[thelist] "The Web Design Business Kit"

patrick pms at stoutstreet.com
Wed Jul 21 12:50:48 CDT 2004

Diane has hit the nail squarely on the flat bulgy part that is supposed
to be struck. At least for me. Seems we need to hook up with the
freelance sales people and we could seriously....do stuff.

patrick sanders
web sites that fit

Diane Soini wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 20, 2004, at 04:03 AM, thelist-request at lists.evolt.org
> wrote:
>> ------------------------------
>> Sitepoint offers "The Web Design Business Kit" by Brendon Sinclair
>> (http://www.sitepoint.com/books/freelance1/) for sale. I've considered
>> purchasing it for some time and I'm wondering if any of you out there
>> have had any personal experience with it. Was it worthwhile, or not?
>> ------------------------------
>> Personally I thought it was a complete rip-off - luckily my work paid
>> for it not me!
> I downloaded the free sample. It seems a bit simplistic. But it has some
> good ideas and things to think about. It is really a business 101 book,
> not really a web design business book.
> He's right that if you go into business for yourself you are in the
> business of selling, not in the business of whatever it is that you are
> doing (web design in this case.) What really turned me off, though, was
> when I got to the chapter where he said he can't do graphics, can't
> program to save his life, and doesn't do web design. Huh? Yeah, what he
> is is the sales person, and the CEO. He sells the web design, runs the
> business, and others do all the work.
> That's fantastic, but I don't want to do only selling, I want to be the
> one who does the work. So, in a way I suppose it's valuable knowledge to
> know that my business would probably not succeed for me not having the
> sales/CEO orientation toward such an enterprise.
> Diane
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> Professionals built the Titanic. -unknown

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