Originally Posted by Zagor
Well, people gotta start somewhere, and $10 is adorably average, but there are many steps before you get into the eCommerce stuff, so your point nevertheless stands.
One of the steps people overlook is that if they're starting a business, they SHOULD (i use must, but many people use should) have a business plan. With a business plan you can outline the success of your business and make strives toward it. Anyone who tries to "launch" a business and has a monthly budget of $100 or less really should not be launching a business.
I personally believe that $1,000 or more should be allocated within the first few days to launch a business. Now if you're planning the "build it and they will come" method, then sure, get FREE hosting for that matter, you're not taking business seriously.
I know a lot of people won't like that I put it in plain text like that, but the fact of the matter is, if you're in business, $10/month hosting will not cut it and your budget should be a lot higher by the time you take into account your business licences, software, hosting, credit card processing, telephone, internet connection, and everythign else that comes with it. To operate in any other capacity, in my opinion, is a hobby.
eCommerce is business and needs to be treated and approached as such.