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Forum: Technology 08-04-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,778
Posted By JoshOnTech
I second the trackball mouse. Logitech M570 I've...

I second the trackball mouse. Logitech M570 I've been using for years and no wrist pain working 14+ hours a day 6 days a week. Plus you don't need a mousepad and can use it in the truck or on a...
Forum: Technology 08-04-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Seo
Views: 1,443
Posted By JoshOnTech
http://www.***.com/ These guys are based out...

http://www.***.com/

These guys are based out of Colombia but the owners lived in US/Canada most of their lives. Prices are great and they do high quality SEO work. They reply to email quite...
Forum: Business 08-04-2017, 01:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,643
Posted By JoshOnTech
and to that picture, wow. I never thought this...

and to that picture, wow. I never thought this thread would come to this.. haha
Forum: Business 08-04-2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,643
Posted By JoshOnTech
Hm, there's a big split here. I mean, I'm...

Hm, there's a big split here.

I mean, I'm thinking the people on either side aren't "better" contractors than the other? I'm wondering if it's even possible to say someone should or shouldn't,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-04-2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,653
Posted By JoshOnTech
What are the hardest parts of your job?

For me the hardest parts were:

1) Doing marketing and consultations while a job is rolling. As a smaller company my time was always used up by the fire of the day. This meant there was very little...
Forum: Technology 08-04-2017, 01:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,210
Posted By JoshOnTech
I guess that depends on what you're trying to...

I guess that depends on what you're trying to achieve. I used to use custom Excel spreadsheets and I know a lot of guys do also.

How exactly do you do estimating currently?
What parts are the...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-04-2017, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By JoshOnTech
Contractor turned programmer

Hey everyone! I used to be a reno contractor for mid-sized residential jobs. About 3 years ago I started learning web development (things like how to build contractortalk.com from scratch).

Being...
Forum: Business 08-03-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,643
Posted By JoshOnTech
My experience is very similar so I agree with...

My experience is very similar so I agree with this. The things about working for them again and them telling referrals to haggle are great points too.
Forum: Business 08-03-2017, 04:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,643
Posted By JoshOnTech
Hah, yeah that sounds like a great business you...

Hah, yeah that sounds like a great business you run. Glad you found what works!
Forum: Business 08-03-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,643
Posted By JoshOnTech
One time I quoted $22k and came down to a job...

One time I quoted $22k and came down to a job price of $20k. Should have left about $7k for me. Start the job everything's okay. Then the guy starts demanding small things. Okay, but not...
Forum: Business 08-03-2017, 10:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,643
Posted By JoshOnTech
Yes that is exactly what I meant. The different...

Yes that is exactly what I meant. The different perspectives are great though.. good to think about
Forum: Business 08-03-2017, 10:08 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,643
Posted By JoshOnTech
I wasn't trying to jab, I've been in the...

I wasn't trying to jab, I've been in the situation many times where I really needed the money and was willing to take on "haggling" or "negotiating" customers. And I don't think there's any shame in...
Forum: Business 08-03-2017, 12:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,643
Posted By JoshOnTech
Yes someone will. I just found building up the...

Yes someone will. I just found building up the confidence and policy to give the best price I was willing to up front set a level of respect and trust. I also found clients that tried to negotiate...
Forum: Business 08-03-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,643
Posted By JoshOnTech
How to be firm on *no* price negotiations

I found negotiations with clients on price was always a slippery slope. In case it's useful to someone, here's a way to be firm in emails, on a website or on a bid:

Our company aims to provide...
Forum: Marketing & Sales 08-01-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By JoshOnTech
I have a bit of feedback even though it looks...

I have a bit of feedback even though it looks great!

- The popup after 30 or so seconds is a little off-putting. If Iím still browsing and havenít decided yet, the popup is just an annoyance to an...
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