I’ve never offered before because I wasn’t sure I’d have time, but now that I’ve got the next few months kind of layed out – and since it’s quite easy for me, I think I’ll be able to help some people get up and running online.
If you need help getting your blog set up and you have no idea how to go about it. I can help you get it set up on Blogger or WordPress.
If you’re a newbie – you’re much better off to go with Blogger as it will seem more intuitive to you – you’ll understand most of the buttons and links on the Blogger “Dashboard”, more than you will at WordPress – which I’m still having trouble understanding. Their layout is ridiculous, but finally I’ve gotten it down a bit. I’d say I’m 80% on WordPress and 100% on Blogger.
If you know you want a blog and you need some specific help give me a write at thaipulse ~at~ gmail ~ com and I’ll help you set it up. I’ll charge a nominal 1000 baht by ATM transfer to do it as it will take some time – mostly explaining to new blog owners what they need to do to post, add photos, add it to their web site, etc.
If you want to add a blog to a new or existing web site I can help you – but it would be a bit more – 2000 baht as I’ll need to log into your web hosting account and manipulate subdomains and domain name service settings with Blogger. With WordPress you can host the entire blog – files and all at your site either at the main url (www.yourmainurl.com) or at a subdomain like “http://blog.yourmaindomain.com”.
This has nothing to do with joining the ThaiPulse network – which is only for established writers and/or bloggers that need a quality outlet for their work.
I’ll also offer to help people set up web sites of any size. Fees are variable as it depends entirely on your expectations and how much I will need to do… like optimizing photos, videos, optimizing for a specific purpose, etc. A small site of 5-10 pages should be 5000 – 10000 baht.
A medium site of 50-70 pages quite a bit more. I’ll guess 60,000 baht. A site of 100+ pages would be something along the lines of paying my salary for 2 months while I work on it (100-150,000 baht). I’ll optimize the sites for Google searches and also give you a lot of tips about how to keep Google happy.
Payment terms are always: Pay 1/2, I’ll deliver the first half. If you like, pay the second half and I’ll complete it. There’s no change from this plan as it’s worked over the 6 years I’ve helped people with their projects. The key to a successful working relationship is that you be as clear as humanly possible what it is you want – and you tell me everything. We write everything down and agree on the points. I give you a quote and you accept it or go find someone to do it cheaper. And you can… I’m cheap in terms of American money where I used to do this for $40-60 dollars per hour… now you’re getting it really cheap. BUT, you’ll find Thais’ or expats here that will do it for very cheap – and yet you’ll end up with just that. I’d rather not do anything cheap and create something cheap. What for? There’s enough of that online here!
OK, that’s it. I’ve been getting a few requests for helping folks since I’ve been talking about blogging and optimization and other topics. Let me know if you need something, I’ll see if I can help.