I’m taking a class in Twitter for Business

But the online class I’m taking must use a previous version of Twitter. The examples don’t match what Twitter has currently available. Plus my WordPress dashboard doesn’t match the examples given. That’s the frustrating part of doing any course involving something like Social Media sites or software that’s constantly changing. I thought I would hit the ground running with my new-found knowledge. Instead I’m stuck in some mud right at the start! I’ll have to research online to see if my dilemmas can be solved by more recent posts or tutorials out there. I’m sure there are other tidbits in the course that I can apply but I have less enthusiasm now. Have you ever felt the frustration of incompatible versions from classes to the real world? Just add your comments below, or tweet me @pmcreedon (!)

Custom Websites, Worth the Investment?

In a previous blog post I made the point that websites are today’s business cards. If that’s the case then do you want a business card for your business? Of course. Then you also should want a website design that reflects your business as well. Being infinitely malleable your website is a much more flexible tool for describing your business than a business card. What would you pay for that? Why would you not want the most useful way to promote your business that today’s technology offers? A website, in other words, is well worth the investment and should be considered as one of your start-up costs. If you aren’t a start-up then to keep new clients coming it’s vitally important to have an effective web presence these days. But no one has to break their budget to get one up and running.

Custom websites visualCustom websites come in all price ranges, so shop around. The web designer you end up with should be someone you feel comfortable with and can contact easily for changes, troubleshooting and updates. I am always running into people who hired someone to do their website and now they need them but they won’t return calls or reply to emails! That’s pretty frustrating. My business plan at Pat Creedon Design is to be very accessible via email, phone, Skype, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and in person to all my clients. I work within budgets and have a reputation for fast turn-arounds when needed. Since I also offer graphic design I can do the promotional materials, ads and direct mail for your business as well. The consistency in having one graphic and web designer on it all plus the reliability of one contact makes for a pleasant and smooth process. For a quote, contact Pat Creedon at pmcreedon@mac.com.