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Hi there, newbie here with reasonable understanding of website but really need help. (Hope this is in the right place!) I would like a website that has functionality for placing sales adverts and also the ability to have a membership facility (members being able to see more detail on the sales adverts than non members). I have had a website built but changed my business model and it is now not fit for purpose. The designer is suggesting gopaywall to provide what I'm looking for. I don't know what platform it's built on but it's not joomla or wordpress. Can anyone give me advice as to what would be a good solution without breaking the bank? Thank you.

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Simmilar question

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I’m looking for someone who knows JavaScript. I’m trying to develop a code in a very interesting but complicated way, which will work without problems when you sign in from everywhere around the world. Everything will be fast and responsive also. The very similar website to casino(dot)guru , but they don´t respond when I asked about their web developer. Do you know about company which would you recommend or someone who is able to develop even better version of this? Thank you

Post was last edited on June 19, 2018 9:14 AM PDT

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Small world. Story time.

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It's been a decade but the story repeats over and over. My mother's company wrestled with getting their web store up over many years. After 4 years of a few consultants they asked me. My answer was to look at GoDaddy and similar hosts that do this stuff. Their consultant at the time said pshaw and told them I didn't know their needs.

At 6 years and in the mid 6 figures USD (close to half a million dollars) they had no web store. The consultants were again fired and a new one hired. He went with Godaddy and had a web site with store and items up in a week and from there worked on how to add items and more.

Your story is not unheard of but for many these web shops work. The consultants tend to hate them because where can they upcharge and sell their products?

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I have a solution

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Hi,
I'd love to help you to develop a website for your business.
I have expertise in WEB development such as custom and CMS, a choice is up to you.
What I need, it's requirements.
Development from scratch to deploy.
Please, text me
****@gmail.com
skype: ****
I'll help you.

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Post was last edited on August 8, 2018 3:24 AM PDT

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That's not a solution.

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"Development from scratch to deploy."

This is exactly the story I shared above. If you don't have a ready to deploy solution, it's not a solution.

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How to optimize conversion rate on your website?

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Hey guys, thanks for allowing me to take part in. I would like to share my very first article on how to optimize announcement top bar. if you are an online entreprener, this might be really helpful for you.

Mobile-first design is vital, but desktop is yet not dead.

We all got to admit that mobile phone is dominating users Internet surfing habit, especially the young. Smartphone no doubt is the first thing people put in their pocket over wallet when going out. It is much easier to carry than any other devices and also supports 90% of functions compared to computer.

Many researches indicate that a normal person always keep his phone in the maximum distance of 4 meters, which means a smartphone nowadays attaches to human body as a biological organ.

However, desktop is not dead.

Despite the domination of smartphone, desktop is still playing an irreplaceable part in Ecommerce. Online shoppers in middle age or elderly although have a smartphone on their hands still prefer using laptop or tablet to go shopping on the internet. According to Statista, the number of desktop shoppers worldwide in 2018 is 45% and there is no sign of decline in 2019.

You and I can recognize 2 main reasons why the elder choose to view your online store via desktop or tablet. The first one is easy to see: The screen is bigger, brings a feeling of clarity to them as products can be seen bigger in desktop screen than smartphone.

Secondly, this shopping habit of the olders originated from their working habit. Because they use computer everyday to work in the office, they get used to it and using desktop or computer to surf the Internet is just a normal reflex.

You might have a question like: “How is this information helpful to my business?”

Well, if your target customer is 30 or younger, this is the answer for your conversion rate. When there is not enough budget to do both, you can prefer optimizing display on mobile rather than laptop to serve your customers, make sure no feature is limited.

I’ve seen many fashion websites with good looking on laptop but look like trash on mobile. It therefore causes an inconvenience experience for users, for example many top bar when dropping down covers the menu button. This makes calm people (like me) feel very annoyed and bounce immediately, let alone the ones who easily lose their temper.

That is how you lose your customers and you have no idea about.

There will come the day that smartphone completely replace laptop, but in the mean time, building a friendly interface with full of utilities on both mobile and desktop seems to be the best solution for online entrepreneur.

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Solution for Website Designing or Build

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I suggest you WordPress because in WordPress thousands of theme available which is ready to use (free or paid). Wordpress is easy to use, time saving and if you don't want to overspend.

Post was last edited on July 6, 2018 12:21 AM PDT

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WordPress

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Wordpress is the best option for newbies. Both Drupal or Jumla needs more work and coding part will be there. But using Wordpress, you can build any type of website with its extensive themes available. Either it may be Technical Website or travel blog.

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Post was last edited on July 29, 2018 2:42 AM PDT

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WordPress is the best option

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For newbies word press is the best. WordPress is easy customization and the most secured platform in 2018 . I recommend WordPress

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Freelance web dev

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Have you looked for a freelance developer? I think this will be the most affordable option in this case.

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In the same boat

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I've had my website which specialises for nearly two years. I currently use wix which I fine (not being coding savy) the best for people who want a site up and running asap and then figure the details out at a later date.

Moderator note: Removed personal site links. Stay on topic. No spam.

Post was last edited on October 24, 2018 12:21 PM PDT

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