This market has been bad on my personal and professional life. My business has run out of money and I am being forced to cut all costs where possible.
I have been on the fence about this, but I think I am going to end hosting my website online. At $60 a year, it isn’t that bad really for what I get. I would rather pay for it out of my own personal money to keep it going, but I need to really start separating my business and personal expenses.
I have only really found 1 client due to my website. While that client was a large one, with almost 50 transfers, but it hasn’t really been a big income maker in the long run.
Since I am going back to school and trying to focus on other projects more, I don’t think it’s completely necessary to have a website. Most of my clients are referred by word of mouth. It will just feel weird to not have a @lmlvideoservices.com email address anymore. I try to be as “official” as possible, and I think that in itself gives me a touch of professionalism.
I think once I have a better website designed, and enough money in the bank I will re-start lmlvideoservices.com. It just doesn’t seem feasible at this moment to keep it.
I want to make it clear that I am not “giving up,” I am just closing my website. I will still be working on ROX, and transferring all kinds of media to current (and future) formats. I will probably list updates on this blog from now on.
In an odd note, I got a job copying DVDs for a faculty member here at the Kelley School of Business. He came to the TS department to have DVDs copied, but he needed more than our policy allows. With permission from my boss, I was able to offer my services – as long as I offered an alternative, such as another department within IU.
He accepted my offer, and I should be finished tomorrow.