Business Question - Shareware/Other Software Website Templates?

@clownfish (3279)
United States
February 18, 2007 2:01pm CST
Hi! I was researching a business idea I have and I found that it's possible to download shareware/other programs that set up your business website for you, eliminating the need to hire a web designer, etc, and possibly saving hundreds of dollars. Has anyone done this, specifically used a shareware program to set up their business website? How did you like it? Was it professional looking? Were you happy with it? I would appreciate any and all feedback. Thanks! :-)
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• India
1 Mar 07
hello goodeve,,u knw wat i have my own webdesign company where 30% query we get is people download from free templates or paid templates which is nt worth their work and after spending like hundred dollars they come to us statin they want more changes n they never wanted this.Ready to use template is like ready to eat food which is precooked and the websites we make is like fresh home made food.Wherein we know what you are looking for. so which one will you prefer precooked food or fresh food :)
@clownfish (3279)
• United States
1 Mar 07
Hi! You make an excellent point! I guess what it boils down to, at least for me, is what I can afford. I got a quote from a local designer for a minimum of $600! That's a lot for me! Also, I actually want to start two businesses. Perhaps if I went the cheaper route to get the first one started, I could use the money to have a more professional site made for the second business. Just some ideas! Thanks! :-)
• India
1 Mar 07
Ouch was dat a comment or a compliment :)
@clownfish (3279)
• United States
1 Mar 07
I hope you didn't take offense to it. I was merely stating that sometimes our finances limit our options, that's all. If I found an affordable designer, that would be different, but I know I can't pay at least $600 for a website. I didn't mean to offend you. You're right, having a designer do the website is the best option, it's just not always an affordable one. It's not meant to be a reflection on you in any way! :-)
@villageanne (8579)
• United States
18 Feb 07
I have not used them to set up a business but I have used avery.com to help in my business aspects. I will be following this discussion with great interest to hear what others have to say. This is a great discussion. I hope lots of people respond with quality comments.
@clownfish (3279)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Hi! Thanks for your reply! I am tempted to use freeware to set up a business site. Hopefully someone who has done this will reply and let us both know! :-)
@clownfish (3279)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Oh, I should mention that the freeware is for a particular kind of business. It would allow the set up of a user site and an admin site.
@clownfish (3279)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Anyone? Any comments?
@deeeky (3669)
• Edinburgh, Scotland
19 Feb 07
I am in the process of making my own website and the beauty of it is that it is free to set up and has all the tools that are very easy to use. The only way is to have a go and get started yourself. Have a look at my first attempt and let me know what you think so far. I am also welcome to any suggestions! http://www.Deeeky.co.uk/
@clownfish (3279)
• United States
20 Feb 07
Wow! Very nice webite! Very professional looking! :-)