–How did you start work as web developers?
Javier: Well, both of us have a lot of work experience with the Internet. We met each other when studying for an MBA in Management of Electronic companies in 2003. From then on we have worked together in different companies until we decided to combine our efforts and knowledge to start our own company, Kokoaweb.com.
Elisa: We have been working in the Internet sector for the last 6 years. We started by working in top Internet businesses and new technologies from our region, Aragón. We acquired a good experience; developing websites, blogs, etc., and doing online marketing projects (web analytics, web optimization, e-mail marketing campaigns…), and we decided to start Kokoaweb.com, providing these services in a professional way but on our own.
-Which has been the most interesting project until now?
Javier: I especially liked one we did for a Swiss client from Zurich. We developed a website, migrating his present one to a Drupal platform and WordPress management system.
Elisa: Right now we are developing a website for a company from Seville. They need to replicate their present website but with a Content Management System so that they can update it and manage it by themselves. We are also developing it by implementing WordPress and optimizing it to meet their goals.
-You both live in Zaragoza. What do you like and what don´t you like about the city?
Elisa: Zaragoza isn´t yet big enough to be uncomfortable, which makes it very easy to handle. On the other hand, in a professional way, it´s more limited than cities like Barcelona or Madrid, where the market is much more active.
-Many people in Spain are worried about the high unemployment rate. What can anyone do to leave the crisis behind?
Javier: The only solution is to work more for less; to offer a better quality, bigger effort and dedication than before. We have to assume that we can earn a little bit less. But if the work is done seriously and with quality, the client will be satisfied. I think that this is really important in the long term.
-What would you recommend to other providers and friends to get more projects in twago?
Javier: A daily monitoring of the posted projects is a key issue. And also to post adequate bids related to the services that the provider can offer.