studioWe all love getting free stuff. Getting something for nothing will always have its attractions - but do you really get something for nothing?Take free websites for instance - it's possible to use free website building services to make your business website - but, as they say, there's no such thing as a free lunch. So what's the long-term cost to your business?

Free website limitations

1. You can get a web address but -
Rather than getting the exact address you want, you may instead have to accept a subdomain, for example mybusiness.freewebsitebuilder.com rather than just mybusiness.com. This may also affect how you rank in search engine search results.

2. You can get free software to create some kinds of design but -
Although it can be quicker to create a website this way, it's because the designs are simpler, less customisable and less extensible.

3. Content is important for engaging your users, and as you develop you will want to update and create new content but -
Free websites can restrict the amount of content such as photos and videos that you can upload.

4. Support is all important -
You don't want to have issues that can only be solved by having to pay a large premium each time they occur.

5. You may have to put up with advertising on your site that you can't control.

Why have a Paid website – take control and make money

A paid website with your unique domain enables you have better on-line credibility and differentiates you from your competition.

Paid websites are modestly priced and give businesses full control. There are a vast number of design possibilities tailored to fit your business perfectly - you will have the freedom to design and customise to your heart’s content and you can decide how much data storage you need.

Rather than have advertising placed on your site, you can place adverts for your own clients and generate an extra income stream.

Finally, a friendly web design company will always have your best interests at heart and will work with you as you expand your horizons to find the best options tailored to your business.