One challenge that every side project has is attracting and engaging users. Whether your side project is an open source library, a software as a service, or a physical product, you need a way to quickly tell visitors about it and hook them into trying it. That’s where a landing page comes in.

A good landing page helps visitors quickly determine whether or not your product is right for them, and if it is, the landing page should direct them to take an action. Depending on what it is you’re promoting, your landing page might ask for an email signup, encourage a file download, or direct users to add something to their cart. Either way, you don’t have to spend weeks coding your landing page from scratch. In fact, if you’re a developer, I would encourage you to use a tool developed by marketers who know the best practices for landing pages rather than try to build your own.

Fortunately, there are many great and easy-to-use landing page generators and tools available. Some require a little knowledge of HTML and CSS, while others are completely non-tech friendly. Try a few of these tools out, and let me know which one you prefer.

All Landing Page Tools

  • 2  Squarespace ($12) - Squarespace is my go-to recommendation for non-technical people who need a website. Squarespace works just as well for basic landing pages as it does for a full-featured website and blog.

  • 1  ClickFunnels ($97) - Very linear landing page experience, but a bit pricey.

  • 1  Jekyll ($0) - If you don’t mind writing a little HTML yourself, Jekyll is an awesome landing page and blogging platform. It can scale pretty much infinitely and it’s free to use with Github pages.

  • 1  Landing Lion ($0) - A simple drag and drop interface is included.

  • 1  Prelaunch Landing Page ($0) - This simple open source template uses Nette and Bootstrap 4 to allow users to sign up before your product has launched.

  • 0  Carrd ($2) - Simple to use and free to get started.

  • 0  Elementor ($0) - Specifically for Wordpress, Elementor gives you an interface for editing your site without code.

  • 0  Gitlab Pages ($0) - If you prefer Gitlab to Github, this is a good option for landing page generation.

  • 0  HTML5 UP! ($0) - Free HTML templates for landing pages.

  • 0  Instapage ($68) - While a bit pricey, I’ve enjoyed how much freedom Instapage gives you to customize your landing pages without writing HTML.

  • 0  Lander ($16) - Integrates with email marketing platforms and lets you create Facebook pages as well.

  • 0  Landing Page Experts - A landing page consultation service that guarantees your A/B test after their improvements will be better.

  • 0  Landingfolio ($0) - Landingfolio is a gallery featuring the best landing pages design. Browse more than 373 landing page examples in 53 different categories.

  • 0  Landingi ($29) - Especially made for non-developers. Also helps you manage leads.

  • 0  Launchaco ($0) - Instantly generate a beautiful, responsive, free, website for your product, startup, or service.

  • 0  Launchrock ($0) - Really simple, but kind of limited because of that. Still, Launchrock is a good option when you just want to collect email addresses on a “Coming Soon” page.

  • 0  Leadpages ($25) - Leadpages generates leads and sales for your business on the web, in emails, via text messaging, and on social media.

  • 0  Mopro ($199) - AI Powered business website and design tools.

  • 0  Neocities ($0) - Neocities makes it easy to build your web site and explore other sites with an in-browser HTML editor, a command line tool, custom domain support, and fast performance.

  • 0  ONTRApages ($0) - Create your own landing page in minutes.

  • 0  Reverent Pages - Unlike most options on this list, Reverent is a full-service landing page service rather than a DIY tool.

  • 0  RocketStart - Make your “Coming Soon” landing page in couple minutes, upload images or logos and get all tools you need to interact with your audience.

  • 0  Rocketpages - RocketPages helps you quickly and easily create, customize and publish beautiful and high converting squeeze pages, sales pages, landing pages and more.

  • 0  Stitcher ($0) - A PHP-based static site generator.

  • 0  Thrive Themes ($19) - If you use Wordpress, Thrive Themes has some great landing-page focused themes.

  • 0  Unbounce ($79) - Their editor gives you lots of options, plus they give you some analytics, the ability to A/B test, and much more.

  • 0  Weebly ($0) - Weebly is a great all-in-one website and blog creator with many templates and tools to choose from.

  • 0  Wix ($0) - Wix gives you everything you need for a stunning website or blog and it’s free.

  • 0  Woobox ($30) - Specially made for running contests on your landing pages or social media accounts.


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