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Hi,

I know there was recently a discussion on websites but I can't seem to find it, I appologize for asking again.

I want to create a website for my salon and to have a web presence. I don't even do facebook.

So my question is what is the easiest and economical way to have a website, especially when you are me who has no knowledge of anything to do with websites and facebook.

Also can someone point me in the direction on where to learn to create a fan page on
Facebook.

Thanks
Hi Amazing-

I found the website to be difficult, however I have a hubby who is really good at that stuff so he created mine. If it were left up to me I would have spent the money on a web designer to have it done.

Facebook, on the other hand is fairly easy (and working for me to get clients). Message me when you are ready to do Facebook and I can help you through it.

Malea
It really depends on your goal for your website and how much time vs. money you want to put into it. I use InMotion hosting (72/year I think) and for the first year I used their site builder, which was very easy and free, but it had limitations on how slick the site could look and the features available. This year I decided to move forward with adding an online store to my site and start doing other things and found the site builder no longer worked.

So, I'm still with the same host, but I switched to WordPress for the site builder and I bought a commercial theme. You can buy professionally designed themes for very little - mine was $35 - just be prepared for a time investment to get set up. It is so worth the investment though - my site now has slideshows, drop down menus and other cool features that weren't available to me before.

Bottom line, if you want a professional looking website, you either need to pay in time or money. It's the same as nails and the whole good, fast & cheap thing Tongue

Just wrote an article about this very topic for the Stylist:
http://www.nwstylist.com/columns/2012/02...nsion.html
Amazing Nails I used Go Daddy and there website builder I found it very easy and affordable. All you have to do is pick a template and add your information. Here is my website I created.

http://www.pinkdoornailspa.com
Hi Ladies,

Thank you so much for your help, I am going to check out Inmotion and GoDaddy and compare them.

I have to say I love all of your websites, Im just starting out and would like something simple for now, because I do find this overwhelming.
Jamie, I read your article, thank you and I love your website very informative.

Malea I will contact you for help with facebook, thank you so much

Maggie Isabel
i use microsoft office. its all online, its free. you get easy to follow directions for setup, plenty of templates and lots of pages. upload your own graphics or use theirs. i love it. that is where mine is at. you can for a small fee make your website more of a salon.com name but i left mine as it was during setup and its easily found, i get calls all the time. i have it linked to some local merchant listing sites. or you can pull it to other domain site and pay them
(02-16-2012, 10:08 PM)kailiek Wrote: [ -> ]i use microsoft office. its all online, its free. you get easy to follow directions for setup, plenty of templates and lots of pages. upload your own graphics or use theirs. i love it. that is where mine is at. you can for a small fee make your website more of a salon.com name but i left mine as it was during setup and its easily found, i get calls all the time. i have it linked to some local merchant listing sites. or you can pull it to other domain site and pay them

its called Office Live.. sorry Blush
(02-13-2012, 07:02 PM)PrecisionNails Wrote: [ -> ]Just wrote an article about this very topic for the Stylist:
http://www.nwstylist.com/columns/2012/02...nsion.html



SmileJaime.. Loved your article and also love the way your website is designed..

I also used a website designer and am quite happy with the layout.

I hired a web designer last year to completely overhaul my website. We selected a template and then he modified it based on my requirements.

You need to determine why you want a website. If you just want an online brochure that's one thing. But if you want potential clients to actually find you while doing a Google search in your area, then you need to ensure it's optimized for that. A web designer will work with you to find the right key words to add to your site - these are the words and phrases people search for. This has done wonders for my business. The process isn't cheap but if done right, the ROI will be well worth it.

I use merchantmoms.com and have my domain and site hosted by them. They have a templates (plain ones) but you can get templates allover the net. Their tools for creating or customuzing a page takes a major learning curve but I am working through it i still have a lot of time on my hands so am using it to get things for my site, marketing, and finances/bookkeepping all situated and firmed up. MM hosting allows for customing your SEO.

I have good luck thus far with people finding me from my site as well as registering with many sites online like city-data.com, google et cetera.
I have a basic and very inexpensive ($9ish per mo) website from untuit. No problems. easy to use. it's basic... but that's all I wanted. Totally think you should do facebook.... it's easy and FREE. Must have a facebook presence I think in today's culture. Good Luck.
Make sure to evaluate the effectiveness of your website with Google Analytics:

http://www.google.com/analytics/