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Old 9th June 2013, 06:32 AM   #1
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Hey everyone!

I'm new here in this forum and i need your advice. i'm running a small business and i'm considering building a small website to promote it.
i don't want to spend a lot of money and i heard that there are a lot of free website builders.
do you have any recommendations of these kind of sites?? (i have no codding or programming experience)

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Old 10th June 2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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You could try wix.com. You can create a site using a drag and drop editor so you don't need any coding skills. They have a lot of ready made templates to get you started.

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Old 12th June 2013, 10:26 AM   #3
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Hi Jerry, welcome to the forum.

Yes, there are a lot of free website builders out there but most of them goes out of business within a year after their launch.

A couple of the reputable website builders that offer a free plan are Weebly and Web. They come with a simple drag-and-drop design interface, which is great for beginners like yourself.

I wrote an article describing their pros and cons over here: http://www.sproutgeek.com/how-to-cho...osting-package

Check it out and let me know what you think.

Personally, I do not recommend Wix because it builds websites using Flash, which is slow and difficult for search engine robots to crawl your content.

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Old 12th June 2013, 12:50 PM   #4
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Hi Wayne,

Just to let you know that Wix have now migrated away from flash and use HTML5 instead so all content can easily be spidered by all the major search engines.

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Old 3rd July 2013, 05:20 AM   #5
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You can use WordPress. Not a fantastic choice, but you budget is low & you don't another paid domain. Go for WordPress. It has all features that a small businessman regularly search. So buy a low price WordPress theme and start you day as I did. Best of Luck.

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Old 13th July 2013, 03:00 PM   #6
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I definately recommend WordPress. Far too many people think that it's just for bloggers, but it's SOOOO not! Check out my post regarding this: http://wordpress4smallbusiness.com/why-wordpress/

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Old 15th July 2013, 12:41 AM   #7
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There are number of free website builders software's and online tool but they are limited in terms of space, functionality , features to extent the feature there are different plans in different price,
Wix
webly

if you want to create a website at your budget post your project in free lance market place like, websitelancers.com or elance

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Old 16th July 2013, 01:51 AM   #8
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You should not hire anyone to build your website free because it is common sense that how a person can do hard-work for free?. When you will pay someone definitely you can get good website. There a lots of websites are offering discount logo and website design services. You should contact them to get affordable services with quality results.

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Old 31st July 2013, 12:21 AM   #9
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Those sites you see on TV that offer "free websites" have tons of hidden fees (like hosting & domain) that will actually cost you more in the long run (6 months- 2 years) than a freelance web designer. I actually promote as a web designer that I am cheaper than those "free" website builders. Those that offer "free" website builders have to make their money somehow to do all the advertising you see.

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wix is fine but still you may require a professional for updating more complex components.

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