- Business and Employment
How to go about getting a free web-site
Well first things first, nothing is free; you may not pay a fee for the product or service but a cost in some form is always there.
In the case of many free websites the cost is usually the ads they run on your site, ads which you often have little control over.
I use Google page creator for my website. It is free but the name Google does appear in the web site. I am fine with this as the site is mostly used to list my blogs and work here at hubpages and elsewhere so the name is not really of primary importance.
There are others and I suggest once you know the why you want a web site that you take a minute and do a web search.
I also suggest that you do a trail run with the site’s interface to see how user friendly it is.
You do not want to waste time with complicated instructions or sites that load too slowly.
This is especially true if what you are looking for is sites to run a business from, virtual customers do not like to wait.
First, like most venture, business and personal, you need to ask yourself why I want a web site. What purpose will it serve?
You may find that a blog will work and there are a number of good blogging services such as blogger and WordPress out there.
Again, you must ask yourself why? When you can answer that you can then pick a service that gives you what you want.
In any endeavor, success is the result of careful thought and planning and a pinch of luck.
You may also want a service, such as Bravenet, that allows you for a fee, to use your own domain name. This is an option which means you do not have to sue it and can continue with the free service, but an option that you may one day want.
By ensuring that you can simple change from free to fee and the site keeps running is an insurance against any downtime if you should decide you need to upgrade.
One downside of the free sites is the limited range of template designs that you can pick from. This is especially a problem for a business as you want your business to stand out but as the web is a content driven environment that may not, at least in the beginning be a main concern.
What is as I have said is the reason behind you need for a web site or what will purpose will the site serve?