Creating Multilingual Websites with a Website Builder (continued)
In the previous article, I discussed the benefits of website builders for small business owners and artists. Using one of the five web builders I highlight in these two articles, you can create a professional website without suffering the financial burden of hiring a real professional. Before, we looked at three different platforms I recommend for their flexibility, easy to use designs, number of templates, and low cost. If you were not sold on the first three, I will review two more platforms here which may be the perfect fit for your business.
Shopify is a renowned platform created specifically as a space for online businesses like yours to sell products and services. By subscribing to Shopify, you will be joining over half a million other businesses and connecting with over one million users. Shopify has an impressive record of success stories with over 40 billion dollars of products sold, proving this platform can help take your business to the next level.
There is a lot of work that goes into maintaining a website, but Shopify wants to make your life easier. Managing software, installing updates, backing up your data — all of these tasks can bog you down and keep you from focusing on the important details of your business. Shopify will handle this for you so you can spend more time on what matters.
Shopify Payments is an amazing internal payment feature that allows you to avoid the messiness and expenses that can come with third-party providers. This feature will make the payment process easy for you and your customers. Shopify also gives you the option to use external providers if you desire. Again, Shopify was created with e-commerce in mind so it comes with many handy features like an inventory management system, up-to-date statistics, and marketing tools and tips. Like the previous three web builders, Shopify has user friendly templates which are perfect playgrounds for users of all different skill levels.
You can subscribe to the Shopify Lite plan for $9.00 a month or spring for the comprehensive Basic Shopify for $29.00 per month.
Check out www.shopify.com to find out which plan is right for you.
Duda is a fantastic web builder that may quickly become your first choice for platforms. Right off the bat, it’s easy to see that Duda is not like its competitors. Duda has a great mobile feature that automatically creates a quality mobile version of your site. Duda also prides itself on its speed and simplicity, claiming that you can create the perfect website for your business in under an hour. While these aspects set Duda apart from the other web builders, the cherry on top is Duda’s multilingual feature. The platform will duplicate your site for as many languages as you desire. This feature is crucial for businesses that wish to enter the global market. Duda offers a free Google Translate option, but it may be worthwhile to hire a professional translator to ensure quality translations.
Finally, I will note that Duda is optimized for Google PageSpeed which is an impressive accomplishment. Sites like Duda, which are created with Google’s PageSpeed Insights in mind, are rewarded by Google for such things as fast loading times and mobile optimization. It all boils down to traffic, so the smoother and quicker your site works, the more successful it will be.
Duda is one of the best full-packaged web builders out there and the price of the platform will reflect that. For $299 you can buy a lifetime subscription, but If you are not ready to make that kind of investment, you have the basic subscription option for $14.25 a month. Before you spend any money though, I recommend taking advantage of the free trial to see if Duda is right for you and your business.
Learn more about Duda and its services at www.duda.co.