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message 1: by Carol (new)

Carol Marshall | 102 comments I need to build a website, any advice on how to do it on the cheap almost free way?


message 2: by Annie (new)

Annie Arcane (anniearcane) | 629 comments Hi, Miss Carol!

*waves*

Wordpress, Wix, and Weebly all have free options :) As does Blogger, but it's not my personal fave.

Hugs,
Ann


message 3: by Morris (new)

Morris Graham (morris_g) one.com if you need affordable website


message 4: by Carol (new)

Carol Marshall | 102 comments @Anni thanks

*waves* back

I will check it out.


message 5: by Carol (new)

Carol Marshall | 102 comments Thank you Morris.


message 6: by Morris (new)

Morris Graham (morris_g) yw


message 7: by Alex (last edited Aug 02, 2016 10:28AM) (new)

Alex (asato) https://wordpress.com/pricing/
- $8.25/mo for your own domain.
http://www.wix.com/upgrade/premium-plans
- $9.75/mo, which includes your own domain.

wix has an integration w/a backend payment system; wordpress does not; that is, you have to roll your own w/plugins or something. it might not be that hard, but i haven't tried it.


message 8: by Carol (new)

Carol Marshall | 102 comments @Alex

Thank you that's reasonable...I would love a very cool weird eye catching website but that's not in the budget... Maybe someday.


message 9: by Tim (last edited Aug 02, 2016 10:42AM) (new)

Tim Rees | 123 comments Alex wrote: https://wordpress.com/pricing/
- $8.25/mo for your own domain.
http://www.wix.com/upgrade/premium-plans
- $9.75/mo, which includes your own domain.


I owned a domain name and just transferred it to Wordpress. I don't pay anything a month. So I think it's best to buy the domain name separately by the sound of it?


message 10: by John Hooker (new)

John Hooker | 90 comments Carol wrote: "I would love a very cool weird eye catching website but that's not in the budget... Maybe someday."

Google: free website templates


message 11: by Alex (new)

Alex (asato) Tim wrote: "I owned a domain name and just transferred it to Wordpress. I don't pay anything a month. So I think it's best to buy the domain name separately by the sound of it?."

ah. didn't know that. then, yes, that is the better option.


message 12: by R. (new)

R. Billing (r_billing) | 228 comments I got a cheap hosting package from 1and1 and then installed Wordpress. If you are prepared to invest about a day in learning to drive WP it's probably the easiest and cheapest way.


Tara Woods Turner Author site with built in blog or wordpress author blog??


message 14: by R. (new)

R. Billing (r_billing) | 228 comments Author site with blog. http://arcturian-spacefleet.com/


message 15: by Raquel (new)

Raquel Zepeda Fitzgerald (raquelzf) | 4 comments I created a website on my MAC with Iweb. You can compare the hosting fees here:

http://b2evolution.net/web-hosting/bu...

Don't believe iPage. I use them now and they charge for domain names. Then you can use wordpress. I would not recommend Weebly. I had a blog for a while using them and it did not work well.

The best hosting experience I had was with Blue Host.

Good luck!


message 16: by C.L. (new)

C.L. Lynch (cllynchauthor) | 316 comments Wordpress is great. If you don't plan on having affiliate links, then you can use wordpress.com for free, BUT they don't allow advertising or affiliate links unless you pay extra.

I got independent webhosting through host gator, which has one-click wordpress installation, and I can do what I like with my site.

It's not free, but it's pretty cheap.


message 17: by Barry (new)

Barry Greer (pipenozzle) | 4 comments Carol wrote: "I need to build a website, any advice on how to do it on the cheap almost free way?"

Have used WordPress for years. Most decent host companies offer free installation.


message 18: by Chuck (last edited Aug 14, 2016 07:37AM) (new)

Chuck | 10 comments Leanpub makes a free website for each book you have, and you can bring your own book. They don't charge you unless you make a book sale. The site is specifically designed to sell your book to customers, track sales, royalties, etc.

My site is here for an example. I just filled in boxes for About the Book, About the Author, the price, and the rest is generated for me. You don't have to deal with HTML at all. Even the new Table of Contents is regenerated each time I publish an update to my book.

I like Leanpub myself, but then I'm familiar with Markdown.


message 19: by Carol (new)

Carol Marshall | 102 comments Thank you Chuck...I've been procrastinating about this. I need to get done this week.

Carol


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