Hello from Colchester

Discussion in 'East of England' started by allingtm, Jul 8, 2010.

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  1. Rhodes100

    Rhodes100 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    You mean Mandie Holgate doesnt like IT Consultants!
     
    Posted: Feb 15, 2011 By: Rhodes100 Member since: Feb 19, 2009
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  2. ben@tech-write

    [email protected] UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    You mean I fail on two counts? Rats...
     
    Posted: Feb 15, 2011 By: [email protected] Member since: Feb 9, 2011
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  3. Digital Ark

    Digital Ark UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Marc,

    I am based in Colchester.

    I have been considering joining as a full member over the last week. I am just trying to work out if the paid version really gives extra benefits worth the £48 investment. I have read the membership page but it does not really make me want to leap at paid membership.

    Any insight will be appreciated.

    Simon
     
    Posted: Jul 17, 2011 By: Digital Ark Member since: Jun 16, 2011
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  4. j.d.p. property maintenan

    j.d.p. property maintenan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello to all,

    Im new on the forum and local for this thread, although i notice thers no
    posts since sept 11.

    well ive been self employed for a couple of years doing property maintenance,
    repairs and renovations. work for the most part has been sketchy and at
    times non-existant.

    So this year in 2012 with end of the world an all that, ive decided to try an expand and get enough work to keep me busy. But as im sure many here will know, thats eaiser said than done!

    I have a diy website and has cost a staggering 4.99 for a year, an added my details to every freelisting i can, just sacked yell.com to save what
    little i can afford for advertising to use elswhere. im currently using free
    credit on google ads (came with website set up) so between free listings
    and google ads im not hard to find if you do a name search, and a keyword
    search will get there.

    So far all of my net activites has brought about 4oo phone call's so all great! well, would be if it wasnt companies trying to sell advertising to me.
    And for work leads its a BIG FAT ZERO!

    Oh, and economists predicting another deep plunge int recission.

    Well a rambling hello then i guess.

    Oh, one real thing, if i make it all work, i would be looking for a small yard type place lockup,office type thing, skip space just basic for a micro
    builder.

    any comments?

    cheers all.

    j.d.p.
     
    Posted: Feb 1, 2012 By: j.d.p. property maintenan Member since: Feb 1, 2012
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  5. allingtm

    allingtm UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    Hi J.D.P,

    I own the Highwoods.co.uk website - Highwoods probably has 2000+ families living in it. If you would like to write an article about your business, showing pictures of your work, testimonials etc. Then I will be happy to post it on the highwoods.co.uk website for free :)

    I think it is important though to get a good couple hundred words, some photos, and references (i.e. Mr Smith from Highwoods said...) So if you do that then I'll post it on the site.

    This offer goes to anyone who wants to advertise their business on my highwoods.co.uk website.

    Hope this helps

    Cheers

    Marc.
     
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    Posted: Feb 1, 2012 By: allingtm Member since: Sep 22, 2008
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  6. Digital Ark

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    Hi Marc,

    Thanks for the offer. I would like to add my business (Digital Ark based in Colchester) to the Highwoods site.

    What do I need to send you?

    Thanks

    Simon
     
    Posted: Feb 1, 2012 By: Digital Ark Member since: Jun 16, 2011
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  7. Digital Ark

    Digital Ark UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi JDP,

    Send me your email via private message and I will send you a copy of the newsletter I sent to my clients in January on ideas for boosting website visitors.

    Are you checking your adwords account regularly to see when the free advertising runs out? The £50 or £75 can be used pretty quickly and before you know it you have a big bill for clicks.

    Regards

    Simon
     
    Posted: Feb 1, 2012 By: Digital Ark Member since: Jun 16, 2011
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  8. j.d.p. property maintenan

    j.d.p. property maintenan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello marc,

    That sounds great! i would love to many thanks.

    i shall have to sort out some pictures for you, probably from Aqua Springs
    where me an my father put up the decking a couple of yrs back as ppl
    might have seen that.

    you can have a look at my webpage if you havent, its jdppropertymaintenance.co.uk just so you can have a gander.

    i will talk to you soon marc, an once again thanks for the offer
    and i shall put your link on my page aswell.

    jdp.
     
    Posted: Feb 1, 2012 By: j.d.p. property maintenan Member since: Feb 1, 2012
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  9. allingtm

    allingtm UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    J.D.P and Simon here is some more info if you would like to submit an article for the highwoods.co.uk website.

    If you email your articles to [email protected] then I will add them to the website.

    Ideally, the articles should include:

    1) Information about your business, what you do, problems you solve, products and services you offer etc.
    2) Customer References/Testimonials - it certainly helps if you have local references
    3) Pictures/photos (ideal, but not mandatory)
    4) Contact details - i.e. Web Address, Email, Phone etc.

    The article should be a few hundred words at least.

    Hope this helps,

    ps. Simon, thanks for the link back as well, it all helps :)
     
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    Posted: Feb 1, 2012 By: allingtm Member since: Sep 22, 2008
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  10. j.d.p. property maintenan

    j.d.p. property maintenan UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    at the current rate of clicks, i'll have enough credit for about another 3 months from the 50 credit i got, so you can tell, getting loads of clicks......
    not. 8 clicks, just checked
     
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    Posted: Feb 1, 2012 By: j.d.p. property maintenan Member since: Feb 1, 2012
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  11. allingtm

    allingtm UKBF Newcomer Full Member

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    This is just an observation, but one I hope that will make sense.

    We are currently saving to have some work done on our house, and that means that we will be going out to local businesses to get some quotes for that work.

    Now the interesting thing is, now we have had some form of communication I want to add you to our list of businesses that can give us a quote.

    So my point is to get lots of work, you need to communicate with as many people in the Colchester area as possible and impress them with your portfolio of work and your prices!

    Your website shows some of the work you have done, but doesn't have much of a personal feel to it. Your brand is you, so you need to make that shine. Then you stand much more chance of conversions once people find your website if they haven't previously had any communications.

    Hope this isn't too obvious, and I hope you don't think I'm teaching you to suck eggs. I have some fab ideas how you can get lots more traffic to your website without it costing you anything (apart from your time) if you are interested - let me know.
     
    Posted: Feb 1, 2012 By: allingtm Member since: Sep 22, 2008
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  12. Kate007

    Kate007 UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Colcestrians

    Graphic/web designer/copywriter/print/marketer been freelance for about a year and still here! Know some of you...hope to make friends with others & perhaps see you at networking events.

    Anyone need advice on any of the above - happy to help!
     
    Posted: Aug 30, 2012 By: Kate007 Member since: Aug 30, 2012
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  13. Hosequip

    Hosequip UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello
    We in Colchester, well Lodge lane, langham so just outside to be honest!.. The "Hosequip" company has actually been around colchester for 40+yrs, used to be be on Hythe Hill, I am sure many of the oldies will know of us.. Little bit downsized since the good old days but still here and still trying to provide the old fashioned service. Anything to do with Hoses, hydraulics, hygienic equipment parts and fittings we try our best, if its not available we build it! :)
     
    Posted: Oct 11, 2012 By: Hosequip Member since: Oct 11, 2012
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  14. wood1e2

    wood1e2 UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I thought I better say hello as I have been in and out of this site for a few years..

    Obviously not paying attention to a Colchester post!!
     
    Posted: Nov 4, 2012 By: wood1e2 Member since: May 2, 2007
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  15. kim_il_sung

    kim_il_sung UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hello from Colchester! I just moved to the area myself.

    If anyone in the area needs a web developer drop me a PM.
     
    Posted: Nov 4, 2012 By: kim_il_sung Member since: Nov 4, 2012
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