mobile-upgrade

Free Jewelry Website

Free jewelry website, with free jewelry website templates: too good to be true?  Depends on how much control you want over your jewelry branding image.

Free websites come with a hidden cost, and for most free website hosting providers, that means:

Disadvantages:

  • No control over what advertising is displayed on your free site.
  • You don’t make any income from said advertisements.
  • You don’t get your own domain name, so you don’t look as professional.
  • Limited storage space for images and files.
  • Limited bandwidth allotment.
  • You don’t own the content.

Advantages:

  • No startup costs.
  • No monthly fees.
  • Try before you buy: try out different templates, layouts, and companies before you commit to a website hosting plan.
  • No penalty for cancellation, you just have to start over at the next company.

Best Free Website Hosting Deals

The two best free jewelry website hosting companies are Wix.com and Webs.com.  Both have super professional looking website templates you can customize to your needs. 

The only difference between the two hosting companies is that one offers free flash templates, and the other offers free HTML templates.

Free Jewelry Website Templates & Hosting

Webs.com offers free hosting and the use of their extensive HTML templates (over 300 customizable designs) for creating your own website.  You can upload your own logo, adjust colors and text sizes on their templates.

If you opt for one of their paid packages starting at $3.75 per month, you get more:

  • Shopping Cart for E commerce (number of cart items depends on your package).
  • Etsy store integration
  • Google Adwords advertising credit
  • Facebook Ads advertising credit
  • Free domain name for Enhanced and Pro Annual accounts
  • Your own email address @yourdomain.com
  • Integrated Blog or Forum
  • Integrated Social Media Tools
  • More templates to choose from
  • Ad Free

The only thing you have to watch with your account on Webs.com is how much storage space you get per month, and how much bandwidth you can use per month.

Redesign_468x60

Free Flash Templates and Hosting

Wix.com offers free flash based websites that are fully and easily customizable.  You don’t get your own domain name with a free account, but you do get to play with all the tools and customization options that paid accounts get.

This is a really great way to try out different layouts to see what works best for your business.  While there aren’t any specific jewelry website templates available, there are several artist portfolio website templates that should work nicely.

The best part is, if you find their services to be a good match for your company, you can upgrade to a premium account at anytime, for as little as $4.95 per month. 

That’s actually what you would pay for normal website hosting per month, but with Wix, you get free customizable Flash templates to use!

Another advantage is that they have an entire suite of website analytics tools built into their service, so you can get into tracking your visitors right away or start an advertising campaign with google.

Disadvantages of Wix hosting plans are:

  • Each monthly plan has a different storage allotment and bandwidth (traffic) allotment.  Make sure you pick the right package for your business, and check to see what extra bandwidth costs in case you need to go over.

  • Currently, they do not host email with paid accounts, so you can’t get a mail account such as yourname@yoursite.com.  They explain this on their website in detail.

Good luck choosing your free hosted website! As you have probably already realized, there really is no such thing as a free lunch….

Free Website

Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.