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Building a Web Site: Give up? Hire someone!

Quite often people don't realize what they're getting into when they set out to make a web site. While it's not hard to get up a simple and professional site, especially with the number of nice templates around, it can be discouraging when your site doesn't have the same nifty features as, say, amazon.com.

The first thing to remember is those big-name sites spend A LOT of money and time on their web sites. If you want similar functionality, you should expect to pay someone else a lot of money to do it. But if you're looking for a basic site that gets your name out there and perhaps even runs a few e commerce orders, you can definitely do something decent on your own.

If you don't have the time to spend on building your own web site, but have the money to hire someone else to do it, there are plenty of web designers out there looking for work. You'll also want to take a look at their portfolio and make sure that their design style fits what you're looking for.

If there's no one local that you know, here are a few designers that you can contact for custom work (in alphabetical order). We know each of them personally.

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