Millennials, Create a Website for Your Side Hustle Today

October 17 - Paulina Sanchez

If you’re not tech savvy and you need to have a website since yesterday, keep reading. We can help you get started on creating, designing, and making your website live today.

It’s easier than you think: Thanks to technology, these following suggestions are easy to publish today and most are free! Each suggestion gives you an option to purchase a customized domain for your website with other affordable options that you can add to make your business grow. If you want to learn how to design websites and grow your skills, refer to our online courses post here.


Wix is one of the easiest website building tools on the market. You can have a Wix expert create a template for you after answering a couple of questions based on your needs. The bot will ask what is your need for the website, desired color template, design, etc. After the bot learns your answers, it will generate a couple of templates based on your response - it can’t get easier than that. You can check out the results of how the Wix AI expert created for me here.

The best part is the design is free. If you don’t like what they provided for you, you can always customize the rest on your own, or you can go back and start over again. To customize your website, there are drag-and-drop tools, which are helpful with designing text, pictures, video, and samples rather than coming up with a backend code. If you feel your website needs all the bells and whistles, there’s an upgrade option that lets you add premiums or a customized domain.

2. Wordpress

This website is one of the most popular sites, but less desired for those that are not using it for blogging. The templates are great, but it can get tricky; the tool is difficult to navigate. If you are looking to just blog online, this would be the perfect site for you. You can always create an account for free to check out the themes and layouts. To sign up for Wordpress is easy, but the tool is on an intermediate level. The layout looks complicated, but don’t get discouraged: You can play around before actually putting a site together. Some themes appear outdated, which is why there’s more of a need for customization on this site than others. Although, I did create a site in 20 minutes with a free theme and domain, which took longer than Wix, but it all depends on how much time you can dedicate to your website.

3. Squarespace

Squarespace is my favorite website builder since it has the most polished templates on the market. I must warn that I have expensive taste, because this site charges at least $12 a month. Yes, it is expensive, but the templates are gorgeous. If you are selling online, this would be one of the services you should consider. The templates are well-put together in a way that you’d only have to put it in your own photos and context and you will have a website by lunch. There is a 7 day trial which is enough time for you to take a peek and play around with the templates. You are able to purchase a domain, or get one for free with an upgrade. If you want to see an example, here is a website I built for my blog and portfolio.

4. Weebly

This service is for ideal for creating an online store, or you can build a website, or both. What is cool about this service is that it encourages you to set up shop. The option to adding an online store is easy that it can be added within minutes. If you are trying to sell items online, this is a great tool if you will be editing a lot to update your inventory. I signed up, chose a domain, and a template and the result was amazing. Not to mention, I did it all in 10 minutes. There’s a sidebar where you can drag photos, designs, text, documents, and much more. If you are thinking about selling online in the future, this might be the best website for you.

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