What's More Fun For You? Building The Site or Marketing It?

by W.P. Allen 40 replies
For those of you who do the lion's share of the work yourself (building the site with a sitebuilder, writing some or most of your content, link building etc.)--what do you prefer--the building of the website or the marketing of that website?

I prefer the marketing 'cause I ain't no computer whiz as such.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fairuz Talib
    As for me, I find the building process more interesting coz I can see the result on the fly. Of course I also do the marketing part.

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  • Profile picture of the author SpicyRobby
    Originally Posted by hst151975 View Post

    For those of you who do the lion's share of the work yourself (building the site with a sitebuilder, writing some or most of your content, link building etc.)--what do you prefer--the building of the website or the marketing of that website?

    I prefer the marketing 'cause I ain't no computer whiz as such.
    The sitebuilding and product creation is more kind of a work-->results based process.

    Marketing, on the other hand, requires patience and seeing the things on a bigger scale.

    So I'd say marketing is definitely the hardest part of the process and if I could choose, I'd only create products and build websites and leave the marketing part for others.

    But - when the reward comes, it's such a sweet feeling!;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Mark Brian
    Site building for me, but maybe because I'm a web developer so I enjoy making sites :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author richpeck
    What about paying the check in after it all?
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  • Profile picture of the author garyl2k
    There should be an option for "Or seeing the results" as I much like seeing my hard work turn into good results.

    Though I'll stick to the main question and say I like both equal, the whole process is fun for me which my girlfriend hates...
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  • Profile picture of the author pmore
    I definitely like building the site more, but the marketing part has to be done because I like the money I make from it even more!
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    • Profile picture of the author W.P. Allen
      Though I'll stick to the main question and say I like both equal, the whole process is fun for me which my girlfriend hates...
      Yeah, my girlfriend's not happy with the amount of time I spend online either, but it's gotta be done (gotta make that money somehow).
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      • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
        Interesting question. For me, neither. I enjoy both equally. I love the
        creation process but I also love the strategies involved with marketing just
        as much.

        So I'm definitely right in the middle. It's a 50-50 split for me.

        Am I in the minority?
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  • Profile picture of the author TheRichJerksNet
    I love building websites, the more complex the better... To build something and then look back at what you done is very satisfying and then when the client is just amazed it really makes you feel good that you built something that is not only very nice but your client is happy as can be..

    James
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    • Profile picture of the author Mad Dawg
      I think I'll like the marketing better once I start seeing lots of cash...but for now, building is definitely more fun.
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      • Profile picture of the author Pete Lauder
        I love building sites, I get a real kick out of publishing a new site.

        Then after a week or so, I go and check the stats...

        And so the marketing starts.

        The marketing comes naturally, and I enjoy that aspect too.

        Since I cannot choose between marketing and site creation, I'm gonna go with the third option.

        Reaping the rewards.

        Pete Lauder
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  • Profile picture of the author Kim Roach
    Marketing for sure! It's such a fascinating journey.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeus66
    Building, hands down. Marketing causes anxiety and (sometimes) depression. During the building phase, though, it's all optimism and happy days ahead.

    John
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  • Profile picture of the author rocker123
    for me it's marketing. I meet a lot of ppl through that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Eric Johnson
    Marketing it by far...I kinda hate building sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author melanied
      I like the building better - i enjoy the visual aspect of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Duff
    The marketing side of it for me is such a buzz, Knowing how to create a process that makes people take out their credit card and send you cash is a great feeling.

    But I enjoy product creation too, hmm decisions, desicions...
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  • Profile picture of the author Ernie Lo
    I love the web design part of the business. First coming up with a funky creative theme and then bit by bit putting that vision on to photoshop and finally in Dreameaver, it's a cool feeling.
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  • Profile picture of the author coachtraffic
    Building the site for me is the best part. Though sometimes if the site is right it's a lot of fun marketing it too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stanley Tang
    Both. At the start, I like creating the site. At the end, I like marketing the site.
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  • Profile picture of the author simonbuzz
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    I like building and marketing both...
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  • Profile picture of the author ProvenViral
    I like to use the pareto rule 20% of effort makes 80% results.

    I rather do the marketing and concentrate more on making money than to make a flashy nice looking website. Although it can be fun but the main reason why we're all here on the internet is to make money am I right?
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  • Profile picture of the author priyankat001
    I like marketing it as I'm not so familiar to making mechanism.
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  • Profile picture of the author Istvan Horvath
    Building is fun and joy... maybe because of the creativity involved. Or, maybe just because I've been doing it for a long time and being good at it.

    Marketing is stressful and work. Should start outsourcing it as much as possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Originally Posted by W.P. Allen View Post

    For those of you who do the lion's share of the work yourself (building the site with a sitebuilder, writing some or most of your content, link building etc.)--what do you prefer--the building of the website or the marketing of that website?

    I prefer the marketing 'cause I ain't no computer whiz as such.
    Building ... that's why I sell them after I build them.
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  • Profile picture of the author Claire Sharp
    Writing some of my most content. Writing is my skill so i go for what is my interest.
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  • Profile picture of the author DireStraits
    Woweee - this thread is almost 3 years old!

    Either way, I like both; although I don't spend a great deal of time fussing about the look of my sites these days (most of them are now based on the same core template, anyway ), because that isn't the core of what earns me money. And I'm in the game to earn money, not for the enjoyment of creating attractive sites for the pure hell of it ... so I'll go for the latter.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbrightsky
    I would be rather not knowing much techies because it will make you think you can do it by yourself which takes a lot of time. I could have outsourced. Instead, marketing will use your brain all the time to plan in terms of ROI
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  • Profile picture of the author WebPen
    I like building the site, but I know I need to get more on the marketing side because that's where the forward movement and leadership really come into play in a business.
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  • Profile picture of the author Spyder77
    Originally Posted by W.P. Allen View Post

    For those of you who do the lion's share of the work yourself (building the site with a sitebuilder, writing some or most of your content, link building etc.)--what do you prefer--the building of the website or the marketing of that website?

    I prefer the marketing 'cause I ain't no computer whiz as such.
    The marketing. I enjoy computers & tech, but I'm not up to date and playing catch up on an SEO, technical, or graphics issue is lost time I could be spent doing other things.

    This is so much so that I very early in have developed an ad hoc barter system with my diametric opposite on the skills and interests element. This is a huge efficiency booster and something I see discussed very rarely here.

    Its like most IMers are an island of one who either go it alone or pay to outsource. I've seen some talk of working smarter instead of harder (or to get more work done with a given unit of time), yet a curious absence of people doing it.

    Probably why so many either never get started or give up early on. Or else shell out big bucks for coaches, mentors, and quick rich schemes.

    *shrug*
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  • Profile picture of the author vvsingh
    Marketing is really very challenging. I live the thrill and uncertainty of it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Marketing the site is way more fun. Building sites isn't very fun most of the time. Last night I made a brand new site, and while it was fun, I am going to get far more enjoyment out of marketing it. If I was to build another site just like it... that wouldn't be fun.
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