Yesterday while on facebook, my cousin posted her blog. She was talking about wanting fans. So I decided to go check it out and see what it was all about. When I got there she had a ton of pictures on the blog posts so it made it really hard to load the page.
I went a head and posted to her she might want to do a flickr stream, because the page loading was slow and sluggish. She said she was confused and asked if I would help her. I love helping others when it comes to blog things. I know I am not the best, but I can lead people in the right direction.
I asked who she got her domain from, she told me and I asked what she had paid… $300 WTF!!! She was telling me it was for life and she had the deed to it. I asked if I would see the deed, I was dumbfounded I never heard of no such thing.
Is it just me or am I reading this “deed” wrong. My understanding of this is, basically you are renting this name, and if you want to sell the name you then this company gets 33%. So if you was to build this up to a very nice and get wow traffic then decided you no longer wanted it and wanted to sell it, and lets say you sold it for 100 then this company would get 33. If you also read in there if you leave it inactive they ge the name back. WTF So I asked my cousin what all she got for 300 she said what you see… I see a domain hosted on a free wordpress blog… again WTF. Also did you noticed they never signed that deed?
Buyer Beware PLEASE beware of a company called websites4america.com. The 4 in their url should have put up the big red caution flags. This company is leading people to believe they will make big money blogging with ads placed on their site. If you go to their site it is not very professional and they have no prices.
When a company states you will make a large amount of money from just blogging please tread lightly. Making money on your blog will not happen over night. It takes time and a lot of hard work. If is sounds to good to be true it usually is.
Here is another report of scam from this company.