Website is Live
As mentioned in a previous post, I am working on a website to act as an electronic business card of sorts.
My website can be found here https://www.sleepycreekcapital.com
Please gander through it and provide as much critical feedback as possible. I believe it could definitely use more improvement. Let me know in the comments or via email, --@----.com
Also, I am considering adding a video testimonial page. The section will have a few short videos from people I have either worked for or worked for me. The hopeful goal is: They say what I am like to work with, my character, etc. What do you think of that idea? Let me know in the comments or via email, --@----.com
The nuts and bolts of the site was made
For those curious about the nuts and bolts of making the website. First I had to find the right hosting service for this minimalistic website was somewhat challenging. I considered them by 3 basic metrics:
Affordable Reliable Easy to Use to Build the Site Affordable is easy as there are 100’s of web hosts that offer superb introductory offers at around $2/month for a shared hosting site. Most also were easy to find how much they would cost after the first year, and that ranged wildly from ~$8/month to ~$40/month. Also, many included the domain name purchase for the first year, which then for renewal ranged from ~$15/year to $30/year. I don’t intend to need this site in a year, so this was less of a consideration.
Reliability was a little more difficult, while most promise 99.9% reliability, reading through reviews offers a different perspective. For example, Blue Host has a ton of reviews about people losing their site for days a month. Also, when it came to email delivery from the domain name, many had reviews that their email would always end up in the spam filters. I considered smaller companies such as the one referred to by a friend, WebHostingPad, and those that came with outside perks such as Blue Host through the Tom Woods Show. Ultimately, I chose one of the big players, 1 and 1, because it came with Google Workspace, and for $2/month.
What they offer for $24/year for the first year
Shared web hosting
I am not a fan of Google, but I selected this so that I could use Gmail with my email address --@----.com and have my email hopefully not get stuck in the spam filters. The website design process was a bit finicky, but I think the results look decent. I wanted some images in the background that sort of fit with the name of the company and focus, so I found a few free for commercial use at Pixabay.
The cool thing about Pixabay is it is set up to allow you to donate to the photographers of the images directly. I threw a few dollars to each, and they get more than they would licensing out to Getty Images, so a win-win.