In short, the answer to this question is no, at least not long term. The old adage, “You get what you pay for” is very true when it comes to web hosting. Free web hosting services like GeoCities are great for setting up a family website, or getting the hang of making your own pages online. But the free services often come at an “unadvertised” cost that you shouldn’t be paying as a business owner: advertising other people’s stuff. Most free services make their money by advertising on YOUR website. In exchange for providing you with space (often very little), you agree to let the company advertise on your site without paying you. Since you are in business, the only advertising you should have on your site should be ads that pay you. Also, with many of the free website services, their site building templates can be very confusing. But more importantly, when you try to transfer your website to another host later, you’ll usually find complications. When your business is growing, the last thing you want to worry about is complications with your website. The reality is, if you want to make a living online, you need to invest in the core infrastructure of an online business. And the two things you really must invest in are a web hosting company and an autoresponder service (such as Aweber – more on that in a future report!). You can get both web hosting AND a reliable autoresponder (two fundamental services) together for under $30/month – a small price to pay to build a profitable business.