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Free Websites in Georgia? Not so fast!

I saw an article in the Macon Telegraph the other day about a big seminar in Atlanta where Google is offering free wwebsites to Georgia Small business. The stat is fairly amazing – that well over half of small businesses have no web presence at all.

You go to this event and can get setup with your very own template-based site from Intuit for free.

http://www.americagetonline.com if you’d like to register for it.

It sounds like a pretty good deal, until you look into the details.

The site AND the domain are indeed free – for a year. After a year intuit will charge $4.99 a month PLUS $2/month for the domain. That’s a total of  $83.88 per year – and there is no indication of how much bandwidth or data storage you are allowed under the plan, nor how many email addresses and how much it will cost to upgrade should your site need additional space, bandwidth, or other capabilities.

Compare that with the Business plan from MidGaHosting.com – $7.69 a month with a free domain name (so the annual total is $92.28 . For less than $10 more you get unlimited data storage, unlimited bandwidth, tons of email addresses, plus access to a significant number of FREE bonuses (see the list here).

You can even EASILY upgrade to a more robust hosting package if needed, AND there are many a-la-carte  upgrades available for the more technically inclined.

….and there’s even a template-based website builder, just like “their” plan.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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