Launching a website

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Website design/building is not my cup of tea. I need a service that can setup a website for me in which i can generate leads and inform customers of the services I offer. Does anyone have some good suggestions?

try services like elance.  or similar.  they bid for your project.  but give them a budget or you will get quotes of tens of thousands 

You can use upwork.com or freelance like the previous post. These websites are free lancers that either work for a company or work on their free time. You can shop by hourly rate or a flat fee. My recommendation is to make sure you compare different web developers profile and ask them how well they can generate content for your specific needs.The most important thing to remember for building a website is seo and the generating the right content for your site.
I have used freelance.com and had great success. Make sure you do your homework before hiring someone. Google questions to ask website developers before hiring. You want to make sure they will not be keeping control of the website. In other words, use a hosting company like go-daddy that you know will not be closing the doors. If the developer says they will host and then they fold you will loose your website. Also SEO is very important, and every developer will tell you they are a SEO specialist. If they push the boundaries with SEO they could get your site blacklisted by Google. Making you end up on page 1 million. Take the time to research SEO and have a base understanding how it works.

Let me know how it turns out and what direction you go.  I'm ready to start a website myself.

Make sure they build the site to be mobile-friendly. Google now uses this criteria to rank sites. If you are not on the first page, most will never see your site.

Those sites above are good. Except godaddy for hosting is overproced, instead try bluehost or dreamhost. You dont need a private server just get basic shared hosting.

Domain should be free with a year of dreamhost or bluehost. Also you can buy more domains from godaddy just make sure you google "godaddy coupon" first. 

Before you post an ad looking for a web developer you should sketch out each page on a pad of paper. Decide what colors you want where including background, text and areas. Decide what oictures go where. What is your call to action, where are the buttons and forms, what do things around them look like. 

Also decide how many pages you want, if more than 1. Including "secret" pages like lamding pages and squeeze pages. Developers charge extra for each page, and too many pages clutters your website making it less user friendly. So often less is better, 

And like everyone else said, SEO is king. Unless you just want a website for people to goto when you hand them a business card, then SEO (search engine optimization) is the hardest park. If you got the funds this could be someone (or companies) full time job. 

Have fun!

man sorry for all the typos, on my tablet.

One last thing: Dont let the developers decide your content. Their not real estate professionals. Content is your job. 

I highly recommend wix.com for a basic marketing site.  They have several templates and make getting a nice looking website up and running pretty quickly.  You can even hire someone else to put it together.  They have lots of plug-ins to your favorite apps and you can embed CRM links pretty easily as well.

I agree with @Bud Leiser

Blue host also has one click installs for WordPress. I build websites if you have any questions let me know and I will help answer as much as I can. 

I am not a web developer at all but i made a website for foreclosure leads pretty easily using wix.com.  

Not sure if i can post my site address on here so I'll send it to you in a message.

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