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Old 05-02-2012, 10:08 PM   #21
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It all depends on what you want it to do for you. Having nothing is better than having a bad site. It needs to communicate who you are, what you do and what you have done. It needs to give them a reason to call you. That information is up to you.

A wordpress site is probably the best route for a first site. They are super easy to update and maintain.

A starter site, built by a professional service is going to run from $500-$1500. You will also need to really think about your SEO budget and how you want to rank on search engines. There are several ways to create traffic. You will need to do a lot of reading and educating yourself or all the money in the world thrown in the wrong direction will do you more harm than good.

No offense Rob.....I do not like your site/blog.
The "blog" look seems cheap to me.....coupled with the DIY advice that is all over the place....
from choosing a contractor/roofer[9/19/11]
to tools [7/20/11]
to storage space [2/7/11]
...etc.
The entries are random in both topic and timing...I don't get it.

...and I still have no clue what your trade/profession is ....or even how to contact you to ask just what it is that you do ~ no email or tele info.
You also seem to have NO followers.
Whats the point?

I think you threw your money away....I could be wrong....and it may actually work for you....but that is definitely not the look I want for my business.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:09 PM   #22
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I used go daddy they have a package that was super cheap cant remember but I think it was $500 and that included design of the site
I know some folks that have used GoDaddy.....one crazy bastard from California in particular.

No site in your signature?
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www.GeekSpecialties.com

No upfront, design and maintenance at a very reasonable monthly rate, positive results. Domain name(s) not included.

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  1. I hired a company to code it, but I designed it. It was not cheap to do, but in 2011 alone it was responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales.
  2. Thanks
  3. Please don't steal my words. There's enough people copying my site almost verbatim already.
  4. Seriously...Yes I did...
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That is a lot of work.....and it appears to have been worth it ~ in both time and dollars.

I do not believe I need as much bandwidth as you....but additional bandwidth can always be purchased as needed.


I won't steal anything from you....I might SAY I would....but I never actually would...that would be wrong ~ seeing someone get all wound up over it...now that's just good fun
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There is NO WAY I can possibly attach a website to this screen name.....LMAO
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www.GeekSpecialties.com

No upfront, design and maintenance at a very reasonable monthly rate, positive results. Domain name(s) not included.

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Another nicely done site.

Pictures, testimonials, personal info/history, contact info....etc.


What does "reasonable" actually mean?
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Another nicely done site.

Pictures, testimonials, personal info/history, contact info....etc.


What does "reasonable" actually mean?
Reasonable means I won't quote prices for the guy, but I'm very happy with the cost vs. result. It is considerably less than some of the numbers I've seen in this thread.

He's been after me to freshen it up lately so I guess we're due for some changes.

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You can find really good website designers from Craigslist. Don't spend more than $500, period.

Make sure you OWN the domain, register it yourself.

They pay for the hosting yourself. Make sure you copy/backup your sites, just like you would a hard drive.

I own several HUNDRED websites for my business. Almost all are clones with different domains. My website guy can knock out 7 sites per hour, lol.

But the initial site took me about 6 years to build and it's still a work in progress.
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There are so many low budget alternatives now to getting a website up and running. The costs have really come down in recent years, both in terms of custom web development and more basic website design. There are alot of affordable options out there. And I think hosting with a company like Godaddy, and hostgator shouldnt run you more than $ 75- $ 100 /year.

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