How to create a free website with WordPress and earn money?

How to create a free website with WordPress and earn money?

How to create a free website with WordPress and earn money?

Want to create your first website and you are afraid of all the technical stuff? Let me show you how to create a free website with WordPress and earn money! Let’s go!

How to create a free website with WordPress and earn money?

Hi there, Edmund here.

Are you looking for help on how to create your first website to earn money online? You are not sure of which platform to use? Do not fear, I’m here to share with you the simplest way to set up a website for free and you can start building contents to earn money!


Why WordPress?

How to create a free website with WordPress in Just 30 secsThere are many types of free website building websites that utilise WordPress as their platform for building their websites because of the flexibility and ease of use for every person from beginners to experts.

Comparing to more than a 2 decades ago, creating a website was like writing a software programme! You have to know how to code your web page in HTML along with all the technicality of uploading your files to a host server using an FTP (File Transfer Protocol) software.

Phew, I was even afraid to start!

But nowadays, building a website with WordPress is basically “plug and play”.

Do not get intimidated, it is really simple and I’ll show you how.


Ways to create a free website with WordPress


You can create a free WordPress website at directly. But there is a catch. The free website is a sub-domain with a sub-domain name “” attached. E.g.

The free website at may have advertisements shown on it and you have no control over it. Unless you want to pay a premium to remove the advertisement and unlock more features.

Wordpress price plan


#2 – Free Sub-domain provider

You can create a free WordPress website with sub-domain website providers such as Similarly, there is a sub-domain name attached depending on the providers. E.g.

SiteRubix is a subsidiary of Wealthy Affiliate with a Suite of the most advanced tools. A Wealthy Affiliate Starer Member account is able to create up to 2 free* websites at Whereas a Wealthy Affiliate Premium Member can create max 25 SiteRubix sub-domain websites and max 25 own purchased domain name websites.

SiteRubix Home



Which is better?

Personally, I will choose the free* SiteRubix websites as it does not have advertisement attached. It comes with the full functions of a WordPress website. Just that the themes available may be limited.

Another good thing at Wealthy Affiliate is that there is always help and support available 24/7 within the community if you are Premium Member. (Do note that for Starter member, the help and support from the community are available only for the first 7 days.)

Watch this video by Kyle, Wealthy Affiliate owner, on how to create a free* website in under 30 secs. You’ll get to experience the SiteRubix Suite in this video.

How to create a free website with WordPress in Just 30 secs


p.s. You can see my step by step instructions here too.


Create a Free* website with WordPress and earn money now!

See, it is that simple isn’t it.

It is time for you to head over to Wealthy Affiliate to create your free* starter account and build your first functional website!

When you subscribe and create a free* account, you’ll enjoy 10 lessons (level 1) of Online Entrepreneur Certification Program too.

Yes, it’s Free* too!

You’ll get to learn step-by-step tutorial on how to build contents to your new website, gain your potential customers and start making money online.

However, do note that this is not a “setup and make money” kind of program here. There is never a get rich quick program in the Online World.

The tutorials will guide you along on how to create valuable contents so that search engines will be able to put your website on the first page of search results seen by your potential customer. This takes effort and time to build.

If you are really keen on making your first dollar online, head over to Wealthy Affiliate now!


create Wealthy Affiliate University Account


Oh, feel free to drop me a note if you need a hand in anything at Wealthy Affiliate. My profile is edtay78.

See you there! 🙂






*Please note that some countries are not able to join as FREE Starter Members due to Wealthy Affiliate University’s Anti-SPAM policy.


22 thoughts on “How to create a free website with WordPress and earn money?

  1. George

    Hi Edmund!

    I just landed to your site. just looking for a way to build a website to promote my business.

    The information here is very accurate and answered lots of my questions. I do have one concern though:

    Will I be able to grow the site since I will be doing this on my own and having little teck skill?

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, George!

      Glad that you landed here on my site and the information here has created values for you.

      If you signed up with the Free* Stater Account at Wealthy Affiliate, you will have 2 free* websites with and that comes with free* 10 lessons on Online Entrepreneur Certification.

      The 10 lessons would teach you step by step how to grow your website. And the best part is you do not need any technical skills on how to set up a website at all. All you’ll need is to learn and apply what is taught.

      When your site starts to grow and you wish to bring it to the next higher level, you could be a Premium Member. As a Premium Member, you’ll have 24/7 support from the Wealthy Affiliate Community. If you need a hand in anything, you can always drop me a message.

      Hope this helps and wishing your Business a great Success!

  2. Chris

    Interesting stuff – I used to run a small WordPress blog, but I hated the difficulty of it so I moved on to blogger instead ( google’s version ).

    I’m now thinking of moving back as blogger seems a bit stuck in it’s ways and not ranking that well.

    I like what I’ve read on this page so far – are you sure this doesn’t cost anything?

    1. Edmund Post author

      Thanks, Chris!

      I tried to use Google’s blogger before too and find it not so flexible in the layout and design of the website. There were many constraints too. I moved to WordPress after joining Wealthy Affiliate and was really surprised at the simplicity and flexibility.

      Yes, SiteRubix sub-domain websites do not cost anything. You may not be able to create a Free* account at Wealthy Affiliate if you are from certain countries. Please check out the disclosure.

      All the best to you!

  3. Jimmy

    Hi, Edmund,

    Great post on how to built a free website. Great to know that at Wealthy Affiliate, I am able to create free SiteRubix website.

    This allows a lot of people who are just getting started with Online Business to try building one. Your step by step instruction eliminates people’s fear by showing how easy is to setup a website too.

    Once again very informative post. Wish you success!


    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, Jimmy. Thanks for you comment.

      I am glad that this post would be able to help many people out there who are new to website building. It is actually very simple to create a website. However, the building of content takes effort and hard work.

      The content is the soul of the website. Without contents, the website is of no value and big search engines will not rank it. I would advise as you are building your website, go through the free* Online Entrepreneur Certification (Level 1) program at Wealthy Affiliate. You’ll have a better understanding.

      Wishing you Success too!

  4. Evie

    WordPress seems to be a popular website that people are using.

    You bring up a great concern about having free hosting. The biggest concern is these ads placed on a site that someone has no control over.

    I feel it’s important because an ad maybe something that the content owner may not agree with. It’s nice that WA doesn’t do that with their free hosting. I also feel these ads can be a distraction. Do you feel the same way?

    If so, do you think it could take away from someone earning their highest potential income by having these ads placed on their site? Thanks!

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Evie, a good question you have there.

      I do agree with you.

      I feel that ads can be a distraction sometimes and could lead your visitors to another site before they are done reading your contents. Indeed, it could take away from someone earning their highest potential income with these uncontrollable ads.

      Thus, I personally liked SiteRubix’s free* sub-domain websites which are ads free when I first started learning how to build an Online Business.

      Wishing you the best!

  5. Ian

    Hi Edmund,

    Great site you’ve got here! Loads of really good information. Your step by step instruction is easy to understand and follow. I too use WordPress for my sites and have found it really easy to use, especially with the help of community over at WA.

    Looking forward to spending some more time reading through all the great content here.



    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Ian, thank you for your comment.

      I am glad that you are using WordPress for your sites and find it easy. Yes, indeed Wealthy Affiliate has a web management system in place to make it even easier for newbies. The community plays a part too!

      I look forward to your returning to my site and hopefully I can create values for you further.

      Wishing you the best, Ian!

  6. Allyn540

    Edmund, I noticed that on the graphic for WordPress it says that it “is the easiest way to create your website or blog.” It appears to me, from the video, that it only takes 30 seconds to create a website through Wealthy Affiliate. I can’t imagine that WordPress can be easier than that – 30 seconds. Is that the case?

    So, with Wealthy Affiliate I get 2 free SiteRubix websites as a “starter” member. I assume these have the “siterubix” sub-domain name. But you also mention that “premium” members get unlimited websites. Are these all siterubix sites?

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Allyn, thanks for your comment and questions.

      You are absolutely correct, with the automatic process of setting up a website in place at Wealthy Affiliate, it is definitely much easier for anyone new who is fearful of the technicalities.

      The unlimited websites benefit for Premium member has changed to a limit of max 25 websites for sub-domain name websites and max 25 websites for purchased domain name websites. You can refer to the explanation in the discussion thread here.

      I have updated this in my article too. Do take note of the changes.

      Wishing you Success!

  7. Christine

    I find your information very interesting. I agree it was very difficult to build a website years ago. You had to pay a lot of money to software companies to do it.

    I have found it very easy now to build my own website and configure it the way I want it, and not the way someone thinks it should be. Moreover, it is fun to do and manage.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Christine, thank you for your comment.

      Indeed, as technology improves and with the help of Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteRubix Website management tools, it is easy as ABC.

      Congrats on building your own website and enjoy the fun!

  8. Joon

    Hi Edmund,

    I haven’t used any different programs for building a website except the WordPress. But I was surprised how easily a website can be created through this platform. I heard about how it used to be so complicated and you need to know all these crazy computer lingos and techniques to create a website.

    But with Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteRubix platform, It took me like 5 minutes to just build my own. All I have to do now is to build up valuable contents at my website and starts earning money!

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Joon! Thanks for your comment!

      Yup, Wealthy Affiliate’s SiteRubix Platform is definitely the place I recommend you to go to if you want to build a WordPress website.

      Not only you can build a website within minutes, there is a free* Online Entrepreneur Certification course to guide you step by step how to build your website’s content and start earning money from it. Effort is required, of course, not a get rich quick guide ya! Best of all, it is ads free!

      Wishing you the best!

  9. troy

    Hi Edmund.

    You look like you have been in this business for quite awhile and have a lot of information including stuff that is going to help me build my website.

    I have just started with mine and it is built on a WordPress platform and I am just learning how to utilize all of its functions.

    My question is with the Wealthy Affiliate Program do they explain in complete detail the best ways to get traffic to your site or is this something you have to research on your own?

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi Troy, thank you for your comment and question.

      I have started Affiliate Marketing since 2014. I am glad that you have taken the step to start yours too!

      And yes, Wealthy Affiliate’s training will teach you how to make your website SEO friendly to attract Organic traffics from search engines.

      There are advanced training created by members of Wealthy Affiliate that teaches how to get paid traffics too.

      Personally, I have also enjoyed the FREE traffic using LeadsLeap’s traffic system.

      Hope this helps and wishing you the best!

  10. Matthew Thomas

    I prefer the SiteRubix platform as well, and since it’s a subsidiary of Wealthy Affiliate, you’re provided with the benefits of expert online business training and support as well. I believe SiteRubix utilizes the WordPress framework too, right? So you really can’t go wrong with that option – you get the best of both worlds. Plus, once you;re ready to buy your own domain, you can easily transfer it over to the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

    1. Edmund Post author

      Thanks Matthew for sharing your experience with SiteRubix with us. Yup, SiteRubix utilizes WordPress and transferring of a website to your own domain is just a few simple steps away.

      Wishing you the best!

  11. Simon

    Hi Edmund,
    I clearly remember setting up my first WordPress website hosted through the Wealthy Affiliate SiteRubix platform and what a quick accomplishment that was.

    Set-up was achieved in under a minute plus at the time I got offered free starter training to learn the initial ropes in creating posts and pages etc, a real thorough introduction which gave me a full insight into how running an online business through a website operates and more to the point how legitimate Wealthy Affiliate is in terms of full help and support and the way their community platform works.

    It’s about a year ago now since I joined premium and I’m still slowly working my way through their course, all from starting out building a free website.
    Do they still offer newbies the same free starter package?

    1. Edmund Post author

      Hi, Simon.

      Thank you for sharing your own experience with Wealthy Affiliate with us.

      Yes, the free starter package is still available however, there are still some countries excluded for FREE Starter Membership and/or First Month Discount Offer.

      Please refer to Wealthy Affiliate University Anti-SPAM Policy here.

      Wishing you the best!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *