Wow, it’s been a while since my last blog post. In fact since my last blog post the Cubs have won the World Series, Donald Trump became president, and Jon Stewart was still working at Comedy Central. The point is, it’s been a while, too long in fact. When I originally started doing blog posts the goal was to create a new one each month with exciting updates or tech related tips for the world to read. Unfortunately I haven’t been able to keep that promise that I made to myself but luckily it’s for a good reason. I’ve been extremely busy with new website projects and currently have a couple that I’m trying to wrap up before the end of the year.
The truth is I am extremely thankful for every customer or client that I receive. 2016 has been a huge year for Thayer2Design as we have almost doubled the number of customers we had last year. That doesn’t mean I’m satisfied though, not even close. That’s because I believe that 2017 can be an even bigger year and with it comes some New Year’s Resolutions.
1.) Monthly Blog Posts.
Even though I can’t see you, I’m sure you just rolled your eyes. I don’t blame you however. Saying that I’m going to blog every month is like saying I’m going to lose fifty pounds. The odds are not in my favor and I’ll be lucky if I make it past the first month. That doesn’t mean I’m not going to try though. I believe in practicing what I preach and I constantly tell my clients that blogging can have a big impact on your website’s SEO if done correctly.
I’ve seen the results of my blog in terms of Google rankings and I’d like to continue that trend in 2017. The goal this year though is to simply have fun with it. Last year I felt like my blogs were simply a pain in the butt and something I put way too much time into. This year though is about having fun with it. Sure there will be some tech stories or highlighting some of my favorite websites that I’ve built. But other blogs will simply be me talking like I am now.
2.) Client Built Websites
This project is still in early development but one I hope to have finished by early 2017. So what do I mean by “Client Built Websites”? I’m talking about a new way of getting the clients involved in their project and giving them complete control.
Ever since I started my business there has typically been two types of clients. Those who give me complete control over the project and others who want control over every single detail. Let me start off by saying that I never get mad at those people. You’ve invested a lot of money into a website and you should have the right to see any changes you want made. That’s why many people go with sites like Wix or Web.com to build their own websites. The problem though is that those web builders aren’t user friendly. Often times they are frustrating and the customer ends up quitting and going to me.
I believe that for clients who want complete control over their website should have that ability and I’m in the process of creating a web builder that is easy and fun to use. This web builder will be at a monthly rate just like Wix and other site. But unlike those other websites, customer supporter will be extremely better. That’s because you’ll still have me working with you on your website every step of the way. If you get stuck on a certain part of the website I can quickly log into your account and make the changes for you at no extra cost. Then when I’m finished you can go back to working on the site yourself.
3.) A Brand New Website
Finally I’d like to announce that a new website is coming. It won’t replace the current website, but will instead be a welcomed edition. This website will be used as my personal playground. Testing out new projects such as the website builder, and reaching out to different markets to help them realize I exist. This new website will be focused on the Syracuse area and if everything goes great then additional websites will be made for other cities.
Before I say goodbye I must first say thank you. Thayer2Design would not be here today without you and that’s a fact. We never claim to be the biggest company in the world, but we do claim to be one of the hardest working. No matter the job or what you need done, no one will work harder for your business and to make sure you are satisfied. I can’t wait to work with our existing clients and all of the new clients in 2017. Here is wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to come.