TOP 5 FREE Website Builders for Small Business [2020]

FREE Website Builders for Small Business

There are hundreds of website builders that you can choose from to build a free website and launch your small business online in 2020. However, not all of these website builders are ideal for beginners and small businesses owners.

In this post, we share our top 5 free website builders for small business and discuss the pros and cons of each website builder. We also share how you can get started with each of these 5 free website builders in 2020.

Here are the top 5 free website builders for small business in 2020

1. Wix, Wix is a powerful website builder that is ideal for beginners looking to quickly get their business up online. Wix provides an easy to use visual drag and drop builder which makes it easy to create your dream website.

Pros: Fast and user-friendly web designing experience for beginners, all in one service and hundreds of free website templates to build off.

Cons: Hard to transfer to another website builder or platform in the future, limited customisation for particular needs, Wix branded URL and Wix ads on your free website which can negatively impact your brands ‘professional feel’.

2. Google Sites, this website builder is one of our favourites. Google Sites allows you to create a free website within a few minutes with an easy to use interface.

Pros: Fast and user-friendly web designing experience for beginners, simple to use layouts and no ads on your website.

Cons: Limited functionality on your website and very few templates (Themes) to choose from, limited customisation for particular needs and Google-branded URL (however, you can connect a proper domain).

3. Google My Business websitethis website builder is by far the easiest builder to use for beginners that want to create a basic free website within minutes. This website builder is ideal for local businesses including restaurants, dentists, lawyers, gyms and more.

Pros: Easiest web designing experience for beginners, simple to use layouts (themes), automatic website design and no ads on your website.

Cons: Limited functionality on your website and very few templates (Themes) to choose from, even fewer options than with the Google Sites website builder, limited customisation for particular needs and Google-branded URL similar to Google Sites builder.

4. Weeblythis website builder is very similar to Wix in many ways. Like Wix, Weebly provides an easy to use visual drag and drop website builder which is great for beginners with zero to little experience.

Pros: Fast and user-friendly web designing experience for beginners, all in one service similar to Wix and many free website templates and layouts to build off.

Cons: Hard to transfer to another website builder or platform in the future, limited customisation for particular needs, Weebly branded URL and Weebly ads on your free website which can negatively impact your visitor’s user experience.

5. WordPressthis website builder is the most complex but most powerful website builder for small businesses. If you require many customisations and features, this is the website builder for you.

Pros: Unlimited customisations, plugins and themes to create the right website for your small business.

Cons: This website builder is harder to master than the other website builders we have discussed. You might need to hire a developer to help you with your web design.

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