Since 1999 I have been involved in the internet. I have seen a lot of changes and learned a lot too. Over the last few years many friends, business colleagues, associates and even complete strangers have come to me for my help and advice about achieving success online. The purpose of this website is to showcase what I do for a living, some of my hobbies (which overlap with what I do for money) and the services that I have created.
Why Listen to me?
My internet journey has been a steep learning curve, but these days I generate my full-time income online and my business websites support the livelihood of over 100 people globally. Basically, I do all the things I enjoy the most, work my own hours and work from any location I choose. I also get to work with some really great and interesting people. I am based in Manchester, UK but work online with people all over the world. My approach is pragmatic and down to earth. I offer friendly, honest advice without the added fluff. Learn more about me, read My Story.
In the online sector of business there are *some “consultants” who meet, meet some more and then meet again. You may be promised big things including first page positions in Google, market dominance, online sales, quick fixes, get rich schemes and more. Basically, they give you loads of expensive BS or “fluff” as I prefer to call it to be polite.
*There are also some genuinely great people out there too.
I like to find out what you need with the least amount of fuss and then see if I can actually help you. I prefer the pragmatic approach and like to offer a solution that will work for you and allow you to develop a website and online presence to let your business grow naturally without having to spend bucket loads of cash.
I can help you grow through my online marketing course and help setup your website via Webcentric360 so that you can become the expert in your online sector. Knowledge is power and you deserve to have it too!
I don’t charge you for…
- Unnecessary meetings
- Fictional search engine rankings
- Pretty websites that attract no visitors
- Unnecessary business planning
- Expensive branding
I am a firm believer in being able to create and test a new online business with minimal cost and then invest in it more heavily if and when it starts to gain traction. At first I tend to advise against over thinking a website with expensive and time consuming branding, usability testing, in-depth marketing research etc.
I am not saying any of these things are wrong, but, for a new small business the best way is to test the market via the web, build it up and then invest in the other things at the right time.
Being successful requires failures, so make the failures less costly by doing a lot with a little in the first instance.
I have seen many businesses collapse due to over thinking a plan rather than just getting started and many people never actually start and use many reasons for this.
- I am just waiting for…
- I can’t until…
- I need…
- and so on
There are 101 reasons why people don’t take action, but action and the right guidance is the only way.
If I don’t feel I am best placed to help you, I will tell you so. I won’t just see you as a sale, I don’t do the hard sell and only like to work with people that I feel I can provide a benefit to.
Like the sound of my approach?
Please get in touch so we can explore the options. Alternatively, click on any of my businesses in the right-hand column to see what i have been up to in the last few years.