How to Build a Website for Free

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Building a website is a great investment for your future as you can create a long-term business with it, or you can boost your current business if you have already.

But everyone has this perception that to make money, you have to spend money.

That is true in a way as you need to pay people to do the website for you but when it comes to building a website yourself, you’ll realize how cost-saving it actually is.

Why create your own website?

  1. You save HUGE amounts of cost (website builders usually charge about a whopping $3,000 to $6,000!).
  2. You can understand what tricks to make your website stand out and become more powerful than the rest.
  3. You can charge your own service fee to people who want to pay for their own websites.

What to look for on a website?

Anyone can just click and build, but how does that make your site any different than theirs? Here’s some aspects to look for when building a quality website:

  1. Ease of navigation
  2. Loading speed (slow pages turns customers away)
  3. Use of a Content Management System (CMS)
  4. Quality website content
  5. Professional and fresh website design

If you take the time to consider these aspects, your website will surely be a success.

Choosing a CMS – Why WordPress?

WordPress logo

A content Management system is a type of a website organizer in which you control what goes in, what goes out and what should be the highlight of it.

There are a few CMS to date which can help you get started but the best CMS to date is WordPress.

WordPress has been simplified countless times to help users, even complete newbies to handle and build their websites as a pro without any prior experience.

And according to research, 42.6 million posts are made by WordPress users so do take advantage of that!

Here’s a breakdown of WordPress advantages:

  1. NO complicated coding required!
  2. Takes about 10 minutes to set up (A click of a button from Wealthy Affiliate)
  3. Excellent customer support and community
  4. Thousands of beautiful templates to choose from!

Getting Started – How to start your free website

How to build a website under 30 seconds

Kyle’s Lesson within Wealthy Affiliate

There are various free website building platforms but the most effective one to date that I would really recommend is Wealthy Affiliate.

Here’s a video by the founder Kyle on how to create a website in under 30 seconds.

Apart from the free website builder, Wealthy Affiliate is also an education platform which means you will also have the chance to learn more about optimizing the website.

Wealthy Affiliate training update

Updated training to suit your website with 2014-2015 Google update

The training are always updated to better adapt your website with Google updates and just in case you get stuck, there are always people there you can mingle and talk to for advice (including ME).

If you’re wondering, I created this very website through Wealthy Affiliate as well!

When you created an account there in WA, do drop me a message! My username there is “Riaz” and I look forward to getting to know you.

So start making your website now and stop procrastinating because success doesn’t come to those who wait!

If you have any questions do drop them down below and i’ll be more than happy to reply.

For more information on how Wealthy Affiliate works, check out my review here.


Riaz Shah

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14 comments to “How to Build a Website for Free”
  1. I stop building Websites and blogs, I only do splash pages.

    It’s too hard trying to figure out what Google wants from day to day.

  2. Wow! What a Great website you have. Your content has great value, i have been visiting various pages and i found valuable info that has actually solved some questions i have.

    Its been a while now that i started an online business and i am implementing the lessons from Wealthy Affiliate “platform”.

    Keep the good work going.

    • That is great news Alex, do drop me a hello inside so I can help guide you out with any burning questions you may have. Thank you for the kind words, wishing you a very Happy Lunar New Year!

  3. This article has deilnitefy captured the key essentials that you must know if you want to establish a business or if you want to compete online. Building an effective website is truly a must-do whenever you desire to indulge yourself in an online business venture. I also agree when the writer tackles about the functionality and giving enough time to it.

  4. This is a great website for people wanting to get started with their on site. I can use this information myself to help get going.
    Thank you for your efforts.

  5. This is a great post. Wealthy Affiliate is where I built my website too. Looking back – it was one of the best online decisions I ever made. I highly recommend it.

    I joined Wealthy Affiliate in July 2013. Since then with the awesome Training Tools and Support I have learned and built a very successful website. I highly recommend Wealthy Affiliate.

  6. Hi Riaz! Building a website in this day and age is so easy. You do not need those web designers to share their mojo with you. Now with that being said, building an online business is so much cost effiencient like you’ve said. it is no longer a hurdle and you can get your business running from day one.

    Wealthy Affiliate definitely teaches you all the tips and tricks on how to build a successful website. I on behalf of endorse Wealthy Affiliate as the best online marketing resource you can find online.

    ~Jack (BareNakedScam)

    • Wow thanks Jack! Really appreciate it :). It’s true, I remember a long time ago when I had to learn coding in order to create a website. Time flies by really fast eh?

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