What technology is used to start a social networking site?
A friend and I at school are planning to open a social networking site. We have the specifics charted out, and are on the lookout for people with computer skills to help us. We were wondering what computer equipment we might be needing initially. We have come up with a rough draft, listing 5 computers, 2 servers and database administrator software, but are unsure if these would suffice. We appreciate any help in this direction.
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How do I advertise my ebusiness for free? Any suggestions on how to attract people to my website?
I am an Avon erepresentative which means I can sell Avon to anyone in the country if they order from my website. How can I advertise this for free without ticking people off? Any suggestions?
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Build inbound links to your website.
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