I dont get it - what the obsession with building a website in under 2 min?

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I have noticed a number of WSO's lately with the USP of being able to build a website (WordPress) in under 2 mins or thereabouts, but am I the only one that's questioning the attraction of being able to do this?;
what is the point for this speed?;
is a 2 minute website going to make the money flow any quicker than a website thats taken 1-2 hours to build?
or are we all getting caught up in the hype?
please enlighten me :confused:

Lee
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  • Profile picture of the author Will Edwards
    Well ... I don't know really. But, my guess would be:

    1. You could charge for the service - how about a $5 Fiverr gig for example? Not bad for 2 mins work.

    2. If you can create a site in 2 minutes that makes $1 per month (say from Adsense) then you could make 240 such sites per 8 hour day and that equals $240 per month. You could then scale it up.

    I don't so that kind of stuff, but I like to think about things
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Pearson
      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      Well ... I don't know really. But, my guess would be:

      1. You could charge for the service - how about a $5 Fiverr gig for example? Not bad for 2 mins work.

      2. If you can create a site in 2 minutes that makes $1 per month (say from Adsense) then you could make 240 such sites per 8 hour day and that equals $240 per month. You could then scale it up.

      I don't so that kind of stuff, but I like to think about things
      Point 2 - If you were really creating websites that earned you 1 dollar a month, then that would mean you would have to have 3000 websites just to make $3000 a month. The funny thing is people are really are going with this option, I have a friend who went past 100 websites a few weeks ago. He is only making $4 - $6 a day currently. His sites get about 5-10 visitors a week maybe.

      I don't know about everyone else, but this plan of action just seems silly and not worth the effort. If your going to build websites take the time and build quality sites that can make more than $1 a month.

      Internet Marketing is primarily about Marketing not build websites.
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    • Profile picture of the author scorpio9
      is there a demand for $5 WP sites? must check that out

      Lee

      Originally Posted by Will Edwards View Post

      Well ... I don't know really. But, my guess would be:

      1. You could charge for the service - how about a $5 Fiverr gig for example? Not bad for 2 mins work.

      2. If you can create a site in 2 minutes that makes $1 per month (say from Adsense) then you could make 240 such sites per 8 hour day and that equals $240 per month. You could then scale it up.

      I don't so that kind of stuff, but I like to think about things
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamie Hudson
    It's all hype Lee...

    Do you really think a website that's built in 2 minutes stands to make any money at all?

    It will require a domain for $10, period unless you're using sub domains which is a terrible idea and a sure-fire way to frustration.

    So the best you can hope for of a 2, 5, 10 or 300 minute website is to make a couple of Adsense bucks per month. Sites built in that time look poor, have spun if not duplicated content and generally micro sites.

    If you're going to build a site, spend weeks on it before launch. No micro niche site that takes hours or days to setup will stand a chance to make you money in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Venkat001
    Generally all that matters is proper installation with appropriate settings. Anyone can easily install word-press and apply themes accordingly.

    Website earnings doesn't depend on whether the site is built in 2 mins or hours. I generally take 3 to 4 hrs to install everything test it and tweak my theme settings accordingly.

    Any website when designed correctly with proper SEO can make the earnings
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  • Profile picture of the author Bruce NewMedia
    Originally Posted by scorpio9 View Post

    I have noticed a number of WSO's lately with the USP of being able to build a website (WordPress) in under 2 mins or thereabouts, but am I the only one that's questioning the attraction of being able to do this?;
    what is the point for this speed?;
    is a 2 minute website going to make the money flow any quicker than a website thats taken 1-2 hours to build?
    or are we all getting caught up in the hype?
    please enlighten me :confused:....Lee
    I happen to agree with you Lee. There's a real obsession with speed over all else in IM. I could understand if you were building 50 sites a DAY. But most don't build 50 sites a YEAR, so the difference of say, an hour or so, seems nothing to me.

    Tech-types are always especially interested in the 'speed' claims.
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    • Profile picture of the author mosthost
      Originally Posted by Bruce NewMedia View Post

      I happen to agree with you Lee. There's a real obsession with speed over all else in IM. I could understand if you were building 50 sites a DAY. But most don't build 50 sites a YEAR, so the difference of say, an hour or so, seems nothing to me.

      Tech-types are always especially interested in the 'speed' claims.
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      Bruce
      Some of these people MIGHT be building 50 sites a day for all we know
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    • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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      Building a site in 2 minutes, $1 a month from adsense per site, make hundreds of sites . . . etc . . .

      I just don't get it. A proper website is an ongoing work of art. And one website with excellent content or products, well researched and designed, interesting, fully optimised and promoted, should be all anyone needs to be successful. That is unless you're incapable of doing that.
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    • Profile picture of the author Angela V. Edwards
      Originally Posted by Bruce NewMedia View Post

      I happen to agree with you Lee. There's a real obsession with speed over all else in IM. I could understand if you were building 50 sites a DAY. But most don't build 50 sites a YEAR, so the difference of say, an hour or so, seems nothing to me.

      Tech-types are always especially interested in the 'speed' claims.
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      Bruce
      It's all part of the "instant generation", I suspect. Everything has to be fast and available NOW.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Keith
        Originally Posted by Angela V. Edwards View Post

        It's all part of the "instant generation", I suspect. Everything has to be fast and available NOW.
        I am part of the "instant generation" that mentality is largely responsible for keeping many of my high school friends completely broke.

        I am all for any easy button i can get my hands on, but if you never take the time to learn whats behind the "easy button", you will likely struggle to improve upon things.

        What we are left with is a bunch of cookie cutter sites with few who understand even the first thing about how to differentiate themselves from others and create even a single USP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by scorpio9 View Post

    I have noticed a number of WSO's lately with the USP of being able to build a website (WordPress) in under 2 mins or thereabouts, but am I the only one that's questioning the attraction of being able to do this?;
    what is the point for this speed?;
    is a 2 minute website going to make the money flow any quicker than a website thats taken 1-2 hours to build?
    or are we all getting caught up in the hype?
    please enlighten me :confused:

    Lee
    You make a very good point. I think it's because they know that most people are lazy, so the less time they have to spend putting effort into something from which they could receive great reward the better. I guess it can also motivate people -- like they actually accomplished something that, for many, is considered too challenging to even attempt.

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  • Profile picture of the author FreshMedia
    Maybe some people are still caught up with the idea that more junk sites = more money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chrisbroholm
    Admittedly I can't build my niche sites in 2 minutes, but with following my VA instruction sheet and having the articles on hand pre-formatted it won't take me long to set it up.

    But 2 minutes? Mah, not possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveFinch
    A lot of people out there shudder when they hear of wordpress, so something saying they can do it in a couple of minutes may put them at ease a bit, and inspire them to have a go.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aussie_Al
    My view these days is to look at site building as a long term project - over say a period of a year not 2 minutes
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesrich1
    The only way this might really help someone is if they are building websites for local businesses and they have a ton of orders. Speed will then play in their favor.
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  • Profile picture of the author Black Hat Cat
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    Originally Posted by scorpio9 View Post

    I have noticed a number of WSO's lately with the USP of being able to build a website (WordPress) in under 2 mins or thereabouts, but am I the only one that's questioning the attraction of being able to do this?;
    what is the point for this speed?;
    is a 2 minute website going to make the money flow any quicker than a website thats taken 1-2 hours to build?
    or are we all getting caught up in the hype?
    please enlighten me :confused:

    Lee
    Well, for one, if you can build a site in 2 minutes, that means you don't HAVE to spend 2 hours building it. Who wants to spend 2 hours building a site if they can do it in 2 minutes?

    Now, whether these 2 minute sites are worth a crap is a different question. I'm not familiar with the WSOs you're referring to, so I don't know the answer to that one.
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      Originally Posted by Black Hat Cat View Post

      Well, for one, if you can build a site in 2 minutes, that means you don't HAVE to spend 2 hours building it. Who wants to spend 2 hours building a site if they can do it in 2 minutes?

      Now, whether these 2 minute sites are worth a crap is a different question. I'm not familiar with the WSOs you're referring to, so I don't know the answer to that one.
      Agree 100%! - depends on what you call "building a website". If you mean having 'a website' online in 2 mins, I could see that happening if you don't have a lot of plugins to install, etc. If you're talking about a niche site, review site, landing page, or just about anything else that will make money, that involves content - surely nobody believes they can flesh out a blog or website complete with content in 2 mins.?

      I thought I was fast

      BTW: I also hope that 2 mins. doesn't include registering and hosting a domain...
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      • Profile picture of the author Drew Cleveland
        I stay away from all of the insta site stuff. Creating a site in two minutes is a waste of two minutes and a waste of $8-10 for the domain because it's not going to make you any money. That's the impression that I have gotten from the push button software's that I have seen.

        Let's face it...If there are people who are building websites in under two mins, (that actually make money) are they really gonna sell that as a WSO, or a CB product?
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Yeah ... I say go for it. Spend all of your time building 2 minute websites. I'm sure these sell like hotcakes on Flippa or you could even make a gazillion bucks with Adsense.

    It's the same old same old. How to make a million dollars in your PJs and the reason that so many people are disappointed when they get no results after buying these junk WSOs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Pearson
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Yeah ... I say go for it. Spend all of your time building 2 minute websites. I'm sure these sell like hotcakes on Flippa or you could even make a gazillion bucks with Adsense.

      It's the same old same old. How to make a million dollars in your PJs and the reason that so many people are disappointed when they get no results after buying these junk WSOs.
      You tell em "sbucciarel",

      I find that this is one of many reasons why people fail - Guru's and Marketers telling unsuspecting newbies that its just that easy to build and sit back.

      Here's a idea instead of building quick websites for that make you $12 a year, which in most cases won't cover the cost of the domain an hosting yearly. Why not just write 1000 word quality articles and sell them for $10-$15 each. Sell 40 or 50 a week you have a nice starter income.
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  • Profile picture of the author sallan
    If you had previously built a WP site with all the plugins etc that you needed installed you may get almost close to that if all you were doing was loading a backup file of that site onto a new server. But, and this is a big BUT you still have quality content to add, new template, new graphics, sitemap registration with google, cusomising menus, updating plugins, meta tags etc, etc.

    If you want anything of quality.
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  • Profile picture of the author cashcow
    Building a website in 2 minutes is one thing, but it's going to take a lot more time and effort to get it to earn money so who cares if it takes 2 minutes or 2 days to build it?

    The ones who think they can just put up a website and it will automatically earn them money are the ones who will be posting threads about how they are "quitting" IM in the near future.
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    • Profile picture of the author Nick Pearson
      Originally Posted by cashcow View Post

      Building a website in 2 minutes is one thing, but it's going to take a lot more time and effort to get it to earn money so who cares if it takes 2 minutes or 2 days to build it?

      The ones who think they can just put up a website and it will automatically earn them money are the ones who will be posting threads about how they are "quitting" IM in the near future.
      Or "Why is my site not getting traffic?"

      "Why am I not making any money?"
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  • Profile picture of the author scorpio9
    wow! here is another WSO just posted - InfoPages In 27 Seconds Or Less! - MONEY LOVES SPEED!

    they are getting faster and faster

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  • Profile picture of the author marketingdynasty
    I think building a website in two minutes is helpful; only if the plugin or software generates the proper and professional looking site. Time is money and in this business the more you can automate things - it makes things a bit smoother. Why not use things that can automate your business or help you make websites much quicker especially if the plugin or software gets the job done. And there are definitely plugins and software out there that can get the job done.
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  • Profile picture of the author KeithSneed
    In my mind, it's just selling what people want to hear. People want to make money fast, and if you tell them that this website will make them money, then you also have to tell them, "Oh, look! You can have this site up in running in 2 minutes!" Just sounds like a flashy marketing ploy. But that's just my two cents...
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        Originally Posted by cjreynolds View Post

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  • I think the direction people are going is they want everything easy, fast, now, no work, no risk etc.. I think that is why!
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  • Profile picture of the author Flippmate
    I'll give a free membership away to anyone that can prove to me that they can build a website from scratch within 2 minutes! I build websites everyday and you need a few minutes just to buy the domain and another 10 to setup the server and install WP for example and that is being fast. Building a website and changing a template are 2 different things. Designing a website is a different world all together! Sure loads of people make crappy sites and I really believe that they don't spend more than 10 seconds on the design. But thankfully there is one golden rule in mother nature and that is you usually get back what you put in. So if you can make a site in 2 minutes, Awesome! That's probably about how much air time all your visitors will add up to after 10 years!

    If it were as easy as pushing a button then the whole world would be doing it!

    Don't get me wrong I'm sure there are crap website generators that can theoretically do it, but they only make a ****ty template and the good ones make ****ty templates with badly spun & stolen articles.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ken Leatherman
    Many of those buying the 2 minute site WSO have full time jobs and families. They truly are hoping for something that will make life a little better for them and save them time.

    Then of course there are the ones, who are techno tards (like me), who absolutely hate trying to learn how to do it manually and the idea of slapping up a site with the push of a button is irresistible. Having said that I still would much rather outsource to someone to build my sites for me, especially when they are someone I trust.

    However, I agree that the hype more than plays a major part in the decision for the "2 minute site". Hope springs eternal! And often time the most cynical of us fall to the hype.

    Just a thought to chew on.

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  • Profile picture of the author richardjes
    I think you have to differentiate between a website and a webpage and also if that website or page has content within two minutes.

    I think that yes their is bound to be software that can build a website in 2 minutes but its what the user has to do to the site after its built that counts.

    If you say to me "You can have a website up in two minutes then yes its possible if you have your domain set up purchased"

    If you say you can have a money making website set up in two minutes then PLEEEAAASSEEE dont take me for a mug

    I've got my 2 1/2 minute webpage software coming out soon :-)

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  • Profile picture of the author ymest
    Ah, I wish I knew why some want to believe in creating something in 2 min! Lack of common sense, I suppose! Building a website doesn't necessarily take long but "fleshing it out" and make it original is another thing! Who wants to read a 2 min thingy...

    Ahhh gotta go...my two minutes have expired! Moving onto the next project lol :

    Y.
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