Last wekend, I happened to read a local advertising magazine when an advert caught my eye. It was from a local printing company and lately they have advanced into the business of website design.

Nothing wrong with that you might say.... absolutely. The issue that had me taken aback was what they were offering in their advert.

In their standard website package, they offered to construct a website, that was fully optimised for Google Search Engine and they would also, uniquely design 5 website pages. Cost 475. ( US $560 )

In their budget website design they would do pretty much as above, except we would only get 3 uniquely designed pages for our website. It would be also optimised for search engine. Cost 380. ( US $450 )

Both options came with standard photo gallery and if wanted extra images uploaded to our sites, they would accomodate us with an additional editable gallery for a cost of 70. Both of these options exclude domain name and hosting ( Approx cost of this extra would be 100/yearly )

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Don't get me wrong, but I have no doubt that, their work would be a professsional, top of the range, well organised, accomplished and uniquely designed website as they promised on their advert.

That said, I am not sure if visitors would be examining the design, layout theme and all those other issues when they land on a website in their search for whatever they are looking for.

Granted first impressions are critical to our success and we have only one chance to make it count, so therefore our websites have to be eyecatching, busisness like and make that everlasting impression upon our audience and visitors.

Now let's look at what we have available here at Wealthy Affiliate;

For starters, there is a choice of approx 5000 or so ( and counting ) wordpress website themes that we can choose from. On top of that we have website security in the form of SSL Certs, there is IT support, website support, free email facilities and storage, plus 25 free website hosting options.

There is site content tracker and assist, newly introduced, we can upload as many images or photos as we wish. ( 5 GB of storage )

There are 5 Certificate Training Courses, each containing 10 detailed and informative lessons. and much much more and I haven't even mentioned the WA Bootcamp, which contains more top training in website design and SEO.

To be honest, I could be here until next week explaining and detailing all the other extras that come with our $49/m sbscription. ( Apologies...I forgot to mention the great community support and back-up, access to the 2 CEOs, unheard of in today's similar industries )

In our own websites we would have say, 10 - 20 pages on our sites, we may have anywhere from 20 - 50, or perhaps 100 posts or more, in many cases. Upload as many images as our heart's desired. There are backlinks, internal links, Social media marketing training and so on and a lot more, as you know yourselves. ( How much would that cost from this advertising website design company..... )

I am not here to run down or bad mouth this advertising company by any means, I just wished to make an honest comparison and give an unbiased detailed description of what we have here at WA and outline the costs that we would otherwise incur, had we not have this great online opportunity that we have here at WA.

Keep on trucking ....PB





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CatAdam Premium
Great post. I'm on your side, Wealthy Affiliate is a bargain at the price. Wishing you success in your online business.
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there again
I totally agree with you
WA will be very hard to better
thanks for stopping by
Cheers PB
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viyee Premium
All that is needed is to grasp the opportunity with both hands and jump on the train.
I say "all," there is a little matter of the hard work and study; there is no way round that, though, is there?
You have summed it up beautifully Phil
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
well said and thanks for stopping by
cheers and best wishes PB
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Pernilla Premium
WA is absolutely the best rocket launcher, no doubt about that!

As I joined WA I already found this platform fantastic - awsome value. Every now and then there are great improvements like SiteContent and SiteContent Images and PageSpeed. Happy to be here!
:-)
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
cheers and thanks for stopping by
best wishes
PB
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jtaienao Premium
Thanks for pointing out the advantage we have here at WA over other what other providers have to offer Phil. Clearly we have the best value for our investment.
Jerome
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Phil-58 Premium
Absolutely Jt
I could'nt agree with you more
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Droseh Premium
We definitely get the most bank for our buck at WA......and we are learning and keeping control.
Debbie
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Phil-58 Premium
well said Debbie
cheers PB
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Kickbacked Premium
Nice article Phil!
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
cheers and thanks for stopping by
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Kickbacked Premium
Your welcome! Have a great weekend!
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Paul1916 Premium
Great post Phil.
up the walls lately with the day job so only see this now..
This is something I would really like to get started in but would have no idea how to pitch or even price for it.
Thanks for sharing, certainly something to plan for in 2018.
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
Thanks for stopping by
food for thought certainly
cheers
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DaveSw Premium
Wow, I am in the wrong business! I had no idea that it cost THAT much to have someone put together a website! Good post and eye opening! Cheers! Dave : )
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
thanks for stopping by
could be somthing to get into for sure
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ridesisapis Premium
Not all websites are blogs that will suffice with the free theme. Even the page builder themes have a learning curve, something that many users obviously haven't 'learned' when you see the results of their home-made sites. And you still need a good knowledge of CSS and HTML, even with a page builder, to really get a fully customised look.

It depends on requirements. If you just want a simple blog, then any theme will do the job really. If you envision something more than that, and it's beyond you how to do it, then there's no shame in getting it priced and done for you.

Unfortunately, though, paying for it is no guarantee of quality. The creator of this joke site agrees - http://adventurega.me/bootstrap/ . I've also seen stock template Shopify builds touted for £1,800... for changing the title and adding a few pics. Same with Envato templates. Nothing 'bespoke' in it but good money if you can get it, pawning that sort of stuff as such, I suppose.

But no one should kid themselves that being able to add a page in WordPress, and then inserting a few pictures, and changing their texts' fonts and colours, is 'development' or building a website.
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DaveSw Premium
This is true...Much like mobile app builders...To get a really complex one built to order you are going to pay a high price. We offer the plain vanilla ones that suffice for 90% of the market, and the price is 1/10 of these complex specially built apps...BUT, you get what you pay for...Cheers! Dave : )
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
many thanks for your comments
I just wished to highlight what some companies are charging for website construction
I only wished to make the comparisons that we here at WA have an awesome opportunity to build our own sites and optimise them for search engine within Google
Thanks again for dropping by
Cheers PB
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Easy-Moneys Premium
Awesome post!
Alows us to see how we can become our own Website Design Business owners - set up your customers on the site - they pay u a monthly fee....you pay the WA Fee!!

Brilliant & fun way to make money with our WA Skill sets!!!
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
I could'nt agree more
cheers
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sheikave Premium
WA win in terms of value.
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Phil-58 Premium
Absolutely...cheers
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BradWms Premium
Very true. Offline marketing to local businesses caught fire not long ago, especially website design+hosting+ongoing maintenance, but a lot of it turned out to be pie-in-the-sky theory that you can get customers to pay hundreds initially and then on-going each month for something. You can get a few but nothing like the scale hyped by program sellers, mainly due to the costs and alternatives like WA that provide much more value at a lesser cost, even to someone not technically inclined.
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi Brad
very true and we haven't even scratched the surface here as far as the value of this online business that WA has to offer
Thanks again
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WilliamBH Premium
Great Stuff Phil! Cheers, William.
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Phil-58 Premium
Thanks for stopping by
cheers
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Carol46 Premium
It is good to be reminded of the enormous value we have here at WA. Most grateful :)
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
Absolutely Carol
we don't realise how lucky we are
cheers
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subcpo14 Premium
great analysis. Thanks... Jay
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi jay
glad that you liked it
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PatsyC Premium
Hi Phil, love this post it's excellent! and I agree, nothing compares to WA, they must not have any idea what we have here!

Their deals aren't even worth it :)
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Phil-58 Premium
Cheers patsy
I agree with you 100%
we have a fantastic deal here at WA
cheers PB
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Loes Premium
A website? Why don't you make it yourself? At the Wealthy Affiliate business community, you get much, much more than the ad in this blog promise to you.

Great blog PB. We are so lucky to be here!
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
I agree with you 100%
we have a great business here at WA
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arielharris7 Premium
kudos to the gift of WA! And all of us knowing how blessed we are to have wondered into the land Kyle and Carson created. Thank you for this. ariel
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
Thanks for stopping by and I agree with you all the way
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MKearns Premium
There's nothing like the Do it Yourself design we have here Phil!
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi MK
I agree with you totally
there is a certain element of satisfaction involved when we say that we built our own websites
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laparra1 Premium
Good evening Phil,

You are right, we have a really good deal being here.
Sorry, I will not use the truck as I love my little cabrio, you will not believe it but temperatures are still around the 30C.

Greetings from the south of Spain, Taetske
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
Thanks for stopping by
much appreciated
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mikewood1975 Premium
WA is a great value for us. I have been here 6 weeks and have 3 google indexed websites with the rankings going up. I am learning invaluable information.
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Phil-58 Premium
Hi there
Thanks for stopping by and best wishes
this is an awesome business that we are involved with
could'nt agree more
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RodClark Premium
Totally agree Phil - astonishing value here at WA.

Cheers
Rod
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Phil-58 Premium
Cheers Rod and thanks for dropping by
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