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I always say that a bad website is worse than no website1 of 1 people found this helpful
A bad website can always be updated, modified and improved.
When your potential client has questions, or simply wants to "google" you to verify your existence, reputation, or even get a feel for your business, if there is no website - what message that say about your company?
Increasingly today, potential clients, and business partners expect to find information about your business online.
Get started, start simple, and improve the website continually.
Many of my clients start with Microsoft Office Small Business Live (free and user friendly) and then as the business improves, and grows... so do they! That may mean moving to another provider, or enhancing the existing site.
Growth is a good problem to have!
Why not try out the free version of Microsoft Small Business Live? This way you will get a feel for how to select and edit website templates, upload pictures, and so forth. You can always upgrade to a subscribed account without losing anything you've worked on. I can't remember how the domain name (which you will want) works. I also can't remember what it costs.
With Yahoo, a basic plan, which includes your own registered domain name, is $12.95 per month if you pay monthly. They have better rates if you pay every 3, 6, or 12 months.
I use Yahoo Small Business. I like the "add-ons" that can be purchased at a later date, such as their Ecommerce (incorporating a shopping cart) webhosting plan.
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Thanks for your input, I will check into using Microsoft Small Business Live.
You can also have a professional one designed now and just enhance it down the road. There are some low cost providers that will work with you. This way you might avoid some fees such as Additional Storage, Additional users, Domain name re-registration.
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Many hosting companies provide templates that make it easy for you to design your own website. I just recommend that you consider your skill level and time involved to complete the site. Give it a try and then decide if the site really shows who you are and how you want to be represented.
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Congratulations on you business.
If yahoo charge $12 a month you might as well have one professionally designed, we would charge $200 for a 5 page website and that is including hosting and your own register domain name with no monthly costs. You can visit our website at www.xenondesign.co.uk
What is your e-mail? I was going to send you an e-mail but I couldn't find any in your website. We talked about an e-commerce/online store website in another thread.
sorry i didn't see this my email is email@example.com
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We started a small business three years ago and one of the smartest things we did was to pay for our webiste to be designed for us. It was one less thing to worry about and we could make all the changes we wanted once it was up and running. When you are starting out in business you have so much to stay on top of that you can let things slip. Your very important web site is one you should not let slip.
If your goal is to eventually have the site done professionally, then I would suggest going directly to this point. Most of these basic "build your own website in minutes" are just giving users a set of pre-fab templates to choose from...and let's face it, how many real businesses utilize pre-fab templates that any user can download for their own site or personal blog? None of course. Since you are going into event planning, I would suggest finding a web development firm that you are comfortable working with and can establish a long term relationship with as I would assume you will eventually be requiring a lot more than just a basic web site (such as programming, marketing, strategy, etc) That being said, I would also be wary of solicitations for web sites costing $200.
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If you are interesting forward for a professional and good looking website because look matter in case of website so you need to go with an professional website designing company or with those who works as freelancer.
These tools helps you to build the website but not satisfy your need such as design, functionality and other features that you want.
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Why dont you buy a domain from godaddy.com thye sell domains at $7.49 /yr and you can get hosting from them or from http://www.powerhuntersonline.com for $5/month for hosting on a shared server . You can use a free theme from wordpress.com for your site. If you have no knowledge of how to design then wordpress is the way to go for designing your site. You can ask powerhuntersonline.com for free designs for your site and they will provide them to you as well.
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I've created my company's website for years using Microsoft software (first FrontPage, later Web Expressions, as FrontPage was discontinued.) FrontPage was a little easier to use, but Web Expressions isn't too difficult to master. This has enabled me to create my own website (www.cutcomp.com) and readily change and update it over the years. It takes a little work and effort, but I like doing the work and it has enabled me to do a lot of search engine optimization myself. Our website comes up very well on Google and other search engines for important search terms, and over the years our website has generated a lot of business for us.
So we basically pay our domain name registration fees, and then $20 bucks a month for someone to host the website, and then we have done all the website construction ourselves. I like this approach myself, but I don't know if this approach would work for everyone.
Well for me because im from the uk i can offer it for $200 because the exchange rate is very good for people from america buying abroad
I wouldn't advice you to go for Office Live as I have seen others do. Office Live has a good program but their servers will load forever. editing you pages and adding features to them will be an endless nightmare for you. This will surely and truly cost you time and money at the end of the day and you will loose customers. otherwise,get good web hsoting with full customer support features from Companies like MS Technologies (http://www.mstechno.co.cc).This could could help you strike a goldmine sooner than latter.
Pay them a visit if you really want to start and move on really fast.
I wish you success
My experience with those sites is limited. What I can tell you is that they are "cookie cutter" sites. They function very well and I believe the tools are very easy to use. However, they don't take the place of a custom designed site. I currently design sites on a consultant basis. I offer full hosting including email with one of the best hosting companies in the market. If you would like to discuss your needs for the site, please let me know. My rates are very budget conscious. I have experience working start-ups, so I understand the constraint. We can easily put up a very professional site for a modest cost and then enhance it over time. If you would like to discuss further, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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You can certainly create your own Small Business website. It's not difficult. But you need to know what you're doing. Many design templates are available that make it easy. Of course this doesn't give you a unique branded site that best represents your business, but it's cheap and easy and, with the right template, it will look professional.
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Well i would hire someone. Sooner or later you will be trying to get ranked. And too many times have i goten calls from people who go on godaddy or yahoo website builders and they can not SEO there website. So be weary of that. I like to say. If you want a piece of art they you go buy one. If your not an artist why would you try to paint a work of art?
If you need any help with your web site please contact me, directly (email@example.com) i can help you get it done professionally and quickly and teach you how to support it in the future.
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I would use YAHOO because they have an unlimited badwith plan aroud $10 per month if you pay 3 months at a time and thei sitwbuilder software is easy, they have mechant solutions also.
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I am starting an events/wedding planning business. I had my logo designed and now I would like to create a website, but I would like to try doing it myself. I thought about using Microsoft Small Business Live, or Yahoo Small Business, but I am not sure which is better. Has anyone used either of them, or some other vendor for website creating and hosting? If so, how was the experience? I'm not familiar with any of the web development tools, so the product has to be easy, and very user friendly. My goal is to have it done professionally after I get my business up and running.