Apr 27 2009
If the Internet didn’t create the home office, it certainly empowered it. You won’t want to miss this bunch of freebies that will give your spare bedroom the efficiency of a corporate office. Well, almost…
Thought you’d have to out up with ad banners to get free hosting? Meet Host Department. They provide 10 megabytes of space, FTP access, an online file management system and no pop-ups or banner advertisements. They do place a small Â© linking to their homepage. Host Department also offers inexpensive paid hosting with a slew of features.
To front your Internet Business you will need a fax number. For nothing, eFax will assign you a non-local fax number and email your faxes to you. You will need to download special offline viewer (yes, that have one for OS X). For dollars a month you can have a local number as well as send capability.
Now that you have a web site and a fax number, let the world know. Visit VistaPrint and get a pack of free color business cards. I haven’t tried these out, so I can’t say anything about their quality.
Your bottom line is payment. With PayPal you can send and receive payments through email at no cost. Upgrade you account (for free) and accept credit cards payments right from your web page (with a 3% transaction fee). Fully integrated with your checking account, and with free ATM and credit cards, PayPal is the way to move money online.
Brian’s word on free services: Many of these providers offer stripped down versions of their services for free in order to promote their pay services. As you use these great free services and are successful, show your support for this business model by upgrading to these venders’ paid services. And long live free on the web!
Go get ‘em,