I am working on my own language site and I cannot decide between site-maker or a new internet hosting company. I know that some hosting companies provide more tools than others but this is all that I know.
Dear hubbers, I am so sorry for publishing my question with bad spelling. I wanted to make some corrections but my nine-months daughter decided that it would be better that way((((
Do I need to buy a professional site maker for creating my own site?
Creating a site in wordpress is actually very easy - it must be or I would not be able to do it..
If you want though go onto somewhere like Odesk you will be able to get someone to knock you up a the bare bones of a site for you to write on for just a few dollars. Someone will probably do it for $5 or less!!!!! Then if you want some content you can hire writers there also..
Just be careful about providing passwords etc.. make sure you change them all after.
I also recommend Wordpress, but note I'm recommending wordpress.org (which is a software package you use with a hosting company), not wordpress.com.
Wordpress.com is a free blogging platform like Blogger. It's excellent, but the free version doesn't allow you to use any kind of advertising. So if you want to make money from your blog, it's not a practical choice.
I do not recommend Weebly or any other service which offers you an "easy way to make a website". The problem is that if you decide you don't like that service or host, it is very difficult (sometimes impossible) to move your site to another supplier. So you are stuck with them forever!
You could use the paid version of Wordpress.com which is expensive at around $100 a year, but easy to use - and easy to transfer. Alternatively you could use Blogger, which is free: all you need to do is buy a proper domain name to use with it, from your own country, so your site sounds professional.
Thank you very much for your reply.I have moved my website to MRsite hosting company and I am quite pleased with it. I cannot say that the help desk was of much help for me as the Indian guy who I was talking to proved to be useless.
Now I have another problem, I am trying to put advertisements for books on my site so they would serve me for cross marketing but but I cannot find the right way to do it. Here on the Hub pages you just need to use the link and it is quite easy but I do not want to use Hubpages for my own aims.
Maybe you know how to put advertisements on other sites.
To sell books (or anything else) on your blog, you need to sign up as an "affiliate" for a company which sells those products. Then you add "affiliate links" to your blog instead of ordinary links. Some companies will give you links complete with an image of the product and price, some will give you just a text link - but in that case, you are allowed to copy the image from their website.
I have a Hub on how to monetize a blog, which explains it in detail - you'll find it in the featured section of my profile. It's written for Blogger but it works for any blog.
If you just want to sell books, check out the Book Depository which has its own affiliate scheme and sells internationally. Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com are also options, but readers outside the US are less likely to order from them due to the postage costs.
If the whole affiliate link thing is too hard, sign up for Skimlinks, which lets you add ordinary links and turns them into affiliate links automatically for you.
As LeanMan has already said, Wordpress is extremely easy to use when building websites and there are loads of tutorials available for beginners.
I have 30+ websites and all utilise Wordpress.
When choosing a hosting company you want to ensure that they have cpanel access that will provide you with a range of tools such as Fantastico. This installs wordpress for you in less than a minute. One of my hosting companies uses Softaculous to do this but, as a creature of habit, I prefer Fantastico! In reality, there is very little difference.
Also, if you are in no particular rush for your hosting, you normally find some great deals on Black Friday. Obviously that means you would have to delay your project by a couple of months though.
Best of luck with this!
Hope you are getting on OK with your Wordpress research.
I have to agree with the others on this as I too use Wordpress.
With hundreds of different "Themes" available you can easily get your website set up to look and feel the way you want it to and give your visitors the best experience possible.
It is easy to update and manage and offers many tools in the way of "Plug-Ins" that will automate some of the processes that would have to be managed manually if using bespoke website building software.
It is now much more than the blogging platform it was originally designed for and is used by many high profile companies and individuals.
Good luck with your endeavours
There are a number of sites, offering dummy web-constructors as well as free hosting for ready sites.
I prefer weebly.com , but there are dozens of alternatives. Go to alternativeto.net and search for 'weebly' there - you'll get the list (not the full one!) of such web-constructors.
You can try any of these. They all don't require any knowledge of html, scripting or CMS.
may be you should try blogger.com its free and easy..............best part is that it is owned by google so trusted also.....you can also check various tutorials available on youtube it will help you a lot i have also created many sites on wordpress and blogger and i have learned by watching tutorials from youtube
If you have a webhost and you're looking for a easy site creator or CMS (Content Management System)
I'd advise the following
1. CMSMadeSimple.org - great CMS software, you do need to have some knowledge of uploading files in FTP, but its basic knowledge Great CMS!
2. Wordpress.org - great blogging software
Why mess around with quarky programs and half-baked hosting services? Go Adobe all the way for making your own website. You have more creative freedom and a way more user friendly workflow. It is so much faster and easier than any of these old "drupal" video publishing games I see mentioned here. I hate that stuff. You have to fight them, and they lie to you about what it really looks like. I like to get the layout done in a timely manner,
Adobe Muse is $20.00 a month or so. If you can't pay that much, then you are too broke to do business at all.
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