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     Is it possible to get free custom websites? Yes, it is possible to get custom websites designed for you at no cost. However, owning a website is not all that you need to be on the Internet. You need to have more than just a few well designed web pages to have a presence on the Internet. You need a domain name (name of your website) and a web hosting service (a home for your website, a server). If you get a car as a gift you own it but you can’t drive it unless you get a number plate and pay for the insurance. The person who gives you the car is not responsible for getting a number plate for you or paying the insurance payments. If you want to keep the car, you will have to meet the requirements of keeping the car and that is going to cost you some money.

If you are looking for a couple of web pages for fun, you can get away with never having to pay a penny. All you have to do is become a member of one of thousands of community websites and post your photos and some text there for people to see. But if you are serious about your website, your business, your hobby or your message to get across to your audience in a proper, professional way, you need a proper website. You need your own domain name and a web host. The cost of domain name ranges from $8 to $15 a year. The hosting costs a few dollars a month depending on the package. Interesting enough, a lot of us spend $8 or more a day on Starbucks drinks alone. But when it comes to paying for an online service, most of us hesitate.

It is the cost of the website designing and not the domain and hosting fees that prevent most small businesses or start ups from getting on the Internet. The Internet is loaded with freelance web designers, web designing services, website generating software, and thousands of big name companies. Everybody is out there to make money because they are in the business of making money – they all have bills to pay and feed their families.
Therefore, at the end of the day, if you are looking for a decent website, you will have to pay at some point. You can get a couple of pages for free anywhere on the Internet but there is always a catch. On free sites usually you can’t use your own domain name. In most cases you have to allow the company’s banners on your site or you need to show their links or name on your pages. Out side of these free sites, if you want a custom site, you are looking at a couple of thousand dollars at least for simple, 10 to 15 page website, plus all other expenses that go along with it. Most web designing companies charge between $75 to $150 an hour or more. A simple, basic website takes several hours, at least. Depending on the size of the site, the pages, and all the features, it could take weeks or even months to get your site up and running. In cases like these you are looking at several thousand dollars in just the designing costs.

When looking to start your own website, you have to ask yourself how much money can you spend and what your needs are. You also need to understand the basics of how the websites work and what are the services or components you must have to own an operating website. As mentioned before, you must have a domain name and a web hosting service for your custom website. Once you have made that business decision, you are ready for the next step. At this point you need to do some basic math and figure out how much you can spend on the web designing. Depending on your financial situation you have several options. You can go absolutely free, aside from paying for your domain name and web hosting service, or you can contact any number of web designing companies. They say with money you can buy everything except love (I have my doubts about this latter part).

Designing free custom websites is uncommon. Not many companies offer this service. I know of a handful of them. One in particular has made the entire process pretty seamless. I have listed it at the end of this article. Feel free to check them out. The way they work is simple. They give you what they promise. You will have to get your own domain name and web hosting service as they are not responsible for providing those services. They just design your free custom website. They do, however, provide links to a domain name registrar and a web hosting company that they work with. In order to keep their costs low and work efficiently, they do require you to work with the domain name registrar and web hosting company they already work with. If you already have a domain name, they will make an exception and work with you. The companies they work with have very reasonable prices, in fact lower than most service providers I have seen.

Once you have registered with the domain registrar and the web hosting service they direct you to, you will need to provide them your account information for access. Normally, once you have provided them with the content, they take 5 business days to complete a site. Due to the fact that they are a true free web designing company, they are always swamped with work and as a result, some times it may take them a couple of extra days to complete your site. In order to make things easier and faster, they have added hundreds of templates on their site. You just browse through their templates, pick one and e-mail them your content and instructions. This is what you get in your free custom website:

Up to 10 pages
Up to 10 images
Your company logo
Search engine robot ready website
Website title
Meta tags
Site description
Selected keywords
Ability to send and receive e-mails
30 day customer service for free
Fully functional website

What is in it for them? Why would they give away free custom website? Everything mentioned so far is for free. In order to keep their site alive, and to pay their expenses, they do charge some fees for special services or extended customer service and maintenance. The number of websites they build for free, they end up retaining a lot of clients who want to stay with them past the 30 day free service. They also charge reasonable fees for installing special features for websites. They charge only $20 per hour for installation as apposed to $75 to $150 per hour market rate.

If you are looking for a free custom website, this is it, look no more!

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AJ Akhtar, an EMT, MBA, works as salesman for a financial services company in New York. He spends his free time writing articles about the sites he likes. Visit this site and get your free custom website today!:

Posted on 2007-06-20, By: *

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