VIRB Makes It Possible to Create Your Own Website

Not too long ago we wrote about Codcademy, a free resource for learning to code your won website.   Prior to that, we talked about the importance Choosing an E-Commerce Platform for Your Emerging Fashion Brand. Obviously, we think having a spot-on web presence is crucial for the success of your fashion business.  So when we received an email from one of our readers, Rachel of Gregory Apparel, telling us about VIRB, we thought we’d share it with you.

Gregory Apparel e-commerce website
Gregory Apparel Homepage

VIRB makes it possible to create your own website without having to know much code at all and charges a very reasonable $10/month.  Not bad.  However, we will say that it seems that VIRB does not support e-commerce but is more for building a presence online and that’s ok if you’re not yet ready to launch you’re own e-commerce just yet. Though we do recommend that you move into that realm at some point.

While we don’t personally have experience with VIRB, Rachel had nothing but great things to say about it.

I just read your article about Codeacademy and I’m very interested in giving this a try but I also wanted to mention that there is another company that makes website building a snap with very little code involved. In fact they have set a user friendly customizable format to help the not so savvy build their own site.  It’s called, they are only about $10 month and I use it. It is so easy to set up. I highly recommend it to any start up company.

I was nervous about my branding when I first started and wanted to have flexibility of changing the site or uploading new pictures of garment as I made them. This lets me make changes easily when ever I need it. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of it before but I think it’s worth a look. I’m just figuring out now how to incorporate Google Apps with VIRB so I can have more professional email address for free.  With all of the things I need to worry about in my small business, this is not one of them.  Virb has put my mind at ease. 

So, if you’re looking to create your own site but don’t have time to learn the language of code, this might be something worth exploring.   We saw on their homepage that they offer a free 10 day trial so it seems like there’s not much to lose.

Does anyone else use it? What are you thoughts?

Let us know how it works out for you, if you decide to give VIRB a go.

Nicole Giordano

Nicole is the founder of StartUp FASHION, an online resource and community supporting for independent designers around the world with building their businesses. A deep love for the craft of fashion paired with an adamant belief that success is defined by the individual, led her to found StartUp FASHION, where she helps independent designers and makers screw the traditional fashion business rules, create their own paths, and build businesses they truly love. More than anything else, she’s in the business of encouragement and works every day to remind makers and designers that they have something special to offer the world and that they can, in fact, do this thing!