Before moving into my new condo in Seattle, I showed the place off to a few friends, including Pamela Ellis, a professional home stager and client. Pam took one look at my living room and said, “You have to paint this room.”
“Paint? You must be kidding,” I said.
But Pam showed me places where the current paint was scuffed and she pointed out that the color wasn’t ideal. She suggested a new color and recommended a painter. [Read more…]
Many of my clients get frustrated with web developers who take way too long to build a website. One client waited for months…and then another few months because the developer decided, “We need a new platform.” Their business stays on hold while they wait … and wait.
They also get frustrated with designers who seem reasonable and then explode into action. I once sat next to a business owner at a networking breakfast. She told me, “Thirty bucks an hour seemed like a great deal! Then I got a bill for $4000.”
These days I recommend that you create your own beautifully designed website yourself, without a webmaster. It may seem like a lot of work but once you’ve caught on, you can put up a site in minutes. That’s what I do for my own clients in the Website Express Program.