When I first starting making websites for clients, I would take on almost any type of project. And like most web designers, I was under charging and not realizing it. People in our industry tend to be tech focused first and not business focused. We don’t fully understand the proper way to run businesses, to … Read moreI Don't Offer Discount Codes or Promotional Pricing. On Purpose.
I’d like to think that with each new successful website project, whether it’s for an existing client or a new client, I learned something new. The key of course is to take that new knowledge and merge it into my process, and better yet form new habits for continual improvement. One lesson I am always … Read moreA Few Quick Lessons Learned From You, The Customer
Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. If you as my client have to ask me for a status report or an update in the project, then I have failed you. When I start a new client project, I have a list of tasks already defined — based on project type — in a template that I kick off … Read moreHow I Think About Project Management
I have been asked if I would ever take on a client that had different political, religious, or ethical views from my own. While that is a loaded question and almost too taboo to talk about, I don’t mind diving into the subject. My answer is in fact I have already done so, in more … Read moreWould I ever code something I don’t agree with?
Yes, there are literally thousands of great looking website designs available for purchase and download from places like Themeforest.net. You can have one of these designs up and running for your business, or better yet have one customized for your market, in a few weeks or less. However, the catch is you’re relying on the … Read moreYour Website Visitors Need to See These Things On Your Website
Having a website is not enough these days. You must keep an eye on it’s performance and regularly check to see if it’s giving you the return on investment you’re expecting. There are four areas to focus on to make sure your site is set up to optimal conversions: Offer Call to Action Form Trust Visual Hierarchy … Read moreDoes Your Website Pass The Test?
This is a great presentation, from the Simpfinity blog, that details several basic common sense rules and agency should follow when working on website projects. Check out the full post for detailed explanations for each rule. Great tips! [slideshare id=33447112&doc=tiny-pm-rules-140412115131-phpapp01]
Often times when I am talking with a prospect about a new project, I come across the same questions. I thought I’d share a list of the ones I hear the most. If you have additional questions for me regarding working together, I would love to hear from you. Feel free to comment on this … Read moreQuestions and Answers
I’m not a fan of business plans, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think about the future and what it could mean for my business. At the end of every day I ask myself two questions: What did I do to make money today? What did I do to bring in business today? Obviously if … Read moreQuestions You Should Ask Yourself Every Month