Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Web Publishing Venture

My wife and I have tossed around the idea of creating a side business creating websites, and we've finally decided to take the plunge.  We've had AlexanderPublishing.net for a number of years with that goal in mind, and given we've already created a site for our HOA and now are working on two projects for Flip's work I think we're off to a good start.

For now below is our short list of business things to get going for the new business:
  • Setup a business phone number through Skype
  • Get DBA, Tax ID, plus learn as much about the taxes on web services in Texas so we're as legit as possible
  • Get PO Box for Business (not sure if this is really needed but might keep it on the back burner)
  • Setup Bank Account for Business
 And here are the technical things we need to start looking at:
  • Setup Reseller Account with HostGator (I love those guys)
  • Start drafting our website and some sample sites
  • Get pricing scheme together
  • Get list of 'technologies' we can support, which will probably include custom sites from scratch or canned sites using WordPress and Joomla along with mobile apps given I can get some proof of concept apps going for iOS and Android
So lots of stuff, but it'll be fun and hopefully lucrative in the end.

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