If you are considering building your own website then you will want to consider using buzzr.com. Just like other website builders that I have seen in the past, this one stated that I was going to be able to try it for free. This is a great way to get started with something that you are not sure about. I was eager to get started since I knew that I was not going to be wasting any money if I did not like it.
In order to set up an account I was going to be required to establish a password, put in my email account and I was also give a subdomain name. This is nice because you are not going to need to search for a company to give you a site name and you will be saving money. However, you should also conisder purchasing your own domain name later. This is a great way to be found through different search engines. It also makes you look very professional.
Once I logged in and started an account I was able to select a template that I was going to be able to work with. This website builder did not have hundreds of templates to select from like other site builders that I had used in the past. However, there were many templates to at least get me started. I found that many of them were very stylish and I was pleased with the small selection that I found.
You can see some of the templates that were offered if you look at this screen shot. You can see that there are not that many. But, you can also see that the ones they have available are nice but quite old fashioned.
When you are finally into the account and you have selected the template that you want to work with, you will be able to visit the administration page. You can add your text, the photos that you want and even calendars and such. This was very easy and it was just like working on a word document. I found this to be very nice and when sites are this easy to navigate and work on it is very calming. I really enjoy working on my own sites when this is how the editing process is set up. Seriously, if you are able to work on a word document then you will be able to put in the text that you want.
If you look at this site you are going to see how the editing process is set up. You can see that it looks just like a word document and you are going to have a lot of control over this process.
This is another screen shot that shows you what the site administrator looks like. You can see that there are many things that you can do. You will also see that you can select the help option at the top if you need assistance.
If you need assistance with your website building experience then you are going to have access to videos and forums that can give you assistance. You are going to be able to watch these on your own time to learn all that you can. Individuals that need more assistance will also be able to send and email to the company in order to get answers to their questions. This is not nearly as nice as being able to engage in online chat but it is still very helpful if you are not in a real big hurry.
Now, if you are like me then you might want to know what you are going to be expected to pay for your account when the free trial is over. I found that you were going to have many different package options available to you. However, it is always best to spend some time reviewing the different packages to see which one is going to be the best fit for you. You should know that you are going to be able to save a little bit of money if you decide to pay for your packages by the year rather than by month. No matter which way you go, you will see that you are not going to be paying very much money for your account. But, you are going to be limited on the amount of members you are able to have so you should pay attention to that when it comes to the different packages.
You can see the different packages that you will have available to you in this screen shot. You can see that they are not that expensive and they can really help you promote your business or you personal missions.
Frequently Asked Questions about Website Builders
1.) Is this site free and what are the package prices for this site?
You are going to be able to work with this site builder for free. You have a trial period to determine if you are going to like the site or not. You are not going to be limited in any way with the trial version. If you do need to pay for a package it will cost you anywhere from $5.95 a month to approximately $50.00 a month. It is also important to know that what you pay will vary based on if you are going to be paying by the month or by the year.
2.) How good is the free package compared to the packages that you can purchase?
The free package is not going to limit you in any way. But, you need to know that it is not going to be free forever. When you need to determine which package you are interested in then you are going to be limited on the amount of storage you have as well as the amount of members that you are going to be able to have. So, you must determine what plan is best for you.
3.) Does it come with a hosting plan?
Yes, each plan will have hosting and so will the free trial.
4.) Do you get free support?
Support is given in the form of videos, forums and even through email. This is not always ideal for someone that is just starting out but it can be effective if you are not really struggling with your site.
5.) What are the benefits of this website builder?
I found the editing process to be very easy. I was also pleased with the prices for the packages once the free trial was over.
6.) What are the negatives of this website builder?
I did not care for the amount of templates that were offered. While I did have some to choose from there were not as many as other site builders I have used.
7.) Is the site builder flash compatible?
You can add videos to your site but it is not really flash compatible. This is ok for new developers as flash can slow your site down and you do not want that.
I was pleased with this site builder overall. I would recommend it to those individuals that are just starting out because it is very easy to follow. You may want to read through some of the videos and the forums before you make any final decisions or actually get started.