Category Archives: Website Design

How to Make Your Internet Coupons Printable

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Here is some handy code to add to your website to make it easier for your customers to print your internet coupons. It allows them to print only the coupon image and not the rest of the page.

Add this javascript in between the <head> tags:

<script language=”JavaScript”>
<!–
function print_iframe(frame_name) {
var iFrm = frames[frame_name];
if (iFrm) {
iFrm.focus(); //IE requirement
iFrm.print();
}
}
//–>
</script>

Add this iframe code where you want your coupon:

<iframe src=”YOUR COUPON IMAGE LOCATION” name=”x11″ id=”x11″ width=”WIDTH” height=”HEIGHT” marginwidth=”0″ marginheight=”0″ align=”middle” frameborder=”0″></iframe>
<br><a href=”javascript:void print_iframe(‘x11’)”>Print This Ad</a>

Make sure you put the image’s width and height in the iframe code so the coupon will show up without any funky borders or scrolling.

Here is an example of the script in use:
http://insideedgeskiandbike.com/retail.cfm

Give it a try. More scripts to come!

Professionals – How to Brand Yourself for $10

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This technique works equally well for insurance professionals, financial planners, and mortgage professional, but we will be concentrating on real estate agents in this example.

In the real estate business, your name is often your brand. Your business cards have a big picture of your smiling face, all of your broker’s ads list your name.

One of the best ways to brand yourself locally is to get your own name as a domain name. You can brand yourself for the cost of a domain name, which runs about $10. The best part is, you don’t need a website!

It is also a reality that real estate agents don’t always stick with the same broker, or they leave to start their own brokerage. You might work at a few agencies before you find a place you’re comfortable with. Having your own name as a domain name allows you to move to the next level of employment, but still retain your brand.

You can still use your broker’s website to show your listings. All you have to do is point your name domain to your “page” on your broker’s site.

Registering a domain is easy and only costs about $10.  I use GoDaddy for all of my domains, and I find them to be very reliable.

Just go to http://godaddy.com and enter your name  in the box.

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If your name is already taken try these ideas:

  • add a “-” in between your first name and last name
  • try adding your profession or state after your name (ex. johnsmithsc.com)
  • come up with a memorable phrase with your name in it (ex. johnsmithsells.com, justaskjohn.com, goseejohn.com)

Follow the order process and you will get an email with your login details. Go back to GoDaddy, and login to your account. Once logged in, click “Domain Manager” on the left to see the options for your domain.

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Then select your domain and you will be taken to the page where you can set up your domain to redirect to your broker’s website (or your specific agent listings on their site).  Click on the “Domain is not forwarded” link.

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The window below will slide into view, and you can add the website you want to forward to.  The box is grey-out, so you need to click the “Enable forwarding” check box. Then click the “301 moved permanently” button. Click the OK button and you’re done!

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If you ever have to change the website your domain name will forward to, just edit it here.

Now you can confidently brand your business cards, newspaper ads, etc. with your very own name!

Need more ideas? Click the “Need an idea?” link above.