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personaltrainer1's Avatar, Join Date: May 2007
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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...
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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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.
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personaltrainer1's Avatar, Join Date: May 2007
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how much $$ is reasonable?

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

as i could be making $$ consulting clients right now....
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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It all depends on what you need. Its nothing like website will cost some $$. A plain html page will be some $ and a good CMs may end up having $$$$
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ReggaetonKing's Avatar, Join Date: Jun 2007
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Why exactly are you trying to build a website? Knowing that, I would tell you some solutions.
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personaltrainer1's Avatar, Join Date: May 2007
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i want to do a consulting service, where clients can call me worldwide for fitness training and health related info.
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codingpad's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2007
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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.
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Hi Personaltrainer

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Hope its helpful to you all.

Please check it out & reply me your suggestions.

[wilkin]
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shabbir's Avatar, Join Date: Jul 2004
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wilkin, if you continue to spam the forum your account may just get banned.
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wilkin's Avatar
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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.

Thanks
[wilkin]