Even small businesses need a professional website, and Intuit Website Creator is the perfect solution. The website creation application makes creating a customized website ridiculously simple. With drag & drop tools and step-by-step guidance, you can create a dynamic webpage in no time. That way you can focus your efforts on more important business (like the actual products and services you’ll be selling/advertising online and your customers).
Getting your website started with this website creation software is simple, and Intuit has broken the process down into three easy steps. First you pick a design from 2,000+ professionally-designed templates. Then you customize the site exactly how you want it, adding in your logo and text. You can use your own graphics or take advantage of 250,000 free images. Editing text and graphics is easy with drag & drop functionality and familiar editing tools for font, colors and links. You have a great deal of control over the design with the flexible web creator, and you don’t need any HTML programming knowledge (quite frankly, it’s easy enough that you don’t even need to know what HTML is). But don’t worry about the site being too bland either, because you can easily add forms, audio, maps, a blog and even video to your website.
Finally, you publish your site with a single click, and you’re good to go. When you need to make changes, you simply add content or make adjustments and updates display immediately after you publish.
The basic package costs $4.99/mo and includes 25MB of storage and 5GB/mo bandwidth. Most businesses will need the $19.99/mo option that includes 5GB of storage, 100GB/mo bandwidth and up to 100 individual pages on up to three sites. This option also includes not just the website, but a personalized domain address and a handful of email addresses.
It’s easy to upgrade (or downgrade) to another package at any time, and there are a number of compelling add-ons for small businesses to take advantage of. If you’re selling products on your website, you’ll want to be able to accept credit cards and PayPal. If you want to have ads on Google or Yahoo! pointing to your site, you can use advertising credits.
All website creation packages from Intuit include comprehensive web statistics to help you get insights on your visitors and better monetize traffic. You can also add forms or a guest book to collect more information from your visitors for more targeted email marketing campaigns or newsletters. You can even integrate your social networking marketing by linking your site to Twitter or Facebook. Whether they’re for marketing, instruction or just for fun, you can also easily add YouTube videos to your website.
Intuit Website Creator is flexible and powerful, but the best part about the service is that it is so easy. While it’s not the most advanced website creation software, Intuit Websites are a perfect option for small businesses because you can have a professional website without spending a great deal of time or money.