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Showit – the conquerer of fears! I’ve run with bulls, scuba dived with sharks, and run a six-figure business from all corners of the world. But, up until last year, there were still three things that scared the heck out of me: Spiders, free falling, and website design.
Uh-huh – I was a designer terrified of designing websites. Because every time I encountered one, working with it was PAINFUL.
Coding made my head spin and widgets made me want to run away. And no matter which platform I hung out with I couldn’t shake the feeling of wrongness. Sure, the platforms might have been developer-friendly, but as a designer with over ten years’ experience? It didn’t feel creative-friendly.
When it comes to popular website design platforms, Showit is a bit of an underdog. It doesn’t have the reputation of some of the other heavy hitters out there, but I’m convinced this is mostly because it’s relatively new on the block.
So, if you were like me and hadn’t even heard of Showit until recently, you’re not alone. And I totally get that it’s probably super daunting even considering jumping ship from Squarespace, Wix, or WordPress over to Showit. I know I had a few hesitations at first!
“Who even are these guys?” I thought to myself. “They’re promising a LOT. Are they for real?”
But when I gave it a whirl…
I. Freaking. Loved. It.
Showit felt like it had been MADE for me. No more coding between the lines – I could finally unleash my creativity to create something completely unique, without worrying about design constraints, limitations, and incompatible widgets.
And for the first time, it felt like I’d found a website design platform that was perfect for me as a designer, allowing unique and dynamic possibilities on an intuitive platform.
But, even more than that? It was a platform I could confidently trust with and for my clients (which, let’s be honest, I’m WAY pickier about! I’ll handle the hassle if it means saving them from stress and struggles.)
Not only was Showit a breeze to use for me, but I knew my clients would be able to easily work within the platform to build and grow their business, without feeling reliant on the availability of a designer to make changes for them (see ya growing costs!)
…I could keep going. And I just might in a future blog. But, for now, if you have any questions about making the switch to Showit, feel free to drop a comment and I’ll answer all your burning “Huh” and “WTF” questions.
Oh, and if I’ve convinced you (hurrah!) you’re probably wondering: Should I DIY my Showit site, buy a template or hire a designer? Aaaand…I’ve got a blog on that for you, right over here.
Disclaimer: This blog really doesn’t need a disclaimer, because Showit had no idea I was even writing this article (and definitely aren’t paying me for my opinion or promotions). This is just me sharing my experience on a website platform that’s creative and entrepreneur-friendly.
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