Happy New Year! Many people have mentioned that they are planning to work on their business after the New Year. So, the time has come and many are wondering what to do. Below is your business’ New Year’s resolution in 10 ways to help grow your business this new year: Get organized: Have receipts flying around and file folders everywhere […]
Frequently Asked Questions
I am generally in the office Monday through Friday from 9 to 4 PST. However, times and days can vary due to meetings and vacation (playtime is essential!). You can find out each week by calling my office and listening to the message or send me an email. I rarely pick up the phone when I am working on another project so please leave me a message or shoot me an email.
I take all of my clients’ businesses (and budgets) very seriously because by becoming the marketing channel for your business, I get to know you and your dream. I am always taking on new clients, but prefer to work with personable clients who are looking for helpful suggestions.
No question is silly or dumb- if you have any questions, please shoot me an email or give me a call. I am happy to give you ideas or see how we can work together to make your businesses grow.
My first reaction is “yikes!” I have done estimates for people getting bids from these $400 guys and it’s definitely comparing apples to oranges. Be sure they are being clear about what they are offering: My first question is what does their portfolio look like? Do they create sites that visually represent the quality of service or product you provide […]
Yes. I have volunteered on a Board of Directors for an art council and on a city’s art steering committee. I have years of art experience, design experience and marketing/PR experience that I bring to each project. I have helped a handful of start-up businesses with their marketing plans (and portions of their business plans) and can help guide you […]
If you have a tight budget, you can save money by creating a defined scope of work and providing ALL necessary items. However, to make it an effective project, you really need to have an understanding of marketing, what your business really needs AND have a lot of time. You don’t want to put the money into something just to […]
To make things smoother, please contact me with the following information: Surf the internet and see what “style” of websites you like. Copy those url’s and place them into one document or email (word doc, rtf, txt, or Google doc file/or one email). Often, clients save time/money if they just want the look of a site mimicked. If you don’t […]
Every project is different so every estimate varies. This is based on the information you provide me in a defined scope of work: A defined scope of work for the project (i.e. logo, brochure, illustration, etc) What exact components you are supplying (i.e. brochure images and text versus needing me to do copy writing and finding/purchasing stock photography; do you […]
Yes, I currently take select web design projects. To make things smoother, please contact me with the following information: Surf the internet and see what “style” of websites you like. Copy those url’s and place them into one document or email (word doc, rtf, txt, or Google doc file/or one email). Often, clients save time/money if they just want the […]
A defined scope of work is something that provides a written description every single thing you need for your project, from actions per navigation menus online, to the exact content and images to be used on a rack card. It is something that spells out every nuance of the project. For web design, a scope of work would include at […]
First, compile a defined scope of work. If you do not have a defined scope of work, contact me. I will have you sign a contract that basically says you will pay me for the time to create a defined scope of work. This is called the “planning stages.” I will work with you at an hourly rate to complete […]