In this Escort Website Builder Comparison I will discuss the pros and cons of the 3 most popular Escort Website Builders; WordPress, Squarespace and Wix. All 3 have merits, advantages and disadvantages
Which Escort Website Builder for ease of use?
Wix is lovely. It’s simple, it’s easy and anyone can set up a site with very little website knowledge. Squarespace is the go to for many independent escorts; it’s easy to use and has pretty design templates.
Ease of use comes with limitations, SquareSpace and Wix are controlled environments. They are site builders with limited options that can only be hosted by only them for a monthly fee. You don’t have to worry about technology updates or finding hosting; you can basically just pick a template, add words and photos then hey presto; you can have a pretty website online in under an hour. You don’t need to know any code, no HTML or CSS, although the option is there if you need it.
These platforms are made for small businesses who simply need an online presense. Like everything online, website builders have terms and conditions. As websites are hosted on their servers, you must comply with their terms and conditions.
Sexwork is illegal in many countries which means these platforms do not allow escort websites in certain jurisdictions. Often they do not remove Escort sites unless they are sent a complaint.
If you are working in a country where sexwork is legal or decriminalised, your website is still under someone else’s control. Personally I don’t like anyone controlling my business. That’s just one of the many one of the many reasons I use wordpress and recommend wordpress hosting to my colleagues and clients (pricing starts at $5 a month)
For this blog I am discussing WordPress.org which is the open source platform that most people refer to when they say ‘WordPress’. WordPress a powerful content management system that’s best for the serious business owner who wants their website to grow with their business. WordPress.com is similar to wix, it’s more of a page builder with hosting than wordpress.org
WordPress has the steepest learning curve of the 3 options but it also has a lot more functionality and flexibility. There is no limitations with what you can build with WordPress and this is why it powers over 30% of the internet including multi million dollar companies with 1000’s of employees.
Whilst WordPress is more challenging for a beginner; the upside is that it gives you the ultimate level of customisation and there is no real limit to what you can build into your website.
Functionality such as live chat, a private members area, paywalls, forums, courses and anything you can think up really, can be added to your wordpress site allowing you to include additional revenue streams and marketing opportunities
WordPress is diffrent from Wix and Squarespace in that you have full access and own your website and content. The downside to owning is you need to learn and decide how to build your site + the ongoing maintenance. There are limitless options which means a lot of research & reading + possibly making a tonne of annoying mistakes should you decide to do the entire set up yourself.
The main differences of these 3 platforms is that Wix and Squarespace aim to give you a website without needing coding skills. WordPress gives you total freedom to think outside the box and achieve your goals. Wix & Squarespace own where your website is housed so you must adhere to their terms, WordPress you own your site and can put it anywhere you please. I recomment Sitegroud but there are a few Escort Hosting Companies such as RedUmbrella.ch which was created in response to SESTA/FOSTA
So which is the best Escort Website Builder?
Comparing Wix & Squarespace to WordPress is kinda like comparing a well priced toyota to a Porsche. The WordPress CMS is far superior in all ways including performance & SEO
What you decide to use is really down to what is best for you, your business and brand. If your site is your starter site,. you are only planning on escorts a couple of months then Wix or Squarespace are great but for long term SEO & brand strategy, Wordpess wins hands down
Thanks to the developers who contribute to WordPress with themes and plugins, you achieve anything you desire with your website.
A self-hosted WP site is the way to go and the cheapest in the long term; you just need to commit a bit of time and effort to learn the basics. There are plenty of free tutorials available online. Alternatively I develop in wordpres (for pricing refer to Atlantic Digital)
WordPress is also the hardest to learn and most difficult for beginners but its worth it in the long term.
Wix is great if you want simple and easy to use. Wix does allow Escort sites as long as it is legal in your country, same goes for SquareSpace. However, both platforms are hosted on hosting you do not own, so if they want your site gone, its gone; Goodbye
At the end of the day, it all comes down to which of these Escort Site Builders is best for you and your skill level, also how much you care if you lose your site & need to rebuild it in a new platform
If you are using wordpress you can back up onto you local computer, I suggest if you are using Wix or Squarespace you always keep a copy of your content in case your site disappears