What’s the Cheapest Way to Make a Website

  • Website builders — an all-in-one solution for your website needs. You don’t have to spend a dime to use some of them.
  • Content Management System (CMS) — not as cheap compared to website builders, though there are customization options for those with coding knowledge.

The 2 cheapest ways to create a website

1. Using a website builder with an affordable plan

2. Using a content management system (CMS)

How to create a website in 4 easy steps

1. Choose a template

2. Customize your website’s design

3. Create content for the most common pages

  • Homepage — the landing page of a website. As such, put all the necessary information here, like logo, brand typography, and navigation menus.
  • About page — contains the story behind the website, company, or site owner. It could be a quick history or vision and mission for business websites, and a professional biography for personal sites.
  • Contact page — provides the information on how to get in touch with you. You can insert your email, phone number, office address, or a contact form.
  • Product/Services page — here’s where you describe your products and services. Create catchy copy that can convince potential customers to convert.

4. Get a domain name and publish your website

  • Keep it short and catchy enough for people to remember. Two to three words should suffice.
  • Avoid punctuation. Some websites use a hyphen to separate words, but I would avoid it if possible since people can easily mistype your domain name.
  • Choose the .com suffix, because it is the one that people associate with when it comes to URLs. If people forget your suffix, they are likely to think that you use .com.

FAQs about launching your first website

How much does it cost to hire someone to build a website, and how long does it take?

Is it cheaper to build your own website?

Domain

Web hosting

Security (SSL)

Customizations

Hiring a web developer vs. using a website builder

My verdict

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