Do you work at home? Do you have a website? If not, you are placing yourself in a very difficult position. The fact is that in order for a business to survive today, be it online or offline, it needs a website. The good news is that the costs associated with building a website have dropped drastically over the past decade. Hence, where it used to cost thousands of dollars to build a website, nowadays it costs just a fraction.
One thing that I need you to understand at the outset, is that just because a web development company operates out of a commercial space, and has several employees, does not mean that they are more competent to build your website. Any company with a physical location has associated overhead costs, which will be passed on to you, the customer. The fact is that I strongly advise you to stay away from such companies.
My strong recommendation is that you focus your attention on those web designers who work at home. Often times these designers have full-time jobs, but are looking for freelance projects to supplement their income. They do not have to pay rent for a 2400 sq.ft. office space, and therefore do not have these expenses to pass on to their customers.
Having just endorsed freelance web designers, I must also warn you that every designer has their own style. Thus, it is important that you see examples of their previous work before moving forward. Most will have a portfolio website, which links to examples of past work. This is an important step which should not be overlooked.
When searching for a freelance designer, you have a few options. Websites such as Guru, Elance, Scriptlance, oDesk, and iFreelance are good places to start. On these websites, you can post a description of what you need done, and watch the bids come in on your project. Each time someone bids, you have the ability to check their history, and determine past customers’ satisfaction level. This essentially puts you in the driver’s seat.
However, if hiring someone to build your website simply is not in your budget, do not panic. You still have options. The best option which I can come up with is utilizing a Content Management System (CMS), such as Joomla or WordPress. Both of these give you the capacity to simply purchase a template, and build your website based off of the template and CMS platform. Just make sure that you take you time in selecting a template. It is of the utmost importance that your template be relevant to the theme of your business. Furthermore, since templates are not unique to you, it is best that you choose a less popular template so that another online business does not have a website which is nearly identical to yours. Nonetheless, whichever direction that you go in, just make sure that it ends up with you getting a website. You need a website if you work at home.
If you have made plans to Work At Home,I can inform you that from personal experience, it is a smart choice. However, anyone planning to Make Money Online in the process, a website will be necessary. The good news is that it is not difficult to build you own website nowadays. Come and check out our website at SOSComplete.com