Our website provides a lot of FREE and high quality (at least we hope so) content and it's possible because we put ads on it and yes we want to make money as this is the only way to keep popular content for free for everyone!
Soon we will also introduce memberships with "voluntary" payment (minimum £1 per month) that we will use to justify extra features for our member and create even more FREE content!
Our final plan is to provide training content, live webinars and seminars (in UK) and at some point in 2014 or 2015 we will introduce membership that will allow us to do more in this area and more frequently (webinars/seminars).
1,000 FREE Videos by the end of 2014
We have 300 free videos (as of Nov 2013) and we plan to have all together 1,000 by the end of 2014!
Quality, Quality, Quality
There are plenty of websites that focus on making money only and provide little value and although making money is our objective we aim to achieve that only by creating a lot of helpful content and help you and everyone learn something useful in a very easy way.
Over 94% (as of Nov 2013) of our visitors find our website helpful and we frequently get positive feedback and although this is satisfactory for us we believe we can do much better and in 2014 we hope to achieve the following objectives:
1) More Videos! (1,000 by the end of 2014)
We have serious gaps in some tutorials and we hope to fill them in by creating 700 new videos.
This should help us improve our visitors satisfaction from over 94% to around 97-98%. We don't aim for 100% as there is always someone who will not find our website helpful but if we get feedback and can do something about then we will do it!
2) More Tutorials!
Our focus in first 1 year was on SSIS (over 100 videos) and we will expand it however we hope to expand SSRS and SQL.
We also hope to expand some new tutorials like PowerPivot and PowerView.
3) More related content
We will try to increase interaction with our website so once you find an answer to your question than you can go learn something else that you want or find more details about the answer you found.
Main focus will be on search bar (so you can search nearly 1000 pages with ease) and Where to go next? section.
We set up the website also to learn English which we literally couldn't speak or understand before 2005 :) and although after 1-2 years of learning English (while working) we than focused on expanding our technical skills so it is time to go back to basics and improve our English as well!
We will focus on accent (proper pronunciation) - it's not a secret that our native language has different phonetic sounds for the same letters but we will try hard to improve it!
Grammar and spelling - Yes we can also improve it and we will try our best and if you find anything that is not correct than please let us know! We don't mind being wrong but we don't like leaving it wrong!
In 2014 or more likely 2015 we hope to invest money in external resources to ensure our top pages are properly written (some of which are very old).
Thanks to you our website exists and grows! Thank you for your support, feedback and kind words! Our website has been visited by over 400,000 unique people in 2013 with over 250,000 page views per month. By the end of 2014 we hope to reach 1,000,000 unique visitors and 1,000,000 page views per month!
Katie & Emil