Founder of Brotsky, LLC. I have worked with brands like American Express, AT&T, Verisign, Symantec, Howie Mandel, DirecTV, Dan Bilzerian, and many others. Check out my personal website at http://www.brandonbrotsky.com.
I will help you sell your expertises by improving your confidence, giving you sales strategies, and teaching you ways to better manage your business.
I develop creative marketing and engineering strategies using new technologies. In 2008, while in high school, I developed an idea called Brotsky Designs. Brotsky Designs was seeded with an initial investment of $140 to buy a shared hosting plan to build my first website, BrandonBrotsky.com. Fortunately, a few weeks later I made back that $140 on my first project. That one project became three, those three became ten, and those ten became the start of a new business that was able to turn into a team of creative individuals with hundreds of projects and new opportunities daily. Brotsky Designs led to the creation of Brotsky, LLC and for me to become part of other technology-based businesses.
For more information about my experience check out http://www.brandonbrotsky.com.
Together, we could come up with ideas and strategies that will help you grow your online sales. I will share mistakes and success stories of clients of http://www.brotskydesigns.com.
We will find ways to develop:
- Trust with Customers
- Brand Identity
- Search Engine Optimization
- Explore new marketplaces
- Find your target demographic
- PPC (pay per click)
- Social Media Optimization
- Finding ways to appear bigger/smaller than you are
- Identifying marketing flaws
For more information about my experiences please check out http://www.brandonbrotsky.com. Hope to hear from you soon!
A major key to the growth of my career and agency has been establishing a strong personal and business brand that represents my quality, business ethics, and character. Everything from the clothes I wear, the car I drive, to my logo and website design is a representation of myself, and I am constantly looking for ways to improve my personal and business brand.
I help my clients think outside the box with branding, to think not about what they like, but what their customers will like since that's actually what is important. Who is your demographic, what type of quality are these people expecting, and what do these people care about? These are just example questions you should ask yourself when doing branding development.
I look forward to helping you come up with ways to build up your personal or business brand! To see what I have done for myself and my business, please check out http://www.brandonbrotsky.com and http://www.brotskydesigns.com. When you give me a call, I will be happy to explain more about my strategies and techniques.
I have been featured on the WordPress.org Showcase and developed over 350 WordPress websites. My WordPress experience is in the following areas:
- Custom Plugin Development
- Custom Theme Development
- Leveraging Pre-made Plugins
- Theme Marketplaces
- Speed Optimization
- SEO Plugins
- Website Design
- WordPress Theme Architecture
- Child Themes
- PSD to WordPress
Check out http://www.baymediasoft.com, the owner is named Vinay and lives in California which makes communication much easier. My agency has a mix of mostly in-house developers and overseas developers. We leverage Baymediasoft when we don't have the resources to handle a sudden flood of work which tends to happen a lot.
Looks like a great site! Since you have a nich audience I would go after sponsors in the financial space. Maybe find contacts via LinkedIn at a stock brokage to help you find the people you need to talk to. Although some would question your ethics, you have a lot of valuable data, you might be able to sell that data to a company that would find it useful.
This depends on who your client is, how much their revenue is, if the website will give them a ROI (return on investment), and how talented you are.
My agency (https://www.brotskydesigns.com) does pricing based on what we estimate the time commitment will be. If we estimate the job will take 40 hours and our hourly rate is $x we simply charge $x * 40. We make sure to cap off the hours so clients don't take advantage of us and we don't end up stuck in endless projects.
They sure will. Google even has an API for this( https://developers.google.com/custom-search/docs/structured_data#overview ) as does Twitter, YouTube and probably the other sites you are looking into. The major problem you will have is the limits and these services will get pretty expensive fast if you reach them. I would look into something like Apache Solr or Elasticsearch to help you store your results so this is less of an issue. Good luck!
Every business is different, so it's hard to give you an exact answer that works for you but generally, when clients come to my agency (https://www.brotskydesigns.com) we follow these five main points:
1. Collect - We start by research demographics, collect data, etc.
2. Plan and Organize - We come up with a marketing strategy with hit lists, schedules, and budgets.
3. Deployment - We will start our plan and let it take effect.
4. Analyze - We review marketing data and figure out what worked and what didn't work.
5. Repeat - We fix our mistakes and continue doing things that worked.
I hope this helped. :)
I recommend going custom for this stuff. When you start adding plugins for relatively small customized features you end up with a huge mess that will be hard to maintain and could cause bugs in unrelated areas of the site. Creating something like this will be relatively easy with some basic WordPress PHP.
I recommend at least tripling your estimated cost on the project. Tripling allows you to have a potential fallback option if your plan A doesn't work out and gives you enough profit to be able to invest in your business and pay yourself.
Check out these WordPress plugins: https://wordpress.org/plugins/shardb/ and https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/multi-db/
For my agency (https://www.brotskydesigns.com), I found that client logos really help sell us. Customers tend to care about who your company serves more than more important things like quality or value.
For example, our first "big name" was Howie Mandel. We did his website. The website was pretty standard and no different, technically speaking, than any other client we had at the time but since it was a celebrity that most people have heard of we started getting a lot more clients and bigger companies or celebrities started taking us more seriously.
Imagine your best friend is arrested for a crime you know they did not commit, if convicted, they would be sent to jail. You need to hire a lawyer. The lawyers have the same level of experience. The only difference is the price. One is $50/hour, and the other is $600/hour. Which one do you choose? Most people would want the $600/hour lawyer because they are perceived to be higher quality and it gives you the piece of mind that you are doing everything for your friend. This mindset is the same when people buy shirts, food, cars, or services. A cheaper cost leads people to assume there is something wrong with the product.
Our team uses Basecamp and Slack. Both are very easy to use and have a lot of features out of the box.
Basecamp's benefit compared to other project management software is that it is easy to use. We have used other systems with our clients like Jira and iMeet but we found both had a learning curve that was much steeper than Basecamp.
Slack isn't really a project management system but it really helps us with our communication. It allows for "channels" so you could talk about different projects with the same people without confusion. It also has a lot of integrations and will definitely help out a lot. It has an unlimited free trial so there is really no reason not to try it.
Brandon was great! He knows his stuff - call was a great value. Would certainly use him again and recommend.
Brandon was super clear in responses. He cut right to the chase and delivered tremendous value. Thanks Brandon! Look forward to staying in touch!
I highly recommend having a call with Brandon. Brandon is very knowledgable on his subjects and willing to help. Thanks Brandon for sharing your knowledge, it was so helpful.
Brandon gave an in depth and practical advice about cultivating my personal brand. He has helped me better articulate my expertise and persona through strategic use of different digital channels.
Really awesome experience talking to Brandon. I got the feeling that he really genuinely wanted me to do well. His experience with web development is extremely relevant to today's business world. Awesome guy, thanks Brandon!
Brandon is passionate about his work and he is always thinking of new things, no matter of the size of the project. He's all about the team producing high quality, high concept, and high execution work.
Brandon is always super helpful, and willing to get into the details of a project. I've worked with him for several years now, and I'd highly recommend him to anyone.
Brandon certainly lives up to the high praise that he has received from others. He helped clear up many questions I had regarding my new website in a clear and concise manner. Although many of the concepts are foreign to me, Brandon was able to help me understand many things I would have never even thought of otherwise. I'd highly recommend speaking with Brandon for any of your development needs. I know I'll certainly be giving him a call again soon. Thanks again, Brandon!
I was VERY skeptical about paying for business advice but after my amazing call with Brandon I feel like I've got a CONCRETE sense of direction regarding my business goals and next steps on how to bring them to reality. Thank you Brandon! Very much looking forward to our call on Friday!
My conversation with Brandon was extremely rewarding, both personally and professionally. He offered me a few great ideas to expand my personal brand and I look forward to implementing them. He also provided exceptional advice on entrepreneurship, helping me develop a new perspective on myself as a business. I recommend Brandon to anyone looking for branding, business, and entrepreneurial expertise.