Blogging is a labor of love: you should love what you do, and vice versa. I love running my personal website Super Website Builders, improving and optimizing it in every way, as I believe that your personal website is a reflection of your mind, style and many other things. And this reflection shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg.
Luckily for many of us, there are many web resources allowing us to unleash our inner bloggers without spending a cent. And today I’d like to present you with a list of three website builders that can help you accomplish this task with ultimate ease in a matter of minutes.
#1 Wix Website Builder
Wix is a simple site maker that has no shortage of great functions allowing you to create a personalized blog in mere minutes. It has an absolutely free plan allowing you to explore their basic feature set limitlessly, without any trials. Wix doesn’t require entering any credit card details during registration, so you risk nothing when setting up a blog there.
Pros: The first thing that springs to my mind is their amazing catalog of templates. Of course, to make an exceptional website you’ll have to upload your own imagery, yet their head-turning templates are very inspiring and can be effectively used just to start off. Another positive aspect is their selection of handy widgets and maximally simplified CMS. Wix offers probably the most user-friendly interface in the sphere.
Cons: When using their free version, you’ll have to display a footer containing the system copyright. Another drawback is that you can’t use your own domain name without upgrading to one of their paid plans.
#2 uCoz Website Builder
uCoz is the #1 site building platform in Eastern Europe. It has a bit more complicated control panel, but its features definitely surpass all expectations.
Pros: The best thing about uCoz is that it enables you to connect your previously bought domain name even while on their free package. This means you can use their site building suite and publish your blog under a professionally-looking domain like ‘sitename.com’ with minimal investments. Other advantages are their powerful cloud-hosting infrastructure and responsive customer support.
Cons: uCoz default templates are a bit outdated (it makes sense to opt for their paid templates or integrate your own themes – luckily, this option is available). What’s more – you’ll have to display a third-party ad on your pages.
#3 Weebly Website Builder
Weebly is the optimal destination for non-techies wishing to launch a dynamic website without writing a single line of code. Its CMS is built on the principles of WYSIWYG and drag-and-drop editing.
Pros: This site maker automatically generates a mobile version of your website (it’s also editable). Like Wix, it has a great selection of free widgets expanding functionality of your website.
Cons: Frankly, it’s hard to find a drawback in their system. Perhaps, inability to attach your own domain when on their free plan can qualify as a disadvantage.
Why Website Builders?
You may wonder why I haven’t listed any of the popular blogging platforms in this post. This if for a reason. Firstly, we are all familiar with them. Secondly, they rarely allow you to use a custom domain, and thus they limit your monetization options (this can be an issue when your blog becomes popular). And thirdly, they just don’t have such a wide variety of add-ons like website builders do. Hope you enjoyed this post, and good luck in website building!