What is the one thing you can tell me about you?
Do you charge for a consultation?
What are your hourly rates?
My standard 2021 billing rate is $100/hour billed in one-hour increments (no partial hours).
I provide discounts for current clients, hosted clients, nonprofits, and micro-businesses – at my discretion – if agreed upon in advance. Clients who take advantage of my hosting packages receive a reduced billing rate of $85/hr for any work outside of normal maintenance and upkeep.
Where are you located and do you travel?
Do you conduct all the work yourself or do you outsource/offshore/subcontract?
What is it that you do, exactly?
How do I contact you?
The best way to reach me is to open a line of communication by emailing me your contact info and an idea of what you are looking to achieve: email@example.com
Due to the influx of robocalls, I am generally not reachable by phone without a prior appointment.
If you prefer to talk by phone, I will gladly schedule a convenient time to discuss your project – please leave a message with a proposed time(s) to speak. I rarely answer my phone directly as it is often a distraction during billable hours for my clients – I am often knee deep in work and or fun. My time, and yours is valuble so I treat my client’s time and billable hours with respect.
I hired a killer website development firm, why would I need you?
Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable customer action.
With so many easy to use web tools, why do I need you?
How is your business set up and how do you bill your clients?
Thirst Productions is an LLC registered in the State of NH. I work on an hourly basis starting at $100/hr as well as offer a number of service packages (monthly support and delivery of content and social media, SEO services, and Google Analytics) that are assessed based on the needs of your brand. I also am happy to provide a nonprofit discount (a significant discount) as my work schedule allows, work with micro-businesses on a small budget, and genuinely take pride in assisting community efforts when I can.
Agencies offer a lot more in the way of specific deliverables and packages, why are your parameters so loose?
What’s the deal with your blog?
What Tools and Technologies do you use?
In addition, I use a couple of dozen select WordPress Plugins that do everything from adding easy social sharing functionality, to providing full backup and recovery of your WordPress site. I can implement basic security, scan your installation for viruses, and manage pages and posts at your request. In the background, I keep your site running strong, content fresh and keep you up to speed in this ever changing reality that is the world wide web.
What is customized content?
What you want to present is real content for a real audience and present information people come to rely on. Period. Call it organic, call it holistic, call it authentic – but above all – be who you say you want to be and learn to be a subject matter expert in your field, vortually.
Yoast helps to explain: “Google has become better at determining search intent: why people conduct a specific search. Are they looking for an answer to their question? Are they looking to buy something? There are several reasons for searching and Google really wants to offer the best fitting search result. And here’s your chance: let Google know your answer fits specific search intent! If it actually shows what they’re looking for, you will rank higher.”
Which areas of business are your specialties?
What are your terms in regards to contracts/commitments?
Why are you cheap(er) than agencies? You pay for what you get, right?
This is true. However, it’s all relative. Without the overhead of staff, I can work directly with a limited set of clients. My goal is not to take on more work than I can handle but to be the best I can be and provide personalized services. I also do more with less. You can have a $40,000 website that no one goes to and wonder why, or have a simple website that does precisely what it was designed to do for a lot less money. These days, you should redesign your website soup to nuts every couple of years, not cling to one that you overpaid for way too long ago. Refresh, renew, reinvent. Always be evolving. Always be adapting. If you aren’t trying to keep up, you aren’t keeping up.