Starting your first website can be a frightening thing, but really there is nothing to fear. The first thing people ask is how much is it going to cost me? The second thing they think is, “wow it must be difficult to do.” I will show you how to build a website for free, and the best part is that it is very, very easy to do.
When you hear about website design the first thing many people think about is having to code it all. You hear terms like HTML, JAVA, FLASH. These are all different kinds of code. You really don’t need to know any code at all to build a website. I personally use WordPress. It is intuitive and something you can learn very fast.
SiteRubix is a great place to get started. They give you two free websites at no cost at all. You just need to sign up and you won’t get any spam; that is my one of my favorite parts. Once you join, you will find just how easy it is to set up. Watch this video below from Wealthy Affiliates and you will see. Again there is no cost to set up the website or join. Wealthy Affiliate has free training available without any costs or spam.
This video shows you how to set up your website in under a minute. Closer to 30 seconds but you get the idea, fast and easy.
Okay now I know I have gone over some other parts of the process, such as Niche Research, and getting traffic. I even have a page on building a website, a little bit of it is the same, but I thought I would expand upon it.
Here is How
Once you have your FREE Siterubix account, or FREE Wealthy Affiliate account, (read my full review here) go to the site builder section. You will see a button light up that says go. Click on that and it will take you to another screen.
The next screen is where the magic happens. It is very simple to use and self-explanatory but I will show you what it looks like so there is no confusion. Since we are talking about building a website for free we would select the Free Website option in step one. Then we would type in our website name, just type it in. Is that too hard yet? If you already have purchased a domain can use that as well, but you will need to sign up for a premium membership to do that, hosting is included in premium membership.
They do give you some options for the Theme you can choose. The premium members of the site have over 1700 themes to choose from, but any simple theme works great. You don’t want your website to be too cluttered. Once you have chosen your theme you click the “I am ready to build my website button.” Presto Chango and you suddenly have built your website for free.
What is Next
You can add pictures just as simply by clicking on the “Add Media” button on your page editor, upload a file and it drops it right in there.
Building a website is actually very easy and if you want to have long term success with any online business you need to have a website. I personally prefer to use my own domain name, that way if I want to sell it one day I can do that. But trying a free website is really the way to get started.
Oh, I almost forgot, once you have built out your base format of the pages. Meaning you have them looking all nice and pretty with pictures and words and all. Then you can do the same thing with the posts. The posts are “posted” on your homepage but are not listed as pages. Each time you write a new article it will show up on your homepage, not under the pages section. Each one of these is like a separate page but wont clutter your menu with all the posts you have done.
Let me know if you need any help with building your website? I will be happy to guide you along the way. Also if you have any questions comments or would like to add any of your own experiences please leave a comment below. I love your feedback.