Easy Ways To Build a Website
When it comes to building a website you have a variety of options, which range from a one click install to using more complicated methods. In this post I’ll share some of those options with you.
When the Internet first arrived 25 years ago people had to build websites using code. This raw HTML code had to be compiled into a Notepad document, or could be done with a software editor such as Dreamweaver. While this method still exist today, they are not used as often. Due to technological advancements with building websites, there are several, quality ways to get a site up and running.
When choosing a platform to run your website from it is important to understand that you will find free and paid options. Now, when first starting out you may be tempted to go with a free platform, however this is not always the best choice.
Free platforms include WordPress.com, Blogger.com, Wix, Weebly, Tumblr and more. The biggest issue with these sites is that you are limited with what you can do with them. For example you may not be able to post advertisements or affiliates offers. You may be restricted when it comes to theme choices, the number of plug-ins you can use and more.
I’ve had websites using Godaddy, Blogger and Weebly. When I saw what I could do with WordPress and the many plugins they had I knew I had to switch.
With Blogger and Weebly your website name will include their name as well if you take the free option.. For example if you created a free Weebly site your domain name would have weebly.com in it as well as the name you choose. If you pay for your domain name you won’t have to worry about this but you’d be amazed how many people won’t pay $12.00 to be more professional with their own domain name.
When I used “free” versions of the above sites I always had my own domain name because I wanted to make sure at all times I looked professional.
Of course, if you are just starting out and need a fast website these are still good choices for you but I would definitely use your own domain name. These sites are a great way to practice setting up a site, adding content, images and videos.
Whenever people ask me one of the things I would do over if I could I tell them use WordPress. I could have saved myself a lot of time and money. It’s well worth the learning curve.
Once you see just how easy it is you’ll wonder why you didn’t choose WordPress it sooner!
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