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  1. #1
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    what does it take to start a website & maintain it?

    hello.
    i need some advice from all you getcrafties about websites...how difficult is it to set one up? do you have time to manage it? is a blog better/quicker/easier? do you pay for it? are there some start up sites you can recommend?
    would appreciate any insight...
    thank you all!

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    it all depends on what you are wanting to do. are you wanting to sell stuff? how much knowledge do you already have of creating sites?

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    pretty slim on the knowledge.
    i do want to sell things.
    i'm working on a mac with good programs.
    i know a teensy weensy bit about paypal.
    i work a full time job as well.

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    Maybe check out Yahoo! shops. I haven't used them myself, but I've heard they're pretty easy to get started with. I think if you go through the guided tour they offer you a no-set up fee option.

    http://smallbusiness.yahoo.com/merchant/

    Hope this helps. :)

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    thanks tstrayer--i will look it up right now--thanks for the link!!!!
    :)

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    Some places where you buy a domain name come with a little bit of space that's enough to set up a few pages, and then you could put your stuff on ebay or make "Buy It Now" buttons on PayPal-- it's actually pretty easy.

    Blogs are simple and easy, and if you have someone set it up for you, you could manage your whole site using just one blog. I used to have a music e-zine and all the reviews, news, featured artists, etc. were all set up in a blog so all I needed to do was type and click.

    I pay about $40 a year for pretty good hosting (godaddy.com), but I do a lot with it. At doteasy.com, you can get a domain name and 100MB of space for $25 a year. They also have a free site designer.

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    excellent info, ragdoll...this is getting me v. excited!!!
    will check into these sites tonite at my leisure at home when i have more time.
    THANK YOU.

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    I know that some sites have had good luck with having a seller account on Cafe Press and linking to that from their site - I believe CraftyChica uses that site or one like it for things like her t-shirts, mugs, etc.


 

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