Lot's of people love what Woocommerce Bookings can do, and many buy into the pretty expensive plugin before they realise some of limitations. I was one of them. I had to learn pretty quickly that 2 of the most important features that my client wanted weren't available out of the box with Bookings. The first was allowing customers to select the date first before seeing what they are able to book. You can see my write up to that selecting
"No one has asked me these questions before." This is what a client said to me recently, and it got me thinking. What sort of questions should your website design company ask? Or even, what shouldn't they be asking? I think the worst question most people hear from a designer is 'what do you want?'. This is so not helpful. If you knew what you wanted you wouldn't have looked for a web designer. As a designer/developer my job isn't
Would you want a website if you knew you only had to pay what you thought it was worth? Why would a professional website developer offer a service like this? I have an empty space inside of me, and no, it’s not the one I normally fill will chocolate. My whole life I’ve thought there is something more I can do, something more I am capable of. It’s a strange one because we are taught to ignore these ‘feelings’ and
"I need it cheap." Oh, how that strikes fear in a professional website designer. We want to roll our eyes and switch off. But this is why I don't! I've learned over the years that cheap doesn't necessarily relate to the price. That single word can be summing up your whole feeling about websites. Or web designers, or even a past mistake. What does cheap mean to you? 1. You've had a terrible experience with a previous website designer 2.
I've spent a lot of my self taught career learning. Some of it paid for (love online courses) some of it from failing spectacurily (hello sub-contract refusing to pay out 10K!!). What I have learned is that many many potential clients will complain about not having time or money - so build a website/copywrite/design/etc quick and cheap. This is not the way to a prosperous future. But there are ways to shift this mindset. It may not happen the first
I live in a small community near Ross on Wye, Herefordshire. With lovely surrounding areas like the Forest of Dean and Monmouth, and the River Wye, we are a great attraction for tourists. Many local business have websites, but many of course do not. Of those that have a website, most are desperately out of date, not mobile friendly, and do nothing to attract customers. I understand as a small business in a place like Ross-on-Wye, you may be on