CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Longtime web designers traveled to Charleston on Tuesday to help people build their own websites at a special event at Bay Street Biergarten.
Dozens came out to the to attend the workshop. People who attended were given the tools to build a website and launch their own online business.
An online presence is no longer just for the tech savvy according to Weebly spokeswoman Kim Chappell.
"Any age, any idea, no matter what it is you can be a part of this movement with e-commerce; you can get started and start making money today," Chappell said.
Julia Gigante is a 15-year-old girl trying to get her photography out to the masses.
"Having an online presence is important because we kind of live in an age where social media and the internet is a really big part of our lives and it's one of the quickest ways to get to people and communicate," Gigante said.
Sherrie Driver started her business three years ago and loves the freedom the online world brings her. She is able to visit her husband who does business overseas.
"I'm my own boss. I can be flexible with my time that I put into it. For one thing my husband works in China so I'm able to go over there and visit him," Driver said.
Anyone can be successful; all it takes is an idea and your computer, Weebly designers say.
"I think really anyone can be an entrepreneur with the right tools and the right helps so I thought that it was really interesting because I thought it would be really difficult but it was really simple," Gigante said.
The company Weebly sent a crew on a bus tour around the country called "Like a Boss." Charleston was their eighth stop. Their goal is to get 1,000 people to launch their own websites in the 10 states they visit.
The Weebly crew was only in Charleston on Tuesday but says their website is easy to use and a support center is available if for people who have questions.
Reported by Brendam from www.freeparking.co.nz/domain-names