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Do you think using WIX.COM for starters could be a better idea for non-technical founders?

Otieno Vallency Felix Founder & CEO @founder360mag

Last updated on June 15th, 2017

I am creating a digital magazine for entrepreneurs. As I am creating content, the first stage is having the website where there will be other content and also where visitors are going to be downloading the digital mag from. The problem is I am not much technical to full create a website through coding and however much I have some HTML/CSS knowledge, I don't have the time to start leaning more programming in order to do this since I am soaked up in the content creation. I can't afford a developer right now. Do you think using WIX.COM for starters could be a better idea?

Adam Roberts Founder & Ex-consultant

Last updated on May 31st, 2017

I'm not a real developer by any means, but I've put together a few websites for different businesses. I may be misinterpreting your question, but what's the alternative you are considering to WIX?


I've worked with WIX and it's a fine tool. In terms of simple but customizable websites it's pretty strong. That being said, have you looked at wordpress? That might offer an even simpler solution for you.


Regardless of your solution, there will eventually be SOME level of technical involvement required I imagine, be it by you or a developer, but if you just want to throw up a site and then link to a pdf people can download, WIX should be fine.

Sammy Joseph CEO VoomNow.ng | Web Developer | Tech Enthusiasts. I Share Helpful Tips on GreenMealAcademy.

June 1st, 2017

Wix won't be able to deliver exactly what you need. if it's for "entrepreneurs" then you need something better. You can send me a direct message to talk more about it. Cheers!

Ikbol Kobulov I run a Software Development Company

June 1st, 2017

To answer you question: Wix.com is a great tool if what you are trying to build is a website with a few pages and "download the mag" functionalities. For that and other common features, you won't go wrong with Wix.


You can't afford a developer - I don't think you can put it like that IF you don't know how much it costs.

For example, for a very few hundred bucks, you can get a developer build you a nice magazine website using wordpress and a custom professional/responsive template.


I would go with option number 2 (wordpress with ready-made template) and if you do so as well, let me know. I will find you that person.

Fardosa Aden Cofounder and CEO of Fenjae Designs

June 17th, 2017

I have used websites like wix.com a lot, but I've also tried Weebly and Wordpress. Wix.com and Weebly.com are good for starters, with a drag and drop design. Wordpress is slightly more difficult and takes a while to work. I'd say to go with weebly.com since its easy to use, you don't have to code anything, and its a lot faster than wix websites.

Moazam Ali Founder of AppsGene, Entrepreneur, Consultant,

June 17th, 2017

Wix.com is no doubt a good option but there are some other good options also that you can consider like:

weebly.com

wordpress.com

webs.com

Manish Balakrishnan

June 17th, 2017

Considering the shackles it places on you I would not go the WIX or Squarespace or any of those company route. I would start from scratch and create a website. It's only slightly difficult than WIX but it solves a lot of the hassles at a future date. Hit me up invade you want to chat more.

Daniel Curran

June 17th, 2017

if it is enough for just the mvp to gain traction

Rahul Batra Web designer

June 1st, 2017

Wix won't be able to deliver the best you can have by a custom designed website. I will suggest you to invest some amount make a custom website in order to achieve your goals. WordPress would be good for you.

Bree Brouwer Epic content marketing and copy to level up your business

June 5th, 2017

Don't do Wix, if you want to be respected. Free versions of Wix sites are notorious for slapping their own branding everywhere, and charging an unnecessary high fee to not only remove that branding, but add more pages, more content, more images, etc. If you absolutely must use a hosting platform, instead of paying for your own hosting and paying someone else to design the site (or paying for at least a one-click install theme), I'd suggest just putting everything on Medium, as it has the potential to reach a wider audience on there.

Anonymous

June 16th, 2017

may be yes! Because real working experience is best experience to learn about any matter!