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    Need help with Starting a new website business

    Hello,
     
    I am interested in starting my own website for Pet Sitting Services, similar to those of Dogvcay, Rover, and Care.  I want it to be a Service based website, where users can apply to be a Care Taker for Pets and for others to be able to book with them.  I am unsure where to start and hoping you can help.
     
    Thank you
     
    Jamie
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    Advocate VI

    I have a couple of suggestions for you.


    First of all, if you are not reading the GoDaddy Garage EVERY DAY, you should check that out -- there are many articles for web pros, web do-it-yourselfers, people hiring web designers, and technical experts. (full disclaimer, I write for the Garage). New stuff posted each day, and you can go through the archives to find all kinds of useful stuff.

     

    For example, here's a great one from a month ago, with a downloadable checklist: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/smallbusiness/launch/it-pays-to-plan-before-you-make-your-own-website... 

     

    Here's another good one: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/smallbusiness/launch/design-website-youre-not-website-designer/

     

    Here's another resource: I published this book 2+ years ago, and it's targeted at people who plan to hire a professional to do their website, but a big section of the book is about doing the homework to clarify your plans BEFORE hiring a pro. Lots of worksheets and checklists to help you identify objectives, audience, measuring success, and so on. So that part is useful for the DIY crowd as well. http://webdivawisdom.com/. I just recommend doing the homework before contacting a pro (if that's your eventual goal) because they will need to know these details!

     

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    Advocate VI

    I have a couple of suggestions for you.


    First of all, if you are not reading the GoDaddy Garage EVERY DAY, you should check that out -- there are many articles for web pros, web do-it-yourselfers, people hiring web designers, and technical experts. (full disclaimer, I write for the Garage). New stuff posted each day, and you can go through the archives to find all kinds of useful stuff.

     

    For example, here's a great one from a month ago, with a downloadable checklist: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/smallbusiness/launch/it-pays-to-plan-before-you-make-your-own-website... 

     

    Here's another good one: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/smallbusiness/launch/design-website-youre-not-website-designer/

     

    Here's another resource: I published this book 2+ years ago, and it's targeted at people who plan to hire a professional to do their website, but a big section of the book is about doing the homework to clarify your plans BEFORE hiring a pro. Lots of worksheets and checklists to help you identify objectives, audience, measuring success, and so on. So that part is useful for the DIY crowd as well. http://webdivawisdom.com/. I just recommend doing the homework before contacting a pro (if that's your eventual goal) because they will need to know these details!

     

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