website for freeNowadays, another snippet of a doe-eyed cat might not be able to launch your brand into the online limelight, but a website can. You may think building a website takes a lot of time and money, but it doesn’t have to. That’s because there are a number of services that allow you to start for free and have easy-to-use builders, so you don’t have to waste your precious time coding out your site. Not sure where to start? We clicked around for you, and here’s the lowdown on services that help you build your website for free. Here are four of these services:

Wix

Wix, our top-rated website builder, has six website building plans to choose from, five premium plans and one free one, which means you can get your website started for free and upgrade the plan as your business grows. Wix’s free plan includes unlimited pages, 500 MB storage, 1 GB bandwidth, mobile optimization and free hosting. With the aid of Wix’s simplified website building process, Wix’s templates and drag-and-drop editor, coding newbies can pass as pro web designers. Wix also allows you to add apps to your website, so you can sell products or add your business’ social media feeds. These apps are available in Wix’s App Market, and it should be noted that some apps may not be free, even if you’re using Wix’s free plan.

Unfortunately, if your dream is to have an ad-free website, crowned with a domain displaying your business’ name, the free plan isn’t for you, as Wix gives the free plan’s subscribers a Wix.com subdomain (e.g., yourwebsite.wix.com) and sprinkles its websites with Wix ads. Those who prefer an ad-free website with a custom domain will want to consider upgrading to one of Wix’s paid plans, such as the Connect Domain plan that costs $5/month with an annual prepay or $7/month for a month-to-month plan. Note that while Wix does not offer free trials for its premium plans, it does offer a 14-day money back guarantee.

GoDaddy

GoDaddy does not offer a free plan, but it provides a one-month free trial for all of its premium plan subscriptions. The service’s cheapest subscription, the Personal plan, costs $5.99/month after the first free month and is billed annually. This plan includes a customizable website, free website hosting, 24/7 support and mobile-friendly website design. GoDaddy also offers more robust plans that allow you to integrate PayPal into your site if you’re running an e-commerce site, add social media, include email marketing sign-up forms, attach an SSL certificate for encryption, boost SEO and more, depending on the plan you select. For further information about these plans and their pricing, read our GoDaddy WebBuilder review.

Weebly

Weebly’s free plan comes with a shipload of features, including a drag-and-drop editor that makes building easy, a mobile version of your site, 500 MB storage, SEO elements, Weebly ads, a weebly.com subdomain and other features. This service also hands all subscribers full HTML and CSS control, allowing them to use their coding skills to remodel their websites’ templates, and if you run into any problems along the way, Weebly’s support team is right there to help. Based on our experience with Weebly, the customer support team quickly and effectively answered any questions we sent their way. If you’d prefer to take your website to the next level, Weebly also offers four premium plans that allow you to add SSL encryption, high-definition video and audio players, host online stores and more.

Squarespace

Far from being square, Squarespace doesn’t have a free plan, but all of its paid plans include a 14-day free trial with the option of a seven-day extension. While Squarespace’s most basic subscription, called the Personal Plan, is priced slightly higher than most of the other services we review, as it costs $12/month annually or $16/month on a month-to-month basis, subscribers receive a whole host of features, including a free custom domain per subscription, SSL security, unlimited bandwidth and storage, photo galleries, blogs, up to 20 pages, fully integrated e-commerce and the ability to sell unlimited products. Squarespace also offers a Business Plan and a Commerce Plan that will allow you to take your website to a whole new level. Visit our Squarespace review to learn more about these plans.

The how-tos behind creating a beautiful website may seem only obtainable through money bags and sci-fi-status coding experience, but nowadays, website builders can offer you free trials or plans and online tools, helping you to easily give life to an online presence without breaking the bank. If you are now looking for more information about what website building service to use, check out our website building reviews.