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Build Your Own Free Website

When it comes to getting your own Internet business set up, you need to know how to build your own free website. This can cut the cost of expenses way down, helping you end up with a much healthier profit margin. Luckily, you do not have to be a web master or a computer engineer to make your own site. With the help of a free web-building site, anyone can put their information on the Internet.

Before setting out to look for a good hosting site, you will want to consider what type of information you are trying to get out to the universe. Are you adding some Internet marketing to your already present business, or is this a brand new online venture? Also, many people want to build a website just to put some information up for personal, not business, reasons. Once you have determined what your needs are, then it is time to choose the hosting service that will fit your needs the best.

There are quite a few different free hosting sites to pick from. It really depends on what services will be the most helpful. The basic steps of setting your own site up are pretty much the same though. When you are signing up for the hosting service, you will want to think on a clever site name. Do take note that it will be much easier to find by using simple spellings.

The next step is to choose a template. Different sites provide their own templates that have been put together with a certain color scheme or other theme type. With the variety that all of the free hosting sites have, it is not difficult to find a layout that will work with the information you are trying to put out. Once you have selected a certain look for your page, there are editing tools that will allow you to move things around, add pictures or other items, and even offer visitors a chance to say hi by “signing in” on the guest book.

After you have set the layout and edited the pages and sites, then it is time to add the information. Content is everything. In order to get a high number of people to visit your site, you will want to be sure to add a lot of quality content. Articles about your products or services, or even just general ones on the subject that provide links for people to check out can be added. When a visitor finds that your page is a great resource of information on a subject that they are interested in, they will come back. This is a crucial step for any kind of Internet marketing as well. By providing quality content to potential customers, you can promote a trusting relationship that will turn into great sales later on.

One aspect of building a web site that is often overlooked is that in order for it to keep working for you, it needs to be kept current and up to date. Just building it will not ensure that it will last. Web site maintenance is a necessary component. Refreshed and current information will let the visitor know that there is activity on the page. That will also make them more apt to make return visits to see what comes up new.

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November 7, 2008 - Posted by | Web Development | , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Great article Andy.

    Comment by Proxy | August 27, 2009 | Reply

  2. Good article. I dont think free sites accomplish much. As a test site, wordpress.com works very well. Prepares you for the real thing.

    Comment by Allister Sinclair | September 18, 2009 | Reply


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