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SmugMug Review 2018 (A Rollercoaster of a Ride!)

I’m so glad you could join me today…

You see, I’ve been reviewing general website builders for quite some time now but SmugMug is my first specialist photography platform and I’m kinda excited!

I’ve heard many good things about them along the way and after hearing the recent news of them acquiring photo storage site Flickr, I couldn’t put it off any longer.

An example website I created using SmugMug. The site is called "Photography In The Rain" and consists of people, landmarks, and nature shots all taken in the rain

My Test Photography Site Created With SmugMug

With that said, I’m itching to get started so let’s jump straight in.

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WebStarts vs Wix (Not as Close as I First Thought)

After recently giving my WebStarts review a good old update, I thought it was time I compared it against its peers to see how it stacks up.

An uneven set of weighing scalesFor it’s first head-to-head, WebStarts will be going up against Wix which I’ve come to think of as the industry standard in do-it-yourself website builders.

Today, I’ll dig deep to present you with the similarities between these two platforms and more importantly, the main differences with the sole aim of helping you make an informed decision.

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Best 2 Website Builders For Bands & Musicians (Yep, Just The 2!)

As a lover of both classic and modern rock, there’s nothing I like more than going to watch a band in my local area on a Friday evening.

Concert scene with brights lights covering the stage and silhouettes of fans in the foregroundI have my favorites and while I subscribe to their Facebook pages to stay up to date, you’d be surprised as to how few actually have their own website.

I actually find it a little frustrating…

I want to be able to browse their site, learn about their history, influences, about the musicians themselves and maybe even purchase their albums.

These are just a few advantages of having your own website. It’s a place to build your brand and somewhere to call (digital) home.

With that in mind, I rolled up my sleeves and spent hours testing various website builders and came up with what I believe to be the best platforms to help you achieve it as quickly, and as easily as possible.

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Bandzoogle Review 2018 (Musicians, Look No Further)

If you’ve arrived at this review, you’re probably already aware that Bandzoogle is dedicated purely to helping bands and musicians create a presence online.

In my experience, these “niche” specific website builders are quite often thin, flimsy products and the company behind them doesn’t really understand the needs of the audience they’re targeting.

I’m pleased to say, Bandzoogle is the polar opposite of such platforms.

My test site created using Bandzoogle. A black and white image of a guitarist jumping in the air with my main menu running down the left hand side of the screen.

My Test Site Created With Bandzoogle

Started by musician Chris Vinson way back in 2003 when do-it-yourself builders were still in their infancy, Bandzoogle has now grown into a one-stop shop that helps you create a digital stage for your music and connect with your fans.

I have to admit, I’m not a musician myself but I’m very impressed with what Bandzoogle has to offer and I’ll be walking you through those things today.

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