Frequently Asked Questions*
I haven't got a marketing budget. can you still help me?
Yes, you have. And yes, I can. Of course you have a marketing budget, you just haven't allocated it as such yet. If you really, truly have no money at all to spend on marketing your business, then trust me - you have much bigger problems than worrying about whether or not I can help you. Even if you've only got a small budget and are skeptical as to what can be achieved, get in touch and maybe I'll surprise you. Still looking for free help? Head over to my Insights page and read my posts.
Do you offer reduced rates for charities?
Yes, absolutely. I offer discounted rates to charities and not-for-profits who are doing their best to help our beautiful planet to become a better place. Get in touch and let's have a chat about what you need.
Why haven't you published any blog posts yet? You're not practicing what you preach!
Aha! Touché, sir or madam. Great question. And the answer, I'm afraid is a very boring and simple one. Time. I've been so busy that it has taken me long enough just to get my website live, let alone write some blog posts ready to publish for launch day. Don't worry though, they're coming. And they will do nothing but add value if you read them. That's a promise.
hang on, is your site copy full of movie quotes?
"You betcha." (Pulp Fiction, 1994). And the odd music and TV reference, just for good measure. I'm a big music, movie and TV buff, so well done if you've spotted quotes from Lord of the Rings, Fight Club, I'm Alan Partridge, The Office, and a whole host of others. Get in touch with me about the importance of showing personality and a sense of creativity and fun in your marketing. Not only is life too short not to, but your prospective clients want you to. You've got to get over the fear factor and the myth that you need to be boring by conforming to the 'best practices' of your sector.
But... i don't like all the pop-culture references.
Firstly, that's not a question. Secondly, that's totally cool. There are lots of vanilla, middle-of-the-road marketing agencies out there who will be very happy to hear from you.
do you have any client case studies?
Yes, and they will be live soon over on my Insights page.
Where did you get your beautiful website imagery?
All the photos on my website (apart from the shots of me, of course) come from Unsplash, which is my go-to site for beautiful free stock photographs. I use Unsplash nine times out of ten for my personal work and in my client delivery work, too. I've been using it for years and have recommended it to countless people. Enjoy!
Who shot J.r.?
Sorry, I'm way too young to have ever seen Dallas.
I've heard that faq pages like this are a must-have. Is this true?
Yes, there is a lot of truth to this. Done well, an FAQ page can be an essential feature of your website and one of its most visited pages. Get in touch with me to find out why.
Do you only work with companies that help the planet?
As per the introductory copy on my About page, I set up my company to help responsible businesses and purpose-driven organisations. However, it's not an immediate hard 'no' to other organisations. But I'm not going to work for weapons manufacturers or oil companies, if that's what you mean. That would just be silly.
Can I outsource my content creation and management to you?
Absolutely. I'm still creating this website, and I haven't got around to adding all the content that will ultimately be on my services pages yet. But outsourcing content creation to me is something I'm already doing for some of my clients. I have various flexible packages, but I can also provide a completely bespoke solution for you. So whether you just want someone to manage your Twitter account, or all your social media channels plus SEO optimised blog posts and other content, please get in touch and let's have a chat.
What's your claim to fame?
I was almost the Milky Bar Kid when I was six. My Mum took me to the auditions and I got through to the final four blonde bespectacled kids. After hours of parading on stage dressed as little cowboys, the judges chose none of us and stuck with the original kid. Thus ended my dreams of Hollywood stardom and a life of luxury. Sorry, Mum.
Can i connect with you on linkedIn?
Of course. Just be sure to include a personal note with the connection request. In a little experiment I ran recently, only 2% of people do this. Unbelievable. I will wax lyrical to you for hours about the benefits of LinkedIn and how to use it properly. Give me a call. And connect with me here.
Is linkedIn really that good? Can it grow my business?
Yes. And yes. In the six weeks prior to going freelance, I engaged on LinkedIn daily and built up a £35k opportunity pipeline, and I felt like I was only just scratching the surface. Let's see what we can achieve for you and your business.
What are you reading at the moment?
I always have multiple books on the go. Right now I'm reading The Path by Professor Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh, The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes, and The History of Bees by Maja Lunde. If I manage to get around to it, I'll add a Reading List page to my site, so that other bookworms can find new great reads.
* By "frequently", I mean I've probably been asked once or, you know, never. But I'm telling you anyway, you lucky things.