Free website builder

Nowadays, building websites have never been easier, there is no need for any kind of prior knowledge or technical skills, anyone from any kind of background.

As long as you can use the keyboard and the mouse, with an internet connection, you can build your website yourself, simply with a website builder.

Read this article: What Do You Need To Know About Creating Websites

There are lots of free websites builders for beginners out there, either with a limited period free trial or one with a subdomain to it.

If you are an absolute beginner, if you have never built a website before and thinking of building one, either for your own interest or for your business, I am going to introduce you to an easy-to-use, free website builder for beginners.

This is one of the best free website builder (with hosting thrown in) that I know of.

After you have followed my steps below and set up your site, I will continue to show you how to build up your website, from writing contents, adding images and attracting visitors.

Let’s jump right into it.

Below I will be taking you through step-by-step on how to create a website immediately.

First, I want you to think of a website name you like and enter it within the box below.

Step 1 – Enter a name in the blank space below, then click “Built It Now”

Thinking about how to choose a good domain name for your website? Get some insights here.

What you have entered above will be the domain name for your website. Notice the .siterubix.com behind your website domain. This is called a sub-domain.

In the long run, you would want something that looks like this: mywebsite.com.

That is the time when you firm things up and ready to face the world with your own domain and your own brand but more on this later.

Right now, let’s focus on building up your own website on the siterubix subdomain first.

At a later part of my website, I will be telling you how you can transfer your siterubix website to a domain of your own with no transfer fee, no hassle with full backup so you don’t lose any information.

This would include all contents, images and comments you have on your existing site, everything would be transferred over with a click of a button (no hassle!)

You may be pleased that the subdomain that you have entered here will be your property forever, and you can use it to make money.

Yes, if you are curious, sub-domains have the ability to make money too, you just need to do things right, which I will slowly show you.

Step 2 – Name your website

site rubix - name your website

You are on your way to building up a brand. Your website is going to need to a name and perhaps a tagline. This will be your first step to establishing your brand name in the long run.

If you are not sure or cannot decide right off, just choose a tentative name first. You can always change this later when you have a more definite idea on what your website is going to be.

For example, my domain name is 3moveseducation.com

My website name is 3moveseducation

My tagline is Educate Yourself To Financial Freedom

Step 3 – Choose a theme (you can switch themes any time)

There are literally thousands of pre-built themes for you to choose from. If you are familiar with themes or have purchased a premium theme before, you can also upload it and use it on your free website.

You can see some examples in the picture below. Different themes will have different options for customization, so you might to test out a few before you pick one that suits your need.

A right theme would enhance your website, give it a professional look and best showcase what you want presented to the world.

I have some suggestions here on how to choose a theme for content-based blogs, and websites for lifestyle, photography, travel, cooking and more.

wordpress themes

 

build my website

Have you followed the 3 steps above?

You can also watch the walkthrough video below, with full explanation, as well as background workings on how to get your website ready for visitors.

create a website in under 30 seconds

Good, you have a website set up and you are now ready to move on to set up the main framework for it.

Set Up Your Website Structure – Creating Your Main Menu


Congratulations! You are now ready to add in content to your website.

Let’s begin with a basic outline.

Step 1 – Determine your main structure

You are in the beginning stage of building up your website. It is best to do some planning here, the first is to create your main menu.

Let’s say you want to create a site to showcase your artwork and sell them online. You could have a framework menu like this:

1.    Home – A brief summary of your website, lets your visitors know what your site is about, your style and maybe some features of your work

2.   The Artist – An introduction of yourself so your visitors know who they may be buying from, may be good to include some memorable story, so you engage with your visitors and build up a connection with them

3.   Portfolio – This might be the place where your main contents are going to be, you could showcase your work here and maybe write a description for it, the creation process, materials that you use, what sparks your creativity….

4.   Delivery – If you are selling your work online, you might want to add in a shopping cart and provide some information on the logistic stuff like pricing, specifications, delivery charges etc

Once you have decided on your framework, let’s go create your menu.

Step 2 – Turn your framework into a menu

create a menu for your website

Go to > Pages > Add New

Type in “Portfolio”

create pages for your menu

Go to Add New again and create “Home”, “The Artist” and “Delivery”

That’s it! Now you have 4 tabs on your menu which your visitors could browse.

Step 3 – Input contents

Let’s go to the “Portfolio” page, click “Add Media”, you will then be able to upload your artwork there.

create pages for your menu

The white box below the word “Paragraph” is where you input your contents. You can write articles, do a little formatting, insert videos and pictures, post links to other websites.

There are lots of things to cover about content writing.

From here onwards, you might want to explore a bit more on making your website easy to navigate, make it user-friendly and eye-appealing so your visitors enjoy looking at your site.

People love looking at pictures and viewing videos, so you can place them here and there on your site to attract more visitors.

Last thing I want to add is having a blog on your site. Writing blogs is a great way to connect with your visitors. It also shows that you are keeping up with current trends.

If you post an article regularly, your current visitors are coming to check in from time to time to check you out, it will also attract new visitors.

 

 

8 Comments

  1. Ilias
    October 27, 2017 @ 9:02 am

    I use free website builders but usually for test websites. I usually buy my own domain after a while.

    However, most free builders have not available WordPress themes. It makes sense to expect better user experience from Siterubix than other alternatives like Blogger that I have used before.

    Thanks for sharing, I will try it soon.

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    • Moon
      October 28, 2017 @ 1:53 am

      That’s pretty awesome to hear. Always try out on test sites when you are doing something new, be it change of theme or using a new plugin. Sounds like you have some experience. 

      Yes siterubix works with WordPress and it is easy to use once we get the know-how and it’s definitely worth it to learn.

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  2. Cathy
    May 27, 2017 @ 12:21 pm

    For a moment, I thought you were referring to drag-and-drop type of website builders. Further down the explanation I am glad to know that you are recommending WordPress because that’s the platform that I would recommend for beginners although it has a bit of learning curve.

    But I’ve never come across a free WordPress website besides WordPress dot com. Are you talking about the same thing?

    Thanks for the clarification.

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    • Moon
      May 29, 2017 @ 1:18 am

      Hello, wordpress also works as a drag and drop, sometimes depending on the theme you choose. Newbies can get stumped by WordPress sometimes but there are lots of guides available. I have also written a comprehensive guide on How To WordPress, check it out.

      As for it being free, what I am recommending here is using wordpress on a subdomain called SiteRubix, you can a free domain and free hosting, and WordPress is automatically installed, so you can start using at any time.

      If you need further clarification, feel free to leave me another comment.

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  3. Jeff
    March 4, 2017 @ 12:21 am

    I have been scouting around online for ages trying to find somewhere that will allow me to build a free website with no strings attached! There isn’t much on the net which offers what Wealthy Affiliate does.
    How many free websites can I create here, and can I do this absolutely for free!?
    I;m really glad I found your site because I was starting to doubt that building a free website online was possible.
    Kind regards, Jeff.

    Reply

    • Moon
      March 4, 2017 @ 12:47 am

      Hi Jeff,

      Wealthy Affiliates offers you 2 free websites with free hosting when you sign up as a starter member ($0 joining fee), it is absolutely free for you to build and develop at your own leisure. It is easy to use and no technical skills is required. The platform also comes with free security certificates and is fast loading, you can’t get anything like this anywhere else.

      Reply

  4. John Rico
    February 24, 2017 @ 11:45 pm

    Hey there! I found your article very informative and helpful to me. I’m looking for a part time job online. After searching for some quite some time I heard and read that wealthy affiliate is a good way to start earning money. Since I’m new to this kind of stuff I don’t have plenty of knowledge about it. After I read your article this is a good way to start my wealthy affiliate. I really enjoyed this guide, thank you.

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    • Moon
      February 25, 2017 @ 12:35 am

      Hi John,

      Having been a newbie myself I know how difficult it is to really get into things as there is information everywhere, whether genuine or not. So here I hope to provide a comprehensive guide here for beginners, and to show you the benefits too. If you are looking to start part time, the level 1 course here at Wealthy Affiliate is definitely the best course for you because firstly it’s free and secondly, it is easy to understand and follow, suitable for newbies. Also, you can take the course as and when it suits you, so there’s no time pressure. One thing to note is, the earlier you start, the more knowledge you are going to gain, so go ahead, give it a try!

      Reply

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