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alanp 11-29-2010 9:53 AM

building a website for small home business where to start
hey my aunt has a small home business(does about 100k in sales a year) and she is looking to start a website. i offered my help but dont really know where to start. basically looking to allow customers to purchase her products online. i figured initially customers could do just email the orders and then pay for the purchases via paypal. any recommendations on webhosts that would accommodate this and not cost alot? i have essentially no experience building a site and hopefully didnt bite off more than i could chew.

dakid 11-29-2010 10:05 AM

hosting - sharkspace
web design - wordpress...it's easy. if i can do it, anyone can. easy to customize and tons of plugins for anything and everything.

alanp 11-29-2010 10:08 AM

cool thanks joe ill check them out.

trio 11-29-2010 10:24 AM

You can also check out. godaddy.com. You can buy your domain from them and they also host emails websites etc. Plus the customer service is 2nd to none.

You can also build a pretty decent website with their website tonight software. It is super and I mean super easy! I told my broken english gardner that never really owned a computer about it and he built himself a really nice looking site. It's super cheap. Something like 10-15 bucks a month. Do you have a domain for your biz yet?

wakereviews 11-29-2010 10:26 AM

also check out joomla.

dakid 11-29-2010 10:36 AM

i'm currently w/ godaddy. i thought they were good at first, but now, i wouldn't recommend them. their hosting and tech support suck. i'll be switching to sharkspace once my hosting is up for renewal.

fly135 11-29-2010 10:43 AM

A friend of mine uses digitalriver.com.

11-29-2010 11:26 AM

For a simple turnkey solution check out yahoo store - can be up in a couple of hours. Also consider setting up an ebay or amazon store - both will help get her some additional traffic right away - depending on the type of product.

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