Things have changed a bit since I took the leap and went into freelance marketing, but this is my story and how I went from just “I, Laura” to “We” as a full blown marketing service.
I originally studied at Chichester University & whilst there, I found myself a little Saturday job in a high end boutique opticians as an optical assistant.
After graduating, I became their web and digital marketing coordinator and from the outset, I loved it! I loved reading about it, writing about it and sharing content with local people.
A few years later, I decided to further my education and graduated from Udacity with a Nanodegree in Digital Marketing. This gave me all the skills needed to transfer my marketing skills from the optician’s store, to all kinds of businesses. In November 2017, I qualified as a Google Partner, giving another certificate to my wall and solidifying my skills as a PPC professional. With all the qualifications and experience ticked off, I took the jump and went freelance.
Years later, I found myself needing more and more skills in the web development arena to match the requests of my clients who wanted their website and marketing all under one roof. As a one woman band, I couldn’t manage this alone. I didn’t have to look very far for a business partner…literally, across the room. There’s no secrets here, we are a couple, we live together, work together and it just works! Dan has supported my business venture from the ground up. It was the perfect solution, not only does he have all the skills I need in web development, but he already knew my current clients from the highs and lows of my journey. We have a clean divide in the business, I look after all marketing and project management, whereas Dan deals with bespoke website development, ecommerce solutions and anything else that requires code.
Since my humble beginnings, I have been involved in marketing campaigns for all different kinds of businesses including holistic sound therapy, make up artistry, recruitment, garden landscaping, carbon fibre manufacturing, jewellers, the list goes on! No two days are the same and I always love the challenge of something new.
So this is our story. It used to be just me, and now we are a team. Any business wishing to improve their digital footprint and/or wanting to outsource website or marketing duties, we’d love to hear from you. Whether it’s one off jobs, occasional jobs or monthly recurring work for businesses big, small or even those not yet in existence get in touch!
I am based in Chichester, West Sussex but I grew up in the countryside town of Petworth, that's where my heart is. I am a member local networking group, The Last Friday Club, where I regularly attend to catch up with business people in my area. I am also a keen traveller of the world and wherever I go, my work comes too!
Here are some fun facts about me:
- Travelling The World (43 Countries And Counting!)
- Historic Buildings
- Sweet Treats
- The Countryside
- Being My Own Boss
Things I love:
- Jargon & Acronyms
- Public Speaking
- Cold Weather
- The Chichester Observer Website
- Bad Communication