I am Officially a "Web Designer"

Last Update: June 09, 2019

I'm a Web Designer... Apparently!

Today I wen't to my local ice-cream shop with my wife and 4 sons which has been having a bad time at the moment due to the fact that there has been a "Better" Ice-cream shop being opened not far away

Whilst waiting for our order I casually asked the owner if he had a website for the shop

He said that he didn't and was looking for someone to take care of it for him

I naturally put my services in front of him as a web designer, don't ask me why, but I did, lol

And he agreed!

The business owner asked me to pop back next week and take a look at his facebook page with the oppourtunity to be able to build a website for, what I call, the best Ice-Cream Shop around my area

He also went straight on the phone and told a friend of his who has another Ice-cream shop further away that he had somebody to help him,

I'm guessing that was me...

So now I have 2 clients that want a website built for them and they have both sent my details to other businesses that they know which have already emailed me asking for the same service,

I have had at least 12 local businesses phoning me for help with creating a website and working with their Facebook pages from these 2 businesses alone!

I have asked this question https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/local-marketing/how-much-do-you-charge-to-build-a-website-for-a-business on my profile so if anyone can answer it that would be awesome

Do I go with this method of working online or should I keep working on my own websites?

Thanks

Matthew

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CarlaNavarro Premium
Hi Mathew, thanks for sharing. continued success on your business, and know that your WA family is always here to cheer you on!
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Shwni Premium
Cheers :)
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Dhind1 Premium
Congratulations on getting local business. As to how much, I am not certain how much you should charge. I would be inclined to charge $50 or less to build it then charge $10 per month to host and keep it updated. Not certain of those numbers, but it is a start.
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Shwni Premium
That seems a bit low but thanks for your answer :)
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Debs66 Premium
Woo Hoo
Damn see I knew you could do it.
That's brilliant Mathew. :) YEYY!
Woo Hoo.

Blow em away with Bing and Google my Business.
Dont forget.

Otherwise some digital company will try and edge in and charge them for it.

They are Rife in the UK. I have dealt with a digital company from Leeds. They are a nightmare and the shoddy work they offer is rubbish. They have call centres. That should give you the jist of how large these companies are. They are really rubbish at what they do too.

I know of many companies that have asked me for help.

They have bought a Website for £2,500 and that comes with no SEO at all. They have lovely looking websites but all it is good enough for is a portrait to hang on a wall.

That should give you some sort of Gist on prices. I am in London so Wales could be cheaper and it all depends on what you want to give them.

Mathew it's a damn good business to be in. :)

Wishing you all the best Mathew you deserve this for sure. :)
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Shwni Premium
I'm going to give it my best shot Debs
Thanks for everything :)
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carolbinger Premium
Congratulations Matthew! Wishing you great success as your business continue to grow.
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Shwni Premium
Thanks Carol :)
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Mike170 Premium
How are you putting your signature on here, I would really like to know, I am new to web design, thanks in advance

~Michael~
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Shwni Premium
I used the FREE live signature creator from this link https://www.mylivesignature.com/start
It is not an affiliate link and you can create any signature that you want to without any costs :D
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Mike170 Premium
C O O L ! !

Thanx
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Shwni Premium
Just remember that after you have created the signature, you need to download it, compress the image which you can do at this link https://tinypng.com/
Then rename the file to (yoursignature-signature) just put the name of the signature in the front part of the file name :)
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Shwni Premium
Pleasure :)
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Mike170 Premium
hmmm, maybe I should hire you --
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Shwni Premium
LOL, trust me, you can do this yourself, and then some.
I have been a scaffolder for 20 years until I had a heart attack at only 38 years old and the only thing I ever wrote was a note to the milk-man
I never, ever thought in a million years that I would be writing for a living, but here I am and it really is the best thing that ever happened to me.
Trust me, If I can do this, you can, Just believe in yourself :)
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Mike170 Premium
Thanx, I will give it a shot,
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Shwni Premium
You got this :)
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