Posts by: admin301

23Oct 2015
How to Create the Perfect Elevator and Email Pitch for Your Web Design Services
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How to Create the Perfect Elevator and Email Pitch for Your Web Design Services

What do you do?

It is one of the most common questions asked, yet also one of the hardest to answer.

Many people misunderstand the reason for an elevator pitch, and think the right pitch will create a sale. Instead of being the end of the sales process, an elevator pitch is the start of a conversation, hopefully one that leads to future business and long term relationships. read more

15Mar 2015
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Area301 system update – big, exciting changes

I am very excited to show you a new version of Area301!

Among the biggest changes:

  1. New design!
  2. Improved algorithm – the amount of spam is now minimal!
  3. More leads from existing sources, with new sources added (Reddit, Guru,
  4. Remote project leads added, local targeting is now an option.
  5. Forum – we have a community forum to share knowledge and learn from each other.
  6. Mastermind Group for PRO Members – visit our forum for details.

Pro Membership price changes to $19.99 per month. We are closing the beta testing stage and more than tripling the amount of features and support available.

I look forward to your comments and feedback!


Video about the updates and how Area301 works:

8Sep 2014
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How much for a small business website in New York City? Research, interesting results and conclusions.

Market research and knowing your competition is a crucial aspect of any successful business. If you don’t know the prices your competitors are charging, or the saturation level of your niche market, you are operating in the dark. One way to discover the state of the freelance web design market is to publish a fake job request and see how your competitors respond. (I realize some may find this approach a bit underhanded, but I found it to be an effective way to learn about your competition). The easiest and most basic research can be accomplished with a job posting on CraigsList. I recently submitted a web design ad for the NYC marketplace and have gathered the results, along with my conclusions, below. read more

24Aug 2014
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[Giveaway from my personal collection] Step by step instructions to set-up Gmail for use with a custom email domain without Google Apps for Business‎

When clients ask how to easily access their business email without using the default app provided by their hosting service, I always recommend the Gmail interface. Gmail allows you to access your company domain email directly from your personal Gmail account, and when using the process I outline below, Google Apps for Business is not required. read more

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