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Blog or Website Consultations with Annabel Candy

Book a one on one consultation with me if you’d like clear, smart solutions for all your blogging problems. As an investment in your blog and business a one on one consultation offers excellent value for money.

My advice could save you thousands of dollars on bad blog design and hundreds of hours working on a poorly designed or written blog which will never get results. And of course, if your blog is designed, written and promoted well it could launch your career, establish your expertise and make you thousands of dollars.

60 minutes doesn’t sound like much time but this is a fast paced, tightly focused consultation and we’ll cover a lot of ground. One client said she got value for money in the first 20 minutes alone.

What do you need help with most?

Blog Design Consultation

If your blog isn’t getting the results you want the design is probably flawed. With an MA in Design for Interactive Media I focus on legibility and user-friendly design.

When your blog isn’t easy to read, or if people can’t find the information they’re looking for fast, they won’t hang around. Good blog design is essential and I’ll tell you exactly what needs to be done to tweak your blog so that people who visit it actually read it, enjoy being there and want to subscribe and tell their friends about it. You can use what you learn in this consultation to change your blog yourself or brief your blog designer.

Blog Content Consultation

I loves writing, people and communication so what to write on your blog and how to write it is my passion. If your blog is set up properly and well designed but it still isn’t achieving your goals, then it’s time to work on the content.

The good news is that you don’t have to be a great writer to write a great blog.

I’ll help you write copy that gets people fired up and makes them take action, no matter how little writing experience you have. Writing for the web is very different from writing for print and I’ll tell you everything you need to know to get people to read your blog, hold their attention and get them telling their friends about it.

Guest Posting Consultation

I recommend guest posting as one of the fastest and most effective way to get new, targeted readers to your blog. But how do you get started? How do you know which blogs to guest post on? Who do you contact to organise it? What should you write? How do you submit your guest post? How can you help make sure your post gets published?

I’ll answer all those questions and let you in on some of my networking secrets and how I’ve personally managed to get my writing featured on some of the biggest blogs on the Internet like Problogger, CopyBlogger and Zen Habits. 

How Your Consultation Works

1. Booking is essential. I can only fit in four blog consultations per week. They get booked up fast and usually well in advance. Make a booking now to avoid disappointment.

2. I send you a detailed questionnaire so I can do some research on your blog, business, target audience and competitors. I’ll come up with ideas and strategy before we talk so that we can make the most of our one on one time.

3. I send you a complimentary copy of the Successful Blogging in 12 Simple Steps ebook and audio book (valued at $39) so you can start to really focus on your blog and what questions you want to ask me. If you’ve already bought my ebook let me know when you book our consultation and I’ll refund you for it.

4. We line up a time to speak that suits both of us and talk on Skype video, by Skype phone or on your landline if that’s easier for you. I usually book the consultation 2-3 weeks ahead. We spend at least 60 minutes plotting and scheming how to make your blog bring you the success you deserve. You go away with a clear idea of what needs to be done and a list of priorities.

5. You feel inspired, empowered and motivated to carry on building your business and growing your blog with renewed energy, drive and passion. If you have any questions up to 15 days after the consultation I’ll be happy to deal with them by email.

What People Say

Although I am not a newbie blogger I was unhappy with how slowly subscribers were signing up for our blog. After a short chat with Annabel she quickly pointed out that I had set up my Feedburner subscribership wrong. I couldn’t believe it! What I thought had been working properly for months was not. After implementing Annabel’s suggested fix people have been signing up much more easily. Annabel quickly recognized the problem and gave me a fix that worked.

Carmen Bolanos, USA
The NuNomad BlogI’m new to the area of blogging and have never really given our website the attention it deserves so found myself struggling with how to get some great content happening and create a blog to spread the word about all things bookkeeping. Annabel really knows how to sharpen your focus when it comes to website content and blogging – I’ve come away with pages of tips, tricks, catchy headlines and action plan – Thank you Annabel your expert knowledge has helped me tremendously.

Leanne Berry, Australia
The Numbers GameI admit that I was apprehensive about having a consultation with Annabel. I had a million questions and felt that we wouldn’t get to the important points in the hour we’d have together. But I had no reason to worry at all. My conversation with Annabel was a huge light bulb for me. She helped me stop spinning my wheels and hone in on the important points to focus on for my blog. She totally changed my perspective on how to change different aspects of my blog, such as refining the target audience and finding other blogs to guest post on. And I found her social media expertise to be top-notch — she demystified alot of the concepts that had me stumped. Annabel empowered me with tips and tricks to take my blog to the next level. She looked under the hood of my blog and showed me how to leverage what was already working for me. Before chatting with Annabel, I spent so much time searching and trying to come up with a plan on my own. She gave me practical action steps to take, with no fluff or filler. I know I sound like I’m gushing, but I’m extremely pleased. I got my money’s worth in the first 20 minutes. For this kind of targeted advice, I’d happily pay twice what she charges. Before, I thought that Annabel rocked… now I know she does.

Anilia Arneus, USA
Motivated SistaAnnabel’s insights have helped me writing kick-ass guest posts, and getting them published on high profile blogs. She’s a passionate blogger with great advice – both inspiring and useful.
Her work makes a difference in the blogosphere

Mars Dorian, Germany
Mars DorianAfter working through Annabel’s book “12 Steps to Successful Blogging”, I engaged Annabel to review my newly created website / blog to give me her views on how it could be improved for internet marketing and making it “stickier”. During a 1hour Skype call, Annabel completed a critique of my site. She was immediately able to recommend simple and effective changes that I knew made sense. She has a great, friendly style, so I didn’t feel I was being criticized at all. Annabel talks in simple English, not techno babble, so it was easy for me to understand what she was recommending and why. My husband was pottering around in the background while I was on the call and when I finished with Annabel he said “that sounded like she really knew what she was talking about”. That’s very high praise coming from him I highly recommend Annabel to anyone who needs an independent view on their web/blog design, particularly if your goal is to use your web/blog to sell your products/services. You will get real value for money that you’ll be able to track in your web/blog analytics if you make the changes she recommends.

Suellen Hughes, Australia
TransformeAnnabel is the go-to person when it comes to building a successful blog. I’ve been blogging for close to 2 years now and have generally read all there is to be read on blogging, yet Annabel impressed me with her in-depth blogging know-how. For the past few weeks, she has been offering me invaluable and actionable advice on how to successfully pitch guest posts at A-List blogs which have helped me tremendously in nabbing said guest post. Beyond her blogging expertise, what truly touched me is Annabel’s selfless and sincere approach towards helping me succeed. It’s really a star quality. If you want to build a top blog, you have to go to her.

Celestine Chua, Singapore

The Personal Excellence Blog

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