Announcing a new service from Jemully Media. Charter Sites – a budget-friendly website easier to set up than Wix, Weebly, or Godaddy’s Website Builder.
Built on a similar template-site model to Wix, Weebly, and Website Builder, Charter sites also offer a low, budget-conscious monthly subscription rate surely to satisfy any small business owner. The subscriptions eliminate the need for the considerable upfront investment that comes with a custom-designed website for your business
4 Ways a Charter Site is better than Wix, Weebly, and Website Builder
1 – EASIER.
A Charter Site is easier than Wix, Weebly, and Website Builder because Jemully builds the site for you. Consequently, you do not have to learn how to use website-building software with a Charter Site. There are no video tutorials you have to watch. Likewise, you won’t find any extensive knowledge bases you have to search on Charter Sites. You won’t need any training “how to” documents. Similarly, there are no support tickets you have to submit causing you to wait in a cue to get help when you encounter a problem. Lastly, you do not have to have an eye for layout and design. Jemully takes care of all the software know-how and the design details so you don’t have to struggle with them.
How easy is it to get a Charter Site?
With a Charter Site, you upload the content (the words and pictures) for your site and our professional team quickly and beautifully builds the site for you. You don’t take time away from running your business to figure out how to build and manage your website.
We understand there are some business owners who may find the website building process fairly easy to understand. And, thus, not too difficult to make the site look, in finished form, close to the professional template they selected. But Charter Sites are created for the rest of the world who find the website building software time-consuming to master, a never-ending learning process, and frustrating!
2 – FASTER
Next, because you do not have to learn how to use the web builder software, your new site can go live in a matter of days. The Charter site Builder Form is a simple upload form with each section of your website clearly labeled with easy-to-understand instructions. For example, “Upload your ‘About Us’ content here.” We even inform you approximately how many words you should use in each section to keep the design balanced. Other form instructions are simply, “Upload your Logo here.” “Upload your Tag Line here,” etc.
Once your content is uploaded to Jemully, the average turnaround time for a Charter Site is 14 days. And, if you are in a real rush, even that timeline can be expedited.
3 – NO HIDDEN COSTS
Unfortunately, with Wix, Weebly, and Website Builder, there are some hidden costs. Therefore, it can be difficult to determine just how much your website will cost each month. And before you go on, it’s important to keep this question paramount when doing cost comparisons. With Wix, Weebly, and Godaddy’s Website Builder, you are paying for the platform and tools to manually build and manage your own site. However, with a Jemully Charter Site, you are paying for the finished, professionally polished product.
Now let’s look at a couple of examples of some hidden costs.
First, with Weebly, the published monthly rate assessed for building your own website (in the example shown this rate is $12) is NOT the rate you pay UNLESS you pay for a full year up front. If you opt to pay by the month, your rate is $16, not $12. To us, that seems like misrepresentation of the price. If you pay annually, how is that a monthly rate?
Secondly, with Godaddy’s Website Builder, the published monthly rate is only for the first year. Subsequent years are at a higher rate. This can be misleading if you don’t read the fine print. After your first year, you are already committed to the system, and starting over somewhere else brings extra, unwelcome costs.
WHAT FEATURES COME WITH MY SITE?
Next, Wix, Weebly, and Website Builder do not clearly communicate the list of features included in their basic site templates. Therefore, on each of the three DIY sites, you must dig, research and compare to applications to find the features you want to add to your template. This, you uncover another time-sucking task in the do-it-yourself website building process.
Jemully’s Charter Site clearly list the features and the Add-On Feature prices on their templates.
WHAT’S IN A BASIC CHARTER SITE?
Below, is the list of the features included in the basic site template. The Charter Sites have 6 pre-designed sections. Here is a list of the sections included in the Charter Site layout.
- Opening Header Image Section
- “About Us” Section
- Services Section (Up to 4 Services or Products)
- FAQs (Up to 4 Questions and Answers)
- Contact Form
- Social media links (optional)
- Map of location (optional)
- Mailing/Street Address
Also, as you are browsing during the template selection process, Charter Sites list all the add-on features in the FAQs before you sign up. Again, this gives you all the information you need to know exactly what features are available for your site.
WHAT ADD-ON FEATURES ARE AVAILABLE WITH A CHARTER SITE?
When you submit your order for the Charter Site subscription, you know in advance the cost associated with the basic Charter Site and each feature. Charter Sites are fully transparent, giving you all this information.
In truth, we don’t care for the cagey methods of the DIY website builder companies. We don’t want you to have to dig and search for buried information. We want to make it easy for you to make a decision about what you need for your website.
The following is the list of all the Add-On Features for a Charter Site and their associated prices. Some of the prices are higher per month than Wix, Weebly, and Website Builder. And, you will find, some of them are lower per month. Either way, remember that the add-on features on a Charter Site are not do-it-yourself. Charter add-ons are fully designed, built, and configured for you by the Charter Site development team. Therefore, you don’t have to learn how to make the features fit and work with your website. We take care of that so you don’t have to.
Section to Add-On Your Page
- Blog page with a Blog section on your Home page (+$7.50 /mo)
- Testimonials section (Up to 4) (+$7.50 /mo)
- Gallery section (8 images) (+$7.50 /mo)
- Team section (Up to 6 team members) (+$15.00 /mo)
- Client, Partner, or Vendor logos section – (up to 6) (+$7.50 /mo)
- Newsletter sign up section (Mailchimp or Constant Contact) (+$15.00 /mo)
- Video Section (+$7.50 /mo)
- Restaurant Menu PDF added to site (+$7.50 /mo)
- Make an Appointment section (+$7.50 /mo)
Enhancements to Add to Your Site
- Stock Photography – per photo (+$5.00 /mo)
- Video Purchase from Jemully – per video (+$10.00 /mo)
- A Pop-up offer (+$7.50 /mo)
Add Additional Pages on Your Website
- Additional Page(s) (+$41.00 /mo)
- Custom Page(s) (+$41.00 /mo)
Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
- On-Page SEO (+$18.00 /mo)
Statistics And Data
- Google Analytics (+$7.50 /mo)
- Custom Data Dashboard combining Website & Social Media (+$30.00 /mo)
- Terms of Service PDF (+$7.50 /mo)
- Weekly Backups & Software Updates (+$18.00 /mo) (Quarterly backups and updates are included in the basic package)
- Webmail (per account) (+$2.00 /mo)
4 -DEDICATED ACCOUNT REP
Finally, Wix, Weebly, and Website Builder offer customer support teams that are available via email support ticket system when you run into a problem building your site. If you prefer phone support, you can have phone access to support by purchasing the top tier monthly plan.
In contrast, with a Charter Site, Jemully connects you with an Account Executive as soon as you subscribe. You have direct access to your rep who can help you coordinate and submit the content for your site. With years of digital marketing experience, your rep can also answer your questions about the add-on features and guide you in selecting the best options for your business. Additionally, your account representative stays with you for the life of your site. As your business grows, you will want to add new features to your Charter Site that serve your customers. Just reach out to your account rep and tell them what you want to add. It’s that simple.
Summing It All Up
In conclusion, Charter Sites are easier and faster, and they have transparent pricing and a real person to help you along the way. You don’t have to wrestle with learning how to use the software or make your site look good on a desktop and on mobile devices. The advantages Charter Sites offer over Wix, Weebly, and Godaddy’s website builder are considerable. We believe you will think so too.