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With no web design experience, what website will have the best set up ?

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www.Wix.com is one of the best web design in building websites. and www.SquareSpace.com

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I second Sharron's answer, both of those options are easy to get a design up and going, plus have secure plug-ins if you need to take payment over the internet.

Word Press is another option that many small businesses use, but does require more of a time investment and learning curve..

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You would also like to go ahead and do some research on what exactly you would like to get out of your website. Will it be an e-commerce portal or a portfolio or even a simple blog. Even though the providers make it very easy for you to get started, it would serve you in the long run if you can identify what would be your key differentiator.

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While both wix and square space are great options they can get expensive quickly. A lower cost alternative is to use Wordpress with Elementor (which is similar to wix and square space)

  1. Blue host is $2.95 per month (for a year)

  2. Wordpress is free

  3. Elementor has a free version

So if costs is a factor you can use this option and still have Elementor to help with the design of your website.

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I recommend http://nohasslewebsite.com. You get a fully functioning WordPress website with detailed video instructions anyone can follow and all you need to do is add images and text. If you want ecommerce, that's included as well as numerous security and marketing options. It all flows so easy. I set mine up from scratch in 7 days. Their support is amazing, too. Very responsive and will actually walk you through the steps to answer your questions on a video you can save to do it again if you need to. And at $99 for a hosted site, you can't beat it. Not an affiliate, just a satisfied customer.

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Ashley Owens, you would be well advised to consider several factors with regard to your enterprise plan prior to buying a web site service. Doing so will permit you to choose suppliers competitively, evaluate their offerings and achieve much of the planning and supporting process yourself at little charge to you. Here is some free guidance without promoting money making ventures:

https://s3.amazonaws.com/mentoring.redesign/s3fs-public/how_to_really_market_on_the_internet.pdf

I disliike answering a question with a question, but are we now as mentors or entrepreneurs in the business of promoting profit making web sites at Micro Mentor? ; hardly fits with the MicroMentor tems of use and code of conduct at the base of this page.

Has anyone heard anything about a change to these policies?

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That is an excellent question, Ken.

When members are discussing their experience with specific paid services -- like web hosting and website creation -- it is acceptable to name those businesses and include their website addresses.

Where it becomes problematic is if a user is entering into a discussion in our Q&A (or on their own profile or messages) with the specific and sole intent of promoting a business. That is definitely spam, which we do not tolerate.

While there is admittedly some "gray area" in this definition, we try to apply our sense intent behind sharing of a business's URL. None of the participants in this discussion appear to be consciously manipulating the discussion to drive traffic to a business they will profit from. We want discussions between members to be open and helpful, and allowing users to say the names and urls of for-profit businesses is allowed in those situations. Though this definition may not be as clear cut as "no links to any businesses" -- to disallow it would have an unnecessarily chilling effect on discussion.

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Weebly.com is also very easy to use and worth considering.

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