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    Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    Looking for positive / negative experiences with wix. I own my domain. I tried to build my own website, it didn`t work out. I went through namecheap and the open source software crashed my pc. I like the wix concept. I just want a basic website to show my prices and pics of some of my work.

    I`ve exhausted all options of finding someone I trust to trade detail/maintenance work for a decent site built.

    Wix seems like a decent option for the $ I`m willing to invest in a website.

    Suggestions welcomed
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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    Jen uses go daddy for her stuff. Sorry

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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    You smart man.

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    Jen uses go daddy for her stuff. Sorry

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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    I guess i will take a look at go daddy then


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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    I use Snappages. It`s easy to use...and cheap(Like 8 bucks a month?) and I paid $25 for my domain.
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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    Have a look at Weebly and Yola also.
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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    Wix has less seo abilities then wordpress if your trying to rank in search engines. Wordpress is also more powerful/flexible. It has great social integration if you end up needing it, great photo management including plugins to reduce file size and make pages load quicker. If you ever hire a pro they will use wordpress more then likely. If you develop a large site on weebly or wix you will not have the ability to transfer the entire site to a new platform. You would have to cut and paste all the content.
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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    wow. didn`t know that.. thanks for the heads up

    wix is sounding like the worst option so far

    that is why I asked- last web designer screwed me over and stole my .com and ended up crashing my site


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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    Wix is amazing. See my website in my signature. I use wix. What you see is what you get. Very easy to do. They do have tutorials for help with SEO and make it very easy to understand and do. I had no trouble getting my name up to the top in google searches.

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    I should add, go easy on me if you`re looking at it in mobile format, I literally just published it finally and haven`t optimized anything at all for mobile yet. Still working on that part

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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    my seo is ok..i mean..there is like zero competition in my area..you can still find me pretty easily if you search for detaling or whatever in kyle tx

    at least last time I checked - 2 mins ago

    auto detail in kyle tx on bing: top of list
    google: 2nd

    this is from seo me and the ex set up 3 years ago

    yes, I could do MUCH better but I don`t need my phone to ring a whole lot more. I really just want to showcase my work for those people who DONT call b/c I don`t have prices/website up


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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    Wow. Wash,Polish, and sealant for$100. Damn I might send my customers to you and make mad profits. Lol. That service takes me 3-6 hours depending on the car. I don`t know your area or skill level, but for a mobile polish/seal I would expect at least 200. Other than that the website looks good.

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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Baldone View Post
    Wow. Wash,Polish, and sealant for$100. Damn I might send my customers to you and make mad profits. Lol. That service takes me 3-6 hours depending on the car. I don`t know your area or skill level, but for a mobile polish/seal I would expect at least 200. Other than that the website looks good.
    Its to be competitive with shops in my area. It by no means is what anyone would consider paint correction. 90% of the time the process is HD Speed with a cutting pad on my rupes 21 with 3 quick section passes before moving on. Goal is to just up the gloss a little and leave some protection. Still working on figuring out how to effectively correct paint mobile, but those services will be based on $50/hr. All my other prices are based on $25/hr.

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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    My input, based on 15+ years of online marketing in various roles (design/front end development/project management):
    - Wix, Weebly and Squarespace are all of similar nature; easy to use as everything is WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) drag-and-drop functionality. Depending on your site needs, this is the quickest and easiest solution. In fact, I have a temporary site parked on Weebly until we get things built out on another platform. Also low-cost. Not 100% sure about Squarespace and Wix, but Weebly does actually allow access to HTML and CSS files if you have a developer who knows what they`re doing. Otherwise, don`t mess with the templates.
    - Wordpress is my platform of choice, as it is for millions and millions of other website owners. It`s robust and there`s an endless number of plugins, themes, etc that you can use to your heart`s content. Also pretty low cost (I think around ~$11/month for hosting if you have already registered your domain). But there`s a steeper learning curve with Wordpress. Nothing that you prob can`t learn by watching Youtube vids, but something to consider, esp if you`re not the technical type.
    - Stay away from GoDaddy web hosting. That pretty much sums it up
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    Re: Anyone ever use Wix for a website

    Oh, and one separate but related thing. For anyone who ever needs to register a domain, do a quick search for Godaddy and Namecheap coupons online. Someone posted they bought a domain for $25, you can pretty much always find coupons for $1 Godaddy and $8-9 Namecheap domains for the first year. Just a tip to save a few sheckles...

    OP - might I inquire how your old web guy stole your .com domain? If you were the one who bought the domain, you should technically still be listed as the `Registrant` (aka Owner) of that domain. If you go to Whois Lookup, Domain Availability & IP Search - DomainTools and type in yourdomain.com, it should show you the WHOIS record. If you`re listed as the Registrant, you can get it back.
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