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[–] Fambida 0 points 30 points (+30|-0) ago 

Call em and ask em for their hours, then sarcastically remark on how you'd have just checked their website, but they don't have one. If they retort that they have a facebook page, that's your opportunity to teach them about the evils of facebook.

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[–] Lobotomy 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

It's not like you're speaking to the manager every time you order a Meat Lover's.

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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

that's your opportunity to teach them about the evils of facebook.

I doubt a business cares about any of that compared to quick and easy tracking of their customers for free.

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[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Mark thinks you're a "dumb fuck" for trusting him.

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[–] WORF_MOTORBOATS_TROI 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

FUCK YOU! FACEBOOK IS A CIA/JIDF HONEYPOT! ONLY FAGGOTS AND DIPSHITS USE FACEBOOK!

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[–] Honey_Pot 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Confirmed.

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[–] fluhthreeex 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sarcastic, yet correct. I'm conflicted as to which button I press.

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[–] GrandmasFacebook 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

Back in the 90's teenagers made a business out of a similar situation. They approached local businesses and offered to create them a website for a fistfull of dollars.

Looks like you are in a prime market for someone to try this again. Especially since domains and web hosting are cheaper than ever.

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[–] GoBackToReddit 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

This is what I would do. Most places that do not have a website of their own do not know how to build one, are afraid of an additional cost and have no idea how much money they are leaving on the table. Getting right down to it, a local only business (where web traffic isn't going to be an issue) can host their site right off their own connection to test the waters... they are already eating that cost monthly. If it pulls in more money, they can switch up to a full hosting service.

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[–] GrandmasFacebook 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Yep, that's what I would do, too. (I'd host them on my own VPS, though) If I wanted some quick money in my hand. Just walk straight up to them and tell them that they could have their own domain and a "direct line" to relevant b2b and webservices. Completely free (in the first year) if they hire me to do the design for them. I assume that most people don't know how cheap it is to host a little web presence.

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[–] waxdino [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Wow, this is a great idea.

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[–] Gorillion 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Don't give them any creative input though. You'll end up submitting multiple entries to Clients From Hell as they stretch the design brief beyond your ability to be profitable, ask for impossible info-dumps, crazy functionality while crying poor all the way. Avoid databases too, as you'll have to train their staff to update menu lists, specials etc which is a nightmare. and anything that breaks will be pinned on you.

Keep them as basic templates. And wash your hands of them afterwards. Don't be their permanently on-call "web guy". Maybe offer a separate yearly update fee.

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[–] Gamio 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Not really, Web design was an open market back in the late 90s because of how new it was but now you'll stumble over thousands if not millions of web site designers who'd happily take your money to make you a website. Fuck you fan find some fairly decent DIY all in one services that will simplify the process enough that anyone with half a brain can pull off an okay looking website, thats where Facebook comes into it because any idiot can use Facebook.

With Facebook its practically free and feeds back into itself by pretending to be where everyone is at all times. Its the idiots idea of that always online always connected internet they heard so much about.

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[–] Honey_Pot 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Websites are a liability now. They must be accessible to everyone, offend no one, include all and not violate numerous silly laws.

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[–] Captain_Faggot 1 points 13 points (+14|-1) ago 

If someone has a fb page I assume they don't understand business. It's a lazy as fuck way to promote yourself and it is tacky as hell.

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[–] Captain_Faggot 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Should have clarified, if they only have a fb page.

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[–] acratus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

This is definitely not the case. Facebook is literally the only way to market to the 55+ crowd on the internet. People make entire careers on Facebook. Facebook certainly isn't for us, but dismissing everyone who uses the platform is naive.

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[–] Mayhawk 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

More alarming is the trend for emergency and other public services to rely on FB pages for releasing information. If you're not logged in half the page is missing and the rest is obscured by a login prompt.

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[–] GrandmasFacebook 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

My ISP reacts faster to tweets than to calls to their hotline.

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[–] ginx2666 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's because your hotline call can begin and end in a hotline call.

Stir shit on kikebook/twatter, reeee and chimp out loud enough, and they're going to lose at least some clients. Better not to take risks. This is our biggest weapon - targeting the brand.

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[–] Lobotomy 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

I'll take 'RSS Feeds' for $1600, Alex. All the fun of getting news from Twitter, but it's existed for like 20 years.

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[–] lord_nougat 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

That's how they tell us we should take our business elsewhere.

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[–] waxdino [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

This is great. I honestly couldn't do it myself (maybe could learn), but know some people who could, whereas I could handle approaching businesses and selling the idea (when they'd probably be too awkward).

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[–] GrandmasFacebook 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You could easily learn how to do it. But why bother, when you are already in a position where you can sell the service for $300* and have someone who would do the work for $200*? Getting the later to do the work for you is just another sales job.

*: I have no idea if those figures are reasonable.

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[–] Talc 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Some are actually closing down their websites and using fb as a replacement. You're not easily going to change their minds, I already tried and was left with the impression that someone is actually promoting this stupidity. Maybe it's facebook themselves?

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[–] RageAgainstTheAmish 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Holy shit I was just complaining about this the other day I'm glad it's resonating

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[–] Slayfire122 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Seriously, have a facebook page but link your site to it.

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[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Probably not. I'm not even going to associate with anyone who "has a facebook". Even if you don't use facebook yourself, all your information those people have about you in their phone or computer is in the file facebook has created on you.

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[–] WORF_MOTORBOATS_TROI 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

They're run by dumbass millenials who dont know anything about how internet works except for facebook, yelp, and instagram

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