Update 10/19/12: Due to an overwhelming number of requests there may be a slight response delay as I work on all the websites. Feel free to still submit a request, but please allow a few more days for completion. Thanks! -Eli
Do you want to start your own website, but don’t know where to begin? I can help!
Hi, my name is Eli, and I’m offering to set up a basic website for you for free! Here’s what I will do:
- Help you get started registering your own website name
- Show you how to get hosting for your new site through DreamHost
- Install the best website creation software, WordPress, on your site
- Install WordPress themes and plugins to help you customize your site
- Create a basic design for your site according to your requests
- Hand off the site to you, completely live and ready to go!
Check out a few of the websites I have created in the past:
My Free Website Service Is Perfect For:
- Setting up your own personal blog or website. This is great for publishing your own pictures, video, music, or articles to the web. Share them with friends, family, and other people around the world!
- Promoting your business. If your business doesn’t have a website you are missing out on an incredible source of free advertising. The internet is the first place people turn to buy something, and if they can’t find you, they’ll find your competitors.
- An informational site for organizations or events. Family reunion coming up? Boy Scout Troop meetings to plan? Imagine having your own cool website dedicated to any events or organizations you’re in charge of. You can have online polls, calendars, photos, and consolidated information. All easily accessed anywhere in the world!
- Showing off your portfolio. Get the publicity you deserve by featuring your photography, art, videos, designs, or other work on the web. A website dedicated to showcasing your portfolio will give you the edge you need to succeed!
- Any other information you want to put on the web. Whether you want to make a fan page for your teddy bear or make a website for your dog, I will help get you started. It seems intimidating at first, but I’ll show you just how easy it is to get started online!
I Can Customize Your Site By:
- Changing the WordPress theme
- Changing the main logo and header image
- Changing the color scheme (depending on the theme)
- Creating custom menus
- Adding sidebars
- Adding calendars
- Adding polls
- Adding newsletters
- Installing picture gallery plugins
- Installing e-commerce plugins
- Got a special request? I’ll see what I can do!
Note: I do not charge for my services to you. However, every website on the internet requires hosting, which incurs a monthly fee. I recommend using DreamHost for your website hosting. They offer two weeks free, and then charge $8.95 per month after that. For more on what web hosting is, and why you need it, check out my article on web hosting.
Why Am I Doing This?
I am currently a college student studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Stanford University. I started this website service to try to make some extra money to help pay for school. Click here to learn more about me.
When I first started making websites a few years ago I spent hours trying to figure out what I was doing. I wasted a ton of time because I didn’t know how to get started! I’m sure many of you feel the same way, and I want to save you the headaches and hassles that I went through.
But, if I am helping you for free, what do I get out of it? Well, simply put, I am an affiliate of DreamHost. That means that I get paid a commission every time I refer a new client to their services.
So, I am able to help you set up and design your website for free because DreamHost pays me to refer you! Everybody with a website needs a host anyway, and I figured I would help you to find one of the best hosts on the internet.
It is in my best interest to make you a site you are happy with. DreamHost only pays me if you keep your site up and running. If I give you a bad site and you abandon it, I don’t get anything. So, you can rest assured I’ll do everything I can to get you what you want!
You get free help getting started with your website, I get paid by DreamHost, and DreamHost gets a (hopefully) happy new customer. Everybody wins!
What This Isn’t
I am not promising you professional website design. I am not offering technical support short term or long term. I am not offering SEO services for your website. I will not write content for your site. If these are things you need you will either have to pay someone a lot of money, or spend a lot of time learning to do it yourself. Please don’t expect me to do them for you.
What I WILL do is get you set up with a very nice basic site for free. Not a bad deal, right?
To Get My Free Services, Follow These Easy Steps
- Go to DreamHost and create an account. Register a domain name for your site and choose a hosting plan. For more help on this check out my step by step guide.
- Look over my list of customizations. Pick what you would like for your site and think of any other special specifications you might have. (I’ll try to accommodate special requests but can’t make any guarantees.)
- Submit your request to me. Email your DreamHost login information and customization requests to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get started working on your site!
That’s all it takes folks! I should have your website ready in just a few days, and will notify you when it’s ready. If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at email@example.com.
It really is that easy. I sincerely hope you enjoy your new website!
All the best,