Before we get started there’s a few things you need to have in place before we’ll take on your project.
You need to have an existing business.
We don’t work with huge companies and we don’t work with beginners. We have deliberately chosen to work only with small businesses and creative people who have already had some success and now want to take it online. If you're still working out what business you’re in then this probably isn’t the right place for you. If you know your business or art form well and need some help to take it online, then you’re in the right place.
You need to have a goal in mind.
Yes, everyone will tell you that but it’s vital that you know what results you expect to achieve from your online marketing efforts. We can certainly help you pin down some specific goals but you need to already know the broad direction you are heading in. We do this for selfish reasons too. The only way you will keep employing us is if we give you results. If you don’t know what those results look like then it will be a short relationship.
You have time to put into this project.
Despite all the hype in the newspapers, most businesses don’t achieve instant success by just building a website and launching it. Success takes time. It takes time to build valuable content, it takes time to build a loyal audience and it takes time to turn that audience into paying customers. Sure you can throw more cash at it but eventually that will run out. Most businesses who succeed online know that it’s a Marathon, not a one lap sprint.
You need to have a realistic budget.
If you are going to do this properly then it will take an investment on your behalf. I’d like to find a way to sugar coat that but I’d just be lying to you. We don’t cut corners and we don’t do half-hearted work so if you’re looking for a cheap, quick-fix option, we really can’t help you. However, if you understand the value of moving your business online effectively, then you will know the investment will be worth it.
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"What a blessing it has been to find My Business Engine. Mark and Helen from day one have been supportive with ideas and have shared my vision in progressing my online custom art business. I now have a very functional and artistic website which includes a blog and customer inquiry section. I love my new site, I am so proud of it and I cannot wait for the rest of the world to see it. Thank you for the ongoing support, the nurturing of my ideas, for your guidance and direction."