Emma Ryan

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Hi, I’m Emma:

After taking the leap to pursue my dream of writing full-time, I suddenly realized that I needed to promote myself online. The fear was real! I had no idea where to start and figuring out that first step felt very overwhelming. Since then I’ve found my footing and developed an understanding of how to build a business online and set it on the path to success. If I can do it, so can you! Writing for Website Builder Expert means I’m here to help you with any fears you might have and make sure you’re comfortable in the digital world! There’s no better time to dive into the online space than right now, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

More About Emma

Emma previously worked in the TV and film industry before pivoting to a career in writing – her true passion. She spent time as a freelance writer until she joined the Website Builder Expert team, and she hasn’t looked back since.

Despite growing up in a tech-savvy household, there were a lot of things to learn when it came to building a business online. In the early days of setting up her new life as a full-time freelancer, Emma was overwhelmed, but in the end, it sparked a whole new interest. Website builders, SEO, the power of blogs… you name it!

What Emma loves most about Website Builder Expert is that she can partner up her new love of all things digital with her love of writing, helping readers along the way.

Beyond her time writing, Emma is a total bookworm (she has a huge pile of unread books to get through!) and will talk endlessly about her favorite reads. She also loves to escape into films and play video games.

Sam Jagger

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Hi, I’m Sam:

Computers are intimidating. We all know it. We never know where to click, what tool does what, why the page has decided not to load. I couldn’t even check my email without shouting down the hall to my equally clueless roommate. I was hopeless! But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Website Builder Expert provides all the tools and research you need to help get started. With us, you can get a clue about your CPU and start asking which servers can serve you!

With my previous experience in writing and my knowledge finally up to speed, I’m here to get you and your website in top condition. Everyone deserves to be online, but it’s okay (normal, even!) to be intimidated by it all. I know I was. So why don’t you join me and I’ll be your guide into the digital space!

More About Sam

Sam wasn’t always such a whizz with computers. When he was small, most issues he had with technology were solved by seeing how hard said technology could be thrown against a wall.

But he loved the internet. That was undeniable. Everyday after school (and pretty much everyday since) he was looking on YouTube, scrolling on Tumblr, or browsing Reddit. Yet he was more an observer than a doer, happy to simply scroll websites than try to make one himself.

Sam soon became interested in writing, and began doing freelance work and making social media posts for a music company. In the end, it was all coming back to the internet. He decided enough was enough, and threw himself head-first into learning about the amazing tool that had occupied his life for so long. And he’s never looked back!

When Sam’s not writing, he likes to game or sketch in his notepad. An avid film and television watcher, he has many opinions on these passions and will happily tell you about them, whether you want to or not.

If you liked Sam’s bio, you’ll love his actual articles! Check them out below and get in touch in the comments section if you have any questions!

Jacqueline Renouard

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Hi, I’m Jacqueline:

I’m a new writer here at Website Builder Expert, and I know the challenges of setting up an online business. 

I started my journey knowing zilch about tech. I think I made nearly every website builder mistake – I see it as prep to help you avoid them. I understand that starting your business (or online services) feels like you have to wear many hats – while also becoming a tech researcher on the side!

I joined Website Builder Expert to help you navigate the internet waters. I draw from my experience as a freelancer, setting up an ecommerce shop, and learning about website builders – to get you sailing online.

Let’s get you started on your online adventures!

More About Jacqueline

Jacqueline began, many moons ago, with a film business. She created video content for small businesses, already showing an interest in getting businesses off the ground. Her first website, though, was a questionable-looking one.  

She then went travelling and found her true purpose – helping people through writing. Jacqueline freelanced on websites, all with the common thread of wanting to improve people’s lives and careers. 

The more Jacqueline learned about online tools, the more fascinated she became. She’ll tell you herself: if I can learn to do it, you can too.

Outside being a writer, Jacqueline is a philosophy enthusiast. She’ll talk your ear off about the universe, psychology, meditation, films, and overly existential ideas.

Using her journey from tech allergy to tech savvy, Jacqueline offers guidance on how to build your website from scratch. Keep an eye peeled for her articles below, and feel free to share your thoughts on them in the comments section!

Zara Choudhry

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Hi, I’m Zara:

I’m the newest Content Writer for Website Builder Expert, bringing you some of the articles you’ll see floating about. 

Not so long ago, I sat down in my local coffee shop with the appealing idea of starting my own personal blog. I had the creative vision in my mind but absolutely no clue on how to act on it. Three hours later, and I was still staring blankly at my screen, hesitant to ask any of these cool, coffee shop entrepreneurs for help. Thankfully, growing up in a family obsessed with all things tech, I learnt a thing or two about the digital scene (which sparked a pretty close relationship between me and my beloved laptop!). But I definitely needed to expand my knowledge if I wanted to step into the world of web. 

I joined the Website Builder Expert team to share my true experiences so far and give you the tips that I wish someone gave me to avoid the ‘heavy sigh’ mistakes. I want to make it as simple as possible for others to bring their ideas to life and to see the website building process as a progressive opportunity, rather than an annoying virtual barrier! 

More About Zara

Zara took the long route round before she found herself navigating the digital world. Before Shopify and Squarespace entered Zara’s life, there were lipstick shades and eyelash curlers! By day, she was whizzing around busy makeup counters and by night, an enthusiastic blog writer sharing her stories through Medium with the hope of inspiring other young women balancing work and education. One marketing degree later, Zara sits among the WBE team and writes away with the fulfilling purpose of getting more people online. 

Aside from writing for the web, you can find Zara chatting away on her weekly podcast show or baking a batch of her famous fudge brownies for the family, either way never letting a creative moment go to waste!  As a well-known homebody, a dim-light evening for Zara consists of a skincare routine in progress, hazelnut hot chocolate clasped in one hand, and a mindfulness book in the other.

WBE Staff

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Hi, we’re the WBE Staff:

At Website Builder Expert, we employ a range of staff; from experts in email marketing and hosting hotshots, to Wix whizzes and Squarespace stars. By drawing on this wealth of industry-specific, multifaceted expertise, we’re able to bring you some of the most up-to-date, relevant, and exceptional content on the web.

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Rob Binns

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Hi, I’m Rob:

I’m Website Builder Expert’s Content Manager, which means I cast my eye over everything that goes up onto the site, as well as penning my own posts, too.

I come to WBE off the back of almost three years writing and editing for a renowned B2B brand. I’ve also spent time ideating and executing content plans for popular B2C sites: whether they’re focussed on entrepreneurs, ecommerce, or the environment.

I built my first website in 2016 with Wix, in a last-ditch attempt to get a friend’s ailing rock band some gigs. Since then, I’ve experimented with Squarespace, GoDaddy, and Shopify, and dabbled in hosting and email marketing tools, too – with far greater levels of success!

I trust you’ll find the wide range of articles on our site helpful, and please don’t hesitate to shoot me a message with anything else you’d like to see on Website Builder Expert.

You can find me on Linkedin here.

More About Rob

Rob previously worked as a Senior B2B writer before jumping at the chance to link up with Website Builder Expert in June 2021.

Rob is WBE’s Content Manager. As well as writing his own articles, it’s his job to read and edit each and every article Website Builder Expert’s wonderful writers produce, and ensure that we’re always offering the best possible experience to our readers.

Website Builder Expert is the number one resource for getting people online, and he’s proud to say that every single article that you read here is researched, written, checked and double checked with precision and passion.

When not wearing his website builder-shaped hat, Rob can be found writing about topics as diverse as blockchain and biometrics to invoicing and loans – and everything in-between! Whether it’s predicting the downfall of high street ATMs, or waxing lyrical about the importance of trademarks, Rob’s probably written about it!

Away from his desk, Rob enjoys caressing a cold, crisp (and sufficiently socially distanced) pale ale, and shamelessly sharing runs on Strava. On sunny days, you’ll find him curled up on a grassy patch, with a battered copy of Crime and Punishment for company.

Jordan Glover

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Hi, I’m Jordan:

Once upon a time, my digital knowledge was virtually nonexistent – I couldn’t even hook a printer up to my laptop without a good helping of blush-inducing curses. Since then, I’ve worked hard to change that and, thanks to the team here at Website Builder Expert, I’ve learned a lot (who knew that hosting doesn’t just refer to handing out drinks at a summer BBQ?). Using my passion for words and my own experiences with website-building and digital marketing, I’m determined to help others like me get comfortable and take the internet by storm– without any stress or the need for profanities!

More About Jordan

Jordan hasn’t always worked in the digital world. Before the term ‘website builder’ ever entered her vocabulary, she started adult life as an elementary-school teacher, more concerned with math and grammar than servers and domains. After this, she moved to the big bad world of email marketing where she got her first taste of all things digital. A hop, skip, and a jump later saw her joining the Website Builder Expert team, where she’s since been able to put her true passion – writing – to work, inspiring and helping others succeed online.

When she’s not demystifying the daunting world of digital, Jordan can either be found with her nose buried in a book or a pen in her hand, surrounding herself with the power of words at every opportunity.

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Duncan Lambden

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Duncan_Lambden_AuthorHi, I’m Duncan:

I’m a writer on WBE. I am definitely more of a creative when it comes to writing, or anything really, so the world of website building seemed so stiff, cold, and alien to me. However, I quickly realised that building a website is a much more creative process. With the amount of help and beginner-friendly tools on offer, I learned that building a website is only as technical as I wanted it to be, so I was free to be as artsy as I wanted.

More About Duncan

Duncan is an Australian-born American-raised writer currently living in London. His childhood was spent surrounded by technology – whether it was video games or computers. However, while he always had an appreciation for tech, he rarely got his hands dirty by trying to create something himself.

He’s always been more of an artistic creative, but when wanting to share that side of himself to the world, he was confronted with the cold, hard truth that he needed to learn a bit about website building.

He started his own website, and while there’s still a long way to go before he’s happy with it, he learned that website building can be as creative and flowery as you want it to be.

In his spare time, Duncan likes to sequester himself away from noise and people and fall into fictional worlds, whether they’re held in books, TV shows, films, or video games.

A lot of Duncan’s articles focus on the more creative side of website design – choosing colors, designing a logo, and following visual trends to optimise your website’s accessibility. If you’re looking for ways to boost your website’s visual flair, check out a few of Duncan’s articles below!

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Leigh-Anne Truitt

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About Leigh-Anne

Leigh-Anne Truitt is part of the SEO and Content team at BigCommerce where she researches and discovers strategies to increase organic traffic. Prior to joining the e-commerce industry, Leigh-Anne perfected her marketing skills at The University of Texas at Austin and CanIRank.

Maura Monaghan

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I grew up scribbling in notebooks, and until recently the thought of relocating my writing to the digital world seemed like an impossible goal. But when I finally took the plunge and created an online portfolio, I immediately saw the benefits of having my work out on the web. Since then I’ve learned everything I can about creating different websites, so that I can help those in a similar situation get online without a similar headache.

More About Maura

Since joining Website Builder Expert in summer 2019, Maura has delved into topics like web design and ecommerce. She’s attended some pretty cool events on the latter, and now considers herself a resource on anything online store-related. If you told her all this a few years ago, she’d be in disbelief. Luckily, Maura and the internet have come a long way together since then.

Outside of Website Builder Expert, Maura’s writing has been featured on various parts of the web, both technical and non-technical. In particular, she’s enjoyed talking about web design on Paldesk and new tech trends on SmallBizDaily. An English major through and through, she’s glad to finally be combining her love of words with her newfound confidence in digital tools.

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Connie Wong

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Hi, I’m Connie:

Designing and creating your website (especially your first one) is not a simple task. If you’re a designer like me, then you’re already way ahead of the game. But what if you’re one of the 99% of business owners who are not technical or creative? I want to share my website design expertise with you to help you build a professional looking website to grow your business.

I have been quoted and my articles have been referenced in a number of authoritative publications such as G2 Crowd, Scale Fast and many more.

Jeremy Wong

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Hi, I’m Jeremy:

Maybe just like you, at first I didn’t have a darn clue about how to build a website, nevermind write half a line of code if my life depended on it! I wanted to build a website to start a side business, and felt overwhelmed, confused & scared about how to actually do it, which builder to use, and making wrong decisions. After years of trials & errors using different website builders, I’m here to share my experiences with you.

I have been quoted and my articles have been referenced in several authoritative websites such as Business.com, Hosting Advice and many more.

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Hannah Whitfield

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Hannah WBE AuthorHi, I’m Hannah:

I started writing about the wonderful world of the web around two years ago, and haven’t looked back since. Put simply, there’s never been a more exciting time to get online. Having tested all of the best website builders and ecommerce platforms on the market, myself and the other writers at Website Builder Expert are in a great position to help you do just that – so definitely let us know if you have any questions!

You can find me on Linkedin here.

More About Hannah

Hannah previously worked as a B2B writer before joining the great ship Website Builder Expert in February 2019, and she was really excited to start helping others successfully start their own websites.

Having started her own blog on the ‘wrong WordPress’ back in 2015, we’re pleased to say that Hannah’s technical know-how has come a long, long way in the last six years. Having personally tested and researched all the top website builders on the market, she could now happily bore you with the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org for several hours.

Outside of Website Builder Expert, her writing and research has been featured on several websites in both the technical and the not-so-technical worlds, including RankMagic, WP Reset, Business Insider and SmallBizDaily.

When not discussing Wix and Squarespace with anyone who’ll listen, Hannah often goes running around one of London’s many beautiful parks. On rare occasions, you’ll find her doing both simultaneously (and somewhat breathlessly).

Check out her articles below, and please give her any feedback on what else you’d like to see on Website Builder Expert. She’s all ears!

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Dan Barraclough

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Dan's Short Bio:

Hi, I’m Dan:

I’m now an expert in website builders (more specifically, in ecommerce platforms), but it wasn’t always that way! I’ve been writing across different channels for years, and I used to think website design was just for professionals, because maybe like you, I had no coding or design experience.

However, with the help of our expert researchers at Website Builder Expert (and after testing every website builder myself), I can confidently guide you through on how to get the most out of each one.

More About Dan

Dan has been a writer at Website Builder Expert since late 2018, and has since become a pro in the world of website builders. He’s grown to love ecommerce platforms in particular, focusing his energy into researching, testing, and reviewing each platform to give you the best possible advice.

While his passion for soccer might be on a par with his passion for ecommerce platforms, we can assure you his skills are anything but. Put simply, he’s no Pele. However, he is one of the leading ecommerce writers on WBE, and particularly loves a ‘versus’ piece. And a pun.

On the soccer theme, one of the biggest fixtures on his content calendar was Squarespace vs Shopify, a contest between two heavy hitters and one of his favorite articles. It doesn’t stop there. He also oversees the WBE social media, tweeting tremendous tales of website builders, hosting providers, and online stores.

He has also written for big publications like the International Business Times, discussing the rate of ecommerce returns, and he has recently crossed the border into the world of website hosting. By broadening his writing horizons, he can now help even more people get online more easily.