If you are reading this, you are connected to the Internet. If you are connected to the Internet, you are probably using it to browse various websites (like this one.) And if you are browsing various websites (like yours truly), you have undoubtedly noticed that there are quite a few of them out there.
In fact, by the end of 2010 there were 266,848,493 registered websites, and the numbers have only increased since then. So why all of this website trivia? No it’s not National Honor Thy Website Day (though I wouldn’t be surprised if this became a holiday soon!)
So if you are one of the few remaining souls out there who doesn’t have your own website—be it for personal use, business, or perhaps a side hustle—here is a list of a few great, and affordable websites to help you build your own website, no matter what the purpose.
Flavors pulls from social media sites to make your site unique.
Flavors.Me: This website pulls content from other sites, like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc., to help you create your own, very personalized website. They offer a ton of color combinations, templates, and pictures to let you truly create a one of a kind website. Most of their services are free, and the added features are just $20/year.
With HighWire you can sell products online, and if you use it through Facebook, it's free!
HighWire: Are you looking to sell products online? Perhaps open up your own online store? HighWire is a great, and affordable way to do just that. Setup and using the site through Facebook are free, but if you want to add more, there are monthly fees. Give it a try, though—they offer a free 30-day trial!
These are just a handful of SquareSpace's many unique templates.
SquareSpace: This site will not only host your website, but it has amazing, customizable templates, so your site won’t look like all the others. It’s not free, but at only $12 a month, it is a lot less than hiring a professional designer.
ThemeForest is a site just for themes, from Email to blog templates.
ThemeForest: This site has thousands of theme templates for you to choose from, starting as low as $1. These include E-mail templates, blog templates, and website templates. Note: ThemeForest is just for themes. They don’t host your website—they can just help it look good )
Weebly will host your site for free and it's simple to use.
Weebly: Weebly.com is absolutely free, easy to use, and provides hundreds of options for your site’s theme and design. They even offer an online tutorial on their main page to help guide you through the process, but it’s pretty straightforward—you probably won’t even need it.
WordPress will host your site for free, but many businesses and even celebrities use it as a content manager.
WordPress: This is perhaps the most well known website host. WordPress allows you to create a blog or a website, use their library of thousands of themes, design templates, and plugins, and it’s all for free.
Do you have a blog or a website? Share your link below and gain some new followers!
Sources: NewsOfDehli.com, Flavors.me, The EasyMac.com,Highwire.com, SquareSpace.com, ThemeForest.net,