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Mark

Do you need this to be some custom implementation?

If not, my first instinct would be to use a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system - that's basically exactly what you're describing. Hubspot is my typical go-to, and has a generous free tier.

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That looks like a good option! I will try it out but I also wanted to learn new technology and implement a UI, host it and use a database, host it somewhere frugal. I thought AWS free tier would be cheap but i'm not sure where to star with that...

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Mark

Makes sense. Hubspot would be good for tracking your own business stuff, but by all means make your own! (It'd be a fun challenge to rebuild some of Hubspot's functionality on your own system.)

As far as advice on the building side of things goes, there's a ton of ways you could approach it and technologies you could use. If you don't have a stack picked out, I'd just suggest using whatever you want to learn more about - you could do it using anything from React to Wordpress.

As far as hosting goes, AWS probably has a free tier for the amount of use you'll need, but can be complex to set up. If you could manage to make it function as a static site, there are some free options like Github Pages and Netlify. If you plan on wanting to host more sites that have minimal traffic, you could just get a $5/month Digital Ocean droplet that you could host plenty of stuff on.

Good luck!