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You Can Build Your Own Website

Nov 27, 2007
An important step in starting a new home based internet business is deciding whether to build your own website or to hire someone to custom design a website for you. You can save a lot of money if you choose to build your own website. There is really no reason why anyone wanting to have a website these days cannot build one on his or her own. Gone are the days when only high tech people possessed the ability to build amazing websites. Building a website on your own is fun, affordable and surprisingly easy.

In the past, you needed to learn HTML (hyper-text markup language) to build a website. Today all you need is site builder software. More and more hosting companies have expanded their services to include excellent site builder software. You can even find the site builder software included free in the hosting costs.

A benefit of building your own website is the option of using a website template. Simply find a template in a design that is similar to what you want. Next use the site builder to customize the template by changing colors and images. Then add on any additional features you desire such as video plug-ins or forms. Changing what you do not like about a template is much quicker and easier to do than starting a website design from scratch. You can purchase templates but a good site builder will come with many professionally designed templates for you to choose from.

Good site builder software incorporates WYSIWG (What You See Is What You Get) editors so you can edit text in any way you see fit. This software allows you to create your website pages similar to editing a document plus you have the ability to drag and drop images onto your web pages.

When shopping for a site builder check to see if it includes options to easily add on additional functionality to your website. You want the site builder to include a wide variety of templates with a professional look and feel. You want add on features such as forums, image galleries, and shopping carts.

If you are a beginner, the best option is probably for you to use a site builder. You can quickly and easily create professional looking web pages full of all the features you desire in a very short time. Now that you know that building your own website isn't as complicated as you may have previously thought, give it a try. All it takes is to use a site builder and you will have a website designed in no time.
About the Author
Nina Greene is owner of BennettWealthSystems.com and provides sound practices for starting an internet business. To learn more about this topic Nina recommends you visit: http://www.BennettWealthSystems.com
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