If you have an idea for a new website, but you don’t feel like spending an arm and a leg having one built for you, don’t. There are many websites online that you can access that will help you create a website of your own and won’t charge you a dime for it.
Most of these free website builders are willing to help you create a website for free because they then advertise on your website and generate revenues in that fashion. These companies are not fly by night operations either and in fact Google even has a free website building service that you can use.
Building a website using a free website builder couldn’t be easier and can be accomplished in the following steps:
1. Choose a Template: Depending on the free website builder that you use you will have a choice of anywhere from ten to hundreds of website templates to choose from. Using template to build your website would be the same as if you were building a house that had everything done except the decorating. Choose the theme and colors that you feel will best represent your website and then begin to create it.
2. Create Content: After you have decided on what template you will go with the next step is to begin to create your website content. This can include the text, pictures, videos, or whatever else you want to use to make your website unique. Don’t worry if you’ve never done this before because when you use a template it is as easy as click here and type a little and also some drag and drop. Most free website builders will have tutorials that you can check out if you need help.
3. Host Your Website: The last step in building your free website is to then have it hosted, which means it will go live online for everyone to see. Hosting can cost a lot, a little, or can even be free with some website builders that you use. Of course if you use a free service you will be limited on bandwidth but the amount you want to spend is entirely up to you.
While a free website may not be the most professional website that you will see it is in the end free. If you want to test the waters with an idea that you have for a website, free is certainly the way to go. If the website begins to take off and you need more features than what is offered by the free website builder you are using then you can always upgrade to a pay package a little later on. In fact, many free services will also offer a pay service.
Websites are for everybody now. You no longer have to be a genius to design and build your own website nor do you have to know how to write any kind of fancy code. Thanks to advances in technology, anyone regardless of computer or technical skill can build a great looking website for free. So if you have an idea for a website go for it, you have nothing to lose other than the couple of hours you will spend creating it.