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For a time, I was the webmaster for Our Aberdeen, a local nonprofit.

I took over their existing sites and moved both and the Healing Gallery site from Word Press to BlogSpot. I also created Aberdeen Art And Music from three of their older art sites..

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You can add custom domain names on BlogSpot. If you want a custom domain name for the site, I can add the custom domain name to your site for $50 if I have all the login information from both your BlogSpot site and your domain name host.

I am not willing to buy the domain name for you and be the holder of the domain name. You will have to set up a domain name host. I highly recommend you go with NameCheap. They have reasonable prices and a nice admin panel.

So you need to buy the domain name yourself under your own domain name host, though I can help with that if we are meeting in person.

I can do other stuff on an ad hoc basis. Please don't hesitate to send me a proposal for something you think I'm qualified to do that isn't explicitly listed here.

Online, I take PayPal. I can also accept Venmo (@Doreen-Traylor). In person, I can take cash or check.

I have run my own websites for more than 15 years, including all design work and content development. I've also done paid website content writing for more than eight years.

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