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Jan 14, 2008
Internet marketing does not have to be an expensive business to get into especially with all the free tools available, such as blogs, HTML editors, competition analysis and graphic programs to name but a few.

The Free Blogging Program

The most popular blogging platform is Wordpress. This is a powerful program and also a content management system, know in short as CMS.

A content management system does exactly that. It manages the content of your site. You may well ask why this is so important. The answer is that it makes it so simple for anyone to set up a website, submit content, and then have no need to worry further as the program will manage the content for you storing it up in categories, archives and the like.

Hundreds if not thousands of free plugins are available to enable you to use Wordpress powerfully and easily. You will find a great selection of these at wp-plugins-dot-net.

Along with the plugins there are numerous free of charge Wordpress templates available many of which can be located at the Wordpress-dot-org site under the heading of Themes. Themes are available in every color and design, of two or three columns, which accept widgets, making sidebars easy to modify.

Free HTML Editors

Of all the HTML editors the two most popular free ones are NVUdev-dot-com and Notetab Lite (available at Notetab-dot-com). NVU is comparable to Dreamweaver and even though it might not be as powerful it provides enough power for most of us who just want to create basic websites.

Whether you use NVU, Dreamweaver, or Frontpage, it is highly recommended to have Notetab Lite on your computer. You can use it to edit HTML files. Not only is it quick and easy, but its free.

Graphics Programs for Free

The program that most people find ticks all the boxes is the powerful GIMP. With this program you can edit photographs along with other graphics and it supports the most popular file formats such as GIF, TIFF, PNG, PSD, and JPEG. It works with Windows XP and Vista, Mac, Linus, and Sun. You can view all its attributes at GIMP-dot-org.

Tutorials for HTML, Wordpress, NVU, and GIMP

All the above mentioned programs have tutorials to help you. Some of the websites above host tutorials or you can carry out a search for "nvu tutorial," "gimp tutorial," or "wordpress tutorial." A much used HTML tutorial can be found at BoogieJack-dot-com. One of the great things about the Web is all of the free tutorials available. If, however, you prefer a book format there is also a Dummies book for Wordpress.

Get Going Today

Even if you are a complete novice, start by setting up a Wordpress blog first of all. Its free, its easy and it won't be long before you are creating your own website using some if not all of these powerful tools which are right here at your fingertips.
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