I wanted to share with you an experience I had a few years ago when I tried to buy a domain name and hosting. I can tell I become overwhelmed at first. There are a lot of website builder and host companies on the web. Here is what I learned.
In a previous post titled Google Sniper 3.0, I explained that Google Sniper 3.0 provided a website. The website was generic, and I was assigned a tracking number attached to the site. A tracking number is how Google Sniper and you track commissions and visitors that land on your site.
I Need A Website
What if the online business you wish to affiliate with, or the business you want to start doesn’t offer a website to use? And you need a site to start your new business venture. Where can you go to get the best deal?
In today’s post, I am going to share with you a few places that can help you find a domain name and a host. Also, I will show a breakdown of the three companies that I am familiar, so you will have a better understanding of which plan might work for you.
True Websites and Hosting Fees Vary
When I first decided to build a website, I went online to find a company that provided all the website builder tools. I found three companies Name.com, NameCheap.com, and GoDaddy.com.
I wasn’t familiar with Name.com or NameCheap.com, but I did recognize GoDaddy.com. From the advertisements on television. The ad said I could buy a domain for $0.99 and that sounded great.
Here is GoDaddy’s
So I typed in the browser GoDaddy.com to check out the deals. The $0.99 ad is what attracted me to use GoDaddy.com. But I wanted a.Com domain because it is the most recognized. GoDaddy’s.COM domain is a little more money.
To get a. COM it was $2.99 with required two-year purchase. And $17.99 billed for the second year, but this fee was only for the.COM
To build my business website, I needed to buy a package, that had all the elements to develop and manage a profitable site.
When you go to GoDaddy, they offer four price plans — tailored to your needs depending on the type of website you want. Here is a breakdown of the four programs. Price plans start at from $.99 plus.
GoDaddy sells a lot of domains. They spend an enormous amount of money advertising, and if you watched the Superbowl, you’ve seen the ads. GoDaddy does an excellent job of marketing their business.
The ads let you believe that you can get started for free, no credit card needed. And then charge you, depending on the plan a nominal fee after that annually.
Each plan is specially designed, with web building tools for your particular online business. GoDaddy offers a low initial cost started and agreeing to mandatory two-year commitment.
Loss Leader Marketing Strategy
This type of domain and website marketing is called a “Loss Leader.” GoDaddy doesn’t make as much money on the front end but recovers its revenue later after the second year.
Many companies use this type of freemium marketing to get you in the door. Then when you are involved bombard you with all the upgrades to reach where you wanted to go in the first place.
Here is Name.com
Name.com offers three price plans for online businesses. Each has its merits similarly to GoDaddy with subtle differences. Price plans start at $4.99 to $16.99.
The Wealthy Affiliate
Domain cost => $13.99 / yr.
Renewal cost => $13.99 / yr.
Privacy Protection => included
Email Acct. => included
Upsells => None
Flat Rate Guarantee => Yes
Total for the year => $13.99 / yr.
The domain and hosting companies listed above are just a few that are available to you. There are much more online. No matter which one of these companies you feel is right for you.
Please promise me that you will consider how these plans will impact your business. And when you get ready to make your final decision to read the fine print.
All the extra expense you might incur to getting your website up and running. Pricing plans do run the gamut from no cost to start, to a nominal fee after your initial registration.
I created my online business website with GoDaddy but later found The Wealthy Affiliate Platform. And I moved my GoDaddy website over to Wealthy Affiliate.
Wealthy Affiliate makes it easy to transfer any site over to their Platform. And for me, it just made economic sense. The Wealthy Affiliate Platform has all the web builder tools for a low fee.
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