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Thinking about starting a website- Any Advice?

  1. OregonWino profile image69
    OregonWinoposted 8 years ago

    HI have been kicking around the idea of starting a website and was wondering if any of you had some good nuggets of advice...or tips and tricks?

    Thank you!!!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Have you tested the subject on HubPages?  That's the first thing to do.  Remember it takes ten times more work to kickstart traffic to a new website than it does to a new Hub, so if something doesn't work here, it definitely ain't going to work on its own.

      Get paid hosting and use Wordpress.org.  And be prepared for a steep learning curve!

      1. OregonWino profile image69
        OregonWinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Awesome advice.  I am going to write out exactly what I want on the site etc before I start tackling it.  Thank you!

  2. cmlindblom profile image76
    cmlindblomposted 8 years ago

    visually atractive will make people more want to read whats on the page. soo make sure your good at html or javascript because there are easy make sites but knowing those open up a whole new catagory.

    1. OregonWino profile image69
      OregonWinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Cool!  Thank you for the advice.  I have been doing little research on them...

  3. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Think twice smile

  4. writer83 profile image60
    writer83posted 8 years ago

    try affliate marketing instead !

    you dont need a site wink

  5. MikeNV profile image80
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Make a plan first so you have a purpose.

  6. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 8 years ago

    I have over a dozen websites. The very first thing you need to ask is, what is the purpose of the site? Do you just want to write about things?

    If so a blog by wordpress is great.
    Do you want to make money on it?
    Are you going to stick to a specific niche?
    Are you going to sell stuff on it?
    Are you going to have videos on it?
    Members area?
    Do you need a shopping cart system?
    Merchant account?
    forum software?
    what hosting will you use?

    You need to know just what the purpose of the site is before ever even getting the domain name. Having said that, wordpress is great for both blogging and as a full website and CMS (content management system).

    For most people writing on sites like hubpages is more worth it to them. However in order to make big bucks and be totally in charge, your own site or sites is the way to go. smile