Let Them Build it For You

If you are a rather busy individual and do not have the time to build your own website using WebsiteBuilder’s tools, then you can have them build it for you.

For $349, you get a full design package that consists of 7 pages, custom images, integrated videos, blog setup, email setup, maps, and a contact form.

They will also help you setup a domain name and publish your website. Even better, once your website is done, you can then send them feedback and let them know if you would like anything changed. You get an allowance of free edits.

 

Pricing & Features

WebsiteBuilder offers a free plan so you can try it out for yourself before committing to a paid subscription. Of course, you can also just stay in the free plan if you don’t need the extra features the higher plans offer. That is, if you are fine with ads displaying on your website. If not, then you would have to upgrade your subscription to a paid one. They have four that you can choose from, namely:

Starter


Personal


Premium


Business


eCommerce


 Free $7.99/mo $5.99/mo $6.99/mo $11.99/mo
Free Hosting Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Free Domain Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ad Credits Yes Yes Yes Yes
SEO & Marketing Help Yes Yes Yes
Mobile Sites Yes Yes Yes
Free email Yes Yes
Primary Support Yes Yes
eCommerce Yes

As you can see, the entry-level Personal plan is curiously more expensive than their Premium plan. This is especially confusing since the latter has SEO, marketing help, and the ability to create mobile sites – three features that are absent from the former. As to how the entry-level plan got to be more expensive than WebsiteBuilder’s slightly more feature-packed Personal plan is anybody’s guess as they don’t really provide an in-depth comparison of all their plans.

Even more confusing, when you arrive on their upgrade page, the prices for each are different than on their main pricing page. For instance, the Personal plan now becomes $7.99 per month, and now provides free email and the ability to create mobile sites. Which of the two different pricing schemes will apply to your subscription is unclear.

These minor quibbles aside, it’s great that all of WebsiteBuilder’s plans include a free domain, free hosting, and free ad credits. The Business plan, meanwhile, throws in free email and priority support in the mix. The eCommerce plan gives you all of the features of the Business subscription and adds in the ability to create online stores.

A word of warning, however. Upon further investigation, it seems that this website builder has made a notorious name for itself. While its functionality at the free tier is commendable, there have been numerous complains on its auto-renewal of subscriptions, shady billings, and poor customer service all around.

Before committing to anything, be sure to check out what you’re getting and what you’re willing to pay for.