"I had my domain and had the very bare bones in place, but there was minimal design and very little polish. I cobbled it together on my own with the skills and free-time I had at the time. Let's just say, I give myself credit for what it was, but it wasn't good enough - not for me, not for my clients, not to compete in the market, and not to represent me and what I do. It was there, I guess, but wasn't really a cohesive, thoughtful and welcoming 'home' as Tony calls it. I wasn't sure what it would be like to delegate such a complex and personal project to someone else. At the beginning, too, I was in a tight financial situation, so trusting someone else with my IP, data, digital presence and hard-earned money was a tough one! Because I could see where I wanted to be, and what it would take if I tried to become an expert and implement everything on my own, I hired Tony. There is enormous value in realizing what you’re good at doing, and realizing where it's worth it to outsource and partner with someone who can help you! Tony provides a tangible service, but also one that feels safe. He’s on the pulse of the important social media/marketing trends and offers accessible, honest and entertaining assistance! Tony and his team are always striving to over-deliver and really understand each client so that the end result is really representative of them. Beyond that, Tony will provide you with honest guidance on complex decisions that have to be made in design, business, or functionality. You feel like you’re working on a team (not just a client), and when you're in business for yourself, it's nice to feel like you're not alone. And the best part? I got a friend out of it! I know, it's kinda cheesy, but honestly, I did. You can't really put a price on someone just 'getting you'. It made the work easier, it made me feel validated and things eventually went really quickly as well - which is a cost savings, too! I have personally benefitted, but so have my clients and so has the product! I’m now much more connected to my brand and customers because I feel supported and empowered to provide a service to them in the way I want to, and through the 'home' that I want to. What better benefit than feeling proud of your work and your self? I know how helpful it has been to me to hear from people who have told me that they like my work, they like me, and that what I do makes a difference - so I'll say the same to Tony! Thank you!"
-Lindsay Rider, Artist + Entrepreneur, New York, NY