Yesterday, I meet with a prospective client at my favorite watering hole. We discussed his organization and web design needs. I went through my usually drill…
*Custom Design Theme
*Responsive Design [ Why it is important ! ]
I pulled out a contract and begin explaining my design process. He questioned my price point. I explained that not only do I design and develop the project, but I manage it. Search Engine Optimization is included in my package [ the ability to make his site show up on google or yahoo. ] I include a threat plan [ just in case his site is hacked...what would be the best course to get it back up and running .] I have a virtual assistant, who will make updates on his site.
He advised me that it was between my company and another company which cost less than $99. I took two slips of my freshly brew cup of coffee. I advised him to go with the $99.00 company. There are several main differences between $99 web designer and custom design sites. Let me give you a small list…
*$99 designers do not build custom design sites, I do…
*$99 designers do not build responsive sites, I do…
*$99 designers do not have SEO Plan, I do…
*$99 designers do not have Threat Plan, I do…
*$99 designers do not have Marketing Program, I do…
*$99 designers are not going to be working on your site, 90 – 180 days after launch…I do..
So if that is my competition, then you go ahead…I want to design your competitors site. I am not worried at all…
Onward and Upward,
Twice in two weeks…can I get a Good Prospective Client!!! Please….
About a week ago, I heard a “Ping”…a new email around 10:00pm on Friday Night. I took a sneak peak. Someone was emailing me for a quote. He had an ancient HTML site and wanted to move it to WordPress. The thing about getting late night emails…either they come from part time business folks or unrealistic potential clients.Read More
As I enjoy a fresh brew cup of coffee, I was approached by one of my kids.
” Y0u looking for your next project!” …actually I was not. ”No…I am thinking about how to spend the holidays with you and the family!” …”Great…hay, daddy wants to hang out with us today.”
Instant smile on my face, then I ponder the prior conversation. Do I work that much? Yes!!! I have so many responsibilities…tithing, mortgage, car note,kids education, food, bills associated with house,
kids needs, wife needs, business needs…it is enough to give a person a headache.
In 2014, I am looking at new ways to build my revenue stream. I am leaning on current clients for referrals. I am trying to work less. I have a great portfolio. I have some great clients. I just need to
maximum my efforts. I like spending time with my family. I have cut out working on the weekends…need my family time.