Listen to what our member site owners are saying . . .
Todd Ostensen: Owner, Trophy Waters - www.trophywaters.net
Problem: Todd had recently relocated his shop to Medford, Oregon. He wanted a way to communicate with his existing customers, inspire new customers and promote his business online. Cost was an issue and he wanted to manage the site himself.
Solution: Fisheyesoup provided a complete member web site. Todd manages the entire web site himself. There is an email based newsletter generator to communicate with this customers. Simple to use, powerful and at a price Todd could afford. Fishing reports, articles, photos and web specials posted by Todd on his site are also collected on fisheyesoup.com providing additional site traffic for Todd and marketing opportunities.
With a few quick clicks of his mouse, Todd easily sends out a regular newsletter and regularly updates his web site with fishing reports, articles, photographs, products and information for his visitors. Newsletter subscribers are automatically collected on the web site. Using the Content Management System and following our factors for success, Todd has seen dramatic results in his web site traffic, up from 1000 page views per month to over 10,000. More importantly, the number of customers have grown, site visitors walk through his door and sales have increased.
“If you have $700 dollars to spend on TV, radio, newspaper, direct mail, or a website . . . I believe the web site gives you the best return . . . By a long shot! Paper, postage and ink are expensive. I can email newsletters direct to my customers and have none of the expense of print marketing. They can be quickly created in just minutes.
The one catch: You have to keep up on the content. New photos and new reports, nonstop. You literally get back from it what you put into it. Our fishing reports and fresh content drive people into our store everyday.
Fisheyesoup.com is the best marketing tool I have ever been involved with.”
tel: (541) 734- 2278
John Judy: Owner, John Judy Fly Fishing – www.johnjudyflyfishing.com
Problem: John Judy, renowned guide on the Deschutes River, wanted a web site that would feature his writing and photography, promote his business and needed a means to market his trips online. His story was similar to many we have heard. He wandered down the path of having an acquaintance build, update and manage his web site. After quite some time, unfulfilled expectations and $4000 later he was frustrated and disappointed.
Solution: Fisheyesoup.com provided a complete member web site. The member site came complete with a browser based Content Management System, search engine optimization, and the opportunity to advertise and market on the Fisheyesoup.com.
John now has a web site that features a photo gallery, articles, fishing reports, guide trip information, events schedule, products and the flexibility to add as many pages as he wants. The best part is John manages the web site himself with no additional costs, no web master and no additional software.
“My first web experience was an absolute nightmare. I hired a local web site developer -- he appeared to have good references and all that. But, as it turned out, I don't think he was much more than two clicks of the mouse ahead of me. My site couldn't be found if you wanted to.
When the final bill for this fiasco came it was outrageous. I was six months late getting on line and I had half a web site for twice the price.
When I finally dumped the old site (more than two grand in the trash can) and found the guys from Fisheyesoup it was like a breath of fresh air. Their concept really is extraordinary. What they have done is build a tool for fishing shop owners, guides and the like to create their own web site. No more web master.
Now, my content remains fresh and I can respond to seasonal changes. I can even post pictures of my guests’ just hours after a trip. At long last I have reversed the trend; I now have twice the web site for half the price. I wish I had done it from the beginning. I could have taken that trip bone fishing in the Bahamas this winter instead of having my old web developer do it for me.”
tel: (541) 595-2073
Roger White: Owner, Camp Sherman Store – www.campshermanstore.com
Problem: Roger White, visionary, is a man of many ideas with limited time to manage a web site. From fly rods and fly lines to t-shirts and bottled wines, Roger wanted a simple and effective way to feature and market his many products online. He needed a way to keep his many return customers and fishermen informed. He required a way to keep his site updated at all times and not have to wait for someone else to change, products, text and photos.
Solution: Fisheyesoup.com provided a complete member web site. No special skills required manage the site. The member web site provided an easy way for Roger to add products, update pages and market his services and products. Member site included personally designed web pages with an on-line Content Management System that is accessed via user name and password from an Internet browser. Products are quickly and easily organized on the site. Products and services can also be featured and sold on the Fisheyesoup.com site through Web Specials.
Roger’s consistent updating of information has driven his newsletter subscriptions from zero subscribers to hundreds. Many of the local and seasonal visitors to the area view his site as a portal of information for what is happening locally.
“When we began this web site 6-7 years ago, I had several, "Wouldn't it be cool if", type of questions and requests. We couldn't do a lot of that stuff then because of the technology. Now fast forward to the current web site, and here they are. All of my "Wouldn't it be cool if", needs and wants are employed by fisheye, and on my site! They have gone far past what I thought would be great and have employed a lot of other cool options.
I should also say that I am a computer dummy. With their new program (Content Manager) , even I can add/delete text, reports, pictures, and whole new departments.
I can't thank them enough for the great service, but also all the support that they have provided to me. I've talked with several other businesses who have spent many times more than what these guys charge, and have gotten a lot less web-site. These businesses have just dumped the other service supplier and gone with the Fisheyesoup team.
Not only do you get an easy to use and easy to update site, you also get a huge advertising value by being included in on their portal web site. The option of running specials out of your shop and having these on their site is great. I'm glad I'm one of the growing number of Fisheyesoup customers. Thanks to Kevin and TR for their friendship, help, and endless patience.”
Owner, Camp Sherman Store
tel: (541) 595-6711
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