Apologies to my regular legion of reader… for my absence. I apologize. Have been crazy busy proofing the new coffeecrew.com website – well ahead of schedule thank you very much.
I had to borrow another domain name to set up and populate the new site – putting my music project – the two old goats – more or less on standby. Which was OK because that website gets very little traffic.
Which got me picking around for a test domain name… you know – just to play around with. And it came as bit of a surprise to find just how many people are sitting on domain names – I mean, all of them!
My goal, when helping others get an online presence – is to keep URL brief and to the point – but stay catchy and quirky (if appropriate).
And staying away from domain names like BigRedBunniesLeapingInMyFace.Com
Haven’t actually checked that one…
Too much typing. I am more into shorties like abcd.com or xyz.com where possible and practical.
Ah, the web. Which reminds me of 2 or 3 conversations I have had this week with folks eager to advertise on the new coffeecrew website – who are fairly new to the information superhighway – and want the leg up that a text link or banner on my popular website would provide… at a very reasonable cost.
The 3 folks reported spending, on average, over 10,000 dollars on a basic website with a simple shopping cart. Is this the average? When I stopped doing paid projects for folks around Victoria, I was charging (typically) under $2000 for a fully functional dynamic website with or without some basic cart features and a domain name.
So what the hell happened?
These days I do a lot of pro bono stuff – just to keep my hand in and feel good about it. I gave up doing paid web development because, by and large, I prefer the lack of pressure – even though I often deliver fully functional solutions within 72 hours of commencing the project. Yea, I guess that is fast.
Anyway – another couple of weeks or so… and I should be able to get back to the good stuff… right here…. on the blog.