How many taxidermists have websites and out of those how many actually create the website themselves. do you think it is a smart thing to do or could it maybe backfire or just waste time?
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The only ones any of us would know about are those people who advertise them. Then I'm sure we'd miss a few thousand or so. And as far as designing them ourselves, I'm sure that would be a very small fraction as taxidermists have enough to do without spending a couple days designing a website.
Not as many, as that would like one. Most think they are expensive, well, maybe, if you get a domain name, then host it on a server. I pay $20.00, a month, for the host service, plus the cost of the Domain name, which you can get:
anywhere you want. But I have a lot of space, I have one other persons website, also on my domain server. But George, I beat that spending a couple of days, working on it, yep, I did it at night. Some places will let you make one for free, and host it, but as far as I am concern, those were complicated, and you have to allow a banner above your web page.
I say, get a domain name, then, either build the web site, or pay to have it built. One thing is, if you learn to build it, and load it with a ftp:
then you can make all the changes you want, and not have to wait on or pay someone else.
I learned by simply printing out these three sections on building a web page with aol, plus one section on additional html tags. But, this can be used with any internet service, once you learn the html tags.
This is not as hard as one would think, it's just like anything else, you need to read it, and apply it. I just takes a little time, but it will be worth it, then you can make little one page illustrations, place pictures and text, ect.
Here are a few of mine,
I gave these ear openers to George, at the NTA Show, in Missouri a fews years back,
Just give it a try, you might surprise yourself.
I dont pay anything for my website and it has been submitted to numerous search engines. Not much on mine and I haven't updated it since 2001 other than I took the price list off for mounts. If you go to www.50megs.com it is one place where you, or any average Joe, can put a website together and it is free. The only time it cost you anything is if you upgrade it. To stop pop ups on it I think cost you like $7.95 a month. I'm to cheap to do that! Good Luck. The bad thing is what George said, most don't have the time to put in to these things, to update them, and keep them current. Seems to be my problem but it's free and I'll get back to it someday. Dan Hudzik
I believe is Jason at Nuttyhost. He's been designing taxidermists websites for a lot of folks here. All of the sites that I've seen that he has done look very professional. It was dirt cheap to design. And resonably priced to host. And, Jason can spell - lol!
I believe it's www.nuttyhost.com
i have a website and i did it myself. whenever i get new mounts done, i upload them and can change anything i want at any time. its through networksolutions.com i cant remember how much it is, maybe 100 bucks a year or so? www.rjrtaxidermy.com
is my host. $25 a year and no pop-ups. BP
...that $25 bucks is for your domain registration. I had DotEasy for about 5 years and never had a problem. Best deal out there as far as hosting goes.
I recently switched to a friends hosting service simply because I owed him something for creating my website and dealing with all my updates and changes.
I know:) But that's still what it costs me. Some people would agrue that it's not "free" if they have to pay for any of it. LOL Like ya said "best deal". I've only had it about a year and a half but I've had absolutely no problems and any questions are answered promptly. BP