Building a website does not have to be difficult, as we learned earlier this month in our 7 Powerful and Free Website Builders for Small Businesses post.\u00a0 Here are eight more services that offer free website building tools and hosting. Thanks to everyone for your comment, e-mails and suggestions for other great website builders that allow small business owners to save money, time and headaches.\u00a0 While these tools might be\u00a0 perfect for building the most advanced website or e-commerce site,\u00a0 each offers something unique that might fit for your particular situation (e.g., no time, no money, no tech skills, just need a super-simple page and so on). Each tool is pretty straightforward, but sites change, so pay special attention to different offers and premium level descriptions, and read the fine print.\u00a0 The goal of these tools is not to build the site of your dreams complete with every bell and whistle, but to get you a simple and good-looking site with a minimum of effort and money. * * * * * Yola.com offers a very easy process with just four fields to get started.\u00a0 The service then walks you through various options and templates to get your free site going.\u00a0 Here is a screenshot of a site I created in less than three minutes. \u00a0(No wisecracks about it, either...) There were many professional templates to choose from, and Yola made it easy to change templates before clicking the "Publish" button. I liked the clean and simple navigation that answers my immediate questions: Pricing (is there a catch?), Site Gallery (who else has one?) Business Websites (what can I do?).\u00a0 Note: the questions are mine. Webs.com claims to have built 50,000,000 sites (yes, that's 50 million), and you can't help but be impressed by that. They have a rich feature set including video hosting space, 300-plus templates, calendar functions, social network capabilities (think Ning), a webstore/online shopping cart (up to five items) and affordable upgrades.\u00a0 Like most of the tools/services here, Webs provides all the tools you need to create a professional-looking website in just minutes. Jimdo.com has a unique option that allows you to build an actual online store, not just a website.\u00a0 You can list up to five items for free.\u00a0 It comes with free search engine optimization and other great features like RSS feed, but not free e-mail.\u00a0 Small point if you have free e-mail through Google, Yahoo or Hotmail already. The site looks like it is offering a piece of software you order, but it is Web-based (one of the criteria of this review). Qapacity.com is a powerful free website builder and offers one of the more robust solutions I've seen.\u00a0 It is a website combined with a private social network-like functionality and maybe even a social CRM solution.\u00a0 You can import your contacts and see what they are posting, join groups or start your own. Sort of like LinkedIn meets your website.\u00a0 If you are from Spain, India, Poland, Russia, Japan, Germany, Portugal or Holland, you can get a \u20ac50 Facebook coupon just for signing up. GoDaddy.com offers free ad-supported Web hosting when you purchase a domain name through them for as low as $7.49/year (multiple year purchase).\u00a0 Technically, I still count this as a free service because with some other services you have to purchase your own domain and point it to the free hosting option.\u00a0 It's the same with GoDaddy, except you are registering the domain with them and they bundle a free host option into the package.\u00a0 You can create a five-page Web site with their drag and drop tools. ezWeb123.com starts you right at the design step of the build-a-website process.\u00a0 They do it in a compelling way, allowing you to see the various templates in a gallery-type setup, which makes it pleasant because you know what you're about to choose in a large thumbnail view.\u00a0 It is advertising supported, but you get video space, 20 megabytes of storage, picture galleries and more. Office Live.com is Microsoft's small business Web hosting offering, and it is, as Pinkerton (below) suggested, quite a deal if you already own a domain at one of the low-cost registration sites.\u00a0 Office Live gives you up to 500 megabytes per site, free domain redirect (some charge for this), e-mail and more.\u00a0 It is hard to beat and easy to use.\u00a0 Hat tip to Pinkerton Web Solutions, which suggested Office Live, but doesn't work for Microsoft! Ruxter.com is in a class by itself. It is one of the first sites I've found to specialize in building a mobile website, for free.\u00a0 Plus, they give you 100 free texts per month to reach your customers.\u00a0 Smart thinking. They've kept it super simple with a three-step process, all on one page. All in all, you can build a very good website with one or more of these tools. Let us know about your experience with these specific tools and services, or list some new ones in the comments.\u00a0 Remember, our goal with this post was to showcase free (or nearly free) website building tools for small business owners.