How can you Save Money?
|Hire a professional to help you!
We believe in giving great value to our clients. If you are not
happy with our service, we won't be satisfied until you are. We have been
in this profession long enough to know that customer service and honest
value will maintain good relationships. We help you save money, and
see below for how you can save more money.
How do we keep your costs down?
- We used to recommend a very reasonable costing, yet sometimes not too reliable,
web site hosting company, called
DollarHost.com located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. They
have an incredibly low $6.95 per month hosting, fast service, and an
easy-to-use web site. (That's less than $70 US or $84
CANADIAN per year). We used to use them for all our basic
sites, but found that sometimes (too often) the
sites hosted with them would be not available.
For more reliability, and for advanced sites, we have found one that
delivers CGI scripting, shopping cart capabilities, etc. for
only $12 per month.
(Read more about website
hosting choices). And lately, we are changing over to
this service for under $8.00/month.
- We keep up to date on latest search engine news, so that we can
recommend best ways to promote your site.
- We follow the world leaders in marketing and try to keep up with
latest trends, such as successful writing-to-sell methods discussed by
- We are doing web site creation, marketing, and maintenance on an
ongoing basis so we are "in the groove."
- We use powerful software that makes our job easier and
faster. Some that we use are Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia
Dreamweaver, Microsoft FrontPage,
Set Sim Pro, Web Master ToolChest,
Make Your Site Sell,
eXTReMe and Sitemeter trackers,
Business Promoter (IBP) and others. There are some that we will
not list here, as they are our secret arsenal that keeps us ahead.
These can cost hundreds of dollars to buy or lease. We use them on a
daily basis to get reliable sites up quickly and expertly.
- We find services that are free or low cost and can use them on your
site, just like we do on ours. Example: the "Search This Site" feature
is completely free. It takes just a few minutes to set up. Saving you
money puts a grin on our faces!
|How can you keep your costs down?
Time to pull out the pad of paper and make some notes!
- For making a web site from scratch, you must have a clear idea
WHY you want a web site. It sounds simple, but is one of the most
important planning questions you can answer.
- Do your planning - how do you want your site to appear? Using a flow
chart method, write down on paper and show the names of your pages and
how they will fit together. Common web pages are Home, About Us,
Products, Services, Contact Us, and Links.
- The more detail that you can provide, the lower the costs will be.
No one knows your business as well as you do. Rather than having us sit
down and create the text for your site, you should at least send us an
information package about yourself. We can polish and fine-tune your
text, and add to it, but if you can tell us what you want to say and
what you want to accomplish on your site, it will minimize the time it
takes for us to come up with the final design. While it is up to you to
provide this basic information, it is up to us to make it "look good",
to make it SELL your product, and to optimize the text and images for
the search engines. Visually appealing, good navigation, and designed
with both your visitors and search engines in mind makes a site work.
- Look on the Internet and make notes of sites that you like,
and WHY you do. Is there a particular theme to a site you like? Do
you like flashing images? If you see sites that you DON'T like, make
notes about them, too. We all have our favorites!
- Other web sites, books, and your own experiences are great sources
of inspiration for when it comes time to writing. If you are not a
good writer, consider hiring a professional. Is this worth it?
Yes, if you want to portray your best image.
If you needed a store-front sign for your business, would you do it
yourself or would you hire a professional sign painter? If you want a
professional image on the web, do it right the first time.
- Don't get discouraged, it is our business to help you!
The Internet is a new medium and requires special skills to optimize
your earning potential.
- Pictures. Yes, they can tell a thousand words and are just as
important as the text on a web page. If you have some nice sharp
pictures that will enhance your site, using them will help us save
- If you already have a web site, ask us for your FREE evaluation
to help you improve it. We specialize in web site upgrades.
For having us dedicated to your success on the
our charges are currently $65 US, or $65 Canadian, per hour.
We have the knowledge, experience, and tools to help
you onto the world wide web.
You can do it yourself, but remember that it takes time to
do this web work properly, and even more time to learn how to do it. Plus
keeping up with the latest search engine techniques. How much is your time
worth? $65/hour? We are fast,
keep up on latest techniques, and work efficiently.
We have gone through the steep learning curves and can do
it faster, so you can devote more time to your business and what
you do well.
You can relax while we take care of the details.
To call us today, see below..