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Discussion in 'Digital Marketing' started by ClippersLC, Aug 7, 2005.

  1. ClippersLC

    ClippersLC LawnSite Member
    Posts: 130

    I know its been asked before. But how do you create a website? Who do you have to hire? how much does it Cost? Where the heck do i begin? Thanks in advance :help: payup
     
  2. HisMoney

    HisMoney LawnSite Member
    Posts: 11

    Clippers,

    I got my website through Global Domains International.
    For $10.00 month (You get a 7 day free trial) you get your own domain name
    ex. www.yourname.ws and you get 10 emails with it ex. contactme@yourname.ws.

    They host it for you. You can build your site with their templates, which is what I am doing. I found this to be the east way for now. Or you can upload your site to your domain.

    Go to www.website.ws/roadtoriches for more info.

    Hope that helps :waving:
     
  3. LawnScapers of Dayton

    LawnScapers of Dayton LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Dayton, OH
    Posts: 2,574

    Yahoo, $11.95 a month....built it myself. Nothing overly flashy.....just informative.

    Derek
     
  4. tonygreek

    tonygreek LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,480

    if you go with a non-.com domain name, you've already started off on the wrong marketing foot. there should really be no scenario in which you should stray from the .com names, and the .net extension should be a last resort.

    nothing worse than trying to tell a potential customer that they should check out your site at whatever.tv or some such. the first response will be ".what ?" and then the likely attempt to visit will be met with failure due to their reflexive action to type .com on the end. it's more than likely going to be your only 24/365 marketing tool so there's really no reason to start your 'net marketing off in the hole.
     
  5. MrFangs

    MrFangs LawnSite Member
    from Zone 8
    Posts: 119

    Tonygreek is correct.

    Things to avoid:
    -Anything but a .com name
    -Never a "slash" name (Example: www.freewebs.com/yourname)
    -Long names (Example: www.JoeSmoesLawnMaintenance.Com)

    Making a website is pretty easy. Search the internet for "HTML HELP" and costumize a Gopher template. :)
     
  6. Team Gopher

    Team Gopher LawnSite Platinum Member
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    We have around ten free web templates you can download and use. Feel free to use any of them and let us know how they work for you.

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