How to Make a free WordPress Website in under 2 Minutes

If you’re thinking about operating any kind of business online you need to have your own website.

No ‘ifs’, ‘buts’ or ‘maybes’.

But how can you do that without needing to know all sorts of technical stuff and without paying for a web designer, hosting fees and all the other associated costs?

Get a website from Wealthy Affiliate!

Key facts:

Product name: Free website, hosting and technical support from Wealthy Affiliate
What it is: An easy way to set up a WordPress website for free and with no need for any technical knowledge
Rating: 5.00/5.00
Where to sign up: Wealthy Affiliate

Two plans:

  • Starter – Free, no credit card required
  • Premium. Premium first month is US$19, thereafter US$49/month


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Why would you want a website based on WordPress?

WordPress is the most widely used publishing platform on the web – it now powers more than 30% of all websites online. The great strength of WordPress is its eco-system of plugins, which enable you to add any functionality you can think of to your website.

As a result, WordPress is used by hundreds of thousands of websites globally, including some pretty big names:

  • Techcrunch
  • The New Yorker
  • BBC America
  • Bloomberg Professional
  • Variety
  • . . . and many more

But, what if you don’t want the hassle of all the techy stuff?

Well, you do have some options:

  1. Wix
  2. Weebly
  3. Sitebuilder
  4. Squarespace
  5. Facebook
  6. Medium
  7. . . .and there are others

Of course you can always create a page on Instagram, Tumblr, Blogger or any number of other social media platforms.

All these platforms will enable you to build a ‘website’ for free and with no coding knowledge required.

But they also all have some drawbacks, driven mostly by the fact that you do not own the platform on which you’re building your site:

  1. There are often limitations on the content you can publish
  2. If you infringe any of the terms and conditions the platform owner can take your site down without warning
  3. You have no control over how fast your ‘website’ loads
  4. You have restricted control, and sometimes no control, over the appearance of your website
  5. Ultimately, you do not control, and in some cases you don’t even own, your own content (because it’s under the control and ownership of the platform owner)

In other words, it’s like building your house on someone else’s property.

The answer to these drawbacks is to own your own website, on your own domain, because that gives you complete control of your content, your website and its appearance.

And one way to do that is to set up a free Starter account on Wealthy Affiliate.

With a WordPress website from Wealthy Affiliate you get everything included:

  • Top class hosting for your site (on AWS servers)
  • A free domain name, the ability to use a domain name you already own and the ability to buy a new domain name
  • Two websites based on WordPress (yes, two!), one of which can be on your own, fully owned domain
  • A choice of more than 3,900 themes (designs)
  • Top class technical support in case of problems
  • Your website optimised for speed
  • An SSL certificate (required if you’re planning on taking payments)
  • Full spam protection

Importantly: you control your own domain name, website and content. If you want to move it to another hosting provider at any time you are absolutely free to do so. I know, because I did it with one of my websites.

How to Build your Free WordPress website with Wealthy Affiliate:

You can create your free website in two steps:

  1. Join the FREE Starter plan at Wealthy Affiliate
  2. Follow the steps in the video below:

It really is that simple!

Your WordPress website will be fully set up, with hosting and all the technical settings taken care of. The technical support in case of problems is absolutely top class, with most tickets being answered within 30 – 45 minutes.

There’s no time limit on your Starter membership – you can stay on the Starter plan for as long as you like, and there’s no restriction on the content you can publish. You control your own content, which you can export at any time.

You can even move your Wealthy Affiliate-hosted website, lock, stock and barrel, to another hosting provider if you choose.

No lock-ins, total control of your website’s appearance, total control of your content, techy stuff all taken-care of and top class support – literally a one-stop-shop.

If you’re ready to build your free WordPress website in less than 2 minutes why not join me in Wealthy Affiliate? There’s no obligation, and no need for a credit card – so there’s no risk.

If you have any questions just let me know in the comments below.

Martin Malden

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