What Is a Turnkey Website?

by Larry Amon

Turnkey websites are steadily increasing in popularity and may have you wondering just what exactly is a turnkey website and how it is beneficial. Turnkey in business has always meant a business that you can start right away by just turning the "key" and beginning. Turnkey websites follow the same concept but the key to understanding them is how and why they work.

Function

A turnkey website is a completely functioning website with everything needed to run a website already completely functional. This includes important items such as domain names, website hosting, scripts and shopping cart systems.

Price

Turnkey websites can cost as low as a few hundred dollars or easily reach into the many thousands, depending on the complexity and domain name recognition. The average cost is less than a thousand dollars and includes one or more months of hosting. After this time, you will have to pay for hosting.

Popularity

Turnkey websites are growing in popularity because the Internet is becoming far more commercial and you have many people who wish to work from home. A turnkey website is a simple and fast way to start a home-based business.

Ease of Use

Turnkey websites by definition are easy to use in the beginning. To continue to update the site and make changes, a moderate level of technical web editing skills are required by either the owner or someone who is hired for the job.

Resale

Turnkey websites are frequently sold by companies who turn out dozens or hundreds of sites. They can do this because they have the design and web knowledge to build a site quickly and have access to web templates that are already designed and because they can resell hosting at a profit after the website is bought.

About the Author

Larry Amon has been working in the computer field for more than 10 years and has experience writing scripts, instructional articles and political commentary. He has been published online, as well as in "NRB Magazine" and "Delmarva Youth & Family." He started a nonprofit media organization in 2000.

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