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There has never been any need to pay huge amounts for having a website built. So, to prove this, I used to offer webpages built and hosted for £25. This was a good offer, and was available for a long time. But now, (2005), I have found that my own website www.zyra.org.uk has become a success in itself because of such things as the Shopping Portal, and I no longer have time to create websites for anyone else. However, I've kept the page (see below) to show you it's possible there may be other people offering a similar service. Anyone who knows HTML and has some time may be interested in offering something similar. Also, I'm showing How to Get a Free Website, which again nobbles the idea of paying silly amounts of money for having a website done. You don't need a flashy site; You just need a basic site made of real html with a reliable hosting and plenty of people linking to it. I'm currently recommending Vivostar for serious business, but there are still plenty of free ISPs where you pay nothing for the hosting and only pay for the dial-up, and there is no need to put up with silly adverts.
Here is the old page. This is historic rather than current:
ZYRA INTERNET special offer:
I can create a website for you for £25
The offer is this: You pay me £25 and I will create a website for you. This will not be a big snazzy site or anything fancy, but it will be a website, such that you can say "I've got a website and the address is www dot...etc" and it won't cost for hosting or running costs, etc. It will be just a basic page, and then later when you get a full-scale site with your own machine and loads of expensive stuff on it, your first site can LINK to it.
This isn't a gimmick, and there is no "catch". It's not £25 per year, but just a one-off flat fee. The website will last indefinitely. But just don't expect something for nothing, or anything miraculous. I intend to create your website in half an hour.
Here is what you get for £25:
The design of the site is going to have to be kept simple, as I intend to be able to build the site in HALF AN HOUR. I don't like typing in loads of stuff, so if you would like me to TYPE, please keep it to less than 200 words. But what I recommend is that you create a TEXT FILE (.txt please - I don't use .doc here!) on a computer and send it to me. If you do this, I don't care if it's 2000 words or more!
So, that's the offer: Your own website for £25, created in half an hour, hosted indefinitely (but with a guarantee of 6 months). I hope you like it and are not disappointed.
Notes and extras:
To see an example of what a £25 website looks like, take a look at the site of J&B Motorcycles at www.zyra.org.uk/jandb.htm , and the Katmandu shop at www.zyra.org.uk/katmandu.htm , and Spooky's at www.zyra.org.uk/spookys.htm , and the Xyroth personal page at www.zyra.org.uk/xyroth1.htm . I can create something like this for you for £25, and for a bit more I can create something more like the Armes the Ironmongers site at www.zyra.org.uk/armes.htm or the Bycrofts the Butchers site at www.zyra.org.uk/bycrofts.htm
Well, what do you think? I'm not offering anything gimmicky here, it's just a simple website for £25. I would like to give you the best value-for-money possible while still making a profit myself. So, a helpful hint: The more helpful you are in providing me with the original TEXT and info to create the site, the more likely I am to be able to use the rest of the half-hour to make your site more stylish!
Also see ZYRA INTERNET MAIN PAGE for full-size sites.
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(This offer available to you anywhere in the world, but payment must be made in POUNDS STERLING, or by other means provided I end up with £25 Sterling).
Note: I have to actually end up with £25. So, if you come here via a B2B brokerage link it may have to be slightly more, so the people who are doing the linking can get paid too! Sorry about that - The original offer was designed for free advertising with the idea that the offer would sell itself by fame / word of mouth. Currently (2001/12) there are NO commission charges, so it's still £25.
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Extra notes (2003/10) :
Since the setting up of this offer, one of the other lines of business at Zyra.org.uk has become a success and is making quite a lot of money. There are not enough hours in the day to create enough £25 websites to match that, so therefore the "£25 websites" offer will continue on a "just for fun" basis, as there a much more money coming in from other lines!
The main purpose of the £25 websites business is to prove that WEBSITES DO NOT NEED TO BE EXPENSIVE.
If you find anyone silly enough to try to do websites cheaper than anyone else, you have a choice: You can either force them to do a website for £25 (once-only payment, no rental payments "per year"), or you can be friendly to me and we can come to some kind of arrangement. Quite honestly I'd rather give away FREE websites than to put up with any nonsense!
Extra note 2005/02: Zyra's website itself has become a business success and it's no longer sensible to devote any of my time to create these web pages for you. But don't despair! Here are a few alternatives:
* Get a FREE website. See how to get a free website
* Get someone else who understands HTML to build a basic website for you for a reasonable price, in the same sort of way you might get someone to put up a bookshelf for you.
* Get a reasonably priced hosting at Vivostar (Occasionally, those helpful folk at Vivostar have been persuaded to create a basic website, for a sensible price. If you're interested, it's up to you to negotiate)
* Or, if you really want to have a dedicated page at this site, it's worth knowing that companies such as Argos, HMV, John Lewis, Iceland Frozen Food, Powergen and the Hilton Hotel have managed to get a page here by paying commission on an affiliate program. See the Shopping Portal for a larger list of such places. Can you see now why I've had to stop creating £25 web-pages?
If you'd like a proper website building, see get a website , and if you'd like it built and hosted, contact Vivostar (2012)