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By James Rose - January 5, 2017 - 10 Comments

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

By James Rose - December 22, 2016 - 0 Comments

The best CRM for web designers

The marketing automation tool we chose (and why) The world of marketing automation is a big and somewhat scary one. There are so many tools to choose from and it seems more are being added all the time. We’ve played with a lot of them and have just never been happy. Here’s the one we … Read more

By James Rose - December 8, 2016 - 5 Comments

6 Business Tools and Hacks To Improve Productivity

Do you know that feeling when you find some web app or tool that you just know is going to make your life that much easier? Sometimes I’ll get so freakin excited that I’ll do a little dance around the office. This has happened a few times over the years. From the big stuff that helps you … Read more

By James Rose - November 17, 2016 - 4 Comments

How we preview websites to clients (with development web hosting)

When it comes time to show your clients what their website looks like before going live, it can cause a lot of extra work. The best way we’ve found is to upload the website to a development server. Here the client can see exactly what the website will look like. It seems this is a much … Read more

By James Rose - November 15, 2016 - 18 Comments

Client website content checklist

client content checklist

Gathering content from clients is a huge bottleneck in many digital agencies. This post is meant to be a first step in eliminating that problem. You’ll find a checklist that can be used as a template for gathering website content from your clients on time. Why use a template for gathering website content? Let’s answer … Read more

By James Rose - November 1, 2016 - 4 Comments

Getting content from your clients (and putting it in your contract)

Almost every website job that gets delayed is because of content. It is a big decision for a client to commit to paying you to build them a website. For them, it can feel like they’ve already done a lot of hard work just to get to that point. They often forget that this is … Read more

By James Rose - October 24, 2016 - 4 Comments

4 ways to deal with clients taking weeks to give you content

Even before building Content Snare, I’d spoken with hundreds of different web design and development businesses about the favourite parts of their business through to the biggest challenges. Then as we went on to start building Content Snare, I interviewed around 20 businesses to really deep dive into the biggest issues they faced in their … Read more

By James Rose - October 16, 2016 - 0 Comments

How we hired an amazing web design project manager & virtual assistant

Last week I was chatting with a potential new client about coming on board with our On Demand Web Guy service. They were totally sold on the concept but there was one obstacle. The boss had told my contact to outsource. “Try Upwork” was the advice… Possibly the worst outsourcing advice ever. But this is … Read more

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Content Snare is part of Aktura Technology, a web app and SaaS development company. Web designers work with us to expand their capabilities. If clients ever approach you to build something that you can’t quite handle in-house, drop us a line.