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Forum: Need a resource? Got a good referral? 1 Day Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Need help with business card design

This thread is so grumpy and depressing.

This should fix it:

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg62/witchyhoy3/AAA/animals-001.jpg
Forum: Starting a business 1 Week Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,944
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Logo Design

Great article about Fiverr.

I checked out the $5 logo sites that were set up more as jokes, and the quality of work is actually awesome if the style suits your needs.
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Forum: Need a resource? Got a good referral? 1 Week Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Need web/graphics designer

Sorry, I didn't word my response quite right - I was suggesting the online builders more for the frontend graphics, colour schemes and layouts than the backend stuff. I know with Weebly you can...
Forum: Need a resource? Got a good referral? 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 383
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Need web/graphics designer

Hey there,

Have you looked into DIY website builders like Weebly, Wix etc?

I use them to build low budget sites for my clients and you'd never know they only took 30 minutes to get up and...
Forum: Marketing 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 313
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Traditional marketing for digital services

Printing does work well if done correctly. By jingoes it does! (I've never used the work jingoes before, so feel honoured... :p) I design and print flyers almost daily for all kinds of businesses,...
Forum: Starting a business 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Manufactured art marketing

If you have a great product, I'd highly recommend looking into using Instagram as a marketing tool. You'll find many success stories online.

Good luck.
Forum: Marketing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: On Demand promotional printing

In my opinion, I think you'd be best to look for a smaller, local business that offers direct to garment (DTG) printing and embroidery. I don't really know any I could recommend, but there are plenty...
Forum: Marketing 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 9
Views: 162
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: On Demand promotional printing

With digital technology (direct to garment, die sublimation, heat transfer, etc.) as well as embroidery, placing small orders shouldn't be a problem as they can be created on demand with very little...
Forum: Starting a business 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,944
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Logo Design

I think you should find the BEST designer you can afford. Price doesn't guarantee or indicate anything.

But if you want a number, lets see what we can do:
For an experienced designer to design a...
Forum: Starting a business 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,944
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Logo Design

But you get my point, right?
Just pretend instead of a doctor, I used... ummm... a bungee jumping operator in my example, you don't choose and pay them lots of money to give you 100 options of how...
Forum: Starting a business 3 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,944
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Logo Design

When it comes to number of concepts, I often tell clients that you don't go to your doctor so he can give you 10 possible ideas on why you're sick, you trust that due to his training and experience,...
Forum: Starting a business 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,944
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Logo Design

True story. I promise.
Forum: Need a resource? Got a good referral? 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Educational Flash Cards

Hi there,

I've sent you a PM.
Forum: Starting a business 15-01-15
Replies: 54
Views: 1,944
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Logo Design

I used Fiverr once to get a logo designed out of curiosity and the designer sent me back the Qantas logo. Be careful.
Forum: Marketing 14-01-15
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Letter Box Drops -Flyers

Letterbox drops can be a very effective form of marketing, but the results can be different for everyone. If you can afford to give it a go, I'd encourage you to try a small amount and see if it...
Forum: Starting a business 13-01-15
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Advice re prices on website

The great thing about a website is that you can change it.
If I was you, I'd try each option (with and without prices) for a month or two and see if it makes a difference.

I don't agree that you...
Forum: Money matters 05-01-15
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: I have 30K, what's a good way to invest it?

If you want to get a little more return with no risk, you could also have a look into term deposits. If you check the market for the best deal you can usually get around 6% return from somewhere like...
Forum: Talking technology 15-12-14
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Backscatter email(bouned emails)

I doubt they are using your account. Anyone can say an email is coming from any address they want. The password only grants access to your specific mail server to send it through.

I've had a...
Forum: Talking technology 11-12-14
Replies: 17
Views: 600
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Change colours on live TV

Do you mean change the colour of an object that's on the screen? From the production crews end or the viewer's end?
Forum: Marketing 28-11-14
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: "Job Title" - hmm, what to put...?

I have "graphic designer / director" on mine. It says what I do without too much fanfare, and also lets people now that they're dealing with the person in charge.
Forum: Starting a business 28-11-14
Replies: 10
Views: 471
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Competitor research - anyone else find it stressful?

And remember that perception is everything.

You may look at a competitor and think "wow, these guys are killing it!", but in reality it could be the total opposite; The owner could be up to his...
Forum: Search engines etc 24-11-14
Replies: 115
Views: 5,260
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Why most small-medium business shouldn't outsource SEO

If SEO is so time consuming, where do SEO guys find the time to continually write such long, detailed posts on internet forums? :p
Forum: Need a resource? Got a good referral? 20-11-14
Replies: 0
Views: 156
Posted By bluepenguin
I need a sign...

Hi there,

I'm looking to get a sign made up to go on one of my client's factories.
It's fairly large, and I'd like it made up of vinyl cut lettering on black composite panel, delivered to...
Forum: Marketing 18-11-14
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Facebook Reach

In my understanding, the more your followers like, comment and share your content, the more of it they will see in the future.

So the challenge is to create content that people want to engage...
Forum: Talking technology 17-11-14
Replies: 2
Views: 4,657
Posted By bluepenguin
Re: Australian VPN service for streaming SBS News Online to overseas viewer

If you use Google Chrome or Firefox, have a look at the Hola browser extension. It's free and you can appear to be browsing from anywhere in the world.
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