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Old 02-09-2019, 9:59 PM
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Hey guys, any web designers on here? I need a pretty basic website built for my bay area small business. Send me a PM with your background and portfolio. Thanks.

EDIT: I found someone, thanks all.

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Old 02-10-2019, 9:05 AM
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Throwing this out there- hosting sites (wix, network solutions etc) have templates that are fairly easy to use and are very inexpensive/ included in the cost of the hosting.
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Old 02-10-2019, 4:19 PM
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Old 02-10-2019, 4:37 PM
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do you need it as a business card? or do you need it to actually make the phone ring?

we used madwire360. it wasnt cheap. but the net effect was it cost 7% of business brought in. it wasnt structured like that but that's how we tracked its efficacy...better than a salesperson
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Old 02-10-2019, 4:39 PM
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Throwing this out there- hosting sites (wix, network solutions etc) have templates that are fairly easy to use and are very inexpensive/ included in the cost of the hosting.
Thank you. I think we use wix now but nobody has updated it in a while and I just don't plain have the bandwidth for it this month. Hoping to give the business to a calgunner!

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do you need it as a business card? or do you need it to actually make the phone ring?

we used madwire360. it wasnt cheap. but the net effect was it cost 7% of business brought in. it wasnt structured like that but that's how we tracked its efficacy...better than a salesperson
Thanks I'll check out Madwire. Most of our business is from yelp/walk-ins since it's in a downtown location. I just don't want the website to look so dated anymore.
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Old 02-10-2019, 6:08 PM
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Thank you. I think we use wix now but nobody has updated it in a while and I just don't plain have the bandwidth for it this month. Hoping to give the business to a calgunner!
I'll be watching watching this thread in case you post results since we're in the same boat. We have an old website (hosted at Network Solutions) that we created because 20 years ago, people told us if we didn't have a website, we'd be out of business in 5 years.

In case this information is helpful..... we were approached by a vendor of ours who has a department specifically tasked to help people like us. We had a conference call with them the other day.

For $1,000/month, they will create a new website (with 6 landing pages) and create two blog entries per month with some sort of talk about SEO - getting us to the top of search results.

Website design is a one-shot deal, so the reality is it's $1,000/month to write two blogs and help with search results.

I suppose time would tell, but I can't imagine it bringing in anywhere near enough sales to cover that expense.
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ours was about $3k to setup and $1,600/ month. we did end up near the top of our keyword searches. it took awhile to get there organically. maybe it's a 6-7 month process. we used them for 3 years. it was very successful. then we tried $500/month. it didnt work out the same
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This is a friend of mine who can help you

https://www.3erser.com
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I built this site for Mike Bryant recently, A gunsmith and custom rifle builder out of Texas. I actually built his original one 19 years ago too. It was working up to the day we switched, about two weeks ago.

BryantCustom.com

And this is the short BRANDED bio-documentary I did for him to coincide with the release:



In less than a week on facebook, the film has reached almost 10,000 views, 30,000 engagements and 60 shares. Not bad. More importantly his phone is ringing like crazy and he's booking a ton of rifle builds. And the shelf life of the video will be super long, and momentum will continue to grow.

I shot, edited, color graded, sound mastered and built the website in three weeks. It was two days of filming plus one flight day to and one flight day back to LA from Texas.











I would love to do more work like this if anyone is interested. I have over 20 years in advertising, marketing, mentoring, business/marketing strategy, e-commerce, software development and angel investing.
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Old 06-03-2019, 7:16 AM
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I've been in this business area since 1999 and it's evolved significantly since I first started. Back then you had to purchase, learn and keep learning about a specific web design software plus how to upload (FTP) and all kinds of good stuff. Then web based products came along and every person could do a website and we see the results of that. Problem is - people are really good at building or selling their widgets or performing their service. Not everyone is a writer not, or at least skilled in creating text for marketing or web service.

Many start with these services and call asking for help because they just don't have time, made a mess of things, don't understand how to make the program do what they want, etc. We've learn to not take over projects but to start from scratch. People have a tendency to simply copy and paste stuff and when they do they "break" the code of the template and all kinds of bad things happen.

A web site is your 24x7 sales person on a fixed salary. You should be proud of it, support it, and give it the attention it needs. You should have access to stats to see whats happening and review those periodically.

Templates have changed and being upgraded all the time. You may have an OK site you put up years ago on an old template with OK photos and basic text but is it cross platform now that plays well on laptops, pads and phones? If not, then it should be.

My company is in the process of moving all our template designed sites over to a new more robust design system that's truly cross platform. I do this for a living and like the old saying goes, if you don't like to read and study, don't try and use high end software. Software designers are not necessarily the most logic oriented people. When they create a program they make it work how they think it should, not necessarily how your brain thinks it should.

Sites can be simple and creative or very complex. We deal only with small to medium businesses and find that you can do a lot with less. You can overwhelm customers. In most cases for a small business they want to know who you are, what you do, where you do it at, maybe how you do it, prices, and how they can contact or find you. That's it.

Sorry for the long reply...

There are 3 types of potential customers - browser, shopper and buyer. The browser is looking for a new printer and researching with no idea what they want or need. The shopper has narrowed it down to a multi-function inkjet printer. The buyer is looking for a HP L7680 multi-function inject printer. Your site should be set up to play to all 3 if possible.

We normally charge $19.95 a month for hosting and anywhere from $200 to $800 for a 10 page website, depending on what's involved. Our system also allows you to make changes if you want or you can pay us a small fee to make changes and in most cases if it's minor, we simply do it and wish you a pleasant day. Life is about relationships after all.

If you're interested in talking about a site, PM me. Or if you have questions about doing a site yourself or general questions about where to begin, PM me and I will be happy to answer them if I can. This is not a solicitation for business.

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Old 06-03-2019, 7:24 AM
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Ramrod,

While I agree with most of what you said (I've been in the business since 2003) when I went to your website I received the following:

Warning: Potential Security Risk Ahead

Firefox detected a potential security threat and did not continue to www.tr-clearing.com. If you visit this site, attackers could try to steal information like your passwords, emails, or credit card details.

Learn more…

Report errors like this to help Mozilla identify and block malicious sites.

Might want to take a look into that.

Regards,
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I've been in this business area since 1999 and it's evolved significantly since I first started. Back then you had to purchase, learn and keep learning about a specific web design software plus how to upload (FTP) and all kinds of good stuff. Then web based products came along and every person could do a website and we see the results of that. Problem is - people are really good at building or selling their widgets or performing their service. Not everyone is a writer not, or at least skilled in creating text for marketing or web service.

Many start with these services and call asking for help because they just don't have time, made a mess of things, don't understand how to make the program do what they want, etc. We've learn to not take over projects but to start from scratch. People have a tendency to simply copy and paste stuff and when they do they "break" the code of the template and all kinds of bad things happen.

A web site is your 24x7 sales person on a fixed salary. You should be proud of it, support it, and give it the attention it needs. You should have access to stats to see whats happening and review those periodically.

Templates have changed and being upgraded all the time. You may have an OK site you put up years ago on an old template with OK photos and basic text but is it cross platform now that plays well on laptops, pads and phones? If not, then it should be.

My company is in the process of moving all our template designed sites over to a new more robust design system that's truly cross platform. I do this for a living and like the old saying goes, if you don't like to read and study, don't try and use high end software. Software designers are not necessarily the most logic oriented people. When they create a program they make it work how they think it should, not necessarily how your brain thinks it should.

Sites can be simple and creative or very complex. We deal only with small to medium businesses and find that you can do a lot with less. You can overwhelm customers. In most cases for a small business they want to know who you are, what you do, where you do it at, maybe how you do it, prices, and how they can contact or find you. That's it.

Sorry for the long reply...

There are 3 types of potential customers - browser, shopper and buyer. The browser is looking for a new printer and researching with no idea what they want or need. The shopper has narrowed it down to a multi-function inkjet printer. The buyer is looking for a HP L7680 multi-function inject printer. Your site should be set up to play to all 3 if possible.

We normally charge $19.95 a month for hosting and anywhere from $200 to $800 for a 10 page website, depending on what's involved. Our system also allows you to make changes if you want or you can pay us a small fee to make changes and in most cases if it's minor, we simply do it and wish you a pleasant day. Life is about relationships after all.

We're in Solano County but have clients all over Northern CA and some really far away. We're currently working on a new site for a land clearing company in Amador County. https://www.tr-clearing.com/

If you're interested in talking about a site, PM me. Or if you have questions about doing a site yourself or general questions about where to begin, PM me and I will be happy to answer them if I can. This is not a solicitation for business.
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Old 06-03-2019, 12:37 PM
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Firefox and other browsers, led by Google are giving these what I call False warnings because most sites now are using shared certificates. But in this case it was an error on my part in the features manager since it was under construction.

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