Starting an here. See below the costs you will incur to create your own book club website.is very exciting. It can be difficult to create a website for an but I can help you with that. For me the hard part would be to actually finish a book that I start. I tried to do the impossible by reading a book a week, slowly it became book a month, and now it’s finish a book whenever I can. But enough about me. What are the costs involved in creating your own book club? It will cost less than $300. To me, getting a website up and running within a short amount of time, is the key. With and Premium Book Club theme you can get your book club up and running within a day or less. Because more time you spend on developing a website, the less money and members you will have on your site. See features of the theme
1. $56/year for Webhosting. To start a website you need a domain name and webhosting. I recommend purchasing webhosting from fatcow.com because it includes a free domain name. You also get unlimited bandwidth, unlimited disk space, unlimited MYSQL databases, unlimited email addresses, host unlimited domains and more. Currently .com has a 40% discount which makes it so affordable. I don’t know how long this sale will last so get it now. Check out fatcow.com here.
2. $0 for WordPress. WordPress is completely free. It’s an open source program and you can download it for free at WordPress.org.
If you join the here for details), you have access to all the themes but then you will have to pay $15 monthly fee and you will not receive theme updates once your membership expires. Although the theme club is a lot cheaper at $125, to maintain your book club website and to keep it working with any later version of WordPress, I do not recommend this option.Theme club (click
4. –$150 in Advertising Credits. To build up a successful book club you have to have traffic. If you purchase your webhosting from fatcow.com, they give you $150 in advertising credits to use. Breakdown is $75 to Google Adwords, $50 Facebook Ads, and $25 Yahoo/Bing Ad credits. You also get a free listing on YP.com (Yellowpages).
Overall the cost to build your own book club website is (Webhosting + WordPress + WordPress Parent Theme + WordPress Child Theme) = $276. If you incorporate the advertising credits you actually get to use with Google, Bing and Facebook , it’s ($276 + advertising credits) = $126. So it will only cost you $126 to setup your own bookclub website. I think this is totally worth it.
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