We all know that money is tight when you first set up a business and there are some things to remember when setting up your first business website. With a lot to fork out initially its tempting to go for those freebies – free hosting and free website templates. However sometimes it pays to well…pay for these services.
After all customers may be uncomfortable about purchasing from a company that can’t even afford to invest in its own domain name – dito with regards to email addresses that don’t reflect your company name.
As to free hosting – if you are not paying for something how do you know how reliable it will be – you have no assurance that your site will stay online in the future.
And free websites are very unlikely to give you the option of changing your own content as and when – remember that adding fresh content to your site as regularly as possible will help you in the search engine rankings.
These are some of the things to remember when setting up your first business website and sometimes free is not always good!