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« on: August 08, 2011 01:48:43 PM »

I'm sure there's a place here on craftster somewhere where I can ask folks who have websites advice, but so far I can't find it, so can anyone tell me if there's a specific place or not???

I want to start a web page/website for my stuff, not just use Esty , can anyone offer advice on where to find a website that doesn't cost an arm and a leg and is not too difficult for the computer less than savy person to use?

Thanks  Judy
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011 03:57:33 PM »

http://wahmshoppes.com/ is $8.00/month and you don't need to know any html.  They also have a great support forum.  The down side is that your web design will be fairly limited. 

http://www.hostgator.com/ is a great option for hosting, and you can check out http://www.freewebtemplates.com/ or http://www.freecsstemplates.org/ for free website templates.

Hope that helps!

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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011 06:59:12 AM »

freewebstore.com is good, customiseable and free for the 15 items version.

« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2011 08:10:50 AM »

I myself had that problem...so one day i went onto my google chrome web store, and typed in free website builder. It came up with this great one that is super easy to use, and a great layout selection. Its called Jimdo.com  Smiley its my absolute favorite.

Also, it does give you options to upgrade, and you get a bigger selection; but you have to pay monthly. I just have the free one. If you would like to see what the free one comes with, here's the link to my website: http://cherryblossomcrochet.jimdo.com.

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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2011 11:56:49 AM »

Hi there,

My first website was with Vistaprint.com and was something like $9.99 a month and while it was a very nice website it was limited in design etc. and I didn't get any traffic to it. Then I spoke with one of my friends who has a website of his own - through 3dCart.  So I now pay $35 a month (I know it seems alot) but there are way more options and it's alot more professional.  I truly believe in you get what you pay for.  You also need to keep in mind about keywords and meta tags etc.  Some of the free websites may not allow you to enter these for each of your pages/pieces which is EXTREMELY important when it comes to Google searches etc.  Afterall if you are going through the time and energy to set up a website you want people to find it right? I've had my website for a while now but I'm still learning and I think it's going to be an ongoing process of learning and upkeep.  Also, with 3dCart if you have ANY questions regarding setting up whether it be design (they have templates) or shipping set up etc. they have GREAT customer support.  They can answer all your questions.  I set mine up myself.  Click my website link below if you are interested in seeing a sample of what 3dCart websites can offer.  Whatever you decide make sure you can enter keywords and meta tags.  Good Luck!  Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2011 04:16:55 AM »

A decent domain would cost you $9-10 a year and a decent hosting wouldn't cost more than $4 a month (discounted if paid annually)

I wouldn't spend $6-10 a month for unlimited hosting as i wouldn't need that much.

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2011 07:20:13 AM »

I found Weebly and it's really easy to use. You can try out a free version or get a paid one when you want more pages or options.http://www.weebly.com

« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2011 05:27:05 AM »

I've been happy with Lunarpages.com these past few years.

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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2012 10:42:40 AM »

Hey there,

you should try http://www.yola.com ..... i love this site. They are very easy to use and they have a free sign up and if you want you could buy a domain name and everything . Check it out...

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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2012 12:16:16 PM »

Storenvy.com is a completely free e-commerce website! You can even domain host there so it is like myname.com. You can also completely customize it using back ground and banner, or completely alter the CSS for a custom look!

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