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Why I don't want to design your first website

At Mode Effect we love building websites for businesses.  But I have to be honest, sometimes it’s best if you design your first website for your business.  The reason is that you can learn a lot for what works for your business.  An effective website is not a one size fits all solution.  So it’s important…

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Why I don’t want to design your first website

At Mode Effect we love building websites for businesses.  But I have to be honest, sometimes it’s best if you design your first website for your business.  The reason is that you can learn a lot for what works for your business.  An effective website is not a one size fits all solution.  So it’s important…

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How to get your non-profit website re-design right

If your non-profit has a website, it’s likely you may have come through that process with some challenges.  You’re all the better for it since you know what to do more efficiently next time with your website.  So you might even be ready to consider a website re-design.  It’s important to take what you’ve learned and…

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Website design is a commodity

Getting a website live has never been easier for most people. We’re now in the age where website design is a commodity. I hear the commercials everyday on the radio.  I see the commercials on at the gym and they carry the same message: “get a beautiful website online in less than __ minutes.”  Seems…

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Design happiness for the present

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” -Jim Rohn Design happiness for the present.  Not just the future.  Achieve your goals by doing what’s necessary to succeed. Cody Landefeldco-founder at Mode Effect. ECommerce consultant. Coram deo.More Posts – Twitter – LinkedIn

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Do you Trust Your Website Designer?

Question: Who do you trust? Unfortunately, trust is such an abused word.  Many succumb to the belief that you can’t trust anyone.  Many entrepreneurs have a skewed view on trust. Consequently, the question moves beyond who do you trust, to who can you trust?  Or more specifically, who can you trust with your business’ success?…

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codyL on the Matt Report WordPress Podcast

I was featured on the Matt Report today.  What is the Matt Report?  It’s a WordPress business podcast for entrepreneurs, startups, and freelancers.  Matt and his team have put together a fantastic offering of resources for WordPress companies and have a premium offering in addition to great free content.  Check out the video archive below from…

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How much does it cost to build a website?

The cost of getting a website built can be confusing! It’s the wild west out here.  With so much of a price gap that you as the client can easily get confused.  For some companies, it’s a race to the bottom with pre-made “one-size-fits-all” websites, large advertising agencies who charge a ton, and everything else…

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Value Time Over Money

As a business owner you know that time is greatest constraint we face.  There are too many examples of how the need for time and time management can help or stall our business.  One observation I have continually is how people value their money over their time. Do you value time over money? As a…

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Does your website market your business?

That’s a loaded question.  You may see the value of having a website, but how much value does it provide to your business?  Have you truly considered the cost, time, and energy savings that it truly can bring to your business?  If you’ve been in business long enough you should understand that it’s crucial to…

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