Franchises for Women Spotonnet
Helen Clarke, 46
North Devon Region
I have over 20 years experience in advertising and marketing,and prior to taking on my Spoton.net franchise, I was the BDM for Lantern FM Radio. I was also one of the Directors in my own restaurant and holiday apartments business.
When we had the business, we paid well over £2,000 for our website and we had to phone up every time we needed to change text or prices, which took a lot of time and money! This was not only a direct loss but also indirect, as I was not able to be instantly proactive with special offers and promotions, which meant I lost business to my competitors.
During my time at Lantern FM, I realised that there are a lot of small businesses out there that haven’t got a website for various reasons – the initial cost of setting one up (usually thousands of pounds for a quality site), the additional hidden costs (hosting, domain names, enquiry forms, emails) and having to pay others to change text/ prices, add images and build extra pages etc. All of those things cost us time and money, so I could appreciate what other businesses must be going through.
I eventually decided to go for a franchise because I wanted the opportunity to earn as much as I wanted, when I wanted and be proud of what I was doing – plus the satisfaction of earning money for myself rather than for others. I looked at a couple of different franchises and then came across Spoton.net, under the Google search of ‘franchises for woman’. After talking to Matt Baines at Spoton.net, firstly on the phone, then during a visit to an impressive head office in Devon, I realised that this was a very exciting opportunity. I was able to offer local businesses, not only ahigh quality, self editing website, but also a unique web marketing system which is a fraction of the price that others charge in my area. It is a great feeling to be able to visit local businesses with a fantastic service, knowing I can give them something no
one else can come close to!
Since joining Spoton.net, I have not looked back and will shortly reach my initial goal of having 100 clients on board! I have had lots of referrals from my customers, the only problem I have now is keeping up with all the new orders and enquiries, as all my sites are ready within 7-10 days! My goal is to have at least 4 people working for me in the future, giving me more time to be able to see potential customers and help them save money.
“...I wanted the opportunity to earn as much as I wanted, when I wanted and be proud of what I was doing – plus the satisfaction of earning money for myself rather than for others”
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