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  • March 18th, 2009, 05:18 PM
    DoubleK
    Excellent KK! Glad you understand the power of the spoken word! I also turned away a ton of work in my endeavor to build the perfect engine that could chew up digestor gasses and turn them into electricity. Then I got layed off

    I have often theorized the business model acquaintances online could utilize in making small business become a more successful reality.

    What I mean essentially is pooling resources such as web design, tech support phone number and staffing and helping your "business partners" remotely. Much like Techimo but getting paid to do what others cannot be empowered to do.

    BTW friends I purchased some business card stock at WalMart. The stock is from a nice company called Ampad

    Check out their nifty business card tool (must use ie).
  • March 18th, 2009, 03:54 PM
    KarmaKiller
    2 pages.
  • March 18th, 2009, 01:11 PM
    pullmyfoot
    Quote Originally Posted by KarmaKiller View Post


    You guys will see it, trust me.. I'll be doing the same thing..

    "you guys see that image?"
    "Does the site look good?"
    "Why is there writing all over the place?"


    4 pages of nonsense from me. Hmm. I'm just taking up server time. Soon I'll rival the FAH threads! Muhwahwahwa
  • March 18th, 2009, 01:07 PM
    KarmaKiller


    You guys will see it, trust me.. I'll be doing the same thing..

    "you guys see that image?"
    "Does the site look good?"
    "Why is there writing all over the place?"


  • March 18th, 2009, 12:42 PM
    pullmyfoot
    One thing. I kinda "stole" bits of the legal information off maingear's website. Lol. Is that legal? I took out about half the text as so:
    Razorbytes Custom Computers

    Original:
    Maingear PC | Advanced PC Engineering.

    BTW Karma when you ever set up a site, drop me a PM. I wanna see
  • March 18th, 2009, 12:15 PM
    KarmaKiller
    Text isn't hard to read at all.

    And I did actually see that thread. lol

    I'm just curious by nature I guess.

    Thanks for the tips doubleK. I previously had a small construction business before this, so I think I have a good idea on what it takes to get "word of mouth" work, getting my name out, etc. I already have business cards in the making, and have been doing small advertisements around my area also.
    In all reality, I've turned down a ton of PC work previous to this, as I didn't think I had the time or patience to deal with most of the repairs people were asking me to do. I have a ton of people that know me, and know that I'm trying to start this up, so hopefully some of those people start calling me.
  • March 18th, 2009, 12:02 PM
    pullmyfoot
    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleK View Post
    On the coding side:

    W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

    Everything you need outside of friends!

    From the business aspect I cannot preach the need to legitimize yourself. By this I mean business cards, dedicated phone/support and a storefront. All of the obvious while trying to keep inventory to a just in time level.

    Just in time is impossible in many locations so remember you have to come up with bullet proof customer care. Go above and beyond and always keep in mind that you are competing against businesses that are better equipped at diversifying these costs than you. This leaves little time for sleep let alone web mastering and why I hired a kid from Vietnam to code my site. My "friend" laughed at me when I told him what I could spend on my site as he drove away in his Toyota. I outsourced his ass since he outsourced mine

    Here is an option I used:

    Custom Web Design and Programming. Freelance Programmers. Outsource Web Development Outsourcing

    Word of mouth is probably your best friend in small business with a small advertising budget.
    thanks for the advice
  • March 18th, 2009, 12:01 PM
    pullmyfoot
    Quote Originally Posted by KarmaKiller
    My question to you, since your doing the same thing it sounds like, did you call the other places around you to see what they charged? Or are you just going by what you wanna make?
    Well I looked around a little, but I also got some advice from the guys on this forum . I'm surprised you missed the thread Karma. I got a whole lot of replies. Here it is. FYI I asked a lot of stupid questions and said lots of dumb things so don't laugh at me

    http://www.techimo.com/forum/general-tech-discussion/218348-computer-rapair-build-services.html
    Mind giving some input? Do you think the color scheme of my site looks unprofessional in any way? Its not finished, I've got some rough corners to sort out, but its not your usual tech site color scheme. I've been looking at a bunch of sites like Alienware, Dell, Maingear, etc. but they all probably will not work without their masses of nice pictures, which I don't exactly have. I've tried to roughly get my inspiration from the way they format their sites though.

    Razorbytes Custom Computers

    And is the text hard to read here?

    Razorbytes Custom Computers Builds

    On a side note, I'm going to have a hard time using up all my sub-domains! My host allows me 20 for what I pay - I've used 5 and that looks like all. I've also got a whopping 10 email accounts. Nice and professional looking . support (at) razorbytescomputers.com, builds (at) razorbytescomputers.com. So cool
  • March 18th, 2009, 11:50 AM
    DoubleK
    On the coding side:

    W3Schools Online Web Tutorials

    Everything you need outside of friends!

    From the business aspect I cannot preach the need to legitimize yourself. By this I mean business cards, dedicated phone/support and a storefront. All of the obvious while trying to keep inventory to a just in time level.

    Just in time is impossible in many locations so remember you have to come up with bullet proof customer care. Go above and beyond and always keep in mind that you are competing against businesses that are better equipped at diversifying these costs than you. This leaves little time for sleep let alone web mastering and why I hired a kid from Vietnam to code my site. My "friend" laughed at me when I told him what I could spend on my site as he drove away in his Toyota. I outsourced his ass since he outsourced mine

    Here is an option I used:

    Custom Web Design and Programming. Freelance Programmers. Outsource Web Development Outsourcing

    Word of mouth is probably your best friend in small business with a small advertising budget.
  • March 18th, 2009, 10:59 AM
    KarmaKiller
    Yeah, I have no worries that I won't be able to do it. I'm still working on the backend of the biz first, then I'll go from there.

    My question to you, since your doing the same thing it sounds like, did you call the other places around you to see what they charged? Or are you just going by what you wanna make?

    My other question to you, do you plan on keeping parts in stock, or just order them as needed?
    Are you just running the repair/building, or plan on selling hardware also? Is your biz just a webpage, and no store for now? Or is that something else your looking into?

    EDIT:
    Also wanted to mention, instead of "qoute" tags, there are code tags.
    It's the # symbol.
  • March 18th, 2009, 10:51 AM
    pullmyfoot
    Quote Originally Posted by KarmaKiller View Post
    Thanks doubleK for the tips. I don't plan on paying anybody to do this, but to be honest I do have a couple of web designer friends that would do it for free more then likely. But, l do plan on learning this.

    I need to go find some coffee.
    You can do this! Its a really steep learning curve, but after awhile you will realize that its not too difficult! And you have friends to help ya out! I mostly did it on my own which proves its not too hard . I've just gotten the basics down, but still. Not bad for 1 day
  • March 18th, 2009, 08:40 AM
    KarmaKiller
    Nothing under repairs or upgrades pull. But I see the all the boxes, plus your header.
    The only thing that sticks out is under your "builds" section, every time you used a " ' ", it doesn't show up. Some little icon does.


    Thanks doubleK for the tips. I don't plan on paying anybody to do this, but to be honest I do have a couple of web designer friends that would do it for free more then likely. But, l do plan on learning this.

    I need to go find some coffee.
  • March 18th, 2009, 04:19 AM
    pullmyfoot
    nothing
  • March 18th, 2009, 01:21 AM
    pullmyfoot
    Once again, after 2 painful hours of trying I've done it! I just needed a <CENTRE> tag before and after the <body> tags.
  • March 18th, 2009, 12:21 AM
    DoubleK
    Personally I never cared for ftp clients. I much prefer using the cpanel as there are many options in a ftp client that you may have to change that the cpanel would have done automatically. Needless to say I do not know my way around a ftp client like a GOOD webmaster must.

    KK are you referring to this:

    Web Code Converter - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com

    There are a SLEW of programs and online conversion or authoring tools. With that said I know enough to get myself into trouble (waste time) and appreciate that a true webmaster needs little more than:

    .:: NOTEPAD++ ::.

    I know of a few purists that have sworn off Adobe products due to the extra (needless) code it adds.

    On the host side I cannot brag about my experiences with Web hosting provider - Bluehost.com - domain hosting - PHP Hosting - cheap web hosting - Frontpage Hosting E-Commerce Web Hosting Bluehost enough!

    Notice the amount of disc space and bandwidth they offer My only downtime was converting from phpbb2 to Olympus.

    In closing Karma unless you have a business or a will to learn x/html amongst many other languages, stick with a simple scripting language that suits your needs and is being actively developed. That are too many idiots out there that want what you are paying for.

    I always thought phpbb with css and a simple html frontpage was the answer. Someone always wants some extra function and your stuck coding

    Good luck to all of you and possibly you will find the fellow Techmolian whose Kung-fu is very good lurking:

    Lithium Studios &bull; Index page

    Howdy exReaction
  • March 17th, 2009, 11:58 PM
    pullmyfoot
    Ok anyone wanna bother telling me what I am doing wrong? I want the 2 "build" buttons to be centered side by side in the middle of the page. How do I do that? At the moment this is a mess. Heh Or even better, how do you get the whole page to be centered? Instead of being displayed from the left?

    Razorbytes Custom Computers

    <html>
    <BODY BGCOLOR="E5CC8C">
    <head>
    <title>Razorbytes Custom Computers</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    <div style="text-align: center;"><IMG SRC="http://www.razorbytescomputers.com/images/razorbytes%20custom%20computers%20long.jpg"></div>


    <TABLE BORDER="0">
    <TR>
    <TD><TD ALIGN="center"><A HREF="http://www.razorbytescomputers.com/builds/index.html" OnClick="ReplaceOrig('builds');return true;" OnMouseOut="RestoreOrig('home');">
    <IMG SRC="http://www.razorbytescomputers.com/images/builds.jpg" NAME="home" WIDTH=### HEIGHT=## BORDER="0" NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="CENTRE"></A></TD>

    <TD><TD ALIGN="center"><A HREF="http://www.razorbytescomputers.com/builds/index.html" OnClick="ReplaceOrig('builds');return true;" OnMouseOut="RestoreOrig('home');">
    <IMG SRC="http://www.razorbytescomputers.com/images/builds.jpg" NAME="home" WIDTH=### HEIGHT=## BORDER="0" NATURALSIZEFLAG="0" ALIGN="CENTRE"></A></TD>
    </TR>


    </body>
    </html>
  • March 17th, 2009, 10:59 PM
    pullmyfoot
    Quote Originally Posted by KarmaKiller View Post
    So here's my question, and it's probably way noobish, so sorry in advance.

    Back in the day, I use to have a myspace (well, still do, just never log in) anywho, when I was setting up my page, there was all kinds of code sites, and whatnot, to make it easy to customize your page. And from what I remember, that was all in HTML also.
    Would something like that make the process of design any easier?

    Perhaps I'm not explaining myself clearly.
    There were web pages that had all the code, but you would just enter a URL for let's say, pictures. Then click a button, and then it would give you the code and you could just paste that onto myspace.
    Do I make sense?
    Well I guess it would be easier. The kind you use for blogs right? I've seen plenty of friends use things like that. However I really think it will be more beneficial in the long run to learn how to just do it yourself. Its really not that hard A little like someone new to building a computer
  • March 17th, 2009, 06:28 PM
    doddsy
    Quote Originally Posted by pullmyfoot View Post
    Hmm. Thanks. What exactly does that do? Is it some kinda image host?
    no. as rich said you store your images in a suitable directory in your webspace.

    filezilla makes moving stuff from your pc ( maybe a local site folder ) - where you've prepared it - to your webspace (your site) - very simple. so if you've prepared a new title graphic or some completed pages, then point filezilla at your webspace and simply drag the files from your pc to the webspace.

    i'm the worlds biggest noob when it comes to this but i was able to upload - using filezilla - pages that i'd put together.

    fear my powder

    simple but effective......... the kill that is
  • March 17th, 2009, 03:45 PM
    KarmaKiller
    So here's my question, and it's probably way noobish, so sorry in advance.

    Back in the day, I use to have a myspace (well, still do, just never log in) anywho, when I was setting up my page, there was all kinds of code sites, and whatnot, to make it easy to customize your page. And from what I remember, that was all in HTML also.
    Would something like that make the process of design any easier?

    Perhaps I'm not explaining myself clearly.
    There were web pages that had all the code, but you would just enter a URL for let's say, pictures. Then click a button, and then it would give you the code and you could just paste that onto myspace.
    Do I make sense?
  • March 17th, 2009, 02:50 PM
    pullmyfoot
    Thanks for the help . Oh KK I forgot to add, there is a $10 registration fee for a new domain, though even then its something like $20 a year, which is really cheap. Some of the other sites I checked out were charging more, plus or minus some unneeded features.

    So much for sleep. This is really fun I figured out how to make my background change color. Took me 15 minutes. Oh well Next: buttons! But that's for tomorrow.
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