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    Promote web design company
    Hello,

    Anybody know what is the best way promote web design company. I have web design company based in New York, and i try to find more customers. Right now I'm only advertising using Google.

    Thank you.

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    Offer your services on forums like webhostingtalk.com , and market your services to local customers in NY.

    Good luck!
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    How i can market services local in New York, send emails? or you can recommend better way. Thank you

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    There's a much better way: pound the pavement! Find local businesses who need web design and sell directly to them. It's lots more challenging than working "invisibly" on the web, but effective.

    Where in NY are you?
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    I'm in Manhattan. I donít exactly understand, what do you mean " pound the pavement!". I will appreciate if you can give me more tips.

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    Sorry, that's old slang for going out and making visits to local stores, offices, etc.
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    work smart look for local businesses that have a bad site and help them make it better or you will waste your time educating the uninformed

    teach them what a real site can do and you will not just have a new design but a new client for ongoing upgrades and maintenance. After working long distance with a client for over one year now I advise trying to work local before you reach out LD.


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    for what it's worth...just my thoughts here

    what is happening with the affiliate program listed on your site have you had any luck with that...that's the whole idea right..they bring you work?

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    How about employing a sales person to do the introduction work for you and build the commission your price.

    So, for example, give him/her $100 for each sale, adding this into your price.

    Pay on commission only terms.

    (Obviously these figures are for example purposes only!)

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    WD, you may find www.freequotesworld.com of use too.

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    There is also respond DOT com

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    Before you continue any marketing, I'd suggest you tone down that epileptic seizure inducing website. HFS that site looks like it's been hyped up on a case of Red Bull, three dozen double shots from Starbucks and a mile long line of coke - it's really disturbing and scary!
    Continued Success,

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    I was going to mention the pulldowns in java but they have a huge bread trail at the bottom...tried to read some of the site and was on text overload and left quickly

    Hey How do I hook up my site with template-Help.com anyway?

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    Most good web designers have all the business they can handle just from customer referrals. Are you doing a good enough job that your customers tell everyone about you?
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    As mentioned, go local. You're in the biggest city in the country. If you can't get enough business from there, trying to go national or web wide isn't going to help.

    Going local:

    Gratis: Do some work for free. Find a local non-profit that has a website that they did in frontpage 5 years ago. Offer to update it and maintain it for free. The people involved with the organization typically are very well connected.

    Networking: Find local business networking groups. There are several major ones nationally that have multiple local chapters. These are business owners that trade leads with each other.

    'Pound the Pavement': Go from one business to the next down the main streets of your area. Often this is not the most productive use of your time. But you're not looking for a job right then, you're building a sphere of influence of people that you know and after a few visits will likely know you. If they don't have any interest in a website update or even a website, ask them if they know anyone in the area that does.

    Niche: Become a specialist designer. Work up a portfolio ( more than 3 designs, I mean dozens or even hundreds of DIFFERENT designs) of high quality designs for doctors, lawyers, real estate agents... just about any profession or business you want, but make the designs absolutely top notch. Market to them directly in person, phone and U.S. mail.

    Chamber of Commerce: Just as with the networking this will open doors. But you have to be patient and spend the time earning the trust of the members. You likely will not get a job the week you join or from the first event you attend.

    I think that should get you started. There is no problem wanting to get business from the internet, but if you are dealing on the internet you're dealing in a commodity.

    I can find 10 designers in 10 minutes that will under cut your pricing, do it faster and perhaps better.

    Building relationships will eliminate the competition of the internet and be more profitable in the long run.

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    Yes, as previously mentioned, the bottom-line to your success will be determined by the quality of your work and portfolio.

    Good luck!

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    I can't believe I missed this thread for so long...

    Getting local business is never a bad option. Obviously, I also believe in the virtue of getting online leads (it's my business, so my advice is a bit biased). But if you want to get leads online, we're running a promo and you can get your account set up for just $1 (the offer ends on the last day of this month, 11:59 PM MST).

    Just go to http://www.freequotesworld.com/c/sta...able-leads.htm. If you have any questions, feel free to email me (chris [at] freequotesworld.com). The parent company (KLEI, Inc) has a new toll free number you can also call with additional questions (1.877.333.KLEI - 1.877.333.5534).
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    I found a great designer who created our last template at designoutpost (dot) com. If business is scarce at your office, you could become a member/designer, submit design ideas to their template design projects, and build a nice portfolio in the process. Not to mention if you're the winning designer the typical payout is $300-600. In addition you can gain repeat business from the various projects you may win. For example, I now contact the designer who won my project directly for any future design needs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haiko de Poel, Jr.
    Before you continue any marketing, I'd suggest you tone down that epileptic seizure inducing website. HFS that site looks like it's been hyped up on a case of Red Bull, three dozen double shots from Starbucks and a mile long line of coke - it's really disturbing and scary!
    Can you please clarify what did you mean? I dint exactly understand your point.

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbshouse
    I was going to mention the pulldowns in java but they have a huge bread trail at the bottom...tried to read some of the site and was on text overload and left quickly

    Hey How do I hook up my site with template-Help.com anyway?

    So you think that i have to much information on website?

    You have to contact to template-Help.com and they will provide you with that information, basically it is javascript but before you have to register as an affiliate

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoctorMike
    Offer your services on forums like webhostingtalk.com , and market your services to local customers in NY.

    Good luck!

    would you suggest more forums like webhostingtalk.com ?
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrbshouse
    work smart look for local businesses that have a bad site and help them make it better or you will waste your time educating the uninformed

    teach them what a real site can do and you will not just have a new design but a new client for ongoing upgrades and maintenance. After working long distance with a client for over one year now I advise trying to work local before you reach out LD.


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    for what it's worth...just my thoughts here

    what is happening with the affiliate program listed on your site have you had any luck with that...that's the whole idea right..they bring you work?

    I'm about to developed that in near future.

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    Wel, good luck anyway!

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