- Alternatives to setting up a website
- Set up a Free website
- Set up a website
- Marketing your website
- Monetizing your website
- Create a website from scratch
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Where to Get It
Catering to Do-it-Yourselfers
Regular hosting companies
Website building tools; both under $100
You can set up your own website using one of several good services designed for
the non-technical do-it-yourself website builder
For example, www.GoDaddy.com or Homestead, from the makers of Quickbooks. These site building companies provide ready-made templates with professional looking designs, some targeted to specific businesses. You can customize the template with their easy-to-use tools, adding your own company name and logo and your own text. If you can use MS Word, you can use one of these tools. More...
You can build a website with a site building tool offered by your web hosting
For example, Green Geeks is a regular hosting company — with the added attraction of being "energy neutral" — that throws in a site building tool with your hosting fee. You will get less handholding with a company like this, but they're usually cheaper. More...
- You can download or buy a web creation tool and use a regular hosting company. For example, RapidWeaver Hosting specializes in hosting websites created with Rapidweaver for Apple users. For PC users, you can download free web design software from Coffee Cup here More...
- You can hire someone.View a listing of web developers, organized geographically >
In all of those cases, you'll have to prepare the content of your website: what pictures or logos you want to use and what you want to say. You'll also need to learn the basics of getting your website recognized in the major search engines, such as Google.