Making a website for people who have never made one before can be scary but with the number of existing tools making a website has never been easier.
Google Sites is one of the easiest way to make a website easy and simple. With Google Sites you can create a small website for the intranet or the internet. The website can be public if you want to communicate with the entire world or the website can be private and available only to the people you invite. The advantages of Google Sites is that you can make a website instantly and have it live in the next ten minutes. The disadvantage is that it does not support widgets, html and many other features and it is only to make small simple pages.
Blogger is the most powerful and fastest way to make a small blog for free that supports everything from advertisements to html. Blogger is also the fastest platform and your entire blog will load instantly because it is Google servers behind it. If you have a lot of information to share, such as stock information or Forex information Blogger is for you because you can update it in real time and even from email or mobile phone.
Wordpress has two versions, the free and the paid. The free version you can get from Wordpress dot com and is recommended for absolute beginners who are just making their first blogs. This version of Wordpress does not support advertisements so you will not be able to make money with your blog. Affiliate links are also not allowed. The paid version means you can download Wordpress for free, and Wordpress will always be free, the only thing you have to pay for is the domain and the hosting. This is the best way to make a professional site or blog because you have full control.
Tumblr is the simplest way to make a quick blog but do not expect much from this service because it can disappear without warning.
Single Page Sites is the final solution. All you need is free hosting and you can just upload single web pages made with Word, Frontpage or any other software. Recommended for sales pages but not for more than that.