Copyright 2005 Donna Payne
Recently, a friend asked "What's deal with those DIY companies that advertise "How to get a website with everything your business needs for under $20 bucks a month?". "How can they do that?" she said.
"First impressions are very deceiving!" I told her...let me share my past experience with you!
First of all... folks get excited by low price—don't do their due dilligence and end up with buyers remorse when they get their credit card statement.
And for many reasons.
One, all that company is doing is creating cookie-cutter websites to niave, misguided folks who are impressed by all their "features". Beleive me this is true, years ago—I was one of them!
Let me tell you, hosting company I use offers almost exact same thing packaged differently and get this...for LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE! 1 year hosting, features, domain, bells-whistles, support, blah,blah,blah, etc,etc,etc..
"Their company": 12mo/$203.76 yr (actual price taken from "Their" Website 5/30/05. Company name withheld, write me and I'll tell you)
My hosting company: 12mo/$94 yr. Ya see that, LESS than HALF!
Two, folks who work hard and take time to create one of these flim-flam websites usually find out in end they wasted their time because their site isn't pulling in results they expected. Why? Cause their copy and over all site content stinks. (lets be honest!) They are so FRUSTRATED because no one ever explained psychology of a web site to them in first place!