There is no good reason left to not have a website. Here are some of the reasons people used to give for not having one:
- It’s too difficult
- It’s too expensive
- It’s too time consuming
- The Internet does not have a broad enough appeal
- I don’t have anything to sell
There was a time when all of these things may have been true. That time has long past. Let’s tackle these excuses one at a time to see how they hold up to today’s reality.
Creating a website is easy
There was a time when the words, “point and click” were used to describe something that was particularly easy to do on a computer. To allay the fears of the tech phobic, things were often labeled point and click, even if they were quite a bit more involved. Today’s website creation tools truly make the process little more than point and click.
You don’t even have to know all the technical details of why something like shared hosting is such a powerful resource. A product like HostGator shared hosting is just as accessible to the person new to web creation as it is for a seasoned professional. Major services are making a more human appeal such as the following:
HostGator provides every customer with the necessary tools to get a fully-functional website up and running as quickly as possible. From our partnership with Weebly, providing an incredibly convenient drag-and-drop website builder, to our own QuickInstall application installer, you can have an amazing website online in no time!
When even the most advanced services are competing on the basis of ease of use to beginners, it is time to retire the excuse of it being too difficult to do.
You can create a website for free
There are very good reasons to choose a high-quality web host with all the bells and whistles. But that type of host is not for everybody. Even if you do not get the most advanced package from a good web host you can still get up and running on the super cheap. But even super cheap is more than free. And some people will not try something new until they can try it for free.
Well, those people are in luck. Because it is possible to create a simple website for zero dollars a month. We are not just talking about one or two. Not all free web hosts are worth looking at. Here is a list of the best free, and almost free hosts to get you started. Use the free services to get a taste of creating a website. then upgrade to something that can sustain your efforts.
Creating a website is fast
You can create a website in about 20 to 45 minutes. If your website is something as simple as a WordPress blog, you can be up and running in less time than that. Almost all web hosts have a template-based component to them. That means that building a site comes down to making a few, simple choices. Once made, just add content, any content.
The internet appeals to people who care about what you have to say
Though it is sometimes hard to tell, there is more to the Internet than buying and selling. The Internet is not just a giant storefront. It is a marketplace of ideas. You don’t need anything to sell. You just need to have something to say. There are 7 billion people on the planet right now. It is almost certain that some fraction of them care deeply about what you have to say. Finding those people is a different matter. But you will never find them if you don’t put it out there to begin with.
I’m a big believer in everyone having a website. If what you have to say does not resonate with the 7 billion people that are here today, there will be another 7 billion in a few years. A website is the easiest and least expensive way to gain some measure of immortality.