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BESPOKE WEBSITES OPTIMISED FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Your website should be doing more than looking good. If you're splashing out the hard earned, and let's face it, in the current climate it's very hard earned, then you'll want your website to deliver some payback. But in what way?
Websites can offer so much variety that defining what you want your customers to do when they land on your homepage is an essential starting point. Are you telling a story? Sharing your values? Is the plan to increase web traffic through marketing blogs? Do you want to prove you are the local expert in your business target market? Do you want to sell direct from your site?
It's a good idea to have an aim for your site at the planning stages. So ask yourself, just what is it that you want to do? What are your expectations from engaging your customers? If you are unsure, let me help you answer those questions and deliver a website that really works for you.
PERFECTION IS ALMOST EVERYTHING
Is this where you expect the hard sell?
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I hate to disappoint but that's not me and that's not my style. I'm upfront. I tell it like it is and work hard to get you results. I don't keep you hanging when my in-tray is full - your time is your money and I recognise that. I don't overpromise. If I don't think we're a business match I'll tell you. I usually know your perfect partner and I'm happy to make that connection for you. I don't over-price. I work by the hour or at a fixed project cost and that's really up to you as my client.
I'm upfront and I'm customer focused. And that's what makes me unique and loved by the small businesses that take me on.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Sarah is very knowledgable and has helped me to really think about what I need my website to do. I am really pleased with her logical thinking and clear communication.
Sarah does a great job of keeping our website and Facebook pages up to date. Highly recommended.
Sarah was so patient and professional. She gently guided me (a complete technophobe!) through the process of how to update my site. She was also there to help out afterwards when I needed it. I highly recommend using Sarah to build your website.
The Website Demystified
This is a great place to add a tagline.
Tell customers more about you. Add a few words and a stunning pic to grab their attention and get them to click.
This space is ideal for writing a detailed description of your business and the types of services that you provide. Talk about your team and your areas of expertise.
EVERYTHING COUNTS IN LARGE AMOUNTS
THE BIG BREAKFAST
Brilliant! PR. Planet 24.
Everything Press for The Big Breakfast in the Johnny Vaughan/ Denise Van Outen days.
THE BRIT AWARDS
Back when Stereophonics were British Breakthrough Act and Chumbawumba were Tubthumping.
TOP OF THE POPS
Global Brand Executive
Cutting my brand management teeth developing Top Of The Pops for international TV, radio, CD, CD-Rom, magazine, licensing.
2001 - 2003
New Technology Executive
Developing BBC brands onto new (yes, new) platforms. SMS gaming, interactive television, those dodgy midi Bob the Builder ringtones. No apologies.
2004 - 2020
BACK TO SCHOOL
Nobody knows Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar like a Year 6 SATs teacher. Now your business can benefit from my expertise.
WHY, HELLO YOU
Cat Owner, Copywriter, Proofreader, Web & SEO Coach
I like to keep busy, but not so busy that I don't have time to put you first. Clients always come first, which is why I offer quick turn-around times and that personal touch.
05 MONTHLY HIRES
REGULAR AND CONSISTENT SOCIAL MEDIA
It's a well-worn idea that once a website is built the process ends. If all you want is a static calling card then this may be enough, but for a website to really start working for you regular refreshes are better. Put yourself in the customer's shoes. You log onto your website and see the last update was in 2012. Does it tell them that you are current? Active? Still in business? Do you think they are the local expert in your target market?
Regular, engaging copy tells your story, labels you as current and sets you apart from others in your market. What's more, when you want to rank first on Google, regular updates are vital and can be achieved through blogging. It's all about keeping keywords current and the SEO focused.
I offer monthly packages to keep you current, including blogging and planned and consistent business social media posts. Telling your story and sharing your values is vital when you are a small business. It's what sets you apart.
SUPPORTING SMALL BUSINESS BUILDS
For small businesses on a tight budget I run regular workshops, both online and as a freelance web designer in North Devon. You can book these courses on Eventbrite or choose something more unique to you with a one-to-one session at an hourly rate.
The courses are a how-to walk-through website build, usually on the WiX platform as it's a nice approachable website builder even for technophobes. Courses cover design, build, tips on keyword searching, optimising text and graphics for SEO, adding products, blogging, and a Q&A session for anything else you'd like to know.
It can be a great, affordable way to get yourself online.