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September 9th, 2004, 05:26 PM
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I am trying to decide what I should do about my graphic design business. I am getting a lot of leads from it and usually design at least a few banner or button ads a month. Some people purchase as part of an advertising package but a lot of people want ads designed to use on other sites. So I am trying to decide if I should make my own website for it. I was working with my mom and her site purrfect-expressions but for several reasons I have decided to do this by myself. I do sometimes ask her to help me with things but I can do most of this all by myself.

These are my reasons for wanting my own site
- I can advertise it on other sites that may not let me advertise now because I am a competiting site
-I can market it better in search engines
- I can promote it better with a www name
- people may feel like they are going to have to purchase advertising to get graphic design done the way things are now
- I have other reasons but those are the biggest

These are my reasons not to do it.
- Justmommies takes up sooooooooo much of my time. Designing ads is time consuming and if I start having to do a lot of them I am not sure that I will have time for Justmommies
- I think that I can get a decent amount of traffic to my sample page here. I think I could redesign it so it was marketed better and people would know they don't have to purchase advertising, they can just purchase graphic design
- I would have to spend time designing a page and working on getting it into search engines, Justmommies is already ranked well and gets a lot of traffic.

I am just not sure. I think I could really start making some money if I worked at this more. I have too many things on my plate. I am totally neglecting my UBB business that I really love because I have so much going on. I could use some feedback.
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September 9th, 2004, 06:25 PM
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That's a tough one! I don't think I have any advice for you tho.

However, I think I would probably set up a different site for it, so why not do that at your leisure... like there is any of that!
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September 10th, 2004, 10:08 AM
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I am not sure either! How much more a month would it cost you? Anything?
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September 10th, 2004, 10:47 AM
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I am still thinking on this. It wouldn't cost me any more for hosting. I can host more than one site with the package I have right now. I think I may just leave it the way it is until I have time to design a site. And maybe use both. Keep my sample page and everything here and sell from another site as well. I am just not sure if I want to do this full time or not. I like designing ads but I am afraid if I have a lot of them to do it will be too much for me. Justmommies takes up a lot of my time. And graphic design is time consuming. I don't know if I can handle doing it full time thats all. I am still thinking on this. I try not to be too impulsive.
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