Your website is your online storefront. It sets the tone and greets your readers as they find your content. Whether you have products of your own or you’re connecting people with what they’re looking for through affiliate marketing and blogging, you’re going to want to know how to build your own website free and give your readers the best possible experience without having to hire an expensive web designer.
Creating a website for your business could be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. There are currently over 644 MILLION of them out there. And when most people think of a “free” website, they imagine a cheap site that would struggle to get any real traffic.
But what if I showed you how to build your own website free on the best platform with the best hosting while connecting you to the same training I use that shows you how to build traffic & turn that traffic into monthly revenue as well?
In this article I’m going to show you how to build your own website free in 4 easy steps using the best training and mentoring community you’ll find for building your own successful business online: Wealthy Affiliate. By following these steps, you’ll have a professional website creating a great user experience and give your content the traffic it deserves.
How to Build Your Own Website Free 2018
Has this ever been a road block for you? Not feeling “tech savvy” enough to build a professional website? You’re not alone. So many people dread taking that first step.
But I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to dread that first step any longer. Watch the following video and see how to build your own website free using Wealthy Affiliate.
Where You Build Your Site Matters
There are many website building platforms out there, but none compare to the features and security you get when you build your website through Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate uses SiteRubix as its website building platform. SiteRubix is the best free website builder you’ll find. It’s state of the art, stable, secure, and a perfect fit for creating a WordPress website, which is the web leader for website platforms.
Clicking on the SiteRubix tab is where we start for building our site. This opens a window with several options and features you can use at Wealthy Affiliate to make the most of your website.
Site Manager is where you can find all the websites you build at Wealthy Affiliate. As a free member you can build up to 2 free SiteRubix sites, while as a premium member you can create up to 25 free SiteRubix sites and up to 25 websites on domains you own.
Site Manager also monitors your site’s overall health and lets you know where you can improve. Whether it be post frequency or responding to comments, Site Manager at Wealth Affiliate helps you make sure your site is running at its best.
Site Builder, as you may have guessed, is where you build your website. This can be done in as little as 30 seconds.
Registering and owning your own .com, .net, or .org domain is easy and super affordable at Wealthy Affiliate. The cost for your own domain is only $13.99-$15.99 per YEAR and it comes with full security, unlimited high speed hosting, domain email, 24/7 support, and much more.
Site Domains is also where you can transfer other domains you own to be hosted at Wealthy Affiliate. Wealthy Affiliate hosting blows other hosting platforms out of the water. Many become premium members for the hosting alone, getting more features for less than what they pay other hosting platforms like GoDaddy, HostGator, etc.
Wealthy Affiliate is much more than platform to build websites. This training walks you through each step of building a successful online business. And a huge part of that is understanding how to build consistent, quality content.
When you have quality content, you’re able to get ranked highly in Google search results. This means free traffic. LOTS of free traffic. Traffic is the key to building consistent revenue online, and Site Content is the vehicle to get your content the traffic it deserves.
Site Comments & Site Feedback
Every writer wants engagement with their posts. Need some comments for the post you just wrote? No problem. Site Comments brings other members of the Wealthy Affiliate community over to get eyes on your words and start the engagement process.
No automated comments or bots to fake your way to the top. These is real feedback from real people. Wealthy Affiliate has got you covered. Google LOVES engagement.
Need some feedback on your site’s design? Site Feedback brings the Wealthy Affiliate community of like minded people to your site so they can offer suggestions on where your strengths are & where you can improve. This is where inspiration begins and how you can use the best ideas to create the absolute best site possible.
Site Support is exactly that; it helps you to get out of any jams. Maybe you’ve uploaded a plugin that is making your site slow. Or maybe you’re having trouble logging in. Create a support ticket and the support team gets your site back on track.
How to build your own website free in 4 steps
Now we’re at the fun part. Let’s get started building your website around whatever niche you like. This is the first step towards being your own boss and an entrepreneur, and Wealthy Affiliate sets you up for success here. Getting your site up and running couldn’t be easier.
In as little as 30 seconds you can have your website live and online. The 4 steps are:
1. What kind of website do you want to build?
Pick between a free website or create one on a domain you own. As you read before, free members can create up to 2 free SiteRubix websites. Premium members can create up to 50.
2. Choose a domain name for your website.
You’ll want to pick something that goes with your niche. My niche is creating an online business I can take with me as I travel, so I picked WorkFromYourLaptop.com. You get the idea, right? Just don’t spend days trying to pick the perfect name. Pick one you like, make sure it’s spelled right, and then move to the next step.
3. Enter a title for your website.
This is obviously going to be similar to the domain name. It might be EXACTLY like the domain name. Regardless, you’ll be able to change this at any time, so don’t sweat it too much.
4. Choose a design for your website.
Wealthy Affiliate builds their sites using WordPress themes. WordPress is the most widely used platform across the internet. As a free member you can pick from 12 theme choices to fit your needs. They’re hand picked to be responsive, look great on mobile, and create a great user experience for your audience.
As a premium member you can choose from literally thousands of theme choices to fit what you like. Here too, don’t try to sift through all of them to find the perfect one. Pick one you like and move on. You can always change this later.
And just like that you’re done! Your website is live, ready to customize, and ready to fill with CONTENT!
In conclusion, your website is truly the foundation for any online business you create. For this reason, it makes sense to build it on the right platform to maximize your success.
Where you build your site matters, and Wealthy Affiliate is hands down the Rolls Royce of training platforms for building your own successful business online. Having access to training laid out by experts in a clear, organized way gives you a leg up on the competition.
I’ve had nothing but positives from it, and I would love to help you have the same success. Create your own free starter account and you’ll have me as your support coach. I look forward to seeing you on the inside!
Do you have a much better understanding of how to build your own website free? Do you have any questions for me? Leave them in the comments below. Have you always wanted to learn how to build a website but didn’t know where to start? What topic or passion do you want to build your website around? Share what your passion is and what your ideas for your business might be. I always respond and would love to hear your story.