How Can I Help You Get Closer to Achieving Your Digital Marketing Goals?
My name is Michael Neely and I help business owners achieve their business marketing goals. I got started in Atlanta building websites and doing graphic design work in 2011. Since then, I have helped over 100 small business clients all over the United States with over 100 projects, and the list keeps growing. Now, I provide digital marketing services, web development services, and web design services. I currently live in the Atlanta metro area.
UPDATE: As of September 2020, I have relocated to the Atlanta Metro area, however I will continue to have a presence in the south Florida business community.
Web Design Services
I built my first site in March 2000 with a drag-and-drop website builder, several sites in the early 2000’s in Microsoft FrontPage, coded my first site from scratch in 2011, and discovered WordPress in 2012. Since then, I have built over 100 websites for various small businesses and agencies, many as a third-party designer and developer. Now, I create designs in Adobe XD as my favorite design and prototype tool.
For more information on web design and how my approach to responsive web design can build you a better website, check out my information page.
WordPress Development Services
In October 2012, I noticed that my new site was not showing up in the top 10 pages of Google. After all, it wasn’t the early 2000’s anymore and there were billions more websites on the internet. I stared at my new website looking for new ways to implement a search engine optimization strategy. WordPress seemed like the logical solution for me to build great websites that were also search friendly. WordPress now powers all my websites.
I learned to make some changes to my sites altering the CSS code and a little PHP. In 2015, I began custom-coding WordPress themes for Atlanta companies and I look forward to building new themes. I also like to custom design sites for clients using themes from StudioPress on the Genesis framework.
In 2019, I took a deep dive into PHP programming and can now code the theme you need for your business. Whether you need a website for a new business or your existing site needs to more competitive, contract me and let’s work together. If you need eCommerce customization or are rolling out a new eCommerce site, let’s work together.
Digital Marketing Services
Wouldn’t it be great if you had interested sales leads coming to you instead of having to chase them? Sounds like Emerson’s proverbial “better mousetrap,” doesn’t it? It is possible. It’s called using inbound marketing strategies.
Inbound marketing doesn’t completely eliminate the need for outbound marketing activities. However, inbound marketing can serve as a very effective long-term strategy for growing your business. I first learned about inbound marketing when I bought the book Inbound Marketing By Hubspot founders Brian Halligan, Dharmesh Shah, and marketing thought leader David Meerman Scott back in April 2013.
When I began my business career, there was no internet as we know it today. Some sales jobs I had required a phone book, a telephone, and a desire to succeed. Marketing strategy consisted of “research the leads, buy more leads, call all of them over again until they ‘buy or die.'” It seemed inconceivable to me that inbound marketing strategy would work.
Hubspot Certified Digital Marketing Consultant
I have known about Hubspot for years. I have been using their Customer Relationship Management software for my business since 2017. In July 2020, I checked out their digital marketing solutions and found them to be a great fit for my business and it might be a great for for your business too.
Clearly, I have been busy. The world isn’t the same as it was in 2013. It used to take three phone calls on average to reach a decision-maker. Now it takes eight phone calls on average. That’s a log of “spinning your wheels” when you could be closing deals. Most people don’t even answer numbers they don’t recognize.
Ready to see how I can help? Let’s set up a virtual meeting, discuss your goals and see how I can help you reach your marketing goals.
Looking for a GoDaddy Pro?
There are a ton of great hosting platforms out there. You will see me write great things about WPEngine as an enterprise-level hosting provider. However, if you are just starting out or don’t quite have an enterprise-level budget, I recommend GoDaddy for your hosting needs to help meet your business goals.
Do you already have an account with GoDaddy? they are the 800-pound gorilla in the room when it comes to hosting. I am very familiar with most of their hosting products for your WordPress site. In fact, I am a GoDaddy Pro. We can link our accounts in the GoDaddy platform and allow me to make recommendations.
How I Can Help Your Company
WordPress Website Design
WordPress Theme Updates
Hosting and Maintenance Plans
Minor or Major Website Updates
Custom WordPress Theme Design
PSD to WordPress Development