Is Showit Right for Everyone?

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Showit is my go-to recommendation for building a website—but is it right for every business? Good question. TL;DR Showit is great for service providers bloggers and sometimes ecommerce (gotta love a good rhyme right?) BUT the nuances of your offers can make a big difference in whether Showit is the right choice for YOUR business.

Is Showit Right for Everyone? Which Types of Creatives Should Use Showit?

Who can and should use Showit for their website basically breaks into 3 different categories:

  • (1) Creative entrepreneurs who can thrive using Showit no questions (or very little) asked.
  • (2) Creative entrepreneurs who can most likely use Showit but will have to do more research before committing to the platform.
  • (3) Brick-and-mortar stores and high-inventory online stores.

Creatives Entrepreneurs Who Definitely Can Use Showit

There are a lot of different types of creative entrepreneurs (or what I consider to be creatives) that can use Showit with ease. Showit was originally designed to be an easy way for wedding photographers to showcase their online portfolio—but now photographers only make up about 25% of Showit’s users.

Photographers

While photographers make up less of Showit’s user base than they used to—photographers can still thrive having their website on Showit. Showit is still one of the best (if not the best) website builders on the market for photographers.

  • Wedding Photographers
  • Brand Photographers
  • Pet Photographers
  • Lifestyle Photographers
  • Dance Photographers
  • Wildlife Photographers
  • Food Photographers

Videographers

Just like photographers videographers can also thrive hosting their website on Showit. Showit makes it very easy to add a short-form video to your website—which isn’t always the case for every website builder.

  • Wedding Videographers
  • Real Estate Videographers

Coaches

Another industry that does well on Showit is coaches. I mean I’m sure you’ve looked at Jenna Kutcher’s website before ;P

  • Business Coaches
  • Fitness Coaches
  • Yoga Teachers
  • Lifestyle Coaches
  • Wellness Coaches

Designers

If you’re a designer you already know how important aesthetics are aka. you’ll love Showit’s unlimited no-code required design flexibility. Showit to this day is still the best website builder when it comes to how much control you have over your website’s actual design.

  • Interior Designers
  • Brand Designers

Artists

Artists also are a good fit for Showit because while Showit offers complete design flexibility they also make the platform easy to use—aka. you can focus on your craft instead of worrying about your website breaking.

  • Fine Artists
  • Makeup Artists
  • Calligraphers

Wedding Industry Pros

Since Showit was originally built for wedding photographers—other wedding industry pros also do well on Showit.

  • Wedding Planners
  • Floral Designers
  • Bakers
  • Hair Stylists
  • Musicians

Services Providers

Service providers in general succeed the most on Showit because you don’t have any (or very few) products to sell from your website.

  • Copywriters
  • Social Media Managers
  • Virtual Assistants
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Bookkeepers
  • Podcast Managers
  • Party Planners
  • Email Marketing Strategists
  • Attorneys
  • Travel Planners

Bloggers

Another industry that does well on Showit is bloggers because Showit’s blogging capabilities are thru WordPress. In other words, you get the flexibility of WordPress plugin options without the headache of having a full-fledged WordPress website. You design your blog layout inside of Showit but blog on WordPress (*cue music* you get the best of both worlds…)

  • Travel Bloggers
  • Food Bloggers
  • Fashion Bloggers
  • Lifestyle Bloggers

Creatives Entrepreneurs Who Probably Can Use Showit

Now that you know how many industries do well using Showit for their website—what about those that don’t? If you’re mostly a service-based business you can use Showit for sure. BUT if you only do ecommerce or do a decent amount of ecommerce in your business then whether or not you can use Showit gets debatable depending on your business is structured.

For example, authors and jewelry designers: authors in most cases can use Showit just fine as long as you don’t plan on selling 100+ books from your website. And if you’re a jewelry designer who mostly does hand-made work you can also use Showit because you’re not mass-producing a product.

  • Jewelry Designers
  • Authors

Creatives Entrepreneurs Who Should Not Use Showit

Now even though I love using Showit and I think it’s the best option for a lot of creative entrepreneurs it’s 100% NOT for everybody. Like brick-and-mortar shops and high-inventory online shops. If you have a physical store with physical inventory you should not use Showit for your website. And if you have a huge online shop and don’t offer any services you also should not use Showit.

  • Brick-and-Mortar Shops
  • High-Inventory Online Shops

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