How To Create More Profitable Websites

by Brant Wilson
on October 22, 2013

in Business/Freelance

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A lot of web designers are mainly concerned with creating beautiful
websites for their clients. They want the websites they create to be
picture-perfect, impressive, and works of art. They don’t put much
thought into a website after they hand it over to the client.

If this is your mindset, you’re leaving money on the table. I’ve learned
that results (not design) make the biggest difference between the web
designers who earn a lot and those who don’t.

In other words, you should be making websites that make your clients
more money. By thinking like a business owner, you’ll be able to charge
a much higher hourly rate. This mindset starts by viewing your
websites as more than just a pretty face.

Business owners care more about the statistics of their website. How
many visitors did they get this month? Is that more than last month?
How many people purchased something? How many people left without
buying? Why?

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Media Temple Coupon Code – 20% Off!

by Brant Wilson
on September 30, 2013

in Business/Freelance

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I’ve mentioned a few times on this blog that I host my sites on Media Temple. I’ve also written some content about my experience with them. The first was called Why We Choose Media Temple. I also documented a real life experience in the post titled Move Website Hosting: The Story of My Recent Move to Media Temple. Finally, we covered MT in a piece we published last week Where to Host Your Website: The Top 10 Companies. I do not have a new post about their incredible service today but as a reminder I do have a discount code.

Media Temple has generously offered 20% off to all DesignMag readers. That is 20% off EVERY month. Don’t miss the opportunity.

Simply go to Media Temple and when you get to checkout enter the code MTLOVESDESIGN for 20% off your bill for the life of the service.

Enjoy!

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Where To Host Your Website: The Top 10 Companies

by Brant Wilson
on September 24, 2013

in Business/Freelance

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Web hosting is one of the most important aspect of an online business whether it is a small personal blog or a huge social media website. It doesn’t matter if you have a gorgeous web page if your server keeps crashing. For a visitor there is nothing worse than trying to access a website that is offline. In the end, your newest song, article, movie clip or anything else you hope will make your website popular doesn’t matter if you cannot show it to your visitors. Therefore, you should be really careful when you choose who will host your site. In this article we will give you the top 10 best web hosting solutions for 2013.

KnownHost

1. knownhost

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An Updated Guide to Buying Stock Images –Top 10 Agencies

by Brant Wilson
on September 17, 2013

in Business/Freelance

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Settling for the best source of royalty free images and media files may prove to be tricky if you’re not aware of all the available options. So if you’re a web designer, a blogger, or a writer for an online magazine, here’s a fresh list of the best stock agencies to help you make an informed decision.

 

Fotolia

fotolia

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