Wix Website Builder – Is it worth the hype?

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Wix website builderProduct name: Wix Website Builder

Website: www.wix.com

Cost: FREE version available. Upgraded versions available from $10.95 per month

Overall score: 8 / 10

 

Introduction

Wix is a very popular website builder these day, and with good reasons. You have a wide range of templates to choose from and it seems easy enough to get started. The website builder has some great features to build a functional website; Drag and drop editor; ability to add video and images; shopping carts and payment features; built in website analytics; and Apps. There are some limitations to Wix compared to the likes of WordPress, and I’ll run you through the pros and cons as perceived by myself.

 

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Free version available
  • 357 great and professional looking templates to choose from.
  • Comprehensive support
  • Useful features

 

Cons

  • The website editor is not as easy to use as first thought, and is quite limited.
  • The free website has Wix ads all over it! This is distracting as it draws attention away from the actual content on your site. I have worked with other free website platforms that doesn’t have any ads.

Wix templates

 

Who is it for?

Wix is great for small businesses, but also for the individual looking to create a blog to possibly make money from. It’s not the easiest sites to navigate, however, you do have technical support if you get stuck and so I wouldn’t let that discourage me.

 

Support

I am quite impressed with the support available at wix.com, compared to a few other website platforms I have looking in to. They have a Question and Answer section, and you can also ‘post topics’ if you can’t find what you’re looking for. Wix has a dedicated technical support team, which is great.  There is nothing worse than getting stuck with a problem, and nowhere to turn to. Kudos to Wix for making themselves available.

Wix Support Centre

 

Price

The price varies as you have a few different plans to choose from. As mentioned, you can choose the FREE website if you are comfortable with having Wix advertising on your site. The free version also has some limitations, but definitely a great option in order to trial the product without handing out any credit card details.

Other packages include VIP, ecommerce, Unlimited, Combo, and Connect Domain.

Wix pricing

If you only plan to ever have one website, then these are affordable prices. However, should you want to create multiple website for different niches etc – then please bear in mind that the above prices are PER DOMAIN.

There are options out there where you can host unlimited sites in one place on a single plan – if interested, feel free to check read my review on Wealthy Affiliate.

 

Summary

I have no problems recommending Wix Website Builder.

Are there better website builders out there? Yes I believe so. But Wix has created a great (and legit!) product that looks nice and is available at an affordable price – free even!

 

Create Wix websiteAs always, if you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to drop me a comment below. And finally, just a friendly reminder to sign up to our newsletter to keep on top of any new blog posts in this world of earning a living working from anywhere.

Have a brilliant day!

Cheers,
Karina

 

8 Thoughts on “Wix Website Builder – Is it worth the hype?

  1. I was really curious about this site because I see it all over the place. I didn’t know that they leave their ad on the free website and having a site about dogs with WIX ads all over it won’t look so nice. Is there a better service out there?

    • Hi John,

      Thanks for reading and commenting, I really appreciate it.
      and to answer your question: Yes, I believe the free websites (multiple) you get at Wealthy Affiliate are far better. They are WordPress sites, and are really easy to use and customize. And best of all, Wealthy Affiliate will guide you through the process of setting up your site step by step.

      Have a brilliant day!

      Cheers
      Karina

  2. Hello, Karina

    I’ve seen and heard all about Wix on the internet and it doesn’t really seem that appealing to me, especially when there’s advertising on it that draws people away from our content as you said.

    But I think Wix may still benefit people out there who are looking to create their own websites.

    However, I have a Free website with “no advertising” on it and I built it very quickly and easily, courtesy of Wealthy Affiliate ;)

    Great review of Wix by the way…

    Neil

    • Hi Neil,

      Thanks for that feedback – I do really appreciate it.
      Are there any specific areas/functionalities that don’t appeal to you? Just curious to know if it’s the ads again ;-)

      Have a lovely day!

      cheers
      Karina

  3. I have attempted Wix with the free version and the first thing that repelled me was all the advertisement. I found it really distracting so I hopped over to WordPress instead. I definitely have more pleasant experience using WordPress, especially when there are so many training at Wealthy Affiliate that uses it as examples in their tutorials. Fantastic!

    • Hi Cathy,

      Thanks for the feedback – it seems to be the general consensus that the ads on the free site is annoying.
      This very site is a WordPress site, and I still do prefer this to Wix

      Thanks again, and have a lovely day!

      cheers
      Karina

  4. Great review Karina!

    I don’t like the idea of the free option with all the adds appearing but the V.I.P option sounds okay.

    The only problem is that is per domain and I need a reasonably priced option for several domains!

    john

    • Thanks John,
      And I totally hear you in regards to the ads – Wealthy Affiliate offer FREE websites without any advertising, so would personally opt for that option.
      I do believe the other options are really good though, pending you are only working on 1 or very few sites.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment :)

      cheers
      Karina

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