I have decision paralysis when choosing a website platform too...
💼 Why Have a Website?
Websites are the resumes of 2023. If you don't have one - you should start. It should be where you store your most important work. A hub for your professional life.
There are countless platforms to build a website and that is usually what stops people. Plus the upkeep, domain confusion, and money.
🌐 Google Domains
You first need to buy a domain that you like. I own my domains through a domain provider called Google Domains. Once you own it you can connect it to your website provider. This costs $12/year to keep.
I am currently using Ghost along with a theme I bought on Gumroad. It took less than 30 minutes to set up the template and newsletter. If you want something quick and easy - this is the site to use. I pay for the Creator plan which is $25/month. But if you use their standard templates you can use the $9/month plan - which is just as good!
For those of you wanting more customization - you can build your website using a low-code tool like Webflow. You also can publish your website for free if you don't need a custom domain. I just finished a basic tutorial for Webflow - coming out in a few weeks 🙌🏽
Another customizable website builder is called Framer. Now I have been checking out their templates - and they are super impressive. I am working on a basic tutorial for this site over the weekend 😎
👩🏽💻 Brute Force Code
🎬 Related Videos
I have filmed several in-depth tutorials on using Ghost so if you are interested in using that platform this is a good start.