I think it depends on what you are trying to sell. If its a product then "sales manager" if its to design/build a website/app then try "senior designer" or "design consultant" - you just need to remember to use the same title in ALL your correspondence with that client.
It never looks good if in one email your "developer" and another "salesman" :-)
Interesting point! I build sites and promote them but really it's an end to end service rather than a product. It's all custom built and I don't use templates. So sometimes I'm a web developer, sometimes an internet marketer, but also I get asked a lot of general IT related questions so sometimes I'm a consultant.
I also don't want to give an impression that I have people working for me, which I don't, or that I'm not the one in charge, which I think a title like 'Senior something' does.
It depends on the time of day and week.
If its late on a Friday nite, I call myself the Fridge Poobah. -Larry [burp!]
Do you want your clients & potential clients to know that you´re a sole trader? Or do you want to hide that fact? (we all make our own choices)
I too am a sole trader and all my clients know it, even though I trade as a company. I use the title ´Web Technologist´ because that´s a sufficiently general term that covers what I do. I spend a proportionately small amount of time being ´CEO´ and ´MD´, so I don´t use them as titles.
|Do you want your clients & potential clients to know that you´re a sole trader? Or do you want to hide that fact? (we all make our own choices) |
I don't mind them knowing.
"Web Technologist" is an choice of term I hadn't thought of before.
"I am The Lord your God, You shall have no other gods before Me."
I put nothing in my email sig. I state nothing meaningful as my occupation. Yet, I fully encourage all clients to believe the above.
Good webmasters can create and destroy online businesses with a flick of the wrist and a few clicks of the mouse.....the power is plainly dangerous!
The only client worth having is one that understands this concept ;)
I never put any titles. Titles are just weird, it feels like I am working for someone else :) I keep sigs pretty short and to the point: --
CompanyName Website Development
firstname.lastname@example.org // www.example.com
(555) 123-4567 (phone)
(800) 123-4567 (toll free)
(800) 765-4321 (fax)
I don't my name and title in the sig, because it's redundant. My name is already in the header of the message and also I sign every email "Yours sincerely, Firstname Lastname". Putting my name once more in the sig could be considered keyword stuffing :)
I attended a trade show recently with the letters "KOAHS" after my name as my title.
It took until the second day for someone to ask what it meant - King of All He Surveys
How did they respond to that?! :)
Stunned silence followed by laughter....
I always like the title "web strategist" - seems appropriate
gives me room to talk sales as well as technical matters..
I like the title "Web Developer"
Although this can be taken to mean coder or programmer.
You can use "Web Designer" however I tend to associate this to mean graphics.