, premium templates, advanced editing capabilities and more.
With Weebly, you can build a high quality site with unlimited pages and host it for free. If you want to add options like a domain name, multimedia features or ecommerce options, you’ll need a higher end plan.
Webs was created by three brothers looking to help small businesses better their web presence. Starter sites are priced low, and if you need more you can look at their upper-packages. The pro plan includes a custom domain name, unlimited pages, a mobile site, and unlimited storage.
If you want someone else to handle webpage design, Web.com may be a good option for you. Design is free, but you will be charged for the ongoing maintenance and hosting of the site. There are also options available if you’d like to do it yourself or add on options like online shopping.
WebStarts is a robust tool with hundreds of template options for small business owners. Free and low-cost versions are available, but they do not include a custom domain name. Higher cost options offer storage, custom domain name, advertising credits, contact forms, and SEO tools.
Intuit Small Business Web Builder was rebranded as Homestead. This tool allows you to choose a template and customize it based on your specifications. They offer custom domains, branded emails, and comprehensive marketing services. The starter package is affordably priced, but it does not include a custom domain; the business pro package costs more, but it includes a custom domain, 10 GB of storage, royalty free stock images and other premium features.
Besides domain names, GoDaddy also offers web hosting and design services. A personal plan costs next to nothing per month for the first year and includes 50 design options, free domain with an annual plan, unlimited pages and 1 GB of storage. The business plus plan is priced low for the first year and includes all of the above and 50 GB of storage, business email, social media management, and a mobile site.
MoonFruit is a European company offering low-cost sites. Basic plans are 3 EUR a month, but only allow you to have five pages on your site. Higher end plans are 18.75 EUR and allow unlimited pages, 10 GB of storage and the ability to sell up to 1,000 products in your online store.
With its affordable price points, Doodlekit is specifically designed for small businesses and startups. You can design or edit your own template, create banners and logos
affordable website design packages
Our affordable website design packages provide a comprehensive array of business-driving features designed to convert site visitors into leads.
Benefits in our affordable website design packages therefore include the following:
- Provides an intuitive, drag-and-drop editor that above all is easy to use when adding and changing content.
- Every element can be customised on a per device basis, giving full control over the site.
- Over 50 font styles are available to be used throughout a site.
- Easily select from various navigation styles for tablet and mobile.
- Make sweeping or individual changes to the background of an entire website or row.
- Includes in addition a number of site widgets such as: Click to call, Maps, Vouchers and so much more in our affordable website design packages.
The Complete Package
All affordable website design packages include the following additional benefits and featuresNo Design Fee
With our affordable website design packages your site is designed from your brief by our designers with over 7 years of experience.
AI Website Intelligence
AI Set up. All sites use AI (artificial intelligence) to adapt to users unique situation, number of visits, time of day, location, seasonal and so much more.Logo & Brand Creation
Our designers will create a new logo and brand for your business if needed.Responsive Design
No matter what device your users are on, with our affordable website design package our sites will adapt at lightning fast speed to fill their screen perfectly.Drag & Drop Editor
If you ever want to update your site yourself, our drag and drop editor is market leading for ease of use and functionality.24 Hour Back Ups
Have the choice of backing up your site as regularly as every 24hrs.SEO Google Friendly
Our market leading affordable website design package are recognised by Google and other leading search engines as SEO friendly.Lightening Fast
Recently acknowledged by Google as amongst the fasted on the web, our sites use unique technology to ensure speed is achieved for the users.Free Image Library
Every site has a royalty free library built into the management system as well as an integrated link to the leading Shutter Stock image library.
Build in Analytics
Easy to understand, even for the non-tech, your website will have a built in dashboard detailing your traffics behaviour on your site.
Emails that show the comparisons from a weekly or monthly basis land in your inbox for quick and efficient push reporting.Account Manager
Our clients are assigned their own account manager, meaning you can talk to a real person on the phone, screen share or use our chat functionality.Support Centre
Access to a treasure trove of guides and videos to help manage the website.
Webshure Press ReleaseSecure Hosting
Amazon web hosting is considered the best platform no matter where you are in the world by many top web professionals.Unlimited Tech Support
Need help with your site, we’re here for you. Our tech support features at a strictly no jargon policy, we understand you need plain English and that’s what we deliver with our affordable website design package.
Quarterly calls. Book in time with an expert to help give you ideas and advice on how to generate more leads and conversion online to help you with digital marketing/social media/SEO.
Artificial Intelligence triggers are smart, personalised recipes that automatically change your website at predetermined and unique situations (for instance such as time, location, number of visits, etc.) to create a richer, more engaged and relevant visitor experience that drives greater conversion, approximately 19% more!
E-COMMERCE IN OUR AFFORDABLE WEBSITE DESIGN PACKAGES
Webshure e-commerce website’s have to many advantages to mention to name but a few:
- Add digital products to your shop.
- Facebook shop , sell through your online store.
- Instagram, sell through your online store.
- E-bay, sell through your online store.
- Google shopping, sell through your online store.
- Sell through your online store on Amazon
- Google ads
- facebook ads
- Automated e-mails
- Retargeting “ROI Hunter”
- E store Mobile App to control your store in the palm of your hand..
- SEO management
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