Why is Software Development So Damn Expensive?

Why are software development costs generally (whether upfront or through the project) so much higher than a business owner might expect? Article at a Glance: Development Takes Longer than You Think Scope Creep/There isn’t a Plan for the Software “That’s outrageously expensive!” is one of the main complaints a software development firm will hear from

Why We Take Our Development Processes So Seriously

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect). – Mark Twain When that second plane hit the twin towers on 9/11, the silence that fell across the world was eerie. At once we realized that things were not going to be the same from

The Jay Nine, Inc. Billing Process

Almost all of our projects are billed on a per-project basis. Whether or not you engage us for a custom website, custom software, or SEO–we provide an exact cost and breakdown of the proposed project before signing any contracts. This helps eliminate surprises and ensures that you know exactly how much it’ll cost to have your project

Justify Advertising Like a Salesperson

The only purpose of advertising is to make sales. It is profitable or unprofitable according to its actual sales. It is not for general effect. It is not to keep your name before the people. It is not primarily to aid other salesmen. Treat it as a salesman. Force it to justify itself. Compare it

Understanding Web Hosting

We’re often asked how we host websites, what the cost is, and sometimes how web hosting works. This article will explain that. What is Web Hosting? Web hosting is a service that allows people to post a website or web pages to the internet. A web host or hosting provider is a business that provides the

Your Website Isn’t Ranking #1 Because It Sucks

Often we hear: Why isn’t my website ranking #1? In February of 2011, Google began rolling out the famed Panda algorithm changes. The goal, as stated by Google, was very simple: “To give people the most relevant answers to their queries as quickly as possible.” Years of cowboy style SEO has created an environment where

9 Lessons from Jay Nine Lessons

Dear Jay Nine Lessons, On the eve of turning you over to the official new company name of “Jay Nine, Inc.,” I reflect back on our time together as Jay Nine’s Social Media Marketing, Jay Nine Lessons, and now—Jay Nine, Inc. Jay Nine Lessons started as a company that was going to sell online guitar