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Looking for someone to build a website for my inventions

Postby InventorForLife » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:11 pm

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Hi, I'm looking for someone to build a website featuring my inventions. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!

Postby Work2XL » Sun Sep 09, 2007 8:21 pm

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Welcome IFL.
That's a big question with so many things to look at. While I'm not a web designer, I recently had a one page coming soon type page put up for me. I can tell you some of the things I tried. Some worked better than others, but I think they all had some merit. It will depend how complex of a site you need.

In no particular order:
1) I talked to my neighbor the dean of a local High School to see if he had any students with the skills I needed.
2) I put up a ad on craigslist.
3) I talked to a friend (who I couldn't afford) and asked what I would need to know to interview and get a quote from someone.
4) Ask people you know if they know anyone.
5) Look at some of the Free Build your own website tools. (It's not really hard)

All of the above are for pretty simple informative sites.

If your talking about more complex, ecommerce, message boards, blogs, forms, ect, then you probably do need a professional. These you can find online, in the phone book, or references. I also, went through my favorites list and looked at who created the websites that I liked most.

One very big must is no matter who creates your site, make sure that 1) you own the domain, even if they set it up for you. 2) Make sure you own all rights to the website too. Make sure you get both points in writing before any work is done.

What I ended up doing was the person I had create my presentation sheet I had him use the top half of it as my one page site. http://www.studytyme.com/

I hope this helps some. I know roger brown does alot of work if not all of the work on this site. I'm sure he'll have the answer your looking for.
If you have any specific ideas that you know you need for your site, I'm sure you can get more specific answers.

Randy

Roger Brown is an Inventor, Roger Simmons is our Webmaster

Postby Michelle » Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:33 am

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You're confusing two people.

Roger Brown is an inventor who has successfully licensed many products and provides great advice here in the forums.

Roger Simmons is our webmaster. He is not an inventor but a computer programmer, etc.

Same first name, completely different people.


Michelle :)

Also, here is a section on helpful books on Building a Web Presence that may be useful
http://astore.amazon.com/americaninven- ... F8&node=14

Also, one successful Inventor's advice

Bringing Your Product to Market and Selling Your Product on the Internet
http://inventorspot.com/bringing_your_p ... t_part_iii

Postby Work2XL » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:33 am

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My bad, I thought there was only one ROGER. Seriously, I thought Brown did it all. Well, I'll still bet he knows more about web sites, and things you need to look for.

Randy

Postby Road Show » Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:17 am

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Work2XL wrote:Seriously, I thought Brown did it all.


ROGER BROWN
The Man. The Myth. The Legend. (and all-around nice guy)

Buy it today on DVD.


:D
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Postby Roger Brown » Thu Sep 13, 2007 3:51 am

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I can even jump a Coca Cola can in a single bound! You make me blush.
:oops: I did build my own website using Microsoft's Frontpage.

I have to agree with Work2XL's list.


In no particular order:
1) I talked to my neighbor the dean of a local High School to see if he had any students with the skills I needed.
2) I put up a ad on craigslist.
3) I talked to a friend (who I couldn't afford) and asked what I would need to know to interview and get a quote from someone.
4) Ask people you know if they know anyone.
5) Look at some of the Free Build your own website tools. (It's not really hard)




I have hired High School students to do web design work. It is amazing how many of them are doing that type of work. One told me it beat cutting grass. LOL I would also check with your local college.

I would also like to give Kudo's to the Roger who works on this site. He does a fabulous job and doesn't get enough credit for his efforts keeping things running in the background. I have seen what that taskes and I don't envy him the job.
Come visit my sites at http://www.RogerBrown.net
or http://www.looking2license.com
I have gotten 9 products licensed spending less than $100 on each, you can too.

Re: Looking for someone to build a website for my inventions

Postby element94 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:40 am

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InventorForLife wrote:Hi, I'm looking for someone to build a website featuring my inventions. Does anyone have any recommendations? Thanks!


Hi there.
I can do this for you in no time and dirt cheap.
Please PM for some of my work.
Thanks,
Andy

work

Postby Roger Brown » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:31 am

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Element94 wrote:

Hi there.
I can do this for you in no time and dirt cheap.
Please PM for some of my work.
Thanks,
Andy


Post your link here so the rest of us can see your work. You might get more work that way. :D
Come visit my sites at http://www.RogerBrown.net
or http://www.looking2license.com
I have gotten 9 products licensed spending less than $100 on each, you can too.

Re: work

Postby element94 » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:41 am

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Roger Brown wrote:Element94 wrote:

Hi there.
I can do this for you in no time and dirt cheap.
Please PM for some of my work.
Thanks,
Andy


Post your link here so the rest of us can see your work. You might get more work that way. :D


Here are some examples:

www.herbsareus.com
www.coloradogeothermalsolutions.com
www.littlepleasures.us
www.bluediamondproperties.com

I just hope it won't be considered self promotion.
Are you sure it won't be deleted?

Postby Michelle » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:47 am

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No, it's ok to self promote if its relevant to the topic at hand and if you are a member of the community.

You may want to add your links to your signature in your comments so that it helps to promote your work.
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