Having your own website has become quite common these days. Whether you want to write a blog, advertize yourself or your services, your own website is the best and most common tool at your disposal. However, you may not want to invest financially in your own website, or you simply can’t afford it at the moment. In order to help you, we assembled this short guide for free website building to help you get started:
* Choose your subject: I know it sounds like I am stating the obvious, but it is important. Before you start the process of building a website, you need to decide what your website will be about and how should it look. This is important, since you need to choose a website-building service that could create what you have in mind.
* Choose a website-building service: it is preferable to choose a website host that includes a website building platform. A website building platform will provide the tools you need to build your own website. This will make things simpler for you. Also make sure that there is no price tag hiding somewhere along the line.
There is a sea of options out there these days. The most popular option nowadays is WordPress.com which now powers about 25% of the web. It is conveniently both a web host and a website builder. You can use it even if you don’t know any programming language. It is pretty simple and offers built-in tools that will make creating a website very simple. If you want to create your own website from nothing using coding, WordPress is also a great option. You can also combine both options.
Other options for website building platforms will include drop and drag builders interface, such as Wix.com. These sorts of builders are also very easy to use as you simply drag drop the information you need (text, picture, etc.) wherever you want. It also offers you the option to combine your own code into the website.
There are many website builders out there, and it is up to you to explore the different methods and features they offer and choose the one that suits you best. Do read the fine print, though, to make sure that everything you need is indeed for free. Examine the features, available upload space, SEO options, option for advertisements on your site, e-commerce options and anything else you might possibility need in the future. Make sure that the services you need are permanently free and that there are no premium features that are only free for a limited time. Paying close attention will save you time and incontinence later on.
Most website builders will give you a sub domain name, such as yourname.wordpress.com. If you want a yourname.com site, you’ll have to pay.
Do take into account that everything you’re getting for free is probably in exchange for free commercials on your site.
* Create the site itself: now that everything is ready, you can go on to actually creating and launching your site. If you run into a trouble, support teams are available even if your site is free, and video clips with explanations are usually included in website builders.
Building a website for free has never been easier, now you too can try your hand at creating your own websites regardless of your technical knowledge. Just make sure that you always know what you signing up for.