by RANDALL RYDER on FEBRUARY 24, 2011
In this legal economy, more and more attorneys are going solo. Some are recent graduates who are forced into hanging their own shingle. Others have ten years of legal experience at a big firm but need a change.
Regardless of your legal experience, here are some basic business tips to get things rolling.
Invest in your website
Recent studies have indicated that the consumers are increasingly likely to search for goods and services online. The good news is that creating a nice website is not as daunting as you think. If you have some tech-savvy, designing and maintaining your own site is very doable. If you elect to build your own, be sure to follow this checklist for creating your own website.
If you are willing to invest some money into your site, hiring a professional to design and maintain your site can be worth it. The upside is that you can have a really spiffy site fast. The downside is that it costs more and you may incur regular maintenance and upkeep fees.
A nice alternative is using an online service that can build an appealing site for less than a professional designer. Design experience and budget are important considerations, but make sure your site looks good.
Whatever route you choose, once your site is up and running, spend some time viewing your website through a multi-browser lens to make sure everything looks correct—not every potential client uses Chrome or Safari.
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