I'm doing the ground work in setting up a small side business. This business would target a specific demographic with a defined subset of residential design services. I feel compelled to do a 'rate card' but I wonder if anyone here has experience with using a rate card as a service provider. Trying to figure out pros and cons and whether I've missed something. As a consumer, I think I'd love to see some up-front rates but I know that, realistically, it would keep me from hiring someone if I felt like I couldn't afford them (even if I could). [more inside]
posted by amanda
on Jul 5, 2014 -
I'm looking for original self-marketing ideas for a writer and/or a designer. Okay, social media is important: Design your own page, update it frequently and get your friends to like it and promote it to their friends. But I'm looking for those kinds of tips that you've read and thought to yourself "Well that's original!". Something on par with Nine Inch Nails'/H2DA/Radiohead's decision to give their music for free "lest they come to the unique live concert experience" marketing ploy. Have you ever come across a Seth Godin or a Malcolm Gladwell book (or anything else) and was struck by something interesting?
posted by omar.a
on Dec 24, 2013 -
I've got a very eclectic resume: 5-7 years of experience in several different fields at once, because I have had multiple simultaneous jobs. Now I'm looking for a new gig, and I think I have a lot to offer, but I'm not sure how to market the breadth of my skills. [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator
on Jun 1, 2013 -
What is the name of the industry / sector that designs retail store layouts etc. in order to encourage impulse buying and maximise profits?
posted by FuckingAwesome
on Mar 26, 2011 -
Currently I am a marketing writer in Massachusetts and I would like to develop some new skills for Web page Usability Best Practices and also content and design generation. [more inside]
posted by modoriculous
on Sep 21, 2010 -
Website filter: how to design one for a writer or other professional who doesn't have a lot to show off? [more inside]
posted by blazingunicorn
on Jun 15, 2010 -
I have recently purchased a Heidelberg Windmill platten press and am starting a letterpress and design company. I am a Graphic Designer by trade so I have the skill, all I am lacking is some insight into creating a solid business plan and help with suppliers etc... within Canada.
What experience do you have with getting plates made in Canada?
Do you use Polymer plates?
Getting die's made?
Any information above and beyond is much appreciated.
posted by Vanna79
on Jan 19, 2010 -
Suggest a model for a money-making, or at least self-sufficient, website dedicated to a region or small city something like "Mayberry Online." Probably advertising driven, dedicated to news, events, listings, but with active forums for 'consumer gripes,' local politics, advice columns, restaurant reviews, arts, sports, health, pets & wildlife. Think 'city paper' or alternative press but online, with an active Craigslist component. Any thing like that out there? Suggestions on website design/creation/start-up consultants would be an added bonus. Links please to worthy existing sites that fit the bill. And, TIA
posted by NorthCoastCafe
on Aug 17, 2009 -
I've been put in charge of coming up with a consistent look for my print shop's promotions and signage--branding, I guess. [more inside]
posted by 2or3whiskeysodas
on Apr 8, 2009 -
Design Filter: Does anyone have any good best-of-field examples of corporate/institutional websites that are well-integrated with blogs? [more inside]
posted by rokusan
on Jan 23, 2009 -
How do I build and promote a totally non-commercial web site to disseminate useful and creative tricks for fixing a number of supposedly incurable health problems?
posted by Quisp Lover
on Jan 12, 2008 -
I'm compiling a list of architecture sites/blogs/magazines to promote the architecture firm I'm working for. The firm does idiosyncratic, residential work that is a modern take on generic residential vernacular (their houses look a bit like Atelier Bow-Wow's residential design). What publications and blogs should I get in touch with? [more inside]
posted by serial_consign
on Nov 29, 2007 -
Where do the affluent shop/hang-out online? I'm looking for examples of websites that target the wealthy. Bonus points if they are real-estate related. [more inside]
posted by Mick
on May 27, 2006 -
How do you become an internet phenomenon? I am a writer who wants exposure and my friends keep telling me to start a website. I've started many a blog--all dismal failures--and need perhaps good advice on how to (a) construct a unique, functional website that is easy to post on and (b) get exposure. Figured this was a good place to ask. Thanks!
posted by adrober
on Jan 6, 2004 -