This month, my very own WordPress and all things techno person, Jean Maund, shares with us ...
Describe your business
I make all things online easy for my clients. Technology is often the stumbling block for small business owners who somehow feel that they should be doing everything themselves.
My business name is Just Ask Jean. I came up with this a few months into having a business with no name. I had so many calls from people saying ‘Lisa says I just need to ask Jean about this’ the name followed naturally and people seem to respond well to it.
My aim and passion is to help people understand and harness the huge power of online marketing. I love enabling my clients to build their businesses with ease.
I create beautiful WordPress websites that work as well as putting in place online systems for lead generation and sales.
What makes me different from other web designers or online marketeers is that I help my clients to go from where they are to where they want to be without blinding them with jargon. I’m all about enabling my clients to do it themselves if they want!
How does a consultation with you work?
I love finding out about people’s businesses and their goals. I then use that information to help them put in place a strategy to grow their business.
Who do you work with?
Typically my clients are expert professionals; coaches, consultants, speakers and authors who want to spend less time swapping their time for money. They generally have reached a plateau in earnings which has been capped by the amount of time they have available and are looking for ways to leverage their expertise.
What did you do before?
Before I started my business 8 years ago, i worked in education. I trained teachers and IT advisers in the best use of technology. Before that I was a teacher and trainer for many years so am well used to explaining difficult concepts in an easy to digest way. My clients have commented that I can translate Geek in to English! I’ve always been a semi-closet geek myself building websites for people as a hobby in the early days.
What's in the pipeline for you?
I love to learn and am always looking at ways to expand my knowledge. I have many interests outside of business including dog training which also keeps me fit!
I’m aiming to run more workshops in the near future as I love to help people one to one and in a group setting.
I just love my Massive Action Days - one to one working with business owners giving them the skills to massively transform their business.
What are you proud of?
I’m proud of still being in business after 8 years. No mean feat these days. I’m also proud of my two daughters who despite the odds (i.e. being my children) have grown in to beautiful, kind and successful young people.
What advice would you offer wannabe entrepreneurs?
Get help whenever you can! Don’t feel you have to do it all yourself. If you can’t afford to pay someone else to do work for you look for opportunities to swap skills. Oh and don’t judge your inside with everyone else’s outside - chances are the people you think are doing so well are also having their own challenges are envying you!
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