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By James Rose - April 10, 2017 - 8 Comments

22 plugins that will make life easier on you and your clients

22 plugins that will make life easier on you and your clients

Given you’re here, you probably love plugins just as much as me (which is a lot). They’re a little bit like cocaine though: Addictive and harmful in large doses. So you have to be careful with what kinds of plugins you install. Especially on client sites, as when poo hits the fan because a bad … Read more

By James Rose - March 1, 2017 - 0 Comments

Game changing way to build websites for clients

Game changing way to build websites for clients

This post dives into an exciting new tool from the guys over at Beaver Builder. It’s no secret that I freakin’ love Beaver Builder. It’s completely changed the way (and speed with which) we build websites. If you don’t already know, Beaver Builder is a page builder for WordPress. It stands out from other builders … Read more

By James Rose - February 27, 2017 - 1 Comment

How to differentiate yourself in a world full of web designers

How to differentiate yourself in a world full of web designers

You’ve probably already noticed…. there are SO many web designers on this planet. It’s crazy. It seems like every man and their dog offer web design as at least part of their business. Everyone seems to know a “web designer”. There are things we can blame for this (like the low barrier to entry) but that’s not … Read more

By James Rose - February 27, 2017 - 0 Comments

When your clients go somewhere cheaper

When your clients go somewhere cheaper

Today’s post is very short. An image says a lot. Up to 1000 words, they say. If a client ever complains that “XYZ Company can do it for $3000 less!”, or says that they are going somewhere cheaper, you have two options. Let them go Send them this picture* *We are not responsible for any … Read more

By James Rose - February 22, 2017 - 4 Comments

8 reasons we almost never use ThemeForest Themes

8 reasons we almost never use ThemeForest Themes

Do you use ThemeForest themes for your clients? If so, you might find this post contentious, or at least interesting. Over the years of building websites for clients, I was asked about a lot of different TF themes. I of course told them what I thought. The response is usually “What’s wrong with ThemeForest?” This post aims to … Read more

By James Rose - February 13, 2017 - 0 Comments

Why you shouldn’t be a ‘kitchen sink’ agency

Why you shouldn't be a 'kitchen sink' agency

One Saturday afternoon, Brian sat at his computer. His most important client had a Monday deadline for a design revision, and he hadn’t even started yet.  The day before, he’d had to decline his friends invitation to go camping. That whole week he’d been insanely busy. Brian had sorted hundreds of emails, managed social media … Read more

By James Rose - January 19, 2017 - 0 Comments

Facebook groups for web designers

Facebook groups for web designers

Over the last few months, I’ve been checking out lots of different communities that web designers can go to for advice. I’m not talking about design inspiration or purely technical advice, instead advice for running a great business. There are loads of different communities all over the web including LinkedIn, Facebook and the good old … Read more

By James Rose - January 13, 2017 - 0 Comments

Must-have blog plugins for more engagement, traffic and leads

Must-have blog plugins for more engagement, traffic and leads

So you are serious about content marketing. You are pushing out a quality blog post at least once a month (I hope more) and sharing it out to all your social media profiles. Maybe you are getting a few likes on those posts. But the real question is… are you getting new business from all … Read more

By James Rose - January 11, 2017 - 45 Comments

How to get web design clients

How to get web design clients

(Without knocking on doors or cold calling) When people first signed up for Content Snare, they are asked one simple question: What is the single biggest challenge you face in your web design business? The most common response is getting content out of clients. Given they had just signed up for a tool helps them … Read more

By James Rose - January 5, 2017 - 10 Comments

Content Snare Sneak Peek

Content Snare Sneak Peek

While the team are working insanely hard on getting Content Snare ready, here’s a little sneak peak at what is in store. Below are two images. The first shows the dashboard. In my opinion this is the most important page of Content Snare. With a quick glance, you’ll be able to see where all your … Read more

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