How to make a website without spending anything? [Passo a passo]
If before it was necessary to build a website from scratch and with programming knowledge, today you can do this with the help of excellent tools for creating websites. The problem is that the cost of using these platforms can scare some people who are starting to work from home to earn money or just make extra income. But it is still possible to make a website without spending anything.
There are many platform options that offer a free version and that are very easy to use. If you are unsure how to do this, you can check out our guide with step by step how to make a website without spending anything. See our tips below!
How to make a website without spending anything
Well, we already commented that there are some tools that offer free versions for those who want to make a website without spending anything. Of course, there are certain limitations, but this is a great way to start your first website.
Among so many alternatives, we can say that Wix and Blogger are some of the best currently for this. Blogger is good for creating simpler blogs and websites while Wix is very versatile and can be used to create websites for different purposes.
As Wix is more friendly for those who don't want to have to do a lot of manual work, we will use it in our tutorial. If you prefer Blogger, you can check out our complete guide on how to make a free website with it!
Using Wix to build your website
As we are going to use Wix to make a website without spending anything, the first thing you should do is access the website at the following link. You don't need to have an account, since you can create one from scratch right away with the steps below:
Step 1: on the Wix homepage, you will see the “Start Now” button. Click on it to start the process of making a website without spending anything.
Step 2: The next page is used to login or register. You can create an account from scratch or use a Facebook or Google account for this, so choose the one you prefer to continue.
Step 3: Now you will see the two options that Wix offers for those who want to create a website without spending anything. In the first option, Wix will offer you help to set up the site so that you don't have to do everything yourself.
The second option will only put you in their website editor and you can create a website from scratch if you have a good knowledge of the tool. Of course, you can edit everything on your website if you choose the first option, it is only easier to get started.
That's why we're going to choose the Wix help option to move on. You just need to click on the “Start now” option to continue.
Step 4: After that, you will see the first of several questions that Wix will ask to help you build a website without spending anything. The first question is what kind of website do you want to create.
As we want to make an example with a news site, we just put the term “News” and Wix offered an existing standard. Do this with the theme you want for your site and click "Next" to continue.
Step 5: Your next step is to choose which of the features offered by Wix will be included on your site. This will depend more on what type of site you are building, as the features need to make sense.
We say this because there are resources for online stores, to make appointments and even to book events. These are certainly not features that will suit all sites, so choose carefully.
When finished, just click on “Next”.
Step 6: Next, you must decide something very important: the name of your website. If you still don't have an idea, think about it and take the necessary time.
Once you decide, click on “Next” again.
Step 7: The next step is for those who have an old site or content that would like to migrate to that site on Wix. This migration is free, so just select what you want to migrate and click “Next”.
Of course, if you have nothing to migrate, just click the button anyway.
Step 8: Now you will be able to fill in some important data and place a logo for your website. You can do this later if you do not have a logo ready when creating the site.
Once you’ve completed everything, you just need to click “Next”.
Step 9: right after, you will have the opportunity to choose between some options of themes for your site. This consists of the colors and the font used throughout the site.
This is something that can be changed later, so don't worry if you don't like the result of what you chose first. Anyway, make your decision and click "Continue".
Step 10: after that we still have to choose one of the designs offered for your website's homepage. The options provided will be based on what you answered to Wix previously.
It is worth mentioning that these are only pre-defined templates and that you can change them a lot later in the Wix website editor.
Step 11: After choosing the design, you will still have the option to add pages to your site. These pages can be something talking about the site, giving your contact, showing your social networks, etc.
Here is the same advice as when we were choosing features, since you should only put what makes sense for your site. When you are finished selecting pages, click "Edit Site".
Step 12: with all this, we will finally have the first model of the site you made without spending anything. You can take this time to tinker with the Wix editor and change what you prefer on your new site.
The tool may seem complex at first, but the site offers some complete tutorials on every detail. This makes it easier for you to know what you are doing there.
When you finish editing at that first moment, you can follow by clicking on “Publish”.
Step 13: the only detail you should see before actually publishing the site is deciding your domain. You will have two options, one free and one paid which allows you to have a more personalized domain without the name of Wix in the URL.
As we are teaching you how to make a website without spending anything, choose the free version. If you decide to pay for the domain later, Wix will give you that option and may even offer some kind of promotion.
With everything ready, just click on “Publish and continue”.
Now that you’ve done all of this, you’ve managed to make a website for free and it will be published as soon as you click the button. Fortunately, you can still edit everything you want on your site whenever you want.
This is great, as it is always preferable that you do your best to improve your site as much as you can. The best thing is that the more you work on the Wix site editor, the more familiar you will be and the easier it will be to improve it.
Did you like the tips?
Were you able to take advantage of our guide to get a sense of how to make a free website without spending anything on Wix? So be sure to make a comment telling us if you managed to follow our tips and if there is another platform that you recommend to set up a website for free.
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