Friday, May 11, 2012

How to Build Your Own Website From Scratch for Free

For people that want to have their own website, but don't want to pay hundreds of dollars to make one, I will show you how to build your own website from scratch for free. If you need a website for your local business or maybe you want your personal website or blog where you will write about topics that interest you, you can make a website for free on blogging platforms like wordpress or blogger. Both are simple to use and user friendly, and there are many free themes for these platforms, which can be installed in just a few minutes. Let me show you how to do all of this on blogger and wordpress with a few simple steps.


Go to, you will notice big orange button on the left which says: "Get Started Here", when you click on it it will take you on the page where you will choose all the info regarding your username and your website. You can use sub domain, which is free, but you can also buy custom domain for $18 per year. Enter your desired website address and all other info, then click on "Create Blog" on the bottom of the page. When you confirm your email by clicking on the confirmation link they sent to you, you will be able to choose a theme for your site. All of the offered themes are simple but effective and I recommend using these. Then you will be on your control panel where you control your posts and pages. It's really easy to use and I am sure you will not have many problems with it.


Second and also very good option is using Blogger, one of the best, and the most popular blog platforms out there. All you will need to get started is a Google account. I am sure most of the people have one, but if you don't you will be offered to make one when you go to On the starting page you can login to exiting Google account and after that just choose display name which will be used to sign your blog, it's same thing like the author username. After that you will be right on the Blogger dashboard, which got the new look recently, very nice one. In the top left corner, you will find a button which says: "New Blog", click on it. Now you need to choose your website title and address. Custom domain can be added also, and it's fairly cheap, only $10. Now on the admin panel you have many options, explore and experiment, there are several free themes to chose. If you just want blogging or you want a few pages website, Blogger is amazing!

I hope this article will be enough for you to get started with your website. Many more specific tutorials for Blogger and Wordpress can be found all over the internet, and by using those you will end up with having great looking website which you made for free or just several bucks. And that was our goal, right? To learn how to build your own website from scratch for free. Thanks for reading!


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