Victimized by a web services company?

Stop Being a Victim!

How to Overcome Being Victimized by a Web Services Company & Come Out Better for it…

“The past can hurt. But the way I see it, you can either run from it or learn from it.” ~Rafiki

You are approached by a company who has gotten word you’ve purchased a domain name or maybe they’ve found you from various business listings. They sound amazing! Making extensive promises of what they can do for your business, whether it’s building a powerfully large website with tons of functionality or getting you on the 1st page of Google in a month. They often offer guarantees; either about getting you to page one of Google within a short amount of time or creating the Millennium Falcon of websites. In your mind your thinking…it’s too good to be true, but you ignore it ‘cause you want to believe they can do miracles for you!


Small Business Start-up Web Design

Small Business Startup: 3 Reasons to Start With Your Website

Starting a Small Business in San Diego?

If you’re on the verge of opening a small business in San Diego, or you already own one; there is one important question you must first answer before taking another step. Do you have a website?

It may seem shocking, in this day and age of Internet driven business, but according to multiple website surveys (including one by Internet search company Google and research company Ipsos), 55% of small businesses don’t have a website.


USA Service Providers

USA Web Development: We Do Not Outsource Overseas EVER!

Every week I am besieged by offshore companies asking for me to outsource my overflow work to them.  Time and again I politely say “We need to keep the jobs here (in the United States of America), sorry.”

Business owners need to understand that using cheap overseas service providers can cost your business more than you realize. [Businessblogshub.com]


Website Consultant Fees

Website Fees: Do You Get What You Pay For?

Is it reasonable to pay $1500+ for website development? How about $250? Why the vast differences in pricing? What skills are you paying for when hiring a website consultant?

Today while socializing with friends at a Memorial Day Celebration, that topic was broached.  A friend whom I am helping set up a website spoke with another fellow who said he paid $250 on Elance to have his website developed AND his other site moved to the new host.  Wow! What a deal!  So why wouldn’t everyone hire these peeps who are charging such great rates to setup a website?  At the risk of sounding biased there are several reasons:


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Web Development: A Client’s Perspective

REMEMBER…Content is King!

Many times when I am approached to build a website, the client often doesn’t have a clue of what’s in store…for them.  What I mean by that is many people are under the assumption that when they hire a web developer, that they (the client) will have little else to do except give some general direction.  WRONG!!!  I think it would be valuable to educate the business owner about what is expected from them before they endeavor their website project.


#3 National Rank in Google

UPDATE: 10/29/11
Google often updates their algorithm as appears so by my sudden drop to page TWO of Google that I noticed today.  Oh well, time to get my thinking cap on and figure out how to please the Google Upper Echelon of algorithm keepers.  Still at #3 nationally for PROFESSIONAL WEB CONSULTING…Thank you Lord.

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Hard work and perseverance pay off.

I am proud to say after only a week of working on getting my site BACK to the top of the SE’s (search engines) I have succeeded.