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How to go about this? Article Writing Service Website

Discussion in 'Web Design' started by Cdman, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Cdman

    Cdman Power Member

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    I've been told that I should set up a website using Joomla to make a site where I can sell my article writing service. At the moment I'm doing it all by email and things can get confusing! I've been told to get a ticket type system by using Joomla, only problem is I know NOTHING about Joomla!

    So, what I'm basically asking is : is this easy to do? Or are there any alternatives (I'd love to use Wordpress).

    Thanks!
     
  2. olystyle

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    Hi Cdman

    I don't think that you have to use another cms than wordpress for this task - as we all know wordpress
    offers a vast amount of plugins - if i had to setup a Article Writing Service Website
    with integrated Ticketing System for the Customers I'd use the following plugins:

    either

    Free:
    -WPSC Ticketing Module
    -WP e-commerce

    or

    Paid:
    - Shopp (55$)
    - Zendesk (free)
    - Shopp+Zendesk (free)

    I hope i was able to help you

    Cheers olystyle
     
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  3. seoguru13

    seoguru13 Senior Member

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    I'd suggest you think about wordpress, as it's a lot easier. There's this theme called "boldy".. Very easy to edit. And, for a plugin u can checkout ecwid.com for a free wordpress plugin. It's an amazing tool that comes free. I'm not using it yet, but testing it on a new site I'm building in the same niche. And, everyone's who has seen the site, thinks I've spent some dough on the site, while I just built it in my free time with these 2 tools.
     
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    My suggestion if you don't know Joomla is learn before you try to earn with it. I also vote with WP, surely there are the plugins you need available.

    I am learning Joomla, but word press is a snap by comparison, at least to me.
     
  5. Cdman

    Cdman Power Member

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    Thanks for the advice everyone :D

    Will look in to those plugins soon!
     
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    You are in for a lot of competition this might give you an idea d1el.com
    Seriously have you seen how many site are out there doing this.
     
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    Cdman Power Member

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    Aww man. It's nice to see something that's similar to what I want.

    Is that just a free theme? Any plugins etc?

    Thanks a lot :D

    Edit - although it doesn't have a ticket system and so on maybe I could add that myself? That site just looks neat :)
     
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  9. Cdman

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    Just had a look at the boldly theme and it looks pretty good.

    Might try that out. I like the way there's 3 boxes at the bottom as I want to do something like "3 easy steps to get articles" etc.

    However, since they'll need to contact me for a quote I'm finding it hard to keep it at 3!
     
  10. Cdman

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    Right, I've decided not to take payments directly on the site (since I'll more than likely be banned on PayPal soon).

    So I was thinking, maybe I should use a normal ticket system where I can talk with customers about their order. This needs to allow me to close a ticket, make the customer get an email when I reply and so on.

    Any ideas?

    I'm going to have to try get a lot of images to use on the site since the boldly theme seems to have a lot of images on the homepage. (which is good, but I'm crap with editing images and finding ones that aren't copyrighted).
     
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    How about this for some free images mate:

    register on depositphotos.com with a paypal or CC for 7 days trial. You can download 5 high quality images per day. Cancel your subscription right before your trial ends, and you got 35 legit images. Rinse and repeat.. works a harm.

    If u wanna take a look at what I' doing on my site, you can check out contentgenie.net. it's not complete yet, lots of grey areas.. But a decent idea on how the theme can be helpful.
     
  12. Cdman

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    That's pretty cool. I'll see about that but would rather not give anyone access to my PayPal acc or cc.

    I like this theme and I'm ready to go, but I just can't get enough images to get it going :( I'm not great with images and I don't have photoshop or anything.


    Anyone know a site that allows you to use their images for free?
     
  13. Cdman

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    Random question:

    Anyone know a site that has free 960 x 370 px images just to use as a background?

    Ie. I'll just put an image and text on top of it. Would like something in blue! But I know this is near impossible lol
     
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    Is that a Blackhat way of going things though ;) ? Ha.

    I'd rather do things right when it comes to images.
     
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    Update:

    Got started on this earlier.

    Got a few images done for it.

    Trying to think of pages that I need, so far:

    Reviews
    Examples
    FAQs
    ????
    ?????
     
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    I'm curious! Why do you think or believe that your PayPal will be getting banned soon?
     
  17. Cdman

    Cdman Power Member

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    Joined PayPal when I was under 18 and I'm over 18 now.

    They want some documents since I'm starting to earn decent money :(