The Ultimate Guide to Getting Free Tools for Your Website
It does not have to be expensive to get started with Internet marketing. There are so many free tools available, including HTML editors, graphics programs, and competition analysis.
Free Blogging Program
Blogs have become very popular, and the most popular blogging platform is WordPress. WordPress is a powerful blogging program that is also a content management system (CMS).
A content management system manages the content on your site. Why is this important? It makes it simple for anyone to set up a site, add content to it, and not worry about it any further. The program manages the content for you, setting it up in archives, categories, and so forth.
Free HTML Editors
Whether you use NVU, Dreamweaver, or Frontpage, having Notetab Lite on your computer is highly recommended. Many people use it for editing existing HTML files. It is quick and easy, and it is freeware.
Free Graphics Program
Probably the most powerful free graphics program is GIMP. With GIMP, you can edit photos and other graphics. Most people will find that GIMP has all the tools they need.
Tutorials for HTML, WordPress, NVU, and GIMP
All of these programs have tutorials available. There is also a Dummies book for WordPress if you find it easier to gather information in book format.
Get Started Today
With these powerful free tools available there is no reason not to get started online today creating websites. If you are completely new, try setting up a WordPress blog first. It is easy, it is free, and it is a great way to get started.
The only expense you should have is getting a hosting account and getting a domain name. Both are fairly simple and inexpensive to do. Domain names usually can be had for around $10 and hosting can be bought at places like Go Daddy or Host Gator for about $15 per month or cheaper.