Why I Use Showit as a Web Designer: Best Small Business Website Builder

Showit website designer sitting with laptop

Mar 5

For entrepreneurs that need a stand-out presence, let me introduce you to the best small business website builder you can find. It’s a platform called Showit, and as a web designer, it has reinvented the entire web design game. No more coding, expensive developer costs or tricky website updates.

Need to swap out a photo? Easy! Hoping to update your pricing within minutes? Check. Want to update your entire color palette? Done. Ready for a refresh and need a talented designer to help? There are so many. Stuck on the tech? Check out their customer support!

What is Showit?

Showit is a drag-and-drop website builder, host and amazing customer support team all in one! They started as a website builder for photographers, but the company has grown into the go-to platform for industries that want an impeccable web design without the cost of a custom developer.

Showit website samples

I do work with a lot of amazing photographers, but I’ve also used Showit to design and build websites for a stationery designer, florist, dog groomer, and so many small businesses in diverse industries.

The SEO benefits of WordPress without custom code

Most SEO experts recommend WordPress for SEO. The best part about Showit is that you get all of the WordPress benefits, without having to code a thing! The design of your website is set up in Showit’s easy-to-use platform. But if you want to boost your rankings, Showit integrates with WordPress for blogging!

WordPress is one of the most powerful blogging platforms out there and I love that my clients get to use all the amazing features it has to offer for their Showit websites. Click here to learn more about blogging on Showit.

Complete control over the look

If you want an image at the top with text there and a call to action below, you can make that happen with no coding at all. You just add a text box, an image and a button. It’s that easy! They also have templates if design isn’t your forte.

As a custom designer for the platform, I start every custom project with a completely blank white page and build up from there. It’s almost like designing a website in Illustrator or Canva, honestly. This allows me to build websites that are unique to each client.

The platform is easy to learn!

Of course, there’s always a learning curve with any new program but it’s much easier than learning other website platforms I’ve used. I teach my clients how to use the builder if they aren’t already familiar with it, and after an hour or two of training, they are confident about updating their website without me.

Amazing customer service

Showit has a wonderful support team that helps with ALL aspects of editing, launching, etc. And they have some pretty awesome help documents filled with everything you need to know to update your website too. All these resources helped me to master the platform as a designer pretty quickly.

Supportive community

Also, there’s an amazing and supportive community of Showit website designers and users out there. If you need help, want ideas or just want to get some feedback, you can find a whole community of small business owners here.

Is it time for you to try out Showit?! They have a free 14-day trial. Go check them out.

 

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