Here’s the truth – We weren’t experts in technology or website building or anything online. Jeremy was actually in the finance and accounting world, and Connie was an interior designer.
We didn’t know the first thing about building websites, or codes, or domain names. We knew how to use Google to search for helpful information, and how to email – and that’s about it.
Does that sound like you? If so, we know exactly what you’re going through – we’ve been through it ourselves!
The dream of escaping our “9 to 5” was firmly implanted into our brains in 2010, and we finally mustered up the courage and left our corporate jobs in 2011 in pursuit of “greener pastures”. It was a tough decision, and nobody understood why (including our parents, especially our parents!)
We wanted to do something more meaningful, to be more creative, and more fulfilling for ourselves.
We wanted to build websites to test different online business ideas… but didn’t have a clue how to do it!
This marked the first steps of us becoming experts in different website builders.
How we became Experts…
We gathered a list of different website builders and started using them to build websites as we even though we didn’t know the first thing about websites. We just had a lot of ideas to test!
It was literally trial by fire and we spent hundreds of hours building websites with different website builders, in order to test different business ideas (more on that below).
Through the entire process, we wished someone had created an easy to follow, “website builder for idiots” type of guide that could have saved us hundred hours to speed up our learning curve.
It was frustrating as a lot of resources we found online were very superficial. They had a number of rating stars, a few high-level comments, and that was it. For us, we didn’t find that particularly helpful.
We struggled through selecting the right website builder, learning how to use the different tools, and just didn’t know the pros and cons of each website builder until after we’ve spent hundreds of hours using them.
Keep in mind we were still working our day jobs at this time, so our expertise was built in the wee-hours of the night and on weekends.
Fast-Forward to Today…
We started with zero knowledge, and through continuous learning, sleepless nights and perseverance, we managed to be able to create something we’re really proud of.
Remember, our in-depth knowledge of Weebly and Jimdo was honed through building a lot of failed business ideas while using Weebly and Jimdo (along with a few other website builders such as Wix, Squarespace, and Shopify).
We’ve had no less than 6 failed ideas before finally creating something that worked.
So How Are We Different?
When we first started exploring the idea of building an online business in 2010, we found a few different review websites but they were overly simple and for us, and weren’t very helpful in helping us decide on which website builder best suited us.
We know how painful it is to get started with building websites – we’ve been there ourselves and struggled.
So we wanted to scratch our own itch and share our experiences and knowledge in different website builders, based on our own hands-on and working experiences in actually using the various website builders, instead of just testing them in a superficial way.
Our reviews and tutorials for each website builder are based on real working experiences from our current and past projects – so they are not from playing around with a website builder for only a few hours.
We know and understand the website builders intimately.
Please note that we have not been given any free products, services or anything else by these companies in exchange for mentioning them. We are very selective in who we review, based only on our own working experiences. So the website builders that we’ve reviewed are the ones that we’ve actually used in the past in building real websites (for our own projects), and we know them inside and out. And we share the goods and the bads, and everything in between so we try not to be biased in any way. Please also read our Disclosure Statement on how we get commissions to support this website – There are infrastructure and systems expenses associated with running this blog (not to mention our time!)
If you have any questions regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact us (our email is below).
We genuinely hope we’ve been helpful and good luck on your website!
Jeremy and Connie
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