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« on: January 22, 2007 05:37:53 PM »

Does anyone have any recommendations for having my website built? my goal for this year (hopefully) is to get my own website up and going. I only have an Etsy store right now and I want my own site too.

I looked into having my site down by http://www.aeolidia.com they make awesome sites but at the minimun they charge $600 and that for a premade template very basic. for anything customized it is more like $1200. I would love to be able to do that with them but it's just not possible right now. Anyone know of anywhere else??

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« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2007 05:43:36 PM »

do you need to have it built for you?
because there are loads of site hosting places that give you a name and let you design it yourself
if its just because of a english-to-html translation problem,
they have courses you can take at the local library or high school.
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2007 07:25:08 PM »

Well I know I could do it myself and I know I could take a class but I do enough already and realize I can't do everything myself. I know some html, I have built cheesy websites in the past but I want something better, more sophisticated to really show off my product. There is only so much you you can do on site hosting places.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2007 05:35:02 AM »

www.pappashop.com and www.merchantmoms.co m are both point and click web design and hosting sites. You can use a built in template or use one of their affliated designers to purchase and inexpensive one that will be installed for you.  Both have demo areas so you can try them out too.  I've been researching this for awhile.

Also, if you buy a non-exclusive template (one that can be purchased multiple times) it's much, much cheaper than getting one designed specifically for you.  The chances of you running into another copy of the same site design have to be slim to none too.
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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2007 07:46:36 AM »

Thanks Daisygirl. I'll look into both of these sites. I agree that running into another copy have to be pretty slim, there's just so many sites out there.

Are you planning to use one of these sites to build yourself a website? I just started looking into this and got kinda stumped so I really appreciate the feedback.
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2007 08:28:28 AM »

I'm going with pappashop but only because I found more great testimonials when I was searching for reviews than I did for Merchant Moms.  They seem to have the same pricing and features though.  I got the $12.95/ month package.

And to help you out here are all the links I found for website designers that make compatable designs.
 
http://bowtiquewebdesigns.com/
http://www.heaven-designz.com/ (I used her)
http://www.thefairytalecottage.com/
http://trendywebdesigns.com/
http://sheandidesigns.com/
http://atouchofpixels.com/
http://www.kaylidesigns.com/
http://www.jaychantell.com/
http://www.mydesignmonkey.com/
http://www.57boutiquestreet.com/
http://www.splashofmagic.com/


I ended up paying about $50 for my site but she installed it and made some extra banners for me. It was worth every penny.  Now to get the product listed so I can open. hehe
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« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2007 08:32:11 AM »

Oh and the thing I like about both of those companies is that they are 100% HTML do-able if you have the know how to do it.  If you don't then you don't need it.  I love that as I learn HTML I can make the changes I want but I don't have to wait until I learn everything. Smiley  I sound like a commercial. lol  But really I've just been doing weeks of research to figure out what was best for me.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2007 08:55:52 AM »

Well your a really good commercial!  Wink I'm so glad you found this thread and were able to give me all this info. I was searching around and just wasn't coming up with these things that you found and was a little frustrated. All this info you gave me is awesome! now I can look into it all and figure out what I'm going to do and it's awesome to know I can do something cool for a more afordable price.


So the site you used - she built your website with a template for you and you are using pappashop for the hosting right? it definately sounds worth the money, and not too much money at that.
So she built your site for you and now you can add to it whether you know html or not? that's pretty handy I only know some but I know I'll learn more as I go.

I'd love to see your website...when you are ready to show it off let me know!
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2007 07:10:29 AM »

This was posted a while ago, but maybe I can still help.  My webpage was built by Xenia of Lime Crime.  I think she did a really nice job and she charges $350 for the basic page.  She works with you the whole way making sure she makes what you want.  However, if you are looking for a logo or other things too it can get pricier.  Hope this helps!
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2007 08:28:29 AM »

thanks for replying. I have a lot that I have looked into to but haven't had anything built yet. I think I may go with something else that was suggested but I will take a look at this too since nothing is set in stone yet. Smiley
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