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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #90 on: July 02, 2014, 07:24:32 AM »

Surprised to see no one mention weebly.com That's where I built mine
I used weebly for a shul website that I built... Great for a basic website and has a very easy user interface!
Better/easier than wix?

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #91 on: July 02, 2014, 09:39:40 AM »
If I'd rather run my own website and not use amazon, would someone be so kind as to estimate my costs? Everyone's saying around 5k, what does that include? Would I needa hire an IT and someone else to do graphics? Is that a one time expense or continual? Also what type of security would I need to secure payments and cc info, and how much would that cost?
Its 2014. You can build a beautiful website for significantly less than $5K. I'd say your upfront costs can be as little as $1K. (Of course, they can also be as high as $100K, but it doesn't sound like you're looking for any sort of enterprise solution.)Its impossible to determine what your monthly costs will be without knowing more about your business.

I always recommend Volusion for people starting out in ecommerce. Plans start as low as $15/month, and a 3 year old and an 83 year old can both figure out the Volusion backend. Typically, the easier a platform is to use, the more limitations you run into, but the abilities of Volusion are actually quite vast. You can do everything with Volusion from hosting to credit card processing to site design to marketing.

I currently use Magento Enterprise for my site, and it is not worth the money, at all.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #92 on: July 02, 2014, 09:50:10 AM »
If you have your own e-commerce site, is there a rule that you have to charge more than you charge on Ebay?
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #93 on: July 02, 2014, 05:51:28 PM »
If you have your own e-commerce site, is there a rule that you have to charge more than you charge on Ebay?
You'll already be making money by avoiding the eBay selling fees

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #94 on: July 02, 2014, 08:51:14 PM »
You'll already be making money by avoiding the eBay selling fees
You didn't answer the question. His question was, some sites require you to list your items for less than what it's listed for on your own site, and is eBay one of those.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #95 on: July 02, 2014, 08:53:21 PM »
You didn't answer the question. His question was, some sites require you to list your items for less than what it's listed for on your own site, and is eBay one of those.
Only if you sell both on ebay and on your own site...
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #96 on: July 02, 2014, 09:50:26 PM »
When somebody thanks you for a favor you've done, respond "my pleasure", not "no problem".

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #97 on: July 03, 2014, 07:16:46 AM »
Only if you sell both on ebay and on your own site...
How would eBay know?

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #98 on: July 04, 2014, 02:50:31 AM »
Quote from: SamKey link=topi c=30057.msg853706#msg853706 date=1404240395
Surprised to see no one mention weebly.com That's where I built mine
+1 I used it for my site too and am very happy with it. Very easy to use

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #99 on: July 14, 2014, 02:18:15 PM »
Decided to push off creating a website for my business for now, but how would I go abt saving the domain name? As of now to seems like it still open? How much does it cost? And is it a one time fee or monthly/yearly?

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #100 on: July 14, 2014, 02:29:16 PM »
Decided to push off creating a website for my business for now, but how would I go abt saving the domain name? As of now to seems like it still open? How much does it cost? And is it a one time fee or monthly/yearly?
You can just register the domain with GoDaddy or DreamHost or something. Should just be $5-$10 a year (as you're just paying for the domain, not for hosting). Unless it's a domain that's taken or that got put up for auction, then it'll cost more.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #101 on: July 14, 2014, 02:32:16 PM »
You can just register the domain with GoDaddy or DreamHost or something. Should just be $5-$10 a year (as you're just paying for the domain, not for hosting). Unless it's a domain that's taken or that got put up for auction, then it'll cost more.
You can get promo codes to get it for $1-2 for the first year

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #102 on: July 14, 2014, 03:49:17 PM »
Go daddy kis a scam , they bait you and rip you off the next year.

You can get the site for pennies the first year, but when it comes time to renew they jack up the prices.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #103 on: July 14, 2014, 04:10:01 PM »
Go daddy kis a scam , they bait you and rip you off the next year.

You can get the site for pennies the first year, but when it comes time to renew they jack up the prices.
You can always switch the next year.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #104 on: July 15, 2014, 02:24:33 AM »
You can always switch the next year.
just to be clear. I can buy a domain name for one year at the promotional price and then renew it the next year with a different company at their promotional rate? And continue jumping around like that every year? Even if I'm staying with one host all throughout?