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SiteRubix Website Builder Video Tutorial and Full Review

Are you looking for a simple way to create a website and learn how to make money with it? I show you how to get the basics of a new site up on the Web in a few minutes. We will use SiteRubix, the free website builder at Wealthy Affiliate.

These days we take the high-tech speed of the internet for granted.  I recall when it took ten days to reach the stage accomplished in the video in minutes. After the video, I provide a full review of this service.

 

Name: SiteRubix Platform
Owner:  Wealthy Affiliate
Cost: $0  See Note
Premium: See Chart
For: Newbie to advanced
Rating:  (4.7 / 5)

In this review you will learn about the pros and cons of SiteRubix, its features, benefits and differences between the free and paid service. I will address what makes it unique compared to other web builders, such as Wix, Weebly, and Squarespace.

Creating a free site includes receiving a free Starter membership at WA, which has no expiry date.

There is no requirement to become a paid member.

(The free account is not available in a few countries –
see note at the end of the review.)

You Won’t Find Pre-Made Turnkey Websites Here

Before describing what SiteRubix is, I would like to explain what it is not.  It is not a pre-made turnkey website ready to make money instantly.  I bought one of those and learned a big lesson.  If you buy a cheap one, others will have a website just like yours.  Often these are installed with the seller’s affiliate links and the content is not unique.  You will need to know how to change the links to yours.

If you are willing to buy a unique custom built website (from $1400 to $3000 or more)  you will  need to know how to:  add content, get ranked in search engines,  generate traffic and promote your site.  In addition,  ready made websites require technical and maintenance tasks.

Features and Benefits

Unlike Wix, Weebly, and SquareSpace,  SiteRubix is built on the WordPress platform.

  1. No coding required.
  2. Fast setup built on WordPress
  3. Easy to use, newbie friendly
  4. Change the design by changing themes
  5. Advanced secure performance hosting
  6. 24/7 site monitoring
  7. Protected from hacking and online threats
  8. Responsive and mobile ready
  9. Content Writing Platform
  10. Site Health Measure
  11. Site Feedback and Comments
  12. Theme designs – 2,700+ (Premium)

Is SiteRubix Suitable For You

If you have watched my video, you know the the website you will create is not a ready-to-go complete website set up with monetized links provided by someone else. What you get is listed below:

  • Fast easy setup (as shown in my video).  Your site is on the web in minutes.
  • If you provide website building services for clients,  easy way to create and build sites.
  • SiteRubix is efficient and unique for building WordPress websites
  • Simple one click method to move the site to its own domain.
  • Sites can be hosted for clients at WA Site Hosting or moved to the client’s own hosting service.
  • Suitable for anyone wishing to start a hobby site, a family website, or an online business.

 

SiteRubix [SR] Is Not A Page Builder

It is a website creation platform.  Page builders – Beaver Builder, Visual Composer, Elementor, Divi Builder –  are drag and drop content tools.  Some page builders are built directly into themes. They add extra layers of code to WordPress, which can slow down page loading speed and make it difficult to switch themes.

SR does not interfere with the default WordPress functions or cause bloat that slows page-load speed. It simply creates the website framework.  Content is added using standard WordPress functions.

Free WordPress vs Free SiteRubix

SiteRubix has advantages over the free services at WordPress dot com.

At WordPress dot com, you cannot upload custom themes, plugins or modify the code.  While they allow affiliate links, they impose restrictions on the types of ads that are supported.

They also restrict what affiliate programs you are allowed to promote on your website. Another limitation is that WordPress dot com requires upgrading to their Business Plan should you wish to use third-party advertising platforms, such as Adsense.

SiteRubix does not have the above restrictions. It has the standard acceptable use policy and does not allow sites that download malware, phishing scams or any purpose that violates Local, State, Federal or International laws.

Free SiteRubix – Pros and Cons

The Pros: 

  • Free training on how to: choose a niche, add content, monetize affiliate links, use keyword tool, get ranked in search engines.
  • The lessons are designed to spark your imagination and get your creative juices flowing.
  • Unlike other free site builders, there are never any external ads placed on your website and no restrictions on the use of affiliate links.
  • Starters can buy domains from WA Site Domains at competitive low prices. A price guarantee is included for the life of the domain.  The owned domain’s DNS address can be pointed to any non-WA hosting service of choice.
  • For those ready to expand their knowledge, Premium has everything needed to build an online business, including hosting for 25 owned domains plus 25 free SiteRubix subdomain sites.
  • SiteRubix websites are responsive and mobile ready.  Visitors will have a good experience on your site no matter what size screen they have on their device. There’s more – the SiteRubix is built on WordPress, which has a competitive advantage
  • WordPress is the market share leader in website content management systems.  This means access to a huge developer community and support system.
  • Your website is kept optimized in the background –  protected from spam, malware, hacks and malicious activity that all websites are prone to at times.

The Cons:

As with most  “free” resources, you can expect limitations compared to premium services.

  • You get only 2 free websites.  You can delete a site and start another one at any time.
  • There is no FTP access.  (This is the case for all free websites anywhere on the web. You need to own the domain to use FTP.)  Starter members are restricted to uploading files via WordPress or using the WP import/export feature.
  • There is no cPanel.  SiteRubix takes care of the maintenance functions for you and does not rely on third party cPanel services. I’ve listed this in the “cons” because people used to cPanel miss it initially until they realize they don’t need it anymore.
  • Free sites on the web are sub domains, which means you are not the owner of the website.
  • Unlike Premium, Starter members cannot host a website on their own domain, though they can buy domains with the free membership.
  • Access to 12 themes. Premium members have access to 3000+ WordPress themes
  • Hosting Support tickets are not available to free members. Help can be found in the community knowledge base and in WordPress support forums.

Free Starter vs Premium Benefits

The Starter membership is a great way to find out if this platform is right for you. The price is – $0.   You can use the free account for as long as you wish, with ongoing access to 2 free sub domain websites, free hosting, 20 free beginner lessons and access to hundreds of tutorials prepared by members.

Being totally free, there are limitations such as limited support and not being able to host your owned domain.  The Starter membership is not intended to take you the distance in building an online business, but it will get the ball rolling in the right direction.

If you would like to know everything that is included in the Premium Membership, click here to learn more.

With SiteRubix, you will have a functional website on the web in minutes. Whether you use the free setup with no domain required, or build premium websites on your owned domains, getting started is quick and easy. Click the blue button.

 

Note: The SiteRubix free starter account is not currently available in Bangladesh, Egypt, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Vietnam and Morocco. If you live in one of these countries, you are welcome to join as a Premium member.

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Free SiteRubix Website Builder

$0
9.7

Site Building Speed

9.8/10

Ease of Use

9.6/10

Overall Quality

9.7/10

Pros

  • Free Hosting & Training.
  • No External Ads Placed On Sites
  • Responsive & Mobile Ready

Cons

  • Fewer themes/plugins choices on free account
  • No FTP Access.
  • Limited support for free accounts.

Comments 8

  • I found your post to have very useful info and video.

    This article is good help for me with my future online endeavors. Valuable information, nice write-up. Thanks!

    • Glad you found my post useful, Suresh. I appreciate your stopping by and your input.

      Wishing you all the best and much success with your online efforts. Thanks for visiting and your feedback. ~Jude

  • Hi Jude,
    Thanks for posting such a great video in showing me how simple it is to create a website.

    I love the look of websites like Amazon where an image of the image plus some text is displayed. Is this something I can do on the SiteRubix platform?

    Thanks
    Jackie

    • Hello Jackie,

      You absolutely can display images with text on a website that is built with Siterubix. That and a lot more.  

      SiteRubix uses WordPress as its foundation for building content on a website.  This means having total flexibility and access to tons of features. For premium members, this includes adding shopping carts and any type of image designs.  The possibilities are endless. 

      Thank you for stopping by Jackie and taking the time to leave your feedback on my video. 

      ~Jude

  • Siterubix is really one of the best platforms to build a website on. I was actually so scared at first, of building a website, thinking that I would need to know about very technical stuff, but I was able to create a website in less than 1 minute! 1 min and my website was live! It is also very easy to use with a user-friendly interface and navigation. I will never use any other sitebuilder except Siterubix.

    • Thank you for sharing your website creation experience with us, Reyhana.  It will reassure my readers who are thinking of making their own first website but feeling a bit nervous about getting started. 

      I also appreciate your feedback on the ease of use of the site builder platform. As you say, no technical know-how is needed.  I’m glad you were able to get your site up quickly.  

      All the best with your online endeavors. ~Jude

  • What a great tutorial. Who knew it was so simple and easy to set up a website.
    Thanks for sharing this Jude

    • Hello Vince, glad you liked the tutorial. I know someone who recently hired a designer to build a website. It’s a beautiful site, I agree. But she does not know how to do anything with it.

      What she did was no different than buying a car without knowing how to drive…lol. SiteRubix includes the training to not only set up the site at no cost but how to build it out and manage it going forward.

      Thanks for stopping by Vince. I value your input. ~Jude

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