If you read my last post on how not being online costs you money, and hopefully I could convince you of the fact, this is a follow-up post on how to get found online in a few simple steps. It’s a two-part series because of the volume of its content. I wouldn’t like to have you sleep off while I’m talking now would I.
I’m sure you’re wondering what this guy wants to say to you now to convince you of some lie right? Don’t worry I’ll go straight to the lies so I don’t waste your time. But don’t forget the lie, not being online costs you money.
My blog started on Monday 24th, and I was really excited to get it going. Coming from my word-of-mouth freelance marketing style and moving online was a big boost for me. And then I posted this picture on Facebook advertising my site and an initial offer. Ten minutes later an old friend calls, she just saw my ad and would like to refer me to her company. Just two days after my launch.
After much thought as to whether or not I should write this, I’ve decided it might be best for someone out there.
As a web designer I have hosted sites for five years now, and my very first host was Utiware which I found through a Google search at the time.
First, you would need to understand the general problems with Nigerian web hosting companies before you go on to read this so you don’t get all biased.
I remember my first purchase with Circuit Atlantic. It was a desperate measure to get an HP laptop with really nice specs from CircuitCity. At the time I had no idea how this was supposed to go, I did not have a credit card and other sites I had checked that advertised purchasing services felt shady.
Nigerian web hosting companies, over the past few years, have increased in number and grown in size. As more people demand for these services and more businessmen notice the opportunity, hosting companies spring up. Some grow, and others simply either decide to stay where they are or have services poor enough to get them repeatedly rejected.
As a website designer I have heard a lot of “gist” on the amount people pay for designing websites in Nigeria. Some are outright hilarious, especially when you get to find out and see for yourself what they pay all that money for.
So today I’ll be writing on the cost of building a website in Nigeria.
At some point you would have to face the necessary evil of getting yourself a website. When that time comes, and it will, trust me *wink*, you would be better off knowing what the requirements are, from you, to ensure the smooth running of the design process. So you don’t have your web design agency or freelancer calling you up too frequently.