How to Make $750/hr as a Web Designer

Jan07

Yes, you read that right. We recently landed a new client, worked a few hours on an emergency that they were having and received a check for $1,500.

What was my secret? Simply picking up the phone at 8:00pm.

You see, my office phone is always available to me. Altera Web is not your typical 9-5 web design shop. We work when our clients need us to work. If we have a deadline to meet, the time and day are not important. What’s important is doing the work we promised in the time that we promised it.

make money at web designI received a call recently from a local business that was having serious SSL issues on one of their client’s websites. They tried to fix it internally and could not. Desperate for help quickly, she looked online for local web design companies and found Altera Web.

She explained the issue and was willing to pay top dollar for a fix that evening. So we worked on the issue THAT NIGHT. Not the next day. Not when our schedule allowed it.

And in a few hours, we had the issue resolved. Although the client said they would pay X for the fix (much more than the $1500), I was not comfortable taking that amount and we settled at the final amount.

So now I have a happy client. And they have a happy client.

Simply because I picked up the phone when most web design companies would not.

Separate yourselves from the pack and you’ll be amazed at what can happen.

Building a Customized PDF Product Catalog

Jan05

In 2014, we landed a very exciting project. The company was one of the largest food packaging companies in the world and they needed their website rebuilt.

As part of the rebuild, they requested a very interesting feature. They wanted their customers to be able to come online, search through their 500+ products and then create a PDF catalog of the products that were selected. Previously, the customer could only download their full catalog. But what if they were only interested in bowls or glassware or silverware?

That’s where we came in. At Altera Web, we love nothing more than a challenge and if I don’t say so myself, we absolutely nailed it.

Step 1: Customer comes to site and using multiple filters we set up, selects the products and categories they are interested in.

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Step 2: Customer adds desired products to catalog.

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Step 3: Customer reviews the catalog items before printing.

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Step 4: Customer adds their company name and creates the catalog. A PDF is created. Everyone lives happily ever after.

Click here to view an example of the customized PDF catalog.

This is a win-win for everybody. The customer has a beautiful catalog and the client hopefully has happy customer and increased sales.

If you are interested in learning more, please contact us.

Are You Looking for a Website for Under $1,000?

Aug07

Inexpensive Website

We understand that not everyone has the same budget.

We understand that not everyone has the same needs.

We understand that not everyone has the same skills.

When it comes to getting a website, many of you are looking for three things:

1. It must be simple.
2. It must be professional.
3. It must be affordable.

Yes…you CAN get a professional website that is also affordable.

Let me introduce you to a new service coming in early 2015. It’s called “3 Page Plus” and it is brought to you by the good folks at Altera Web. Yep…that’s us!!

You get a fully customized WordPress website. You get full training on how to maintain it. You get SEO tips.

Plus…you get a whole lot more. (That’s where the PLUS comes in!)

All for under $500 with NO MONTHLY FEES…EVER.

We build it…you own it.

Head on over to 3pageplus.com and leave your email address for us. When we’re ready to launch, you will receive a 20% discount off of your website.

Happy trails.

An Ecommerce Website Built by this Philadelphia Web Agency

Jun11

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There is only one reason why we haven’t blogged in six months. Holy moly, have we been busy!

We have been working on such an interesting range of products. From an inventory management system, to an event management system, to a plethora of websites, we have been cranking out work in 2014. Yes, we love being busy.

Today, I’d like to introduce a site we’ve been working on for several months. It’s a full ecommerce site, based in WordPress, utilizing a fully customized WooCommerce plugin. Jennifer’s Way Bakery is a small, amazing retail bakery in New York City. But they are going big time by opening a 13,000 square food facility so they can ship their goodies nationwide.

And they called on Altera Web to create their online presence.

They have been wonderful to work with and I wish them all of the success in the world.

JennifersWayBakery.com…check it out.

Philadelphia Web Design Company Creates New Website for Global Company

Jun03

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A professional, high-end website? Check.

An e-commerce platform? Check.

A members only section with chat rooms and live webinars? Check.

A site with multiple language translations? Check.

The Institute for Global Student Success has recently hired Altera Web, a Philadephia-based web design company, to build the ideal solution for their new venture.

We couldn’t be more excited. We love being part of start-ups and get totally revved up by being a part of their success.

We take it as a personal victory as well and even do a victory dance around our office.

We will be adding functionality to the site as the summer months go on.

Feel free to check out our progress at https://globalstudentsuccess.com.

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