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luckies4me
10-07-2002, 07:15 PM
Hey everyone! A friend of mine just came up with a great idea, web building!


If there is anyone out there who needs a proffesional website built just ask and I can help! I will also do personal pages for family, pets, new baby, baptism, etc. Here is a list of my skills:

Photoshop Delux
Dreamweaver
Flash
Fireworks
HTML
Java
Cascading Style Sheets (still learning)
Photo Editing Programs
Rollover images
Animated text
Personal arrows, buttons and backgrounds
Pop up menus and toolbars
text trails
and other things


Prices will be based upon what the person wants done. All work can be custom done or I can make up ideas and you can choose what you like best. I can also offer add ons and extras for already existing sites....if you just want to spruce it up a bit.


For information, questions and examples of work I have done please contact me at [email protected] :) Thanks!

luckies4me
10-07-2002, 07:26 PM
I will be working on a small business site throughout the week during my free time that will contain more information about my work and the business. I will be signing up for a Paypal account tonight for people who wish to pay online securely. I will also except money orders, sorry no checks.

Former User
10-08-2002, 03:43 AM
Is it allowed to advertise your business here? :confused:

10-08-2002, 03:59 AM
I do not like this here , luckie4me !! Looks like an ad to me !
Sorry ....

moosmom
10-08-2002, 08:26 AM
I have to agree with Lut. Sorry.

luckies4me
10-08-2002, 11:39 AM
An add? Hmm....I was simply letting people know if they wanted a website they could come to me as the topic has come recently. I know many people have pets here and not everyone is knowledgable in web building. So does that mean people here who have their "Pet Pictures" ad in their signiture are advertising then also? Just something to think about. I thought maybe people would be happy to know there is someone out there who could build them a site for their pets or what not. Sorry, didn't mean to offend people. As a board I thought we were here to express ourselves and our vews etc. I did not know I was doing anything wrong.



One day I will find a forum that does not scrutnize evything I do. It's always something. Maybe I just don't fit in anywhere then. I have not seen anything that says do not advertise your pet business etc, which to me I didn't even think it was advertising, now that I thin about it though. Maybe if it was set out clearly. People also advertise their small businesses in their profiles also. I thought maybe people would be happy about this and get excited, but I guess not. Sorry.



And plus, it's not even a business yet!!!!!!!! That is why I came here to see if it was maybe something people thought I should do, I wanted input. It was just an idea someone through at me. Now I am thinking maybe not.



On most forums I post, mostly rat forums there are always people there who post what they do. People who make rat tents, drawings of your rat etc and we never push them away. There could be someone out there who needs a new bed for their rats! This of course is just an example. I do not see how I am doing anything wrong. And if was an add I would do like the other person here and advertise in my signiture. Who is that person, let me find them!

Oh and I do believe I posted in general right? Anything non pet related goes here or am I wrong?:confused:

luckies4me
10-08-2002, 11:48 AM
Ah yes, it is Wolf Q. ALthough now she has replaced her sig with a very darling picture of here doggie! What a cutie and I love the costume. So now you know, she is then advertising also. Not to point fingers but is she does it why can't I. And hey, I don't even have an jazzy add for heavens sake!

Former User
10-08-2002, 12:04 PM
Originally posted by luckies4me
So does that mean people here who have their "Pet Pictures" ad in their signiture are advertising then also? Just something to think about.


Tell me what I am advertising in my signature where I have pics of my cats. Am I asking money for it? Am I doing something for you and get money in return? Yeah, I might advertise our homepage, but I do not get a penny of it if you go there, it was built to share our cats with our friends, not ask money for it.

wolf_Q
10-08-2002, 12:19 PM
Ah yes, it is Wolf Q. ALthough now she has replaced her sig with a very darling picture of here doggie! What a cutie and I love the costume. So now you know, she is then advertising also. Not to point fingers but is she does it why can't I. And hey, I don't even have an jazzy add for heavens sake!

Just to let you know I didn't replace my signature because I read that lol.......I just barely read it, and I replaced my signature a little while ago, for Halloween. I am planning to put my old one back after Halloween.

Nobody has ever cared (that I know of) if I advertised my Pet Portraits. Pet Portraits is my website.......it contains other things, such as pics of my dogs, etc. I really don't think the post that luckies4me made was a problem, but that's just me.

ramanth
10-08-2002, 12:30 PM
I'm of the same mind as WolfQ.. I don't think the post luckies4me is a problem. If you want a website done, contact her, if not... then don't.

Desigining a website for money is a trickey buisness. It's time consuming and hard. I know because I have a Graphics Arts degree and I work as a Web Tech for a local law school.

Luckies4me... if you are really serious about this, you might want to post at other forums as well.

Most people here already have websites about their pets that they made themselves with something like Geocities Web Builder. They may not have the money to have something professional built for them or they may just like doing it themselves for a home grown look.

Either way, your idea is noble and I wish you the best in your buisness interests. :D

luckies4me
10-08-2002, 12:31 PM
Originally posted by wolf_Q


Just to let you know I didn't replace my signature because I read that lol.......I just barely read it, and I replaced my signature a little while ago, for Halloween. I am planning to put my old one back after Halloween.

Nobody has ever cared (that I know of) if I advertised my Pet Portraits. Pet Portraits is my website.......it contains other things, such as pics of my dogs, etc. I really don't think the post that luckies4me made was a problem, but that's just me.


Thank you very much. It was funny how you pointed out switching the sig though. I thought that was funny. I didn't think you switched it on purpose, lol. I do have to say that I love that pic though! I have got to start taking more pictures of my animals. Do they have Holloween costumes for cats?:D


"Originally posted by luckies4me
So does that mean people here who have their "Pet Pictures" ad in their signiture are advertising then also? Just something to think about.

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Tell me what I am advertising in my signature where I have pics of my cats. Am I asking money for it? Am I doing something for you and get money in return? Yeah, I might advertise our homepage, but I do not get a penny of it if you go there, it was built to share our cats with our friends, not ask money for it."


I was talking about Wold Q and her Pet Portraits. Of course I know that having pictures of your pets in your sig is not advertising, silly!


So I thought the idea would be great for people who need a site for their pets but do not know how to begin. As simple as that. And since we are flat broke and need money to take care of our son I thought it would be an easy way to generate some extra income, considering it is very hard to find a job in my small town, especially now that the college students are back. :rolleyes:

luckies4me
10-08-2002, 12:37 PM
Originally posted by ramanth
I'm of the same mind as WolfQ.. I don't think the post luckies4me is a problem. If you want a website done, contact her, if not... then don't.

Desigining a website for money is a trickey buisness. It's time consuming and hard. I know because I have a Graphics Arts degree and I work as a Web Tech for a local law school.

Luckies4me... if you are really serious about this, you might want to post at other forums as well.

Most people here already have websites about their pets that they made themselves with something like Geocities Web Builder. They may not have the money to have something professional built for them or they may just like doing it themselves for a home grown look.

Either way, your idea is noble and I wish you the best in your buisness interests. :D




Yes I was thinking most people who just want a pet site done would be able to use Pagebuilder etc. Thanks for your best wishes. I just love web building though, I could do it for hours!:D Especially when cute animals are involved. As of now I am working on a site for my Exotic Animal Rescue and Rehab Center. I have thought about posting to other sites but I have no clue which ones! Could you PM me and maybe giveme some information about art school. Maybe that is something I should think about.

luckies4me
10-08-2002, 12:39 PM
Wolf Q! You should turn that picture into a greeting card!!!:p

NoahsMommy
10-08-2002, 02:09 PM
Do you want to do this for a living? I think that would be fun. I am actually thinking of doing that while I go to school after we move. You can make your own hours....which I really like. :D

I create and maintain a few websites at work, and it is fun...but there are so many limitations. It's the corporate world I guess. ;)

I'm not sure how you would advertise, accept maybe in the phone book or online.

Good luck! It sounds like a lot of fun.

Paul
10-08-2002, 02:17 PM
   I understand advertising can be annoying. It's everywhere. Television (public and private), radio, newspapers, magazines, books, movies, clothes, shoes, buildings, cars, taxis, busses, trains, blimps, billboards...

   Pet Talk is a special place because it is full of special people. People should be able to tell others what they do for a living or for a hobby. To me the question is how to do it.

   I think we will create a new forum called "Marketplace" dedicated to advertising and self-promotion.

   There has been no "rule" about advertising so far. With the creation of the Marketplace forum advertising and self-promotion will be limited to this one forum with the exception of a single line of text in your signature. Images should be limited to truly special subjects like pets.

      Paul

luckies4me
10-08-2002, 02:32 PM
WOW! I think that is a great idea! Now we will have a place to self promote ourselves and possible have other happy customers somment also. For instance someone who has had a portrait done. Anyways I think the idea is great! Now everyone can find out what other people do for a living and what their hobbies are. Thanks Paul!;)



So does that mean I can advertise my handmade ratty hammocks and small animal supplies, hehe.:p

luckies4me
10-08-2002, 02:34 PM
Hey, hows about an Adoption or Breeders listing forum? Just an idea. :)

ramanth
10-08-2002, 02:35 PM
Good idea Paul! :D

Luckies4Me... now that I think of it... the best thing you could do is build a website for yourself... give your buisness a unique name and get a domain name. That way you can show off your talents and people searching for a web designer will find you.

As for Art School... you would be best to search the colleges and universities in your area. I could give you a list of Art Schools, but unless you are able to move to be closer to that school, it would be pointless for me to list them.

Personally, I did not have the money to go to an Art School. I got an Associates Degree at a local community college. They had great equipment and programs. It's where I learned Dreamweaver, Photoshop, ect. :)

luckies4me
10-08-2002, 02:38 PM
I absolutely love Dreaweaver, Flash and Fireworks! Dreamweaver is the best though because you can import Flash and Fireworks and it already has premade buttons you can use! I think it is the best web page builder ever.


You know what the cool thing is, I started the first thread in this section. Hehe. Ok I am easily excited!:p

wolf_Q
10-09-2002, 02:54 AM
Originally posted by luckies4me
Wolf Q! You should turn that picture into a greeting card!!!:p

Hehe thanks! Actually I still have not decided on a good halloween pic. Ahh! lol.

I'm quite the dork, and the way I know how to make websites is with geocities. Thats the extent of my webpage knowledge. And I know Adobe Photoshop....but that's self-taught, lol, no instruction book...so well, I'm sure I don't know how to use it as well as others.

It'd be cool if someone could fix up my website for me. I'd like a domain name too. Unfortunately...I am poor....

Karen
10-09-2002, 07:47 AM
You don't need big bucks to get a domain name, there are places you can register one for less than $20 a year!

sammi
10-09-2002, 09:46 AM
Good luck you guys!! Hope you do well luckies4me.

toughCookie
10-14-2002, 02:05 AM
i don't understand the problem, isn't market place the place where you are suposed to advertise?? there may be more than 1 person who does the same thing.:confused:

Former User
10-14-2002, 02:07 AM
Originally posted by toughCookie
i don't understand the problem, isn't market place the place where you are suposed to advertise?? there may be more than 1 person who does the same thing.:confused:

Mary, this thread used to be at General, but then got moved here when Karen and Paul created this Market place.

toughCookie
10-15-2002, 01:24 AM
I never saw it when it was in general... but anyway it is for anyone to advertise what they do right?

Former User
10-15-2002, 01:44 AM
Originally posted by toughCookie
I never saw it when it was in general... but anyway it is for anyone to advertise what they do right?

Yes, just like you have started a thread here and us too, everyone can come (who has more than 10 posts) and advertise their business here, and only here at the Marketplace.

By the way, those wreaths are lovely, do you do them from real wood too? My mom did those from real plants etc. and I guess I could too but the material costs too much :( maybe one day! They are so beautiful!

luckies4me
10-15-2002, 11:13 AM
C&K, I love your pic! I need to make one but my digital camera ran out of batteries. *sigh* :rolleyes:

toughCookie
10-15-2002, 02:55 PM
thanks!

the wreaths are made of yarn, and on a wire coat hanger frame.
I have made those occasionally for years and years...takes time but its fun.

luckies4me
10-29-2002, 10:45 AM
For an example of a page I created please click here (http://www.geocities.com/luckies4me//River.html)

sammi
10-29-2002, 11:43 AM
That was a good story with a happy ending!

luckies4me
10-29-2002, 11:50 AM
Thanks!:D I made that page yesterday and I was so sad while I was working on it. I miss my little kitty so much. I am going to call Ella today and see if she can bring River over for a visit, hehe.

Too bad the stories don't always end up that way. :(

RockyRoad
10-29-2002, 04:46 PM
Prices, prices prices...

Think about what kind of a world this would be if we didn't have money!! A bum could have a masion instead of a cardboard box! Gee in Anartica people live in igloos. Cool!

luckies4me
10-30-2002, 10:09 AM
Originally posted by FloppsyLadySally89
Prices, prices prices...

Think about what kind of a world this would be if we didn't have money!! A bum could have a masion instead of a cardboard box! Gee in Anartica people live in igloos. Cool!


What's that post all about?

slleipnir
11-22-2002, 04:38 PM
Do you have any examples..?

Desert Arabian
11-30-2002, 08:35 PM
Um.... I am mainly responding to what peoples said on the 1st page....just to clear up any small confusion.

This "Websites anyone?" topic under marketplace. So why is Luckies4Me getting yelled at for advertising? What do you think a marketplace is? How is she supposed to get to her website known about this business, if she doesn't inform people of it? What she is doing is not a violation or a crime, as far as I know, let her do her business. If you don't like it too bad, that's a part of Pet Talk and life for that matter.

Anyhooo.... I think your website plans are wonderful! I am working on a small webpage about my rats, it isn't that fancy. Some personal websites I've seen have boggled my mind, I would love to know how people can do that sorta stuff! Ok....time for me to shut the trap.

Desert Arabian
11-30-2002, 08:36 PM
Originally posted by luckies4me



What's that post all about?



I'd love to know too!

Aspen and Misty
12-02-2002, 03:42 AM
Originally posted by YellowLabLover




I'd love to know too!

Me three :D