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Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by boomerbrian, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. boomerbrian

    boomerbrian LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    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

    Romans 8:28
  2. Blue2000

    Blue2000 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    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.

    My site
  3. boomerbrian

    boomerbrian LawnSite Member
    Posts: 6

    That's a good idea about FB. Thanks!
  4. roushjh

    roushjh LawnSite Member
    from KS
    Posts: 85

    I agree Blog is the way to go for your situation.
  5. Precedence

    Precedence LawnSite Member
    Posts: 50

    Bluehost offers hosting at a good price, plus a lot of extras. It's only $6.95/month.
  6. commercialnetinc

    commercialnetinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25


    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?


  7. Blue2000

    Blue2000 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 29

    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

  8. commercialnetinc

    commercialnetinc LawnSite Member
    Posts: 25


  9. tinman

    tinman LawnSite Bronze Member
    from ga
    Posts: 1,348

    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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