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Posts made in December, 2010

Making The Sale: Ice Cubes to Eskimos

Making The Sale: Ice Cubes to Eskimos

Making The Sale: Ice Cubes to Eskimos On this episode of The Web Squeeze podcast we tell you all the secrets about making the sale! Our special guest for this episode is John O’Nolan! We cover questions like, “How do you get business and keep it coming?”, and “How do you go from low-paying jobs to high-paying jobs”, as well as your user questions! Audio clip: Adobe...

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Starting Freelancing

Starting Freelancing

This is the first podcast that I did for The Web Squeeze. We are planning on doing regular podcasts every other week, all on topics related to freelancing and running your freelance web design business. This podcast features the questions you asked about freelancing! We’d love to read your thoughts on it, and suggestions for future topics, or questions you may have that you want us to...

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Are you a sucky website designer?

Are you a sucky website designer?

Recently, I visited a friend who volunteered to help me with some database issues. Database…nothing makes me feel like a mental midget quite like database design. But, my friend is a database Einstein. Bob is a highly paid professional consultant. When our session was over he asked me to return the favor by critiquing his new website. I was horrified by what I saw. And when he told me how...

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Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy PCs

Friends Don’t Let Friends Buy PCs

Why I Told My Sister to Buy a Mac In my circle of friends, I am well-known as a computer geek. As a geek, people are drawn to me with all their mundane computer questions. I get calls all the time from people asking me how to speed up their system or what to do when their hard drive crashes. I tell them I am really a web designer and not a computer technician. I even have a T-shirt that says,...

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Short and Sweet!

Short and Sweet!

Can’t we all just get along? I used to be a big Windows XP guy, and I am thoroughly familiar with XP. For the majority of my life, I used Windows exclusively. In my business, I often repair Windows computers. A few months ago Ryan began to talk to me about Macs. I was like, “Come on, a computer is a computer! They all break and have problems…What makes a computer is the hardware it...

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Mac Sales Pitch

Mac Sales Pitch

My name is Jacob. And I’m a Mac-a-holic. I’m addicted to my little silver MacBook Pro. I know I’m addicted because I took this test I saw in “PC World” magazine. Top Symptoms of Computer Addiction All your friends have an @ symbol in their names…Check. You haven’t logged in for two hours. You kind of start to twitch…Check. Your car stalls and you immediately...

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