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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

HOW MUCH DO YOU CHARGE?

Every project is completely different so my fees are calculated based on an hourly rate of £45.00 with reductions available if hours are booked as a package.
As a highly efficient individual, I pride myself on being able to meet deadlines and always complete my work to the highest standard. 

I'M STARTING A NEW BUSINESS FROM SCRATCH, WHERE DO I START?

After an initial discussion, I will come up with a strategy that we can follow at whatever pace suits you. Depending on what type of business you are starting, as well as building your online presence, I can design and print signage, business cards, leaflets etc. By using a mixture of traditional and modern marketing methods we can kick start building your brand together.

I ONLY HAVE A SMALL BUDGET, WHAT CAN I DO?

Investing in the growth of your business is important but I understand that budgets can be of all shapes and sizes. Don't be embarrassed by a small budget, we can work together to create a suitable plan and build on it as your business grows.

IF I GIVE YOU A SUBJECT, CAN YOU WRITE A BLOG?

Blog writing is actually one of my favourite things to do; when keyworded well, they can massively boost your SEO and help clients engage with your brand which makes them a fantastic tool. The more information you can give on a subject the better but I will take your ideas and write something your clients will love.

I HATE SOCIAL MEDIA. CAN YOU DO IT FOR ME?

Most of my clients use Planoly which is by far the easiest way of scheduling content. You upload your images direct to the Planoly system, send me any ideas you have, then leave me to write relevant posts and include suitable hashtags.

This grows my clients Instagram profiles in a natural and professional way leaving them to interact with the customers who do get in touch.

WHAT WEBSITE BUILDERS DO YOU USE?

If a client is looking to take over the management of their site themselves in the future, I would recommend Wix and Pixieset as they are the most user-friendly. 
Wordpress gives further functionality and scalability if needed, but one of the key aspects to remember in business is efficiency.

MY BUSINESS IS NOT SEEING RESULTS, CAN YOU HELP?

I can indeed. My starting point would be to complete a business health check which allows me to evaluate your current business and pin point the key areas which could be improved. I will then work within your budget to put a plan in place to help you more forward.

HOW CAN I GET MORE FOLLOWERS ON INSTAGRAM?

Life is not all about likes and follows but having more can certainly help boost your business. Unlike some of my competitors I do not believe in buying followers but can certainly help you grow naturally. Building a reputable business takes time but we can work together to help you grow.

I HAVE A WEBSITE ALREADY BUT I DON'T LIKE IT. CAN YOU FIX IT FOR ME?

During a health check I will advise whether or not I feel it's best to start from scratch or just tweak what is already in place. If you are struggling to use the backend platform yourselves, sometimes it's better to find a system that is more suitable for you.

DO YOU HOST AND BUY MY DOMAIN?

If my clients are looking for long term support then I often include the hosting and domain costs within my fees.
However, if after the initial build you are hoping to manage the site yourself and I would support on an adhoc basis, then I would suggest the client purchases this directly.

I NEED AN ONLINE SHOP, CAN YOU DO THIS?

Yes, many of my clients have very successful e-commerce businesses. My preferred platform to use is Wix as it is easy for my clients to monitor their sales. After the initial build, I can teach you how to upload new products yourself, add coupon codes and view your orders so that you can actively manage your business on a daily basis.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE UNTIL MY WEBSITE IS READY?

I always give a healthy timescale to all of my clients and keep in touch throughout the build process but if you have a specific deadline then I always aim to meet that. I often have multiple projects in progress at the same time but thankfully I am highly organised and that is not an issue.

I HAVE BEEN TOLD PAID ADVERTISEMENTS ON FACEBOOK ARE THE WAY FORWARD, SHOULD I DO THIS?

In some cases they can work fantastically but we will need to look at a number of factors first, such as your targeted audience. The good thing about Facebook Ads is they can be stopped at anytime, if something is not working we can change our direction and try a different avenue instead.

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