Hi - great idea! Wondering why it`s not a .org? As a non-profit? Does your budget exclude all of the charges that you have or are going to pay to GoDaddy for hosting, etc? I would be happy to help you with the website set-up for a flat fee of $250 for a 3-page site (including basic logo design). I can also advise you on other ways to "get this done" - i.e. blogs, etc. Please contact me to discuss.
New to the forum, hope this is in the right category.
I am looking to build a simple site for RandomKindActs.com. As the name suggests, I want to track random kind acts from around the world from the perspective of the one doing, the one receiving or a witness. Simple, fun and maybe inspiring.
I need to build a site of several pages. My vision is a home page, a form page (a "tell us your story" sort) to capture the random kind act and save it to a DB, and a page to list some recent entries as well as to retrieve other entries by several keys into the DB (i.e. country, state, do-er or receiver, etc.). Oh yeah, and a privacy page and contact us page. The site would be relatively simple, load quickly and intuitive to navigate.
I host on GoDaddy (not sure if that makes a diff) and I`m looking for someone to help me: create a logo (or look), and create the site. Did I mention my budget? I have $400 to work with. Any thoughts/ideas on how to get this done on a shoe-string? I look forward to your feedback, thanks.
Thank you all. Just to answer a few of your questions:
* I already own the domain name.
* Chose .com intentionally and may `point` .org to .com, or vice versa
* My budget does not include the monthly/annual hosting fee.
* I considered TypePad (where I host my other site, IgotIssues.com) but didn`t want a blog entry -- I prefer to use a form and store the record to a data base
I can see the site (or at least what would work!) in my mind. I want to get it up and running and I have friends in other parts of the world, where once I know the site is ready, I have a gorilla marketing plan to get some attention. Not sure if there is any opportunity to make money, I`ll explore that in a later forum entry! Thanks again.
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I like your idea of Randomkindacts.com
I am sure you already have secured your domain name. if not that`s the first thing you have to do. Next you will need a website developer. You could DIY with the help of several online sites. That would charge you a monthy fee, but They would have tools that could help design a professional site. As for your budget $400 is not going to get you far most fees are about $30 to $50 per month about $500 min per year, plus your hosting cost. I would look to increase your budget. Still if you want to do this you can visit one of our website that has DIY features at www.technocrats.bravepages.com Take a look then think over how you like your site to look. I will give some of my ideas.
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