How to build a website for free step by step

Learn how to build a website for free step by step and get free hosting as well as great support. Best of all no credit or debit card is required!

How to build a website for free step by step

This is how easy it is to build a free website step by step

Technology has changed the face of website building.

If you were trying to build a website a few years back, it would have been tough.

It would probably have taken you weeks of sitting in front of your PC just to produce even a basic site.

If you had wanted a site that looked professional, then you would probably need to hire a web designer and that would have cost you thousands of dollars.

But that’s all changed…

Technology has advanced and now you can build a website yourself, with no prior experience, quickly and professionally.

So if you’ve never created a website before, don’t worry – you can now!

If you think it will be difficult, it won’t – if you can use a keyboard you can build a website!

Let’s get started building your website now!

The software we will be using.

The most user friendly and free website builder is the Siterubix domain builder provided by the guys at Wealthy Affiliate (also known as WA).

WA is a great platform that not only provides free hosting for 2 sites, but also has fantastic server response rates and back ups. If you have your site hosted with Wealthy Affiliate you will never need to worry about it crashing or losing any of your data.

To create your free SiteRubix account (no credit, debit or any other payment card details required) click on the image below: Free hosting available with SiteRubix I’ve put a short video on the signup page, just to walk you through the very easy process of setting up your free account.

Wealthy Affiliate is a huge online community of internet business people so as well as being a great place to learn how to build a website, you’ll also be able to meet and talk to some great people as well.

Great! First step complete, now we can move forward.

Now you have set up your account we can start the ball rolling.

One of the benefits of your free account with Wealthy Affiliate is the “Getting Started” course that contains a huge amount information in just 10 lessons. We will work through those lessons together, at your own pace, so you will never feel rushed and you will never get lost

Each lesson helps you get to grips with the mechanics of building a website and also gives you an insight into how the internet actually works. So whatever reason you want to build a website for, by the time you have finished this course you will have a greater understanding of how things work and will also have a live functioning website.

Wealthy Affiliate can help further too. It’s aim is not only to teach people the practical aspects of building websites but also show the many ways that you can actually earn money from a website. So whether you are looking to develop your website for your business or are looking for ways to develop a second or even full time income WA can set you on the right course.

But that’s for a different day, right now let’s just get going with the “Getting Started” course and get your site up and running.

Here’s an overview of what you will learn:

  • How to install WordPress.
  • Optimising your site for SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).
  • How to create pages and posts.
  • Why quality content is so important.
  • How keywords work and how understanding them can help your site.
  • What a niche is and how to find a great one.

I’ve put together a video that shows an overview of the website building lessons within the system:

So set up your account and then click on the green “Get Started” button

How to ask for help when you need it

The worst thing that could happen is that you give up because something didn’t make sense.

Don’t let this happen!

There are a number of ways that you can ask for help:

#1 Here on my website

You can always leave a question in the comment box at the foot of the page and I will answer it as soon as possible. There are no silly questions so just ask away!

#2 Ask me via my Wealthy Affiliate profile.

When you first set up your account I will have messaged you from my profile page. This message will show you how you can message me directly with any questions that you have. Never be scared of contacting me directly, I’m here to help as much as I can!

#3 Ask others for help

Within the system there are two great ways that you can use to ask others for help.

First of all there is the “Live Chat” option, which is a real time message system that lets people talk to each other and secondly there is the “Ask a question” feature, which puts your question onto everybody’s activity dashboard. Whatever method you use if someone knows the answer to your question they will let you know quickly, sometimes in minutes!

Here is a short video that shows the help facilities working in real time:

Specific help for each of the ten lessons.

I have prepared some extra help for each of the 10 lessons within the Get Started course but I haven’t reproduced them here for three reasons.

  1. They wouldn’t make much sense to you before you work through the related lesson.
  2. It’s really important to follow the steps in the correct order.
  3. Too much information presented at once can be confusing.

What I have done is set them up as individual pieces of training within the Wealthy Affiliate platform and I will send you the link for each one as you progress through the course.

As always please ask questions at any time, I really can’t stress that enough.

Even if you are just looking for confirmation of something that you feel you have understood correctly, please ask.

You will have my personal help throughout this process and I will answer any questions that you have as quickly as possible.

Worried about lack of experience building websites?

One of the most common concerns people have when first looking at building a website is their lack of experience. Many people still think that you need specialist PC or programming skills as a minimum in order to build a website.

This is not true!

Would you believe me if I told you that you can start from scratch and have a website live on the internet within 5 minutes?

I didn’t think you would, so let me show you!

In this video I show you how to set up a website within 5 minutes!

Well that was easy and hopefully showed you just how slick the Wealthy Affiliate SiteRubix platform is!

(The website address was by the way)

And creating and editing webpages is super easy too.

So what are you waiting for?

If you really want to learn how to build a website for free step by step then there is nothing stopping you. Create your free Wealthy Affiliate Site Rubix account by clicking the image below and get started today.

How to build a website for free account set up

This is an image of the 10 part course on how to build a free website with Wealthy Affiliate

The system is live 24 hours a day so whatever the time is or whatever part of the World you are in you can start immediately.

Any comments or questions?

If you have a question about anything you’ve read above or watched in the videos then please ask by using the comment facility below. All you need to do is enter your name and email address and then type your question in to the comment box.

Your comment won’t appear immediately on the website, so don’t think it’s disappeared, it will just be sitting in moderation and be waiting for a reply before it becomes visible.

If you have a question about the 10 lessons as you are progressing through them, please ask it here or via my WA profile.

The more Q&As there are the more everyone will be able to learn.

Hope to see you soon!

Best wishes



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12 Comments on "How to build a website for free step by step"

  1. Wow, great in-depth info!! I love Wealthy Affiliate. I’ve been a member now for a couple of months and I have three sites up, even though I am technically challenged. I really believe that it is the platform that will help me achieve my business goals. No it isn’t easy but the support you get within the community really helps.


    • Hi Deb,

      Glad to hear the course worked out for you and that you have more than 1 site up and running already. That’s awesome progress!

      It’s all about asking questions and getting support!

      Thanks for stopping by!


  2. I like your approach. You have given a step by step account too anyone who is looking to start a website and have even gone to the trouble of creating additional training, which I am sure many newbies who’ll appreciate.

    I am a member of WA and I can vouch that the training is awesome and I am finding the whole website building thing very addictive.

    • Hi Michel,

      It can be addictive and profitable!

      Anyone can build a website, no matter what their background is.

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Best wishes


  3. Hi John,

    Thanks for the easy to follow post on how to get started with online marketing! I found your information easy to follow along with and what also was useful for me were the videos you have included with detailed instructions and showing what you were talking about!

    It sounds like Wealthy Affiliate is the real deal and I am sure that your vistors here will be well servced to take your advice and check this educational site out! I have and agree with your assessment posited here. Thanks for the heads up!

    • Hi Dave,

      Thanks for your comment.

      It’s a great place to learn how to build a website for free and also understand how the internet works.

      Glad you liked the videos!



  4. Hi John,

    This is a great post especially for those who are not familiar with the “technical” terms used in building a website. This is definitely helpful and great thanks for the walk-through videos on this post too. This is great and I managed to build one simple website using your guide here! Fantastic!

    I wonder now I have my first website online, do I just keep blogging and I will get my website noticed?

    • Hi Alex,

      Thanks for the positive feedback re the videos, they were the first ones that I recorded, so I’m happy that they were helpful to you.

      Congratulations on getting your first site up and running – that’s a great achievement and now the fun can really start!

      Blogging and creating content that focusses on helping people is what you need to produce as that’s the best way to get your site ranked in Google.

      Just keep following the training and you will achieve your goals

      Good luck and best wishes


  5. Hi John

    Wealthy Affiliate makes it very easy to setup a website. Sometimes it is too easy because once you want to move your website to another hosting company, you need to start from the bottom to learn all the technical issues.

    The free membership of WA is great to get your feet wet, but if you want to get serious with business I would recommend buying your own domain.

    • Hi there,

      Your own domain is 100% the way to go and you can get one from for about £10 a year.

      The WA training lets you practice with a siterubix site, but is quite open that an owned domain is the optimum way to maximise your business

      Good luck!

  6. I can remember when I first tried creating a website back in the late 90s. Of course, even back then, you had software like Dreamweaver to make it easier, so you didn’t have to manually code everything. But it was still a lot more hassle than it is today. Back then, if you wanted to change the appearance of your website, you had to manually change the style of every page. These days, thanks to WordPress, you can just change your WordPress theme and the style of the entire website changes.

    • Hi Marcus,

      Yep, WordPress is the tool to use, it does all the coding for you, you just need to create your content!



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