This post was most recently updated on April 30, 2019
Yes, you heard it right.
You can create a website for free using website builder like Wix. You don’t need to spend money to create a website for your business or personal blog.
But, you need to understand that as it is free, there are certain limitations to it.
Major limitations are
- You can create a website using the sub domain. E.g. yourblog.wix.com
- Basic feature sets.
- Advertise on your free website.
But, this is a great way to start creating a website by trying few website builders. You don’t need to spend money and you can give a try to many options before you finish your website.
Please keep in mind that you can’t keep your website for free if you are running a business or getting a business from your website. In the end, you need to go ahead with the paid plan to make it more user-friendly, accessing SEO tools and promote it.
Here is a step by step process to build a website using any website builder
- Sign up with the website builder
- Choose a theme of your website
- Customize your theme
- Create your website pages
- Publish your website
Let’s dive in to step by step process of creating a website using Wix.com
Step 1: Sign up with the website builder
You need your email id to signup with wix.com. It’s like signing up with Facebook.
Go to wix.com > Click on Get Started button on the homepage > You will get a sign up screen.
You need to enter required details and sign up with Wix. Next step is to choose the theme.
Step 2: Choose a theme of your website
Once you sign up, it redirects to get started screen. You can choose a template on your own or let wix choose one for you.
I suggest you to choose a template on your own and click on “Start Now” button.
Now, you need to select a few options like you are creating a website for “Your business, myself etc.” Let’s select Myself as we are creating a blog today.
It will ask another question about the website. It is more of website category like a blog, business, restaurant etc. You can select the option based on your website category.
Once you select the category, you will be on the theme selection page. You can now select your website theme.
If you have selected the wrong category or you want to change the website category, don’t worry. It will allow you to surf more categories on current screen.
Once you select the theme it redirects to theme page, where you can choose to edit this website.
Now, you have selected your theme so let’s move to our next step.
Step 3: Customize your theme
You can now update your template theme by using various tools. You can go ahead and update the colors, images or any elements.
You can even change your website background or upload an image. You can play around with the theme and it’s design or keep it as it is.
Step 4: Create your website pages
Now let’s dive into the most important part of your website. Website pages and content.
You can create new website pages as per your need. You need to work on the content and add proper content for your website pages. You can create pages like products, services, about your company, contact us etc.
You can add new pages and use drag and drop feature which will allow you to add new elements to the page.
Step 5: Publish your website
Once you are ready, hit publish on the top right corner. Once you hit publish you will get 2 options as below screen.
You can choose sub domain to create a website for Free.
And if you choose to add your own domain, it will redirect to buy a domain and then buy a paid plan.
Once you publish your website using a sub domain, you can see your free website live on given URL.
That’s how you can create a Free website for you. It’s that easy using Wix.
In this article, we have seen that how you can create a website for free using Wix. You can even create a website for free using any other website builders like wordpress.com, Weebly and many others.
You don’t need to learn coding or designing to create a website. You just need to use easy and user-friendly website builder with drag and drop facility. You can build a beautiful website very quickly.
As you are creating a website for free, it will have certain limitations as mentioned earlier in this blog. But that’s ok to starts with. You can always upgrade your plan when you choose to go ahead with your own domain name.
I hope you can go ahead and try to create a website using Wix or any other website builder out there after reading this article.
If you want to create a website or blog using WordPress.com, read this article.
Let me know if you have any other ideas to share on this topic. Leave a comment below.