Was it difficult setting up your own web site? How did you do it and how long did it take?

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member8738 (High Risk Individual) - 03 / 04 / 2012

Developing my website was a little time-consuming. The initial set up was probably a couple of months and for me, about 30-40 hours most weeks during that time. This is what was entailed:


1. Deciding the tone/message/image I wanted to convey.

Eg., I wanted upbeat, self-empowering, and to have something to offer to survivors of any cancer type. The front page is for all survivors. It’s focus is nonclinical and on what we can do for ourselves in the way of diet, supplements, stress reduction. Organizations doing great things for us. Nonclinical, light, and sometimes funny. Many of the other tabs are for people with specific cancers and some of it is more clinical (treatments, diagnostics, etc).

After I had the tabs figured out, I wrote a few articles for each of the tabs, and found great sites where I could get free images to go with the stories. I also hired a graphic designer to work with me on my logo.


2. Actually setting up the site:

I contacted a survivor with a beautiful website who steered me toward a web developer who was good and in my price range. The designer in turn recommended a web host with a good, inexpensive product.

member4898 (other) - 06 / 07 / 2012

Your not alone! Breast Cancer Yoga is a work in progress with many of the same questions. We have been working at our website and creating quality products for two years. What keeps us going is the knowledge that what we offer is truly important. Keep up the good work and let us know what the secret is to reaching our targeted audience.
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