Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Ideas to help you find a great-looking and affordable website

By: Sharon Joel


Websites are key for any online business or store. If you don't have advanced training on how to design websites or even write for online content, you might thing you're in a bind. Getting a great looking website on a budget is not that hard nowadays. With all of the websites offering freelance writers, graphic designers, and programmers, you can make your website shine for a fraction of what it would have cost a couple of years ago. So where do you find these people? The answer is very simple.


There are several websites that will allow you to place your work on display so people can bid on the job. With these freelance websites you will be able to review each writer, graphic designer, or program based on their portfolio and their bid. You can come out of this experience with a very well trained person who can handle all your needs at once, or you can divide the jobs up to get a better rate. If you're going to outsource your website to somebody else, make sure they have a proven track record and ask to see other sites they have designed.


If you want to go even cheaper, head over to your local college or university and put a flier up in their School Of Design. This is a great way to help a student get their work on the net and build their portfolio. This is also a great way for you to be able to tell them in person what you are looking for an what changes need to be done on the final project they present.


If you need a website fast, you can always search for pre-made websites online. Thousands of companies will have templates and how to guidebooks on what you need to do in order to get your website up and running within a couple of days.


Getting a website that looks great and is inviting to your customers is essential for any business. If you use these three methods you will surely come out on top with a great site and more money in your wallet. 


Written by Sharon Joel of Ratelines, a place to find great money market rates.