I know that I am probably the one millionth person to ask this but how to I get more clients. I started 6 months ago and I only have a hand full of clients. I know that everyone is lookin but are there any specific tips ? My sitre URL is www.serverhighway.com. Is there anyhting that should be changed on it ? Also where can i advertise. I don't want to advertise in dead places. Does anyone know of good places to advertise ? Thanks.
I wanted to add that I am not cheap. I have high costs. However one thing I can say and I know that most people say this but I work real hard on customers service. As of now I am a one man show and I am there for my clients 24/7. I didnt put up a cheap server. I spent a lot of money on a good box (redundant power, raid/scsi hard drives etc.). Any suggestions ?
-Dont have links in your menus to pages that are not complete ( see 'About Us' )
-Hit counters are cool, but not for your homepage of a webhosting site. :-\
-The images in the menu are difficult to read.
-Lack of FAQ, Terms of Service, Sure your TOS can be found after clicking the signup button, but I want to know NOW what I can/cant do.
- All the links on the bottom nav(home/aboutus/partners?/services/contactus) all point to the same page.
I think you should work on your website first before dumping any money on advertising. I notice some of the pages have YourCompany Inc still on the footer, you should pay attention to detail. I am sure you are working very hard to provide a good service, but your presence/perception is most important. When someone visits your site, they are going to be interested in what you are offering , or they are going to be turned off by the site/navigation has to user friendly, you have give them as much information as possible. I would start jazzing it up with a logo, the color scheme of the website should be toned down.
I'll repeat what others have said: Advertise. That means putting money into an ad campaign. You have to pay something to get your visitors, but it will work our profitably for you in the end.
Regarding your site, there are a few things wrong here:
-Mismatched logo (doesn't go with the flow)
-A picture of an SGI machine you *clearly* don't have access to
-"Would you like the Generic Happy People Plan or the Generic Happy People plan?" Similar to the last one: ditch the stock images
-Almost no text on the site. Selling to customers isn't about flashy graphics, you've got to to *tell* them why they should purchase with you.
-Odd flow of the page. Needs a clear ordering and layout.
-http://www.serverhighway.com./aboutus.php I hope by shortly, you mean tonight.
I seriously hope you didn't pay too much for that template...
Former owner of A Small Orange New owner of <COMING SOON>
I agree that you need to do some work on the website design first. If you have the original images and are saving them in photoshop you need to save the images with a higher quality. I usualy adjust the bar till I cannot see any artifacts then set it one higher.
Once your website is finished and as polished as possible I think you will be in the best position to advertise for people. You don't wan't to pay good money to get these people to your site only to turn them away cause they don't feel comfortable buying hosting cause your graphics are fuzzy. I know hosting has nothing to do with the quality of the graphics of a site, but when a site looks sharp and simple it just seems like they are more proffessional.
You should check out this site, www.internet-marketing-research.com. They have a ton of information on how to make the most of your site, SEO, marketing strategies etc. They have a forum there similar to WHT where people discuss different ideas on how to best market their site and find new customers.
Good luck. I think your site looks good. It appears your site is pretty new since there is no "About Us" information. You need to let people know who you are and let them know you are a real person who is there for them if they need it.
If you can generate the traffic to your site, I highly recommend some sort of live chat software that allows you to engage your potentianl customers with a chat. You wouldnt believe how much of a different the chat feature makes. Groopz, phplive, boldchat and liveperson are 4 chat softwares to look at.