Quoted from kruzman:
so my domainyard, dynadot, and network solutions will not only let me buy a domain name, but will help or better yet build a website for me, (and show me how to update it?) for say less than 400$?
Maybe when winter is here and its dark all day I will have some time and could have my very own website. The only 2 reasons I want one is for my pf stock list, and a description of my clear process and what makes it different and good. I have to write that every day and it takes me about 20 minutes when the fingers are working good.
Until I find a partner, or apprentice, I dont really want a website to get more business. I have the building space here, I would really like to get a business going that does full restorations, but I would need a talented partner and one or 2 employees. the employees are not the problem especialy for a game resto set up. But finding someone who has the life set up to be able to live within 45 mins of me, and be able to not make much the first year while we get set up and get some work done.. Similar to what hutch does, but diffrent. I have a guest house that would be a great show room, that has its own 20x40 garage, plus my studio is across the parking lot. It would be pinball heaven.
No, so far we have just been talking about getting your domain name locked in (like www.kruzman.com) and getting a place to host a website (this is like renting some space on an internet server that will host and deliver your web pages).
Building a website is another whole thing. The bottom line is - you can probably get some sort of website for $400, but it will be very basic and be based on a template. Updating a website for non-programmers can be made so it isn't too hard to do for a non-computer type person, again typically using a template.
There are many different ways to build a website. It can be done for anywhere between $0 (you write it all yourself) to thousands of $$ (of even more for big corporate websites - they spend millions). A lot of it depends on the scale of the website too. Your website as you propose wouldn't be too big as far as the number of pages, so it should be fairly easy to do.
As an example, the total cost for my website is $10/year for the domain name (xsvtoys.net) and $35/year for the hosting. There are no other costs for creating the web pages themselves because I just make them myself.
Your business setup sounds great. I hope you can find the right people to expand.