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Discussion in 'Web Development' started by personaltrainer1, May 30, 2007.

  1. personaltrainer1

    personaltrainer1 New Member

    i really need some advice on creating a website. i'm not sure if i should do it myself or pay someone...

    are there scams to look out for? i'm not at all sure how to go about this...i need 2 sites....

    possibly complicated.....

    any advice would be fabulous...
  2. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    You have 2 options.

    1. If you have the time and think you can make a pro website you should do it.
    2. If you think the time you have would invest somewhere else like promoting the site you should go for someone to do the job for you but remember don't go for cheap solution as that will not help in the long run.
  3. personaltrainer1

    personaltrainer1 New Member

    how much $$ is reasonable?

    i really just want to get something started and add to it as i go....

    as i could be making $$ consulting clients right now....
  4. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    It all depends on what you need. Its nothing like website will cost some $$. A plain html page will be some $ and a good CMs may end up having $$$$
  5. ReggaetonKing

    ReggaetonKing New Member

    Why exactly are you trying to build a website? Knowing that, I would tell you some solutions.
  6. personaltrainer1

    personaltrainer1 New Member

    i want to do a consulting service, where clients can call me worldwide for fitness training and health related info.
  7. codingpad

    codingpad New Member

    One option is to use a simple CMS to create it. Many CMSs are complicated and need some time and coding skills before you can get something up, but some are simple and straightforward, and you just need to tweak a few settings. If you need anything changed in the code, you can hire a freelance PHP programmer to make the edits for you, which would cost significantly less than having someone build the site from scratch for you. The best simple CMS in my opinion is Website Baker. I had a site up and running in under an hour.

    If you are marketing will primarily be online then you'll need SEO to optimize the site for search engines. You can learn SEO or hire someone to do it for you. If you decide to build for yourself then forums like this are a great place to get guidance and help as you go.

    So there are many parameters to deciding whether to hire or to do it yourself. As for your question on scams, yes there are scammers everywhere in every profession. So you need to find someone who at least has a client base and you can get testimonials.

    Hope this helps.
  8. wilkin

    wilkin Banned

    This isn't too costly

    Hi Personaltrainer

    Do you know about services provided by <<Spammy link removed>> I will recommend it to you becuase of their cheap and good quality services.

    Hope its helpful to you all.

    Please check it out & reply me your suggestions.

  9. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    wilkin, if you continue to spam the forum your account may just get banned.
  10. wilkin

    wilkin Banned

    Ok Ok Ok Shabbir :(

    Firsly I apologies for my post which you considered as spam, I think you do not like other people's suggestions to visitors rather than your's suggestions.

    Let me know how to delete my own posts from forums.

  11. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    If you think every person looking for something can find a solution at your email collecting site then its always un-acceptable.

    I have edited your posts and you cannot delete them.
  12. shabbir

    shabbir Administrator Staff Member

    wilkin, your account just got banned.

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