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creating a website

I'm about to start investigating how to create a website for my business. I secured a domain name a while back, but haven't gotten around to figuring out how to build a site. I'll google around -- but just wondering if anyone here has any good advice. Did you hire someone to set up your website, or did you tackle a do-it-yourself option? Would love to know people's experience getting a website up and running. I'm in Canada, so if there are any Canadian out there with local advice, it would be very welcome.
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try weebly.com free and easy, friend of mine built decent web site without prior experience with web design
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Thanks. Will check it out!
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Anyone else here doing business on weebly.com? How is the traffic or sale?
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I believe it is just a website building company -- not a selling site.
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Yes, you can sell there. You can set it up either way. Most people are there for business purposes. I know that many Etsy sellers are there but not sure if they get any traffic or sale if I even bother. Remember having your own website requires a lot more energy to keep up than selling here. Here Etsy takes care of technical stuff for the shops. Good luck with your plan.
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I used Wix, pretty easy and a built in ecommerce platform for about 20 dollars a month. It's a work in progress, but I am happy with wix.
www.venustbridal.com/
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Mecca,
Did you get any sale? How's the traffic?
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I'm on weebly and I love it! You get so much for free. The thing is, it took me many hours just to figure out enough CSS to make it look the way I want it to
www.yellowmellearts.com

traffic is crap, but traffic is only going to be what you make it. I haven't done a lot of linking yet. It's not like etsy, there is no inside traffic.
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weebly doesnt bring in any traffic, they just host your site. no one goes to "weebly" to look around and shop, like they do on etsy.

but they do have a very easy to use drag and drop interface, and built in shop stats.

allegroarts.com
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