Many of you I’m sure have considered operating your own website, it’s not as complex as it seems.
First you have to decide on a url, for example one of the domain names I operate www.thetalkingdrum.com it is a very busy site over 100 pages with huge traffic and bandwidth usage. Here look at the stats by clicking here www.thetalkingdrum.com/webstat
Second you have to decide what type of design and information you want to offer your visitors. If you plan on paying for design as opposed to doing it yourself, be sure to shop around for there are no set prices and many charge what they want.
Third you want to select a hosting plan that can accommodate the estimated volume of traffic you anticipate for your site. With The Talking Drum site we bounced up the hosting plan as the popularity grew, we now have a re-seller plan that allows us to resale our unused space to others sites.
Before the re-seller plan these were the actual annual costs for hosting.
www.thetalkingdrum.com hosting cost 125.00 per year
www.blackmic.com hosting 90.00 per year
www.assatashakur.org cost 125.00 per year
www.thedrum.org cost 90.00 per year
www.panafrican.tv is on the re-seller plan
The forum software we use from www.vbulletin.com has a one time lifetime fee of 160.00 this includes all future upgrades and everything, I thought it was much more.
but as you can see its money well spent, it makes a rookie like me, look like a paid expert.
I encourage those of you considering to launch a website to don’t put it off any longer, if you are interested in generating income via the net, or if its not for profit and information based like the sites we operate, take advantage of this technology and lets get free....
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