How to Build a Website for Free

Hi my name is Jonathan. Today we’re going to be building a website for FREE! To simplify this process I have created a step by step video for you. I have also included these steps below the video so you can get your own website started!

The tools you’ll need to build your website are provided to you by Wealthy Afiiliate. You can read about Wealthy Affiliate here. Rest assure it’s the #1 rated internet marketing training available online. You can join for free so no need to worry about a cost. You will also be building this website for free!

Step #1

Enter the domain name you would like to choose for your website. This will be what you want to call your website?

how to build a website for free Step #2

Once you hit ‘ Build it Now’ you will be taken to a page that looks like this. There just confirm the name of your website is in the domain name field and hit the Build my Free Website button.

Step #3

how to build a website for free

You will arrive at the Information Page. Simply type in your information. This will be your free account at Wealthy Affiliate. Choose your username and password. There will be no personal information requested nor credit card required. If you see anything like that EXIT the page!

Step # 4a

You will arrive to the Site Builder. There you simply select ‘A Free Website’, and in Step 2 enter the name you would like to give your new website.

how to build a website for free

With the free membership at WA, you get a free domain.

Premium Members do have a choice to pick your own domain. This is something you may want to do in the future, because having your own domain name will lead to more traffic to your website.

Step #4b

When you get to this following step you can see it says ‘Choose a look’. This is where you will be selecting a theme or layout for your website. There are several of themes to choose from. I would suggest selecting something simple. Once you’ve done that you push the button for ‘Build my Website Now!’

how to build a website for free

That’s it!! You have you website.


Do you need more Help?

Would you like help creating your content and designing your website to completion? You can take advantage of all the free tools that come in WA. Take a look at the free lessons you will have access too.


There are multiple support streams in WA. Here are a few:

Got Questions? what happens if I get hung up?

Your questions end up on an activity board like the one below.

Looking at the board you see recent Blogs, Success Stories, and Questions. Notice my recent activity shows 4 questions, and in the aqua colored box next to the questions show how many people commented on that particular question.

I had a recent question; I literally received an answer within 5 minutes.

If that weren’t enough, there are also Classrooms!

Would you like more information on Wealthy Affiliate? You can check out what it’s all about here.

I really hope this page has helped you. I honestly care about your success, and want to see you succeed online.  Whether you just want to create your own blog or help people find a product  you will achieve all of this through Wealthy Affiliate.

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It was a pleasure,


12 thoughts on “How to Build a Website for Free”

  1. Jonathan:

    You just took what I thought was a very complicated process and made it foolproof! The steps were very easy to follow and the videos definitely helped. I think I’m ready to tackle this now. I particularly like the fact that I can do this for free!

    Thanks again!

    • Ruth you are so welcome! I know, a few years ago I tried to build a website and man was it hard! Luckily, technology has gotten so sophisticated and user friendly that now we can all do it. I saw someone a couple weeks ago have their ten year old to do it. It was so funny, and unbelievable that it has gotten this easy! Thanks for your feedback.

  2. Hi Jonathan, i really like the idea of getting a site built for free and it looks so easy! My main concern is what if I don’t know what I want my site to be about? will i also get training here too? The site making looks easy but the idea generation is hard for some of us lol. Thanks for the great recommendation though!

    • Hi Dwayne! I know what you mean about picking an idea to make your website about. I myself confronted those hurdles when I first began. Don’t worry about a thing, it’s all a part of the learning process. You see that’s what we go over in the first 2 lessons over at Wealthy Affiliate.

      The main idea is that you pick a niche (idea) that you will be able to write about and enjoy for at least a year. Any niche (idea) makes money on the internet. If you’re still uncertain; research the niche. Go onto the search engines and see what others are doing with it. I say one year because with that type of investment into a website you’re bound to see massive results. Also, it would not be helpful to you to bounce around from one idea to the next. Here’s a link to that free lesson about how to pick a niche.

      Hope I answered your questions, I look forward to seeing you around in the WA community!

  3. Wow, I had no idea creating your own website can be this easy! And , most importantly, free! Wealthy affiliate sounds like a great learning opportunity. Looks like they have tons of information and resourses there. Do they also offer website hosting for your free website? Thank you for sharing this.

    • Hey there Casey! Thanks for commenting. Yes, we have free hosting for your free website. As matter of fact you’ll get a free subdomain name with it too. Wealthy Affiliate has everything you need to get started, and you’ll be getting started for free!

      I’m glad you see the simplicity of building your website with WA and SiteRubix. You can literally build a website in less than a minute. I launched a website for my wife yesterday. It took me about 60 seconds. She has a small business selling tutus for little girls, and I thought having a website for her would optimize her results with her business. After all, there are over 3 billion people online shopping.

      She was really happy with it! Of course you will need to create content to fill up your website. It would be just like an empty gift box if you just left it alone. However, joining Wealthy Affiliate, you will learn how to fulfill your online business/website from start to finish.

  4. Is that too good to be true? Many programs outside are costing people over $200 per month for live support and website hosting.I have never seen a such brilliant platform before. But I have few questions.
    Is there any up-sell?
    Do I need to pay extra fee to host more websites through Wealthy Affiliate?
    Are there any limitations?

    • Cyril, excellent questions, I’m glad you asked, and yes Wealthy Affiliate offers a really good price for training, unlimited websites, and support. Free for 2 websites, then Premium is unlimited everything. Your first month of Premium will be $19, and then $47 a month. You can cancel at any time. They will give you 30 days to move your websites if you decide to move.

      There are no upsells inside WA. Just two memberships, a free Starter Membership and a Premium Membership. The great thing like I said with Premium is you have Unlimited Websites, and the hosting is included for all of them.

      There aren’t really any limitations. The free Starter Membership is as it says, a starter membership. This will start you up to your online businesses. They do offer you a free 7 day trial to Premium when you first enroll, no credit card required. Of course, Premium offers unlimited access to the whole platform.

      Thanks for the great questions,



  5. When I landed on this page I had that feeling of ‘oh no not again!’ – I’ve been looking for a decent website options for quite some time now!
    After watching your video I was amazed by how simple and how speedy this whole process is – I never thought building a website would be that easy. Gonna sing up for a free account now…

    • Chris, it is very easy to launch your very own website! The only thing you’re really going to need help with is filling in your content, designing your images, and arranging your website to provide the optimal experience for your readers, and you are taught all of that at Wealthy Affiliate. WA is truly a one stop shop. You can stop searching for anything else. They will teach you how to do everything! As you can see, at an affordable rate too! I pretty much pay less than a cup of coffee a day to run my business :-).

      If you have any questions or need any help please feel free to reach out. Now that you’ll be a member at the awesome community at WA it’ll be even easier for us to communicate because I’m in there very often. I spend more time in my social network at Wealthy Affiliate than I do in any other network (facebook, twitter, linkedin, google +, etc.) You’ll be amazed at how much help you can receive in your new network at WA.

      Good luck to you,


  6. This website builder is the easiest way I’ve found to build a website. Two or three clicks and it’s done. Thanks so much for telling me about it.

    One thing I did notice, and I want to tell others about, is that some of the free themes have limited functions. The best free theme I found inside the free website builder is the 2016 theme.

    • Hi Gary,

      Thanks for reaching out. I’m glad that this website builder works for you. It’s by far the easiest thing I’ve ever had to do. I can literally build a website in less than a minute.

      I showed my wife this the other day and she was impressed. I built her a website for her baby girl tutus. Literally had the whole thing set up in less than a minute and told her all she needed to do was fill in the content. I even showed her how easy it was to create a page. Had it done within a few minutes, image and all. WordPress is so easy to use!

      I know what you mean about the theme. Every theme will not fit everybody. I also like the 2016 theme as well. If you’re like me I need something that is mobile friendly, and I believe 2016 theme is.



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