Let’s not beat around the bush, if you’re in business, you need a website. The type of website you need will very much depend on the kind of business you operate. If you’re running a small business, selling a few products online, it’s likely that you don’t have the capital to spend on a flashy, professionally designed website.
You may have tried website builders such as Weebly or Wix – I’m sure you’ve found that they do exactly what you need & they do it for free. There is now an alternative, it’s called The Grid and it’s dubbed as being an artificial intelligence web designer. Essentially, you enter your text, images and videos into the tool and it’ll organize it in the most aesthetically pleasing manner.
This lets you set up an online store or a small website in virtually no time at all. At the minute this costs $96 a year* which includes your hosting costs, but does not include a domain name.
While I think that the concept of The Grid is cool, I also think it is just a gimmick. I realize that it lets you take a website to market in a matter of minutes (rather than half an hour on Weebly or Wix), but really, how many time-critical start up businesses are there out there?
If cost isn’t a concern (and I don’t know why it wouldn’t be for the majority of small business) then this could be a good option, but, as a savvy entrepreneur, you should consider whether this is really a worthwhile investment. Let’s face it, the only difference is that Weebly requires you to decide where you want to put things yourself and even the most computer illiterate person is capable of that.
Give it a few years of development and it has the potential to be great, but until then, I’d be sticking with Weebly!
*Correct at time of writing
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