Create a Free Website in Three Easy Steps with 1&1
Everyone wants a website. In the time we live in, everyone needs a website. The only problem that usually persists is that either people don’t have thousands of dollars to spend on quality design and services from a freelancer or agency. Then they are left to ramble their words or their business on a public service like Tumblr or one of the others. Sure there is nothing wrong with Tumblr, but it won’t suffice for the purpose you want to use it for.
Therefore 1&1 has stepped up to the plate to bring you a self building website service that enables you to have a quality designed website online in a few easy steps. Three steps actually. That’s quite a statement to live up to don’t you think? Well let’s have a look at what it takes to setup your own website for free with 1and1. Now don’t misunderstand me here, it is free, but there is obviously a fee coupled with this service because you need to pay for your domain and hosting that your website will be located on, but what is $6.99 per month versus let’s say $3999 for a agency designed website? Nothing.
So before you start with the actual steps creating your website, there is a few things you have to get in place. Firstly will be your domain name for your site; you have to make sure that it’s available for registration. Now you will have to navigate to the service selection page where you will have to choose your package that you want to make use of. I would recommend the $12.99/per month package as it gives you the most extras and features for the fee you’re paying. You get a 100% money back guarantee 30 Day Trial included too. So if you aren’t happy with the service, you can request a refund.
Now let’s jump into the steps and let me show you how to make your own website.
Step 1: Choose your categories
After you’ve chosen your selected package, the next page will have you selecting your website category. The reason for this is to render pre-made website templates to suite your business category. I went with “Hotels, Restaurants and Tourism” and then chose Hotel as my Category. From there I moved forward and filled in my information that was required and hit the next tab at the bottom of the page to move on to the next step. On the next step, you get to choose your domain name that is pre-highlighted or you can choose your own domain name. From here you will move to the checkout phase for your payment that needs to be made for the service.
Step 2: Customize your Site
Now will be your chance to actually get hands on with the template and change your areas, colors, images and much more. You will be able to plan your layout as you feel that it needs to be and accustom it to your wants and needs. It’s important that the end result is something that you actually want for your business and not just a slapped together template. This step in its entirity can take a bit of time, but who said this was going to be super quick? Make sure that you are happy with the layout and colors etc before moving on.
Step 3: Content is king
Now is time to finish off your template before publishing. You need to make sure all your content is on the pages that you want and need. Make sure they are free from grammatical errors and that every paragraph reads well and precisely to the point. If you struggle with content, get someone to help you output quality content for your business, it’s an important step to make sure everything is hundred percent correct.
This is literally how easy it is to setup a new website with 1&1. The three steps might take you two or four hours, but it’s more than worth it. You are getting so much bang for your buck it’s crazy. If you have any questions surrounding the service, please voice your opinions in the comments section below. Hope you find the service so user friendly and great as we do.