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Newest PreMade Template Site

General, Logo Design, PreMade Template, Promoting Your Business, Small Business, Website Design, Wisconsin Website Design
Just finished my latest pre-made template. I started it this morning and finished it about an hour ago. You can check it out here. It’s a template that will be going in my pre-made portfolio. Pre-made designs are one of a kind designs that I create on my off-time and that can be customized to any type of business. Pre-mades are for people who have a low start-up budget, as are Business Card sites and Starter Packages. You can see all my services and pricing on my Pricing page. Facebook was never meant to be your primary source of advertising, at best it, and other social media, are meant to work WITH your website. A creative, professionally designed website will showcase you and your business. It will show your current and potential clients that you operate your business as a business, not like someone who works out of their basement.
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Just Like Falling Off a Horse

General, Logo Design, Promoting Your Business, Small Business, Web Design, Website Design, Wisconsin Website Design
Well, not really, lol. I decided earlier this week to really give my web design business a kick in the arse; its been nearly a year since I’ve created a new design (and I really haven’t done much advertising for it – my love of photography has rudely shoved my love of web design into the back seat, lol). So I sat down Monday morning (years ago I called Monday “Pimp Mama Out Monday” cuz that was the day I would send out cold call letters to likely clients; the ones who either didn’t HAVE a website, or looked as though they needed a website. The kids got a great big laugh out of it. It took me years to get the few clients I had, lol). and thought I’d just bang out a website like I used to. Um, no.
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Is This Missing From YOUR Website?

General, Marketing, Promoting Your Business, Small Business, Wisconsin Website Design
Very few people enter your website from your home/index page. So you MUST include some specific information on EVERY PAGE. If you provide a service (as opposed to a mailable product) your physical address is very important. Your potential clients need to know where you are located – don’t make them look for it. Potential clients want to know how to contact you, whether it’s via email or phone number – don’t make them look for your contact information. Every page should have the following information, preferably at the top of the page: Your business name Your location Your contact info (phone number or email)
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Linking for Search Engine Optimization

Marketing, Promoting Your Business, Small Business
Think you don’t need a links page? Think again. Do you think linking to businesses similar to yours is bad? Again, think AGAIN. It’s common practice among some Wisconsin website designers to list all of their clients on the links pages of … ALL of their clients. The only person that helps is the designer himself. It doesn’t do much for YOU, unless any of the other sites he’s designed are similar to yours. If you sell jewelry, having a link to a company that manufactures window blinds or a Mom & Pop car dealership isn’t going to do much for you in the way of bringing the search engine spiders to your site. HOWEVER, if you sell jewelry, trading links with your suppliers, vendors or other local artisans WILL help. Having links from similar sites is very, very useful. Good ways to build links: Join the Better Business Bureau. Get a link from your local chamber of commerce. Submit your link to relevant city and state governmental resources. List ...
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How to Promote Your Day Spa on Twitter

Marketing, Promoting Your Business, Social Media Marketing, Social Networking
How to Promote Your Day Spa on Twitter By Sabah Karimi Twitter is one of the easiest ways to build a strong following online, but it’s grown to become more than just a micro-blogging platform and communication tool. Small businesses including day spas can leverage Twitter to attract new clients, stay in touch with guests and promote specials and other spa news. If you’re a day spa owner looking for ways to promote your business online – for free – here are some tips for promoting your day spa using Twitter: Use a Twitter directory to find potential clients. Twitter directories such as WeFollow and Twellow.com are among the fastest growing directories online, and can help you narrow down the field of tweeters based on keywords such as ‘spa’, ‘day spa’, but also by location. The location search feature is possibly one of the best ways to narrow down the field and find prospective guests. When you’ve found them, just follow them and wait for them to follow you back. Update at least ...
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