Free Web Hosting - Why Might It Be A Bad Idea

Written by Calin Indre

When talking about free anythingrepparttar legitimate question that first pops into your mind is why pay when you can get it free?

And as for free web hosting there are plenty of places to get it from. As spread as they are, if you are not a stranger torepparttar 105947 whole Internet experience, you might even have a web site hosted for free.

Are you satisfied with your provider? Is it everything you wanted? Probably not. Anyway it is true that is comes with no cost and no other aggravations… or are there any?

Free web hosting cost no money but what can you expect from one?

Your web site will be turned into an advertising machine that works forrepparttar 105948 free web host. Expect, banners, pop up windows, frames. They will all messrepparttar 105949 look of your web site in terms of design and accessibility for your visitors that might be literally flooded with popups almost after every click-through

You can't make advertising revenue of your web site, as most free web hosts don't allow it. This is not such a big issue when you are maintaining a personal web site, butrepparttar 105950 cutting-off advertising revenues can mean significant losses for a business. For this last case, only a paid web hosting solution might berepparttar 105951 right answer.

Very little space for your web pages. With free web hosting provider offering 5 to 15 MB of disk space, your site's expansion will severely restricted. Growing your web site aboverepparttar 105952 offered quota would result in transferring to a paid plan offered byrepparttar 105953 same hosting provider or finding a different paid web-hosting provider. In both cases you end paying for your hosting and you might loose traffic to your web site due to changing hosts.

No online store can go without secure server to enable secure online credit card processing. The great majority of free hosts don't support secure web servers. Customers fearing fraud and concerned about their personal information will make it impossible, at least very hard for an online store to survive on a free host. And anyway, have you ever heard of a successful online store hosted by a free web host? None will hear from yours either.

A Little Mistake That Costs Your Website Hosting Business a Fortune

Written by Raynay Valles

Overrepparttar last seven years, I've bought website hosting from several different companies. I noticed thatrepparttar 105946 majority of webhosts makerepparttar 105947 mistake of thinking they are inrepparttar 105948 webhosting business. They only offer website hosting and, maybe domain name registration. As a marketer, I see huge missed opportunities to make more profits.

Some website hosts see these opportunities. They realize that they have gold. They have a group of clients who crave something more than hosting. What do hosting clients want? To make sales from their websites.

Knowing this, these webhosts create backend Profit Centers so they can make more money with their clients. A Profit Center is an area of your business that brings more cash to your bank account. Webhosts who bring in lots of profits offer their clients useful information, tools, software, audios and more to help their clients become successful. It doesn’t have to be difficult or labor intensive. First


In your website hosting business, you may have these current Profit Centers:

Website hosting, of course Domain name registration, an easy tie-in Website design Higher level programming services Search Engine Optimization services Search Engine submission services

If you don't have all of these Profit Centers, remember you don't have to provide these with in-house talent. You can joint venture with other quality businesses and get referral fees. This is a wise way to go because you don’t haverepparttar 105949 up-front investment and risk if it doesn’t sell. If a service DOES sell, you may decide to later offer it in-house.

And this is just a beginning. There are more Profit Centers your business and your clients can benefit from.


You can add new Profit Centers to your webhosting business. Some of them require a few hours up front, then they run automatically for months or years with minor updating. You decide how much time you want to put in. The key is to ask yourself - Does this help my clients make more sales?

Three new Profit Center Ideas are:

*An upsell on your check out page. This works because it catches them when they are already buying. *A mini-marketing course sent by sequential autoresponder, offering solid information and products to help them achieve their website marketing and sales goals. *A Resource Center webpage that's available only to your clients.

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