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Why Wix is worth a look and how I can help

When I was first faced with the idea that Wix was building “stunning websites for FREE!” I felt panic. How do I compete with free?
I took a look at some sites put together by a professional marketing company and I experienced momentary crisis. What is my value add? Am I just a commodity?
Then I reflected on some of the sites I have put together for people that required functionality that you can’t upgrade to on Wix and the fact that I
can build a solution that doesn’t need to stay in your pocket forever and doesn’t marry you to a limited set of options or services that are mostly beyond your control.
At the end of the day it is my knowledge of the web and it’s wonderful complexity that I can sort out for my clients so they don’t have to.
I can unburden a busy small business owner by owning the worry and bother of their website by as much or as little as they need me too.
My flexibility and my ability to speak human come together to make me an excellent guide for a busy small business owner who has a website to worry about
but a limited capacity to spend time on it.
So go ahead Wix! Make it incredibly easy for anyone to build a stunning website because I am not just another pretty website maker -and maybe I’m not actually very pretty with some respects- but I am an intuitive human being who can speak to frustration, shorten learning curves and take on things other may not want to bother with. So take a look at Wix or think about how much time you spend there that might be spent on something more mission critical. Is it the best use of your time? Is it addressing more complex needs you might have for automating your business?
Give me a call if you think there is something you’d like to add or change. Even if you have Wix I am glad to work with you.

Do I Really Need an SSL Certificate?

If you are like me and you’ve found yourself wondering if you need to spring for an SSL certificate for your business web site, I have information that may compel you to get one straight away. Many people don’t realize it but a new version of the HTTP has been released and it is supported by most browsers with distinct performance advantages over the old HTTP. The kicker is that HTTP 2.0 requires that one have the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certificate to reap the rewards it offers via improved SEO and web app performance.

So it’s not just about having to shell out another annual fee for that little lock and HTTPS: in the URL bar and it’s not ┬ájust for sites that are collecting credit card information for e-commerce. It is something that can enhance and improve every website. It is something I can help with if you need a certificate set up for your site. Contact me today.