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Build a business for £5/$5 per month?

Build a business for £5/$5 per month?

Have you ever thought about running your own business?

Have you looked at local restaurants, cafe’s, shops?  They all have a lot of costs to run their business’s, so if you don’t have the money to invest in premises, office space etc.. what other business’s could you run?

A website can cost you as little as £5/$5 per month and this includes a free domain.  This is not the cheapest web-hosting that you can get, but this is a fair price to do everything that you want.   You will also get all the support you want.  So you may have to pay a few extra costs for a graphics designer to make you a logo, or for someone to make you a theme, these do not have to be expensive either.  In-fact you could get a free website theme.  That is just as good as premium themes.  If we really want to be completely unique we can most definitely tweak one of these themes.

So, what do we get for our £5/$5?

Most likely you will get a good amount of web-space and bandwith, sometimes unlimited, although as a lot of people will tell you.  Often unlimited is not particularly possible or accurate, unless you are going for one of the larger companies, however even still there may be a fair usage policy.

You should get all the emails and databases you want, possibly 1 click installs, and 24/7 support, sometimes by live chat.

You may get a free domain that should last at least a year, with your web-hosting, in-fact most web-hosts for this price per month do offer a free domain.

Don’t assume the smallest ones are no good for you, web-hosting is pretty cheap and that is just how it goes! :)

Essentially another $5 can get us graphics, videos, articles, press releases, per go. http://www.fiverr.com,

 

A website is a pretty safe investment, for $5 per month, or $60 per year, it is the same price as a PS3 game, however it is not always easy to establish yourself.  It may be less of a financial cost to get started but this does not mean it is free from costs when you expand.  It is generally cheaper and safer then running a shop, but there is still a lot to learn and a lot that you need to do after investing your $5.  You can do a lot for free, sometimes you will need to pay some money, but it is not work free to make a well known website that lot’s of people use.

For $60 per year for our web-hosting, another $40 would take us to $100, and this is a very very low investment to start a business, you should be able to scrape this together, it is even cheaper then buying two console games!  We can get another 10 services on Fiverr.

 

Places to get £5 web-hosting:

http://www.123-reg.co.uk/web-hosting/business.shtml - £4.99 PM

http://www.fatcow.com/fatcow/fatcow.bml?page=competition - $3.15 o.0 PM

http://www.hostgator.com/shared - $5.56 PM for 1 year (Slightly over do apologise)

http://www.namecheap.com/web-hosting/web-hosting.aspx - $3.95 PM

 

What types of websites could I make with £5 web-hosting?

Pretty much any type of website you want, in theory.  You should be able to make anything, however when you need higher server capacity then you may need to upgrade.

  • Reviews website
  • Online shop
  • File sharing website
  • Forum community
  • Games arcade
  • Blog
  • Online tools

Most of these hosts can handle a fair few hundred and a lot more visitors at any one time.

 

For further support in building your £5 business visit our forum.

Written by OIiver

Oliver is a 20 year old web-enthusiast and entrepreneur from the UK. He enjoys Marketing, SEO, Technology and Business.