Welcome back to another post in the Series: How to Earn Passive Income with Affiliate Links as a Writer!

By now, you should know all about niches. For the next three weeks, we’ll be talking about site builders: what are they, how to choose one, and how to pick a plan that’s right for you.

Let’s get started!

What is a Site Builder?

According to Wikipedia, site builders are “tools that typically allow the construction of websites without manual code editing.” Though I won’t be talking about the related topic of domain hosting in this series, stay tuned for an upcoming post on the what, why, and who of web hosts.

Choosing which one is right for your niche website can be intimidating since there are hundreds  of website builders on the market. 

Fear not, writers! Below, you can find out more about my top 3 free site builders. For your convenience, I’ve listed what’s included in the free plan, why I love these site builders, and links to their plans and pricing pages.

My Top 3 Site Builders

WordPress 

What’s Included in the Free Plan

  • WordPress.com subdomain 
  • Mobile-friendly
  • High speed
  • Free themes
  • Free images
  • Video compatible
  • Basic theme customization
  • 3GB Storage
  • WordPress banners and ads

Why I Love ’em

  • If you already have a domain, you can download the site builder free on wordpress.org
  • Your website is completely customizable
  • You own everything on your site

Sound good? Here is the link to WordPress’ Plans and Pricing page if you’re ready to sign up for free website builder. 

Wix 

What’s Included in the Free Plan

  • Wix.com subdomain
  • Mobile-friendly
  • Free themes
  • Free images
  • Video compatible
  • Drag-and-drop customization
  • 500MB storage
  • One page (more will cost you)
  • Wix banners and ads

Why I Love ’em

  • The drag-and-drop feature has no pre-set design to completely customize your site
  • They email you training videos after you sign up 

Already sold? Check out Wix’s Plans and Pricing page and get your niche website up and running today.

Weebly

What’s Included in the Free Plan

  • Weebly.com subdomain
  • Mobile-friendly
  • High speed
  • Free themes
  • Free images
  • Video compatible
  • Drag-and-drop customization
  • 500MB storage
  • Unlimited pages
  • Weebly ads

Why I Love ’em

  • If you already have a domain, you can connect it to your Weebly site
  • Building your site is literally foolproof with their drag-and-drop feature
  • You can change your theme’s color palette

Think I saved the best for last? Review Weebly’s Plans and Pricing page to get started earning passive income from your niche site.

Next Week

That’s all I have for you today, writers!

Next week, we will re-visit our case study on book blogging to learn how to choose the right site builder for your niche website. 

Leave a comment and let me know what your favorte site builder is. Happy writing!

Want More?

Series: How to Earn Passive Income with Affiliate Links as a Writer

Series Post #1: How to Create a Niche as a Writer

Series Post #2: Are You Qualified to Write in Your Niche?

One Comment on “Series Post #4: What is a Site Builder?

  1. Pingback: Series Post #7: Defining Brand, Mission, and Vision Statements – Haley Clark | Freelance Writer

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