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To make your own website for free, the best way is to publish your content on a web 2.0 website that offers free content publishing such as wordpress.com or blogger.com.
If you are contemplating to have a website with your own domain name, you will need to spend some money buying a domain name with a reputable registrar and hosting it on a web hosting server. This is also called a self-hosted website.
Since the motive of the article here is to talk about how to make your own website for free, I will talk more about how to create a self-hosted website in another article.
Right here, I’m going to show you how to make your own website for free…
What to Expect For A Newbie
Creating a website from scratch is easy these days.
Gone are the times where you need to write tedious HTML codes and read your content in brackets (< >).
There are now several free online sites that you can sign register an account, log in and start blogging right away!
You don’t need to know any codes since most of the text editor (the place where you enter your texts/content) are “What you see is what you get” or rather WYSIWYG type of input. The complicated HTML codes are created automatically behind the scenes for you, without you even noticing.
All you need to know, given if this is your first time creating a website, is the ability to use your keyboard and type. I’m going show you step by step on how to make your own website for free in the video below.
You simply follow the steps, put in your own content and presto…Your first website will be live in minutes!
Before getting started, I want to point out that using a free site to publish your content may be a good thing – It’s free!
However, comparing that to a self-hosted site, you have a lot less flexibility in customizing your site. You pretty much have to stick with their available designs, layout and features. And you don’t have full control over the website since you don’t own it.
To make your own website for free, there are several free web 2.0 websites that allow you to publish your content on their domains. Here are a list of free and popular sites:
- WordPress.com (My video will use this as an example)
Just to name a few…If you like to see my personal list of top 20 free sites, see Best 20 Web 2.0 Sites.
Pick one you like and register an account with them.
Personally, I’ll go with any of these because they are quite popular and reputable sites.
But for the purpose of demonstration on how to make your own website for free, I’ll pick WordPress.com.
Not only is it simple to use for beginners, it has many great features available to help you make your site more engaging.
On a sidenote, WordPress.com has a very similar back-end content management platform to a self-hosted WordPress site.
Upon registering an account with any one of the sites above, you will be ready to start publishing your first website.
Once your content is published, you will be given an URL on the site’s domain or sub-domain where you can call it your own and invite your friends to visit.
No one else will have access rights to edit this content except you. Keep your login password somewhere safe.
Video on How To Make Your Own Website For Free
Here a brief summary on how to create your own website for free using WordPress.com
1. Go to WordPress.com, click on “Get Started” and register for a free account.
2. Activate your new WordPress account by checking your Inbox for the verification email and then clicking the verification link within the email.
3. Log in to WordPress.com with your username and password.
4. Go into your Dashboard.
5. To add a new post, click on Post -> Add new found the left of your screen.
6. Add your content and format to your satisfaction.
7. Click “Publish” on the right to publish your new content.
8. Your new content is now published. To view the content live, go to your homepage [YourSubdomain.wordpress.com].
For example, in the case of our video demonstration, it’ll be dogtraining512.wordpress.com. Our example article is published on:
As you can tell from the video, it is really simple to make your own website for free.
You are now ready to start posting your content on your new WordPress.com site.
Hope you’ve found this article and the training video useful. Please take some time to leave your comments below and like/share our page on your social networks. 😛
Talk to you soon!