The Barnes & Noble Review
Why have dot-coms been dropping like flies? Because they spent too darned much money building sites and acquiring customers. But what if you could establish your e-commerce site for ten bucks a month and get all the software you need for free? You could darned well make a profit then, couldn't you?
That's the idea behind Instant E-Commerce from Sybex. This package combines a complete introductory guide to building and deploying your e-commerce site, and a complete, unrestricted copy of GoDaddy Software's Web Site Complete 3.0, which does much of the heavy lifting for you.
The book and software walk you through every step of the site creation and deployment process: planning your site, choosing your web host, creating basic pages, adding site maps, virtual tours, and other features; testing and publishing your site, and making updates. GoDaddy's software contains hundreds of prefab designs; neat tools like the performance checker to ensure rapid page display; and (best of all) lots of room for customization -- without coding.
This is low-risk, low-maintenance e-commerce -- perfect for small businesses and anyone who isn't backed by oodles of venture capital.
Bill Camarda is a consultant and writer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.