So we’re through looking through each of the top content management systems out there. Now it’s time to figure out which one works the best for your business’ new website.
And I have good news and bad news on that front. The bad news is that I can’t really give you an answer, or at least I can’t give you a personal answer based on this video.
But the good news is that there is no one real right answer for anyone. There is only what works best for you and your situation. So really take some time to think about each one, come up with the pros and cons and then make a decision that works the best for you.
So today, let’s take a look at a few different scenarios that might lead you to choose one over the others. Let’s get started!
Quick and cheap?
If you need a website quickly and you don’t really have the budget, say it’s less than $300, then yeah, it’s probably best that you go with Wix or Squarespace or something similar.
Like I said last time, they do have a place in this ecosystem, even if web developers like myself aren’t big fans of them. They’re a really good option if you just need the equivalent of an online brochure.
Plus, at this stage your website probably isn’t going to get large enough to where it’s a pain if you have to migrate it somewhere else later on.
But if you’re looking for a website that does a little bit more than that, then you should really move on from the Wix and Squarespace options.
If you’re wanting to use a real content management system and you’re thinking that your business is going to grow and you need your website to scale with that quickly and if you’re okay with something more technical, then Joomla or Drupal is something that you might want to look at. Those can scale up pretty easy with large ecommerce websites. And if you can find the right developer for the job, you should be very well set off.
Finally, if you want to use a content management system, but want something that might be a little bit user friendly, a little bit more used where you can find more tutorial videos, then WordPress is probably right for you. It’s got a little bit easier of a set up and it’s a little bit easier to customize for non-technical users. And it’s wide usage base means you don’t have to go far to get help either digitally or in person.
Think about the decision
In the end, make the decision that works the best for you, your business and your website. I can’t give you that from where I’m standing right here in this video.
So really think it through. Use the links in the descriptions of the videos to do research and then do more research on your own. And feel free to reach out to other businesses who you trust who have done something similar. And you can even reach out to web developers, like myself. Trust me, we don’t charge just for giving answers.
But really think it through and pick the one that works for you.
So there you go. That is content management systems in a nutshell. Again, I know this was a cursory overlook of all of the CMSs, but I hope this has inspired you to do research on your own. And I really hope you’re able to find one that works for you. Again, there is no one right answer for this question.
If you have any questions about this, please feel free to leave them down in comments below or you can reach out on social media. And I’ll do my best to answer all of the questions.
Next up, we’ll likely be talking about more website-related topics for small businesses, such as ecommerce, blogging, digital marketing and so on.
But, as always, I wish you and your business the best of luck.