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Buying a Turnkey Website

Hello,

I am looking to start a small online business and need a website that is a little more complex than just the average static website. For example, clients will need to create a profile and store information on the website.

What I want is similar to thousands and thousands of existing websites. Is it possible to purchase a "turnkey" website instead of making one from scratch? Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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prestonhunter
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Yes.

You can hire freelancers to set up turnkey websites for you and then customize them.

 

For best results, hire four freelancers. Hire them using hourly contracts. Give them the exact same assignment. Limit their maximum number of hours per week to two hours.

 

After each has submitted their work, by posting a turnkey website online in a development/test location, evaluate their work. 

Then continue working with the one or ones whose work you liked the best.

 

ALSO:

You may want to consider posting a job asking to TALK to consultants before actually hiring anybody to do anything.

 

You could hire four people JUST TO TALK. They could provide you with ideas, options. Hire them using an hourly contract and pay them for 30 to 60 minutes of conversation.

 

But: You do not necessarily need to do this. You could skip the consultation step and just jump into hiring freelancers to set up turnkey sites for you, and then look at what they provide you with.

 

Keep in mind that you MUST ask them to customize something for you. Otherwise you won't know how well they can customize.

 

And it only makes sense to do this if you hire multiple people. Otherwise you have no way of comparing what they are offering, both in terms of their turnkey sites and their ability to customize.


Remember:

Turnkey sites may include something that a freelancer created from scratch over the course of many years. And they may include something that the freelancer did no work at all on, but downloaded from the Internet. A turnkey site may include something which is purely source code files which you can transport anywhere. And it may include something a freelancer sets up on a subscription-based website-building service such as Wix or Squarespace.

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prestonhunter
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Yes.

You can hire freelancers to set up turnkey websites for you and then customize them.

 

For best results, hire four freelancers. Hire them using hourly contracts. Give them the exact same assignment. Limit their maximum number of hours per week to two hours.

 

After each has submitted their work, by posting a turnkey website online in a development/test location, evaluate their work. 

Then continue working with the one or ones whose work you liked the best.

 

ALSO:

You may want to consider posting a job asking to TALK to consultants before actually hiring anybody to do anything.

 

You could hire four people JUST TO TALK. They could provide you with ideas, options. Hire them using an hourly contract and pay them for 30 to 60 minutes of conversation.

 

But: You do not necessarily need to do this. You could skip the consultation step and just jump into hiring freelancers to set up turnkey sites for you, and then look at what they provide you with.

 

Keep in mind that you MUST ask them to customize something for you. Otherwise you won't know how well they can customize.

 

And it only makes sense to do this if you hire multiple people. Otherwise you have no way of comparing what they are offering, both in terms of their turnkey sites and their ability to customize.


Remember:

Turnkey sites may include something that a freelancer created from scratch over the course of many years. And they may include something that the freelancer did no work at all on, but downloaded from the Internet. A turnkey site may include something which is purely source code files which you can transport anywhere. And it may include something a freelancer sets up on a subscription-based website-building service such as Wix or Squarespace.