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Monday, March 6, 2017

How to create a free website or blog

So you’re ready to start your own website. You decide to take matters into your own hands and Google “build free websites myself”.
What you see next boggles the mind!
The options are all over the map. From website builders to coding to Dreamweaver and beyond. It’s confusing and frustrating trying to figure out what exactly to choose to build your own website for free.
I’m going to offer you some advice based on my own ten plus years experience building free websites for myself.
First, it doesn’t hurt to learn a little HTML. HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language but that’s not really all that important. What you need to know is that it allows you to see websites in more than just plain text, it makes them look ‘pretty’. Websites wouldn’t have bolding, different sized fonts, images and more without HTML.
Learning a little HTML is not as complicated as it sounds. A great website to learn from is W3Schools.
Next, you’ll need to decide what type of program you’ll use to create your website.
You can get both free hosting and free website design from a number of places but I would caution against getting free hosting. If you don’t pay for hosting then you won’t own your own website. That means the company where you host it will have complete control over what ads they show on your site as well as the ability to pull your website down anytime they see fit.
Now, I’m going to recommend to you an easy way to set up a website that is going to allow you to easily edit and update your website. Sound good?
The program I use for all my own websites is called WordPress. WordPress is a free software program that is largely customizable. WordPress also has add-ons that are called plug-ins. These plug-ins are also free and are developed by experts who want to get their name out there. The plug-ins add tons of extra features to an already great program.
One of the best things about WordPress is that you can edit your website in much the same way you edit a Word document. There is no need for coding experience or complicated updating procedures (though as mentioned earlier a little HTML knowledge will be useful to you).
Now you might be wondering how to make a website with WordPress.
First you start with a great host (such as 000webhost) that offers cpanel and Simple Scripts. Using Simple Scripts you can install your new website within a few clicks and a few minutes.
And now if you’d like to  walk away with at least one completed website, ready to turn a profit, I’d like to invite you to learn all about it through my online video, webinar and email coaching program that is designed to teach you everything you need to know about creating websites and blogs with WordPress.

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