How to Build a Website For Free! – A Step by Step Guide for Beginners

how to build a website for free

After you read this you will know how to build a website for absolutely nothing; FREE! I’m going to walk you through it step by step. There will be expenses down the road, but that’s totally up to you if you decide to grow your website into a business.

We’re going to be using a platform setup up at Wealthy Affiliate called Site Rubix. This platform is so easy to use. It really is just a few simple steps to finally launch your website, and it will be live in no time! The great news is you won’t have to pay for hosting which is something not ordinarily found for free elsewhere.

After we setup the website, what are you goals with your new website? Are you looking to build it into a business, just a personal blog, a web store, or anything else? You should know that Wealthy Affiliate also offers extensive training to build an online business. There is a concentration in affiliate marketing, so that you can monetize your website.

How to Build a Free Website Step-by-Step

how to build a website for freeStep #1: Create a free account at Wealthy Affiliate here. This link will open in the next window. Keep referring back to this page so that I can walk you through the steps.

Step #2: Choose a subdomain name, and name your website. A domain name usually costs money, but you’ll find that you can use a subdomain for free. This is because you’re promoting the website builder which in this case is Site Rubix, so you subdomain name will be something like Again, this is a free subdomain name.

If you want you can purchase a domain name which usually looks more professional, but that may be further down the road. Nevertheless, Wealthy Affiliate also sells domain name packages, and REALLY attractive ones at that! You could find one for less elsewhere, but you’ll see the amount of value inside the ones sold at WA.

Step 3#: Choose a Website Theme. At Wealthy Affiliate you have more than 2,000 themes to choose from. You may want to purchase a Premium Theme further down the road, but when you’re building a free website, it make more sense to keep that free too!

Finally, you click on ‘Build this Site’, and BOOM! You have a website. The platform at Wealthy Affiliate is so cool because you will have your own login credentials which are extremely secured. Anytime you want to access your website you can login to Wealthy Affiliate to do so.

WordPress is seamlessly used at WA for a content management system. Here you can build web pages, write blog posts, add images, and do whatever it is that you want with your website. If you have never built a website before I suggest completing the free beginner’s training course at Wealthy Affiliate so that you can be sure to utilize all the tools inside WordPress correctly.

A Free Website, What’s the Catch?

The free membership at Wealthy Affiliate covers the cost for up to 2 websites with hosting (and subdomains). You can maintain a free membership for life; really! If you find that you want to upgrade to help you grow your business, the membership costs $49/month or $359/year for the Premium Membership.

Learn All About WA And Find Out How You Can Get a 59% Discount on Your First Month of Premium Here!

I only recommend products that I have had success with. If you have any problems inside WA, let me know, and I’d be more than happy to help. Just look for my username: Jmatos. Plus I’ll send you a message once you get inside the website there just to say hello. I am an affiliate for WA so you should know that I’ll receive a commission for any purchases made at WA.

Thank you for your support,


PS. Over a year ago, I wrote an earlier version of this blog, and I wanted to provide you with one up to date. I’ve learned a lot over the past year and have become very efficient in website building. I hope you found this blog post most helpful!

4 thoughts on “How to Build a Website For Free! – A Step by Step Guide for Beginners”

  1. Nice walk through sir. I’m pretty sure you broke this down simple enough that my poodle wouldn’t have any problems putting up a site. I’m assuming you have worked with WA for one year, have you had success financially by following their premium member training? (I have recently joined and curious)

    • Hey! Thanks for the compliment. I like simple and so I preach it. 🙂 

      Over the past year I have been successful. I’ve made close to $1,000 and I’m still making recurring income. Also known as passive income. It was not an easy path too follow, you will have your work cut out for you. However, once you get it, you’ve got it! Then you can always make money online. 

      Making money online tends to have a snowball effect. You start off slow and then it starts to compound. You will surely get it, with the right commitment. The website owner, Kyle, wrote a nice blog about it here

  2. Hi Jonathan,
    You are correct. The old days are gone and it is so much simpler to build a website.
    I am sure the 3 simple steps you’ve written will help many newbies to build one.
    It is with Wealthy Affiliate that I learned how to build mine. Time and much effort are needed. It is all part of learning.

    • Sharon, thanks for sharing. Yes, I am in utter surprise to have learned how easy is to build a website with Wealthy Affiliate. It literally is 1, 2, 3! I was surprised, because I tried to build a website with Godaddy one time and I could never get the website live. There was no step by step training which is very much needed.


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