Is your webmaster robbing you blind?
Published: July 25, 2018

Is your webmaster robbing you blind
Is your webmaster robbing you blind

You have to be very careful when dealing with random webmasters you find on the internet. Webmasters are like used car salesmen, they say whatever they want to say to get the job. In an industry where there is no oversight or certifications required, you have no idea of the qualifications of your prospective webmaster.

Here are some rules you should consider to protect yourself.

Rule 1: Make sure they speak English (or your native language) as a first language. Communication is the hardest part. If you are not sure if your webmaster understands what you want, what are the chances of it working out.

Rule 2: Feel Them out a bit. Speak to them on the phone, feel them out. See if you click with them. Ask them some questions and see how they answer them. If you do not like the answers, move on.

Rule 3: Location. If you are in North America, your webmaster should also be in North America. It sometimes seems that cut rates are attractive from webmasters across the globe but it rarely works out. The language, time zone and cultural differences are too great to overcome.

Rule 4: References. Check out their references, testimonials and third party reviews. Be careful on the fake reviews that are easy to spot.

Example: "They are great", John, New York. This review is way too short. There is no full name, No phone number or email address. There is no date or website address of the customer. This review has zero value. Third party reviews from Google reviews and other third party review sites have much more weight.

Rule 5: Monthly fee scam. Do not get trapped into the monthly fee scam. It seems like the webmaster is doing you a favor by giving you a flat fee every month. This seems like a good idea so you can budget your cash flow. How it really works is as follows, you pay a flat fee every month whether your webmaster does any work or not. Usually it is something like $120.00 per month. For that you will receive two hours of work. If you go over, you pay more. If you don't use it, you still pay. It is way better for the customer to go 100% pay per use.

Rule 6: Experience. Like every other industry, experience is king. It's not a good idea to trust your business venture to a brand new recent graduate as that person will have no experience or track record. Maybe they will be great but most likely they won't have the tools necessary to do a professional job.

Always remember that your website is a reflection of your business. If it isn't very good, you can chase your potential customers away before you ever have the chance to speak to them.

Contact us at the computer geek, we will take care of your website so you can sleep better at night.



Customer Reviews:

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We were in a pinch and needed a new website built
We were in a pinch and needed a new website built fast. We stumbled upon The Computer Geek and reached out to them for a consultation. After the first call we felt it was a no brainier to go with them to build our site. The professionalism was second to none. Rich and his team built our new site with lightning speed and provided exceptional communication. We love the new website! Thank you for your professionalism, amazing communication, and always going above and beyond for us. We look forward to working with you in the future.
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Keith BERARD
keith.berard@gmail.com
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heck.. I sell car parts.. make special car parts v
heck.. I sell car parts.. make special car parts very, very well...... BUT.. I'm pretty bad when it comes to being a computer guy.. I just don't know.. don't have the time.... and till now our oscommerce sites were increasingly not really being maintained.. I NEEDED HELP.. BUT . WHO DO YOU TRUST..?? Somehow I found Rich.. MY ADVICE is don't look around.. get onto Rich.. be polite.. his bills are ok.. and his service excellent. 5 star.
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Dave Clee
pwdistribution@gmail.com
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I do not often write reviews however I felt I shou
I do not often write reviews however I felt I should with Computer Geek. I have a fair knowledge of servers and php code that I have built up since 2003. I had spent some days trying to get a new bit of stock control software to work. Having narrowed down what was causing the problem and with a few alterations managed to bring the entire site down. I am laughing about it now but 20 minutes ago I was almost sick. Having spent an hour trying to fix it or undo the damage with no success, I contacted Richard and within 2 minutes the site was up and running and within 10 minutes the bit of software I had been trying to get to work now works. Thank you again Richard
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James ORourke
sales@earth-systems.co.uk
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Due to the positive experience we had with Mr. Ric
Due to the positive experience we had with Mr. Rich Agnew project manager, I am writing this unsolicited strong recommendation on behalf of Mr. Rich Agnew who is a project manager at The Computer Geek Company. It is a genuine pleasure to write this unsolicited letter for Mr. Rich Agnew, who is an exceptional and talented person who has repeatedly helped us with our website that stop working with Go Daddy. Before meeting and talking to Rich Agnew, we had a horrible experience with trying to find assistance in repairing our website. No one would help, they wanted to rebuild the entire website for thousands of dollars, their estimate of costs was so unreasonable we were just going to shut down the website, we felt we could not trust anyone because of what seemed to us was smoke and mirrors, and a lack of follow-up on calling us back. Despite not knowing Mr. Rich Agnew for only a brief time, I can firmly say in all the 40 years of my practice, Rich has been consistently trustworthy with his judgment and exceptionally speedy with the completion of the project. I feel I can apply a reliable yardstick in assessing Rich, especially since I was a Professor in the Doctoral Program at Nova University School of Professional Psychology for over 12 years. I have published over 40 scientific articles, written a book, have been in practice for over 40 years as a licensed psychologist in the state Florida, I have been a member of over 15 insurance networks in which I specialize in the treatment of children, adults, seniors and cancer patients. Finally, at the age of 69 you can imagine how many issues I have dealt with in my life and homes. Rich is the first project manager I have ever written an unsolicited letter of recommendation. In our transactions with Rich Agnew, he has always impressed us with his expertise, competence, and his handling difficult problems. He provided all the options, recommended the best option, and carried through the project better than we expected; this is extremely rare in our society. He is mature, handled all the computer and website problems, he is dedication and has excellent corporate skills; he is caring and has an exceptional high ethical standard. I may regret ever saying all this because then he will be moved. I highly recommend Rich Agnew without any reservations. Furthermore, I know we will be contacting him yet again because of his superb excellence and honesty.
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Grant A. Killian, Ph.D.
grant@killianphd.com
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"Rich responded to my chat inquiry and answered my
"Rich responded to my chat inquiry and answered my phone call immediately and had the move completed by the time i got back from lunch. Hands down the best experience I've had with a service provider and I won't bother looking anywhere else when my company needs this kind of help in the future."
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Darrin Wenstrand
darrin@tpai.com
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The Computer Geek team got my website up and runni
The Computer Geek team got my website up and running again within just a few hours. I was dead in the water and on a time constraint. Not knowing where to turn, I luckily found this great team and they solved my problem! Thank you guys!
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Robert Alvarado
rwalvo@gmail.com
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I had an issue with my website's php code (whateve
I had an issue with my website's php code (whatever that is) ??. I also needed to update my php without crashing it. I had no idea who to turn to and feared an expensive price. Somehow, I found the computer-geek. It was fixed and updated in no time without draining my wallet. I am very pleased with the service and will certainly be recommending these guys and using them again for sure!
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Pat Studstill
pat.studstill@gmail.com
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Great service, received a response within minutes.
Great service, received a response within minutes. Problem solved next day! Prices are reasonable. Very happy! Thank you Rich.
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Shady Azer
shadya@concordeworldwide.com
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The computer geeks are gifted editors who strives
The computer geeks are gifted editors who strives to add excellence into all the work they do. They have worked with me on a pitch project for my comic book and I re-hired them to work with me on a feature film, CRY. The film genre was found footage so editing was a serious undertaking in order to change the film from watchable to enjoyable. They were patient with re-edits, fair and professional in their invoices, and added their own unique take on the film's final look. I would hire them again, in fact I plan on doing so in the near future.
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Octavius Ra
r@orapictures.com
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Rich, you're the best! You kept this about the pro
Rich, you're the best! You kept this about the project, not the $$$. Your price was extremely fair. My site was down-for-the-count; and you got it back up within one hour of my initial call. I hope I don't come off racist, but it was great to hear someone who can speak english on the other end of my call. You understood my dilemma and fixed it! I'm keeping your number, buddy! Thanks again.
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George Busateri
gbusateri@att.net
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