Originally Posted by youhosting
Start providing free web hosting service - you will have tons of clients
Plus you can offer paid upgrades, put ads and earn money from it, etc.
Having a ton of clients and having a successful business are two very different things.
Personally, I'd take 1 paid client over 100 free client! Having multiple clients means more support tickets etc, and if it's all free, where does the support staff get paid from?
Free hosting gets a bad rap, but for good reason. Many shops are operated by kids, they're fly-by-night operations, and/or don't provide the support clients really want to receive.
For someone who is looking for clients, and then to essentially say 'give it all away for free' - it just doesn't make sense.