Anyone have any input on best web design companies to go with? I am looking into Godaddy.com, Wix.com, and Web.com currently. Any input on your experience would be greatly appreciated.
It depends on your goal and your funding. For a simple site that is mostly static information I would recommend making it yourself. You can use any web hosting site for $10'ish per month, download a FREE wordpress template and tweak it with your words and pictures. Use my site as an example:
Total cost: Buy the domain name: $9, get web hosting: $10/mo, build the site: $5 (buying stock photos)
If you are trying to get involved with SEO, backend databases, etc. then find a great company, but for more simple stuff it isn't difficult to get that going on your own if you are short on cash.
Disclaimer: I am an IT guy so sometimes my version of basic is not the same as others!
I use escrow.com whenever I buy or sell an existing website (domain name).
I use Mad Dog Domains whenever I register a new domain name.
You can get Google Apps for Work at $5 month for each user. It includes web hosting and the domain name and Google Sites to create and manage it.
It works but you get all the other Google Apps like Mail, Drive, Docs, Spreadsheet... I can pull up a spreadsheet (and most other file formats) from the appropriate file folder in Drive on any device, phone, laptop or tablet.
It is a great solution that offers decent web hosting. There is a free version (that doesn't include web hosting) it is very helpful for managing a household or even a 1-2 person business.
I only have one blog post but it is about this topic: http://www.biggerpockets.com/blogs/4582/blog_posts/43679-complete-office-technology-solution-for-5-month
Thanks everyone for your input!
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