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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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Inactive Etsy Member 10:45pm May 30, 2012 EDT
try weebly.com free and easy, friend of mine built decent web site without prior experience with web design
Thanks. Will check it out!
Anyone else here doing business on weebly.com? How is the traffic or sale?
I believe it is just a website building company -- not a selling site.
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.
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.
Did you get any sale? How's the traffic?
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

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.
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.


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