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
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
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.