People are intimidated when getting a website because they believe its too complicated or too technical. But I am going to show you how to build a free website today. And I am going to show you how to do it in five extremely simple steps. By the time you finish this tutorial, you will be able to do this on your own and it shouldn't take you more than 10 minutes to do this (can be even done in less time than this).
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Before I give you the step-by-step instructions, I want to briefly explain exactly what is going to happen at a high level. There is a free website builder that you enter some simple detail (like the name of the site), pick a theme, and then click on the Build My Website Now button.
When you do that, behind the scenes, you will have your website created as well as WordPress installed, along with some useful and necessary plugins. Don't worry if these terms are a bit foreign to you. Included is some top notch training that will get you up to speed in no time.
Okay, enough of the explanation and onto the step by step instructions.
Sign up for the free Website Builder. Use the following:
If you can't see the form above, use this link.
When you enter a name in the form it will immediately check to see if that name is available. If it's not, simply choose another name. Try using some kind of qualifier (either before or after) like "best" or "top" or "easy", etc.
The name that you choose will be input into the website builder.
If you are happy with the name, hit the blue "Build My Free Website!" button.
You will then be brought to the website builder sign up form. Simply fill out the form and click on the green "Create Account & Continue" button.
Note: your screen will be slightly different in that the name after the prompt "You are about to build:" is going to be whatever the name you entered previously. The name you see above, "enter-website-name-here" is for illustration purposes only.
You will need an account for the site builder as that is how you will get your site details and is the way to get support when you need it.
You are then brought to the final stage which will be pre-populated with the name you provided previously and the Free Website option will be automatically selected.
Scroll down until you get to the "Choose a look for your website" (which is Step 3 in the site builder interface).
It's up to you the type of look you want. In the training, you will learn how to change the look (theme) anytime you want.
That is essentially all there is to setting up your free WordPress website.
It wouldn't be practical to set you up with a website without giving you any training on how to make necessary changes and needed pages (like privacy policies, etc.) But the training included goes even much further than that. There is a program called the Online Entrepreneur Certification program that shows you what is needed to set up your website's framework in such a way that you can actually start earning money with your website.
Frequently Asked Questions
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Is There Any Cost for This Program?
The Starter Membership is Completely Free.
Is there a premium membership?
Yes. Members have the option of getting much more extensive training including live webinars and access to private messaging as well as many other training modules.
Is There Any Pressure to Upgrade?
There is never any pressure to upgrade. There are members who have created successful online business using the free training available in the starter membership.
Why Do People Choose to Upgrade to the Premium Membership?
As already mentioned, it is not required to become a premium member. However, premium members do have significantly added benefits including live webinars (and replays), training threads specific to premium membership, private messaging between premium members, and the ability to create paid training for other members. This last part is known as the Open Education Project that gives premium members access to training creation modules. There are members that make full time incomes from just this.
Can You Refer Others to the Site Builder?
The site builder is one component of membership for Wealthy Affiliate University (WAU), which is the premier training and community for building an online business. When you refer people via the site builder interface, they are automatically enrolled in WAU. This gives them access to state-of-the-art training in how to set up the website so that it has the most chances of earning income.
It should be noted that the referral fee is double for premium members than it is for starter members. Yet another benefit of becoming a premium member. For premium members it takes only two referrals (that upgrade and keep current) to have your own upgraded membership paid for.
Do I Have to Enter My Credit Card Information to Get Started?
If you choose to create your site at the starter membership (using the site builder as described above), you will not be asked for a credit card. In fact, the only time you will be asked for the credit card is if and when you decide to upgrade to premium (which you could choose to never do).
What If I Have More Questions?
The great thing about membership in Wealthy Affiliate University is that you have access to the entire community of members. As a Starter Member, you can submit a blog post that all members will see in real time (those that are logged on and there are always many) as well as access to the live chat. Simply ask your question and there is usually someone who can provide a top quality answer.
Having access to a network of support such as this is a lot like having a team of mentors. Although there are members of varying experience levels there are many members who have built successful online business and are quite capable of answering your questions.
So simply sign up as a Starter (Free) Member and ask any question you may have!
In Case You Missed the Site Builder Interface
Enter the name of the website in the following form:
If you are unable to see the form above, use this link.