Fortunate for Funding!

A venture into website publishing.

Launching a career in any field nowadays requires a website. The only thing I could think of that would prove this false would be something illegal, which even that stuff makes it online.

The way I look at it.

To the bread and butter!

Ready-made — Wix.com

  1. Less creative freedom.
  2. Easier publishing and manufactoring.
  3. Great application integration.
  4. Tons of free stock photos, templates, and features.

Self-Hosting Solution

  1. More flexibility and freedom.
  2. More time consuming.
  3. Better for the code minded.
  4. Not dependant on any entity.

I choose…

Website Ready-Made

Due to my lack of coding skills and literacy in the language of the Web, I decided to go with ready-made website template machine — Wix.com.

With Wix, I found easy application integration, and simple photo, video uploads. All things such as color, font, and shape are easily manipulated and flexible. The site offers different forms as well — portfolio, blog, restaurant, etc. According to Charles Jackson, with Chron.com,

Many user-friendly, free and open-source content-management systems are available to assist with Web design, so it is even possible to build a basic small business website without a professional Web designer.

Domain Host

Much like deliberating which ice cream to purchase, I did the same with hosting services. After very little deliberation, I chose Namecheap, simply because it was extremely fast and effective, and according to Gerald Lucas, in Establishing your Professional Presence, “they provide excellent, easy, and fast DNS control.”

I also decided to listen to peers that had been “down that road before,” and they said Namecheap was great, so, yes, word of mouth is still a viable resource.

Before choosing a my top-level domain name I searched the internet by performing a WHOIS search to find all names associated, or simlar to my chosen one, and I only found one other closely related — which is good!

A less saturated market is good said a wise man.

Funding

Luckily, I have the influx of cash to afford myself the privelege of experimenting with new life ventures. So, I made sure my bank account had enough to cover the fees and… for less than $10 I was able to purchase my domain.

My Wix.com professional Web management plan is less than $10 a month as well. All in all, not too much of an investment to be able to freely advertise, shop, share, and detail products and services.