Squarespace is one of those semi-new website platforms that’s taking the world by storm. Squarespace is a great all-in-one platform that can be perfect for solo and creative entrepreneurs and small business. A key Squarespace focuses on is beautiful design. If you’re considering choosing Squarespace for your website, here are a few pros and cons.
1 | All-In-One
The absolute biggest pro to choosing Squarespace is the fact that it is an all-in-one website platform. That means your site will be hosted on Squarespace, you can design on it, add a shop, and even purchase a domain. This helps keep everything in one place and frankly that can be a big plus for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs.
2 | Easy to learn
Unlike other platforms, Squarespace is generally very easy to learn. You don’t need to know how to code and the platform is built with a streamlined drag and drop builder to make it easy to design. Really it’s as easy as choosing a template, customizing and launching.
3 | Limited functionality
One of the bigger cons to Squarespace is that it can be very limiting. Each template still has its own set of restrictions that you have work with. Since it isn’t an open source platform, people aren’t creating new add-ons for Squarespace, so depending on what you need to do, it may not be available. However, most basic needs are met. Plus, there are a few third-party sites that allow for Squarespace integrations. So if you can’t do it directly with Squarespace, there may be an option that works for you.
4 | Pricing
Another con can be it’s pricing. It is a bit more costly than platforms like WordPress. The personal plan starts at $16/month. However, with recent changes, some options are only available with their business plan that starts at $24/month. Again, keep in mind that it is an all-in-one option so depending on what you need it can be more cost effective but ultimately that’s up to you to decide.
5 | Security + Updates
A great pro is that you don’t have to deal with updates. Everything is done for you and you don’t have to worry about it. Security is also a big plus because there is a big focus on it from the Squarespace team. So if you’re worried about manual updates taking up time or security flaws, Squarespace is a great platform to consider.
Personally, I love Squarespace. I think it’s a great platform, especially for small businesses and solo entrepreneurs that would rather focus on their business than their website. Again, it can be limiting so it’s important to know what exactly you need your website to do for your business both now and in the foreseen future. Ultimately, you have to determine how some of these pros and cons will affect you and what you’re looking for. Whatever platform you choose, make sure you’re doing what works best for you and your business!
Now it’s your turn! What website platform did you choose? If you chose Squarespace, what do you love about it?