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How much does it cost you to start up a website from scratch?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by minimo88, Dec 28, 2011.

  1. minimo88

    minimo88 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I wanted to know what is the average the BHW members spend on their sites. From start to finish (till it is ranking)

    So if you could reply and tell me how much you guys spend then it will help me out by not spending too much as I am planning to launch a MNS site in a couple of weeks.


    Your numbers don't have to be exact.

    One more thing, you have no tools at all, you can buy services. (my situation)

    I wanted to know how much members spend in these areas for a micro niche site:

    Hosting and domain
    SEO - imagine you don't have any tools and just
    Articles
    Other - such as outsourced work
     
  2. Kickflip

    Kickflip BANNED BANNED

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    On Average I spend $0.00 and host it on Blogger or Wordpress.com.
     
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  3. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Few bucks for hosting.
    $16 for 4 articles.
    Then will usually test out some BST services on it.
    Depends how long it takes to get it to #1.
     
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  4. Daedorax

    Daedorax Newbie

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    Well if you choose a CMS platform like a build most of my websites with then I can give you a general figure although you can make it cost almost as low or as high as your budget is set:

    A Wordpress website can cost about $250- $1,500 to create with customization and setup.

    A Drupal website can cost anywhere from $500- $50,000. Just depends on how large your project becomes.

    A Joomla website can cost anywhere from $1,000- $10,000

    The cost of a web project depends on how large of a project you have so there is no one set cost number..

    Enjoy the stats I found though
     
  5. Ste Fishkin

    Ste Fishkin "I'm watching you.." - Apricot Jr. VIP Premium Member UnGagged Attendee

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    Domain - £6
    Hosting - £0 or £2 a month if you don't already have it
    wordpress - £0
    free template - £0
    few hours changing up the template - £0

    Write your own content - do your own SEO with a few fiverr jobs if you want.

    Should be sweet.
     
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  6. ramdom

    ramdom Junior Member

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    This is what it cost me to open 1 site this month

    Domain - $5.99 .com coupon
    Hosting - $0 Already paid for long time ago
    Articles - $40 Will post 2 every week
    Seo - $120 monthly I rather pay for seo so I can focus on building other site.
     
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  7. jon_xx_x

    jon_xx_x Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Well if you knew what a micro niche site was, you'd know the don't plan on spending thousands of dollars on each site.
     
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  8. wahidpolin

    wahidpolin Regular Member

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    My only cost is the articles.i spend $1 per article, each day 15-20 articles.
     
  9. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

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    1 Micro Niche Site:
    Domain: $4.95 for first year
    Hosting: $3.95 per month
    Wordpress Template: Free
    Articles: 2 x $1.50
    Backlinks: Free (Manual)
     
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  10. englandrm

    englandrm Senior Member

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    Is there a service you use for articles, because that sounds fantastic.
     
  11. xboxps3wow

    xboxps3wow Power Member

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    $20 on domain and hosting.
    Write the main content myself.
    Use tools I already have to get backlinks or do manually.
    Sometimes buy articles at about $5 a pop.

    So... usually no more than $50...
     
  12. TZ2011

    TZ2011 Senior Member

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    -Hosting per year 96 usd on hostgator
    -domain names ~ 8 usd
    -On same hosting can install more than 10 sites, all alone, mostly wordpress, so price 0.
    Advanced in changing them and implementing various elements on the way how I like, so price 0 again. Graphic work also not a problem, no need to pay.
    -Articles from internet, making my rewriting from few different articles, so cost 0
    -SEO me again, scrapebox helping a lot, and sometimes taking gigs form fiverr but not too much, mostly time is problem.
    All in all, very cheap. Mentioning thousands is funny, story for rich business owners who don't know shit about anything. Even if you don't have knowledge or time to do it alone, outsourcing of ALL elements can be max 150-250 usd per month, correct me if I'm wrong.
     
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  13. afro25

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    Hosting and domain
    £1 first year for domain - £7/year after that (if i buy the hosting with it, or £7/year with no hosting).
    £2.45/month for hosting for last two sites, as i forgot the login details for my Hostgator, if i ever bother to contact them to sort that out then hosting will be £0/month and something like £100/year for all sites.

    SEO
    Tried many things that don't work and i don't trust others enough to pay for proper services, so i'm getting into doing my own SEO - Web2.0 / blog commenting etc.

    Articles
    I usually write one or two really well researched articles myself, but have little motivation to do so, so generally get a ~500 word article for around $3.
    Though i am considering hiring my own article writer for around $300 a month.
    I now plan on having atleast 50 articles per website, that way i can focus on more longtail keywords and create an authority site, which should further help it rank.

    Other
    Use wordpress + free themes, using free plugins and paid plugins that i found in the Download section, so don't really spend money on anything else.
     
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  14. Imhotep

    Imhotep Regular Member

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    10 bucks or less for a new domain. that's all! I never outsource site content, it's for lazy asses and "hands off" business men with money to burn.
     
  15. twilightofidols

    twilightofidols Power Member

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    Hosting - $9 a month
    Domain - $8 a year w/ prviacy
    Wordpress - FREE
    Template - FREE (I modify CSS by hand)
    Content - FREE (Scrape, rewrite, don't be lazy.... dude's in Nepal will rarely write you a bang up article for $1.50)
    Images - $0 - $10 depends if I create my own in photoshop, get public domain images, or purchase stock photos

    The most important thing, keyword research = invaluable.

    Overall it costs more time than it does money, and you all know what time equals.
     
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  16. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    How good is hosting worth $9 a month? how many domains you host there?
     
  17. psteve710

    psteve710 Registered Member

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    Where do you get your articles? 1$ per article, Let me know please I need billions of articles :)
     
  18. Daedorax

    Daedorax Newbie

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    I honestly didn't read his entire most and I thought he needed figured for a serious website not a micro niche site so my stats are way off.

    Micro sites are easy to launch haha cost like nothing.. just use a free template and wordpress hosting.
     
  19. aReJay

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    Location:
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    Domain - $9 - $19
    Hosting - Free (plenty of servers already)
    Articles - $3.5/pc (usually x50 or x100)
    Backlinking Service - $97-147
    My time - $300/hr (this seems to be the one most people are forgetting)

    -aReJay
     
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  20. mjdr553

    mjdr553 Newbie

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    about $300 with domain name registration and custom wordpress website