I have a confession to make: this ain’t my first rodeo.

I created my very first website about 2 years ago. (Well, that’s not entirely true; I created my very, very first website about 20 years ago using a website builder called FrontPage. It was part of Microsoft Office Suite. But FrontPage is long gone, and so is that website, so they are both irrelevant to today’s post.)

So back to my second very first website, I created that one using Wix, and both Wix and that website still exist. I’ll link to both of them below, but first I want to tell you what Wix is and why I think you should try it out if you’re at all interested in creating your own website.

What is Wix?

Wix is a company that offers a platform for building and hosting websites. (Woo, wait a minute, what is “hosting” you may ask.) Ok, never mind the lingo-jargon, you don’t need to know about hosting just yet. Let’s just keep things real simple for now. Wix is a website you can use to create your very own website, very easily, for free!

Why Should I Create a Website With Wix?

Because it’s free! And it’s easy!

Ok, so I don’t recommend you create a free Wix site for your business or for anything you want to put a lot of time and effort into and that you want around for a long time. But I do think that if you know nothing or very little about creating a website and have no idea where to even begin, then Wix is the perfect place to begin! Just keep in mind that this will likely be just a learning exercise for you and not your permanent home on the web.

So now that you know the What and the Why, let’s talk about the How. It’s super easy. Just three steps.

How to Make a Wix Website In 3 Easy Steps

Here are the steps for creating your own website using Wix:

  1. Go to wix.com.
  2. Select the first Get Started button you see.
  3. Follow the instructions.

You’ll have to sign up with email first to create an account, then you’ll be walked through the steps of creating a website. At one point, you’ll be asked to choose between Wix ADI and the Wix Editor; I recommend going with Wix ADI as it’s the easiest route for beginners, and you can switch from ADI to the Editor later if you want. Don’t worry about what ADI means vs Editor, just go with it. (But if you’re curious, it’s an AI-based tool that makes some selections based on your answers to questions, whereas with the Editor you have to make some of those selections yourself.)

It took me about 20 minutes to create this website:


Pretty cool, right?

Now off you go! Get out there and make your own website!

Help! I Don’t Understand

Ok, no worries! If you need more detailed step-by-step instructions, there is no shortage of tutorials on the web. A quick Google search will give you several to choose from, like this video tutorial on YouTube. It’s 18 minutes and 44 seconds long, proving my point that you can create a website in under 20 minutes!

If you would rather follow written instructions instead of watching a video, then have a look at this blog page for a step-by-step lesson.

Go Forth and Conquer

And when you come back, drop a link to your very first website in the comments below.

Good luck and have fun!

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