“It’s a lot more straightforward to build a good website than it once was,” says Zaborszky. “If you are reasonably confident with technology and have a little time on your hands, there’s not really any need to involve a web designer.”
For complete beginners, Zaborszky suggests Weebly or Wix.
“Really there is little to choose between the two platforms,” he admits. “Both guide you by the hand through the process of creating a new site, and both include simple hosting.”
“Despite this apparent simplicity, it’s possible to create surprisingly modern and attractive sites using Weebly,” says Zaborszky. “It’s easy to add modern features like social networking integration, and most of the Weebly templates are mobile-friendly too.”
“Weebly’s templates are perhaps a little more attractive, but Wix is a little easier to use,” Zaborszky says. He recommends both without hesitation.
Popular the world over, WordPress is powerful yet easy to use. Not only that, but it can cost as little as $100 to achieve a professional finish.
“It’s never intimidating to use, yet it’s possible to turn out world-class results,” Zaborszky says.
Joomla! has a much steeper learning curve, warns Zaborszky.
“This doesn’t mean Joomla is particularly complicated to use,” he says, “but it will definitely take you a little longer to become fully comfortable with it.”
The most advanced of the bunch, Drupal is the choice for tech enthusiasts with some degree of know-how.
“It’s an extremely powerful CMS, and one that’s been chosen to run websites for numerous blue-chip companies,” says Zaborszky.
Whether you’re part-time or full-time, full-service or discount, having a good website is integral to ensuring the ongoing success of your business, but for many professionals it can be hard to know where to start. Here, online entrepreneur Peter Zaborszky discusses the five best ways to build a website.