What Is A Free Website Builder?

what is a free website builder

 

 

Step #6 of Ten

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For those wanting to know what is a free website builder, then we need to consider whether we are talking about an online or offline website builder to answer your question.

 

Offline Website Builders

build a free website.There are Offline Website Builders such as the software package by Mobirise. This software program can be downloaded onto your computer so you’ll be able to create a website so that it can be published to your site later to any host. Offline HTML creator software will make it possible to create a cost efficient site by you choosing a template or create one. Use the drag and drop functions for different features for your text, images and any multimedia you may have.

The software is easy to use and has a wide variety of templates to use for different purposes in your design. Whether you require e-commerce or just a regular blog you’ll be able to create one no problem. The platform will work on computer browsers, tablets, and smartphones so that all traffic to your website is possible for proper access.

You gain the advantages of being able to work offline, publishing to any host by not depending on a website builder provider.

Online Website Builders

Most people will be looking for the Online Website Builders which are also easy to create a site with and offer some different advantages over the offline type. To refresh as a recap from the previous post for those who have read it and give a short spiel for online website builders, we had mentioned about having the builder and hosting in one spot and being able to get help with any issues if needed.

how to build free website.The biggest thing with all the free offers out there is, take the time you need to figure them out, so you know how to use the software. If you do not understand how to work your way around software and figuring things out on your own, the limited help you’ll receive will not be enough. Most of these sites will all have at least one upgrade if not multiple depending on the type of site you need.

As previously mentioned website builders require no software code experience to use them. You can quickly build, design and organise your site to look the way you want from the many templates. Another thing to keep in mind is anything that is free, has it’s limitations to how many features and functions you’ll be able to use. These restrictions could prove to be very frustrating depending on what type of website you require; not all packages are created equally.

The website builder itself will usually always be free and will always come with a sub-domain which I’ll cover more in Step #8. If they do offer a domain name for free, it is usually for one year then you’ll pay the yearly rate for the domain name and possible a monthly for a new hosting package to use the domain name. Having your personal domain name usually means your on a monthly or yearly payment package. If you are, these packages give you far more than the free package.

Another advantage to having the free online website builder is not having to use an offline one that needs to be loaded on your device. The online software will always be updated by the hosting company you’re dealing with including all security for the sites and monitoring.

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Before settling for a website builder, it is advisable to take notice of what exactly you would be getting in the package. As I mentioned each company will have two or more packages. The first package is the free one which is going to be the one with the least amount of flexibility to the second or however many packages the company has in place. With the provider I’m with, there are only two packages. One that is free that is better than most other free packages out there but the second package is fully loaded with everything included which some other companies cannot even match after multiple upgrades.

A lot of these free sites are set up where you have very few templates to choose from, a limited number of pages your allowed to create, limited disk space, bandwidth for creating your site. Some even have a set number of versions you can use before you need to upgrade. Time limits on how long you can have a free site for before your required to upgrade and especially if you’re on an actual domain name. For some of these free website builders, you need to consider the type of URL’s they create.

Another consideration would be whether you have access to having galleries, password protection areas, and RSS capabilities if you require them. The provider I use has a simple chart you can use to see the difference which you can see below. In fact, you can check out this post- Free Website Building And Hosting to see what is offered in much more detail. The truth is, their full access means exactly that. The package I have is so comprehensive, that it covers more bases than any other company that I’ve see to date so far.

 

 

 

One of the biggest issues with dealing with the Internet is learning what is required and staying up to date. That is where the free packages fall short leaving you to spend countless hours researching to try and stay up to date to make your website successful. You see your site is just one small piece of the puzzle and you need to know the rest. It’s up to you to decide how you will do that. Now that you know What is A free Website Builder and some of the things to expect, it’s time to take a closer look on this topic about free websites in the next lesson.

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20 Comments

Roope

April 24, 2016 at 6:18 am

I built my first website in Wealthy Affiliate. Then after taking their 10 free video lessons of building and improving a website I realized that I need to buy their premium membership to move forward.

I believe that anyone can build a website quickly but the challenging part is to get traffic to the website. That takes a lot of skills and effort. I have been studying it now for about 9 months and still learning the basics. I believe there is studying for years to come.

    Travis

    April 24, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    What you’ll find is the Internet changes so fast that most people will find themselves always learning to stay on top. Like a lot of things in life, the learning process does not stop but rather keeps evolving constantly forward.

    I use to build my websites in the past with code and programming them but all of that has changed. Just about everybody getting online now deal with website builders and the best way to get started is with a free website builder. That way you’ll know for sure if working online is what you really want to do.

    I personally believe it is better to be part of a program where everybody works towards a common goal. Having full training available at all times to stay up to date is key. That’s why I pay for the premium package to stay on top. Take away most of the guessing and have an actual working model to work from.

jCamden

May 1, 2016 at 11:35 pm

I joined Wealthy affiliate not long ago and their website builder is definitely one of the easiest I’ve ever used. Then you add the training and resources you have access to and I’d never want to go anywhere else for help getting my online business off the ground! It’s hard to cover everything wealthy affiliate has to offer because there is so much. You’re better off getting a free account and having a look for yourself 🙂

    Travis

    May 2, 2016 at 12:58 am

    That is one of the great things about Wealthy Affiliate where they offer a free account. You can have the opportunity to try out the free website builder and see for yourself just how easily the website is to generated.

    The best part is you’ll also have free access for a full week to check out everything else they have to offer from the community and ask all the questions you’d like to get the answers you’re looking for.

wagreatstuff

May 22, 2016 at 11:59 am

Hi, this is an excellent write-up and I think it will help a lot of people.
Many are hesitant to sign up for any online offers, even if it is free.
They will usually Google for reviews before making any decision.
Your thorough review had dispelled and addressed this concern and I believe many will give it a try. The Free membership helps!
I will definitely give it a shot.

    Travis

    May 22, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    Knowing you can have a free trial and in this case a two free websites for as long as you like, you have nothing to lose. The big thing to check out when you first sign up, is take the opportunity with the free 7 day full access, is to ask as many questions you need to from the community and WA.

    By asking all your questions you’ll know just how great the package is and how valuable Wealthy Affiliate will be for you when building your business.

Matthew Thomas

June 5, 2016 at 4:03 pm

Building a website can seem overwhelming for beginners in the online business world, but in reality, it’s really simple and quick to create one. Website builders like WordPress have really simplified the process to only a matter of minutes. The difficult part is keeping the site active with quality content and engagement. That’s where the rankings and traffic come from.

    Travis

    June 5, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    I totally agree with your comment about the ease of creating websites these days and the difficult part does come with the commitment of adding fresh content for extra pages/posts to create better traffic and ranking.

    A lot of people believe they just need a website and do not realize the importance of what comes after the initial site build.

    That’s one of the reasons I mention the free website is great and you can make money with it but you need to know your stuff or spend the extra time searching it out online. Even though I do know how to build sites I still use the premium package so that I can capitalize on all the training and what the community has to offer. That saves me many countless hours of searching so I’ll have more time to spend on my sites to help others.

Neil

June 11, 2016 at 10:27 am

I’ve always wondered how so many people without technical skills manage to throw up websites. And with this article I now see that people use free website builders to build their blogs 🙂

Thanks for your insights into website builders and site builder tools. Your Free starter recommendation looks really awesome because there are some benefits to building a free site and an online biz.

Neil.

    Travis

    June 12, 2016 at 11:18 am

    Having the option to build and host a website for free gives you the opportunity to make sure that this is the package you want. There are lots of online businesses that give you all the talk about how great they are, but you end up having to pay just to find out they are not all that they say they are.

    Having the option to check things out for free is the best way to see who has what you want, and Wealthy Affiliate offers you one of the best features and package going. You get the time you need to check things out, and you can keep the free site or upgrade tp premium the choice is always yours.

Nadine

June 27, 2016 at 11:51 am

Very detailed information and well explained. I am also wealthy affiliate member and I think that this is one of the best platform to learn how to build a website if you are newbie in this. And the community there is great – they help with everything they can and this makes them really supportive.

    Travis

    June 28, 2016 at 12:31 am

    I would totally agree with you on those points Nadine as I have been with other providers and communities and none of them are as good as what Wealthy Affiliate is and the community they have. Like you I was able to easily convert to the WordPress platform and build my new sites with Wealthy Affiliates website builder.

    Glad that I joined their community and good to hear from you.

Marcus

July 13, 2016 at 10:55 am

This is some great information. I have been looking everywhere around the Internet for a website builder that’s free and that works.

It’s so hard to find one. It’s like you say, when you think you’ve found one they directly just say to upgrade or there is some type of limits. Super frustrating.

Your website builder looks really good. How is it if you want to have more than one website? How many can you have and can you have them all on the same account?

Marcus

    Travis

    July 14, 2016 at 10:42 am

    With Wealthy Affiliate as your provider, you will be able to have two sites that you can create them on with one free account. Unlike most of the other providers, you will be able to use your free sites without the limitations bestowed on the other providers sites and have more flexibility with what you’ll be able to do with your sites.

    Wealthy Affiliate gives you the ability to upgrade to premium but without the upsells all the time. If you decide to upgrade, you will receive unlimited websites you can create. The wording unlimited still as a number attached to it like everything else on the Internet. With premium, you can have 25 owned domain name and 25 siterubix.com sites for a total of 50.

    Anyone who has time to run 50 websites, my hat goes off to them as you’ll need a team of people if they were to try and keep that many up to date.

Owain

August 17, 2016 at 12:17 pm

In the past I have created websites offline using the Microsoft website tool. I though pretty much had to learn this software myself so there were many times when I had to search or get books to help when I got stuck.

The course at Wealthy Affiliate teaches you how to create a site and also gets you to do the tasks. As you learn the course you are actually building your site. I can only recommend WA. It is the best option online for anyone wishing to create a site and making money online.

    Travis

    August 18, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I remember using some of the older software packages for building websites. Those days you had to track down information on how to do it or get your hands on books to figure things out. There was, of course, the hard way by hacking your way around the program trying to figure things out.

    Nowadays things are so much easier with all the website builders that the providers are supplying with their services to generate your website by using their software instead. I do find Wealthy Affiliate to be the best for the money for a website builder as well as the best free option for those who want the most options and flexibility you can have a free internet site. All the other providers I have seen so far have many limitations and just do not give you all the extra options like Wealthy Affiliate provides you with for free.

Naeem Yusuf Osman

November 1, 2016 at 8:35 pm

Was not aware of offline website building applications the help setup your website setup. Definitely going to look into that as the area we reside in doesn’t have properly working ADSL lines making connecting to the internet only available via mobile connection like WIFI or Cellular modem. Been working on my first website setup via wealthy affiliate and loving the program.
With Wealthy Affiliate the assistance has been wonderful never had a problem with support and the community is engaging and helpful. On top of that the founder Kyle doesn’t hide or shy away from your questions and is always there to help even if he takes a little longer to respond.

    Travis

    November 2, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    The big thing to remember with using software for website builders for offline purposes is you would usually use a different provider that you just FTP to upload your site for them to host. To do that with WA you’ll need a WordPress website builder platform.

    Like you I have been very happy with Wealthy Affiliate and the response from the community.

    In the past, I have been with other providers but was not as content with the results of being with them. Wealthy Affiliate does offer a far better environment, and the learning platform is excellent. Again other providers do not have the training or community that helps with just not creating a site but how to build a money earning site with all the marketing tips and training required to make it all happen.

Ryan

February 5, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Would iWeb be a viable option when building a website? The hosting (I think) is covered in the price you pay for the software but is that enough to start a business? I’ve heard other people mention this although I don’t see it, simply because I don’t feel it gives you enough of the necessary tools to gain rank in Google and gain Traffic, wouldn’t you agree?

    Travis

    February 6, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    That is correct Ryan that just having the tools to create and publish a website online for all to see is not enough. The part that most people do not understand is when you create a site and publish it; there are tens of thousands if not more sites, burying yours to the bottom.

    You need to use proper SEO and marketing techniques to bring your site towards the top. Most other providers that have their platform designed around their website builder, only train you with the creation, design, and publishing of going online with a site. They do not teach you how to have a successful online business.

    This is where companies like Wealthy Affiliate differ from the norm as a provider as they also cater to training you all about what it takes to do proper SEO and marketing of your site to help make you successful online.

    Wealthy Affiliate is one of the only providers offering a full opportunity on the Internet for the best price going.

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