Be Careful What You Wish For Blog

This week has been one of those weeks that has left me wondering about my mental health. I must have been crazy to think I could work on the numerous projects for 1500pays in the three minutes that I have left after I work a full time job, commute an hour one way, care for my family and keep up a house.

This week I am tasked with finding us a place to build our website. Neither Ashley nor I have ever built a website before, so we had two choices - either pay someone or do it ourselves - our wallets elected for the DIY approach.

Everything we've read seems to suggest that gone were the days where you needed to know how to code in order to create a website. Site development now is more about design and personalization.   

We decided to go with SiteSell.com because I had read reviews about it being easy to use, intuitive, with lots of designs and templates. The cost was $29.95 per month, which fit our budget very nicely.

What I did not know our site needed, in addition to the ease in handling, was the ability for the site to transition smoothly from computer to smart phone, so our site looked great no matter what device was used. We needed it to understand all about SEO, Search Engine Optimization, so that we could draw traffic to our site. We needed it have the ability for placement of ads so we could advertise on our site.  We needed this site to handle ecommerce, so we could have the option of onsite sales if needed.  We also needed it to be flexible, to provide for the changes that are to come as our business needs change. SiteSell seemed to fit the bill.

So far, all of this is just talk- the test is in the doing. So over the next couple of blogs we will give you the real deal on our experience with SiteSell and website building as a whole.

Is it easy to build a website? Was SiteSell easy to work with? Did we give up and write a check to someone to do it for us? Would we still choose SiteSell again and are we still with them?

We will be as honest as possible about our experiences; the good, the bad and the ugly. We are not getting paid or being compensated in any way to give our opinion.  We are new and still learning and if we could save you a bit of time and trouble, it will be worth it. 

So 1500pays the website - was it a build or bust? Find out next.


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