In this post, I’m going to show you step-by-step how to create your first website for your online business, without any capital. It’s exciting right!

So firstly, I think it’s important to realise exactly what purpose a website has, it can be useful for a number of reasons based on the industry and business model that you have chosen. Generally a website is used as a centralised representation of the business itself, where

– Products/services can be purchased
– Business information can be viewed
– Interactions can be made with the business (live chat/email/phone number)

All of these have one mutual factor, the business itself.

Therefore it’s highly important that the website provides the best first impression for your visitors.

Think of the website as a virtual salesman, who gives the same sales pitch to everyone (this can be changed, but we will discuss this in another post), creating a fantastic pitch could be the difference between getting customers and not getting customers.

Why use a Free Website instead of a Paid one.

Well, there are a number of reasons why free websites are popular. From money/capital constraints to not technically knowing how to setup a website. The difference between a free website and a paid website (other than the obvious) is that the free website is hosted on someone else domain, rather than your own. An example of what the website URL will look like is

desiredwebsitename.siterubix.com

In order to get this, you will need to create a free account with Wealthy Affiliate.

Please look at the following steps to creating your website below, I have outlined everything that you need to do once you have an account on Wealthy Affiliate.

Not only is this website a platform to give you a free website, but it also includes a lot of helpful information for starting an affiliate marketing business (where you sell other people’s products online and take a commission)

However, if you’re looking at paying for a website, a domain costs around $12 per year, with hosting costing around $150 (it can be cheaper but this can lack in quality, affecting your website health).
If you want to create a website on your own hosting platform, with a custom domain name (www.desiredwebsitename.com) then take a look at this article ….

Ok, lets begin creating your Free website

4 EASY STEPS TO CREATING YOUR FREE WEBSITE

So you want to sign up (it’s free) and use Wealthy Affiliate’s ‘Site Rubix’ to create your first website. This is a Free website creator.

Step 1 :- What kind of website do you want to build?

You want to choose the ‘A Free Website’ option, because the other option ‘On a Domain I Own’ is only for paid members of Wealthy Affiliate.

Building a Business website Free with SiteRubix

Step 2 :- Naming your website

You will then need to type in your desired website name into the ‘Choose your domain name’ box

myfirstbusiness.siterubix.com

Naming your first business website

Step 3 :- Creating the aesthetics

It’s time to choose the theme of your website. The theme gives your website a unique appearance and feel, depending on your website’s content and the layout that you want. You can click the ‘Demo’ button to preview the theme. Because it’s a Free website, there will be a limited amount of themes available.

Choosing a theme for your businesses first website

Step 4 :- Building your website

As soon as you are happy with the theme, you can then click ‘I’m Ready, Build My Website Now!’ to proceed. Congratulations, you have just built your first website, now you need to add content.

Building your business website - Confirming creation

 

If you’ve found this helpful, then please feel free to leave a comment or even share this with someone who would benefit from it. Also, if you have any questions regarding website creation, then do leave them.

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