Starting My Website

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Any advice on best the way to build a website? Should I use a free website service or pay for my domain? Cheapest method for the most professional looking website?

Any thoughts are appreciated.

The cheapest solution outside of free, is pay for your domain and have someone host a wordpress page for you for 5-15$ a month. Wordpress pages look pretty generic and they function well, can pay to have the site customized to your liking with specific graphics (200ish) or they make templates you can purchase for $5-75.  examples below

Low end: http://smallbusinessalbemarle.com/
Custom graphics: http://www.vfcnashville.com/

Account Closed I like using Bluehost that have a $3-4 option for a basic hosted site.  it you need faster they offer other hosting options too.

To Gabriels' point you might want to spend more than that eventually to have a solid website design.  cost will depend on the complexity, but remember that websites are a credibility upholder or destroyer.

I used squarespace. It is more expensive than the others but I found it easy. If you sign up for a year which costs around 85 bucks if memory serves, you get your domain free. Wix is free but you will have their ad on your page.

@Gabriel Mabry  

@Bryan Elkus  

@Les Jean-Pierre  

Thanks for the feedback, these all look like great options... For right now, I'm aiming towards a free service like wix which I actually have a little bit of experience with.

Happy investing

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