How Many People Are Held Back Because They Can't Build A Basic Website?

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I was talking to buddy of mine who I met a couple years ago and he still hasn't got anything up becuase he still doesn't have a basic website.

so my question is how many people still struggle because they don't know that basic A-Z mechanics of how to set up a simple salespage, blog, or video salesletter page?

Mike
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  • Profile picture of the author timb98133
    Great question Mike! I would be interested in knowing the same thing. I’m lucky that I found someone who I outsource all my web development work too. He does everything for me & it’s extremely inexpensive too!

    But how many people out there get stuck on the technical side of things?
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    • Profile picture of the author Mena Jo
      I come from a fairly a techie family - a brother and sister who studied web development. I consider myself the non-techie one, but I'm quick to learn and apply.

      Both of my siblings refused to build me my first website, because according to them it was a skill I needed to learn myself. Flabbergasted I was! Threw my toys out of the pram big time.

      But I got over it. I did go on teach myself how to develop websites. I'm far from being a coder but I know enough basic HTML, PHP and CSS to get me by. And I'm pretty handy with firebug - my little cheat sheet.

      The first website I ever built was based on the Drupal platform - I ain't gonna lie, it was a hot mess! But it was my hot mess and I was dead proud.

      These days I'm totally enamoured with WordPress, so I've kicked Drupal to the curb.

      I think everyone should at least have a go at building a website. It really is not that hard. There are a number of tutorials all over the net that will show you how. You just need to invest the time and then you'll have a skill for life.
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  • Profile picture of the author Samrath Gupta
    There are literally 100s of pages on Google explaining How to create a website,etc..

    Anyone can create a Professional looking website within minutes using Wordpress !

    Never Forget Uncle Google is your friend Use him and get your answers !

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    • Profile picture of the author davidbatchelor
      Originally Posted by Samrath Gupta View Post

      There are literally 100s of pages on Google explaining How to create a website,etc..

      Anyone can create a Professional looking website within minutes using Wordpress !

      Never Forget Uncle Google is your friend Use him and get your answers !

      Regards
      ~Sam~
      Really, is Google your friend Sam?

      Try asking the majority of people trying to rank their sites on the first page of Google if he is a friend or foe.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
    That's why there is a demand in every city in the world for people who can make websites. Due to another post that I read here in the WF last week, I'm setting up a large "sample" site and then I am going to start advertising locally to do a business setup for $50 each.

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    • Profile picture of the author Galasso22
      Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

      That's why there is a demand in every city in the world for people who can make websites. Due to another post that I read here in the WF last week, I'm setting up a large "sample" site and then I am going to start advertising locally to do a business setup for $50 each.

      -- j
      $50? That is pretty cheap. I would think something like $35/hr is a better price.
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      • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
        Originally Posted by Galasso22 View Post

        $50? That is pretty cheap. I would think something like $35/hr is a better price.
        Not for what I'm planning on doing. They'll pick a template and then supply graphics, pictures, logos, and text. If they want me to write the content, I'll charge them the going rate for my article writing business, which is currently $25/page.

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        • Profile picture of the author Galasso22
          Originally Posted by JaRyCu View Post

          Not for what I'm planning on doing. They'll pick a template and then supply graphics, pictures, logos, and text. If they want me to write the content, I'll charge them the going rate for my article writing business, which is currently $25/page.

          -- j
          Gotcha. Sounds like a good deal. If I had not taught myself how to do this years ago I would hire you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Galasso22
    I used to have the same problem but google sites helped a ton. It is easy enough that a novice can use it but let's geekier people like me get very complex. I then register a domain and forward with masking to my Google site and it looks like it was created professionally. In my opinion at least. I created one for my wife as an example.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joseph Robinson
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    I think over time it is becoming less and less of a problem. It's like back in the day when most people couldn't figure out how to work a computer. It's slowly but surely becoming an integrated skill for a lot of people, not just marketers.

    Throw on top of that all of the services that will build one for you, and the wizards out there that can make a basic site as easy as hitting the "Install Wordpress" button, and not knowing how to get a website up is not much of an excuse these days.
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    • Profile picture of the author Ron Smith
      I don't think that anyone should be held back due to lack of tech skills for two reasons.

      First, the website creation can be outsourced really cheap as several people have already pointed out.

      Second, the lack of a website isn't the real issue with regard to making money. The simple posession of a website doesn't make anyone any money at all. There are obviously a lot more pieces to the puzzle.

      I wish it was that simple!
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  • Profile picture of the author Ross Petal
    Good question. There are so many website courses out there and even on youtube. If people who don't have a website spend time researching, they can master wordpress websites just by watching some youtube videos. Internet marketing is all about constantly learning and applying what you learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rick Britton
    What I am struggling with is getting the sales funnel set up:

    Squeeze Page >> deliver lead magnet>> collect e-mail>> present paid offer sales page>>> take payment>> thank you page >> deliver digital product >> present other offers (upsells)

    and so on

    and it is proving very difficult to find some one who can build all of that for me
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      • Profile picture of the author rhealy29
        To be honest I think I would say exactly zero people are being held back because of that, and here's why.

        There are so many easy to use web platforms that exist today, that really, there isn't any excuse for anyone to be incapable of putting up a basic website. It can be done for free, it can be done relatively easily, even for non-techies. All it takes is the time and effort to sit down and actually figure it out, and there are masses of free resources online for that.

        If someone says "I'm being held back because I can't put up a basic website", I would hear that as "I'm being held back because I don't really want to work/succeed."

        The problem for these people isn't web ability. That's not what's holding them back. It's just a symptom of what's holding them back What's really holding them back is desire to succeed or work ethic. And that means that even if someone built them a beautiful, highly functional website, they probably still wouldn't succeed.

        There is absolutely no reason why any person with internet access and a hosting account can't get a very decent looking basic website up on their own, techie or not, other than them not wanting to put in the effort or relatively small amount of time required to learn how to use one of the many free and easy web publishing platforms available.
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  • Profile picture of the author zingycreations
    You need to be careful if building your own website. SEO is made up of 3 things:
    1. Good site architecture
    2. Good quality frequent content
    3. Good quality backlinks.

    If you don't have the site setup correctly, i.e. sitemap, metatags and various other stuff, then your efforts on points 2 and 3 won't be very effective if at all.

    Having someone to guide you on how to write content to target keywords can also be extremely cost & time effective.
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  • Profile picture of the author Gianni
    Hi everyone.

    I am a newbie in this business. I just started a few months ago.

    I did not know anything about websites, and interntet marketing.

    I joined CHRIS FARRELL membership site. It was the best thing I could

    have ever done. This guy taught me how to build a one page website to

    start making money online. The way he teaches people is very simple and

    no techie at all. Today I have my own site thanks to him.
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  • Profile picture of the author imgeek2727
    It's really not that hard to create a website, I think most of us 'on here' know that.

    But to someone who has never had a blog or has only used the computer for the most basic of school or work projects it can seem incredibly difficult and complicated, so I think a lot of people prefer to hire people to do it for them but then the downside is they become reliant on them to maintain it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Aswad
      Originally Posted by imgeek2727 View Post

      It's really not that hard to create a website, I think most of us 'on here' know that.

      But to someone who has never had a blog or has only used the computer for the most basic of school or work projects it can seem incredibly difficult and complicated, so I think a lot of people prefer to hire people to do it for them but then the downside is they become reliant on them to maintain it.
      I totally agree.. with wordpress around, creating nice,clean looking website is the easiest thing to do.

      I think just a small guide manual needed for someone who thinks it is complicated.
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  • Profile picture of the author anthm
    I wonder in his case if it is truly due to technical hurdles or is it more a motivational hurdle? In the last couple of years that you knew him, has he really been plugging away at it? I would think if he was trying, he could have thrown up a WP blog by now, or found a tutorial on the web. There are templates he can use, may not be the best but it would be a start.

    For me the hurdle is finding my niche, or the "Hedgehog concept" as Jim Collins would say.
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  • Profile picture of the author AnilK
    Creating a website was one of the first things I learned to do. I learned through Ed Dales 30 day challenge. I would imagine if you can't build a website you will most likely have problems at some point, though to be fair you could outsource site creation if you don't have the time or don't want to learn. So if you don't know, either check out youTube or Ed's challenge site.
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