Best cheap way to Create a website
Stami subscriber Posts: 6
edited November 2014 in Business Planning
I am thinking about creating a consulting website and would like information on the best way to about this. Should I hire a consultant, buy firefox and learn the software, or find a cheap webcreator online? My idea is to create a website and test the market to see if this service will work. Has anyone done test market websites or test companies?
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building a website isn`t easy nor should it be painstakingly difficult. Some have advised you to learn how to design a website but that will distract you from managing your business / project.
I have dealt with designers from India, and, (only from my experience), designs are below par, lots of communications problem and they don`t really do much research on the concept you have in mind.
I suggest you get someone who knows how to bring out the best of your business through the website.
I think of only two things when I want to help a business start. Their logo and the website.
Reason being is that the logo, is actually the most valuable asset (to me). It sticks to your newsletter and every other media. (Remember Mr Happy Crack) and the website. A website is your 24/7 business card. It tells people about you whenever and wherever they are. Plus in the world of web 2.0, audience are more impatient (you blab too much , they leave) and they are accustomed to be able to `accomplish something` from your website.
hope that helps
I am a web designer and consultant and teach web publishing. The point
of any site is to build your business. It should be attractive to your
target customer for the right reason: it has substance over style
period.If you can find a hosting / template provider that completely suits YOUR business then go that route. If your consulting business is about how expert you are in X then I would look at a blog.A blog:- has MANY templates (themes) available (can be customized when you get to apoint to do that.- is dead simple to startup (10 mins or less) blogger, blogspot, wordpress- is VERY search engine friendly - frequent content change makes it attractive to search engines- has many add ons (plugins and widgets) for things like email subscriptions, contact forms, item sales (Amazon, etc.) translation, etc.If your site is about you doing business and less about promoting your
"brand" then I think a blog is the way to go. Its fast, simple and
powerful - with almost no web design experience necessary.No matter which direction you choose be aware that the only way for a site to be valuable to your business is frequent updating and maintenance. Both should be simple as possible. Web sites are more like a magazine or newspaper than a billboard. Be willing to invest the proper amount of time.Hope that helps!
dude, your site, needs a lot of work, the information is clutterred. nevermind the layout, a side navigation bar and an image header on top is already good. Its just the content area. why not try opening a magazine. like national geographic, glamour and stuff. mimic their layout (for text) and try other fonts like arial, georgia or verdana.
regarding Stami`s biz plan, I agree with Terrence and Steve because I think a blog is a more personal approach that fits the one-on-one relationship but what would he blog about? about clients (i dont think so) or about job temperament? what job/post/description best suits you (the reader)?
My main big problem......being currently imployed in the industry. I unfortunately need the cash flow of my current job. I was thinking of talking with them about my situation, but that could go the wrong way.
I guess this is what this whole idea of entreprenuership is all about, finding a need, planning, and then taking the leap.....
No need to hire a consultant to create a website. Today there are several online sources where you can find some great articles to create a website in any format. Recent while surfing online I came across a good tutorial at simplewebsitetutorials.com where they have many more articles that gives the detailed description of creating a website. Pay them a visit, they definitely provide you detailed information regarding website and all your queries as well.