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    BruceR
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    I don’t really know what job title I’m looking for, so hope someone here can help point me in the right direction to look for and find the right person.

    I need someone to assist me on the technical side of my online project cycletoursglobal.com and to liaise with my web developer in a language they understand – or perhaps help me find a new one!
    They would need to be quite familiar with (at least some of) CMS, html, website design & optimisation and SEO best practice – though not necessarily Kentico CMS which is what I use for cycletoursglobal.com.
    An interest in the subject matter (i.e. bike tours) would be nice too!

    Ideally I should have a web savvy partner in the business, but I don’t, and can’t incentivise by offering a profit share. As it’s mostly a passion project, monetisation is really about cost recovery and there isn’t much capacity for upside (which I’m not after anyway).

    Perhaps a web developer looking for a small but regular job? But how do you find them?

    Thanks in anticipation…

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    Paul – FS Concierge
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    It could be a great project for somebody wanting to improve their skills and resume.

    Good luck Bruce

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    ithasoft
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    Hi.
    We can help with it. We are develop web site and make a good seo.
    Our site https://ithasoft.com.

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    heylouise
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    Arg. I was almost going to put up my hand, but I specialise in WordPress. 😳

    I hope you find the help you need. Yes, someone with an interest in bike tours would be good for you!

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    businesstrade
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    SEO and web design is something that you can DIY.

    Is there any reason why you aren’t using something more simple such as Squarespace/Wordpress to design your website since it is just a passion project?

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    bb1
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    BusinessTrade, post: 267728, member: 113709 wrote:
    SEO and web design is something that you can DIY.

    Yes just like you can build a house DIY, do your own accounting, sale your own business, fix your own brakes, etc etc, etc. But not everyone is capable.

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    businesstrade
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    bb1, post: 267735, member: 53375 wrote:
    Yes just like you can build a house DIY, do your own accounting, sale your own business, fix your own brakes, etc etc, etc. But not everyone is capable.

    Web design and SEO are technical skills that require time, time which may be more usefully spent elsewhere. If his business is predominately online, it is something he definitely should take the time to learn or at least understand on some level.

    BruceR, post: 267376, member: 742 wrote:
    website design & optimisation and SEO best practice

    BruceR, post: 267376, member: 742 wrote:
    Perhaps a web developer looking for a small but regular job? But how do you find them?

    Does your website or business earn money at the moment? If it is truly a passion project, I would probably DIY and take the time to learn how SEO works. My opinion is that your website would be better promoted within cycling forums, Facebook groups and sub reddits.

    As for optimising/redesigning your website, did your web developer that you mentioned build it? If so, why not pay him to spruce it up a bit? Most web designers don’t like taking over existing projects for 2 reasons: 1. you’ll expect to pay less because the website works and 2. they have no idea about all the issues that could be plaguing the website on the backend.

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    Te77Za
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    BruceR, post: 267376, member: 742 wrote:
    I don’t really know what job title I’m looking for, so hope someone here can help point me in the right direction to look for and find the right person.

    I need someone to assist me on the technical side of my online project cycletoursglobal.com and to liaise with my web developer in a language they understand – or perhaps help me find a new one!
    They would need to be quite familiar with (at least some of) CMS, html, website design & optimisation and SEO best practice – though not necessarily Kentico CMS which is what I use for cycletoursglobal.com.
    An interest in the subject matter (i.e. bike tours) would be nice too!

    Ideally I should have a web savvy partner in the business, but I don’t, and can’t incentivise by offering a profit share. As it’s mostly a passion project, monetisation is really about cost recovery and there isn’t much capacity for upside (which I’m not after anyway).

    Perhaps a web developer looking for a small but regular job? But how do you find them?

    Thanks in anticipation…

    Hi Bruce,

    They can be easy to find, you just need to look in the right places.

    Most web agencies prefer to take on big projects for big clients and get it all done in one hit.

    I have been running a small web design agency in Sydney for years now – it is my passion and I regularly take on the smaller clients in my local district who have big plans but possibly a smaller budget.
    So the plan with these clients is to start out small and grow the website over months if not years.

    I offer a customised service I refer to as a Website Maintenance Package. This has become the single most popular service that I offer.
    It basically means that for a regular monthly fee, I maintain and grow the clients website.
    I have clients who have been on this package for over 5 years. Their industry is ever-changing and they have to keep up with it. So I am there, in the background ready to make any updates or changes as needed. The website is never finished.

    Being in Sydney there’s always plenty of clients to choose from in my line of work but what I enjoy the most about the smaller clients is the passion they also show for the development project.
    The bigger projects can be great too, but some big business owners can be a little cold and usually quite black and white.

    I have recently joined Flying Solo ready to offer free advice to anyone who needs it so if you have any specific questions feel free to contact me.

    Cheers,
    Terry

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    BruceR
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    BusinessTrade, post: 267739, member: 113709 wrote:
    Does your website or business earn money at the moment? If it is truly a passion project, I would probably DIY and take the time to learn how SEO works. My opinion is that your website would be better promoted within cycling forums, Facebook groups and sub reddits.

    As for optimising/redesigning your website, did your web developer that you mentioned build it? If so, why not pay him to spruce it up a bit? Most web designers don’t like taking over existing projects for 2 reasons: 1. you’ll expect to pay less because the website works and 2. they have no idea about all the issues that could be plaguing the website on the backend.

    Thank for the reply – sorry I missed it earlier! Good advice.

    Yes it does earn some money and is a passion but needs to earn a bit more (to be at least self-sustainable)! I do have some understanding on SEO but the experts are always better at it.

    #1221378
    BruceR
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    Te77Za, post: 268131, member: 116703 wrote:
    I have been running a small web design agency in Sydney for years now – it is my passion and I regularly take on the smaller clients in my local district who have big plans but possibly a smaller budget.
    So the plan with these clients is to start out small and grow the website over months if not years.

    I offer a customised service I refer to as a Website Maintenance Package. This has become the single most popular service that I offer.
    It basically means that for a regular monthly fee, I maintain and grow the clients website.
    I have clients who have been on this package for over 5 years. Their industry is ever-changing and they have to keep up with it. So I am there, in the background ready to make any updates or changes as needed. The website is never finished.

    Being in Sydney there’s always plenty of clients to choose from in my line of work but what I enjoy the most about the smaller clients is the passion they also show for the development project.
    The bigger projects can be great too, but some big business owners can be a little cold and usually quite black and white.

    I have recently joined Flying Solo ready to offer free advice to anyone who needs it so if you have any specific questions feel free to contact me.

    Cheers,
    Terry

    Hi Terry,

    Thanks for the reply. I’ll look into it more in the new year as life is too hectic at the moment .
    Do you have a website I can check out? I recommend you put it in your signature so you’re easy to find.

    Merry Christmas everyone!

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