Creating an online presence which reaches your target audience
About 90% of Irish people aged 16-64 own a smartphone and web traffic on smartphones in Ireland is almost a third higher than the EU average.
6 in 10 people browse online before making an in store purchase and a search engine is most used to access information during browsing. 1 in 6 of Irish small enterprises still have no website, social media account, or any online presence whatsoever.
(source: Shane O Leary digital consumers report 2017)
If you do not have an online presence, or your online presence is still living in the year 2000, you are missing out on opportunities.
I offer mobile-first web design, suited to your every need. From simple one-page design to enabling you to setting up online shop, I am there for you.
In order to provide a tailored solution, I invest time in hearing your needs and work out a full plan before starting my design.
I am a full stack developer and can create a website from scratch, not bound by the limits of a template.
As a photograher, I can even come to your site/office/shop and shoot professional images to enhance your website.
Because your online presence says a lot about your business
Who is your ideal customer and how do you reach them?
Getting started on Social Media is free, and easy.
But, what after you've create your pages on the different platform and gone through the 10 things you really wanted to get out there?
How are you going to stay connected with your customers?
Who is taking the responsibility of dealing with online complaints or bad reviews?
When do you create new posts to keep your content fresh?
What is your content really communicating about your brand?
Where are your social media blind spots?
Would you like to understand more about Social Media and Branding?
Many entrepeneurs have gone through this. You have found your niche, you believe in your product, but have no clue how to build your brand online.
Whereas historically you could just do your thing without bothering about an online presence, nowadays not having some sort of digital persona makes your audience wonder about the quality of your product.
Purchase decisions are made online, and if you are not online, you are missing out on valuable business.
If you do not consider yourself 'tech-savvy', the idea of getting started can be daunting in itself. Let alone the potential branding errors you can make, pushing your customers away as opposed to attracting them!
Recognizing these fears, I provide support in the form of workshops themed around specific subjects, such as setting up a Facebook page or Blog, choosing the right media outlets and creating marketing material.
I preferably work 1:1 or in very small groups, up to 3 people. This as it allows me to give plenty of attention to each individual and their questions.
Having gained experience working for several top technology companies, including the world's biggest social media platform, I finally made the jump into web development in 2018.
A study in Web Technologies at the National College of Ireland provided me with knowledge of different programming languages, and the skill to use them to create beautiful things for the web.
I am a full stack developer, meaning I write my own code in order to develop websites. On top of that I am a skilled photographer. These things allow me to be as creative as can be when it comes to design and application.
Helping small and medium enterprises create a succesful online persona is my pleasure, as I deeply apreciate the adventure called entrepreneurship.
'No Swirls, and no fluffy stuff.' A very clear design brief came with this website. We opted for a carousel slideshow on top of Marike's page, allowing her to visually introduce herself and her message.