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  • Tracy Freese
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So You Want to Build a Website, Huh?

Today I highlight my friend Christopher Pontine who wants to guide you as you build your online presence. From domains, hosting, and eCommerce, technology and service providers change like the weather. I assure you from personal experience it is nice to hear from people that have gone before you.

I liked Chris' blog, CreatingaWebsiteToday.com,  a-LOT because it is packed with useful information, tips, and reviews about the latest trends in website development. If you are considering starting your own business and need a website or expanding to an eCommerce platform, here is a bit about how Chris got started and what he learned along the way:

I started blogging back in 2007 with just basic HTML understanding. I found it quite interesting because of how many people you could reach and speak to by just having a piece of the cyber world pie. 

In 2012 I started Creatingawebsitetoday.com to give users wanting to build a website advice and reviews so they could find online success in a very simple way. Make no mistake though, it took me some work to get up and running (with plenty of failures along the way).  But that's OK, because,the more you fail the more you can learn! Now, I can teach the important stuff and help visitors skip the minutia.

It would have been tough to even start this blog if it wasn't for failure. Now, I am able to pass on info to you so when you create your own website, it's hopefully a little less work.

From my own experiences creating the blog you are currently visiting, failure is an important ingredient to eventual success. I can remember getting through the intense design and aesthetic process (took months) of Home of Wealth only to be faced with a functioning website that I had no idea what to do with. I tried about five different concepts before finally settling on what you see today. Don't suffer through the trial and error process alone, reach out to a guy like Chris and learn from his mistakes!

  • Tracy Freese
  • entrepreneurminimalist computingminimalist designminimalist technologystart up