Coupon Resources with Entrepreneurs in Mind
You are likely an entrepreneur because you like money. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
The only problem? When you’re first starting out, you are likely scraping pennies together to keep your business going.
But there are ways to help you cut costs when you are first starting out. If you have a website, for example, you can save 80-90% off your domain name (your website’s address), website hosting and e-commerce software.
For Domain Registrars, there are thousands of options: Godaddy, Name.com, Namecheap, and almost every major web host (i.e. Dreamhost, Hostgator). Which one should you choose? Well…it really doesn’t matter. You can register your domain with one company, and then host your website somewhere else. All these domain registrars do is register your domain with iCANN. You can’t do it yourself, since only licensed domain registrars can do it.
The one domain registrar I tend to go with is Godaddy. Here’s why: while you can get coupon codes from any domain registrar for the first year, Godaddy is the only one I know of that will offer renewal promo codes for future years. There’s one promo code I know of that will give you a 1.99 .COM domain.
As Canadians, you don’t need to register with a specifically Canadian domain registrar like Hostpapa or Greengeeks. However if you want to register a .CA domain name, you need to supply a Canadian mailing address. This is done to protect .CA domain names from being bought up by foreign companies/individuals.
For website hosting, you can stick with Godaddy, or go with other hosting-centric companies like Dreamhost, Bluehost, or Hostgator. Personally, we have tried and liked Fatcow, Dreamhost, and Godaddy for our personal websites.
If you have a website, you have probably come across the money pit that is stock photography. Stock photos are nice and dress up your website, but boy are they expensive. Even the ‘microstock‘ photo companies charge you an arm and a leg to use their photos. You can save quite a bit of money by using royalty free stock photos here. There are also coupons available to take the sting out of it as well.