Hi, I’m Neil!
Over the years I’ve been introduced as everything from web designer to marketing strategist to data analyst to technology enthusiast…all hats I’ve been known to proudly wear! As a marketing consultant however, my role has evolved as the changing landscape of marketing has evolved. But one thing has remained constant: I love helping businesses get more prospects, more customers, more clients – and ultimately grow their business!
You see, when I started out on my marketing journey, I had a lot to learn. After years of educating teenagers and the demands of investing all I had to give into being a teacher – I was worn out and not really even looking for “what was next”. Something though – drew me to being an entrepreneur – a business owner. If only someone had warned me about what that would look like. Well, too late now… I am hooked!!
Early on I did a lot of the leg work that I needed in my business in order to “get the job done”. I did my own sales, marketing, accounting and even created my own graphic design! What I did not want to attempt was building and managing my own website – no way in the world. So, I asked around and a number of people referred me to a web designer. You know how it goes from here – we started working on a site, which I was pretty happy with, but when I would log in to work on things it was just so frustrating and insult was being added to injury when I would ask my web designer for help and he would send me a bill everytime he helped me. I was so frustrated. There had to be a better way.
That’s when I discovered a course on building your own website – a WordPress website. I thought to myself, why not. What’s the worse that could happen, right? I could fail and just find another web designer, or this could be my “next big thing”. Little did I know (hundreds of website builds later) that it would indeed be the single biggest part of my business. I loved it and it totally made sense to me – and people were even hiring me to build a website for them!!!
When I created my first website, I was so excited! I had not only produced something that didn’t look half bad, I had taken control of my website. I could make changes whenever I wanted to, I was no longer dependent on someone else’s whims to get my changes made. I wasn’t spending thousands of dollars to get a site built (and boy have I built a few for myself since I built my first one), and more importantly I wasn’t forked over my hard-earned cash everytime I need a change made to my website. I could finally get what I wanted out of my site – when I wanted it.
Maybe you can identify with some of the struggles I had. Maybe you’ve reached a frustration level that’s boiling over, or maybe you haven’t even started yet and you are just looking for some direction and guidance when it comes to planning and building your first site. Either way, I’ve got you covered. I know what it’s like to be there and I know what it will take to get you where you want to go. So…