https://wordpress.com/

This is a WordPress site. WordPress is very easy to use, and reasonably good value for a beginner. I’ve signed up for the Premium plan, which allows me to get rid of adverts amongst other things, but the basic package is free. I’m using the free Argent theme as I like the minimalist monochrome look, but there are lots of others to choose from.

There are loads of Youtube videos on using WordPress so it’s easy to get up to a good level of expertise quite quickly. There is a great training programme, too. The WordPress tutorials programme shows you how to do everything from basic setup to a fully fledged Business website. It isn’t just for the hobbyist, either. There are some big companies running WordPress sites – TechCrunch, The Walt Disney Company, Sony – even countries like Sweden use it for their official website.

If you get stuck, the WordPress support crew are fantastic. They’ve helped me solve every problem I’ve ever thrown at them.