Since 1995, we have been building Free Websites!
We build, design, and maintain your entire website!
The advantage of our unique and free service is that we do all the work of building your website. See our FAQs below.
It's easy, affordable, and fast!
Premium hosting and maintenance starts at just $99 per month.
All of our Free Website Plans include:
- WordPress Professional Design and Development
- Secure and Premium Hosting plus Daily Backups
- Ongoing Maintenance
- Premium and Customized Divi Theme
- Wide Selection Of Plugins (Special Features)
- SEO (Search Engine Optimization) / Keyword Research
- and more, worth thousands of dollars!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is included with your FREE business website?
WORDPRESS (PROFESSIONAL CMS WEBSITE)
We use WordPress to build ALL of our websites. Why, because we simply feel it's the best system available.
WordPress is a highly popular, very stable, and well-supported content management system that runs literally hundreds of millions of websites worldwide.
There are also tens of thousands of plugins (which provide special features and added functionality) that can be added and used to customize your website.
WordPress is highly secure when it is properly hosted, configured, and maintained, and it also provides fast and reliable website functionality making it an excellent choice for website development.
We also have access to premium (licensed) website themes (including DIVI and hundreds of customizable designs) as well as many premium (licensed) plugins that we can include when we develop websites for our clients. (Ask for details.)
If you're looking for more information and would like to take a closer look at WordPress, you can visit their website for additional information.
E-COMMERCE (SELL ONLINE)
Not all, but most businesses, organizations, etc., that have an online website presence, can generally benefit from selling products, and services, collecting donations, etc.
Therefore, as part of every website that we develop, including our Free Websites, we offer to include eCommerce functionality that allows for selling or accepting payments online.
If you have a website that doesn't include your ability to sell online or collect payments or donations online, you may want to speak with us about this. It's not a requirement, but it is simply an option that we recommend you consider.
The transaction and other related fees that are associated with getting paid for selling online or receiving payments online are typically (for most businesses) very reasonable. Step Ahead Web does NOT charge or add any processing or any other types of transaction fees when you make online sales or receive donations. Most clients will use payment services and eCommerce platforms such as PayPal, Stripe, Shopify, Ecwid, etc., to process and receive money for their online sales. The fees charged by these services are considered very affordable and allow you to sell or get paid online with minimal effort and cost. Contact us so we can explain the various options.
You can get started and add an eCommerce solution to your website at no additional cost.
If you have any further questions about this, just let us know.
Professional, Fast, and Secure Hosting
Overall, Professional, Fast and Secure hosting are important for the success of a website. A website that loads quickly and is protected from cyber threats is more likely to retain visitors, and a website that is professionally hosted and has a high level of support can be more easily customized and maintained.
Secure Website Hosting is beneficial for everyone including those who want to protect their website and user data from breaches, and also for businesses that handle sensitive information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, personal information and so on.
All of our FREE websites include professional, secure, and fast web hosting on a server that is specifically configured for top performance of WordPress websites.
100% GUARANTEED SATISFACTION!
At Step Ahead Web, we hope that by offering a 100% money-back satisfaction guarantee, you will have the necessary peace of mind that will allow you to consider working with us in the near future.
As a new client with Step Ahead Web, we realize that it will take a little time before you can feel secure and certain that you made the right decision and are fully comfortable with us and our work. If you have any questions about our satisfaction guarantee, please let us know. We are always available to answer any questions you may have.
We hope you will allow us to earn your trust and exceed your expectations with our commitment to your satisfaction.
Daily Updates and Backups
Your website will be updated and backed up daily. This is done to ensure that everything is kept up-to-date, secure, and protected from malware as well as potential hacking attempts.
Both WordPress and all of the plugins that are installed and running will be monitored and updated frequently. We create daily backups of each website independently and provide restoration services, if and when needed at no additional cost.
DOMAIN NAME REGISTRATION / RENEWALS
As part of our Free Website service, we will handle the registration and renewal process for your domain name. The fee for registration and renewal are billed separately. We manage the registration and renewal process to help ensure that your domain name will be managed properly and continuously renewed each year.
The typical cost for a .com, .net, or .org domain (for example) is approximately $15 to $35 per year. If you have any questions about this, please let us know. This is just a free service we provide. You are welcome, if you prefer, to handle this on your own.
EDITORIAL CONTENT WRITING ASSISTANCE
Crafting compelling content for a new or even an existing website can be an intimidating task. From determining the right messaging to effectively conveying it, the process can be overwhelming. Our team understands this and offers expert assistance in not only crafting the perfect words but also formatting your pages in a visually engaging and easily readable manner. This includes incorporating elements such as photographs, bullet points, and header sections to enhance usability and accessibility.
With years of experience in website copywriting, advertising, and social media content creation, we are well-equipped to help you communicate your messaging in a professional and impactful way.
Let us help you clearly and effectively present your online messaging that will leave a lasting impression on your audience.
QUICK WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT TIME
The development of a new website can often take weeks if not months to complete. But most of our clients typically want or need their website to be up and running quickly, even if it's just the initial page. Therefore, since we have been building websites since 1995, we've developed a unique and agile website development system that allows us to get things underway immediately.
On average, we typically begin building your website within just a few hours after completing our client onboarding process.
So if you are in need of getting an initial page or two of our website up and running quickly, we can certainly help. Actually, this is what we're known for. We enjoy getting started sooner rather than later and providing our clients with frequent (if not daily) revisions of the website designs.
Just let us know what's important to you, including your timeline and goals, and we will work with you in order to achieve each and every one of them.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
Exclusive Discounts for U.S. Veterans
We offer exclusive discounts to U.S. Veterans of 25% off plus we waive all setup fees. The owner of the business is required to be a U.S. Veteran and provide proof of service.
Visit our Discounts and Special Offers page at:
If you qualify, you can receive a permanent and recurring discount on any services we provide.
Additionally, you can also receive an additional discount by simply subscribing to our Email Newsletter.
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If you have any other questions regarding our discounts and special offers, please contact us.
PREMIUM ADD-ON FEATURES
As part of your FREE WEBSITE, we can include PREMIUM ADD-ON FEATURES at no additional cost.
The premium addon features that we have available include special extras such as awesome-looking website themes (that can be customized to properly represent your business), and others.
If there's something special that you are thinking about wanting for your website, let us know. There's a good chance we can find it and add it for you at no cost. Some add-on features may require an additional cost, but Step Ahead Web has purchased many premium plugins, applications, and themes that have been licensed for us to use on any of our client websites.
If you have any further questions about this, just let us know.
Royalty-Free and High-Quality Images
You can hire a professional photographer to get just the right photos for your website, however, we also offer a number of free and low-cost options for obtaining high-quality and royalty-free images that we can incorporate into your website.
As the saying goes, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” Therefore identifying, selecting, designing, and incorporating just the right imagery and photos to convey just the right message, is vital to every website, social media post, advertisement, etc.
Rather than hiring a video production company or a professional photographer, our free and relatively inexpensive resources can be a much less expensive option. We are often able to find an excellent selection of royalty-free photos and videos that can be used and do the trick while conveying just the right message.
But, if you do need something very specific, hiring a professional photographer or video production company, may be necessary. We will gladly help you in any way we can to find the most affordable and usable options.
Usability and Accessibility
Usability and accessibility are both important to website design and development because they ensure that the website can be used by as many people as possible, regardless of their abilities or disabilities.
Usability refers to the ease of use of a website and its navigation. A website that is “usable” is easy to understand and navigate from one point to another. A website that has been designed with usability at the forefront generally conveys a feeling of putting visitors at ease as they look around and tries to locate the information they are interested in.
Suppose you've ever visited a website and had a difficult time finding what you were looking for. In that case, this is a clear indication that there are issues or concerns with the way in which the website was designed and developed, including problems with the navigation or the overall page and linking structure.
Accessibility, on the other hand, refers to the ability of a website to be used by people with disabilities, such as those who are blind or visually impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, or who have motor impairments. This includes providing alternatives for visual content, such as text descriptions of images, and ensuring that the website can be navigated using keyboard controls as an alternative option.
By considering both usability and accessibility during the design and development of a website, you can ensure that the website is inclusive and can be used by the widest possible audience.
Therefore, if you want to encourage people to re-visit your website, it's very important that your website visitors can find what they want, quickly and easily, regardless of their age, sex, race, prior knowledge of your website, etc.
Ask for details and the features included.
SSL SECURE WEBISTE CERTIFICATES
An SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate is important because it encrypts the connection between a user's web browser and your website, preventing sensitive information such as login credentials and credit card information from being intercepted by hackers. This encryption helps to protect the privacy and security of your website's visitors.
Additionally, an SSL certificate is often used to authenticate the identity of a website and its ownership, providing an additional layer of trust for users. Having an SSL certificate also shows to your website's visitors that you take their security and privacy seriously, and it can also increase your website's search engine ranking.
Many web browsers also show a padlock icon or “https” in the address bar for websites that have an SSL certificate, which can further increase users' trust in your website.
Step Ahead Web includes a valid SSL certificate with every website, including the Free websites that we build and maintain.
Graphic and LOGO Design Services
Royalty-free or custom-designed graphics, as well as a professional LOGO, are essential for every business website.
For example, small customized icons and graphics are often used to represent sections or categories within a website. During the development of your Free website, we will assist in the selection and implementation of these types of visuals and illustrations. From our many available resources, we are often able to find royalty-free images that our clients can use without incurring any additional costs.
If you already have a LOGO for your business, we will properly resize and incorporate the logo into your website. But on the other hand, if you don't yet have a LOGO for your business, we can design and create one for you at a very reasonable fee, or help you find a designer that you can work with.
Depending on the complexity of any graphics or LOGO that might need to be custom designed, we offer very competitive rates for this type of work.
Small customized graphics can typically be created for as little as $10 to $20 each and simple LOGOs typically start at just $25. If this is something you might need, simply ask us for a Free estimate.
24 / 7 Protection Monitoring Alerts
Step Ahead Web includes 24 / 7 protection monitoring of your website. By monitoring all of our websites, around the clock, we are immediately alerted when and if any issues arise.
Why is it important to monitor your website 24 / 7?
To put it simply, we want to know if there's an issue with your website before anyone else does.
When and if there's an issue and we get notified, we immediately get to work, identify the cause, and fix any problems that are found.
While problems don't happen often, it's still important to monitor the uptime and status of every webpage of every website we manage to ensure we are alerted the instant any issue is identified.
SEO (Search Engine Optimization)
SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, is one of the most important considerations when designing and developing a website. The reason is simple. If you don't show up in the search engines, as people search the web for the products or services you offer, then you might as well not have a website at all.
I hope that makes sense. Similarly, if you had a “brick-and-mortar” shop, that customers needed to walk into in order to do business with you, and if your shop was in a remote back alley somewhere, hidden behind maybe 100,000,000 dumpsters, buried about 1000 feet underground, how many people might even notice your shop existed?
Well, that's somewhat like a pretty good needle in a haystack. And, in this situation, you probably wouldn't expect many potential customers to find you … UNLESS you somehow could let everyone (who would want what you were selling or offering), know exactly where you were and how to get to you.
In a nutshell, that is what SEO does for websites.
SEO helps to get YOUR WEBSITE out in front of millions of people when they are searching Google, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Reddit, YouTube, etc., etc., every day when they go looking for all sorts of information, services, and products.
As part of every website we build, we include many of the standard SEO practices to help people find your website.
Of course, there are many SEO steps that go well beyond just the standard practices. Ask for details and the features included.
Google Analytics and Reporting
Step Ahead Web believes it is vital to the success of any online business to track the activity of their marketing and promotional efforts and the visitor traffic to their website.
One of the best ways to track this data is by implementing and using Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager.
These tools allow reports to be generated so that understanding the data that's collected can be monitored and reviewed regularly and easily understood.
It's important to know …
- Where are your website visitors coming from
- How often do they visit your online properties and content
- How long do they remain on your website after their initial visit
- and the list goes on and on
You can then make the appropriate decisions and take the necessary actions regarding what is working well and what needs improvement.
Without the data, you'll only be guessing.
Therefore we install and configure Google Analytics, as well as Google Tag Manager, on every website we create.
Ask for details and features included.
Customer Support - 7 DAYS A WEEK
Our clients are never alone. We pride ourselves on being available for our clients 7 days a week.
We are available to chat, email, talk by phone, or join us in a Zoom (or Google Meet) video conference call to provide ongoing assistance, every day of the week.
I would have to say that the best part of working with Step Ahead Web is our support. We expect that you will truly enjoy our personalized and dedicated assistance.
Please feel free to reach out to us by contacting us at:
We look forward to working with you.
Gary M. Gordon
President and Founder of Step Ahead Web, LLC
Are you feeling a bit overwhelmed by the high costs and the complicated process of building a website for your business?
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- The only cost is a small start up fee and a minimal monthly hosting and maintenance fee depending upon the size of your website and other services you may require.
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