Business Owners Beware

Suellen Hughes from The Kickstart Biz

I am amazed how often I meet people who have a horror story to tell about their bad experience with website developers, SEO experts, business consultants and other ‘experts’ providing services to business owners.

I’ve heard stories about websites taking months and months to be developed, despite business owners being promised they’d be done within a couple of months.  When the website is finally handed over, the business owner finds that they need to spend more and more with the developer every time they need a change made.  Clients have been encouraged to spend thousands of dollars on SEO or Google Ads but never see the return on investment.  It makes me so angry that these unscrupulous people pray on business owners who are trying their best to grow their businesses, often on tight budgets and with limited resources.

In this week video, I share a story from one of my customers.  I know that a lot of you will be nodding your heads off watching this one!

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00:48 – client receives email with shocking news

02:30 – ‘astonishing’ website revealed

02:45 – Tip 1 for dealing with this problem

03:09 – Tip 2

03:22 – Tip 3

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Do you receive emails form web design companies or SEO experts offering to “fix” your website?  What’s the “best one” you’ve seen?

I’d love to hear your experience.  Leave me a comment below.


4 Responses to Business Owners Beware

  1. [email protected] Guru January 30, 2013 at 4:55 pm #

    These emails drive me crazy – I get at least one or two a week!. I never know whether they’re spam or not and they seem to be the same email with some specifics dropped in! I ignore them and delete.

    • Suellen Hughes January 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm #

      Hi Leanne,

      The general rule is, if you haven’t signed up for it, then it’s spam! Some of these type emails might be from people offering something genuinely good, that’s why I recommend doing a bit of research. Generally, ignore and delete is the best option.

      Thanks for leaving your comment.

  2. Annabel Candy, Successful Blogging February 11, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

    After 15 years in the biz it doesn’t surprise me any more but it’s still disappointing because it gives all web designers a bad name. Which is a topic I’m going to be writing about soon.

    Love the way you say gobledy gook and their website “copy” and glad you’re helping people sort out the good from the bad 🙂

    • Suellen Hughes February 12, 2013 at 10:57 am #

      Yes, I agree Annabel. It’s very frustrating for us “goodies” 🙂

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