The Analogical Story of Cheap John & the Cheapest Website Developer

The Analogical Story of Cheap John & the Cheapest Website Developer

For successful business, cheaper is never the best solution for website design and web development.

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Your website cannot be accessed, clients are calling, your dedicated email for your site becomes inaccessible, you are trying to reach your web developer or the company that developed your site and they assure you that the problem will be resolved within the next hour or two. Hearing this, you heave a sigh of relief, and proceed to call your most important clients and relay the message to them, who accept.

This is 10. A.M, you rent out cars via online bookings and to make matters worse it's the weekend when your business is at its peak. 12.00 noon you call your website developer who was the cheapest website developer you could find when you started your business as you paid him only 500 dollars instead of 2000 dollars that other companies were charging and you were proud of yourself for saving 1,500 dollars.

The web developer's phone rings but he is not picking up! Well, he only charges 500 dollars for a website; you cannot expect him to have a secretary or a technical team waiting to serve you now did you? Your developer works with his wife's younger brother and it's a two man team and his buddy has a hangover and did not show up for work, and your web developer has to eat! Thank god, your phone rings, it's your web developer and he coolly says, it should be up after lunch.

You have already lost 4 car bookings and 3 online inquires by 2 PM when the phone rings and your web developer says that the issue is with the hosting server and your site will only be up the next day, you have lost 2,000 dollars' worth of business for the day.

Well, its business right, there's always risks, besides you saved 1,500 dollars for your company right? The next day you rise up at 7 A.M and try to access your site and all you see is ''AWWW SNAP', it is still early, maybe it will be accessible by 9 and you wait. 10 A.M you call your developer again and your conversation s ended abruptly with the response 'we are working on the issue as fast as we can' and cuts you off.

Its noon the next day you have lost 6 bookings and 8 inquiries altogether! 2 pm, the cheap web developer calls you and informs you that the problem can be fixed, provided you agree with to pay an additional 250 dollars, do you have a choice, you negotiate and agree to pay 200 dollars and the website is up at 5 pm.

You have lost 9 bookings and 13 inquiries altogether, your weekend take online is usually about 3,000 dollars to 4,000 dollars, but you wound up zero and you lost 200 dollars on top of that on top of the most terrible damage that could ever happen to your business! If your website is unreliable, would your rental cars be reliable? Rest assured that the 13 inquires found your competitor!

This is what happens when you hire a cheap web development company to build your website. Professional website design and web development companies will always create their own websites from scratch, ensuring they work perfectly, creating a design that is professionally suited to your business, which ranks well in search engines, are able to undertake search engine optimisation in house, and will always know the best web hosting companies to use to ensure hosting problems are eliminated as much as possible. This type of knowledge of the entire supply chain, relying heavily on in-house services, is what makes up a great website design and web development company.

Working with a local web design and web development company, hosting and seo services in house, and can demonstrate these abilities first hand, will ensure you won't run into any problems with your online marketing, keeping customers coming in and keeping your business moving forward.

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Every Song Comes With A Story...Here's Mine

12 songs that bring back memories.

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From pressing shuffle on my Spotify playlist filled with my favorite classic songs to the song that comes on at the most random times that always seems to get me in my feels, each song comes with a story and reminds me of some of my favorite times in my life, or even just a funny memory. Featuring Tracy Chapman, James Taylor, Imagine Dragons and everything else in between, here are 12 songs that I cherish, never fail to jam out to and maybe even tear up a bit, too.

1. Tracy Chapman - "Fast car"

This past year at college, I have played this song whenever I miss my family or just need a comforting song when homesickness creeps up on me. My mom and dad listened to this song while on a road trip before kids cruising from Maryland to Illinois in my dad's "red rocket," aka his fast car, Pontiac Grand Trans Am.

2. James Taylor - "Carolina in My Mind"

Ever since I was little, my dad would play James Taylor CDs while in the car. Once again, it made for the best road trips. In 2016, my mom, brother and I surprised my dad with tickets to see him live in concert where we could jam out to our favorite songs, including "Carolina In My Mind" in person.

3. The Lumineers - "Ophelia"

Every time I hear this song, sitting on a boat with our family friends, the Otto's, in the middle of Glen Lake in Glen Arbor, Michigan comes to mind. It reminds me of good times spent with good people in one of my favorite places.

4. Greta Van Fleet - "Black Smoke Rising"

I will never forget tag teaming while doing the dishes and jamming out to this new genre of music that my brother Jeremy introduced me to. Ever since then I love listening to Greta Van Fleet and always think of Jeremy when any of their songs play.

5. Jaime Atkins - "Senior Year"

Playing this song on the way to my senior year homecoming football game with my fellow homecoming court nominee, Abby Taylor in the passenger seat had us getting in our feels about finishing our last year of high school. Bittersweet.

6. Dixie Chicks - "Long Time Gone"

Another classic CD known to be played during the Faletto family road trips. It is rare for me to hear this song in public or hear someone else talking about the Dixie Chicks, but when it or they are recognized, I have to text my family group chat and notify them about the monumental moment.

7. Wilson Phillips - "Hold On"

Maybe this song reminds you of the ending scene of "Bridesmaids" or this is your first time hearing it. No matter what, it is a classic and happens to be one of my mom's favorites. With that being said, it makes sense for this song to be included on this list because of how much I love my mom and our dance parties.

8. Capital Cities - "Kangaroo Court"

Throwback to my freshman year of high school, lucky enough to have a brother who was a senior at the time and could be my chauffeur to school every day. This song was our favorite at the time and always made our 7-minute drive to school worthwhile.

9. Imagine Dragons - "Natural"

I can hear the kiddos I babysit say "Gabs play natural!" which is usually followed by a kitchen dance party. Going away to college not only made me miss my family and my friends, but the families I babysit for will always have a piece of my heart. Whenever I hear this song, it makes me grateful for all the memories I've made with my favorite kids the past few years.

10. Maren Morris - "80s Mercedes"

When I got my license, my dad was in the process of buying a new car. I was able to drive his used 2006 Mercedes Benz. He and I both fell in love with this song when it came out, and I would replace the lyrics "...I am a 90s baby in my 80s Mercedes..." with "...I am a 00 baby in my 06 Mercedes."

11. The Head and the Heart - "Missed Connection"

Flashback to driving home for spring break my pals Olivia and Tess. We took the wrong exit but were determined to get back on track using a different route. Well, this route ended up turning to a gravel road with no service for 9 miles. This Head and the Heart song came on and fit the mood perfectly.

12. Gotye - "Somebody That I Used To Know" (feat. Kimbra) 

When this song first came out, it was playing on the radio every time I got in the car. My brother and I sang it to our mom who was immediately hooked and fell in love with it. I can perfectly visualize us driving down the winding road in our town singing this song at the tops of our lungs.

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