Monday, October 09, 2006
I just refined the layout of this blog. It's not an easy task to go through the CSS and HTML codes, however I somehow managed to do it. This month has been a very busy month. Recently, I got some lead to design a website for an established corporation.
Here is the situation that the company is facing from what was being told. All they want was a simple website with a simple contact form that will be forwarded to the right person in the company. They were approached by an IT web design company and the Purchase Order has been issued. However, after more than 6 months, the website is still not ready. So, my referer told me to send them a quotation for half the price of what the other company is offering.
So, I sent them my quotation. At the same time, I managed to search and collect for information that is available about the company on the web. I even had a sample of a customized website ready for them before I made the follow up call to the contact person at the company. The template was taken from OpenWebDesign and customized in just one hour.
I even uploaded the sample website on the web and it is now live on the web. The idea was to email the executive and ask him to try and access and then give me some feedback for further action.
Unfortunately for me, when I get hold of the executive, he told me that they are now proceeding with the company who offered the high priced quotation and did nothing. Well, they did something which was registering the domain name. Apart from that, nothing is moving yet. I wonder what's going on with the web design company.
The lesson here is to persist and try to find clients no matter what the outcome would be. It reminds me of my tele-marketing job quotes "The more 'NO' you get will get you closer to a 'YES'!".