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Old 11-20-2009, 06:01 PM
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I'm a newbie and as such have no cash to lay out for a website. I've designed my own using MS Producer. I would like to put up on the net, but (ya there's always a but) for free.
Can anyone help me? (and if this is already on this forum -sorry).

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Old 11-23-2009, 12:07 AM
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I believe Hosting providers like Godaddy.com offer free hosting if you allow them to display their ad banners at the top. You could always do a facebook page, or a blog at blogger.com.

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Old 11-23-2009, 09:16 AM
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That's a good idea about FB. Thanks!
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I agree Blog is the way to go for your situation.
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Old 12-15-2009, 02:47 AM
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Bluehost offers hosting at a good price, plus a lot of extras. It's only $6.95/month.
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Old 12-28-2009, 06:55 AM
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I'm a newbie and as such have no cash to lay out for a website. I've designed my own using MS Producer. I would like to put up on the net, but (ya there's always a but) for free.
Can anyone help me? (and if this is already on this forum -sorry).

Thanks, Boomer


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Boomer,

Take this the right way...

It's better to NOT have a Website than to have a crappy one that displays third-party ads. Invest what money you have at this point on gas/petrol so that you can drive around neighborhoods and knock on doors for the purpose of meeting locals and handing-out your business cards. Save $500 from your gross income towards hosting and Website services (that's a good start), but don't put a half-baked site online that throws more ads at people.

The minute someone sees one of those annoying insurance Flash ads with the dancing silhouettes, they'll click-away from your site. Worse, you'll be branded and judged in a negative light by prospective clients. Your competition will love that, though, eh?

-Robert-

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Old 12-28-2009, 11:19 AM
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On second thought I agree that if you use a free hosted site it will look pretty crappy/unprofessional with the providers banner across the top. I would use Godaddy website tonight that is what I started with before I built my current site.....you're looking at about $75 to start between the domain name and the website tonight product

http://www.godaddy.com/hosting/website-builder.aspx
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I'd agree to no site over one with third party ads. At a minimum I would buy domain for $12 then forward it to a free site like wordpress.com where your website actually exists. saves hosting costs. email if you need help with that but is pretty simple.
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