I am interested in building an internet site and maybe an e-commerce site. A friend advised me that for $100, I can get web hosting for a year. The advantage of this is that it is completely my site and will have a .com internet address (URL) which makes a normal impression on future customers. It is probably a good investment.
However, I just found a directory site that has information about building free sites, with free hosting, apps, etc. It is very tempting to use these free sites and maybe it would be worthwhile to start with this in order to get experience. It would sure help out to save the $100 because I am starting my business on a shoestring.