Man: Hey, you work in web development, right?
Woman: Yeah, that’s right. Help you with something?
Man: I’m thinking of starting an online shop, just as a side project.
Woman: Okay, what have you done so far?
Man: I have a friend who’s going to make the logos and do all the graphic design work. I’m just not sure what else I need to think about.
Woman: First of all, get a good web developer to make your website for you. Don’t skimp – you get what you pay for!
Man: Right, if you say so.
Woman: Security is also important, especially if you’re selling things through your site. Your site will get targeted by hackers, so make sure all your software is up-to-date and secure.
Man: And how would I…
Woman: Then there are spammers. If you don’t have an efficient anti-spam system, you’ll get fake comments, fake users, and so on.
Man: Wow, I really haven’t…
Woman: Finally, make sure you test everything. There are always some bugs in a new website. If you can’t find any bugs, you haven’t tested enough.
Man: It’s very complicated! I don’t even know where to start.
Woman: Yeah, it can be tough when you’re just getting into it. Be prepared to spend quite a lot of time or quite a lot of money to get it right.
Man: Errr… Maybe I’ve bitten off more than I can chew…