• 2 New Customers..

    From Mike Dippel@454:1/393 to All on Fri Aug 11 19:05:34 2023
    I have been doing website design and hosting for more years than I can count, but had
    never done any for published authors.

    I received a long-distance call from a friend of a friend that knew I liked designing
    websites. He has written several books of poetry and needed a website. He doesn't
    own a computer and is dependent on his daughter when she comes to visit him to get
    me updates for the site, so it isn't going to o quickly.

    Then, last week I got call from a neighbor who is having a book published and she needs
    a website. That's 2 sites for publishers in less than a week! Her site is fairly complete
    and can be found at: https://joanesser.com/

    It's much easier t design a site when the client can meet with you than to do a Zoom
    whenever the daughter has some free time. Joan specifically wanted the site exactly the
    way it was done. She and I both got instant gratification as we tweaked the template.

    I don't make much money doing this for friends, but it is something I love to do.

    Mike Dippel

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  • From Mike Powell@454:1/105 to MIKE DIPPEL on Sat Aug 12 08:20:00 2023
    It's much easier t design a site when the client can meet with you than to do Zoom
    whenever the daughter has some free time. Joan specifically wanted the site e
    ctly the
    way it was done. She and I both got instant gratification as we tweaked the t
    plate.

    I don't make much money doing this for friends, but it is something I love to .

    It is nice when one can find a hobby or side-job that they can enjoy like
    that. There are parts of my full-time job that I can enjoy like that, but
    they seem to come more few and far between the longer I have been at it.

    Mike


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  • From Mike Dippel@454:1/393 to Mike Powell on Sat Aug 12 21:35:48 2023
    On 8/12/2023 8:25 AM, Mike Powell wrote to Mike Dippel:

    It's much easier t design a site when the client can meet with you than to do
    Zoom
    whenever the daughter has some free time. Joan specifically wanted the site
    e
    ctly the
    way it was done. She and I both got instant gratification as we tweaked the
    t
    plate.

    I don't make much money doing this for friends, but it is something I love to
    .

    It is nice when one can find a hobby or side-job that they can enjoy like that. There are parts of my full-time job that I can enjoy like that, but they seem to come more few and far between the longer I have been at it.

    Mike

    My real job was law enforcement, but I took a liking to computers before Windows was
    even a thing. I ran a DOS version of Wildcat and learned how to code in the late 80's.

    I ran a web design - web hosting business on a Linux server I purchased from Dell and
    co-located in amongst hundreds of other servers. At one time I had 80 customers. I
    sold my customer base to another designer when I turned 65, but found that I just
    couldn't give it totally.

    8 years later, I still enjoy helping small businesses or local clubs by designing their
    websites.

    I now offer the opportunity to provide customers with there own online Directory
    https://www.directorylist.info/get_your_own_directory/. There are a million ways to
    earn money on the internet, and I try to implement as many as I have time for. For me,
    it IS fun!

    Mike Dippel

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