Check for a Discount
For years, I've built a number of websites. It is a key part of my life as a writer. I recommend others learn to create and maintain their websites. I launch a site for many different reasons:
- To give away free Ebooks. Straight Talk Editor is one example.
- To sell a specific product such as The 31 Day Guide to Blogging for Bucks.
- To hold a teleseminar such as Ask Jerry Jenkins. After the event, I turn it into an evergreen site with on-going promotion.
- To have an easy way to tell people about my blog on The Writing Life.
These examples are only a few of the reasons I purchase different websites.
I organize my websites through Go Daddy. While year after year, the price has increased on the annual fee for websites, you can take one simple step to lower the cost. Some writers have told me they have paid $50 or more for a single year at a website. That is a rip-off and something you should not do.
When you reach the final confirmation page on Go Daddy right before you purchase the product, the shopping cart gives you the opportunity to enter a coupon for a discount.
Before I finalize the purchase, I always look for a coupon. Open a separate window or tab on your browser. At Google, search for “Go Daddy coupon” and you will quickly find a number of possible sites. You may have to try several different coupons before you find one that works (i.e. lowers your final price).
I take this simple action whether I am renewing one of my websites or purchasing a new website. I always look for a discount coupon code.
Last night I purchased a new domain. On one website I found the code “flowers” with the words “$1.67 domain.” I tried it and my price changed from $12.99 to $1.67.
It was an unusual bargain. Will it work for you? I don't know since these coupons are constantly changing. If you need a website, I would try it. If it doesn't work, then still take this additional step of looking for a discount coupon.