I built my first website in 2002 because my dad wanted to sell fishing tackle online. You know how dads are…they think if you know a little about something, you must know EVERYTHING about it. So because I knew how to operate a computer and handle complicated tasks across the entire Microsoft Office suite, he believed I could build websites. Always up for an interesting challenge and never wanting to let my dad down, I agreed to take a bash at it. I taught myself HTML at the school of ‘hey-what’s-this-button-do?’ and before long, I had built him an all-out e-commerce site that he owned (and I maintained/improved) for 10 years.
Fast forward to January 2011, when I was basically bullied out of a job that I had held for nearly 6 years and loved for almost five. The last year I was there, we lost a good chunk of funding and rather than fire me or lay me off, my boss just made my work life miserable until I finally gave notice. And this wasn’t the first time it happened. In my previous position, after four and a half glorious years of being, in my supervisor’s eyes, the best thing since pockets, suddenly I couldn’t do anything right. It has been suggested to me that, in both instances, my superiors felt threatened by my autonomy and feared for their own jobs. I will probably never know.
So…I decided I never wanted that to happen to me again. That’s how I became an entrepreneur. With a little bit of moxie and a whole lot of support from my then fiancée/now husband, Timely Manner Consulting was born.
In the months leading up to the ultimate decision to leave my well-paying but no-longer-satisfying-or-rewarding job, I had heard a few website/social media horror stories from people in my existing circles who just happened to also be small business owners. My nail tech/salon owner was paying upwards of $250/month to have a website because she didn’t know any better. My Master Plumber brother-in-law paid someone a boatload of money to build a website for him, but he’d been trying to get them to make changes for him for weeks, without success. An acquaintance was paying an exorbitant monthly fee for social media services but seeing no return on her investment.
Pulling from these tales of woe, I knew I wanted to help small business owners and entrepreneurs to get a handle on building and maintaining their web presence while ensuring they weren’t getting taken for a ride. So here is what I pose to you:
- Do you have a website?
- Do you LOVE your website?
- Do you have a handle on your social media and e-mail marketing?
How Cohesive is Your Online Presence?
If you couldn’t answer YES to all of the above questions, your small business needs Your Web Chick! I believe your website, social media profiles and e-mail marketing need to work hand-in-hand-in-hand as a cohesive unit in order to reap maximum rewards online. I will be your partner in achieving that cohesiveness.
I am an award-winning web professional based in southern New Jersey with over 12 years’ experience in web design and management. As your partner in establishing and maintaining your online presence, I am devoted to your ongoing business success.
A tech geek with a creative streak℠, I have had the pleasure of offering outstanding service to a wide variety of individuals and business professionals. My clients particularly value the personalized assistance I am committed to providing time and time again. Your Web Chick is a partner in your ongoing business success, using web design, social media and e-mail marketing as the tools to help small businesses and entrepreneurs establish and maintain their web presence at an affordable price.
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