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post #46 of 79
That is like one million times improved. You must have been up all night. Well done.
post #47 of 79
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Thats great!! Yes I was, I am determined to make this business work lol...Again I cant thank you enough for taking out the time to help me =)
post #48 of 79
Agreed, an amazing improvement. You still need to tighten up the copy on the home page (and the main Gallery link points to About Us), but the site is much cleaner and more professional looking now.
post #49 of 79
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Originally Posted by jason_kraft

Agreed, an amazing improvement. You still need to tighten up the copy on the home page (and the main Gallery link points to About Us), but the site is much cleaner and more professional looking now.



Thank you!!!
post #50 of 79
Well I have read all these posts and all I can say is WOW! On a good note I also looked at your site and I agree that your cartoon pic is a little risky but so was the statue of MichaelAngelo icon_wink.gif with that being said Every business has a lows and sometimes we just have to go through the storm. But advertising is your best bet. and here is a web page site to create a web page that may help as well. It is called webs.com Here you can create a website for free "free is always nice advertising" and there is a limit but you can always purchase more. After your page is done you can go to google and the rest of the web search engines and apply to have your business advertised on theose engines. I agree that FB is a good Free site to and that is where I have placed monthly avertisments of what's coming up (10% off month of Septerber, 6 free cupcakes with an order over $75.bucks) that kinda thing may help and definatley can't hurt. HTH

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post #51 of 79
Well I have read all these posts and all I can say is WOW! On a good note I also looked at your site and I agree that your cartoon pic is a little risky but so was the statue of MichaelAngelo icon_wink.gif with that being said Every business has a lows and sometimes we just have to go through the storm. But advertising is your best bet. and here is a web page site to create a web page that may help as well. It is called webs.com Here you can create a website for free "free is always nice advertising" and there is a limit but you can always purchase more. After your page is done you can go to google and the rest of the web search engines and apply to have your business advertised on theose engines. I agree that FB is a good Free site to and that is where I have placed monthly avertisments of what's coming up (10% off month of Septerber, 6 free cupcakes with an order over $75.bucks) that kinda thing may help and definatley can't hurt. HTH

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post #52 of 79
I really love your name, I think its different and not sexual at all. I think that illustration of you and the name makes me think of something a little more, alternative. I don't know if that works where you are, but that's a way to develop a different customer base and a niche.

This is the kinda feel I get when I read your name:
http://www.facebook.com/kissandbakeup
http://littlecherrycakecompany.com/
http://www.sugardazecupcakes.com/en/
"Taste your words before you feed them to people."
www.sugaredsaffron.co.uk
www.facebook.com/SugaredSaffron
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"Taste your words before you feed them to people."
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www.facebook.com/SugaredSaffron
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post #53 of 79
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Originally Posted by SugaredSaffron

I really love your name, I think its different and not sexual at all. I think that illustration of you and the name makes me think of something a little more, alternative. I don't know if that works where you are, but that's a way to develop a different customer base and a niche.

This is the kinda feel I get when I read your name:
http://www.facebook.com/kissandbakeup
http://littlecherrycakecompany.com/
http://www.sugardazecupcakes.com/en/



WOW...I cant tell you how happy it makes me feel to hear that you like it! I really do LOVE it and I dont plan to change it...I know some people might not like it but its mine.. lol I love those pages you posted really really do.
post #54 of 79
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Originally Posted by Crazboutcakes

Well I have read all these posts and all I can say is WOW! On a good note I also looked at your site and I agree that your cartoon pic is a little risky but so was the statue of MichaelAngelo icon_wink.gif with that being said Every business has a lows and sometimes we just have to go through the storm. But advertising is your best bet. and here is a web page site to create a web page that may help as well. It is called webs.com Here you can create a website for free "free is always nice advertising" and there is a limit but you can always purchase more. After your page is done you can go to google and the rest of the web search engines and apply to have your business advertised on theose engines. I agree that FB is a good Free site to and that is where I have placed monthly avertisments of what's coming up (10% off month of Septerber, 6 free cupcakes with an order over $75.bucks) that kinda thing may help and definatley can't hurt. HTH



Thank you so much for all your advice..I've been taking everyones advice and trying to do a little of this and a little of that. Please check out my page again...I updated it. Revamped it completely!! =)
post #55 of 79
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Originally Posted by Crazboutcakes

Well I have read all these posts and all I can say is WOW! On a good note I also looked at your site and I agree that your cartoon pic is a little risky but so was the statue of MichaelAngelo icon_wink.gif with that being said Every business has a lows and sometimes we just have to go through the storm. But advertising is your best bet. and here is a web page site to create a web page that may help as well. It is called webs.com Here you can create a website for free "free is always nice advertising" and there is a limit but you can always purchase more. After your page is done you can go to google and the rest of the web search engines and apply to have your business advertised on theose engines. I agree that FB is a good Free site to and that is where I have placed monthly avertisments of what's coming up (10% off month of Septerber, 6 free cupcakes with an order over $75.bucks) that kinda thing may help and definatley can't hurt. HTH



Thank you so much for all your advice..I've been taking everyones advice and trying to do a little of this and a little of that. Please check out my page again...I updated it. Revamped it completely!! =)
post #56 of 79
Hi, hope you don't mind me joining late to the party, but your initial post sounded like a cry for help and you sounded lovely. I've read through all the replies and have had a look at your revised website. If your looking for honesty then I would say that the colour green does not make me smile , a jolly website for cakes should engage you immediately - pink, blue, pastels etc are best - and like some of the others , I love you original cartoon work, it looks like you and you obviously chose it for a reason, the one you have now looks like a bottle of wine or a vase and doesn't tell me what you do - which is, make fab cakes. I'm currently having my website graphically updated as I thinks it's cluttered and not professional enough, we did it ourselves - the next one will be just as pretty but sleeker. Your website should reflect you and the cartoon, in my eyes, didn't have any sexual connotations and your name is quirky and should get people's attention.
Definitely join a local business group, share ideas and concerns, there are lots of local supportive groups here in the uk (cake eaters anonymous) - why not start up your own .

Take a look at mine - like I said, needs a good tweak but right now I thinks it's better to have one up linked to your FB page and Twitter etc do not try and compete with Cake Boss, after reading reviews they don't seem to be 'all that'.

Good luck

www.cheshirecatcakeco.co.uk
post #57 of 79
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Originally Posted by Francesca13

If your looking for honesty then I would say that the colour green does not make me smile , a jolly website for cakes should engage you immediately - pink, blue, pastels etc are best - and like some of the others , I love you original cartoon work, it looks like you and you obviously chose it for a reason, the one you have now looks like a bottle of wine or a vase and doesn't tell me what you do - which is, make fab cakes.


To be honest I didn't even notice the logo at the top, I agree reworking it so it looks more like a cake would be better, especially since your logo should go on all your products, invoices, marketing materials, etc. If anything it is too understated, you can draw more attention to it by increasing the size and using it as a base for the name of the business. The tagline also needs to be changed or removed entirely (professional copy rarely includes exclamation points).

But I think the green color scheme works great and gives the site a more upscale feel, which I assume is what OP is going for. Blue or pink would clash with the new "classy" design.
post #58 of 79
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Originally Posted by Francesca13

If your looking for honesty then I would say that the colour green does not make me smile , a jolly website for cakes should engage you immediately - pink, blue, pastels etc are best - and like some of the others , I love you original cartoon work, it looks like you and you obviously chose it for a reason, the one you have now looks like a bottle of wine or a vase and doesn't tell me what you do - which is, make fab cakes.


To be honest I didn't even notice the logo at the top, I agree reworking it so it looks more like a cake would be better, especially since your logo should go on all your products, invoices, marketing materials, etc. If anything it is too understated, you can draw more attention to it by increasing the size and using it as a base for the name of the business. The tagline also needs to be changed or removed entirely (professional copy rarely includes exclamation points).

But I think the green color scheme works great and gives the site a more upscale feel, which I assume is what OP is going for. Blue or pink would clash with the new "classy" design.
post #59 of 79
Your flyers: maybe you can pass them out at wedding expos?
post #60 of 79
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Originally Posted by Francesca13

Hi, hope you don't mind me joining late to the party, but your initial post sounded like a cry for help and you sounded lovely. I've read through all the replies and have had a look at your revised website. If your looking for honesty then I would say that the colour green does not make me smile , a jolly website for cakes should engage you immediately - pink, blue, pastels etc are best - and like some of the others , I love you original cartoon work, it looks like you and you obviously chose it for a reason, the one you have now looks like a bottle of wine or a vase and doesn't tell me what you do - which is, make fab cakes. I'm currently having my website graphically updated as I thinks it's cluttered and not professional enough, we did it ourselves - the next one will be just as pretty but sleeker. Your website should reflect you and the cartoon, in my eyes, didn't have any sexual connotations and your name is quirky and should get people's attention.
Definitely join a local business group, share ideas and concerns, there are lots of local supportive groups here in the uk (cake eaters anonymous) - why not start up your own .

Take a look at mine - like I said, needs a good tweak but right now I thinks it's better to have one up linked to your FB page and Twitter etc do not try and compete with , after reading reviews they don't seem to be 'all that'.

Good luck

www.cheshirecatcakeco.co.uk



Goodness, your super sweet, I absolutely love that idea about (cake eaters anonymous) I just turned and told my hubby about it! Definitely looking into that. I always stood out like a sore thumb anywhere I go...Im going to post a pic just to show that I really don't mix in anywhere I go around where I live lol.....So I sort of wanted my business to be the same. I love being the sore thumb, it made me different. Thank you for taking the time out to make this recommendation to me... =)
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