That sounds pretty basic, right? You would think so. But when I first started talking to business owners, I was surprised. I found out many have little control over their online presence and were paying for services they knew little or nothing about.
For example, in reference to control, some pay hundreds of dollars a month to maintain a website. If they ever leave that company they will lose their website, because they don’t own it. It’s as if they’ve rented the website all this time.
Or perhaps they pay a service to list their business in several online directories. This is an important service and can help with the online visibility of your company. But what happens to those listings if you ever stop paying the monthly fee? It seems the online business listings will stop as well.
I could go on and on with examples of confusion and lack of ownership I discovered in a few short months. It’s true, not all online marketing services or businesses operate that way. And it’s also true that these models probably have a place in some companies. But often business owners don’t even know what they are getting for their money. It’s important to ask questions up front. But it can be hard to know what questions to ask.
These findings were very motivating to me as I decided to start my own company. I knew there were ways to help companies improve their online presence AND keep them in the driver’s seat.
I also was confident I could explain these ways in simple, easy-to-understand language. This would empower business owners to make wise decisions with their online presence.
If you chose to work with me here at OnPoint Results, you will be getting the service of someone who is committed to the following:
Even if you’ve had a bad experience in the past with an SEO or Web Design company, reach out to me with your questions. I’d be happy to answer them and help any way that I can.
I do not believe in a one-size-fits all approach. Each business is unique. I will start the process with a consultation to discuss your needs and business goals. Based on that conversation, and some research of my own, I will make suggestions for your business. Once you understand my suggestions, you may decide if you’d like to move forward with them or not.
If you’d like to start a conversation, please feel free to reach out. I’d be happy to hear from you.
Nikki Stine – Owner of OnPoint Results LLC
I am a local and have lived in the Roscoe-Rockton-Rockford-Belvidere Illinois area my entire life. I’ve been working with computers for as long as I can remember, and I love troubleshooting. A few random facts:
Dessert: Carrot cake over chocolate cake.
Magazine: Popular Science instead of People.
Activity: Outside rather than inside.
Dog Breed: Siberian Husky, hands down.
You can find me on LinkedIn.
Nikki was a joy to work with! When I had started my business, an advertiser had set up my business name on a couple of business listings, including Google Business listing. But I wasn’t given the login information. Nikki was able to help me reclaim my Google Business listing so that it could be updated. She also helped me complete my website, something that I had wanted to do for a couple of years. Being that this is not my area of expertise, Nikki offered suggestions to improve its appearance. She was also there to give me friendly reminders of what I needed to do to complete these projects and was there to calm me through some of my frustrations. Since these things have been completed, I have had a few questions that Nikki has been prompt to respond to. Thanks so much for your hard work!!
Nikki is a superb communicator and has elevated her skillset to an art form. She strives to get to know our business needs thoroughly before she makes any suggestions. We appreciate the balanced recommendations she gives us, all the while respecting and working with our final decisions. It has been a great investment for our company.
I have had a long working relationship with Nikki throughout my years in business. She has always been great at listening to my needs and providing me with results that exceed my expectations! She provides prompt service and communication whenever I have a question. As a person who values things done correctly, I can trust her to pay close attention to details and reflect that in all areas of her analysis and work. It is a true pleasure to work with Nikki because I know I will be satisfied with the end result every time.