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What makes you a "star pupil"?

We learn a lot from our clients, about their businesses, what works and what doesn’t, who they are looking to meet, who their best clients are, and what their challenges are. We don’t run a school, but one of our big values is “Teach and Learn”.

And we work with all sorts of clients, large and small, and many of them prefer, they say, to continue along the path of marketing with just a few maintenance changes on their site but with them essentially managing their stuff themselves.

4 things we need to know to quote for your new website

Sometimes the biggest reason people who are unhappy with their existing websites don’t start the ball rolling for a new one is that they dont have time to think about it. They haven’t got the head space. It’s too overwhelming.

So what happens is either:

1. They do nothing

2. They end up spending hours and hours writing a brief, and if they get this done, they send it to many agencies, who then take a longer time to get back to them. This is because they need to work through the detail in the brief to find the information they need to quote for the website or the project.

Client Love Post: “I wish all relationships were this easy” – Well Cate, you make it easy! An interview with Cate from Bene Media

We love to feature our clients, especially the ones who are most “well behaved” – meaning they listen to us, and love to take what we have created for them as tools – and run with it.

One such client is Cate Meredith from Bene Media. She is actually based in Virginia, so we couldn’t meet her in person, and in fact we still haven’t.

Working with Cate was an absolute pleasure. She was so enthusiastic and easy going, and was so happy every time we showed her the next phase. We did all our meetings with Skype video and basically as
I went through each stage with her, there was always happy exclamations and appreciations. I loved working with her and can’t wait to meet her in person!

Stressing about your website? Read these 3 tips and feel better, ahhh.

Your website. That all important representation of you, on the web. I bet there are things you would like to change about if you could. If you had the budget, or the time, or you could just do it yourself quickly, wave a magic website wand – you would go and tweak and fix a whole load of little niggly things that are bugging you.

Some websites are really bad – so bad I would put them in a box labelled “lost causes” or better yet, take them off the internet so no one else’s eyes need to bleed again.

In these cases, you should really just start again with a fresh new site (and put up a nice clean holding page instead for now). You need to be honest with yourself if this is the case for you. It’s often more expensive to try and fix a badly built or badly designed website than it is to redo it – in the long run. As my mom says – “cheap is expensive”.