You can’t do anything these days without being present online. If you are not online, you don’t exist and this applies to any field you might want to choose: arts and entertainment, commerce, services of any kind and so on.
Social media has significantly made things easier in that sense, but having a website is still necessary. The good news is that with all the available tools nowadays, you don’t have to pay a professional web designer to do the work for you. Actually, you don’t have to pay for pretty much anything, because a lot of providers offer free website builders that help you create professional looking websites in a matter of minutes. There are a lot of website builders that are easy to use and come with lots of useful features and beautiful templates and tools to help you create a site by yourself in no time.
Here are 5 of the best free website builders right now:
- Wix. This is by far one of the most popular cloud-based website builders out there and for a good reason. It is free, extremely user-friendly and it allows you to quickly create a website using one of their two options: the ADI (artificial design intelligence) builder or their standard editor. The first option simplifies things for you even more, because the site will basically build itself based on your preferences, after answering some questions. The WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor lets you choose between hundreds of templates and to customize them based on your needs.
- Weebly. Weebly is more than just a builder, it also offers domain registration, hosting services and more. The free plan comes with a drag and drop interface, lots of themes that are mobile responsive and plenty of third-party add-ons. The biggest disadvantage with the free plan from Weebly is the fact that there is a visible footer ad that might annoy a lot of users.
- Duda. This one is another great choice that comes with all the available features you find in other free builders. However, it does bring something else to the table: a separate tool for mobile websites, with special features such as Google Maps integration, click to call buttons and more. Duda’s main focus is on mobile responsiveness so rest assured that you won’t have any issues or incompatibilities, regardless of the design you choose.
- SiteBuilder. It has a very attractive and complex free package that offers not just a great website builder, but also free hosting and domain registration. Back on the SiteBuilder canvas editor, it will help you create a mobile responsive website in just a few minutes. There are plenty of available templates and you also get enough control to customize layouts according to your preferences. There will be a SiteBuilder banner displayed at the bottom of the page for those that go with the free plan, but it is not as annoying as you might think.