Got questions? We've got answers...
Who would use your services?
Just about anyone who is creative and who has a business. You don't have to be a fine artist, there are oodles of creative people in many different types of businesses. But at their core is a passion to CREATE.
Fine Artists / Entrepreneurs / Home-based Freelancers / Professional Speakers / Sales Professionals / Attorneys / Educators / Doctors / Architects / Coaches / Consultants / Restaurants / Contractors / Authors / Researchers / Graphic Designers / Web Masters / Programmers
How do I know you'll do a good job?
Our reputation is on the line with every bit of work we do. We are dedicated to providing quality services based in a foundation of integrity and high standards of conduct. Whatever projects you entrust to us, you can be certain we'll do a thorough and professional job based on your criteria, and that we’ll only take work that we have the skills and time for. Successful partnerships, and quality service, are what we value most. Our clients feel supported and regain time to do what they want to do while we handle the details.
We have earned the EthicsChecked™ Trustmark and have agreed to comply with the EthicsCheck™ Code of Ethics. We also respect your privacy and will never use our mailing list for any purpose other than to contact our clients.
We have many client testimonials; you can read a few of them throughout this web site. Of course, we will provide references upon request.
Don’t worry about whether or not you think it can be done from a distance. Just jot it down. You’ll be very surprised at what we can handle for you! Then let’s talk to see if we can help.
I’m not sure what projects I can turn over to you!
A handy exercise is to keep a notepad at your desk for one week. Make a note of tasks/projects that you: would like someone else to handle, really don’t like to do, and find take time away from what you do best and make you feel bogged down.
How do we work together from a distance? What equipment do I need?
It's easy. all you need is office equipment that you probably already have. You'll be amazed at what can be accomplished, whether we're next door or thousands of miles apart!
What equipment & software are used?
Being creative types ourselves, we use Mac computers with plenty of computing power and fireproof backup; a wide variety of Apple, Microsoft, Microsoft Office, Adobe and other software; color scanners/printers; high-speed internet access. But if you're a PC, not to worry. These days PC's and Mac's play very well together. We have experience using many types of software and have acquired new software to duplicate what our clients use. We do our own hardware/software installations and upgrades and can advise you on yours as well.
Is it cost effective?
If you need our help for a few hours a week, yes, it's very cost-effective. It costs less than it would to hire someone to come to your studio, home or office when you consider that you don't have to provide space for a new person, train them, supervise them, buy them a computer and office furniture to use, spend time doing payroll for them, and so on.
We are a business and we pay all of our own operating expenses, including taxes. All you pay for is the time we spend doing the work you need done. This is a sizable financial advantage over hiring a traditional on-site employee because you never pay for down time, health insurance or other incidental costs. You pay only for the time YOU need without the burden of overhead. As one of our clients said, "When I work with you, I have more time and make more money."
Working with us is convenient and effective. We're very skilled and want the best solution and support for YOU. Everything considered, you may need to hire an employee and have someone there, in person, because of the type of work or the number of hours. Give us a call (310-649-4434) or email Robin (firstname.lastname@example.org) to discuss it and see which would be better for you.
I’m interested! What’s the next step?
We talk on the phone about your business and schedule, and discuss what we can do to provide support for you. You may want to start slowly and have us handle a few things, and go from there. Or, you may want us to jump in and handle all the things that have been weighing you down. Whatever YOU are comfortable with. I think you’ll be surprised at just how much we can handle for you, and how easy it is to get started.
Once we have decided to work together, we will send a contract that will serve as a legal document for our business agreement. It will clearly state our business relationship. Then we're ready to get started!
"We have successfully used the services of Robin Sagara on several consumer marketing programs. She repeatedly demonstrates the ability to translate detailed data and artistic concepts into meaningful management presentations. We will continue to use her cost-efficient, professional marketing services."
~ Robert Walance & Associates,
Consumer Marketing Consultation