You can make your online presence appearing on Facebook, Twitter and other numerous social media.
But you know these are not your own property. To make an online asset which solely belongs to you is maybe a good dream. And you dream about your online property then move forward and create a website from where you can share your thoughts with other ones boundlessly and freely on your on your own way, if you are a businessman you can expand your business, a student can share their study mats and help others, housewives can share kitchen secrets, movie lovers can share thoughts about movies and many more.
You can even earn a reasonable amount of money form your blog or website. You can start your website in a number of ways some are paid i.e., you have to manage a constant amount of expenditure to keep your site live and working, the budget depends on your requirements and other functions. But you can do it without spending a penny too because many platforms are available which are free to use and with inbuilt CMS i.e., you don’t need to be a code master.
Let’s check out which option suits better to you:
Blogger is a free and easy to use CMS platform with which you can make your first blog or website easily. Yo need not to spend money or know coding or learn about web-hosting etc. It’s is straightforward and easy. Only you need a Gmail Account after creating your Google account go to blogger.com and publish your blog. Blogger has a straight-forward dashboard and posts editor with which you can publish your thoughts and writings easily.
If you want to create a website for free and forever for free then I think blogger is the best option. But WordPress.com is the second one doubtlessly. You will have a website with free themes and with a yourblog.wordpress.com subdomain URL for your blog. You can create it within minutes, it’s free and easy. WordPress.com has some restrictions and they do not permit third-party ads to monetize your website in future.
Gogle MyBusiness is an initiative by Google to help small business interprenures to help them go online. You can create your business or organization website in minutes. Your site will be mobile-friendly and you can integrate AdWords with your site. Google automatically updates your site and you can place ads to earn some extra money. Later you can add a custom domain to give a professional look to your website.
Joomla is also a free publishing tool which has some more features than blogger. Publishing with Joomla is also easy and you need not know coding. Sign up to Joomla and publish your blog instantly.
Tumblr is also similar to Blogger and Joomla. Publishing from Tumblr is also free of cost and easy. There are automatic template and style chooser according to your blog type you selected.
Drupal is a publishing tool with some advanced and slightly complicated options. Not exactly suitable for pure beginners, but also a good option to make your first website.
If you don’t like any one of the above then you may use WIX to launch a website, though designing with WIX is great and free too but to unlock full functionality you have to spend some money.
Weebly is a free site builder and CMS platform which let you create your free site within minutes, just sign up and follow the instruction to get your site live. But like WIX to unlock full functionality you have to pay money to them.