10 Benefits of using FREE Websites - Business or Blogging


Gone are the days where you had to pay hundreds of pounds or dollars for a new website. It’s useful for big businesses but for small businesses or bloggers, there is a FREE alternative. If you fall into the latter categories, are you taking advantage of this opportunity?

What’s in it for you?


1) Websites are already Designed

You can choose a design or format that suits you from a wide selection. For text, photo's and layout, you simply drag and drop. Very easy - Nothing Technical.

2) Increased Traffic with Social website buttons

These websites now come with Social Network buttons. So, at the click of a button your website page can be shared on Twitter, facebook or google1 – bringing you lots of visitors/readers.

Various Designs - Social Network buttons below...

Social Network Buttons
Social Network Buttons

3) Adsense Revenue / Amazon Commissions /Affiliate Commissions

Most websites Accept google ads so you can register at google.com/adsense to receive commission on Ads. Google Adsense will Generate the html code for you – all you need to do is copy and paste it into your website. They also accept Amazon codes. You can set up an Amazon store on any page. You can also advertise (be an Affiliate to other businesses) once you are signed up, you can post their ads on your pages.


4) Easy Publishing and Re-Publishing

You can edit your website anytime, anyday and the changes will come into effect immediately. Simply edit and click on Publish. The websites also have customer support, if you have any Technical problems.

5) Submission forms / Contact Forms

This gives people/customers the opportunity to contact you via website. You can use the ready-made form or design your own form to suit you.

6) Paypal Buttons

Paypal buttons can be inserted. Either for paying for goods, for subscription or for Donations. Follow the steps when you access your paypal account or read: Add a Paypal Donation Button to your website

My Business Website (Teaching related) gives clients the option to pay online or book lessons online. 95% of them pay cash but for those who don't have it handy, I ask them to pay on the website later.

A choice of Paypal buttons

Search Engines

7) Advertising

You can submit the url (link) of your website to various search engines, such as google, yahoo, bing, aol and more - so that your website comes up in "searches". Also remember to put it on any business cards.

8) Accepts html codes

if you look at my website, it presently has a dancing santa. Click Here to see Santa dancing. This is animated. If you like any animated photo online, save it under photos, or if it has a html code, copy and paste it into your website.

9) Option to have your own Domain

This means the domain belongs to you. Example: one of my websites is called Inspiringtalk. Note free websites will not come as only .com. example if you sign up with Yola and your business name is XmasGifts your website name will be XmasGifts.yolasite.com or Xmasgifts.weebly.com if it’s with weebly. If you buy the domain like I did with inspiringtalk then it changes from .weebly.com to simply .com

I have 3 Free Websites but only chose to buy the domain for one of them – Inspiringtalk.com only £25.00 a year but note I didn’t have to. (If I didn’t buy the domain, it would be Inspiringtalk.yolasite.com)

10) Did I state it earlier? It’s FREE and includes FREE Hosting.

Good Luck...


One of my FREE Websites - InspiringTalk.com

Feel free to check out all the features.

I recommend some FREE Websites below because I am familiar with all of them. Please feel free to share any you are familiar with too.

  • Webs.com – excellent for blogging.
  • Yola.com – business or personal.
  • Weebly.com – business or personal.
  • Wordpress.com – excellent for blogging (does not support Adsense).
  • Google blogspots (comes with Google Accounts) – excellent for blogging.


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dinkan53 4 years ago from India

Thanks for introducing free websites and its benefits. For me Yola and Webs are not familiar, may give a try one of these days. Rated up and useful.

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point2make 4 years ago

I found you hub very interesting an informative. I was not aware of the options you shared and I will do some follow-up soon. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Voted this hub up!

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NicholeRLovi 4 years ago from Illinois

Very useful the only one I knew about was webs, so I will be looking into the rest of them as well:) Thanks

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icciev 4 years ago from Kuwait

Thank you so much Elena for sharing this great and useful hub, I run mywebsite on weebly and it's great to use, as you mentioned Weebly and Webs supports Ecommerce meaning that if you have a products that you want to sell online it's easily added with paypal option on both websites, but if you are planning to run a full estore then Webs works just great, thanks again and voted up.

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WD Curry 111 4 years ago from Space Coast

I am an artist with no web presence. I have avoided the intersnare, I mean internet for years. Someday I'll tell you the story of when I worked for a gov't subsidized electronics firm that helped to invent it.

Now, I am ready to try to sell my work on line. This is a good place to start. Maybe an old dog can learn some new tricks. It can be overwhelming when you don't know what is going at all. I appreciate that you took the time, you have saved me some.

Next you can teach me how to set up a store. I will make more selling my products than I will with affiliate marketing. I hope to get too busy and add a vocational component.

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raakachi 4 years ago from Madurai / Tamilnadu / India

Hi Elena yet one more Ferrero Rocher from you that gives a lot of information about free websites, free hosting and online affiliate marketing. voted as interesting and useful.

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@Dinkan - I'm glad you find it useful. Good luck for when you get one.

@Point2make - Thanks. Excellent idea. There are lots of them, I only mentioned a few. Hope you find one that suits your need.

@NicholeRLovi - Cheers Nichole - I love the layout of Webs, but it's always nice to check out other options.

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@icciev - Thanks for sharing your experience with weebly. I have heard a lot of good reviews for Weebly. Regards.

@WDCurry - It's a good way to test the waters and once you have got the hang of it, you could maybe have a bigger one - where you can pay for it. I like the idea of the vocational component.

@Raakachi - Aaawh... thanks. Lol. I appreciate you taking time to read my Hubs. Best Wishes.

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GoodLady 4 years ago from Rome, Italy

This is great info; many thanks.

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katrinasui 4 years ago

This is a useful hub. Thanks for sharing.

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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I found your info. helpful. I saved the dancing santa to my pictures to use in a Christmas hub..Thank you...

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

A very useful hub indeed.

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks Goodlady. I am glad you found it useful.

** Hi Katrinasui - Thanks for stopping and sharing your comments.

** Lol Ruby - Oh... he is so funny. Ps. I just remembered, Hubpages does not support animated photos which is why I didn't include him on his own. It works on other sites like Triond.....so, if you saved him as a file, even if it's in your Hub, he won't dance.... Aaaawh....

** Eiddwen - Thanks Eiddwen - I'm pleased you found it useful.


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Neverletitgo 4 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

Thanks Elena and I found your hub very informative. From now on, I am going to build my own website for free. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes.


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. I hope we can learn many things from this hub. I love to use wordpress and blogspot. I have a plan to change my blogspot into dot com. There are many options out there and I hope we can use many sources very well. Thank you very much. Rated up!


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Rastamermaid 4 years ago from Universe

Awesome hub Lady_E and quite useful.

It doesn't take a pockets full of money to get started and establish a presence online. To put a buzz out about your biz and products.

You can sell your products on your own blog,you can post pictures,give description of products and a brief run down of the benefits. Also happy customers can post their comments. But set your moderation so that you can approve every comment before it seen online.

Get hub Elena!

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

**Hi Neverletitgo - You must have had your baby now? Good Luck. I'm glad you found this useful. It doesn't hurt to practice with one. You have nothing to lose. Take Care.

** Hello Prasetio - Nice idea. I hope it works out for you. Good luck for when it changes to .com. Best Wishes.

** Hello RastaMermaid - Thanks for stopping by to share that useful advice. There are so many spammers these day, selling all sorts and posting strange things on comments. Take Care.

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KingDrew 4 years ago from Knoxville, TN

Great hub! I'm a huge fan of Blogger. It doesn't offer as much flexibility as a WordPress blog, but the easy integration of Adsense and the ability to purchase domains for 10 bucks makes it a quality option. I have 15 blogs hosted with Blogger, and no complaints.

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anglnwu 4 years ago

Very useful. I checked out your website and it looks fabulous. I also have a website with weebly but I'm not as good as you in making it attractive. I'll definitely have to learn from you. Lovely hub and rated up.

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@KingDrew - Wow... 15 Blogs. Amazing. I will check your profile to see some of them. Well done - lots of hard work though...

Thanks for sharing that site.

@Anglnwu - thanks for your kind comments. I have to admit it took me a while. If you just do something little to it every week, it will gradually take shape over the months.... and I know you are full of creative ideas. I can see that in you Hubs.. :)

Cheers. Take Care.

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Royalmark 4 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Do I really need to comment on this?

Hmm! Elena. Well, true.

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Your Royal Markness...

No... No need to comment. lol. Just read and enjoy. I'm sure you know all this anyway. You Blogging Guru. :)

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Royalmark 4 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Thanks, Your Lady Elegance...;-)

I enjoyed it. I think you should pen a summary of this as a note on Facebook, add a link to it and tag people (I'll tag others too). Most people want to get started but they don't know how.

What do you think?

P.S: I never reach that "Blogging Guru" status o. LOL

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Support Med. 4 years ago from Michigan

There are so many to choose from, but I see you've picked a few good ones. Thanks for sharing. v/r

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@Royal Mark - Sounds like a good idea. I didn't know you could do that. I will see how it works. Thanks

@Support Med - Hello, lovely to see you. Thanks for stopping by. Will visit you soon, with my virtual coffee...

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resumewebsite 4 years ago from California, USA

I have used too many website, I am sure of course they provide a lots of benefit, but the worse part associated with these that you do not get a home page for your website, do you know any blogging platform where you can do it.

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carolyn a. ridge 4 years ago

Lady E, thanks for sharing this most useful hub; I voted accordingly. I am hoping to get "back in the game" soon. I have been procrastinating since the hoiday season arrived, but hopefully, soon I'll get back on track. I love the hub. I have blogged on two of these sites, but right now: I am just feeling lazy !!!

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author


Thanks for stopping. In response to your question. Weebly and Yola have homepages - that's why I included my website for people to take a look.


Take your time. It's best to do something when you have the motivation for it. Best Wishes. :)

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ubanichijioke 4 years ago from Lagos

Quite helpful, excellent and handy. Great job dear

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

Hi Ubanichijioke

Thanks for stopping.

Regards, E.

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maggs224 4 years ago from Sunny Spain

An interesting hub that is easy to read and easy to follow which is full of useful information. Well your hub hit all my buttons for a good hub now I am going to hit some of yours, vite up, interesting and useful :-D regards maggs

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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK Author

@Maggs224 ~ Thanks so much Maggs. I am glad you found it useful and look forward to reading your Hubs too.

Best Wishes.

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HoneyBB 3 years ago from Illinois

Thanks once again, I am considering making my own website. This information was a great way to lead me in the right direction. Voted ++ and on the other ones too!

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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK Author

Hello HoneyBB,

That's a brilliant idea. They are so easy to set up. Good luck with it and let me know the name so I can visit. :-)

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wallpaperdownload 3 years ago from Mumbai

Hey, Is blogger safe to use. I mean that it could be hacked easily.

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Lady_E 3 years ago from London, UK Author


Hello, I have used it. It seems safe but I would recommend Wordpress over Blogger. Thanks for stopping.

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viryabo 12 months ago

Thanks for this article Lady E. First I've heard about Webs.com, so will check it out.

As per blogging, I decided to blog on Blogger because WordPress.com doesn't allow Adsense, but it wouldn't have mattered though (with the benefit of hindsight), as I earn zilch from Adsense on my Blogger blogs anyway.

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Lady_E 11 months ago from London, UK Author

@Viryabo Good to know. Thanks for sharing that.

I appreciate you stopping by and have a great weekend. :-)

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