I just got off the phone with a small business owner that had his website shut down by his own webdesigner. As absurd as this may seem, the story is not unusual amongst offline entrepreneurs:
They pay a bunch of money for the design and then the webdesigner sticks a small “maintenance fee” on them that includes web hosting. This gentleman that was on the phone with me had been paying $35/month for over 5 years!
What really kills me is that the maintenance fee didnt include anything – He told me that once he wanted to change the pictures on the site, and the guy sent him an extra bill for $150.
Small business owner, take charge of your hosting!
Let me make something extremely clear to everybody - as I explained on this post (stuff to want on a hosting) and then discussed on the unlimited bandwidth hosting post – small businesses dont need to pay a ton of money for hosting.
What you need is a reliable, efficient, and secure hosting like Hostgator – one that has free 24 hours customer support and that will fix any problems WITHOUT extra charges.
Wanna know what happened to this friend of mine?
Now – he’s going to pay less than $100 PER YEAR, instead of the $420 he was paying. How does that sound?
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