this thread is for your best tips, for smugmug pro accounts. it's not for customization, co-branding, or css stuff - those can go in the smugmug customization forum. i'm hoping to compile a listing of the best tips to enhance your pro site, make it easier for your customers to find your site, and hopefully, get more business!
i'll start off with a few, please post yours!
have a prominent "contact me" button
if you have a business phone number, use it
an info page - who you are, etc. your credentials
listing references on your site is a big plus
be sure and change your site name in control panel>customize
use captions and keywords to your advantage (google search)
always validate your pricing by logging out, and looking as if you were a client
list the guarantee prominently
if you want absolutely all print sales to be reported, even "at cost" you must add .01 to the pricing (yes i realize this makes it technially, "not" at cost...
check your control panel>print sales daily and send a thank-you email to your customers immediately after you receive an order.
so folks, let's here your tips!
Thanks for pointing me to this posting. I had looked at it before, but don't know how to implement some of them - including the first one. I feel like I'm a bit out of my depth here on some of this. Do you set up the "contact me" button in SMUGMUG?
Many pros who offer the whole product line, or nearly all of it, will prominently feature this page on their site.
Andy, how do i add this page to my site?
Don't forget to change any specific wording you have on your site for "prints only" now. For example, my navbar used to say "Buy Prints" it now says "Buy Photos" and I also updated gallery description language.
On this note will the page http://www.smugmug.com/prints/catalog2.mg be updated at some point to list downloads?
See the product description page, listed here:http://www.dgrin.com/showthread.php?t=39261
Don't forget business cards!
So just for the big dumb guy...if i own wadjelaphotography.com.au (which i do) can i be rid of the word smugmug in my URL name ?
So what if you don't own an URL? Do you have to purchase one to have a custom domain name then?
Jsut go to joker.com (or wherever) buy the domain if avaiable and then your in business?