Things are slow right now, but there have been a few key developments:
- I printed 35 sell sheets for the $500 Photo-Website package at DigitalLizard. The quality was quite acceptable, as was the price: US$13.00 for those 35 double-sided prints, and $7 UPS Ground shipping. This was 1/4th of the price I had quoted from another POD place. I had previously requested a print sample kit from Digital Lizard but never got it, so it was with some trepidation that I placed my small order. Their automated system is pretty good, I must stay. I’ll be using them again for some of their post products.
- I got a chance to catch up with client Mark Pensgen, and he clued me on on the value of step-by-step guides that go through the very basics of writing content. Essentially, anything I can write that illuminates the process of making anything for a website is well worth while, even things that may seem really basic. Those basic steps help anchor the more complex ones.
- I downloaded the trial version of Camtasia Studio for Windows, with the idea of using it to make screencasts describing how to use software to upload websites and edit HTML. It’s US$299, but it’s very polished and easy to use. I’m impressed.
- I converted my davidseah.com website from Expression Engine to a WordPress Template as a favor to a new acquaintance. This has given me more up-to-date knowledge of the current WordPress page architecture, which opens up WordPress as a new platform to offer customized websites
That’s really it for now. There are a few lingering projects that I need to unstick. The low price point that I’m setting for the work is proving difficult to work with if I want to maintain a “cost-effective” work to revenue ratio. I’ve decided, though, that no matter what the cost is, the work should be the same. I believe I mentioned that a few weeks ago; the trick is keeping the process moving along.