So, I came across this article and I think it will help you make up your mind. It goes into more detail about the advantages and disadvantages of free website builders. https://www.1and1.co...-pros-and-cons/ Overall, I think using a free website builder is very attractive and since you don't have prior knowledge of programming or web design it will make your life easier. However, you need to let your site evolve as your knowledge and site visitors grow. So, I will suggest starting with a free website builder, and once you get the hang of things you can switch to a subscription-based one. This will give you time to find your strong suit and will stop you from losing money on the way. Good luck!