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Your Website: Think, Launch and Grow
Once you’ve taken care of the basics, you need to decide how you will design and
build your website. Below are the four main ways to get a website up and running for
The least expensive (but probably most time consuming) option is to design and
build a website yourself. The cost-savings of the do-it-yourself option may be
outweighed by the time required to design and build your own site. If you are a
novice with computers, this is time that may be better spent doing what you do
best – building and growing your business
► A friend
Very similar to the DIY solution, hiring a friend can be a very cost effective
method of building a website. They may not have the required design,
development or Internet marketing skills and you may have to hire other
individuals to ensure all your project needs are met.
► A student
Hiring a student can be a cost-effective option for a small business owner on a
budget. A skilled, enthusiastic student can design and build you a basic website,
and can advise you on search engine optimization and other Internet marketing
techniques. The cost of the hiring a student depends on the nature of the
► A professional
Consider your needs: Not all website design firms have the same skills or the
same areas of expertise. Make sure that the designer you choose has the
necessary knowledge and skills to meet your needs.
Ask to see previous work: This is the best way to assess their skills. But don’t let
yourself be fooled by appearances. In the Web world, looks can be deceiving.
The user-friendliness of a site is often more important than its design.
Before you sign the contract
► Get 3 references
► Contact by telephone
_ Ask “would you hire this company again?”
What is the most important thing?
► Content, content, content
► Length of development effected by delivery of content
CMS: Take control of your site
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A CMS, or Content Management System, is a web application used for managing
websites and web content. A CMS supports the creation, management, distribution
and publishing of information. It also may provide the ability to manage the structure
of the site, the appearance of the published pages, and the navigation provided to
CMS provides you with a simple, non-technical way of updating your content. This is
typically (but not always) done via a web-based interface that works much like Word
Just point-and-click, type in the new words, and hit save. Your site is instantly
updated. Equally easy is adding new pages, deleting old ones, or restructuring the
site to match your new business model. You can now concentrate on the content, not