Looking for ways to expand your online presence?

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Free website builders are useful tools that can help you to create a website and build an online presence.

Check out these 4 website builders with free plans and find the one that's right for you!


Wix has a wide range of templates and app integrations that make it customizable. It also has a drag-and-drop editor that makes it easy to use, especially for small businesses and beginners.

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✔️ Easy to use

✔️ Wide selection of templates 

✔️ Design flexibility

✔️ Mobile-optimized website layouts

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❌ Displays Wix banner ads on websites

❌ Free Wix URLs are long

❌ Unable to change templates once the website is live

✨ WIX is best for…

...when you have a minimal technical background, but want a lot of room for creativity.


GoDaddy is known for being a domain registrar and web hosting company. It has a beginner-friendly, simple layout with several templates to choose from. This makes it suitable for those who are new to web hosting.

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✔️ Easy to use

✔️ All-in-one service for blogs, email marketing, and social media

✔️ Mobile-optimized website layouts

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❌ Displays GoDaddy banner ad

❌ Incompatible version updates

❌ Limited design customization

❌ Lack of app integrations

GoDaddy is best for…

...when you want a quick and simple way to build and host a small website, but don’t need much customization.


Weebly is easy-to-use thanks to its drag-and-drop builder, making it useful for smaller organizations who are looking to start out in website building. It also has a mix of templates called "themes".

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✔️ Easy to use

✔️ Large app center with add-ons

✔️ Customizable SEO settings

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❌ Displays a footer ad on the website

❌ Limited themes and design flexibility

❌ Relatively outdated designs

❌ Customer support can be hard to get

Weebly is best for…

...when you want an easy-to-use, drag-and-drop website builder, but with opportunities for add-on integrations.


WordPress.com is famous for being a great platform for blogging. It also provides a lot of flexibility with codingthe most recommended languages include HTML, CSS, & PHP.

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✔️ Good blogging tool

✔️ Generous storage

✔️ Customizable with code

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❌ Less straightforward to use

❌ Required to choose a theme

❌ Little to no SEO options

WordPress.com is best for…

...when you need to create a blog, but aren’t afraid to enhance your blog site with a bit of coding.

Check Your Understanding

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Jamie is a fresh graduate who is finding a job as a graphic designer.

She is looking for a free website builder that can be used to create an online portfolio. She has two main requirements: 

  1. It should allow her to showcase her creativity.

  2. It should be easy to build a mobile-friendly portfolio so that recruiters can view it on the go.


Which of the following website builders would you recommend to Jamie?

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