Want to know who hits harder, Wix or Wordpress?
Making an informed decision on your website means weighing up your options. The majority of websites (something like 40% to be exact) are on Wordpress.
But here at Alan’s Tradie Websites, we build websites on Wix not Wordpress.
My website buyers guide is to allow you to make an informed decision, which means talking about these two platforms and why we choose Wix.
And why you would want to choose Wix, too.
Is this self serving? Hell yes it is! Because I want to serve my customers to the best of my ability, which means building you a high performance website on the best platform.
But first, let’s bring in some third party data to look at before I throw my hat in the ring.
First of all, why are so many sites built on Wordpress?
"While WordPress started as a blogging tool, it has evolved into a powerful website builder and a robust content management system (CMS). The best part about WordPress is that it's easy to use and flexible enough to make different types of websites. That's the main reason why WordPress has grown so much in popularity." - www.wpbeginner.com
Is Wordpress still relevant in 2022?
“The future of Wordpress is uncertain. It’s still the easiest [that’s debatable] content management system to use in the market, but it’s slowly losing it’s grip… As more and more people are developing mobile apps or ditching CMS’ altogether, Wordpress has lost its edge as a purely content focused CMS.” - www.coderons.com
What are the main differences?
"The main difference between Wix and WordPress is their technical approach: while all Wix packages include hosting and tech support, WordPress is an open-source platform and requires you to take care of this yourself. You need to find a web host (check out cheap web hosting options), and install it on your own webspace." - www.tooltester.com
I'll add to this that Wix is much more customisable and comes 'out of the box' with solutions like SSL certificate, Inbox, Chat Widget, CRM, SEO tools, marketing tools, mobile apps and more, while at the same time offering a CMS like Wordpress does.
And it keeps itself updated, saving me from having to charge my customers monthly maintenance fees and lock them into contracts.
Why do we use Wix instead of Wordpress?
Look man, I’m interested in getting the best possible outcome for my customers. When I first got into making websites I was using Adobe Dreamweaver - that isn’t in anyone’s interest. I tried many other platforms and knew I found what I was after as soon as I began messing around with Wix. It gave me the creative flexibility to designing websites my way - from scratch - not following the stock standard elements or templates.
I gradually learned that the performance was superior. My customers were getting their inboxes blown up with leads sometimes within days of launching the new website. That's why I believe it when Mark Preston, a world known SEO speaker, says he got more traffic and leads on Wix than he did on Wordpress!
The guy was so impressed he moved over from Wordpress to Wix and never looked back.
It's that powerful engine combined with my website design system that has generated over 720 high quality leads for my tradie clients. If the average job was $1,500 that's over 1M in potential revenue that we've created.
In fact, I wrote a special article about that. If you want a front row seat while I break down my website system click here for access.