Author Archives: Tom


About Tom

Tom has been building websites and interacting online with blogs, forums, and social media since 2005. In 2010 he launched out full time in web design with the company Western Mountain Web Design. In his first year of business he completed projects in over 15 states in the US. In 2011, he launched the web hosting company Murhost and the blog Murhost Success with the goal of equipping small business owners to succeed with their online strategy.

Site Speed and Your Users


For today’s article, we will have a look at another post by The Brain Lady.  In the article, ‘Time is Perceived as Relative“, the author looks at our psychological perception of time and how it relates to a website.  What … Continue reading

Gaining a Foothold on Success


Starting out your business can be a difficult task if you do not have experience both in your field and in building a business.  It is easy to make mistakes, particularly if you are trying to do it all on … Continue reading

Prepare for the Worst


It happens to us all, even us computer geeks…a computer has broken down!  Are you ready for the event that your computer systems may be down for a period of time?  Do you have the resources to get it back … Continue reading

Do Not Fold!


When designing a website, designers will discuss what information is ‘above the fold’ and ‘below the fold’.  The fold is a term coming from the newspaper industry discussing where content is relative to the fold of the paper.  On a … Continue reading

Writing a Successful Proposal


I am on Elance or oDesk a few times a week writing proposals for projects, looking for work, or meeting with local businesses to talk about web design projects.  Typically as I am working on Elance in particular, I get … Continue reading

The Limit of Unlimited Plans


I have been thinking about the topic of unlimited plans lately drawn on the recent publicity of AT&T being sued in small claims court…and losing over throttling the unlimited data plan of a customer in California.  Of course that was … Continue reading

Five Steps to Manage Your Business


As I was reading over blogs in preparation for this article, I found a great article at Freelance Switch on The Top Myths About Working from Home.  What I liked the most about this article is that it highlighted some … Continue reading

Pricing Services to Meet Your Clients Needs


A good business strategy will be sufficient enough to keep you eating and keep your bills paid, but it will also meet your clients needs.  A plan that gives you everything and leaves your client out to dry is one … Continue reading

Picking Your Clients


When you start out in your freelance business, it can be difficult to image a day when you can not actually take on all of the jobs that come your way.  You will be faced with the decision of either … Continue reading

Protect Your Domain Name


I wanted to take this time to talk about a common scam that is used to attempt to take over your domain, and also how to counter this attempt.  There are many scams to scare people into transferring their web … Continue reading