In this lesson, I am going to show you what’s the easiest way to build a website. There are lots of options to create a free site when you are just starting out. But before you actually start to build anything, it is essential to understand the following:
- You should know the easiest way on how you will make money from it.
- You should “roughy” know what your blog will be about.
- The “domain name” you will choose from the start can be anything generic, and you can quickly change it anytime while keeping your website intact.
- It won’t cost you money to start a blog, it will do if you want to make your blog a full-time income.
The above concepts are vital, so you will not get stuck and see progress fast. And while there are lots of options that offer a “few-clicks-installation,” this lesson will focus on how you can do it in SiteRubix.com, the hosting platform I use for all three of my websites.
With that, let’s start to build your site!
1. Go to SiteRubix.com
Roughly choose the name of your site. Check if it’s available. If it is, press “build my free website.
I need to make a disclaimer here. “Free” is for all countries except:
It is further explained here why these 9 countries cannot be “free members.” I am from the Philippines. The Philippines used to be in the list but I have a few friends who managed to sign up for free. I have messaged the owner if they have changed their rules, but I have yet to receive an official reply. Just try your luck first.
If not, you can always go for the next cheapest good option – Bluehost.
2. Create Your Account
After pressing “build my free website,” you will be asked to create an account.
3. Go to Websites>SiteBuilder.
Choose “on a free domain,” enter a tentative name for your URL and a placeholder name of your website.
4. Choose A Theme
Choosing a theme or the look of your site should not take long. Don’t get stuck picking one. Any theme will do as you can change it later on.
A good start is a clean theme with a white background and main black texts for readability purposes. Then click on “Click Here To Build This Site.”
It will take at least a minute to build your site in a poor internet connection, seconds if you have high-speed internet.
5. Your Website Is Ready
Congratulations! You now have a free WordPress website, hosted by SiteRubix. 🙂
You can now go to “Login Now” to access your WordPress dashboard and start working on your site.
In my opinion, the easiest way to build and maintain a website is thru the SiteRubix platform, inside the Wealthy Affiliate University.
Your free website includes a free SSL (a green padlock in your URL for safety), which is not free to acquire if you use other free blogging platforms.
You can build up to two free websites as a Free Member. You may receive automated e-mails asking you to optionally upgrade to Premium, but you don’t need to if you are not comfortable.
You can earn money from this free website, but as your income starts to come in, I highly encourage you to go Premium.
Going Premium will allow you to host your own domain name (i.e., yourwebsitename.com instead of yourwebsitename.siterubix.com).
Wealthy Affiliate Premium price is around 47 USD per month or 359 per year (29.92 per month).
You can host up to 25 websites for that price. Do the math. 47 divided by 25. One website hosting only costs USD 1.88 per month or less on a yearly membership.
Hosting 25 websites is just 10% of what you will get from being Premium.
You don’t need 25 websites in reality. I only have three, and I am 24/7 busy writing and maintaining them on my own. You just need one site to make a full-time income.
So, did you manage to create a free SiteRubix website? If not, I’ll create a BlueHost tutorial for you. 🙂 Drop me a comment below!
Until Next Post,