Who is Behind Build My Site for Free?
I have been working in the internet business for 14 years. After talking with lots of customers and friends I have found that many need help getting their website or blog set up and on the Internet, so I created this site to help them–and you! You can learn more about us by visiting our About Us page.
It’s important that you get your site set up the right way, the first time. Our service does that for you, so you can be sure that you won’t have to figure out endless questions, install way too many useless plugins, and waste an enormous amount of time trying to figure everything out. You can leave that to us and just start blogging!
Can I Build My Site Myself? How difficult is it?
Absolutely! You can have your site up in the next 10 minutes. With Self-Serve you build your site and with Full Service you send us your Bluehost or Hostgator sign up information and we’ll do all the work for you for FREE!. So why would anyone take the self serve option? Sometimes people don’t want to wait 24 hours
Why are you doing this for free?
We get paid a fee from the web hosting company to refer you as a new customer. It’s a win-win: you get a great web hosting plan, and a free website setup!
How quickly will you set up my website or blog?
Typically, once you complete our signup form, we will install your blog within 24 hours. Once you finish signing up for your web hosting complete this form and we will get your site launched in 24 hours (not including weekends). If it has been more than 24 hours and you haven’t heard from us, please contact our support team and we will help you right away.
What plugins will you install?
We will install 8 plugins on your blog:
One plugin helps your blog have better search engine optimization–so your blog will rank higher in search engines.
We’ll install plugins that help build your readership: three plugins that allow your readers to email your posts to their friends; to print your post; and to Tweet your post to their friends.
We’ll install the best spam blocker plugin for WordPress, so you don’t have to spend hours weeding out comment spam and junk.
And finally, we’ll install a great plugin so you can shorten affiliate links and promote products on your blog easily.
What makes your service different from Blogger and/or WordPress.com?
Blogger and WordPress.com both offer free blogs. But they have limitations on what you can do with your blog.
WordPress.com, for instance, doesn’t allow you to run advertising on your blog (because they run advertising on your blog), and doesn’t allow custom plugins and themes. This limits your income potential with your blog.
Blogger is owned by Google, which is both good and bad. While it is your blog, its on Google’s server and they have total control. It is not unheard of for people to have their account suspended, hacked or shut off and there goes your blog, your content, your comments. Plus at blogger you do not own the web address and, if your account gets suspended, you can relocate but none of your followers will know where you are and all your listings in the search engines will be linking to a defunct site.
If you think it can’t happen to you, it can. And the more popular your blog becomes, the more likely a target you will be!
The best way to prevent something like that from happening is to have your own WordPress installation on your own domain name. That’s exactly what we provide at BuildMySiteforFree.com.
I already have a hosting account. Can you set up a free blog for me there?
Since this service is designed for new hosting accounts, we cannot set up your blog for free on your existing account. However, if you set up a new account with BlueHost or Hostgator (our recommended hosting providers.) through our link, then we can build your blog or website.
How much does web hosting cost?
Our recommended hosting providers, BlueHost and Hostgator, charge as little as $6.95 per month for unlimited websites (set up as many websites as you want all included for $6.95 per month), unlimited storage, unlimited email addresses, free ecommerce shopping cart, free advertising on Google and Yahoo and lots more. Plus your first domain name registered at BlueHost is free as long as you maintain your hosting account there.
Once you set up my blog, then what?
Once we set up your site, we will send you the free $34.95 book, Online Success for Non-Techies, by Internet Expert James Martell so you can get started blogging right away. Blogging is easier than you think–let us take the pain out of it!