Cost was a deterrent for me for a long time. I can`t fit a web designer into my budget.
I couldn`t really afford to spend the time designing my own but I finally did it. It`s a huge learning experience, that`s for sure.
It`s only about 1-1/2 pages so far and will require more hours to develop, but it`s slowly evolving into what I want.
I bought a domain name from Bravenet for $8.95 and it came with the webhosting and templates I needed. Now it just costs me my time.
Sorry, Rich ~ I haven`t checked it out either. [Too busy working and building a website ~ LOL]
I will, though, I promise.
Inkwire ~ right now the ONLY way is the DIY way for me. I have to find ways to keep my costs down so I don`t have to raise my rates ~ I advertise as affordable and I like to keep it that way.
I just went there and it appears to be a great way for people to learn on their own.
My flashplayer isn`t working for some reason ~ once I figure out why, I`ll take another look at it.
Thanks for pointing me in that direction. I can`t tell you how invaluable the DIY learning curve was for me. It gave me ALOT of insight into the time and creativity involved for professional website designers.
Yes, yes, yes, marketing and promotion are extremely important. If you don`t, how will anyone ever know you`re there? Search engines can`t put EVERY website at the top of the list.