One of the key questions in starting out with any online business venture, or even just creating a website for your small business, is what kind of website do I choose and how can I build a website for free?
Today I would like to focus on a couple of key elements involved in choosing your website, whether you want a blog style or eCommerce style, and how you can build your website starting out for free for your business.
How To Build A Free Website For Your Business
First of all, you need to make the decision that you are going to build a website and what you wish to accomplish from it. You likely want to gain more business, make more sales, become known, and find your place on the World Wide Web.
The fact is ANYONE can build a FREE website. Just about every hosting platform out there offers some kind of included package with their hosting so you can build your free website. The way they make additional income is by offering you the extras that you should have, or at least they think you should have, to build a successful online presence.
Anyone, pretty much anywhere, can build a free website and have an online presence but it’s what’s included with your site, what you do with it, how you interact on your site and with others, that will truly make or break you.
Learning The Ropes
It is not nearly as difficult or as challenging as people tend to make it out to be to build your own website. WordPress is an excellent platform to use to create your own website and to learn from. There are so many features, free plugins (extras), training, and resources available out there that if you really want to learn to be successful with your online presence, you can.
No matter where you are at this point in your learning curve, sometimes it is best for you just to start over and fresh. I for one have been creating websites for years and have tried to build quite a few businesses online. Until recently, through some excellent training and resources I found, I didn’t realize just how wrongly I was approaching everything which had a direct effect on my success. It was not until I decided to “pull-the-plug” on what I was currently doing and start fresh that I am starting to see the successes that I have been searching for.
In order to decide what type of website you want, whether you want to write blogs or you want to have an eCommerce site, you need to start at the beginning and learn the ropes. Start with a basic website with WordPress and learn how to use it effectively. It doesn’t matter what style you choose, what it does, how it currently looks, or what it is going to do.
You are just simply building your foundation. Learning and developing a strong foundation sets the groundwork in which everything else is built off of. Commit to yourself to learn new things. Implement new ideas in to your website as you grow. Remember you CAN always, and WILL always, make changes as time goes on.
As you are learning and growing, both in yourself and with your website, remember to remain creative. Start with the basics and as you develop your website, add your own unique touches. Keep everything focused on your theme, your niche, but add uniqueness to your website to spark people’s interest and keep them coming back for more.
Use your imagination and come up with ideas that will set you apart from others. There are 1000s of websites online, you want people to know you are there, you have something special to offer, and you want to help them achieve something they are looking for.
People talk, people share. Always remain active with your website and your followers. Whether you currently have one follower or hundreds, make them feel important and more will come. Always remain creative with your website but always remember what you learn as you grow and what you wish to accomplish.
Building a Free Website Is Easy
Building a Free website for your small business, home based business, or eCommerce business is easy and cheap, you can’t get any better than FREE. Learning to effectively use the tools available for your website, and finding the right resources to make your website a success, is the important parts.
Lots of people are building free websites and thinking they have the next Google, will make millions of dollars online, and can enjoy life as the money rolls in. The fact is, anyone can do this, but it takes work and dedication on your part to make it a reality.
If you just build a free website and don’t do a thing with it, it will do nothing for you, you will get discouraged, and just tell everyone it doesn’t work. Remember you can’t just build a free website and do nothing. Building a free website for your business is the easiest way to get yourself online but building it strong takes focus, learning, implementation, dedication, and support in order to achieve success.
It’s Not What You Choose, But How You Start!
Whether you choose to build a blog or an eCommerce website for your online business venture does not matter. Starting out you are building a foundation for your online business. You can start for free and build a very successful business around it but you need to build a strong foundation first, then you can decide what type of website you want and the direction you want to go.
You need to learn the ropes, train yourself on techniques to evolve your business, implement changes as you go, test what works and doesn’t work for you, and remain focused and involved in your online business.
Building a free website for your business is a great way to start and get your foot in the door. You have many options to do this and there are many directions you can head once you start. The key is to start with the basics and build it as you go. Be involved in learning, asking questions, and getting the support you need to become a success.
I wish you all the best to your success!
Training and Resources Are The Keys
I would like to express one final note on this topic.
As I had mentioned previously, I took a step back and started from scratch as well. I have had years of experience in website development and business but one thing I have learned over the years is that you can never stop learning and that you learn something new every day.
In my quest to start fresh I came across Wealthy Affiliate University. Not knowing exactly what to expect, from my previous experiences I am leery on just about everything now online, I joined the community to see what it was all about. Much to my surprise and relief it was not like anything else I have come across. Becoming a member of the Wealth Affiliate Community was the wisest decision I have ever made and has given me new focus on myself, my websites, and the directions I want to take.
I highly recommend you check it out for yourself. Read my review, join for free and get Free websites for yourself, but above all else… Utilize the training, resources, and support within the community and you too can find what you are looking for!