Make your own website


Please note: In order to have your own custom web address, like www.yourcompany.com, you will need to pay a domain registration fee to a domain name registration company. I use GoDaddy for PaulsElearning.com but there are loads of different companies out there so you may want to shop around a bit.


Free Domain with 12+ Months of Website BuilderOn this page you will find links to online services which let you make your own company websites.


* Wordpress is unique in that it is an open source platform, which means that as well as setting up your own site over at Wordpress.com, you can also download Wordpress and put it onto your own web server, greatly increasing the ways in which you can customise it to best meet your needs.

Tracking visitors to your site

If you want to monitor who is visiting your site, and what content they are engaging with, then you can do this using Google Analytics:

Adding pictures, videos & music

The links below will take you to sites where you can find free pictures, videos and sounds that you can use on your website.

Pictures & photographs



If you are looking for some copyright free images you can use in your work then you should take a look at the Creative Commons Search Engine, it lets you find images and photo which you can legally use in your work without having to ask the original creators permission:

You may also want to look at:
  • Pixabay - A vast collection of high resolution, public domain images which can be used for private and commercial purposes.
If you want to edit your images and photos then you should take a look at PicMonkey, an easy to use, web based image editor:

Videos



Below you'll find tools and resources that let you record and edit videos on your own computer.

You'll also find information relating to Windows Movie Maker and iMovie, the video editors that are installed on all windows and apple mac machines respectively.

  • ScreenCast-O-Matic - this is good if you want to record what's happening on your computer screen, perhaps making a video showing people how to use a particular pice of software or demonstrating what you can do.
  • PowToon - A great site that lets you make animated videos up to 5 minutes in length.

Sound & music



Below you'll find links to resources that let you record and edit sound, as well as broadcast your own live internet radio station.

  • RecordMp3.org - Lets you record an mp3 from within a web browser and save the resulting file to your computer.

  • Audacity - Free audio recording and editing software.

  • Free Music Archive - Contains 1000s of tracks which you can use in your own projects.

  • Mixlr - A free service that lets you broadcast sounds or music from your computer onto the internet for others to listen to, effectively creating your own internet radio station.

  • Grooveshark - Similar to Mixlr but much easier to set up.