My work is generally quite a solitary affair, but you can’t beat face to face to meetings at least once for every project to really to get to grips with the issues and ensure the best outcomes. In steps Covid-19 and turns all upside down. So now for the foreseeable, I’m proposing to use online methods for meetings, with Zoom being my preferred option, but I can accommodate clients’ own preferred methods, including Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp etc.
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As I look out of my office window (into my back garden) I see nature springing wonderfully back into life, and it feels like my work life is mirroring that at the moment with some new and vary varied projects coming on stream. I’m in the early stages of developing new websites for Sheffield For Europe, a genealogist, a poet, and a music teacher.
One of the highlights of the beginning of the year is to publish the shortlist of the best photographs of the year in the annual competition for Peel in the Isle of Man. I’ve been running the competition for about 15 years and am never disappointed by the beauty of the town as displayed in the photos. You can can see the shortlist on the Peel Online website, or head over to Facebook where you can more easily share the images with friends.
I’ve been contacted by two potential customers in the last few days with shocking stories of being ripped off by extortionate monthly fees for their website. Enticed with promises of free website design, they have then been subjected to poor service and high prices. I have set out a much fairer alternative for them that should give them better results and for a much lower price overall. Of course they may find suitable services elsewhere too, but I’m happy to offer them my approach and a little free advice! Please do contact me if you believe you’re not on a good […]
The way I work is important to me, and my job satisfaction depends on it. I believe that a sound working relationship with my clients benefits both of us.
Firstly, I keep prices low by working efficiently with you to get the job done quickly, but without cutting corners. I assess all projects for value for money and specify the project such that spending more would not be justified by the benefits, and spending less would lose too much.
After site completion I offer complete flexibility over methods of keeping your site up to date. I can train you to do some or […]
After a long summer break with lots of travelling with the family, it’s now back to school time, and back into a busy period of work for me throughout the autumn. I’ve just set up a quick blog for clients and friends, the Andersons, who are about to embark on a gruelling walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Good luck to them, and you can follow progress at John’s Walk for Freedom. I’m now looking forward to meeting up with various clients, new and old, in the Isle of Man in a couple of weeks’ time.
I love how very varied my work can be, and I’m quite busy now with a number of new projects underway, in addition to looking after around 60 existing websites. There has a been a new site for my plumber – we have been each other’s clients for around 7 years; a new site for the Isle of Man Tour Guides association currently at draft stage; a new site with a very quick turnaround for a local coaching company. Also under discussion at the moment is a new website for a hospital consultant!
My partner, Victoria Munguia, has a business that provides private tuition to learn Spanish. She gets most of her students through the website I set up a few years ago, and it achieves top rankings on a number of relevant search terms. It was time however to bring the site up to date with a new responsive design and an SSL certificate to keep those good rankings in places. Spanish Tuition Sheffield
This job is a little different from the usual. Sheffield for Europe, a non-party political group campaigning for a people’s vote on leaving the EU, have a new website very capably set up by another volunteer, but more manpower is needed to maintain it. I have stepped in to do my bit to help ensure there is democratic solution to this issue, this time based on fuller knowledge of the options on the table.
Much of my work these days is with existing clients. Some of them need regular SEO and promotion work through social media, which is usually carried out each month. But a big part of my current work is in redeveloping old HTML websites to bring them up to date with fully responsive designs, and an easy to use content management system. The latest is example is a new site for Malden Roofing in Sheffield, whose previous website had been serving them for a whole decade!