“Showit or Squarespace?”
This is a question that comes up a lot when I’m on a consult call with a potential client.
For those of you who don’t know, Showit & Squarespace are two of the more popular no-code web design platforms out there. Because they don’t require coding (and therefore don’t require a developer), they’re common options among small business owners (service-based businesses, in particular) because they’re both affordable options and are easy to maintain and update as your business evolves.
I love both of these platforms, and they’re the ones I offer & work in most frequently with my service-based clients. But depending on your business, goals, and just overall preferences, one may be better for you than the other. Read on to get my honest take on the pros & cons to each so that you can have the info you need to decide which is best for you!
Let’s start with Showit, because if I had to choose, it’d be my personal favorite. Showit started out as a drag-and-drop, code free web design platform for photographers, but soon enough all sorts of service-based business owners realized it was a great platform for them too. So no need to be a photographery—whether you’re a designer, copywriter, coach, consultant, interior designer, or any other kind of entrepreneur providing a service rather than a product, Showit may be a great option for you.
Of these 2 platforms, Squarespace is the one you’ve more likely heard of and maybe even used. I love Squarespace because it’s also a no code platform, and they provide beautiful templates that make getting started less daunting. The platform has recently gotten much more flexible too, so while you don’t have quite as much freedom as you do in Showit, it’s quite robust in what you can do.
Overall, Showit & Squarespace are 2 amazing no-code web design platforms. As a service-based business owner, it will ultimately decide on your preferences!