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People often ask me, what is street photography and why do you take photos of random people on the street? It seems like street photography is both a beloved genre of photography and a misunderstood one. It prompted me to really ponder about what it is that I love about street photography, and why so many of us fell in love with it. Since this is my first photography related video, I thought that it is the perfect time to a first persons view of how I document my travels around the world. Photography changed my life forever. The day I picked up a camera at 15 I became a storyteller. Photography is my passion, my obsession, my addiction and the single reason I met my beautiful wife Grace many years ago. My passion for humankind drives me to shoot mostly street photography. I thrive on searching and waiting for just the right moment when a story unfolds in a single frame. I also look to shoot the extraordinary in the ordinary - it's in the details. I've learned to see when I look, to find beauty everywhere. Although I love wandering the streets of large cities, the natural world around me always amazes me. I feel so privileged to see the world all through my lens. Beginning today I will be creating and uploading weekly videos about photography, and the equipment I use ranging from Leica to Hasselblad, Makina to Rolleiflex and everything in between. We will discuss the business of photography, equipment reviews, how I edit my photography. I will continue uploading business and web design related videos, but you will also find new photography vids in the mix.
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E-commerce businesses are seated with numerous challenges and opportunities with the evolving world wide web. Competition from established brick and mortars as well as millions of other online start-ups can make for a difficult set of challenges for a new eCommerce business. More than any other business, Toronto based eCommerce organizations must place a premium on their web presence. But many eCommerce websites make the mistake of pouring all their time and energy into the look and feel of their website, while wholly neglecting the full customer experience and channel engagement of their website, product and overall brand. Five Tips for eCommerce Websites: #1 Good Product and Pricing – Obviously, most startups cannot afford to have a product selection like Amazon. Don’t think that having an enormous selection of products is the key to success. Limiting your online product selection will allow your customers to quickly find what they are looking for. What this means is product selection should be carefully thought out and strategized. And always remember: trying to source tons of inventory can have its own logistical nightmares that can cause order delays and customer frustration. Definitely consider chopping down your selection and your price points. #2 Website Design and User Experience – Your website doesn’t need to be pretty, it needs to engage. Engagement is key. Ecommerce design is about driving prospects into transactions with little or no frustration, while building trust, enjoyment and comfort with a brand. Ensure that customers can browse, socially share and understand your products. The design of the product gallery should be easy to navigate and intuitive for the most part. Study drop off rates for all pages within the site to ensure that the website navigation is clear and that users have both the ability to browse and navigate to specific interests. #3 Online Merchant Account – The biggest advantages for a merchant account are the reduced fees and custom return policies. The delayed cash flow from modern third party gateways like Paypal will slow down the shipping process. With most e-commerce solutions it’s easy enough to change how you’re getting paid. With WooCommerce it’s as simple as inputting your new merchant account credentials. I recommend every new eCommerce business to accept payments with an online merchant account. #4 Improve your Online Customer Service – Yes, the website provides opportunities for customer service. Consider providing helpful hints during the buying process, an easy-to-understand exchange policy, clearly articulated and accessible content information, usage instructions and supplementary content. Don’t forget social media. It is vital that you personally engage customers and prospects through all channels with more than just sales copy. Be helpful. Answer questions. Support their buying process and try to win them as long-term brand advocates. Remember that businesses with great customer engagement will also win favor with Google, and those that have a poor customer experience will be punished by Google. Authenticity is key! Don’t just write fake reviews, Google is on the hunt for these as well. Your website and marketing needs to provide an memorable customer experience. #5 Fast Shipping – You have to deliver on your promise and quickly! A survey from Reuters for showed that Amazon didn’t always deliver on time. In fact, 10 percent of the nearly 1,700 consumers surveyed who chose the two-day shipping option on Amazon orders between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31 said their orders did not arrive within two days. Amazon denies that these statistics are accurate, claiming they don’t match up with their figures. I think the Christmas shopping season of 2015 is going to be a challenge for all eCommerce retailers. Balancing the requirement for on-time delivery and relatively speedy delivery versus consumers’ desire not to pay a lot for delivery — on the one hand, if you want to draw in consumers and sales, free shipping is extremely successful. But on the other hand, you have to deal with the rising costs and the challenge of on-time delivery. Nowadays, website development limitations are just an excuse. Unlike most e-commerce providers in Toronto we have the knowledge and experience in building successful online stores. Do you need help with your new eCommerce website design in Toronto? Let us know!
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*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 Can you still make a decent profit purchasing and re-selling domains in 2018? The simple answer is, DAMN RIGHT YOU CAN! In this video I speak on my past success buying and selling domains, and share with you some of the top places to buy and sell in 2018. Where To Buy Domains: http://www.godaddy.com Where to Sell Domains (or Websites) http://www.flippa.com http://www.godaddy.com http://www.sedo.com http://www.expireddomains.net Appraise a Domain: http://www.godaddy.com/domain-value-appraisal/appraisal/ 20 Most Expensive Domains of All Time: https://www.godaddy.com/garage/the-top-20-most-expensive-domain-names/
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So, you’re thinking about opening a retail store in 2018? In today’s digital age with same day e-commerce deliveries, your friends and family may think you’re crazy; but I see many possiblities. However, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. Opening a retail shop and being in business for yourself can be very rewarding, but if you’re not careful it can quickly go downhill. Like all other successful milestones in life, like owning your first home, it takes time, dedication, and hard work to find the perfect house and turn into a home, your home. The same applies to starting a business. You need to take the time to plan, go through the proper channels and steps, and dedicate yourself to making it successful. So, before you jump into the retail waters head first, sit down, pour a cup of coffee (or whiskey), and watch my video to understand my process and 10 steps it takes to make your dream of starting a retail store a successful reality.
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*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 The questions I get asked most often - How should I price my Web Development Projects? This is a freestyle video, speaking on the topic of how to price your website design project.
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Launching a new business website on a small budget? I will teach you 5 of my tricks to help promote your small business website at a low cost, with my high-impact methods. Tips to Promote your New Website: 1. Print Advertisments 2. Original Blog Content 3. Social Media 4. Public Relations/Press Releases 5. Study Statistics Promoting a business is an ongoing challenge for small businesses. Whether you're just starting out or have been in business for years like us, my simple and inexpensive proven marketing strategies will help your business find new customers without spending a fortune. Don’t neglect traditional means. Hit the pavement literally, be proud of your idea. Mention your website makeover as part of the conversation with friends (and strangers)—especially if your website contains information they would find valuable. For major redesigns that include moving your company in a new direction, it is mandatory almost life threatening to design, printing and mailing announcements on postcards. There’s really no end to the ways you can promote your brand new website. Get creative, have fun, and keep trying new opportunities and following Google statistics. That will keep your marketing juices flowing as well, and that’s the kind of flow that can lead to more business, more profits. Need more help promoting your new business? Have any questions? email me at [email protected] today! Other A Nerd's World Videos: 5 On-Page SEO Tips for 2015: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9mThrvKShs 5 Mistakes to Avoid when Building a New Website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqFLF5LpJbs
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How to Build a Successful Website Design Business
*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 How did I go from 0 clients, to 4 thriving retail storefronts in Toronto within 6 short years? I'll be honest with you - it wasn't easy. If you have any further questions, or you would like me to create a video on a certain topic please leave a comment below.
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Long story short.... I'm being sued by an old website design client. I am going to re-work my website design & development contract and create a new YouTube video this evening. I will allow viewers to download my contract and adjust it to make it your own. As I mentioned in the video, please NO negative comments toward the person suing me. My intention is to educate developers, not to add negativity to this situation. My Web Development Contract Video can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGa1XddQsxw&t=2s Thank you! Chris A. Hughes
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*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 I've compiled a list of the 7 worst website design clients for 2018. This wasn't an easy task, my list could have easily exceeded 100+. I love what I do, and many of my clients are truly appreciative of our hard work. But, it is unfortuante that not all clients are built the same. Unfortunately we have to deal with nightmare website design clients on a daily basis. Did I miss anything? Leave a comment below with your "worst type of web development client".
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*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 A quick story I would like to share with you regarding web development pricing, and how to choose the right price for your website design services. http://www.anerdsworld.com
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*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 Images often speak louder than words. Here are the Best 100 Guerilla Marketing examples i’ve seen. Guerrilla Marketing takes consumers by surprise, makes an indelible impression, and pops up where and when people least expect it. This form of marketing is desired because it often has a high return on investment. Guerrilla marketers are able to make a lasting impression without spending a lot of their marketing budget. By being a little cleverer and more unpredictable, you challenge consumers who desire some fun in their products or services.
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Want to see my web development packages? https://anerdsworld.com/toronto-web-design-companyweb-development
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You've been working hard on a website design project for many months, and the site is almost complete. Your bank is overdraft, credit card payments are past due, and you're tired of eating cereal three times a day. You've been waiting for this day for a long time.... and your client says "I don't need that website anymore, goodbye". Here are 5 dirty little secrets in getting paid, that i've personally used to collect outstanding debt from my clients. As mentioned in this video, please be careful with these weapons, they're very dangerous in the wrong hands. Did I mention that on any given day we are owed over $300,000 at A Nerd's World? Now you can understand my frustration, and reason for these 5 steps. Share with us your method of collection below in the comments.
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My Web Development Contract - Free Template !
Feel free to read, download and use our Web Development contract as you feel fit: https://anerdsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/anw_webcontract_updated.pdf The majority (90%) of our clients we meet in-person, shake hands and get two physical web development contracts signed - one for them, and one for us. We then file our contracts in a cabinet at our office. We also do a quick scan to keep a back-up copy for our digital records. Add us on Instagram : http://instagram.com/anerdsworld Twitter : http://twitter.com/anerdsworld Facebook : http://facebook.com/anerdsworld Website: http://anerdsworld.com
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Our Website Design and Development Process
Deac from Philly asks: "Hey Chris, Do you have a video on your design process, maybe a 5step video on how you go about the design process with a client." Yes, I have a website design and development process that I follow for every single website project. This video will detail my everyday process from start to finish. Almost every Web Developer and Website Designer can attest that much of their work is repetitive. We find ourselves completing the same tasks, even if slightly modified, over and over for every website project we take on. Following a detailed website design and development process can speed up your work and help your client understand your role in the project. This video tries to show how developing a process for Web design can organize a developer’s thoughts, speed up a project’s timeline and prepare a freelance business for growth. First of all, what exactly is a ‘process’? A Website development process is a documented outline of the steps needed to be taken from start to finish in order to complete a typical Web design project. Are you a website designer or developer - Do you have a process in play? Let me know in the comments below.
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*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 A Statement of Work (SOW) is a document routinely used in the field of Website Development. It defines project-specific activities, deliverables and timelines for the website design services you will provide to your client. The SOW typically also includes very detailed requirements and pricing, with allowances, deadline dates and special conditions. I highly recommend adding a SOW to your next client contract. It's truly helped my business. Wikipedia Definition of Statement of Work (SOW) can be found here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statement_of_work
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*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 1. Sales - You will require the confidence necessary to close the deal and collect an initial website design deposit. Previous website design portfolio, communication and experience are all very important when attempting to make a sale. 2. Statement of Work (SOW) - The ability to create and stand behind those words on a paper. This will help a new client know exactly what you will be responsible for as a website developer. 3. Contract & Homework List - Please don't skip this step! A contract is always required. 4. Ask the Difficult Questions - You cannot be afraid to approach your client for examples or for greater details on any questions you may have. 5. Understanding your Clients Objective 6. Communication Skills - You must contact your clients regularly in a pleasant manner. Remember most of your clients will have zero experience with building a website, and you need to ensure that this process will be seamless. 7. Leadership - Always remain the authority. 8. Stay Organized - We use a dropbox system, so that the client can upload all content into one location. This saves hours, days, weeks and months of time trying to sort through old emails for content and passwords. 9. Understanding User Experience aka UX Design 10. Have a Special Friend on Speed Dial - never hesitate to call on a mentor, or a more experienced web developer to request assistance with certain elements of a new website build.
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*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 A quick chat about how I price my web design projects. Hopefully it helps any newcomers to the business.
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*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 Let's be honest, some deadbeat clients just don't want to pay for your hard work. Is it the web developers fault? It could be. Is it the clients fault? It might be. I pride myself on giving an honest look at the business of web development, both good and bad. A large portion of my weekly routine is spent trying to chase down money owed from deadbeat clients, and it not something I look forward to. This video is a true story, and is about an overdue account from one of our clients that has been avoiding our calls and not answering any of our emails that began in January 2017. Hopefully this video can help you collect outstanding invoices, and minimize the losses in your web development business. Here is a link to the actual email that helped me get almost $5000 within 72 hours: https://anerdsworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/email.png
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All Web Developers & Designers would like to avoid the extra stress from our clients, especially if they suddenly decide they don’t want to pay for all of our time. First things first, though. Instead of worrying what we will do if the client doesn’t want to pay us in full, let’s think what we can do to prevent that from happening in the first place. Of course, the best option would be to work with a contract, but that is not always an option. Before we begin, I would like to once again remind you that you’re working with real people out there. So don’t take anything for granted. Treat the things below as guidelines. It’s up to you to assess which ones will be the best suited to your particular client. How I attempt to prevent it from happening: 1. Estimate the project and add padding in writing 2. Always collect at least 50% deposit (of the higher number) 3. Clone and migrate website to your server 4. Constant communication I hope that helps Chris. If you have any questions for me please leave a comment below.
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We help create professional websites in Toronto: http://www.anerdsworld.com When trying to create a new website in the attempt to gain new customers, subscribers, or frequent website visitors in a competitive online world, your website will essentially be the face of your business. While more seasoned websites with an established following may have some room to experiment, I will list 5 mistakes that should be avoided when building your own website. Mistake #1: Unclear navigation. For newer businesses, having confusing navigation throughout your website can be your biggest downfall. Potential customers may become discouraged and not bother giving your business a fair shot if they can’t easily navigate their way around. I like using simple menu titles such as: “Home, About, Services, Blog, Contact” and not “Homepage, My Philosophy, My Specialities, Personal Journal Entry, Write to Me”. Also, make sure that your navigational bar menu runs horizontally across the top of the page, because it is statistically been proven that users respond best to this common formatting. Mistake #2: Getting the menu order wrong. Items that appear first or last on any list are most effective. Navigation is no exception. Psychology studies show that, attention and retention are highest for things that appear at the beginning and at the end. It’s called the “serial position effect,” and it’s based on the principles of primacy and recency. So put your most important items at the beginning of the navigation and the least important items in the middle. “Contact” should be the last item on the list, putting it at the far right in top-level horizontal navigation, a standard location. Mistake #3: You’ve seen this before: that website with hundreds of links on the home page. Terrible. But even ten may be too many. This is because short term memory holds only seven items. That means that, ten is a LOT more than seven. With fewer menu items, your visitors’ eyes are less likely may scan past important items. Every time you remove a menu item, the remaining items become more prominent. Challenge yourself to limit your navigation to five items. Mistake #4: Disregarding mobile. While having a website that looks great and functions well on a computer is a complete necessity, disregarding how it will appear on mobile devices is doing your business a complete injustice. It has been proven that the smartphone is the most common platform that websites are browsed on today, so assuring that your site is compatible in this format is of the utmost importance. There is a high chance that the first time a user sees your website will be on a mobile device, so disregarding mobile compatibility will eliminate half of your potential market right off the bat. Mistake #5: Straying away. While sometimes it pays off to take risks and dare to be different, you should avoid straying away from the norm when web designing for a new site. Certain tactics and rules for web design have been used and tested over the years, and have been proven effective. For example, your company logo should always be present near the top left corner of the page and should send users back to the home page upon clicking. A Nerd’s World is an innovating, award-winning Toronto web design firm dedicated to providing clients with responsive websites that help grow brands and convert visitors to customers. Visit our website design pricing and portfolio here: http://anerdsworld.com/toronto-web-design-companyweb-development/
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5 Steps to Building a Brand
Add me on Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/chris_a_hughes or my business account at http://www.instagram.com/anerdsworld Many small business owners I talk to already understand that branding is essential to their business, but a surprisingly high number of them don't really know why or what brand means. In this video I will outline 5 steps in creating a strong brand for your new (or old) business.
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A Toronto photo enthusiast says he spent nearly two weeks in a small dark cell after he was arrested for flying a camera-equipped drone in Havana’s Plaza de la Revolucion -- a mistake he thinks led his Cuban captors to believe he may be a spy for the U.S. government. “They would ask me questions like, ‘When was the last time I met with President Obama? Do I talk to him regularly on the phone?’” Chris Hughes told CTV Toronto. Hughes says his drone was checked by customs officials upon entering the country in late September. He spent two days capturing spectacular overhead views of the Cuban capital without incident. That changed on the third day when he flew his drone above Revolution Square -- a tourist destination made famous by Fidel Castro’s political rallies and home to a memorial for Che Guevara. Police allegedly approached Hughes moments into the flight.' “That was the beginning of the nightmare that took 13 days of my life,” he says. At that point, he thought losing his $2,000 drone was the worst that could happen. The gravity of the situation started to set in when Hughes says he was questioned for 13 hours by police, driven to collect his possessions, and locked in a dark seven-foot by seven-foot cell at a detention facility. “No lawyer. No judge. No translator. No opportunity to defend myself,” says Hughes. Back in Canada, Hughes’ friends and family had no idea where he was or if he was okay. He says it took four days after his arrest for a Canadian government official to explain the situation to his family, telling them to prepare for the worst “(An) investigation on a short note is 10 days. On a long note you will be here up to two years,” he says the family was told. Hughes says he was contacted by a representative from the Canadian government after five days in jail - a conversation that didn’t leave with him with much hope. Global Affairs Canada acknowledged the Canadian Embassy in Havana was engaged with the situation, but did not provide further details due to privacy concerns. “Consular officials at the Embassy of Canada in Havana, Cuba provided consular services to a Canadian citizen detained. Consular officials were in contact with local authorities to gather additional information,” said spokesperson Austin Jean in an emailed statement. Hughes says his ordeal ended Wednesday when he was driven to the airport and put on a flight back to Canada. His family was on hand for an emotional reunion at Toronto Pearson International Airport. “Ultimately, this was my fault for not looking into this deeper,” he says. “Just because I wasn’t stopped at immigration for having this (drone) in my carry on, doesn’t mean that it was allowed.”
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How to Make a Million Dollars Selling T-Shirts $$$
Do you have any further questions for me? Leave a comment below and I will respond. Today's question is by Hancock Tee Shirt Collections : For a tee shirt web site or business online, what would it start at? I failed the first time but I want to try again. Thank you for your question! Chris
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*An updated video outlining my "Welcome Package" can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnWr03UYQgM&feature=youtu.be For the sake of clarity here’s a very simplified overview of our Website Design Process: 1. First contact - email, phone or in-person. 2. Determine clients wants and review current websites that you like. 3. Client is given an exact price for project. 4. Contract is signed and 50% deposit is collected. 5. Welcome package is emailed or printed for client. 6. Mock-up is created by our Art Director/Graphic Designer 7. We request feedback and revisions 8. We begin building your website on a hidden dev link. 9. We request revisions in point form in one email. 10. We make changes and request another round or revisions. 11. Client approves website, we complete testing and mobile responsiveness. 12. We request final payment of 50% along with hosting login and password. 13. Site goes live and we are both happy campers!
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*Subscribe to My Channel http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe2244teD44T25EXhCAWJng?sub_confirmation=1 A review of my 2018 Search Engine Optimization (SEO) predictions: 1. Voice Search - Will become even more important. 2. Chunky Content - The average Google first website page result contains 1,890 words. 3. Website Site Speed Matters - Use Google Speed Test here: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ 4. SSL Certificate - Purchase and Install Immediately !!! 5. The Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project is an open source initiative that makes it easy for publishers to create mobile-friendly content once and have it load instantly everywhere. 6. Video Content & Marketing - Create More Video, then Upload to YouTube, and Embed on your Website. 7. Name your Photographs Properly with Keywords and Always Fill in the ALT text. 8. “Near Me” Search has doubled in the last year and this trend will continue to Grow. Get Google Verified, Spend Time Collecting Client Google Reviews, and Include a Google Map on your Website. 9. Over 100 million hours of “How to” videos have been watched this year in America alone. Create video content based on "How to" and become an authority in your Industry. 10. Go Back and Fix your Page Titles and Descriptions. If your website is built with WordPress I would Recommend Yoast or All-in-One Free SEO Plugin's to assist with this step. Good Luck in 2018!
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My top 10 questions to ask any potential web designer and/or website developer before hiring them to work on your next project. Please listen, and ask the right questions. Your website is very important to your brand and your business as a whole. Not all websites are built equally, and price doesn't dictate quality! To skip the intro and jump into the top 10 questions 4:01 Visit my website at: http://www.anerdsworld.com or my IG at http://instagram.com/anerdsworld Gracias! Chris A. Hughes
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In this video I answer a viewers question regarding web developers monthly maintenance and I also touch upon my website design pricing and packages for maintenance. You can visit my website at: http://www.anerdsworld.com Our Maintenance pricing page: https://anerdsworld.com/web-design-services-toronto/toronto-web-design-company/ Our Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/anerdsworld Thank you for your question Fabio Peters!
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If you have a question regarding myself, my business or my industry please leave a detailed comment below. I will be choosing 3-5 questions per week and creating a video reply. Thank you Enmanuel Diaz for your questions: 1 .How to deal with clients that don't want to pay for additional work once a project is started? 2. How to acquire large clients with bigger budgets? 3. How to increase your price? 4. What to do when a client refuses to pay? 5. How to get more exposure? Thank you for your questions sir!
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Web Developers and Website Designers, do you follow-up with your leads? If you answered yes, how often and how soon? A large percentage of our overall sales at A Nerd's World are attributed to the quality of our follow-up meetings, phone calls and emails. The average website sale takes between 5-12 follow-ups and some of the larger sales take much more than that. The three biggest issues that I see with follow-ups are: 1. Lack of Confidence 2. No Gameplan or Script 3. Horrible Organization Do you want to increase your sales web developers? If you do, please start following up with every single potential client, and don't stop until they ask you to. How much money to I make as a web developer? Video here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmqLYolbclY&t=3s
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I have 6 major factors in becoming a great salesperson outlined in this video. I hope it helps, and I always welcome any questions in the comments section. Thank you to Linchpin Studio for the question (and I apologize for taking so long to respond): "Words of wisdom, take action and be confident. Hey Chris, where would you rank the power of confidence as a salesman?And if you have the chops and skills to back up your words, how best to release that from the self, and FEEL CONFIDENT in yourself? Self-doubt can be a plague on the entrepreneur..."
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Add me on Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/chris_a_hughes or my business account at http://www.instagram.com/anerdsworld I'm excited to offer a new website design consulting service (I am in the process of building the website as we speak). This service will be paid, and will allow web development companies and freelancers the opportunity to talk with me one-on-one. Following our initial kick-off meeting, we will outline your goals, create milestones, and brainstorm new ideas and set priorities for your website design business. Once we have a strategic plan in place that aligns with your initial vision and makes your financial goals achievable. For those not looking to hire me for one-on-one consulting, the website will include many other great resources such as: graphic design and web development contracts, my homework package, employee contracts, links to plugins, deals on hosting, and more. If you have any questions at all don't hesitate to ask in the comments section below.
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“When you take risks you learn that there will be times when you succeed and there will be times when you fail, and both are equally important.” - Ellen DeGeneres Follow me on IG at http://www.instagram.com/anerdsworld Visit me at http://www.anerdsworld.com Goodnight! Chris A. Hughes
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I lost a best friend two days ago to a senseless hit-and-run. I spent the morning looking through photographs and old videos and i'm heart broken and can't stop crying. I created a gofundme account that can be found at http://www.ripdre.com (RIP Dre), and I would greatly appreciate any donations big or small. All money collected will go directly to his young daughter. I love you Dre and I miss you already.
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An overview of the content within my welcome package. Hopefully this video will help you create your package. For the web developers, please remember process is the key to success. Follow a predetermined set of steps, and keep your client in the loop. PS if you didn't notice I shoot all my videos in underwear.
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How to Sell Websites in 2018 (For Web Developers)
My secret seven steps to selling more website - for web developers. Step into your next pitch with confidence and the knowledge required to close more sales. 1. Understand what potential clients value: The end result, getting a ROI and not the technical jargon/aspects of the build. 2. Use powerful open-ended questions: Show your knowledge, interest and that you’re on the ball. Sparking new ideas will increase your opportunity at closing the deal. 3. Storytelling: Use honest personal stories to increase value, allowing your client to build more trust and make more sales. 4. Understanding your clients CTA: speak on converting prospects and leads into customers. Touch on current statistics and what you can do to improve conversion rates. 5. Offer solutions for improvement: Filters, booking functionality, newsletter feed, social sharing and contact form. 6. Train your voice to sell: Talk too quickly and our impact with prospects and clients suffers because of it. Learn to work the room with your eyes and confident speaking techniques. 7. Pushy sales tactics: Will harm your business. Allow your client time to think about your offer (price point) and the services you offer. Don't jump the gun and force a contract. Follow-up with your potential client via telephone and/or email regularly until you close the deal. Visit www.anerdsworld.com for my business website, list of services, upfront pricing and full portfolio. Add me on Instagram at: anerdsworld chris_a_hughes If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.
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It's almost 2am and I'm beat! I'll come back tomorrow (or the next day) to write a proper description on this video. In the meantime I hope you enjoy. Chris
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I want to start a web design company. How do I get my first client and/or projects? Deciding to start a web design or development business is no easy task, I know first hand. It requires a certain degree of diligence, tenacity, and ambition to begin working for yourself. You’ll be faced with some very hard decisions along the way that can impact the success and growth of your entrepreneurial venture. To help you get started, I’ve compiled our my 7 steps to getting your first web design client. If you’re thinking of launching your own design firm, dive into the resources below before you get started. If you have any questions for me don't hesitate to leave a comment below.
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How I developed a one-of-a-kind work ethic in 4 easy steps: 1. Plan out your day in advance - use calendars & alarm clocks. 2. Consistency - show up to work every single day and give 100% no matter what is happening in your personal life. 3. Grade yourself - recognize and work on your weaknesses. 4. Stop wasting time - no Facebook, no personal phone calls, no friends. What motivates you? How would you grade your work ethic? I'll meet you down in the comment section.
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Do you want to increase sales with your business? Never say these twenty words out loud, or in email form. 1. Hope 2. Should 3. Might 4. Can't 5. That’s impossible 6. You misunderstood 7. Are you upset? 8. I'm busy at the moment 9. Yes (when you don’t mean it) 10. Sorry I was late 11. That wasn’t my fault 12. I was just doing as I was told 13. I didn’t have time 14. That will never work 15. My bad 16. But 17. I assumed 18. Sorry for my delay 19. You’re wrong 20. You’re not listening to me My personal IG - http://www.instagram.com/chris_a_hughes My work IG - http://www.instagram.com/anerdsworld My website - http://www.anerdsworld.com
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This is how I made my first million on the internet in 2000.
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Website Audit: Free Site Review #2
My intention is not to offend anyone. I hope my feedback helps bring your business to the next level. I have over 18 years of website design on my resume, and currently own and operate www.anerdsworld.com, where we build over 1000 sites a year. The website is OneNine Productions (https://onenineproductions.org) Should I continue to do new website critiques? Does it help others? Your comments will dictate the future of this concept. If you would like me to review your website please leave a comment below. Thank you, Chris
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Jump to our RFP website design package - 3:38 An inside look at our RFP (request for proposal) package for website design. We create and send out between 3-4 web design proposals per day, 5 days a week, and our 2017-2018 closing rate is at 64%. Meaning we land more than half of the proposals we send out!!! If you have any questions about our proposal package, or our process please let me know below in the comments.
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Today is my first day back to work after a 12 day vacation. I was hit with 3 back-to-back emails stating "I found a cheaper web developer", which motivated me to create this video today. Price should NEVER be the major reason for choosing a web developer. If you are looking to build a successful online business you need to have a lot of faith in your web dev's ability, experience, and previous track record. I understand that not all businesses can afford all web developers, and I can also agree that quality of website design work is not only based on price point. That being said, choosing a high school student off craigslist for $500, or allowing your brother-in-law to learn how to build websites on the weekend is probably not a great move for your already successful business. Web Developers, how often do you deal with "I found someone cheaper"? Do you give up, or do you give it one last shot?
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A quick video on sales, and how I am able to sell over 1000 websites a year in-person, over the phone and via email. I sell solutions, and not time and my clients love it! If this topic excites you, please leave a comment and I can create another video going into greater detail. Add me on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/chris_a_hughes and/or http://www.instagram.com/anerdsworld
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A quick video I put together for new (and old) graphic designers and website developers when starting your freelance business. This is a lesson that I should have learned many years ago, but I am definitely changing my ways from this day forth. Due to the fact that just one negative review could hurt my business financially for years to come and was not worth the $1000 sale. If your client is not willing to invest the time necessary to have a proper "brainstorming" session, then I highly recommend that you put more thought into this business relationship. No examples? No content? No dimensions? No colors? No direction? This is a HUUUUUGGGEEE problem for us graphic designers and web developers. I'd be curious to hear your thoughts in the comment section. How do you deal with this type of client?
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Add me on Instagram - http://www.instagram.com/chris_a_hughes or my business account at http://www.instagram.com/anerdsworld I'm Chris A. Hughes. You're here for the cold hard truth, and I'm here to give it to you as straight as an arrow because I'm tired of lazy unmotivated people. Look, you become the people you hang out with the most, so quit hanging out with unmotivated broke people. Sounds easy, right? But it's not. If you want to be successful in life, if you want to be happy, you need to be very deliberate with who you let into your life. First, you have to cut out the downers, the negative people. Second, you have to cut out the distractors. Third, you have to get rid of people who play the victim. Fourth, you have to stay away from know-it-alls. You know who I'm talking about, those people who never let you forget your past mistakes, and are always the first to tell you about everything that can go wrong. Then fifth and finally, please dump the unemployed parent basement dwellers. They're all awful. You have one life to live. Regardless of what you are going through, you have a unique gift. Something special that only you are capable of bringing to life. Do not give up on yourself...even if you feel that things are not going your way, and even if others do not acknowledge your brilliance. Enjoy the simple pleasures of life. Laugh, love, explore and make a difference wherever you are. Do not miss out on your own life. Do something everyday that reminds you of being fully alive. Determine to enjoy your life in small as well as big ways.
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Print is not dead! Having a business card is very important in today's digital era. Take a look at my business card, and I'll explain why I believe having a business card in 2017 is vital.
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I hear a lot of misconceptions about the life of an entrepreneur. Perhaps this has to do with social media, advice they have received or what is heard through the grapevine but often these insights can derail a person from taking the plunge in the entrepreneurship world. Or cause them to jump on the entrepreneurial bandwagon, when they have no business doing so. Here are the five myths I have learned about entrepreneurship.
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