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05-01-2017, 21:27   #1
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how much is it for someone to do a website that I can upload pictures of work/customers comments too?
I know some people do this on facebook but I don`t want to go on that.
Don`t want to pay the earth.Just something simple.
To include-

Name/Address/Etc
Picture of myself
Portfolio
Work capabilities
Who I contract too
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05-01-2017, 22:48   #2
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Pm sent, hope it helps.
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05-01-2017, 23:08   #3
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how much is it for someone to do a website that I can upload pictures of work/customers comments too?
I know some people do this on facebook but I don`t want to go on that.
Don`t want to pay the earth.Just something simple.
To include-

Name/Address/Etc
Picture of myself
Portfolio
Work capabilities
Who I contract too
I had a 'professional' design me a website which turned out to be rubbish no flair whatsoever. Didn't even work properly on tablets and smartphones.
I ended up asking him to remove it from the interwave and designed my own using a Wix premium plan and my own domain name. Bit of a learning curve, but I now have very favourable comments and it's easy to muck around with.

I'd give it a go and save stacks of dosh. You can easily do all of the stuff you've mentioned.
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05-01-2017, 23:35   #4
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Find a website you like as a benchmark. Are you providing your own content? Do you already have a logo and business correspondence that will dictate the look of your website? 200 should be ample for a basic website. Wordpress is my recommendation.
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06-01-2017, 12:04   #5
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I had a 'professional' design me a website which turned out to be rubbish no flair whatsoever. Didn't even work properly on tablets and smartphones.
I ended up asking him to remove it from the interwave and designed my own using a Wix premium plan and my own domain name. Bit of a learning curve, but I now have very favourable comments and it's easy to muck around with.

I'd give it a go and save stacks of dosh. You can easily do all of the stuff you've mentioned.
I agree re Wix but I think the OP might need a content management system if they are regularly updating/adding new pages and content.
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01-02-2017, 21:39   #6
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Yes ShadowLabs 07743925900 They build professional customized sites at reasonable price.
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01-02-2017, 21:45   #7
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Yes ShadowLabs 07743925900 They build professional customized sites at reasonable price.
whats a reasonable price mean?
as I want one but have had different estimates
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01-02-2017, 21:54   #8
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They work with you to fit your budget.
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02-02-2017, 17:17   #9
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I'm more than happy with the person that designed my website, all I pay is a monthly fee for him to keep it updated or what ever they do. Feel free to click on the link below, the Painter & Decorator in Sheffield one.
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I had a 'professional' design me a website which turned out to be rubbish no flair whatsoever. Didn't even work properly on tablets and smartphones.
I ended up asking him to remove it from the interwave and designed my own using a Wix premium plan and my own domain name. Bit of a learning curve, but I now have very favourable comments and it's easy to muck around with.

I'd give it a go and save stacks of dosh. You can easily do all of the stuff you've mentioned.
I know this is a month old BUT does the domain carry the .wix bit at the end.
I need to move our website elsewhere, we have a domain and a wix site but i need to get one that doens't have ****ty ads and .soandso etc.
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12-03-2017, 15:12   #11
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Hi,

I have been quoted off a few people/companies about building me a website.

I don`t understand any of the info they are giving.

Hosting etc.

All I need is around 4-5 pages on a website.

Please help me understand it all.

Ian
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12-03-2017, 16:04   #12
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You need a domain name, that is what your website is called. For example www.google.com.

Hosting is where the website is saved, basically it is like storage. You need to host your site on a server somewhere so people can access the site.

Then I'd image they might be quoting you for the actual work - as in building the site.

Also things like SEO (search engine optimisation), there are techniques that can be used to make your website appear higher in search results. In simple terms if no one can find your website because it either doesn't come up when people type in terms related to what you do or it does but it appears very low down the search results then you are unlikely to get very many visitors to your website.

Could you perhaps quote some of the information you have been given so people can help you?
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12-03-2017, 16:17   #13
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You need a domain name, that is what your website is called. For example www.google.com.

Hosting is where the website is saved, basically it is like storage. You need to host your site on a server somewhere so people can access the site.

Then I'd image they might be quoting you for the actual work - as in building the site.

Also things like SEO (search engine optimisation), there are techniques that can be used to make your website appear higher in search results. In simple terms if no one can find your website because it either doesn't come up when people type in terms related to what you do or it does but it appears very low down the search results then you are unlikely to get very many visitors to your website.

Could you perhaps quote some of the information you have been given so people can help you?
Hi Ian,
Do you have an email so I can send you the detailed quote?
In summary, a similar website would cost 300(One off) or 25(per month) this already has a 25% discount. Any items listed below can be changed, which means the price would vary.
This quote includes:
- Domain(.com or .co.uk) and Domain privacy(keep your personal data safe)
- Hosting on a shared hosting plan
- Daily automated backup
- Website tested for laptops/desktop and mobile phones
- 8 pages(Images and text content to be provided by the client)
- 2 free pages(privacy policy and contact us)
- 2 email accounts
- Access to your site to change text and images yourself(if you want)

We can also provide social media channels and digital marketing advertisement(via Google and Facebook), if you are interested let us know and I can send more details.

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this is what I have been sent
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12-03-2017, 16:55   #14
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Hi Ian,
Do you have an email so I can send you the detailed quote?
In summary, a similar website would cost 300(One off) or 25(per month) this already has a 25% discount. Any items listed below can be changed, which means the price would vary.
This quote includes:
- Domain(.com or .co.uk) and Domain privacy(keep your personal data safe) - see my explanation on previous post
- Hosting on a shared hosting plan - see my explanation. To add, shared hosting means you will be sharing the server with other websites, its unlikely you will need a dedicated server
- Daily automated backup - website i.e. its content backed up if the website is changed regulary then regular backups are a good idea
- Website tested for laptops/desktop and mobile phones - website should be usable on various devices, many people web browse on their phones and therefore a mobile friendly site is a good idea
- 8 pages(Images and text content to be provided by the client) - self explanatory really they will create 8 pages for you
- 2 free pages(privacy policy and contact us)
- 2 email accounts - two email addresses at your chosen domain name i.e. yourname@dorberman.com
- Access to your site to change text and images yourself(if you want) - you will have access to the backend of the site so you can change it when you want rather than having to pay them again to update it

We can also provide social media channels and digital marketing advertisement(via Google and Facebook), if you are interested let us know and I can send more details. - you can pay to advertise your website via Facebook and Google Ads

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this is what I have been sent
See my bold
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12-03-2017, 17:03   #15
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I built one on wix.
I transferred my .co.uk domain name and built 8 pages using their templates including hosting it cost me 60 for the year.

Easy to update, additional charge for an email address attached to your domain name.
Wix will set you up with a domain name, a template,professional hosting and email address. It did take me a couple of afternoons to get something acceptable.

You can use facebook and twitter as a source for uploaded contetn(if you have photos on there) it allows links to be placed for FB and twitter and it makes the website mobile compliant.
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