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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Low-Cost Startups by Gail Margolies Reid

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Website Design and Development

Estimated startup costs: $250-$500
Estimated first-year revenue: $25,000-$40,000
Many people are attracted to the idea of investing a minimal amount—say $500—in acquiring everything they need to know to design and maintain their own website. But if you read the popular blogs of the day, you are easily persuaded to delegate the tasks that are important to the success of your business and better done by someone else.
Website design and maintenance involves creating a blueprint of the overall look and details of a company’s website, from scratch. A design company will spend time with the owner of a business asking questions specific to the image, branding, and mission of the company. Once the information has been ...

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