|Forum: Professional Webmaster Business Issues|
|Displaying Topics 1 - 40 (92 total) Sorted by: Date-Last-Post, Direction: forward|
|1:|| Welcome to the Era of the Euro|
"..for the independent European webmaster/ecom retailer the next few years could set the foundations for international success."
|Dec 31, 2001|
|2:|| What to charge for services|
Like most of you, I have a niche practice and much of what I do is something I've done many times before.
|Feb 25, 2002|
|3:|| CSS Hot Linking|
"Another site is linking directly to our CSS file from their site..."
|Mar 1, 2002|
|4:|| What if the 9 States Win the Antitrust Case?|
"What are the implications to the desktop if Microsoft must strip out the middleware or really stops selling Windows?"
|Apr 24, 2002|
|5:|| Calculation of Alexa Rankings|
"..how these rankings are calculated, which visitors they include, how often they are updated..."
|May 8, 2002|
|6:|| The search for a safe and functional email client|
My kingdom for a safe, full featured, usable email client.
|May 8, 2002|
|7:|| Offline : Creating a CD Based Site|
"I have a client that wants basic HTML pages presented on CD business cards. Did you build your site like normal and just transfer the pages onto CD..."
|May 15, 2002|
|8:|| Who owns a web page design?|
"If someone hires you to design their site, and you bring to it your unique graphic/coding skills, do you own rights to the interface/layout design?"
|June 3, 2002|
|9:|| SEO Salaries|
It is either a great deal less than you would expect, or a great deal more than you would expect. Either way - nobody is talking.
|June 12, 2002|
|10:|| The Euro, 8 Months After Introduction|
A recap and open call to discuss how the Euro is working out for you.
|Aug 28, 2002|
|11:|| Text, PDF or Doc Files|
Which do you prefer to send for Quotes and other business related documents?
|Oct 22, 2002|
|12:|| First Client Jitters|
The content-is-king pitch: "How do I convince the client that successful sites are built out of content and not eye candy"?
|Oct 23, 2002|
|13:|| 29 States to Vote On Consolidated Ecommerce Taxes|
29 states vote next month on consolidated taxes for online ecommerce. If passed, sites would have to collect taxes even without a presence in the state. Many are calling it a classic case of taxation without representation.
|Oct 29, 2002|
|14:|| Do I Need a Business License?|
Sole proprietor, an LLC, Limited Partnership, or just a DBA. What's the right choice for a successful independent?
|Dec 23, 2002|
|15:|| Pushing Along the Bogged Down Project|
The consultant is always at the mercy of someone elses time table. When a project is bogged down, how can we push water up hill and speed up the process to bring it in on time?
|Dec 24, 2002|
|16:|| Doing the Deed - Dealing with Web Hosting Companies|
There is a never ending river of horror stories that flow from webmasters based upon their dealings with incompetent or over zealous web hosting support staff.
|Dec 25, 2002|
|17:|| What Do You Call Yourself?|
Here we go yet again - SEO vs SEM vs SEP vs WebMaster vs Designer vs etal.
|Jan 7, 2003|
|18:|| Optimizers Becoming Webmasters|
We have quietly watched the trend take place for over two years - Search Engine Promotion and Optimizers are dumping clients and setting up shop for themselves. This has mostly been a response to the decreased importance of SEO and the increased importance of checkbook promotion via PPCs and paid inclusion programs.
|Jan 13, 2003|
|19:|| Business Plan Ideas|
Never done a business plan? 90% of the small business that fail in the first five years never bother to write a simple business plan. There is no better time spent in those critical early years than writing a strategic business plan.
|Jan 13, 2003|
|20:|| How to go About Charging by the Hour|
"I usually charge my customers a one time fee and they can purchase an additional management package for website updates, but I am curious as to how you go about charging a customer by the hour for web site creation and management..."
|Jan 14, 2003|
|21:|| Three Inseparable Friends Want to Start a Business|
Old schoolers know that money and friendship go together like oil and water. So how do you write it up when three good friends want to go into business?
|Jan 14, 2003|
|22:|| Hanging Up A Shingle|
How did you get started?
|Jan 15, 2003|
|23:|| Working for Your ISP|
Interesting conflict-of-interest questions when you get hired by the local ISP for web work.
|Jan 27, 2003|
|24:|| Sun Sounds Java Extinction Warning|
"..the impact of being excluded from Windows is so great that Java is facing extinction unless it gets immediate relief..."
|Feb 4, 2003|
|25:|| Sales Tax Pact Between Several States and Ecom Firms|
"Some of the nation's largest retailers this week started voluntarily collecting taxes on all of their online sales."
|Feb 7, 2003|
|26:|| What do I Charge My Clients For?|
"I am now being approched by businesses who would like me to work on their websites as an independent worker. So where do I start to count how much I charge."
|Feb 8, 2003|
|27:|| The "Bold, Yet Ethereal" Client|
Clients from Hell - What makes a bad client? Can they be reformed?
|Feb 15, 2003|
|28:|| Alexa Site Review Issues|
The Alexa site open review system has led to more than one webmaster waking up to a negative review left by their competition.
|Feb 20, 2003|
|29:|| What is The Best Way to Leave My Day Job?||Jan 12, 2004|
|30:|| When it comes to quoting prices and billing|
Considerations for creating a billing model.
|Apr 8, 2004|
|31:|| Corporate Email Address Formats|
"While there is no standard for the formatting of email addresses, there are suggested e-mail name formats that are more professional in presentation. I'm going to list a few of those here along with the pros and cons of each one."
|June 13, 2004|
|32:|| SEO and Web Design Sales|
"A good sales pitch is a foundation of a successful business. No matter how good your marketing is, if you can't seal the deal, you are in trouble. As with Ecom...conversion is king!"
|June 29, 2004|
|33:|| The Mighty and Neglected Change Order|
" A Change Order - (CO) is a written document signed by authorised persons, directing a contractor to make a change under the Changes clause of a valid contract."
|Jan 20, 2005|
|34:|| Billable Hous vs Hours Worked|
"...how many billable hours do you get out of your staff?"
|Feb 28, 2005|
|35:|| A Guide to Basic Variables That Add To Site Value|
Nice checklist of items to cover before buying or selling a site.
|Mar 17, 2005|
|36:|| Internet Archive Named in Suit|
"Last week Healthcare Advocates sued both the Harding Earley firm and the Internet Archive, saying the access to its old Web pages, stored in the Internet Archive's database, was unauthorized and illegal"
|July 13, 2005|
|37:|| Amazon Pays $40 Million for Ecommerce Patent Settlement|
"We entered the settlement for the purposes of ending the litigation and avoiding the expenses of continuing the litigation," said Patricia Smith, a spokeswoman for Amazon.com. "We continue to deny any wrongdoing."
|Aug 12, 2005|
|38:|| Proposed US Patent Reform Favors Microsoft, Says Robert Cringely|
Robert Cringely of PBS tackles recently proposed patent reform in the US. His take is that the bill tilts toward Microsoft and other giant corporations, and puts the screws to the little guy.
|Aug 19, 2005|
|39:|| FCC Approves Net-Wiretapping Taxes|
"Broadband providers and Internet phone companies will have to pick up the tab for the cost of building in mandatory wiretap access for police surveillance..."
|May 8, 2006|
|40:|| WebmasterWorld Classic: The Mighty (Neglected) Change Order|
"My definition: A Change Order - (CO) is a written document signed by authorised persons, directing a contractor to make a change under the Changes clause of a valid contract."
|June 2, 2006|