When it comes to launching a new website, most prospective website owners are concerned about the price. They want the perfect website, but want to find ways of saving money. In this post, we are discussing as how to make a website for free, or at the least, for a lesser budget.
- Find a website builder
There are projects that need the experience and expertise of a web developer, but for most of the basic websites and blogs, a website builder should suffice. Contrary to what many people believe, using a website builder is not complicated, and some of the best ones, such as Wix and Weebly have a drag ‘n’ drop interface, so you can easily have a fair idea of how your website will look before publishing.
- Stick to WordPress for blogs
If you need a personal or business blog, WordPress is your best friend. WordPress offers considerable free resources, templates and themes for bloggers and is super easy to use. If you don’t intend to spend any money as of now, you can go for a free domain too. In case of domain, the only catch is the name, so instead of www.yournewwebsite.com, the website will read www.yournewwwebsite.wordpress.com. Nevertheless, for many people, even that’s a good deal.
- Avoid the paid templates
More often than not, website owners end up buying a paid template, and while that is not a bad idea in the first place, but the price can be a bummer. Depending on the website builder or CMS you have selected, there are hundreds of free themes and templates, and you can easily stick to one of those for the time being.
- Save money on hosting
Yes, there are ‘free’ hosting services out there, but keep in mind that these hosting companies do have limitations when it comes to bandwidth and storage. Your website will grow with time, and if it takes more than two seconds to load, you are already losing visitor. As such, go for a reliable hosting provider, such as BlueHost or HostGator. You can still save some money by opting for a simpler plan, for one domain, and in case you plan to buy more domains, you can always upgrade the plan. Just make sure that you have unlimited bandwidth, storage, and assured tech support.
Saving money on a website doesn’t mean compromising on the basics. Check online for hosting packages now.