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So what's this about then?

You say "I want to build a website", well I am going to show you how to build a website in the fastest easiest, and cheapest way possible. You just need to understand some basics, then you need pointing in the right direction, and that is what this brief article is going to do for you.

Introduction

Building a website represents for many their first step into the online or virtual world. Before this you may have observed the virtual world along with over a billion others as you surf the Internet. Unlike the real world where you are a player (whether you like it or not), in the virtual world, you can just be a spectator, or you can choose to express yourself and become a player too. But being a spectator and being a player in the virtual world are two different things and so you have arrived at the conclusion, indeed the conviction "I want to build a website". For a young person this might not seem particularly amazing, but for older people they appreciate what a revolution to mankind, the Internet represents. Never before has it been so easy for a single individual to communicate with so many others so comprehensively, effectively and easily.

Why build a website?

Now you want to move up a gear, stake your claim to some Internet terrain and become a player in the new virtual community. If you take one step at a time, who knows where this may lead you? As they say: how does one eat an Elephant? One mouthful at a time! You could begin with your own blog, express yourself and make your mark. In future, you might even be able to make some real money from this virtual world. If you are already in business, you could start marketing and even selling your goods online. Little wonder then that you are thinking "I want to build a website".

If I want to build a website, then how much will it cost me?

Not long ago this would have been a difficult job, that required a lot of knowledge or money, but today it is easy. It will not cost you any more than the use of a computer with broadband access to the Internet and your time.

I want to build a website, but when can I do so?

You can begin right away and you could publish your first hosted website for free within minutes. You can then extend this and build it as you have time and inclination.

I want to build a website, how do I do so?

You will need a place to host your website (which is like a place to park what you have built), you will need a domain name (which is like your address showing where your website can be found). There are many fancy features that might be helpful or that in time you might like to add. For each of these you can pay, but why pay when you don't have to?

Where do I go if I want to build a website?

There may be other places, but I will mention three of the best that I know of. Each will tell you more about themselves in fact everything that you need to know about them, so in the interests of brevity, I will not tell you any more besides where to find them. There is:

#1. http://www.weebly.com/

#2. http://www.Blogger.com

#3. http://wordpress.com/

Where to from here?

Once you have built your website, unless it is just for your personal benefit and for your friends, you may want to publicise it and draw attention (or traffic) to it. This is the next step and for this, you will need to learn more, but begin with what I have told you and as I said earlier take one step at a time. This is the first article in a two part series. The second is entitled “I want traffic”.


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