For many years, I offered inexpensive web site hosting for folks who needed homes for their do-it-yourself, independent creative endeavors. I hosted dozens of sites by artists, writers, musicians and craftspeople. In 2007, what with the pressures and looooong commute associated with my day job, I announced that I would no longer be accepting new clients and that, after a suitable buffer time, the service would be shuttered.
Little did I know that the very month I completely shut down my web hosting service… I was laid off from my day job. No more pressure (well, from that source, anyway) and no more long commute. A sudden surplus of time and a deficit of income… hmmm.
Web Hosting Returns
So I’ve brought back inexpensive web hosting for DIY, independent creative endeavors back. If you are an independent creative person with DIY leanings, I’d like to help you make a home on the web for your endeavors.
All the information on the the three packages I’m offering is on the Web Hosting page of this site. Packages are as inexpensive as $4.17 per month when you subscribe at the yearly rate.
But Matt, you say, there are lots of places I can get inexpensive web hosting. Why should I deal with you? You’re just one guy.
Well… that’s why. When you subscribe to web hosting at the yearly level, you also get my services at 75% off my normal rates as long as your account is in good standing. Pay by the year, and this “one guy” is included in the deal!
This gives you a chance to not only have a place for your artistic “stuff,” but a deep discount on a guy who can help you in a number of ways, like…
- Story consultation and editing
- Social media advice, outreach and promotion
- WordPress installation and template customization
- Podcasting consultation, production and editing
- Voice over and voice acting
Why Put A Discount On Myself?
Why would I offer myself as a “value add” on web hosting?
I think it makes sense. I need a consistent and repeating source of income over the long term: that’s the web hosting. I also need clients to build my burgeoning freelance business now that I have no regular job. Also — and not the least part of this equation — I have always been an advocate for the DIY ethic, and this lets me take an active role helping DIY, independent creative people.
No resource is unlimited; this offer is no different. Depending on the number of and type of hosting packages people order, I can only offer 30 – 50 packages total. Not to get all infomercial on you, but supplies are limited, so act quickly!