The Top 10 Best Free Website Builders for You 2019
If you are running a business or a start-up, or if you are a student or working professional – having a website is very common these days for all these requirements. If you see it another way, having a website is nearly an essential as it lets you reach to a wider audience.
If you have anything that you want to bring out in front of the world, then the internet is the place to be. How can you be on the internet? A website is the sole answer to your question.
I have no Coding Background – How do I Create a Website?
You probably are living in a bubble if you think that you need coding expertise to create a website. Yes, you can now get an amazing website built in a matter of a few minutes to hours and have viewers on it in no time. There is a tonne of tools available at your disposal.
The question comes, what is your requirement. If you need a lot of customization and bunch of features, then you might have to shell out some bucks. But if you are looking to start off with something simpler, then there are free tools and platforms available, using which you can create an amazing website or personal blog using drag and drop functionality.
Be Clear with Your Requirement
Before setting up your website, you need to very clear on what kind of website do you want, and for what purpose. For instance, if you want to create a personal blog, to showcase your personal forte then you will need a read-only kind of template, and such a blog will be minimalistic.
If you are a startup of the small business, then your website might need live chat support, dynamic content, external APIs and other such stuff. You will need more complex themes or templates and might need a developer to assist you as well.
If you need to create a website to publish your mobile or web applications, then your site will be a niche site and it can have a simple design as well. For example, Cyberflix TV is one such app, whose developers have created a microblog and they provide all sorts of regular updates and answer user queries on the dedicated website.
Hence, it is very important to figure your requirement so you can accordingly plan the look and feel of your website, along with all the essential features and pages which you will need.
Where can I Host my Website for Free?
The two best options we suggest are WordPress and Blogger. WordPress is used by the maximum number of websites in the world, as it provides you with lots of amazing plugins and themes, which drastically make site management experience easier.
Next is Blogger, which is a Google’s product – already see the benefits? It is not as developed as WordPress, but a lot of good websites are running on Blogger!
There can be paid options for hosting as well, but before moving on to a paid hosting, you can always try out a free experience, if you are requirement permits it. Apart from Blogger and WordPress, there are many other free host providers but these are among the best in class! To name a few more, you can check out Wix and Weebly!
What are the steps to create my website quickly?
The easiest way to build your website is by using the best available tools on the internet. These tools provides amazing features, and at no price – they are completely free.
It is very easy to use these tools. Below are the generic steps each online tool will take you through –
- Chose a domain name for your website, which is unique over the internet
- Select a theme or template for your website
- Select a layout – whether you would want a single sidebar, or no sidebar, full-width footer, etc.
- Add a favicon for your site, and a logo – this step is optional
There could be a few more steps, which would be optional, depending on the site builder you opt for. Also, all of the above decisions can be changed, except for picking a domain name! So find a suitable website name (domain name) else you will have to rebuild the entire website if you decide to change it.
Once the basics are set, you will need to –
- Add some pages on your site, such as “About”, “Contact”, and more on generic content.
- Add content to your website, and publish it!
- Install some useful plugins, such as to customize content editing, setting a user contact form, or setting up a newsletter of your own!
- Also, put social links for your website if you have any. For instance, if you have social pages where you want to interact with your viewers or fans, do show them on your website.
Now comes SEO (Search Engine Optimization). SEO must be done if you want organic traffic to come to your site. SEO is further divided into On-Page SEO and Off-Page SEO. These terms are beyond the scope of this article, but you can Google them and you will find amazing explanatory content! For example, if you’re an attorney advertising services in North Carolina, you could optimize your website for the term “injury attorney in Charlotte” to get more clients and leads.
Which Website Builder Tool should I Opt For?
Below are some of the easiest tools to use, and they are most widely used as well!
Before you get confused by all the above names, we suggest you read the guide on best website builder tools and understand which tool is suited for which reason. You will come across many website builder tools, but as we said above, your requirement will be unique. And different tools have different specialties.
It is very important that you pick the best one for your need. There are options to move your site from one host to another, but it can be a cumbersome process, and in most of the cases it can involve a one-time payment as well!
We hope the above guidelines and tools help you in creating the website you desire! You can also check free online courses on using most of the above-mentioned tools to become a master.
In most cases, the website builder tools themselves provide you with tutorial links. Believe me, it is very easy to set up a website and keep up with the SEO to engage more viewers, and with time – you will keep on learning about more site management topics. Analytics is the next thing you will need to focus on, but prior to that, take your first step by creating your website!
Shantanu Sharma is a blogger at Litlisted, and he is passionate about writing technical content and guides. He loves to travel and cook, and pursuing opportunities in the field of Machine Learning.