Have you ever dreamed of creating your own website? Or do you already have one?

@wittynet (4131)
Philippines
January 11, 2012 3:50am CST
I am always encountering articles or blogs about creating a FREE website. But after thorough reading, I'll discover that FREE is NOT really FREE. What is your view with regard to this? Can you share what you know about creating a website?
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15 responses
@chandu95 (242)
• India
11 Jan 12
I too wanted to own websites so that i can generate a good monthly income...Went around searching for few websites which provide web hosting for free and did find some useful ones...But once i started using them,i found out that it is not as easy as it seems...You have to keep updating your website regularly so that you get a good traffic,upload stuff of good content and should be something different than the existing ones... So i kinda failed since most of these were unaccomplished for me...but if you have the idea,you can find many interesting sites that provide you with good templates and stuff... So best of luck with creating websites...
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
11 Jan 12
I agree with you, chandu95. I know it's so difficult to own a website though I haven't had one yet. Posting here in myLot everyday is not easy for me for I also have other important things to do. How much more if I own a website. I think for it to be successful, I also need staffs.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Can you provide some examples, prettyruby?
• United States
11 Jan 12
There are several places where you can register for a free blog or website, but these are always going to contain the owning websites name within the web address. My advice for the cheapest and easiest way to get a website set up for yourself is by your domain name from a company like Dynadot and purchase host at an affordable site like Host Gator. Both of these sites are low cost. ($7-$9 per year for a domain and about $10 per month for hosting) To actually get the website set up, I would go with the simple method of installing Wordpress. Even though Wordpress is essentially a blogging platform, many people are able to adapt it into websites for a variety of things. The installation of Wordpress is quite simple and with hosting sites, like Host Gator, you can usually get tech support to assist in getting it installed properly. Alternatively, there are probably a good dozen high quality videos on YouTube that take you through the process of directing your DNS and getting Wordpress installed.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Thank you, geekygirl! I'll study what you have provided. I'm going to collate all sites provided by other members who also responded to this discussion. This is the best option that I have, and then I'll study each.
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
12 Jan 12
Well, I am happy enough with my Blogger, Wordpress, and Tumblr, lol. I already knew how to make a website - since I ever made some, but it's not belong to me xD - but like I said before, I'm happy enough with the free service I used now :).
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Hello, varier! I bet you're earning a lot. Can you share us some tips?
@varier (5699)
• Indonesia
16 Jan 12
Yups, but it's worth the earning :) I wish I can get one soon :)
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@pandora22 (869)
• Romania
11 Jan 12
i do not own a website but i made one for my aunt.she is a painter. i used http://www.webs.com/ to make the site. it is absolutelly free. this is the website that i've made and i am very happy with it http://www.freewebs.com/amuzescuanaart/
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@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
12 Jan 12
It's very beautiful what have you done, it look like a professional website.
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• Romania
14 Jan 12
thank you for the appreciation.the only way my aunt is winning through this website is the fact that her sales increased after i made it.i am considering to do more to bring some earnings,but i haven't decided yet.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
16 Jan 12
Yes. It would really help a lot. You may also link your aunt's site to other networking sites like Facebook.
11 Jan 12
Are you interested on creating a Website or a Forum? If you are interested in running Forum sites then there are lots of free forum sites that gives you an opportunity to open your own forum site.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
11 Jan 12
If possible, I want to create my own site, thecreativepal. I think forum is a kind of website. How do they differ?
11 Jan 12
In forum you can easily communicate with others. It gives privilege to share people's opinion. And just a personal website doesn't give this privilege to your visitors rather it will be your way to promote your content that you put into it.
@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
12 Jan 12
You gave me an idea, thecreativepal! It would be best to put a forum in a website that I'll create.
@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
13 Jan 12
I don't have my own website yet! although i also dream to have one!
@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Hello, myzhian! I think we're the same. I don't know how to create a website. If in case I can create one, my next problem would be the content. One response here suggested that it doesn't matter whatever the subjects are as long as the content is good. Hmmmm ... it's not that easy.
@myzhian (586)
• Philippines
15 Jan 12
yeah i guess it's not that easy! i can't even think of any subject or content for my website.....!
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
16 Jan 12
You are correct! I think all the topics that I thought are already in the net. What else is not searchable? Oh! Maybe those slang words in our village are not yet in the net. But who will get interested with them?
@bostonphil (4402)
• United States
12 Jan 12
I have a website. Mine is a grassroots website. It's for fun. I created it free because I have a macbook and it comes with IWeb allowing you to create a free website. But I pay for a host to get it out there on the internet. I went with GoDaddy and I think that I pay somewhere between $10 and $15 a year to get it on the internet for the whole world to see. It really needs revamping and improving. I just do not have time to work on it.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Hello, bostonphil! Does it mean you're not yet earning from your site? This is what I thought when I read your response because if you're earning, you'll find time to have it improved.
• United States
14 Jan 12
You are correct. I am not earning from my website. I never thought of earning from my site. How do I earn from my site? And you are probably correct. If I did earn from my site, I would have time to improve it. I get regular visitors to my site from all over the world. I know that I need to improve it. I was new to technology when I created my website. I have a lot more knowledge now.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
I need to gain more knowledge about this before I start creating my website. I'll definitely fail if I'll not study first.
• India
11 Jan 12
There are many sites which offers us to start new web site with the domain of the company. Really this is not absolutely free. At first they will give you some mb as free usage and when the limit exceeds you have to pay for it. This is the policy which I used by most of them. I don't own a web site but a blog
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
Aren't you planning to create one, thewonderboy?
• India
15 Jan 12
I own a blog and I am fed up with it and why should I go fro a site too dear ? What about you ?
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
16 Jan 12
I want to create a website, but I don't have any plans yet. It's so difficult to make plans because I don't know how to make a site. How frustrating!
• Philippines
22 Jan 12
Throughout my career as a web professional I have had many clients who really would have benefited from understanding these very important points. Like I said, that is understandable and excusable to some degree. Much worse is that I have also worked in organisations where most project managers would have needed the tips mentioned here. They simply did not understand the Web. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I suspect that clueless project managers are still a common problem in the Web industry, especially at larger Web agencies and IT consultancies...
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
23 Jan 12
Hello, frozenshield! There's nothing to correct. I strongly agree with you! Managers, supervisors, other superiors who don't have enough knowledge of the business will surely affect the success of the whole industry. I, myself, am clueless about web developing and IT that is why I believe I shouldn't start yet. I need to learn so many things. It's not always late to study.
• Philippines
14 Jan 12
I had one website, Once in a while I visited.
@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
16 Jan 12
Hello, blink69nix0! Does it mean you're not earning that much from your site? If you are, you'll not say "once in a while."
@DoctorDidi (7030)
• India
12 Jan 12
I always cherish the dream of creating my own website but I am not sure whether or not my dream will be fulfilled. At present, I have a blog under blooger.com but unfortunately, it suffers from acute shortage of visitors.
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• Philippines
11 Jan 12
I joined to a free website and i make blogs the site i joined so people will look to it and so they can join as me a referral of the website. You can make free website other is there is price plan but it only depends on you if you upgrade or not.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
12 Jan 12
I'll think about it, befrind.
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
11 Jan 12
Oh, sorry for the wrong typo there. What I mean is, going for a paid one is better than staying with the free sites.
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
11 Jan 12
How much is the maximum payment for us to create one site?
@magtibaygom (4865)
• Philippines
11 Jan 12
What do you mean by FREE is NOT really FREE? Maybe the one that you are saying is, even if the website that you have created or using right now is free, the cost of connecting to the internet to maintain your website requires you to spend money regularly, unless you are using a "free wi-fi". Is that what you mean? By the way, I also have websites, free ones, and paid ones. I can say, better go for the paid ones than the paid ones. The performance is worth the money spent.
@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
11 Jan 12
Yes. There is always a need to pay before one can create a website. Ones? Wow! How many are they?
@tabatha7 (189)
11 Jan 12
There are some free ones, like there used to be one called geocities. I don't know if it's still up, but I used to have a website with them. And then I have a couple of poetry websites through poetrypoem.com ... assuming they're still up. They were last I checked. And I used to have a blog site with blogger.com . It kind of depends on what you want to do, but I know there are ways to have truly free websites. :)
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@wittynet (4131)
• Philippines
11 Jan 12
Hello, tabatha7! I wonder why you're no longer active. Is owning a site difficult? You said "you used to".