Enjoy Freedom? Money?

Get Breaking Fastlane Updates.
  1. the entrepreneurs red pill

    Talk To Other Millionaire Entrepreneurs ... for FREE!

    Some people take advice from millionaires, others take advice from people who want to be millionaires. If you're tired of taking millionaire advice from your broke uncle, your paycheck-to-paycheck friend, or your 30K millionaire co-worker, register today and get the uncensored, and yes, the sometimes uncomfortable truth from real millionaires who live and die in the entrepreneurial trenches.
    register for the fastlane forum

    Start Your Own Personal Revolution: Grab the Book that Started it All!

    Get The Millionaire Fastlane ||| Download 3 FREE Chapters ||| Learn More

Website for New Business

Discussion in 'The Fastlane' started by SeanKelly, Aug 25, 2013.

  1. SeanKelly
    Offline

    SeanKelly 100 kph FASTLANE INSIDER Read The Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    518
    Likes Received:
    278
    Speed Points:
    143
    Rep Bank:
    $298
    I will be starting a home services company (basically facility services but residential), and would like to know whether I should create the website myself with wix.com or have someone build it. Not sure of the pros/cons. Also anyone with experience have any suggestions of whether residential or commercial is better to go after? I personally feel that both markets are massive. Thanks guys


  2. zendolphin
    Offline

    zendolphin Warp 5 LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR FASTLANE INSIDER Read The Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,035
    Likes Received:
    8,206
    Speed Points:
    2,613
    Rep Bank:
    $24,740
    for less than 500 bucks can get a good odesker to do it for you. and you can focus on selling.

    Z
    Enki and SeanKelly like this.
  3. tincho1492
    Offline

    tincho1492 110 kph FASTLANE INSIDER Read The Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2011
    Messages:
    601
    Likes Received:
    382
    Speed Points:
    166
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Uruguay
    Rep Bank:
    $10
    If you want a simple/static website, go to themeforest.net, purchase a template for $10-15 and hire someone to customize it. It won't take the developer more than a couple of hours, and you'll have it made for $50-70.
    1 person likes this.
  4. britnidanielle
    Offline

    britnidanielle 70 kph FASTLANE INSIDER Speedway Pass

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2013
    Messages:
    184
    Likes Received:
    179
    Speed Points:
    99
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Rep Bank:
    $415
    Or....do a DIY wordpress site using a free theme. I did my blog, Britni Danielle, myself.

    I am decidedly anti-Wix because, to my knowledge, your URL will be something like: wix.com/mybusiness or mybusiness.wix.com.

    Get a self-hosted wordpress site & customize it yourself. It'll take one evening/weekend. TONS of resources out there to teach you how. Try SmashingMagazine for a list of DOPE free themes (with support).
    2 people like this.
  5. Ungodly
    Offline

    Ungodly 120 kph FASTLANE INSIDER Read The Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2012
    Messages:
    562
    Likes Received:
    471
    Speed Points:
    193
    Rep Bank:
    $65
    Agreed, but cherry pick the best choices. There is a ton of shit talent out there that will overcharge you or fall short on results. I'd recommend you figure out exactly what you want done and put together a very descriptive outline. Communication and direction really is key here.
    1 person likes this.
  6. stranger
    Offline

    stranger 30 kph Read The Millionaire Fastlane

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    90
    Speed Points:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    3rd planet from Sun
    Rep Bank:
    $88
    wordpress or purchase a hostgator hosting plan and there are many quality templates.
  7. stranger
    Offline

    stranger 30 kph Read The Millionaire Fastlane

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2011
    Messages:
    457
    Likes Received:
    90
    Speed Points:
    46
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    3rd planet from Sun
    Rep Bank:
    $88
  8. zoomzoom
    Offline

    zoomzoom 30 kph Read The Millionaire Fastlane

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2013
    Messages:
    33
    Likes Received:
    31
    Speed Points:
    45
    Rep Bank:
    $92

    If you do it yourself you will have control over the message that you want to convey and you can change the website as your business grows. If you have an idea of what you what your site to look like Wix has some decent looking templates. BUT you absolutely HAVE to invest in your own domain. Nothing scream "amateur at work" like a sub-domained website at wix and any other free website builder/host.

    Hiring someone to do the job can be time consuming going over designs and ideas, and more costly if you change your mind about your business direction, especially if you don't even know what business you are going after yet.

    Alternative:

    Buy a domain for $10 and for under $5 a month you can host your own website at hostgator. To build the site just setup Wordpress on your host (easy) and grab a free theme (template) at WordPress › Free WordPress Themes - there are hundreds of other places to get free themes but using them can be risky with designers building in code that can hijack your links or worse. Wordpress.org is a safe bet. Better yet, invest in a paid wordpress theme and you will be up and running even faster.

    You should be able to have a professional looking site up in a matter of hours

    Build two sites, one for commercial and one for residential and test the two markets in your area.
    1 person likes this.
  9. zendolphin
    Offline

    zendolphin Warp 5 LEGENDARY CONTRIBUTOR FASTLANE INSIDER Read The Millionaire Fastlane Speedway Pass

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    2,035
    Likes Received:
    8,206
    Speed Points:
    2,613
    Rep Bank:
    $24,740
    btw, I have found some free themes have redirects, and other malicious code in them.
    so
    we dont use them any more.
    15 bucks for a clean one, is worth it.

    Z
    Enki, SeanKelly, tincho1492 and 2 others like this.
Certain Xenforo Add-Ons by Waindigo