In this day and age, dominated with the Internet, having a website is more prevalent than ever. Whether you’re looking to sell something, provide services, or even just documenting your life to the world, a website gives you the platform to tap into a vast population that would otherwise not have any knowledge you exist.
So why do so many businesses and individuals not take advantage of this? I think this has a lot to do with the misconception that it would cost a lot or it would take too much time.
I’m here to tell you that both of those are false.
Myth #1. There are countless companies out there that can get you website hosting (being where you “store” your website) and domain (this being your website link such as www.businessname.com) for very little to no cost. This consists of companies that you might have heard of like Wix, Squarespace, WordPress, GoDaddy or A2Hosting.
Let’s take my go to host for example: A2Hosting. A2Hosting offers website hosting starting as low as $5.10 per month. Combine that with a domain starting at $20, you can literally get your very own website for about $80 for the whole year. You even have the option to use this sign up price for 3 years.
For a startup site or business, this does not get any better. Are there better options? Perhaps yes depending on your audience and business size but you cannot go wrong with such a low cost start up site to test out the waters and evaluate how positively it will affect your business or hobby.
Let’s take myth #2, time to set a site up. Depending on what you are looking to do through your website and how much experience you have setting up websites, it can take you anywhere from 2 hours to 1-2 weeks. Sure if you are looking for something sophisticated, it can take longer but a functioning website with the basic essentials is not hard to set up.
Over the course of time, I will post some helpful tips and tricks to help you get a website set up. In the mean time, if you are looking for a site, I will be glad to help. I can offer to set up a website from scratch to finish for you starting at only $100 (CAD). If you are interested, please shoot me a message with further details and I can send you a more accurate quote.
If you would like to take a stab at it yourself, feel free to set up a site using this link to get the above promotion and try it out.
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