Top 5 Website-Builders For Beautiful Sites On a Budget

 While I recommend WordPress for most people, the fact is that may not be the best choice for everyone. For example, if your goal is to sell physical products online, you may prefer Shopify

Below is a more detailed breakdown of the options available to you.

WordPress — The world’s most popular site-builder is the most popular website-builder on Earth. It’s the engine behind everything from the New York Times, which gets millions of visitors every month, to tiny personal blogs, which barely get any traffic. (In fact, 48% of Technorati’s Top 100 blogs are managed with WordPress.) 

But before I explain it further, I want to make an important distinction: there’s and, and they are NOT the same thing. is a blogging platform that requires no software installations or downloads; just sign up and start using it. WordPress.ORG, however, is blogging software that must be installed on a web server, but allows full customization.

Squarespace — Breathtaking imagery offers a host of elegant themes and allows users to build crisp, modern designs into their websites. It’s perfect for any online business that centers around image-driven content (such as food blogs and fitness).

Shopify — The ultimate online store builder 

Shopify is an awesome e-commerce platform for an online business’s storefront. Hundreds of thousands of merchants use this software as a way to grow their businesses and customer bases.

Wix — Simple and easy-to-use 

With over 63 million registered users, is one of the largest web-site-building platforms in the world. It offers one of the best Wix — Simple and easy-to-use drag-and-drop builders available. This is great for anyone who hates fum-bling with codes and finding plugins. 

Weebly — Affordable and easy to set up

With over 30 million users worldwide, Weebly focuses on providing an intuitive site-building software with a variety of free services.

 Weebly is a great option for beginners who want to create a website for their online business as fast as possible. It’s easy to customize WITHOUT spending a lot of money as well. 

Which one is right for you? 

OK, let's do a quick recap to decide which website builder is right for you.


Excellent option for bloggers and people looking to grow their business because of the fantastic features and the flexibility of the platform — you can customize it so many ways and even turn your site into a solid e-commerce destination with plugins such as WooCommerce. 


Perfect for online businesses who rely on imagery — graphic artists, photographers, culinary experts, etc. — because of the modern style. Designed to showcase your products and services. Also, because of the drag-and-drop editor, it’s a great solution for creative types who want to avoid hassling with coding or customizations.


 The top solution for online stores because of their robust platform that handles every facet of e-commerce: you’ll have control over invoices, coupon codes, inventory, and customer interactions at your fingertips.


 Great choice for the novice who wants to quickly create a website and doesn’t want to worry about future modifications. Their dragand-drop site-building platform is superior to even Weebly, which makes the design process very intuitive. Once you make it, however, you’re stuck. 


Great option for the beginner who wants to create a website for their online business as fast as possible and wants flexibility in the future for customizations WITHOUT spending a lot of money. 

I've thrown a lot at you. If you want, I can give you a printable PDF of all the tools listed above that you can always refer back to. This guide will help you from your first $1,000, to $10,000, to $100,000 even $1 million and beyond.

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