I’m 33 years old, living in The Hague. I’ve been active as a photographer for about five years now. I love the creative part of it and was looking for a way to show my work to the public. I had enough ideas on what I wanted but I lacked the technical know-how. Also problematic is that I’m pretty demanding when it comes to presentation.
I tried all sorts of software – some professional (incredibly complicated) and some easy (but didn’t meet my standards). So searching the internet for something that would fit my needs, I came across Wix. The examples that I saw there had the look and feel I was seeking.
I’ve been using Wix for a few years now. By now I can create pages to look exactly as they appear in my mind. It’s so easy compared to other software, but the results are professional. Combining the tools you have in the editor (that’s the secret) gives endless possibilities.
It is very user friendly, there are lots of tutorials, you can see the results immediately (perfect!), and mistakes are easily undone. No complicated coding, but if you want it, it’s possible. That’s user friendly.
My website has gotten me so much feedback from all over the world. People often want to know more about Wix, or ask me how I did some animations. I even get people asking if I can design their Wix site. At some point it looked like I was selling the Wix product! So I’ve been designing numerous Wix sites for people, they create their own Wix account and I start designing. It’s fun! By now I even have a waiting list. I show them the tools, and at the end they have their own Wix site that they can control themselves. Ideal.
I can say I have had more reactions on my site than on my photography. Ha! But both go hand in hand – they all visit my site. It definitely reached the public worldwide. Updating my site and showing this on Facebook is also a major feature! Advertising with just one click. I know that through Wix, I can also create a Facebook page. I am planning to do this (looks sharp). And adding a similar look and feel on a mobile site is so easy that I couldn’t leave that option untouched!