Heck Even I Can Build a Website using a Website Builder
What is a website builder
Now I only seriously started working on the web several months ago but even before that I had built a web site using a website builder. If you ever built a personal website that came with your internet account, you have used a basic website builder. You can buy website builders separately or they often come free with other internet services such as Internet service providers and web hosting.
These days anyone can build a web site using one of the many online services. If you can email and surf the web, then you can build one or more of your own websites. Just like any successful venture in life it all starts with a plan and preferably a plan that is easy to understand and implement. Look for programs that have been proven to work by people with the same level of experience and capabilities as you.
If you are looking to build a personal website to keep in touch with family and friends Then Chances are this is available from your internet service provider as part of your package. These are usually very simple to build but are usually quite elementary. If you want something a bit more technical most domain web hosting services have a free website builder as part of the package. Some of these create a very nice looking sites which could be used for business as long as you are willing to work within the limitations of the the site builder's capabilities.You can use programs such as Wordpress or Front Page if you want more versatility, but with versatility comes a bit more complexity. However these programs aren't difficult to learn and you can find a wealth of information on how to use any of them on YouTube.
If you are looking for a professional site or if you want a storefront to sell products you might want to get professional help. It is a good idea to shop around for professional assistance because the price variations are incredible and the highest price is not always going to give you the best site. However usually the lowest price usually will be on the lower end of quality. You can research just about any of these by "Googleing" them and seeing what others have to say about them. There are some who charge a reasonable price for a good product but you need to find them.
You also could choose to do a Yahoo Store, or an eBay store front. They can be done with website builders and come with hosting and some built in traffic advantages. There are quite a few advantages to going this route if you are just starting out. Realize that building the site is just one step, you also need suppliers and you need to get traffic to your site before you can make a sale.
If you tackle the job of learning all about the technical side such a writing in HTML, Java Script, etc.. this could put a big delay on getting your website up and adds the possibility that you'll just give up and never start. Using a website builder gives you some successes and if you then start learning HTML you are more likely to persist because you can use it to modify things you already have built and see it working rather than struggling by starting a site from scratch.
I personally have built many sites in the past few months and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I started with website builders and wordpress and gradually learned a bit more of the technical side as I went along. If you can build a Hub, you can build a website. It really isn't really any more complicated. Often starting with blogs like Blogger or Wordpress is a good idea because you have no hosting fees. And if you start your own domain many web hosts like Host Gator allow you to build an unlimited number of sites for the one monthly hosting fee.
So if you haven't done it yet, build a website. It is fun, it is easy, and it gives you a sense of accomplishment. Who knows you might even make money at it if you do it right. I have an acquaintance who made $30,000.00 one Christmas by putting up a blog advertising a particularly hot toy and putting affiliate links to just about everyone who sold it. He's never been able to do it again but you never know you might get lucky. Even if you don't you could have fun trying.
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