How To Build A Cheap Website

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It is a lot easier to build websites than when I bought my first computer back in 1996. You can now do this in minutes. The cheapest route to go is to create an account at Blogger or WordPress. You can start writing within minutes. Here's the main problem with that tactic. While everything is free you are given the dot blogspot.com or dot wordpress.com file extension after you pick a name for your website. You don't want that long term. You ideally want your own domain name going forward to gain more credibility and authority in your niche. The second problem is control. Blogger or WordPress can just delete your site at anytime right from under you with no notice. There are better and cheaper ways.

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Your goal should just be to focus on quality of content and not so much the look of your site. It is easier to change the look of your website later. Don't worry about it too much, you're just getting started. Start writing good quality content. That is what Google is looking for and your goal is to have your content and website, ranked as high as you can on Google. This is also what people are searching for. They are not typing into google, “who has the best looking website in the world?” If you have what they want, they won't judge the book by it's cover.

Helping people solve their problems is what eventually will lead to your website making money. At any one time it is said there are 2 billion people online every day. If you could just get a few hundred to a thousand visiting your website daily that will translate into a consistent monthly income for you and your family.

If you are just starting out your journey into the online world, there are two terms you need to understand. Domains and hosting. They are your starter blocks for building your business.

You Need A Domain Name


Think of your domain name as the street address if you had an offline business. You have agonized long and hard as to what you want to call your business. You have made that decision so now it's time to buy that name and register it. You can buy your name for less than $10 a year at a place called Namecheap. I have multiple domain names registered there. Always try and go for the .com extension. Keep tweaking your domain name until you find one available. The next best thing is to go for .org. If you don't care about the rest of the world and only want to market inside your own country, then just look for your own country's designation. I'm a Canadian so in my case it's .ca or .uk for Great Britain.

You Need A Hosting Service


If your domain is your address, then your hosting service is the building that houses it. Most providers will offer you a baby package or a beginner package. This is usually offered in a monthly fee but paid for in one lump sum up front. You can get these for less than $100 a year. I have used Blue Host, Host Gator and my favourite place is Siteground. They have an amazing service combined with outstanding support.

The industry is now so competitive that you can get both your domain name and hosting service from the same providers. For more on that please read my review of;

Who is The Best Domain Registration Company?

To build your cheap website you need to do 3 things, which are:

  • choose your topic
  • choose your domain name
  • choose your hosting provider

This is where I felt lost to tell you the truth. Why? because I had no where to turn to for support. That is until I found a great little online community of like minded individuals called Wealthy Affiliate. It is a membership site where you can learn from others on how to build money making websites. You can even save on hosting as it's included in your membership.

Create A Website in 30 Seconds


This is the cheapest and also easiest place you can find to build not only build a great looking website but also to register your domain name and host it. A true one stop shop for building your business.

Watch how quick and easy this is to do on the site rubix platform.

Voila, that's all there is to it. Your basic site has been built. It's a little bare of course but the purpose of the video was to show you the speed and accuracy of the process on site rubix. You can just take your time and go at your own pace when you want to attempt this on your own.

All that is left for you to do is write some content and post it on your website. If you want more help you can get it from me or anyone else at Wealthy Affiliate. Read more about their outstanding support and help​.

If you would like me to help you build a website, I would first recommend you study the amazing online training school where I learned all the basics of building a business online. They have all the step by step training and support system including live chat to guide you to success. If you sign up with the link below, you will get 1 on 1 assistance from me. Let's build your business together.

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 Hi there, my name is Peter, it's so great to meet you. I started this website back in 2015 to help educate and inform people on the many ways to make money online. There are so many scams out there that need to be revealed. I also explore ways on how we can turn our time into dollars working from home.

I hope you find some of the tips and suggestions that I've experienced helpful on your own online journey.

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10 Comments

  1. Hello Peter,

    I should take your advice on getting more content published instead of wasting too much time worrying about the looks of my website. Your article is a great reminder to get back to writing.
    Good idea on presenting the video to your readers on how easy it is to get a website up and running at Wealthy Affiliate.

    • While looks are important going forward they definitely are not starting out. No content = No traffic period. You have to focus on that first. Thanks for dropping by Joseph:)

  2. I have to admit that making my site look good takes a lot of my attention too. That, and I think I am not writing very efficiently, given my general literacy and knowledge of my subject. I should be cranking out content. Tomorrow I am going to start outlining my posts and pages before I start writing, just to see if that speeds me up. I’d like to reach a point where I write about 6 pages a week, every week. I don’t want to admit how slow I am right now!

    • Hi Melissa, you are gong to achieve massive success keeping up with a posting schedule like that. All the best to your success. Keep working hard and you’ll get there.

  3. Maxwell

    Starting a website seems super intimidating at first because there’s so much you just don’t know. You don’t understand what domain names are, what hosting is, and how to design a site.

    But like you describe in the post, setting it up is really easy. Creating quality content is not. It depends on what you’re looking for in a site. The design is less important, as there are a lot of premade themes in wordpress.

    You’re doing a great job of removing that fear of website building that a lot of the not tech-savvy crowd might have. When other companies do most of the work for you (as is usually the case), building a website is actually a piece of cake. Thanks for the great article!

    • Peter

      Thanks for the kind words Maxwell. Anyone can build a website, making a business work long term is the hard part. Thanks for dropping by:)

  4. Xaric

    Building a website is easier than ever…

    Imagine some years back that you had to create a combination of HTML, PHP, java, CSS and a ton of other languages in order to start a decent website.

    And now all this is done with just a few clicks.

    Wealthy Affiliate is just the place to get started, with all this training and people online to help you.

    Cheers!

    Xaric!

    • Peter

      Yes, the good old days. WordPress does make things so much easier now. It’s so much better than learning DOS, lol

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