Our YouTube Race Car Adventure Continues…

The Race Car Allshouse Designs

We have just released our latest YouTube Video. This will be our 24th video and we have come a long way. It is hilarious to look at our first video and compare it to video number 24. We have learned a whole lot and continue to research on what makes an entertaining video. We will continue to improve and try our best to bring value.

 The one concept that has been the same is our priorities for our YouTube channel.  Which what we found through research is the most important concept to follow. With that said, here are the list that we have put together.

  • Create awareness of our brand “Allshouse Designs”.
  • Execute our Inbound Marketing Stragity.
  •  Educate the public about our experience and our knowledge.
  • Communicate our values.
  • Advertise our services.

With these 5 priorities in play it helps us determine our next steps. As far as the quality of our videos. We really have a long way to go, but when we get there it is going to be very rewarding. The really cool thing is that we have everything documented. It is fun to think that everyone can look at our channel and start to see our progress. That is what we look at to see what we need to learn and what to tweak. We really thank our current audience and hope that they continue to support us through our journey.

Here is a little glimpse into our latest video. Now we did film around 5 videos at the same time. We experienced horrible lighting and sound issues. We fixed the audio that alone is a great fix. Nothing like having an echo in your videos. We purchased high quality microphones. If you want to know which ones we are using for our latest video you can ask us by commenting below. Now on to the lighting.  After filming in front of a green screen for majority of our videos. We decided to can the entire green screen concept. We just felt that we just could not get the lighting right. In video number 24, episode 3 of the Race Car series. We are using natural light with studio lights. To film it we used two different cameras at two different angles. When you watch the video. The crisper picture with everything in focus is filmed with the Samsung cell phone camera and the warmer picture with the background slightly out of focus is the DSLR camera. In nut shell we are trying to find what we like better.

The last mention is what we have show cased in the video. Matt talks about the feel of the video with out the green screen, a little blurb about our new service and of course the progress of the race car. I hope you enjoy and like what Matt says, “let us know what you think?”

New! Business Directory Listing Service

Here at Allshouse Designs, we are always looking for new, user-friendly ways to help our fellow business owners and potential clients.

We are excited to announce that we have partnered up with 40 plus high domain authority business directory sites. What does this mean for you? Well, you have an opportunity to have your business listed on them. To get started with this opportunity.  We have put together a scan tool. The scan tool will take your business information that you enter in and compare it to the business listings in the directories. Once it is done it will give you a nice report.

The scan tool for directory listings
Report from the Scan Tool

This tool is absolutely free to try and as you can see. It can give you an idea on how your brand is listed. The tool is also extremely easy to use and takes only a few minutes. After the scan is complete, you will receive a report just like the one above. With this information in front of you, it can help you make some decisions as to ways to fix this or… you could hit the CONTINUE TO FIX button at the bottom of the screen and let Allshouse Designs fix these issues for you.

This is where our service kicks in. The service is an annual subscription and creates the ability to fix, add and update information about your business on every directory at the same time. You can even add content, videos, and social media links on most of the directories. With this service we will send you reports about your listings on a monthly basis. Over all this service makes your business look more consistent and that is good for search engines.
We are in the middle of adding a couple other great tools to the service that will benefit your business. If you sign up today, there will be no additional charges to take advantage of the new tools. So what are you waiting for, run the scan tool today and see what pops up. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Run the scan tool now

The Drone Project is Now in 360 Video

Allshouse Designs Drone

Here at Allshouse Designs, we often gravitate towards projects that interest us the most. We pride ourselves in enjoying every aspect of our business. After all, is that not the point of owning your own business? To mold it into something you enjoy coming to everyday. Of course it is!

As many of you already know, one of the recent projects we have started is the build of our video drone. We have launched one video already giving an introduction to how it looks in the air with our Samsung Gear 360 camera mounted. 

Well, the video we are launching next is going to feature one of our good friends, DUBL_AFPV over on Instagram, flying the drone around his backyard course. This should give an idea as to how the camera operates while moving at high speed. It also demonstrates the handling and speed of the drone itself.

DUBL_AFPV or Aaron, has been flying drones for a few years now and has built too many of them to count. So it would make sense we would have him fly our drone, sense Matt is still in the learning process.

If you are interested in building a drone like the one you see in the video be ready to spend some cash. In case you are interested in what we have and would like to build your own, here is what we have:

The Racing Drone
The Racing Drone

All in all, we spent about 6 hours of our time getting this drone built and about $500. We still need to get the ever important FPV goggles and will be going with the FATSHARK V3 Dominators. After all said and done the drone cost is going to be about $850.

Now, that cost is not the cost for all drones. Once you purchase the Radio and goggles you do not need to purchase them again. This means each drone can run you about $300 depending on your needs. Not to bad if you ask me.

I want to give a special thank you to Aaron (DUBL_AFPV) for helping with the build process. Check out some of his awesome videos on his YouTube Channel. A big thank you to Honor Hall for providing us with the music for the video.

If you have any questions about the parts that we chose to use and want to build your own, feel free to contact us at any time.

Thank you and stay tuned for that video!



Allshouse Designs EP8 | Sales Funnel Concept

A 3 stage sales funnel

Here at Allshouse Designs, we pride ourselves in providing the best possible information to everyone. Whether that be with your small business, website, or social media profiles. We enjoy providing this information to you and will continue to do so.

Over the years, there has been many lessons learned while experimenting with our own company and we want to be sure you can avoid some of those headaches by following our blog and our YouTube channel. One important piece of valuable information we would like to provide you with is an explanation of the sales funnel concept.

A sales funnel is a marketing strategy designed to lead a consumer through a process that ultimately ends with them becoming your customer. There are three main categories within the sales funnel; at the top, you have your leads, then prospects, then you finish with your customers. When you see this in diagram form, it looks like a funnel – hence the name “Sales Funnel”.

A sales funnel always starts with the same step, Generating Leads. One of the easiest and most common ways of generating leads is with a landing page. A landing page is the first page most people will see when they visit your site via a link. The purpose of this page is to educate potential leads about a problem that your business can solve. Often, at the bottom of the page they have forms on them or boxes where people can put in their contact details to hear more about a solution to their problem. This provides you with a means to contact them and follow up on your leads.
Now, I could go into explaining the next steps to a sales funnel, but, why not have Alec Allshouse tell you himself. Click on the video link on this page to hear everything you need to know about a sales funnel and how to apply it to your business strategy.


 
Have comments or experiences of your own on this subject? Let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you and talk with you about them.
Until next time, have a great week!

Excellent Customer Service is Key to Your Success!

3 points of customer service

Allshouse Designs’ founder has over twenty years of customer service experience. Over the twenty years he has found that we all need to be kind and respectful to meet the needs of a customer. It is Allshouse Designs’ value to bring their clients the best service they can. We really enjoy working with businesses that have the same value. That is why we compiled three main points of what you should practice to have a successful and respectful connection with your customer.

A positive connection with your customer is the key to your success. Don’t get me wrong, the way you recover a failed customer service is important too. However, if you follow our values of customer service. You will have an easier time recovering from mistakeswith your customer. Remember, we are all human and really, all we want is to be given an ear and to be respected. You can read more about our three points of excellent customer service or you can watch episode 7 of our Tools and Tips series below.

Please post your experience on how you handled a failed service in the comments below. Your story could help someone. Do your values line up with ours? we would love to hear from you.

Till next time, thank you and have a wonderful week!

Boost Your Social Media Presence!

Social Media Signals

According to our research we have found that around 87% of small businesses in the USA use social media to market and advertise their business. It is no secret that search engines use social media signals to help determine your website ranking. That is why Allshouse Designs offers a social media boost service with in our website management package number 2. However, we have found that businesses have a favorite website management company or they just have it done in house. So we have developed a social media service that brings internet users to social media business profiles. These users will like, love and interact with social media posts, images and tweets. We will also recommend when and what to post on business profiles.

Social Signal Boost Service –

We are offering a great deal for 2018. Contact us today to request a quote for a six month subscription to the service. The service works on the following social media platforms:

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

Google +

If you want to see an example, we have been testing the service on our own Facebook page for about 2 months.

Racecar Episode 2 is here!

Matt McPherson driving the race car

The start of the race season is coming closer and we are continuing to work with Jon to have the racecar ready. In Episode 2 of “The Racecar”, Allshouse Designs head over to Jon’s place to remove the decals off of the car.

We are looking for co-sponsors! If your business is interested in being a part of the Racecar videos. Please contacts us for more details.

10% off Website Management Services for 2018

Change your website managment service

Happy New Year!

Yes it is 2018 and Allshouse Designs is offering a discount for their website management services. That’s right, for the month of January  you will be awarded a 10% discount for the first month when you sign up for a 6 month agreement. Package details can be found on the website management service page. The services cover all types of websites and there are No Set Up Fees! That’s right! No set up fees!

Start the process by filling out the form to request a call back from Allshouse Designs. No obligations when requesting a call back.

The call back discussion will last up to 45 minutes. Allshouse Designs collects important data about you and your business. The information collected will help determine if Allshouse Designs is a good fit for your business.

Here are a few reviews about Allshouse Designs.

By far one of the best companies in the business..  – Jimmi Antuan Dunwoody

Excellent Service…I am satisfied with their design. – Nguyen Tuyen

Alec and Matt have made for a very professional, positive and trustworthy team of designers to work with. They have educated me every time we talk and make each experience fun and enjoyable one! They have never been short of ideas and are always excited to talk to me about the latest and greatest ways they are marketing me and my business. I can’t wait to see what 2018 brings! Thank you Allshouse Designs!!! – Jon Roberts

 

Happy Holidays! 2017

Happy Holidays!

Matt and I wish you a wonderful holiday season! We hope your time with family and friends are joyous. The accomplishments that Allshouse Designs reached in 2017 will help 2018 be fun and exciting. From starting a YouTube channel to learning the ways of social media. We thank all of our past and current clients. We would not be here with out you.

 

 

To start 2018 with a bang we are offering 10% off our website management services.

We are Sponsoring a Race Car!

Race Car driven by Jon Roberts

Here at Allshouse Designs (Matt and I) will be taking on a huge project for 2018. We will be part sponsoring a race car. That is correct, Matt and I have been gear heads for most of our lives. From rebuilding motors to switching out brakes. We have done it all. Our Good friend Jon has purchased a race car that needs a little bit of work. From suspension to fixing up the body. The car will be entered into the Mini Stock Division at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe, Washington. With seven racing seasons under his belt. It should be an interesting year.

Jon Roberts started racing Quarter Midgets at 10 yrs old. Now at the age of 34. He has been the owner/driver of 4 different cars. With-in the seven racing seasons, Jon has won 24 main events. The plan is to have the car ready by March 3rd which is the first available dates for open track practice. We anticipate that the car will need 120-man hours put into it to be ready for March 3rd.

As far as the next steps in making the car race ready. We will be focusing on going through the suspension and converting the car to a coil over type suspension. The car will also be getting a fresh engine. Along with replacing a few panels to be able to give the ca a fresh coat of paint.

The cam gears on a 2.0 ford mottor
This is the current motor in the race car. We will be pulling it and replacing it with something a little bigger and brand spanking new.

We are very excited to create blog posts and videos to keep our friends, family and our community updated with the progress of this project. Racing, modify and repairing cars has been a long-time hobby for Matt and I. We hope that everyone will enjoy being apart of the experience in fixing up the car and being with us during the 2018 racing season in the Mini Stock Division.

Jon Robert says it best, “Man and machine working together as one, there isn’t anything else like it. Races and championships are won at home in the garage. They say the separation is in the preparation and the sport of stock Car racing was built on ingenuity and out engineering your competitors. It’s all about the time you put in during the weeks between races, driving the car is just a small part of it.”

Check out our first Epsiode of the series we call, “The Race Car