There are many ways to create a free website that will stun your audience and customers. You will quickly realize that the vast majority of website creators utilize the same business model. They will have a free service and upgrades to that service by offering premium services. These premium services may include more storage, bandwidth, and pages, just to name a few. I have compiled a list of the best website creators around.
Best Free Tools to Create Websites
Devhub is a pretty dynamic website. Devhub allows you to not only create a stunning free website, it also allows you to import your posts from other blog platforms; Blogger, WordPress and Tumblr to name a few.
WordPress is undoubtedly the king of all blogging and website platforms today. Their free platform at wordpress.com is a good place to start if you want to go with free hosting. WordPress.com allows you to upgrade and get more control of your blog. There are millions of template themes to choose from which will allow you to express yourself the way to feel fit. If you are looking to use your own Domain name I would suggest that you go the self hosted route. If you visit blogs on a regular basis it is highly likely that website is powered by wordpress.
Blogger is still very popular. Blogger was acquired by Google, therefore, all you need to get started is a Google Account. There are also many themes for you to choose from. Currently, Blogger is not as popular as it used to be but it is still widely used and offers many possibilities. I have created created a number of blogs with Blogger. A good advantage of using Blogger is that you can offer advertisement and potentially earn revenue.
Weebly provides a search engine friendly platform that allows anyone to get an online presence in no time. The templates are very elegant, and I am confident that you will love your website.
Wix allows users to create stunning websites. Earlier Wix only allowed users to create websites using flash templates. Today, they allow users to create websites that can be built using HTML5. Basically, that means that websites created using HTML5 can be rendered or displayed on all devices. Wiz currently boasts over 22 million created websites. Users can choose to upgrade and take advantage of the many features that Wix allows.
Jimdo allows you to create websites on the fly. It is very easy to use and is search engine friendly.
Google Sites allows users to create websites very easily. Google Sites can be used to create very powerful websites or intranets. The URLS are not the best looking. However, your content will be favored by Google…I would think.
Webs is a well established website that provides awesome looking templates to enable you to create your own website quickly and easily. This site is owned by VistaPrints, so I am confident that they have a quality product.
Webstarts allows you to also create your very own website. You an add your very own domain starting at just under $5.00 per month.
Webnode not only allows you to create stunning websites, it also allows you to create powerful stores to sell your products.
Posterous is a very popular blogging platform. Posterous was recently acquired by twitter, however, it still very operational. Creating your blog and adding content is super easy. You can also add your own domain name with Posterous for free. [Update:Twitter will be shutting this down on April 30th of This year.]
Tumblr is a blogging platform that is very popular among users who want to share visually appealing posts dominated by pictures. Tumblr allows you to map their URL to your very own domain name for free. There are many themes to choose from.
Jigsy is a very easy to use application that allows anyone to create a website that fits their needs. It is very easy for users to take total control of their selected themes if they chose to upgrade. The level of customization available will definitely be of benefit to site owners who really want to get deep into their websites.
Yola allows users to create spectacular and professional looking websites. Users can opt to point their own Yola site to their personal domain for paid packages starting at just under $5 per month. However, you can opt to take advantage of their free package which allows you to host your site as a sub domain.
Square Space allows you to create stunning websites that will match your taste and your brand. They do not offer a free package. However, they do offer a 14 day free trial so that you get a chance to know your way around their system and test out the various themes that are offered.
Manifo will allow you to create a functional and visually pleasing website that will adequately reflect yourself or your business. The price ranges from Free to $80 per year.
Moonfruit allows a lot of flexibility with their offering. You can get started with a free account and if you choose to upgrade you may do so at prices that range from $6.00-$35 per month.
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Page4.me has a free plan with limitations, and offers almost limitless potential when you upgrade to their paid packages of $1.00, $4.00 or $8.00 per month.
Prices range from $8 to $25 per month. However, right now they are offering a 14 day free trial.
Prices can run you as low as $6.00 per month if you subscribe for 3 years. However, for shorter terms you will be a little under $8.00 per month.
Has plans starting at free and as high as $23.00 per month.
There is a free plan to get your feet wet. When you are ready to upgrade plans will start at just under $12.00 per month for the business plan and just under $20 per month for the shop plan.
Has a free plan that limits you to 200 visits, if you want more options you will have to upgrade to their paid plans. They have a very strongly worded and easy to read terms of service. Their terms of service reads in part:
“Webmium has a zero tolerance policy for chargebacks. Any customer who disputes a credit card payment that is found to be valid will be permanently blacklisted and barred from use of the Service. Any past due fees and costs will be sent to collections. If our collection efforts fail, unpaid debts will be reported to all available credit reporting agencies.”
Edicy offers a free website service that has some limitations. The sites created by Edicy are mobile friends out of the box. Edicy’s paid plans run between $8.00 and $13.00 per month.
UCoz offers a competitively priced web-hosting and site development package that I am certain will be money well spent. However, they do offer a free starter package so that you will have plenty of time to get accustomed to their very powerful CMS. Paid packages start at just over $3.00 per month and their highest package is approximately $10.00 per month.