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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2013, 03:30:01 PM »
True, but anyone with a half a brain can direct an Indian.
Not true.
You need the technical knowledge to know what to direct him to do and the Indian-direction knowledge to know how to say it.

Even if you can do it, it's like AsherO said
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...).

For every person I know who's had success with "Indians," I know 10 who've had nothing but aggravation.


Yes, you might get lucky. But it's not just a matter of simply paying an Indian $2 an hour and that's it.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2013, 03:45:06 PM »
Not true.
You need the technical knowledge to know what to direct him to do and the Indian-direction knowledge to know how to say it.

Even if you can do it, it's like AsherO said
For every person I know who's had success with "Indians," I know 10 who've had nothing but aggravation.

I only know one guy that did it and I guess they got lucky ;)
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #32 on: September 11, 2013, 03:45:32 PM »
I only know one guy that did it and I guess they got lucky ;)
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #33 on: September 11, 2013, 03:56:04 PM »
I only know one guy that did it and I guess they got lucky ;)
It also depends what you're looking for.
If all you need is a simple "brochureware" site, than go for it. If you need any complex programming then it's a big risk.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #34 on: September 11, 2013, 06:37:02 PM »
Not true.
You need the technical knowledge to know what to direct him to do and the Indian-direction knowledge to know how to say it.


+1

I have had some experience dealing with Indians.... you need to know how to EXPLAIN what you want.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #35 on: September 11, 2013, 07:12:43 PM »
I have been doing web design & development for about 13 years now. I have built websites for fortune 500 companies, SMB's and local mom & pop shops, chabad houses etc.

I have done lots of work overseas (India, Macedonia, China, Ukraine, Russia & Finland) and had lots of ups and downs. I have had to fly to some of those countries to whip the team into shape etc....

Overall I would say stick with a local reputable firm for anything above an info site. Its a known fact that Indians suck at design as well.

Ukraine is good for eCommerce or custom stuff like CRMs etc.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #36 on: September 11, 2013, 10:06:33 PM »
Thanks for all the advice.
I know about installing WordPress.
I'm looking for a cheap host.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #37 on: September 11, 2013, 10:07:38 PM »
I'm looking for a cheap host.
Terrible hosting, but its free
http://www.000webhost.com/

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #38 on: September 11, 2013, 10:14:34 PM »
Terrible hosting, but its free
http://www.000webhost.com/
Whats terrible?
I'm just looking for something cheap.
I was paying $4 a month at AllMyHostingNeeds, I want to leave.
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2013, 11:14:29 PM »
Whats terrible?
I'm just looking for something cheap.
I was paying $4 a month at AllMyHostingNeeds, I want to leave.
IMO, it is worthwhile to spend a few extra bucks to get good, English speaking tech support.  I know some people do not like them, but I've had good experiences with godaddy.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #40 on: September 11, 2013, 11:16:36 PM »
If you want a great, free open source e-commerce application, try Magento.  It is not as simple as something like Wordpress but extremly powerful and with a little technical skill you get it installed and working.  I have built a few websites using Magento and it is a great way to go.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #41 on: September 12, 2013, 09:13:04 AM »
Anyone tried using GoDaddy's website builder?
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #42 on: September 12, 2013, 09:14:55 AM »
Anyone tried using GoDaddy's website builder?

It's easy to use but very limited about what it can do.

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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #43 on: September 12, 2013, 11:01:07 PM »
In case anyone is interested: GoDaddy is offering 1 year .COM domain name registrations for $0.99 (plus additional 18-cent ICANN fee) after Coupon Code: "FBTGT9" (Exp 9/30). 
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Re: How to start a website.
« Reply #44 on: September 13, 2013, 08:35:38 AM »

In case anyone is interested: GoDaddy is offering 1 year .COM domain name registrations for $0.99 (plus additional 18-cent ICANN fee) after Coupon Code: "FBTGT9" (Exp 9/30).
TFS!!

Anyone know of a way to get a deal on a .org?