What is the Best Website Builder for Beginners?

what is the best website builder for beginners

So what is the best website builder for beginners?

When starting with an opportunity online, your new business will no doubt – require a website. It can be quite overwhelming to see the amount of website building sites online and what is available.  It will of course, depend on what your needs are.  You may need your website to have a blog?  Or perhaps it requires you to have e-commerce for your online store?

I have listed a number of websites with a good explanation of what they do and the website builder I use to build my online business successfully.

Should you Hire a Website Developer?

A really good custom website could see you out of pocket to the tune of $2,000 plus.  How they charge so much, really baffles me. Yes, there is the design and search engine optimizing of the site, however with a bit of time and creativity, you can have an awesome site set up for you (created by you) – for less than 5% of that cost!

And if you do have somebody else design your site,  what say problems arise?  This will then come with the additional cost $$$ for their time, and also the waiting periods as they eventually get back to you with the amendments. I can guarantee you, your site won’t be the only site they are working, on so waiting on it can become very frustrating.

So if you design and develop a site yourself, it will give you the flexibility to do what you want – at practically no cost to you at all!

Adding pages, changing your copy, uploading images or anything else that needs to be done, can be performed within minutes.  And, the brilliant positive to that is, if you learn how to do it once, you can confidently build another website.

So How do I Build a Website?

Well, the way I did it and what I think personally is the best way, was joining this platform called Wealthy Affiliate.  I followed step by step lessons and tasks and built out pages and posts – look around my website and you will see.  I have a blog roll which I add posts to 3 times weekly, to share content that assists others in their own businesses.

And I only had a little bit of knowledge on blogging, and none on building a website.  I am being taught also how to get my posts onto Googles page 1, which means I am being found by my audience. As you will see in the image below.

google page 1

 

Its great to have a website, but it is much better to learn the ins and outs of how to get those posts you write, ranked on Google’s Page 1.   And other search engines for that matter!

Other Website Builders Available to You

So here is a list of different website builders I found online.  I imagine each have their own pros and cons.  I think with a website these days, it is important to have a blog component attached.  This way you can regularly add content and have the potential of being found on Google organically (free traffic) from every post you add to your website.

If you just have a website with static pages, then the only way you are going to be found is through paid advertising or a whole lot of free social media advertising strategies.  Which can be a costly and timely process. And this is the reason why I opted for Wealthy Affiliate.  It had sufficient tools, training, company support and 24 hour community support.  And it helps me build my website for pennies really!what is the best website builder for beginners

Website Builders

WordPress
Sitebuilder
Websitebuilder
Sitey
ehost
Wix
Sitelio
Weebly
Website tailor
Template site
Yola
Webs

And my No. 1 highly recommended site Wealthy Affiliate.

With all of the above, I know some are free and some have upsells.  If you want email or maybe hosting it will be additional $$.  Do they come with the training to get your site built, and will you have instant support and answers to your queries – right away?  Maybe. Maybe not.

And seriously the reason I chose Wealthy Affiliate was because it had:

In the Actual Back-end of Your Website (The Techy Stuff)

SiteSSL (https)  Over 256-bit encrypted connections;
– meaning it is favored by search engines because it keeps your visitor’s data safe.
SiteProtect (Spam Blocker)  With plugin spam blockers the spam still hits your site, it clutters it and slows it down. With SiteProtect, it blocks ALL automated spam before it even hits your site which is much better!
WordPress optimized servers and the most secure hosting anywhere.
Daily backups and 24/7 website monitoring.
Fully managed, email and forwards and full site health analyzing.

What You Get on the Inside of Wealthy Affiliate

Lessons and tasks to build your website – just like I have done for this very site.
Support from the Company.  Replies to my queries are very quick if I have technical issues.
24 hours a day Live Chat support.  If I have a question, there was always someone to answer me within minutes!
Lots of free wordpress templates to choose from and build your website with.

And all of this to trial for FREE for a week and then limited (if you remain a free member) training ongoing, but still 2 free websites are yours and free.
But I did not stay a free member for long as I saw the benefit I had in my hands.  I am online to build a profitable and successful website and business, and I knew Wealthy Affiliate had all the tools and support I required to do so.

So again you ask, what is the best website builder for beginners?

Wealthy Affiliate by a country mile.  GET INSTANT ACCESS – with no credit card required.  Do checkout a full review  and sign up as a starter member to get access and fully informed for free!

I do hope you liked my post on this topic and hope you find the platform, community and support you need to create your website and make your dreams come true!

I know I defintely have!
Have a great day.
Sharon
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24 Comments

  1. There are options out there for someone who has no web design or programming experience to create a site for an affordable price.

    However, I myself can see why web developers charge as much as they do! The programming alone can be very tedious and does take a bit of time.

    Now of days though the average person looking for a basic site to host their blog or a business website does have options such a WordPress or Wix which allows one to create a website without any programming experience.

    Great post could save someone thousands!

    • Hi Salvatore,

      Yes it can be a costly exercise if you get the wrong person to do it. Thanks for your comments,
      Cheers, Sharon

  2. Thank you for the post! I am pretty new at this and I am trying to figure things out but having it all easily customizable would be great. I have tried to read into the code stuff but I am just not very great at that, and I don’t want to hire anyone and then be left with a broken website in case it goes down like you mentioned. Thank you very much, will check out the programs you mentioned!

    • Hi Adriana,

      Yeah it is great that these website builders are out there. I am just thrilled the one I decided to participate comes with all the training and support as well. Thanks for your comments and stopping by!

  3. It’s important to have an easy website building tool when you’re a beginner. I tried to build a website several years ago with Godaddy and it was mission impossible. In order for them to help me I had to pay for a few upsells.

    I’ve been building websites with Wealthy Affiliate for over a year now and boy is it easy! I love signing in and building a website from scratch in seconds; literally!

    • Hi Jonathan,

      Yes it is fantastic isnt it and yes it is up in seconds. Funny about that, the other website builders wanting you to buy more. It is always the case! Thanks for your comments!

  4. Hi Sharon, I really want to start my own website but I keep putting off it in my mind because I’ve never built a website before.

    Thanks for this post, it seems like it might not be as difficult as I thought it was to make a site and you’ve given some great options here. I have just finished your full Wealthy Affiliate review and I think they are very good for beginners. If I start a free website using their website builder one the siterubix domain is it possible to transfer it to my own domain a few months down the line?

    Many thanks

    • Hi Simon,

      Yes WA make it easy to build websites and yes you can transfer your own domain onto the site rubix domain. Hope that helps your decision! Thanks for stopping by.
      Sharon

  5. Hi Sharon,

    I need to build a website for my small business and I came across your site. I was considering building my own website but it’s not as was as it seems. If you hire someone to build your site, it can get expensive. I’ll join Wealthy Affiliates and give website building a try. Thanks for a great article.

    Jack

    • Hi Jack,

      Yes WA has everything you need to build a great website so definitely give them a go. It will be so worth your while. All the best with it, Cheers, Sharon

  6. Yep there is no doubt that Wealthy Affiliate is my personal favourite website builder that I have found online, and as you mention the training is second to none. One of the things I really like about WA, is that it’s not structured just for newbies, or just for experienced online marketers, it really is for people of all ages and background/experience levels.

    Have you ever cone across a better website builder then WA? I really haven’t, so thanks for sharing this Sharon!

    • Hi Marley, thanks for you comments and it really is. It caters for all people experienced or not and so glad I am a part of it now. Cheers, Sharon

  7. Hi Sharon

    I must say that, it’s really expensive to get a seasoned website developer to build your site for you, not forgetting that there are maintenance costs involved too.

    I would also like to say that I’ve tried yola, wix and wordpress, these were all good but then when I came to wealthy affiliate I found what I was looking for and more.

    They made it so easy, I felt like it was too good to be true, so I researched about it and I was pleased with the results.

    So for me amongst all these platforms, wealthy affiliate emerged the best.

    –Khanya

    • Hi khanya,

      Yes it is good to try others but the others do not come with all the tools you need, the support or a community like this. This is brilliant! Thanks for your comments and stopping by!
      Cheers, Sharon

  8. I have been a member of Wealthy Affiliate for over a year now, and I have learned so much just by going through the courses they have available. I also love the community because there are so many people with a wealth of knowledge they are willing to share. I agree Wealthy Affiliate is probably the best platform online for any beginner who wants to start their own online business without all the headache.

    • Hi Josephine

      I agree with all you say about Wealthy Affiliate.  I have been here over a year too and more excited than ever about the ongoing training and support.  It is the place to be.  And you’re right,  a great place for beginners to start an online business.  The step by step website building training is brilliant,  and of course all the other training’s and tools we get as well.  .

  9. Thanks so much for this site and the valuable information.
    I agree with all you said about WA, it has been a great ride and the amount of knowledge that I have learned is tremendous.
    I have been involved with other companies like this one and have been take for a ride that I didn’t like. All they ended up wanting from me was more money and they didn’t seem to be very interested in helping me learn.
    What do you think of the community people that is available for us all to ask and gain a lot of great information?

    • Hi Bobby, 

      Yes there are a lot of businesses out there that just keep upselling.   Nothing worse than when they say if you don’t buy the product then you won’t be successful.    Just happens too many times!

      I am so glad I am part of this awesome program here at Wealthy Affiliate.   And the community  – I absolutely love how everyone is so willing to help.  Thanks for liking my site and stopping by to comment.

      Cheers Sharon 

  10. Just awhile ago, I was looking at a website created with Wix, and I felt so disappointed on how the website was created. The user experience is so damn poor, and even left the site within 2 minutes.

    Reading this post of yours, I am convinced that the website builder you’ve used to build this very website is superb. The loading speed is faster, and and I am quite impressed with the results in the screenshot.

    How long do you think will it take for me to reach those top search ranking with this website builder?

    • Hi Gomer,

      In the past I have tried Wix however now know, that the best website builder is the Wealthy Affiliate platform by far.  Getting taken by the hand to set up and get a really in depth website built is just a small part of it.  Community support and assistance from the company owners comes in spades.  It is brilliant!

      To reach top rankings, alot of factors come into play.  However those factors are all taught here at Wealthy Affiliate.  I think I took about 3-4 months to start getting Page 1 rankings.  Now I have many posts for many variations of keywords on Googles page 1.  Which is fantastic.

      Hope this helps you out Gomer,
      Cheers, Sharon

  11. Sharon
    Thanks for your great post. I am using wealthy affiliate for past 4 months and I find it awesome.During my research, before signing up with WA, I watched a lot of Youtube tutorials and thought of starting directly with Word Press and Hostgator. Fortunately, I found WA, and now my website ranks in 1st to 5th pages. I should Thank WA for this. Your post will be a great insight to visitors to begin a website.
    Thanks

    • Thanks Prabakaran for stopping by to comment.  

      WordPress and many other website builders do provide great platforms.  It is just with Wealthy Affiliate, they give you the guidance and step by step lessons, and the support which is brilliant too.  Glad you are enjoying the program and congratulations on getting your posts onto Google’s top pages!

  12. Hi Sharon,
    It’s another great post to know the best platform available to build one beautiful website without hiring anyone. Hiring a web-developer or designer is a costly affair. Definitely, Wealthy Affiliate is an online platform to learn everything about how to build one website along with other tutorials of legit online money making ways for earning passive income through blog or website.
    Another benefit of using Wealthy Affiliate is its facilities like free hosting and web security at no extra cost. Hosting website at WA means no tension from hackers. Just one needs to do SEO part for top ranking at search engines.
    Thanks for this great post.

    • Hi Himbru,

      Yes it is great how Wealthy Affiliate is so inexpensive with so many features and things to use.  If you calculated the cost of everything, if you brought elsewhere, i.e the hosting and keyword tools etc, it would cost an arm and a leg.

      I am so grateful I have found this website building platform as I have used others.  None of those compare to not only the tools, but the community and support. Such an awesome place to be.   Thanks for your comment and stopping by. 

      Cheers Sharon 

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