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Reasons to Hire a Freelance Web Designer

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Reasons to Hire a Freelance Web Designer In this article I will highlight some reasons to hire a freelance web designer as an alternative to a web design agency. Freelancers work harder than you might imagine. Referrals are the lifeblood of a freelancer. A freelancer web designer will work hard to ensure the project is completed on time and within budget. A freelancer is motivated by a good referral to do their best work. Every job for a freelancer is something new and every client is special. So freelancers return phone calls and emails, meet deadlines and perform to the

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What information do I need to build a website?

Questions to think about when building a website Here are the questions we need to consider to find out exactly what's needed for your website. Why do you need a website? Knowing your motivation for getting a website provides key information about what you need to include in your website in terms of functionality. Do you want to update the website yourself and keep it up-to-date with ever changing information? Or will the site be an online businesss card displaying information about your business and contact details only. Will you be selling products online? Do you need to include videos,Read more ...

Is social media marketing a waste of time?

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Social Media Marketing is a relatively new phenomenon but is it a waste of time? Gone are the days of simply giving out business cards, or posting leaflets. Social Media Marketing is the new Word of Mouth promotional tool.

I have however, noticed that too many businesses put too much effort and emphasis on promoting through Social Media sites such as Facebook and Twitter, only to see little return. Worse, many businesses don’t even monitor if their efforts have increased business.

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Freelance v Web Design Agency : Pros & Cons

What are the pros and cons of using a freelance web designer as opposed to a web design agency? A question heavily debated and frequently asked!

Choosing the right person or team to build your website or even brand is vital, so you need to be sure you’re making the right choice.

Ultimately there are benefits and disadvantages of employing either. So, to help your decision, I have highlighted some of the pros and cons of working with freelancers and web design agencies.

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Best Free Accounting Software for Small Business

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One of the first things you need to consider as a small business owner is how you are going to invoice your clients and keep your accounts up to date. This process needs to be quick and simple, preferably automated as much as possible, otherwise you risk drowning in admin every week, month and year.

I have been using quickfile for my account management for a couple of years now and I have to say I am very impressed with this free accounting tool. So impressed I have written this post to recommend it to my clients. I consider QuickFile the best FREE accounting software for small businesses.

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What is a responsive website and why is it important?

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What is a responsive website? Let’s go back a few years. Not long ago the biggest challenge presented to a web developer was the array of browsers, which rendered websites in different ways. This resulted in lots of trickery to make sure the code behind the website was tweaked to work on all browsers, namely, those which didn’t follow web standards. Internet Explorer, cough, cough!

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What is WordPress and Why Should You Use It?

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WordPress is a FREE (open source) program that anyone can use to build a website. Originally WordPress was built as a tool to create a blog, but over time has grown into far more than that due to its open source status a world of developers have made WordPress a brilliant framework to build ANY type of website. WordPress is now a great content management system (CMS) and not just a blogging platform.

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What Makes A Good Website for Small Business?

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With over 700 million websites on the internet how can you make your site stand out? What makes a good website? How can you stand apart from your competitors? A good site grabs your attention, strikes at emotions, and gives you the information you need. In this article I will discuss ideas for making your website engaging for your visitors, with tips to help you make your site work harder and win new customers.

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What is Social Media Marketing for Small Business?

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Social media marketing is the process of attracting traffic to your social sites, blog, website and ultimately business, through social media sites. Different social media sites provide radically different social interactions with your customers. Twitter is designed to let people share short messages, whereas Facebook allows for sharing updates, photos, joining events and a variety of other activities. Pinterest and Instagram are focused on sharing pictures. Which social media you should use for your business is dictated by your business and industry requirements.

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How much does a website cost?

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All businesses, big and small, need a website and presence online. How much do websites cost is usually the first question I get asked by a prospective client. What type of website you need will depend on your business and industry. It wasn’t that long ago you could get away with no website at all for your business. About 8 years ago, simply advertising in the local press and Yellow pages was enough to drum up new business. It’s 2015 guys, things have moved on. Yellow pages are dying a slow death, noticed how thin that big yellow book is these days, not sure how it is even still going.

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