Posts made in August, 2011

3 Ways to Give Yourself a Raise

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3 Ways to Give Yourself a Raise

Ultimately your success as a web developer or designer will depend on this one thing:  Your ability to make sufficient returns on your investments.  In other words, whether or not you are able to make enough money to support yourself, pay your bills, feed your family, etc. with the amount of time you put into your work.  This is also known as ROI, Return On Investment. You should regularly evaluate your ROI and take steps to increase it.  Below are 3 ways that you can increase your Return On Investment and effectively give yourself a raise.  These methods can allow you to spend less...

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Social Network Marketing for Web Designers & Developers (Part 2)

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Social Network Marketing for Web Designers & Developers (Part 2)

In the first part of this article I gave the first 2 tips on on how to use social networking to market your web design or web development business.  The first tip was to Be an Expert, NOT and advertiser!  We are constantly exposed to 100’s of advertisements each day.  The overall effect is that we have been programmed to ignore 90% of it.  That is why advertisers are always trying to find someway to catch your attention and stand out from the crowd.  Often this is in the form of sex, violence, and humor.  But instead of advertising at all, share meaningful, relevant and...

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Social Network Marketing for Web Designers & Developers

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Social Network Marketing for Web Designers & Developers

In the last five years marketing has become amazingly small.  I don’t mean unimportant.  I mean that in the past, the big contenders with seven-figure advertising budgets would buy advertising time on TV, radio, and print newspapers or magazines.  Marketing was big then.  Smaller businesses tried to do the same things, only on a smaller scale.  Advertising on local TV and radio and purchasing ad space in local newspapers. For the first few years of the Internet, it followed this same model.  You bought advertising space on the highest traffic websites you could afford.  But now the...

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