Why is a Free Website not enough to build and give you great Online Success?



To have a Free website don’t will guarantee that you also will have great online success, but, it is a good start.

Perhaps you are a professional blogger or you starting out with a new online business, or going online with your existing business. Being successful with any of these projects will need lots more additional work than you might think.

An Overview of the most used Free Website Platforms

Here is a quick overview of the most used free website builders on the internet.

Free Website Templates
  • Web.com has an average review of 9.6 out of 10
  • Wix.com has an average review of 9.5
  • Weebly.com still follows with an average review of 9.1
  • GoDaddy.com also advertises for a free website and domain registration but is a bit more costly when you use their paid version
  • WordPress.com also has a free website service and is one of the most used platforms in this category

All these website builder platforms have a free website builder service, but there is, too, a paid version available. When you use a paid version though, this usually means, that they will host your website for a fee when you have already your own web domain.

However, going with the paid version you also will have access to more features.

Website Theme

Some of these website builders will give you the option, when you decide to go for the free website version, to own your own domain name, by purchase the same with them.

Although you always can purchase your domain name somewhere else, you don’t need to have everything under one roof.

Note: I, personally, love to have everything in one place because it makes it easier to manage and when the time comes to renew the hosting, as well the domain registration, it also will remind you from the same platform to do just that.

Example: You love the web design/ template from one website platform, but they don’t give you the option to purchase your own domain name.

Therefore, you can go to another platform like Namecheap.com and purchase your preferred domain name and transfer it back to your website builder where it will be hosted. Simple enough, right? 

It is easy and I did it that way before, because my website platform, which was hosting my site, didn’t have the option where I could purchase my own domain name.

The domain name transfer went smoothly, although it depends sometimes from which platform you have purchased your domain name that the transfer to the hosting place of your choice doesn’t go all that smooth.

Nevertheless, this is just a minor incidence when it comes to making money from it. There comes the part where you will face the real challenge with it.

The advertising strategy they choose on TV or radio, that you only need a free website builder, which is easy to use so that you can put yourself and your business out there, which will make you in no time successful; because everybody will find your business immediately and you will have no other work to do, is simply not true.

It needs way more to succeed in an online Business

Besides, having a great looking website, perhaps having purchased your own domain name, isn’t the only key to achieve success when putting yourself and your business online.

Creative Webdesign

The knowledge of today’s online marketing is getting broader and more complex as it was just 5 years ago.

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The know-how of the 1×1 online marketing business is more important than you might think right now.

This is the reason, why so many great inventors like creative artists and marketers will fail terribly because they didn’t know what it takes and how to approach this complex subject to succeed with their business and vision.

Nevertheless, don’t worry anymore, I have the best solution for you!

Here is the best Solution to create your Business and being successful and my personal #1 Recommendation

The name is Wealthy Affiliate

The Owners are two young family men, who only have the desire and joy, to give others the opportunity and the necessary tools to be successful in their businesses as they do.

Kyle & Carson, have created this wonderful platform where you can create, host and even buy your own domain name, everything under one roof.

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Carson & Kyle

But this is not all. You will have access to several online training courses which will help you to acquire the knowledge in today’s online marketing and how to implement its content successfully.

These marketing training gets updated regularly and you too will be able to update your knowledge database.

See for yourself in the following chart what you can have when you “only” have a free website. What Wealthy Affiliate is offering in their Starter Membership is already impressive; or, you can become a Premium Member where you can have access to all these other amazing features.




When you, like me, already have a business and you like to go online with it too or, you like to start a brand new business online or just love to put yourself out there as a Blogger because you feel and think that your opinion counts and other should know about it; then having a Free and reliable website platform is of the essence.

However, when you really want to be successful and get to know the basics of real and powerful online marketing techniques and strategies, then joining Wealthy Affiliate and becoming a Premium Member is certainly the best solution.

The science behind it is really simple and anyone can do it! That’s right, anyone and at any age.

Everything is laid out in easy and simple steps. It doesn’t matter if you just have finished High school or you have started your retirement, but like to have your vision fulfilled with a business idea you didn’t, before, had time to do so.

It doesn’t matter if you never have done any online marketing or, you already have some experiences but, still, have this naggy feeling there is something more you need to know and to explore.

Coming to Wealthy Affiliate was the best decision I have ever made. Being burnt before you can imagine how careful I was in the beginning. I really took a closer look before taking the plunge.

Now I am happy that I did.

You can learn about me and my journey by reading here

I believe in achieving success and making visions come true. With the help of Wealthy Affiliate, my own due diligence and determination, I have gained the momentum of being on my way and on the right path.

I also wish this for everyone else who seeks and wants the same to achieve and to have success.

Please feel free to leave a comment by either sharing your personal experience or asking me questions. I am happy to help.

Always have an outstanding day!


Author: Sylvia M.

Sylvia M. is a certified Holistic Energy Practitioner and started to work with alternative healing modalities like Reiki and Body Talk when she was still working as a Geriatric Nurse. However, to look after her ailing husband she had to make the decision and to leave the outside workforce. She is now working from home have learned the ABC of Affiliate Marketing through the platform Wealthy Affiliate. Sylvia is determined to give every "stay home woman" the same opportunity so they can too earning money from home.

10 thoughts on “Why is a Free Website not enough to build and give you great Online Success?”

  1. Hello this is a good review and your website is well detailed. I agree with you wealthy affiliate has such a great business model and have help so many people find success by teaching building a website and an online business all you have to do is follow the training and in time you will have what many people are noe enjoying and that is success. Thanks again for sharing all the best to you and have a good day.

  2. I always love reading reviews about Wealthy Affiliate because I totally agree that it is the best program out there. Free websites are a great start to the online marketing world, but I agree that having a subdomain like (YOU.siterubix) normally won’t get as much recognition as a domain name would. It is a lot harder to remember as well. Great work on the article.

    1. Thanks Shawn for your comment, appreciated too.

      I am always glad, when visitors to my website will find it useful, or can agree on it what I like to communicate.


  3. You can’t go wrong with WA, except maybe expecting over night success. WA have the resources to help anyone achieve their dream in online marketing. However, your success in online business depends on how hard you work. WA has a great community of people that are ready to help you with your questions when ever you need it.
    Great post/ review

    1. Wow, I am happy to hear from other Wealthy Affiliate members, it just proves to me that WA really not only will give you the tool of a Free website, but will you too teach the proper how to as well.

      Just love it 🙂


  4. Very good article there where you talk about just having a free website is not enough especially if you are trying to make money. You are definitely right about there being more to it in order for people to get to your site as just having it out there does not mean they will come. I like that you linked to Wealthy Affiliate which has probably the best training out there when it comes to online/affiliate marketing. Great stuff!

    1. Thanks Brian for stopping by and leaving a comment.

      Yes, this is the reason why I wrote this article. When you see it on TV, or hear it on the radio how easy it is to have a free website and how quick your business will be found, it just makes me a bit mad.

      I know, thanks to Wealthy Affiliate, that we have to know the how to as well.

      Internet Marketing has become more complex ever and a free website without any knowledge in how to use it properly just doesn’t do it.


  5. Wonderful advice, Sylvia. Weathy Affiliate is a superb program, and it’s not that expensive either. What specifically about the program did you find most useful in creating your own success for your website? Was it the classes, the videos, or the help from the community? It’s clearly a great value.

    1. Hi Elizabeth,

      Thanks for your comment.

      To answer your question I have to say it is everything.

      I love the community, the training classes, Jay’s Live Class etc.

      Everything is really designed to give you what you need to become and be successful. 🙂


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