Are you a marketing agency?
No, I’m not a marketing agency. I’m an independent marketing consultant. My job is to research, advise strategies and develop the concepts, plans, and vision needed for a successful marketing campaign. I also ensure quality and efficiency throughout every single stage of your projects. I have a very close-knit network of graphic artists and website programmers to draw on to complete the projects that I lay the initial groundwork for.
What size businesses do you work for?
I work with companies of all sizes. It's great having some variety in my line of work. Most of my past work has been doing small business marketing for start-ups and medium-sized businesses, but I have also worked with some larger companies as well.
How long do you typically work with a client?
It varies quite a bit, I've had some for years' and others for months, it really depends on what your particular needs are, but typically I work with most of my clients for a minimum of 3 months.
What are your rates?
My rates are based on the scope of the projects I work on; however, my typical hourly rate is $75.00. In the case that an outside vendor was required for technical expertise, then the cost of the vendor's services would be extra. Before an outside vendor is brought onto a project, I would have you review and sign off on whatever quote amount they propose for their part of the project. You'll never have to worry about being blindsided with surprise invoices from me. Since my hourly rate is lower than most consultants, it allows my clients to work with me for extended periods of time. This works out well for everyone involved because I get the satisfaction of watching their business grow, and they get the security of a consultant that is not just a one-hit-wonder, that's committed to their business long-term.
Do I have to sign a contract?
No, nothing that formal, but I do have an "Agreement" that I sign off on, as well as the client. It’s basically outlining the number of hours in a week that the client would like me to work on their projects (minimum/maximum) and for how long the client would like to retain my services for initially. Again, it's important that you as the client never gets any surprises.
Will you sign an NDA?
Certainly, I actually have my own NDA documentation that I provide to my clients for them to use with me. But if you have your own, we can use whichever one you're most comfortable with.