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How to Create a Professional Web Site in 24 Hours

Follow these three easy steps that won't break the bank, and you'll be online before you know it.

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By Michael Simmons • Dec 1, 2003

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While creating a Web site may seem like a difficult, time-intensive and expensive process, it's actually possible to have a professional site up and running in less than 24 hours for under $50 with little to no prior Web development experience.

And whether your business sells products or services, you can use a Web site to increase your revenue and reduce your start-up costs. While you're at school, your Web site can take orders, answer common customer questions and introduce potential prospects to your business, among many other possibilities. For example, Ryan Allis, a 19-year-old entrepreneur now attending the University of North Carolina, was able to successfully create and market a Web site that sold a product that helps people with arthritis. As a result of his efforts, his company was able to generate more than $1 million in sales by the time Allis was seventeen years old.

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