What’s New

What’s New At Affordable Websites?

After 20 years in the internet business most companies would start winding down or scaling back. Listed below are the updates and investments in resources our company has made from December 2016 to date.

November 2018 

11-15 – Complete backup of all system files and apps to cloud.

October 2018 

10-29 – Upgraded all systems operating software to the next version up.

10-15 – Installed the new Adobe Suite of applications – https://www.adobe.com/creativecloud/business/teams/features.html

10-15 – Completed the redesign o main website to focus on ecommerce and marketing https://www.affordablewebsites.net/ecommerce.html and https://www.affordablewebsites.net/marketing.html

10-10 – Invested in an additional 2TB Toshiba HD strikly fo media

10-7 – Downloaded an additional 125 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects.

10-1 – Invested in an advanced script to allow for the development of advanced menus for my mobile designs.

September 2018 

09-21 – Invested in WordPress training and additional  templates to offer WordPress services November 1, 2018.

09-17 – Downloaded an additional 280 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects. Invested in new photoshop actions in order to design new text logos.

09-6 – attended BigCommerce online seminar

09-1- Attended a 3 day training vacation From Saturday Sept 1, – 3, 2018

09-1- Downloaded an additional 280 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects.

August 2018 

08/27 – Added new modification payment page at https://www.affordablewebsites.net/modification-payment.html to make submitting payments to us simpler.

08-21- Downloaded an additional 280 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects.

08/5-08-8, attended BigCommerce thinking Big seminar

08-2 – Downloaded an additional 395 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects.

July 2018 

07-27 – Invested in a social media marketing tool and services to aide in the scheduled posting of articles to social media accounts for clients. In addition, after a 4 year relationship with an outside content writer, we’ve decided to continue to use this service full time for all SEO related content.

07-25 – Downloaded an additional 295 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects.

07-17 – Downloaded an additional 345 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects.

07-16 – Downloaded an additional 145 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects.

07-10 – Downloaded an additional 218 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects. Upgraded Adobe Cloud Software

June 2018 

06-28 – Downloaded an additional 288 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects.

06-21 – Invested in a system that let me post daily to clients social media accounts, this is a paid subscription service. This will be offered to upper tiers marketing clients only.

06-15 – Downloaded an additional 290 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects

06-02 – Downloaded an additional 200 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects

06-1 – Installed a new social media posting service that lets us post up to 10 times a day for our clients. Currently on a 1 week training to perfect this new tool.

May 2018 

05-29 – Downloaded an additional 239 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects.

05-28(Memorial Day) – Downloaded an additional 250 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects.

05-27 – Downloaded an additional 350 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects

05/24 – Spending all day updating my clients websites to be compliant with the new GDPR requirements including a Cookie Policy, Children’s Privacy Policy, along with the ToS and GDPR-ready Privacy Policy….Long Day Ahead…G

05/22 – Added 9 new image effects – https://www.affordablewebsites.net/iEffcts.html

05/21 – Added new hosting plans including a new starter, Plesk and business hosting – https://www.affordablewebsites.net/hosting.html

05/20 – Added Real Time Quote Page – https://www.affordablewebsites.net/real-time-quote.html

05/14 – Downloaded 23 new hi resolution images from our partners for availability on our clients projects

05/13 – Purchased “Effective YouTube Marketing Course”

05/11 – Reviewing a new program to automate social media postings.

05/10 – Downloaded an additional 75 images to add to our collection for use to our clients.

05/03 – Due to the Internet demand of WordPress websites, we are currently building a website to offer basic WordPress designs. This website will be located at http://www.budgetwebsitepackages.com.

05/02 – Upgraded our domain registrar at http://www.affordabledomains.ws

05/01 – Added a new BUSINESS HOSTING option – http://www.affordabledomains.ws/products/business

April 2018 

04/21 – Upgraded all servers in preparation for the installation of SSL certificates.

04/19 – Design partner provided us with 100 business card ideas.

04/10 – Upgraded our marketing program to now include constant contact email marketing to all new programs

04/8 – Added a new feature that lets us add animated IMAGES to any section on the page.

04/6 – Downloaded an additional 220 images to add to our collection for use to our clients.

March 2018 

03/19 – Created about 50 new logo template ideas

03/15 – Added a new navigational menu option that never wraps content on 2nd line of any device.

03/3 – Downloaded an additional 120 images to add to our collection for use to our clients.

February 2018 

02/13 – Upgraded our router(linksys) to include multi streaming, added a robust VPN for all devices and subscribed to malware bytes premium service.

02/26 – Downloaded an additional 320 images to add to our collection for use to our clients.

January 2018 

01/17 – Increased our initial keywords in our marketing program from 5 to 10.

01/10 – Downloaded an additional 160 images to add to our collection for use to our clients.

01/3 – Added 2 new external hard drives for a total of 12, 3 each on 2 main design computers and 1 each on all other support computers. In addition, we upgraded our cloud service to an unlimited plan. Renewed ADOBE Cloud service for teams for 5th year.

December 2017 

12/5 – Added 350 new images for our clients use

November 2017 

11/5 – Added a new feature that let’s us develop website in the new grid format

October 2017

10/25 – Added 50 new images for our clients use

10/21 – We added a new gallery option to our company offering – http://www.affordablewebsites.net/iGalleries.html

September 2017 

09/17 – Downloaded an additional 20 images to add to our collection for use to our clients.

09/5 – Purchased 300 Lightroom effects to aide in our image production

August 2017 

08/27 – Downloaded an additional 20 images to add to our collection for use to our clients.

08/16 – Renewed our reseller license with GoDaddy (15 years)

08/6 – Added a new features that lets us add social effects to images

July 2017 

07/27(sons bday) – Added a new gallery feature that handles images of irregular sizes, see sample at http://www.marcellezanetti.com/corporate_gallery.html

07/16 – Downloaded an additional 10 images to add to our collection for use to our clients.

June 2017 

06/10 – Added a new feature that simulates an FAQ affect seen on most popular websites.

May 2017 

05/27 – Added a new feature that lets you compare a before and after image, see sample at https://www.affordablewebsites.net/portfolio-upgrades.html

05/12 – Added a new feature that lets a portion of text SLIDE out for additional viewing.

05/05 – Added a new feature that animates a column of text and lets it slowly rise when you scroll up, see the bottom of home page at https://www.affordablewebsites.net

April 2017 

04/16 – Added a new feature that simulates an FAQ affect seen on most popular websites.

March 2017

03/16 – All of our new web design now include at least 3 months of SEO Marketing. Anyone can build you a website, we help build you a business. For those clients that need a budget website, we are now offering to customize some web templates, some samples are at http://www.affordablewebtemplates.net/

February 2017

02/12 – Added the ability to add background videos – https://www.affordablewebsites.net/iVideo.html

Successfully installed a faster server complete with a new dedicated IP address and SSL certificate…https://www.affordablewebsites.net

Jan 2017 

01/27 – Purchased some new infographic elements to be used in clients projects.

01/18 – Purchased some exciting facebook templates

01/15 – Purchased a lifetime subscription to https://www.elegantthemes.com WordPress themes in anticipation of adding WordPress development in the future,

01/5 – Updated our webmail system – over 50 new features – http://www.securepaynet.net/email/email-hosting.aspx?ci=12940&prog_id=amrandonathan

01/04 – Renewed our partnership with BigCommerce (10 years)

01/03

Purchased an additional

  • 15,000+ Stock Images
  • 350 Stock HD Videos
  • 200+ Stock Audio Files

Available 4 my clients use at no additional charge.

01/02 – Purchased application that lets us display your projects on all devices

01/01 – Purchased application that will create TEXT LOGOS for clients projects.

On Dec 1, 2016, we celebrated 20 years in the internet business.

Of course the cost of doing business has increased since we opened our doors, but we’ve managed to remain competitive by using an effective strategy. Most of our clients will not see any increase in their current rates, however some services may be reduced to those clients but will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Listed above are the new minor/major changes form our company moving forward.