Fluid Web Concepts is now becoming more of a general manager of web development. You hire us and we make sure you get what you want. We hire the professionals, we check their work. We hold the standard. We help you make the decision that matches your budget and your needs.
In the past, I have believed that I could do it all.
And I can.
But, I can’t do it all and give my best to my clients, spend time with family, grow as a developer, stay in shape, keep up with life, and everything else that comes with adulthood. So why not split the wealth (not that there is any to split) and switch my role as the principal developer to that of a manager.
How To Let Others Know You Exist Online
Creating a website isn’t your only option. There are many parts of your web presence and some can stand on their own.
E- Commerce – Do you want to accept money through your website? Are you building an online store?
Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. – These are powerful tools that can drive business to your website as they have inherent SEO (Search Engine Optimization) built into them.
Donation Pages – Are you a non-profit? Do you have 501(c)3 certification? If so, it would be nice to receive donations and provide donators with receipt for their tax purposes. Maybe you have a website and a Go-Fund-Me page and want to link the two together.
Events – Do you want to create an event and advertise it? You can add geo-location maps that allow you guests to find your event. You can sell tickets yourself on your website or use third party services. You can even ask guests to give you pictures that they may have taken to add to the page so that you can create a party collage.
I have spent some time in some small business forums and have come to the idea that whenever a small business creates a post that they are thinking about creating a website two things happen every time.
One is that the group member never gives enough information about what they want to do. This is obviously due to the fact that they do not know what they need and have not done enough research. They often can’t do enough research. These poor people have no idea what they need and are swamped with other business decisions and research. They need honest answers. They also need honest developers to tell them what they need, but that requires a conversation with someone who can speak like them and like developers.
The second thing that always happens is that they are overwhelmed by developers desperate for work. The good are blended in with the bad and the group member looking for a website is often over whelmed again. This is why I rarely offer services in forums. I offer advice. I praise the developers that I think are offering for the best interest of the client and I give advice to better the developers who should not offer services at all. My goal is to be honest and give the best advice to the client, even if the client does not work for me.
So why do I spend my time doing this? There is a better way to waste the day. I want to show people that I am honest. I will not up sell you. I will tell you what you should do and I will tell you what can wait and what can not. My goal is to simply work with the best freelancers doing what they are best at for as many clients as possible. I want to get clients quality projects and keep developers busier. I want to get to a point where I can even build up others developers into great developers. I want to climb high enough to reach my hand back and bring someone else up.
This idea that I have takes clients. Getting clients takes time, but it also takes honesty.
Now is a time to be concerned about scams involving charities. Hackers contact people randomly asking for money to aid those of us hit hard by these trying times. Do not be fooled. Do not donate to anyone contacting you. Simply say that you have already donated whether you have or not.
If you do feel like donating, try well known organizations such as https://www.feedingamerica.org/.
You can also consider donating locally.
We are coming back. I first started Fluid Web Concepts LLC as a means to make money when I first graduated. I started with a few clients and a thirst for knowledge.
The problem in Milwaukee is that we do not have enough people who know how to get things done. We have people who need services, but don’t know that what services are available locally.
I am looking for collaborators currently looking for their own freelance work. I am primarily looking at content developers, web designers, and WordPress developers. You let me know what your rates are and show me your work. Email: email@example.com
We will move on from there.
Wix, Go Daddy, and Weebly will allow you to build your own website. You will get some search engine optimization, some hosting, and some functionality. So you go build a website quickly like the advertisements say and now you are still not getting the results that you want. We don’t care where you get your start. We want to get you operational.
No matter how you want to start, you may need a professional.
Want to connect a third party API to your website?
You may need a developer.
Want to build a website without doing the research?
You definitely need a developer.
Whatever your situation, if you do not have someone that can at least write basic HTML and CSS, you need a developer.
Why pay for what you don’t want?
Most website development companies want you to buy a package deal website. A website has many parts and many of those parts you don’t need.
If you are just starting up a business, own a restaurant, or want to promote an event, you don’t need every part of a website.
For a restaurant, you need a responsive page that looks great on a computer, phone, or laptop. You need to be search engine optimization, only to the point that if someone googles restaurants on their phone, that you come up as an option. You may need some photography, and a specials list on the website, and social media, but you do not need monthly SEO updates or constant changes to your website.
Starting a business, why choke yourself with debt. Get what you need.
Have a website already but it needs to some serious updating? Why pay more? Have a consultation of what you really need.
- Add some responsive design
- Add some programming functionality
- Add animations
- Update the look
Have an event, why pay more for a short term project.
Get what you need. Then get what you want.
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Every morning I try to use the Amazon Echo that our realtor gave us as a house warming gift.
“Alexa, Good Morning”
This phrase will give you a short detail of the day. This morning was technology day with a joke.
“How many IT technicians does it take to plug in a light bulb? One. The lamp wasn’t plugged in.”
Becoming a electronic technician and an IT professional was the greatest thing for me. It has opened my eyes to what is possible in this world and allowed me to build what I need instead of waiting for someone else to build it.
I will always be grateful to those who taught me or inspired me to become what I am today. I honor them by passing on that knowledge to whomever I can.