It’s the great debate! Which one do you choose: WordPress or Squarespace? If you ask me, there is one clear choice. Keep reading and I’ll break down why I believe coaches and consultants should be using Squarespace as their preferred platform.
When I was debating on making the switch from WordPress to Squarespace, I reached out to my network, which is what I would usually do before making a business decision. I was really caught off guard at the kind of feedback I received.
Some of the responses gave outdated information, some of them were biased as hell. Before you ask a question in a Facebook group, just keep in mind that some people are going to tell you an answer that is to the benefit of them, and that's exactly what happened to me. People in the group told me that WordPress was the best platform for me because they were a WordPress developer, or because they would get a kick back from having to work on my website.
I made the switch from WordPress to Squarespace and here’s three no-brainer reasons why I think you should too.
I think one of the best reasons, or the top reason why I am choosing Squarespace over WordPress is because it is very simple to use. Having WordPress made me feel like I needed to have an on-site developer on my team. That's not something I budget for, and I don't foresee needing to hire a full time developer on my team. When I need to update my website, I want to be able to make a change without coding anything. That's one of the things that I love about Squarespace. I don't have to code a single thing! I can just drag and drop. What you see is what you get, you can build whatever you want on your site exactly the way that you envision it in your head. That's all I’ve ever wanted from my website. I really do believe that your website is your home on the Internet. You should be able to change your home whenever you want to, not have to outsource it to someone else.
The second reason why I am switching to Squarespace from WordPress is that I don't have to worry about plugins. You know that WordPress has plugins, which are enhancements to your site. It allows you to do things that your regular theme cannot do for you. Well, with Squarespace you don't have to worry about themes because everything you need is built into the website. It really is so amazing! You don't have to worry about updating plugins repeatedly, which is what I’d have to do with my website all the time. A couple of times a week, I would have to update these plugins. If I didn't, they would be vulnerable to attacks that would shut down my website.
Luckily, I have WP Engine, which allows me to have backups every single day, so whenever a plugin was vulnerable and someone would try to hack my account, I would have to go into WP Engine and reset the website so that yesterday's version of it is there. Basically, it saved a little copy of my website. But, with Squarespace, I don't have to worry about that because it's not that vulnerable to attacks. I don't have these vulnerable things that are connected to my website, and I can just have peace of mind not having to worry about my website as much as I did before.
Another reason why I prefer Squarespace is the support. I don’t know about you, but I benefit from tech support. I'm not a website developer, I am a coach. Whenever I had any issues with my WordPress site, I would have to either hire someone, give WordPress money, or I would have to beg for a friend who is tech-savvy to help me. Squarespace has 24/7 support so there are Squarespace experts that are in the chat who can help you anytime. They also have a ton of step-by-step resources that will help you get to whatever answer you need. It’s something that WordPress does not have available to you but is easily accessible with Squarespace.
I have a pretty good theme on my WordPress site, but still, I don't know how to make it the way that I want it to be. Sure, my website is nice, but as I said before, I want to change it up whenever I want to. I shouldn't have to ask a designer how to do one little thing up on my website. I shouldn't have to ask someone how to put a button on my website. With Squarespace, I can easily press a button to add a button – BAM, it’s done!
I'm a coach and consultant, and if you are too, Squarespace is going to be so much easier. You might still be debating on making the switch from WordPress to Squarespace, and the answer might be different for everyone, but I do think that coaches and consultants should be focused on their craft. You should be focused on helping clients, rather than worrying about website crashes and changes. You shouldn't have to spend hours on your website, and Squarespace will help free up your time to spend it on what matters: building your business.
If you’re thinking about making the switch to Squarespace, let me know in the comments below! I would love to look at your website whenever it’s up and running.
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