You're ready to sell online but you need a way to do that. Do hire someone, do-it-yourself, what will it cost, what is the best option? Do a Google search for "ecommerce website" or "hosted ecommerce websites" or "WordPress ecommerce" and you'll find a bunch of solutions, but which one is right for you? When a client ask me about selling products on their website I have a simple evaluation process to help determine the best solution for them. It's all based on the "real cost of an … [Read more...] about The Real Cost of eCommerce Websites
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WebPro Defined: An individual (freelancer, consultant, independent...) who is providing any or all of the following; website design, web development (yes, those are different things), hosting, and/or website support/maintenance.
If you're a WordPress WebPro or Freelance that is building sites for your clients you need to learn the technical stuff to the point that you can either do it or at the very least have an intelligent conversation with someone else about it. Look, if you get paid to build WordPress websites, but don't know what FTP is or how to access a database (or that WordPress uses a database), you shouldn't be taking peoples money!! Where is this coming from? There has not been a week that has gone by in … [Read more...] about WordPress WebPros Should Understand the Technical Stuff!
I believe the number one mistake you could make, in this business, is to position yourself as a “Freelancer”. I found that there is a bit of a stigma associate with the term freelancer. In today’s world of outsourcing through sites like freelancer.com and upwork.com, people go there with the mentality that they can get “something for nothing”. People usually hire a freelancer for a single job or project, not a long term relationship. You don’t want people to view you and the work you do … [Read more...] about The Consulting Theory for Web Professionals
I've been in business a lot of years now. And my customers, for the most part, have been 'S' Type business owners. What I've noticed over the years is they all seem to experience the same issues. Which I believe can be contributed to these five things. Not generating leads when business is good Not expanding their marketing channels/strategies Not systemizing processes Not answering the phone or responding to emails Not having a support network or an expert to leverage I'm … [Read more...] about 5 Mistakes ‘S’ Type Business Owners Make
Anybody who follows me or has been a client of mine, knows that I have not been a supporter of GoDaddy hosting products for some time now. I've written about this before, never with the intent of trying to destroy their reputation, but to protect my audience and customers from making a decision they would regret. Truth is, I've actually been a GoDaddy customer for 11 years or so. I use to do everything with them, but ever since 2009ish I've only used them as a domain registrar, SSLs … [Read more...] about And GoDaddy Begins to Gobble Up the World