Yes, I can but I would need some information about your business: vision, goals, products and services. You are asking for a Marketing Strategy which we can supply to you, or a full business plan if you have not done so. Logo/branding and building requires a strategy. Let me know if you want our price list.
Send me your contact information: www.rehaniconsulting.org/contactus.html
HI everyone. I also use Yahoo's small business services and got my domain name and website from them. I pay $11.95 a month for my site. Sitebuilder is the service that provides the templates and the site. It's very easy to use for a beginner. There are extra features that can be added on for an additional price like a merchant store. I'm still working through adding paypal to my site. All in all I like the service.
I use a free web service www.freewebs.com and I purchased a domain name from yahoo small business sector for a $1.99. You can have it to were when people type in your purchased domain name they are them forwarded to your free webs site without even knowing. Check out my website to see how it looks www.shanekamarigny.com
It depends on what you want your website to do!! There are do it yourself sites with free built in templates that are VERY easy to manage without the cost. I can put up a website in a week for less than $200. That includes your annual hosting fee of $33.
Contact me if you are interested!! I require $100 upfront and the balance upon completion and I work with you up to 30 days after the site is "finished" to make changes and show you how to manage it yourself or, if you don't have time to do it yourself, I charge a $25/mo webmaster fee.
I have used a few sites out there, as well. I generally use GoDaddy for domains and handling things on my own. (http://BlogTalkRecipes.com) Weebly.com is another free site that I would recommend. It's easy to use, you can add widgets, and so forth. Buy the unique domain name and forward it to the free Weebly site. I've started to do more with WordPress and Blogger because a lot of the time, you don't need a full-blown website. And it's easier to maintain. My http://www.BarbaraHoward.net is a combination of Weebly and WordPress. I'm working with a couple of designers to customize a new Blogger page to make it more interactive which should be up within a week. I'll post the url when it's completed.
I have been offering websites for just $199. Recently a colleague suggested that I raise my price because people will judge the quality of my work by my prices. So the pricing on my websites are listed at $299. But I would be happy to accommodate anyone here for $199. Please view my work and details at one of my two websites below. The one on the top follows the conservative "web 2.0" model and is fully CSS / XTML compliant. The one on the bottom is more unique and meant to be fun.
If you are extremely tight on funds start with freewebs.com to get started. Then after you have a good number of clients then progress to a professional web designer.
The most important feature of your site, after you have made sure you have a quality design, is text. A big mistake I see a lot of small business owners make is that they concentrate too much on the design but not the text. Make sure your text is straight and to the point and above all persuasive. Don't be afraid to "ask for the sale" or prompt them to contact you. For more tips on web design you can visit my blog How To Design A Good Web Site.
Also custom web sites starting at $199 are available at websitedesignsandmarketing.com. They also have a few business web site templates reasonably priced at $9.99.