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So, I decided to invest in a square so I can accept credit/debit cards for a number of reasons.

I'm hoping this encourages people to contact me by phone and enlarges the area of customers I can potentially reach.

What do you think? Effective?

Also, I've made a bunch of changes to my website. I was going to have everything on separate pages, but it was suggested to me to keep it simple and keep it all on one page.

Please feel free to check it out and give me some feedback...or pass it on to someone you may know who could use my services.

www.thetechytutor.com

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Old 07-07-2020, 02:43 PM
 
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I am no expert, but I think it looks great. It is clean, simple, and easy to read. I bet you will be getting busy soon.
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I think your website is simple, but that's a good thing! I hate it when websites are cluttered.
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I LOVE your name Techy Tutor

A couple of suggestions.

At the 2nd page maybe add some kind of graphic like a picture or an icon.

In the bio part I think it could be shortened and reworded in a couple of places.

I think that saying "16 years in education" would be more appealing to some adult learners than "elementary school for 16 years". Also, since you are aiming towards paying clients, I think references to friends and family should be reworded using more generic terms.

I really liked the red lettered part that explained specific services and the Google credentials.

It's been so fun watching your journey and seeing such great progress!
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Thank you for the suggestions. I’ll go back and look at them.


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I love it! Very professional. And I especially love that you’re offering advice in person AND by phone.

I agree about that first sentence. Maybe ‘I’ve been a teacher for 16 years and have discovered....’ Fewer words, make it tight and memorable.

This is a purely personal wince: I’m not a fan of that centered paragraph. How does it look with left margin?

I love the box with your list of possible needs. No job too small will appeal to people like me who can barely phrase our questions.
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It is so fun to see your progress! The website looks really good, clean, and easy to find out info. Being able to accept credit/debit card is probably a good move.

Depending on how you want to come across, maybe consider switching to third person voice instead of first. (Nikki has 16 years experience in education. Along the way she discovered a love for technology...etc. Also, “Cash, debit/credit or PayPal accepted” rather than “I accept...”)
I think it sounds a little more professional that way.

Good luck! I expect you’ll soon be busy with clients!
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Looks great! You are on it.

*I love that you have the google form for clients to fill out.

*Is that your personal email address? If yes, have you considered creating one with your business name? Ex: Techytutor@gmail.com

*You have 3 Ls in the word all

*The way you've taken off with this is so inspiring. Here's to your success!
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Are you interested in doing websites for people?
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Old 07-07-2020, 04:43 PM
 
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You guys made me feel so good. I was just told my website looks unappealing and amateurish. Shows you can’t please everyone. And that my services are too basic. Ummm...that’s the point.

I like the idea of 3rd person. I’ll rewrite it and see how it sounds.

Thank you for correcting the typo. I didn’t like how the payment sounded. Your idea is better.

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I like your website, and square is a great idea. I struggled with Google docs and slides (kind of gave up actually) during remote teaching, so I'm in your target audience! I guess I was a little confused looking on your home page about exactly what your service is about. It was clear on the Introduction page, though. So maybe a sentence right on the home page summarizing what you are all about. Good luck to you.
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Old 07-07-2020, 04:54 PM
 
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I like the simplicity, too. It looks nice on a phone. I'd have a separate services page and keep the introduction about you, with the suggestions offered. I'd have a short blurb about your business on the front page- like your "elevator speech" about your business, but shorter.
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Way to go, GG!
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Since you may be getting a lot of older clients, is there a way to use a larger font? When you hit a certain age, I'm told one's arms often get too short.

How about a space for reviews?

I love that you're keeping things on one page.

Last edited by bookgeek59; 07-07-2020 at 05:16 PM.. Reason: I just saw your rates are listed- My bad!
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Old 07-07-2020, 05:17 PM
 
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I like the website. Uncluttered and easy to use. I would take out elementary and just use teacher. Some people have a bias - they think elementary teachers as only able to deal with little kids.

Do you have a community newsletter that you can post your info.
Maybe submit a feature story on how you can help parents navigate issues with distance learning?
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Old 07-07-2020, 05:28 PM
 
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I like your business name and the uncluttered site. I would add a short description of what you do to your home page. I would make a separate more detailed page about what services you offer. I agree to make your bio/qualifications page separate also. I would add a more tech oriented background (maybe like a circuit board, computer, phones, etc.). Right now it looks pretty generic and doesn't say technology to me. Good luck with your business!
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I like the look as a whole
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but agree with a PP that a larger/bolder font would be appreciated by your potential clientele.

Also, I would change the name of Tab 2 to "Services" or "Services offered" since you opted to leave it all on one page. Maybe even move the Intro stuff back to the Home Page beneath the contact info.

I think Simple is best due to your projected audience.

You can always wait and add Reviews and more at a later date.

Because you will be dealing with folks who potentially are not techy at all, I would also go totally no tech and make a flyer with the Services offered and your contact info to post around town. Post at the grocery stores, laundry mats, Senior Center, YMCA/Community Center, etc. You could even hit up local restaurants, hardware stores, thrift stores, hair salons, barbers, pet stores, the Vet, and similar. Anywhere people gather--most have a place in the front window or a dedicated bulletin board for flyers. Just a thought.
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