Lenny2 - 7:12 am on Jun 27, 2011 (gmt 0)
@SevenCubed, Here is how you compete with Google's free website building:
Offer free web site development, here are the main conditions:
1. Link back to your site, "web developer Canada"
2. You're Google ads placed on their site indefinitely... unless they pay $X amount to get the ads taken down. (it's to pay for your work!)
3. When the site is done, nickel and dime them to complete the "after-market-add-ons" ie. draw them in with the free offer and then get 'em on the "extras".
You'll be living lean for the first few years... but, soon you'll have lots of advertising dollars coming in, month over month and you'll not have to work anymore!
Make sure you have a rock solid contract so you don't do all the work and then get screwed in the back end of the deal!
Best of luck!