It's Warren here.
Building-a-web-site.com is my own personal website, and I write everything on it. All the information is available to you for free, and I sincerely hope that it helps you to build a successful and profitable website.
There is a cost for me to provide this information, a small part being my Site Build It! subscription, and a large part being the time I have put into the site.
To monetize the site so that I can continue to give you quality and up to date information, I receive commissions from some merchants whose products I mention on this site. Whether I receive a commission or not I only recommend quality products that I am proud to endorse.
For example, if you were to subscribe to Solo Build It! or Hostgator, I would receive a commission. If you bought directly from the merchant, you would pay exactly the same price, the difference being the merchant would keep the commission they would have paid me or another affiliate.
I don't try to sell you on junk, or tell you to buy products unnecessarily. For example, I give a detailed tutorial on building a website template using Kompozer which is absolutely free, instead of just trying to sell expensive software to do the same job.
I do promote Solo Build It! (a suite of all the tools you'll need and step by step instructions to a profitable website) because there are very good reasons for paying for a program like this. You are far more likely to build a profitable website, and you will most likely do it sooner than if you use free software. And, it is likely to be cheaper in the long run for a successful site.
So if you like my website and you plan to buy from the merchants I mention, I hope you'll do it via the links on this site for a win-win-win situation.