You've probably heard the common question, "If you were stranded on a desert island, what's the one thing you couldn't live without?"
Well, since we're talking about free websites, here's my question for you: What's the one most important thing you should pay for if you are making a website for free?
The answer: If you could only pay for one thing, you should buy a domain name for your business.
Sure, if you are paying for something it may seem like it defeats the purpose of a free website. But if you are using a free website as it should be used (as a stepping stone towards a professional website) you will definitely want to prepare for the future by securing your domain name now.
It's very important to have plus there are a lot of benefits to owning one. Here's why...
A domain name — the URL (www.YourBusinessName.com) you choose as your website's address — is very important to have. It's something that will stick with you for the life span of your business.
The best thing about it is that it's not expensive to own one at all.
Owning one is like having a piece of real estate on the Internet. Once your domain name is bought, it starts to age and as it ages its value grows in the eyes of search engines.
Other advantages include:
Don't drag your feet! One of the worst things you can do is prolong making a a decision about buying a domain name. That's because if your desired name is taken you either have to:
You don't really want to be left with either of those two options do you?
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