The Real Cost of a Home Office

By Yvette Romero - 2012-02-09T15:31:59Z

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Running a business without a website is unimaginable these days. "A website gives you credibility," says Kanarek. "Without it, it would also be hard for customers to reach you." All you need is a simple page describing your business, which often can be free. Later, you can hire a designer to develop a more robust site.

$96: Website hosting $8/month --
$29: Domain name for website for first year --
$0: Create a free one-page site announcing your business -- Many providers such as

Running Tally: $8,403