I looked at going with Office Live free addition. I even started the registration process. I went all the way through to the last page where they asked for your credit card information. I contacted Microsoft and asked why they needed credit card information for a free service. I was told that Microsoft intents to start charging for the free service once they get enough people signed up. Anybody that doesn’t want to pay for the free service will have to take there website elsewhere.
I canceled my registration and went with Yahoo Small Business. It’s not the best site, but it has a lot of good features for beginners. It also allows you to expand by adding other features as your business and web presence grows, including SEO features. I pay around $12.00 per month plus a yearly domain name fee. Yahoo also works with Mac or Windows and has free software to do a basic web site.
Good replies, all.
Nikole, does Typepad allow you to upload video to your site? She wants to have one small video (2 minutes) that just showcases what she is trying to provide. People can either view the video on the site or download it for their viewing pleasure.