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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #15 on: September 11, 2013, 09:16:03 AM »
Ecommerce websites are way more complicated and more expensive to set up. I think my wife paid $5k to set hers up and it took forever. In addition, you will need a graphics person for logos and the like.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2013, 09:18:43 AM »
Ecommerce websites are way more complicated and more expensive to set up. I think my wife paid $5k to set hers up and it took forever. In addition, you will need a graphics person for logos and the like.
Sounds like you got ripped off.
What kind of site does your wife have?

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2013, 09:47:56 AM »

Sounds like you got ripped off.
What kind of site does your wife have?

A totally custom designed site selling jewelry.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2013, 09:48:46 AM »
Can you show us? 5k is alot.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2013, 09:50:38 AM »

Can you show us? 5k is alot.

I don't think it's a lot. Ask around what it cost to create an e-commerce website not using an existing template.

I don't want to post a link. It may run afoul of forum rules.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #20 on: September 11, 2013, 10:01:03 AM »
Have an Indian make if for you.

They charge $1.89 + tax per hour.  ;D

Although it may be cheaper to do it overseas, it takes forever to explain your ideas and thoughts to someone on the other end of the earth. Yes, they will be cheaper then a US company, but there are other factors you need to consider.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #21 on: September 11, 2013, 02:39:16 PM »

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #22 on: September 11, 2013, 02:44:41 PM »
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No way to tell for certain without seeing the site but if it's something WP can handle, $5k is a lot, especially if all the deliverables were really late.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #23 on: September 11, 2013, 02:51:40 PM »
Have an Indian make if for you.

They charge $1.89 + tax per hour.  ;D
Easier said than done.
There was a time when most of my work was from people who had a site made overseas but came to me when they needed it to actually work...
I've seen some really, really bad work coming from overseas.

That being said, I know people who've found really good people overseas, but I wouldn't recommend it if you don't know what you're doing.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #24 on: September 11, 2013, 02:53:56 PM »
No way to tell for certain without seeing the site but if it's something WP can handle, $5k is a lot, especially if all the deliverables were really late.
Were there cheaper options available? perhaps.
But $5k for a custom eccomerce site is not a ripoff.


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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #25 on: September 11, 2013, 02:56:03 PM »
Sounds like you got ripped off.
What kind of site does your wife have?
If a person has a moderate level of technical knowledge, and the time to spend then, yes they could do it for free (themselves).  But some people aren't so technically inclined, or would rather not deal with the headache.  $5 sounds like a good deal for a professioanl e-commerce.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #26 on: September 11, 2013, 03:08:33 PM »
Easier said than done.
There was a time when most of my work was from people who had a site made overseas but came to me when they needed it to actually work...
I've seen some really, really bad work coming from overseas.

That being said, I know people who've found really good people overseas, but I wouldn't recommend it if you don't know what you're doing.
True, but anyone with a half a brain can direct an Indian.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #27 on: September 11, 2013, 03:14:45 PM »
True, but anyone with a half a brain can direct an Indian.

The Indian only cost a few dollars an hour, but you have to also consider how many hours you'll spend reviewing his work and instructing him and factor in the cost of your time (which is more than a few dollars an hour, I assume...).
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #28 on: September 11, 2013, 03:15:48 PM »
Any website built you need to do that.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2013, 03:17:00 PM »
Any website built you need to do that.

If you're working with competent people who share your native language, there's a lot less misunderstandings and back-and-forth.
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