Wix is the first rich media authoring application, where anyone can build a professional, yet cool website for free. The quality is on par with most professional, Flash websites, which cost thousands of dollars to design and hundreds to maintain.
With well over 250k registered users since June, Wix is growing fast, in particular with small business users and creative professionals, who like to showcase their work and material. These users know their website is their face to the world, and need their website to reflect their own taste and style. Such users are fed up with the rigid template model of traditional website builders, but don't want to pay a hefty fee to flash developers, web designers and hosters. Many of these users actually have MySpace profiles, which are great for communication, but degrading for a professionals and artists who want to move beyond friends and family.
Wix started a premiuim offering in October, which allows businesses to use their own domain and erase any mention of Wix or advertising from the site for a small monthly fee. More services and functionality are on the way, as the Wix platform is a true software framework that can support just about anything.
Instead of relying on volume traffic to bring in ad revenues, Wix is leveraging its technology-based platform to sell a basic, yet differentiated subscription service over the Inernet. Strong SEO work has already had an impact, and we are very excited about the progress and feedback we are getting from delighted subscribers. If you haven't resgistered already, try it!