Choosing The Best Website Platform For Your Business (& my favorites!)

Choosing The Best Website Platform For Your Business (& my favorites!)

*Squarespace has changed their pricing since I made this video and is now cheaper than I said it was…so yay!

▸ Blogger
▸ WordPress
▸ Weebly
▸ Shopify
▸ Squarespace

▸ etsy – open a shop + get 40 free listings |
▸ shopify – try for free for 14 days |
▸ printful – for order fulfillment + shipping |
▸ quickbooks – for simple bookkeeping |
▸ squarespace – for starting a blog or website |
▸ canva – free graphic design website |

▸ This is NOT a sponsored video.
▸ Some affiliate links are used, which means that I earn a small commission if you click the link and make a purchase.

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  1. Sarah Young on January 28, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Thanks for an awesome video! All of your videos are helping me to start my own small business 🙂 thank you!!

  2. Lost in Time on January 29, 2015 at 10:33 am


  3. Mjé on January 29, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    Hi! I enjoyed your video. You are always very helpful. I was wondering if you designed your own website (blog)? If so, what theme is that on squarespace because it’s beautiful!

  4. Sara Mitchell on February 8, 2015 at 2:19 pm

    I currently use Weebly for my business…. they are continually adding features which is nice but there are negatives to their platform as well… I picked them because of the ease of use, it was the least overwhelming for me.

  5. Deb Turcio on March 2, 2015 at 8:30 pm

    Thanks so much for this! I’m at the crossroads of where to go and make my own  website in addition to my Etsy shop. I too found WordPress way out of my league, as far as my skills go trying to modify my needs so I’ve put it on the backburner. I’ve also checked Shopify, which looks promising but I wasn’t sure how easy it was to use and navigate. Your Shopify shop looks absolutely gorgeous and I’m glad to hear that it’s doable even for those of us who aren’t programmers and coders!
    But I do have a couple quick questions for you:
    Do you have more sales on Etsy or Shopify? And which site provides you with a larger profit after all the backend costs?
    Thanks so much! 🙂

  6. Melanie E. on March 4, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Thank you so much Holly. This was very helpful information. I currently have GoDaddy and I’m so frustrated with it and getting no sales in my shop. I look forward to seeing more of your videos. Nice to meet you!

    • Melanie E. on May 15, 2015 at 5:48 pm

      Thanks @Holly Marie Casto​. I need to find a new host in 2 weeks since my current plan expires. I’m looking for the easiest site possible!

  7. Andy Britanny on August 14, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Hi Holly, I was checking your blog and it’s possible to pay with PayPal. May I ask you how you you managed to enable Squarespace to accept it? Thanks

  8. Well Behaved Wallet on September 23, 2015 at 2:34 am

    Great tips! Thanks for sharing.

  9. Rachel V. on October 6, 2015 at 1:03 am

    I just heard about this one platform called volusion. It’s free for the first 14 days and the basic fee monthly is $15 to list up to 100 items and goes up from there.

  10. Shazid Rahman on December 13, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Great video! Very informational. Thank you.

  11. Kristina Kayla on May 27, 2016 at 5:48 pm

    I checked out your blog, it’s beautiful!

  12. 1 Peter 2:9 on November 27, 2016 at 6:54 am

    Thank you for the upload, it helped alot! New sub☺

  13. Michael Prado on March 18, 2017 at 1:32 pm

    Holly….Really good review. My thanks !!

  14. Wendy on April 4, 2017 at 3:37 am

    This was very helpful… Thanks!

    • Holly Homebody on April 4, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      thanks so much Wendy!

  15. Christine Jary on December 21, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Thank you for this video. Can you post a list of your sites indicating which are made with what platform

  16. Coding Pirate on January 9, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    Great video, my choice for myself and all of my clients has been WordPress due to how easy it is to use and update.

  17. Keland Sparks on January 30, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    This was extremely helpful. Thank you, for taking time out of your day to give us valuable information. I wish you the best in your endeavors. 🙂

  18. Joel Alcazar on January 31, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    Awesome video! Thank you so much for the information. I know this is an older video, but I do have a question if you have the time. My business is conducting physical classes that upon completion provide a certification. I want to build a website that people can go to to either pay for the class ahead of time, or put a down payment. In the future I am looking to offer the whole class online complete with training videos and then the test, but for now I just want to provide the ability for my customers to pay. Which site do you feel would be better for my situation? I have no experience in creating a website. Also, I heard that squarespace does not accept PayPal. Is this true? Thank you very much for your time and help. Sorry for the long post.

  19. KittyGoWar on June 3, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Hi I am a NEW self taught programmer and I am looking to make my first custom website but I also want to option to add a template if I change my mind. I want to attract employers and showcase my coding projects. I like the idea of WordPress so far but I don’t want to break my computer out of frustration. Im using HTML, CSS, and Javascript. Please light my way.

  20. Catalpa Quilts with Julie Pettyjohn on October 18, 2019 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks for the info. I have had Squarespace for two years and thought it was not user friendly. I figured it out, but the blog portion was horrible. I’m looking for something different. I did accept Paypal on it, though.

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