Most businesses now have a website. The medium in which the online world communicates is through a website. You have come to this place because of a website. I am pretty sure you wanted or at least interested to build a website.
I know I have said ‘website’ a couple of times because this is our focus is this post – to build a website.
You might be wondering how come it’s only an hour?
Well, you can actually do it in less than 10 minutes.
Ok, let’s see and find out how to build a website in an hour.
Importance of Having a Website
Having a website is like owning a piece of real estate in the online world. If you own a house, you can either use it or you can let others rent it. Well, you can even sell it.
Some people want a website just for fun. Some want a website as a venue to showcase their hobbies – a photographer for example, would want to share their photos online through a website. A cook would want to share some recipes online through a website.
Some people, however, would prefer earning money out of their hobbies.
If you are thinking about starting an online business, your website will be the foundation of your business. It is where your brand can start, promote your product or service and ultimately generate income for you.
How To Get Started
Here, we are going to build a website without spending a dollar. Yes, you read it right. I am not going to ask you to buy anything in order to accomplish this mission.
You don’t even need any coding skills to build it. Geez, hope my husband doesn’t read this (he is a computer programmer by the way).
Just make sure you are awake and set your alarm clock to an hour.
Before you set the alarm off, let’s take a look at some stuff we can quickly check off so we can make this challenge possible.
Things You Will Need
(1) A working computer connected to the internet
(2) A quiet corner in your house or office to avoid any distractions
(3) A cup of coffee or tea to make your day
(4) An email address (this should also be working)
Let’s Build A Website – without a sweat
We are going to use the most advanced yet simplistic platform in the world called SiteRubix. We will build our free website using their Site Builder Tool.
To get started, simply click Site Builder.
You will be asked to enter your email address to access it.
Enter your email so we can access the Free Site Builder Tool we will be using. It won’t ask you to enter any credit card details, so don’t worry, there’s nothing you have to pay.
As soon as you sign up, click Site Builder.
Your screen should look like this:
Choose On a free domain.
Then you will be prompted with the following:
Step 1: We are going to build your website on a free domain.
Step 2: Then, you can choose a domain for your website. It could be anything you can think of. You can even choose your name if you want a website with your name on it. The system will tell you whether your chosen website name is still available.
Step 3: The title of your website is basically the name you have chosen in Step 2.
Step 4: Choose a theme for your website. You can choose from up to 12 quality designs available for free members. You can always change the theme later.
Congratulations! You now have your very own website.
A Little Info About SiteRubix Platform
SiteRubix is one of the most advanced platforms where you can build your website in just a few clicks. The persons behind this amazing yet very simple platform are programmers and they spent lots of time building their own websites during their early years as programmers.
To cut the story short, they build a platform where anyone can build their own websites without having to go through the hard part of coding. That is when the SiteRubix platform is born.
Below are some of the added SiteRubix features they include aside from Site Builder:
- Site Manager – this is where you can access your website
- Site Domain – if you have domains from other registrars, you can transfer it to WA. You can also host your websites registered outside Wealthy Affiliate by pointing your domains to Wealthy Affiliate servers.
- Site Content – you can write and manage your content here. You can even create templates, set up goals and see your writing stats. The coolest feature in the Site content is finding out whether your post is indexed.
- The website you built in this exercise is totally yours – you can keep it for as long as you want.
- Your free website is made possible through SiteRubix platform – one of the most advanced yet simplistic platform in the industry
- Your free siterubix site comes with free hosting and you can access Site Manager, Site Builder, Site Domain and Site Content.
- You can build another website for free using the Site Builder Tool powered by Siterubix platform. That’s the maximum free sites you can build.
- If you want to build 20 more sites, you’ll have to upgrade to Premium. You can build up to 50 sites once you are upgraded to Premium.
- You can change your theme whenever you want if you are not happy with what you have chosen initially. As a free member, you can access up to 12 themes while Premium members get access to more than 3,000 themes.
- Should you decide to buy your own domain and you want to transfer your siterubix site, you can do so anytime you want through Site Domain provided you are a Premium member.
We live in a world now where everything seems to be possible. Building a website a couple of decades ago, seems to be only possible if you are one of the geeks like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg.
Now, we can almost do anything in just a couple of clicks in our computers and smartphones. Isn’t it amazing?
If ever you have any questions or need any help in building your website, feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to help you out.