Paid -v- FREE Website Builders

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Do a Google search for “free website builder” and you’ll find you’ve plenty of choice. All these free blog / web building platforms offer a completely free entry point. But what they all have in common, is that you’re limited with what you can do with a free blog or website – unless you pay to upgrade. However, if all you need is a simple blog, then a free website builder may be all that’s required to get the job done. Here’s a few of the best known free online web builders:

  • Web.com
  • Weebly.com
  • Wix.com
  • Jimdo.com
  • WordPress.com

Why upgrade from a free website builder to a paid plan?

Everyone’s in business to make money, and it’s true what they say, “there’s no such thing as a free lunch website”. Most free web builder providers also offer premium features – e.g. more pages, more space, customisation and your own domain – for a price. While you can still build a functional site for free, if you want to project a professional image, the cost of a paid plan may be money well spent. However, if you’re running a business, your needs may still not be easily, or economically met by a paid plan. Enter WordPress.org!

WordPress.com vs. WordPress.org

WordPress.org is world’s most popular self-hosted website platform and content management system (CMS). Depending on your requirements, a self-hosted WordPress website from WordPress.org will be considerably cheaper than continually shelling out for WordPress.com premium features and therefore may be a better choice in the long run. With all the self-hosted WordPress resources you’ll find here, you can easily set up WordPress yourself, or with a little extra help from the WordPress community.

FREE WordPress installation and set-up service

We offer a free and professional WordPress installation / setup service for customers who either don’t know how to setup a WordPress website or who would simply prefer to have a professional do it for them. All we ask is that you purchase your hosting though our affiliate links. The commission we receive for the introduction covers your set-up cost. You’ll need hosting anyway, so it’s a win-win situation! Read more about our FREE WP set up service HERE.

Bespoke websites

At the more expensive end of the scale you could of course always hire an agency to either help you with your WordPress website or even create a bespoke website for you and our parent company 1LG.com has been providing these services to a select group of clients since Year 2000.

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