What is it that website clients really want from their web designers?
With the provision of a local Control Panel, on your computer ready to adjust
the slightest of web site changes, additions or corrections; Web Designers or even traditional Graphic Designers can use, web hosting company, M6.net's newest creation to bring in extra income; to reverse that loss of EASY dollars.
After the creation of a client's website, the web designer usually goes away
hoping that the client will not destroy his design, believing they will; after
he has pointed the client to FrontPage or Dreamweaver to maintain it. Web site
clients do not really want to maintain or update their websites, most businesses
have not got the time to play around, they just want the site finished and
updated from time to time.
This is exactly what happens with traditional Graphic Designers; clients want
to know that from time to time they can come back and update, or change totally,
the content without the general design changing; quickly, and for a regular
price, not a one off higher price as they were charged for the original job.
As a graphic or web designer, you will be in the position to offer your
clients web hosting. They trust your decisions and love your work, but they
don't really want to start something with you, then have to deal with someone
independent to run their website, or update it or change it in anyway, after you
have finished and left them. If you could host them under your own web hosting
account (with a multiple website hosting account) and control yours and their
websites all from the same control panel on your own account, you would be
offering yet another regular client service.
You can charge them for web hosting, which they will have had to do anyway,
but for a better price and more resources than their previous web host; and you
can earn more by doing web bread and butter work, as you have been doing for
years as a Designer. This bread and butter work, as most Designers know, is a
very substantial part of a studio's income, and with the use of the control
panel, can be approached as just another design a service provided to your
Just think, Graphic Design campaigns; and Graphic Design bread and butter
work; Web design website campaigns; and, website bread and butter work; four
incomes from services and a side plate of web hosting fees.
As a Graphic or Web Designer, there is no more fear of the client destroying
your master creation; loss of that easy-money in updates and corrections to the
junior in the clients office; but the plus is the relaxation knowing that this
is just an extension to the service you have been providing for years.
Leave the support to the web host; get your clients to pay for your account;
and sit back knowing you’ve got more brainless updates, and corrections for
YOUR office junior, ensuring that nice and steady flow of web bread and butter
This is the next level for Graphic and Web Designers, ensuring your designs
will last; that they wont be destroyed by the client; guaranteeing that your
online Port Folio remains a killer and not killed; and finally providing you
with the right to earn on those site changes.
Alec Ellis, Director - M6.net - 1st in skilled Web Hosting, pioneers in website control. - http://www.m6.net