Imagine that you have just had a long day at work, are tired, and have just realized that the bathroom tap is still leaking. What are you likely to do at this point? Some time back, these situations prompted people to go look up the yellow pages, find an advertisement for a plumber who seems reliable, and then call the said plumber. At this point, you do not know how good the plumber is or whether he or she can arrive soon.
Things have changed these days. In such situations, you are not very likely to wait until you reach home to look up the yellow pages. In fact, chances are that you have misplaced the yellow pages and would not want to spend time searching for it. So you do the next best thing, you look for plumbers on the Internet while travelling home, check them out, and call the one that will be able to arrive by the time you reach home.
The same story is repeated for most people, irrespective of what they are looking for. Looking for local businesses on the Internet has become a norm rather than a deviation. These days people do not have the time or the energy to go to a business and would like to do as much as they can over the Internet. This is why it is important that your business also has a website; and best of all, you can even use the Internet to create such a website for free. Let’s take a look at how this can be done.
- Though there are several web builders that offer to create a free site, not all of them are actually free. Some of them have a time limit that is as little as 15 days, which makes the builder anything but free. Others have very limited storage space for unpaid sites, which is counterproductive for a business site. So you need to search for a builder that offers a substantial amount of time for which your site can remain free and also has unlimited storage space.
- After you have shortlisted the web builder that offers the best deal, you can begin the first step for creating a free website for your business. This step involves signing up with the builder. While signing up, ensure that you do not provide your credit card details so that you cannot be charged automatically. If the builder requires these details, then consider going to another builder.
- The final step for creating a free website is to select the template that best suits your requirements. The style, colors, and images of the template you select would depend on the nature of your business as well as the kind of customers you want to attract online. Remember, these customers might be different from your regular customers and would have different requirements. So ensure that this is reflected in the selection of your design.
With this you have created a free website. Now you are ready to populate it with content.