Build a Website for free
"I’m so poor I can’t even pay attention". Ron Kittle
If you are like Ron or at least you can pay attention (LOL) and want to build a website for free,I have good news for you. During these days it is practically possible to find an alternative free service to anything with just some Google research abilities. The same is happening when we need to build a website for free without investing any money.
We prepared this easy guide for you to walk and we will walk during this journey together but before we start we would like to share some useful insights about free website building.
- You get a free website in some minutes.
- You don't need any advanced or programming knowledge.
- And the most important:you build a website for FREE.
- When you want to get extra services you will be charged.
- Your website will be a sub-domain (example:user.wix.com/sitename).
- You don't have full control over your website.
- Some difficulties when you want to migrate to a professional website and domain.
Getting started wit your free website
- Go to Wix.com
- In the top bar on the right click on Sign in
- Click on Sign Up
- Compete your email and password
- Answer the questions that Wix will do in order to customize your website.
- At the end of the questions pick a theme that you like.
- Choose your favorite home page design.
Configuring text and images
Now that you finished with the Wizard,you will see a preview of your website on the screen.
Now your task will be to customize the texts of the different sections and enter your cool copy and images. To do it I want you to click on any block of the site to see a panel on the left side of your screen. There you can add text,images and configure the different settings of the block.
Adding new pages
To add a new page go to the top menu on the left and find the option Add,select page.
The same as before select each block and add your copy and images.
Launching your website
Now that everything is great and we were tuning up every detail we are ready to launch
In order to do it we will find the Publish button on the top bar on the right side.
Once we publish there our website will be automatically launched and visitors from all around the world will be able to find our great stuff.
Attracting visitors and growing
Now that your website is online it is time to promote it. When we talk about Website promotion we should talk about paid methods and free methods. Because I told you that we will build your website completely for free I will talk about some free ideas to make it possible.
The first and most important rule that you need to follow to attract new visitors is creating amazing content. When we talk about content it can be related to text,images or videos. Your content has to solve the problem of your visitor. When it happens,Google will bring you more and more visits to your website because its sophisticated algorithms are making it possible.
The second free website promoting method that we will mention is connected with backlink building. A backlink is a link that is linking to your website. As much links to your website you have,more visitors you will get and better will be your ranking in Google.
To perform this task I'm going to ask you to find useful forums and online communities where people are writing questions related the topic of your website. Now you answer with valuable information and place a link to your website in your signature. This way the backlink to your website won't be consider spam and you will start to build your online reputation and improve your position in Google Search.
And finally we shouldn't finish this article without mentioning that our free website may cover our needs for a while and when we feel that we need to grow and we can invest a little portion of money I highly advise you to make a website using a professional hosting and buying an international .COM domain.