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Marketing / Re: Give me new website ideas
« Last post by Duck on Today at 11:16:23 AM »
I agree with Jeff. If you have prior experience with content managers and WP in particular you can probably make your way through it. If you don't know anything about WP there is a strong learning curve. Yes, the basics are easy to pick up but it knowing what plugins and how to integrate them that's more difficult.
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Marketing / Re: Give me new website ideas
« Last post by Jeff Behm on Today at 09:38:50 AM »
Frankly, after having done WP both ways - by myself for 7 years, and hiring someone following too much frustration as the needs of the 'net changed vis a vis search - save yourself the headache.  Hire a WP specialist.  As busy as you are, that'll be more effective in meeting your goals.

However, if you go to the Wordpress home site, they do offer tutorials, or at least they used to. 
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Marketing / Re: Give me new website ideas
« Last post by Todd Muskopf on Today at 09:18:40 AM »
I installed WP and a theme.  I haven't done anything with it yet, and really have no idea what I'm doing yet.

I'll poke around in it and see.

Anyone have good tutorials or tips for using WP?
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Running your business / Re: Digital Only...
« Last post by Darren Cassese on Today at 06:33:54 AM »
I think it's total a fallacy to automatically assume a lost sale is due to a cheap client / lowballer. This is a mistake I used to make all the time and one I work hard not to make any longer.

Well, the guy in question was offered the session and a single image for $100 and that was too high.  In fact, he used a few expletives when I said it.

I just think he hadn't bothered to read all of that annoying text and info on my web site that would've indicated that he probably wasn't going to get stuff ultra cheap.

Oh, well that's not how it was described. I suppose when someone moves on to cursing about prices then maybe it's not an assumption they don't want to pay much.

Otherwise, I stand by my statement. It's OUR job to at least lead the horse to water.
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Running your business / Re: Digital Only...
« Last post by Todd Muskopf on Today at 06:27:17 AM »
I think it's total a fallacy to automatically assume a lost sale is due to a cheap client / lowballer. This is a mistake I used to make all the time and one I work hard not to make any longer.

Well, the guy in question was offered the session and a single image for $100 and that was too high.  In fact, he used a few expletives when I said it.

I just think he hadn't bothered to read all of that annoying text and info on my web site that would've indicated that he probably wasn't going to get stuff ultra cheap.
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Running your business / Re: Hiring Employees
« Last post by Joe Federer on June 21, 2017, 10:19:42 PM »
I have Colleen as an employee...   not really sure why, but this thread makes me wonder and now I want to ask my accountant.  haha.
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Running your business / Re: Digital Only...
« Last post by Joe Federer on June 21, 2017, 10:18:20 PM »
But sometimes it is right...

I mean, if Todd's averaging 1k per client (or whatever) and someone comes and says "I've got a hundred bucks to spend..." ...
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Running your business / Re: Digital Only...
« Last post by Darren Cassese on June 21, 2017, 05:01:53 PM »
I think it's total a fallacy to automatically assume a lost sale is due to a cheap client / lowballer. This is a mistake I used to make all the time and one I work hard not to make any longer.
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Marketing / Re: Give me new website ideas
« Last post by Jeff Behm on June 21, 2017, 03:57:51 PM »
 I think our own TPPF member Theresa Fernandez used Squarespace when she redesigned her website a little over a year ago.  Her growth as a food photographer in such a short time is amazing, and her site shows her work beautifully.  Certainly, to her advantage.  Frankly her work makes the web designer look good.  https://www.theresafernandezphoto.com

I have a ton of images stored online at Zenfolio, my combination gallery and online backup, or I might be tempted by Squarespace.
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Running your business / Re: Digital Only...
« Last post by Todd Muskopf on June 21, 2017, 03:41:42 PM »
"I thought I could just pay $150 and get everything".

His problem had nothing to do with digital vs print...   his problem was he was looking at a different budget level than you provide.

Be careful to attribute cause relationships where the link doesn't exist.

Oh, I'm not.  I just thought it was another example of the "digital only=cheap" client.  The guy wasn't right for me on any level.

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