After playing with a lot of different website builders, I’m now pretty comfortable with building pretty decent websites with them. They provide all the tools I need, without any coding technical knowledge which is great.
But in my other post a week ago, I wrote about how to get more traffic and visitors to my website which is one of the bigger parts to ensuring that my side e-commerce business will be successful. Another insight that I found is that according to a lot of experts out there, using a Website builder software (such as Squarespace, Weebly, etc) may not be the best for search engine optimization – or basically not ideal for giving me the best chance of having potential customers finding my shinkansen e-commerce website online.
It seems that an over whelming majority of people, at least the blog discussions that I’ve seen, all say that using open source builders such as WordPress would be ideal. It has to do with having better coding structures than the typical drag and drop website builder.
Now, I’m not an expert in this as I don’t know much codes, but if this was true, it may influence me to actually roll up my sleeves and learn WordPress. The main reason why I hesitated before is that I didn’t want to invest too much time as I’m trying to pick up a few more hobbies, see more of my family, and travel more now that I’m retired.
In any case, I think I have to figure out if setting up this shinkansen online store and generating sales is important enough for me to allocate more time to this project.
Through my research over the past week, I’ve managed to find some interesting discussion relating to squarespace vs wordPress. I really enjoyed testing out Squarespace and it does have a lot of good e-commerce tools. But based on the article, wordpress is a lot more flexible and powerful as I can add on more sophisticated tools.
The issue I’m still considering is whether I need all that flexibility. One thing that I learned is that over-complicating things with too many bells and whistles actually may lead to declining returns. Keeping matters simple, effective and streamlined is best. Plus the fact that as I mentioned, I will definitely need to invest time in learning WordPress is something I should thoroughly understand before allocating resources to it.
Questions I have include – where can I learn how to use WordPress? I know there are a lot of free resources out there, but I prefer to learn it quickly and efficiently. Maybe they have classes out there that has a more structured approach. I’ve always preferred learning in such manners. In any case, if I find something, I’ll definitely let you all know.