Three Keys To A Successful Joomla Website Building Business

Three Keys To A Successful Joomla Website Building Business

Who’s the boss? In every business, the boss is the Customer. Without customers... we have no business.  “Cost” is what a customer pays; “Value” is what a customer gets. We need to focus on what we give. Here are three ways we can increase our service’s value in the context of a Joomla web business.

Continue reading
  4877 Hits
4877 Hits

How to Support Clients without Getting Overwhelmed

How to Support Clients without Getting Overwhelmed

The first four years I was in business, I had a reccurring problem where I would go through cycles of being overwhelmed. I would be trucking along, knocking out projects, and a previous client would reach out to me with an urgent need for help. I would pause whatever I was working on, get them taken care of, and get back to work. Periodically though, several urgent client requests would arrive back-to-back when I didn't have a spare moment to look at them. My bandwidth would quickly get maxed out and I'd end up working weekends trying to stay on top of everything.

Continue reading
  7890 Hits
7890 Hits

The High Cost of Staying Old

The High Cost of Staying Old

I had a client who refused to pay to have his site migrated to Joomla 3. I argued with him, offered him deals and discounts, and still he did not see the business sense of spending money to "migrate".  His attitude was one of resentment that upgrading was now migration and all the mumbo-jumbo that went with it was just not anything he understood or even wanted to understand. He did not see the difference and the new functions didn't seem to sell him.

Continue reading
  7698 Hits
7698 Hits

Deadbeat Clients Got You Down? Get Paid on Time

Deadbeat Clients Got You Down? Get Paid on Time

There is an estimated 53 million people who work from home in the US. Most of them are billing clients and living their lives. I like you have been one of those people for the past 10 years. In a perfect world, we would send off an invoice, receive prompt payment, and then all get on with our lives. It would be a wonderful life. Unfortunately, this isn't the reality for many SME's.

Continue reading
  8345 Hits
8345 Hits

Joomla! Web Development: A Game Changer for Young Entrepreneurs

Joomla! Web Development: A Game Changer for Young Entrepreneurs

I challenge the youth around the world to venture into business and become self-reliant - Joomla! can empower you to do that!

Continue reading
  31087 Hits
31087 Hits

How to Create a Newsletter People Actually Read

How to Create a Newsletter People Actually Read

Most websites have a newsletter option, which allows the owner of that site to collect emails from visitors and stay in contact down the road. For a lot of us, this is an "everyone else does, so I do too" practice. But if we're collecting emails with no clear goal, we're going to end up with a list of contacts and a big question. What now?

Continue reading
  29172 Hits
29172 Hits

Harness The Power of Controversy to Gain More Traffic to Your Joomla! Site

Harness The Power of Controversy to Gain More Traffic to Your Joomla! Site

Have you harnessed the power of controversy to gain more traffic to your Joomla site? If not, you're not alone. There are, however, two kinds of controversial writers: those who write controversial articles, and those who write controversial articles and promote the 'fight'. In this post we'll go into which is best for your Joomla site and how to promote healthy controversy that will bring troves and troves of traffic to your Joomla site.

Continue reading
  47463 Hits
47463 Hits

How to Select the Best Social Network for Roaring Business Promotions?

How to Select the Best Social Network for Roaring Business Promotions?

Which exactly is the best social medium for business promos? Of course, it is a million dollar question and everyone acquainted to social networks will obviously seek an answer for this. There is quite a lot of chaos out there in the space over deciding the best ever social platform to enhance business needs; and, the answers vary from person-to-person. 

 

Continue reading
  21092 Hits
21092 Hits

404 Error Page Best Practices [Hilarious Examples Included]

404 Error Page Best Practices [Hilarious Examples Included]

We've all been faced with our fair share of 404 error pages. Now think back to those experiences, do you remember how you reacted?

Continue reading
  43132 Hits
43132 Hits

Joomla Industry Scenario in Brazil

Joomla Industry Scenario in Brazil

Rogério Costa (@matofino) created and carried out an initial exploratory research with approximately 30 specific questions about the use of Joomla. The issues covered important points, and among them we can mention: technical questions, learning, information exchange in the community, type of clients and services, prices, etc. The research was conducted in January and February of 2012, and involved the participation of 170 users in 21 states of Brazil. With the results we have the first map about the Joomla industry which can be analyzed from several aspects.

Continue reading
  12163 Hits
12163 Hits