Advice and Tips to save you a lot of money
R99 for 10mb space and 100mb bandwidth is almost 10 x more expensive than R105 for 100mb space and 1000mb bandwidth but yet most people would choose the R6 cheaper option
and the same also apply for other resources such as e-mail, databases and many other things that cleverly force clients to pay more and more while some other companies like us offer more than enough resources as standard.
There is no such thing as "unlimited" and it's just plain marketing gimmicks to fool potential clients so do you think it's wise to trust a company that use all the tools and marketing tricks they can use to fool their clients?
Instead, your focus should be on web hosts who offer good support, uptime stats, and other features and regard their clients as valuable customers and not idiots.
Programs and Scripts
There are ten thousands of free or low cost programs or scripts available on the internet that allow you to create a fully functional e-commerce website within seconds
for free and it's a fact that many of them are far better that even very expensive commercial systems. The Linux operating system of this server is for example free and used in 75% +
of servers worldwide, compared to a commercial operating system that cost R10 000+ for each server.
There are even more website templates available and this website layout cost only $17 compared to several thousands rands if it was designed from scratch. There are for example
hundreds of free of low cost (a few hundred rand) templates available for above mentioned free e-commerce system but a specific company build templates for the system and then sell it together for R5995.
(with precise the same fucntions and everything as the free e-commerce system)
Fraud and Scams
ALWAYS check the domain name in the URL and if it don't seems like a legimate domain name linked to the same business it's better to ignore it. The same apply for email addresses and even while there is businesses that use free email addresses or websites such as gmail, telkomsa.net, hotmail etc, it don't say a lot about such business that don't even have enought confidence in their own business to register a domain name and to host it and with so many scams it's plain common sens to be carefull for domain names what have NOTHING to do with a specific business. Any baboon can register firstname.lastname@example.org and create a scam website with http:// standardbank.weofferfreewebsites.com
The same way as that spam makes our lifes miserable the same started to happen with facebook marketing where groups are bombarded with ADS that is nothing more than
facebook spamming. Always make sure that you only use a registered company that (same apply for email marketing) have a reputation to protect and also check the groups to which your ad will be posted
as it don't help if someone post to 3000 groups but the majority is obscure and oversea groups.
Work from Home
There are plenty of honest and good work from home or related opportunities but stay away from anything that require you to "pay first" first for something or that you have to get other members in order to earn money.