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You guys think having a website made right off is a good idea? I know someone who will do it for free for me so all i need to pay is for the domain and hosting..what do you guys think?
 

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You guys think having a website made right off is a good idea? I know someone who will do it for free for me so all i need to pay is for the domain and hosting..what do you guys think?
A website is always a good idea -- if it doesn't look amateurish.
I pay $8.50/year for a domain name and $6/mo. for website hosting.
So whether or not you're getting a good deal depends on what the price is...and what the finished product looks like.
 

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timhag nails it again. Go to the post he linked to. It is a long thread- really long. Read EVERY WORD. I never really thought a website would have that much of an impact. After I read the thread (see link in previous post) I did all the stuff and continue to do so. Pay partictular attention to the SEO stuff. It works. I'm already getting calls after about two weeks. I had a friend (he does floors) ask me how I got ranked so quickly in google. I told him if he really wanted to know, it would cost him! :no:

Even if you don't use a website for marketing, its still just so darn cheap to have a professional presence for potential and current customers that I think its a great idea. And the internet isn't going away anytime soon. Might as well get on board for a mere $8-15 per month!

I hope this helps.

Take care!
Dennis
 

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What kind of quality do you get with a free paint job? I'm interested to see the results of your free website design! :whistling2:

Sorry, I've been lurking for a while now, and have a background in programming/design, just had to say something... GL :thumbsup:
 

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What kind of quality do you get with a free paint job? I'm interested to see the results of your free website design! :whistling2:

Sorry, I've been lurking for a while now, and have a background in programming/design, just had to say something... GL :thumbsup:
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A member of an institutional congregation (most "churches" in the western culture) I used to attend made my website, I may have gotten a good deal, never went shopping:
http://www.agapepainting.net/

Simple, direct and when you click the pictures they go to my gallery.

$50 a year.

I don't think this is the normal pricing for what I got. I could be wrong... It works for me for what it is.

J
 

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There is alot of crap out there, that was a friendly heads up. Any one else thinking of getting a website would be spending their time wisely by checking out Jason's site. (no I didn't make it)

Things to consider when having a website designed.

- Simplicity -

Having too much information on a page is very bad for business. When you are confronted with a website containing LOADS of text, unless you are extremely interested, do you really read it all?


Make your point.
When Jason's site loaded I learned several things about "Agape Painting" in a matter of seconds.
PAINTING - LICENSED - BONDED - INSURED - FAMILY COMPANY- PHONE# - NAME.
I now know who runs the business, what they do, and how to contact them. Ever been to a website where you have to hunt for a contact button?

- People don't like to read - Did I mention this already?

A picture is worth a thousand words right? The pictures on Jason's main site exude "CLEAN & QUALITY" both about the job AND the person. He also includes a portfolio for easy viewing. I already feel safe letting this person into, and working on, my home.

- MORE questions later, means LESS time working -

I know RIGHT AWAY that I can use VISA/MC - I know what brand of paint he uses, so I know where I can choose my colors from without having problems


These were just a few things that I could think of on the spot.

Jason, please tell whoever designed your site that you have received many compliments on it!
 

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more ways a potental customer can contact you the better, the easier it is to find the contact info the better.

Jason nice site
 
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