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Let me suggest another direction
Posted By: Mel. White In Response To: SiteSell, AdSurfDaily, etc etc etc (m)
Date: Monday, December 31, 2007, at 9:08 a.m.(pst)
In Response To: SiteSell, AdSurfDaily, etc etc etc (m)
Yes, your site could stand a reworking -- BUT -- trying to get traffic from around the world is really a waste of time and money. I'm in Texas. I might like to have a massage, but I'm not going to fly out to Hawaii to get one (know what I mean?)
But you can market your site locally (ads in the newspaper, flyers, a brochure at hotels, business cards, etc, etc) which gets you more "bang for the buck." You can take a flyer into doing your own massage oils (I've done this)... materials are cheap and you can sell them to clients locally and offer them on the Internet (you need bottles and materials. And a printer for the labels. Since they're not edible, there's no regulations other than "pack well and be sure the lids are screwed down tight.")
In redoing your site, look around for sites that you like and get layout design ideas and redesign ideas from them.
Here's one I like (a bit of "gratuitious use of flash, but that's fine):
And I love to browse this place for color schemes and layout schemes. Stay away from the flash sites, though... many of your clients may have dialup and flash and lots of graphics loads too slowly for those kinds of services:
But before you get TOO happy with redesign ideas, check out "web pages that suck"... which is THE authority on "what not to do". I particularly hate "mystery meat navigation." http://www.webpagesthatsuck.com/
And ask for advice here. It's free.
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