I want free website building and hosting for my business. I want to be able to create my own website and host it for free with out any hassles I hear you say. Wouldn't that be great.
We've all been told, "you've got to be on the web" so you pay a couple of thousand dollars for a web presence that looks great but saying nothing about your business. Was that web designer even listening to you when you explained what your business was about? It can't be all that hard, how to design a website and get it hosted.
Then there is the ongoing costs to host it, to keep it updated, not to mention the constant worry of waking up one day to find the site has been hacked.
Costs and security are 2 of the biggest areas of concern with websites for companies and small businesses. With large companies, they have a budget that can cover these concerns but for the small guy there is no such thing.
I hear you ask again "can I create my own website and host it for free?"
The answer is yes, I can show you how to create your own website free and and yes you can host it for free on a secure reliable web platform. All in the spirit of free stuff I will show you how. 🙂 Did I mention free.
Bit of Background
A company I came across a couple of years ago called Wealthy Affiliates, who have been around for over 8 years, created a product called SiteRubix. It is an automation tool for building websites and it has the award winning WordPress at it's core. It has over 1700 templates available straight out of the box that allow you to start building a website with the look and feel you want. Within minutes you can have the core of your website in place and running.
You even get a free website address that your website is attached to. i.e. yourbusiness.siterubix.com
I have created a lot of sites on this platform which I use to host as well as test. Reliability and ease of use is on par if not better than most paid services I have used. Their platform uptime and reliability is greater than 99.97% which is as good as it gets in the web industry.
It is very easy to get a website up and running.
- Basically just enter your selected name. i.e. JohnsDryCleaning
- Select a template that will be the look and feel of your website.
- Click "Build"
and it will generate and pre-configure a website based off the template you have selected. It will then attach it to the web name you have selected. Bingo, you have a web presence ready to go.
You can then go in and customize it as much as you like. Add photo's, change or add text, add videos, what ever your want. At any time in the future, if you want to change information or parts of your site, you can log back in and do it without any problems. Support is great and very responsive.
As mentioned, SiteRubix uses the award winning WordPress, the software behind most big Blogs and news sites around the world. This allows you to build amazing sites at the click of a button. You can also interface it with social media sites like Facebook and Google to extend your reach.
But how can this be free you ask?
Well quite simply, you can upgrade to extra paid services including hosting your own domain etc. if you wanr.
The platform was originally designed with another bigger purpose in mind, the free website building hosting was a side product which seemed to fit. Winners all round.
Even better is there are options for them to pay you. Your business can be making a residual income off this platform while it is hosting your site, but that is out of the scope of this page so you will just have to check it out if you want to know more. We are only concerned with how to make a website. 🙂 If you are interested Click Here to take a look afterwards.
This video is a review of SiteRubix and will give you a good overview of getting started.
If you want to give it a test run just start by selecting a name below and get started.
You can create 2 free web sites so you can create a test site just to play around with if you want. Need a site to share sales site to disseminate information, create it easily. Need a family site to share photo's or information. Create it with ease. You can make one a production site and one a test site for your new ideas.
You really have nothing to lose. Give it a try you will be surprised.
In my opinion, it is the best way to make a website for free.