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My first website was an Intuit one. I have built several Intuit websites, but after A TON of research have jumped on the WORDPRESS band wagon.
The security, plugins(add-ons) and functionality are simply amazing. Not to mention the SEO process.
I have restructured my own website and have built several other sites since December 2011. Granted I already had over one year of TEACHING myself (from non-stop reading during the off-season)....so the transition to WordPress was not so painful.
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My first website was an Intuit one. I have built several Intuit websites, but after A TON of research have jumped on the WORDPRESS band wagon.
The security, plugins(add-ons) and functionality are simply amazing. Not to mention the SEO process.
I have restructured my own website and have built several other sites since December 2011. Granted I already had over one year of TEACHING myself (from non-stop reading during the off-season)....so the transition to WordPress was not so painful.
I highly recommend BlueHost & WordPress for any small to medium businesses...
Thats interesting to hear. So a blog is better than a website? Or is the blog setup similar to a website? Help me understand this. Thanks
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Take a look at this and tell me if it is a blog or not...

http://superiorpowerwashing.com

That is what you can do with a wordpress site.
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I use Bluehost for my web hosting.
Very low cost (when you get a promo code) and the support is absolutely outstanding - and they are AMERICANS living right here in this country. When you call, or use the live chat support, you don't speak to someone in India.

I'm not happy with their "do it yourself" site-builder though, and thus, mine is still not finished.
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Thats interesting to hear. So a blog is better than a website? Or is the blog setup similar to a website? Help me understand this. Thanks
If you're trying to get your business found, a blog is not the answer. WordPress software is FREE...and there BLOGS are also FREE. But a hosted WordPress website will answer all of your business needs.

I know it is confusing and if you actually went to WordPress.org
, it literally may look like something from outer space and confuse you more.

Hey man I am only high school educated and have self taught myself, because my passion and love for what I do for a living is soooooo strong.

Just take your time and read yourself into building a site or hire someone you trust. If you are paying over $1,000 for a landscape website, I can honestly tell you, you are paying toooo much!

Do your research and you will find success! !
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If you're trying to get your business found, a blog is not the answer. WordPress software is FREE...and there BLOGS are also FREE. But a hosted WordPress website will answer all of your business needs.

I know it is confusing and if you actually went to WordPress.org
, it literally may look like something from outer space and confuse you more.

Hey man I am only high school educated and have self taught myself, because my passion and love for what I do for a living is soooooo strong.

Just take your time and read yourself into building a site or hire someone you trust. If you are paying over $1,000 for a landscape website, I can honestly tell you, you are paying toooo much!

Do your research and you will find success! !
That is why I am a little confused. Because years ago I had a blog on WordPress...I guess I didn't know you could do a website on WordPress. I learn something new everyday
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A self hosted wordpress site on your own domain is the way to go.

Here is another example http://www.louisvilledrivewaysealing.com

There are so many templates out there for wordpress and with it being open source, people are constantly making things for it that make it better and easier for the end user. Some themes are free while others will cost but the cost is reasonable. The trick is to SEE the theme as you want it not as it looks in the demo.

Here is what the theme looks like before making the necessary changes. Just changing one picture can make a big difference. http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/star-brite

For the other site I posted http://superiorpowerwashing.com

Most people would not pick that one either. Change a few colors and you get a roof cleaning site like this one

What you can do is basically limitless, you can even put a grass background tile so it looks like a lawn in the background of the site.
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I used a web builder tool called Website Tonight. You can build it yourself in the evenings and the learning curve isn't all that scary.

You can select your website name (2-9 BUCKS)and then USE THE BUILDER TOOLS AND HAVE IT HOSTED for less than $5 bucks a month, you get FREE 24/7 phone support and the wait time is never been longer than 15 seconds.

In a few years after we have built our business up, we will have a real web designer use the old site as a template to build a new site (WHICH will lower the price of the new website).

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I used a web builder tool called Website Tonight. You can build it yourself in the evenings and the learning curve isn't all that scary.

You can select your website name (2-9 BUCKS)and then USE THE BUILDER TOOLS AND HAVE IT HOSTED for less than $5 bucks a month, you get FREE 24/7 phone support and the wait time is never been longer than 15 seconds.

In a few years after we have built our business up, we will have a real web designer use the old site as a template to build a new site (WHICH will lower the price of the new website).

Good Luck.
The problem with most of these template type designs is that they really suck for looks. If you are in a competitive area where others have professional looking sites then you will be at a disadvantage.

Using your site as a template will not necessarily lower the cost. For instance the copy may suck and need to be rewritten. I do that all the time so that it is more SEO friendly. Most web designers know little to nothing about search engine optimization. I know guys that would blow your mind with their designs but their seo sucks.

Ever heard the saying that if you are going to play the part you have to look the part. Well those template type DIY sites look cheap. I am currently redoing a site for a company that has one of these and has had for years but it looks cheap. I have others where they had their hosting company build their site and they are better but over priced.

Hence the reason I came up with the budget websites for those on a budget. http://www.gopherforum.com/showthrea...198#post111198

Yeah you are going to pay more in the long run but I am also waiting for payment. Kinda like buying something on credit.

Here is a hint, forget what you think of the site that you built, ask your friends and family about ohonest opinions. If they hesitate the you know they are only saying good things because you are asking. You need opinions from people that could be shoppers and your friends can fit that bill. Let them tell you what they think and let them be honest.
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