Make Change . Online

I help people build businesses that make the world better.

My clients are...

1. Starting

Half of my clients are starting a new business, wanting help with the whole process.

2. Or Growing

The other half are wanting help to grow an existing business, especially with online marketing.

3. Service-Oriented

They're usually offering some kind of service that aims to help others improve their lives.

4. Education-oriented

They often have plans to teach others - through a book, online course, or even just a blog.

5. Overwhelmed

With dozens of things to do and tough decisions to make every single day.

6. Procrastinating

Staying busy, but not with the important stuff, so things are moving more slowly than they'd like.

7. Website Novices

Not great with building websites, email lists, payment processing, etc.

8. Business Newbies

Not experienced with certain aspects of business, like marketing, selling or daily operations.

Some current clients...

Mahaya Forest Hill

“I am consistently impressed with your ability to provide value. The profit increase for practitioners was $40,000 in 2016. Our website is seeing a DOUBLING of traffic and our new newsletter strategy has been hugely successful with a 6-fold increase in click-rates.”
Chris, Owner

Gaia College

“Phil has been instrumental in a major revision of our web presence as we moved to an integrated implementation of Joomla, Virtuemart and Moodle. He works efficiently, intelligently and independently. We are happy to recommend Phil and his work.”
Michael and Heide Hermary, Founders

Homeopathy First

"I highly recommend talking to Phil if you need a Boss Of Your Business (or even just a new website). A few short calls with him and I had a clear, do-able plan to get some stuff done before the end of 2016. AND BONUS he built me this lovely new site that feels like it fits me and my biz perfectly."
Torey Ivanic, Owner

I help you...

1. Build

Develop your business, especially with online marketing strategies.

2. Grow

Get more clients or customers, and create offerings that serve them.

3. Move

Make decisions, set goals, be accountable, and get a LOT more done each day.

4. Create

Build (or improve) your website, and your selling and marketing strategy.

About me...

I've been doing small business consulting and website development since 2005. I’ve also been starting and running my own small businesses the whole time. I’ve sold a couple of them and continue to run a couple of them. Here are the main ones:

Smiling Gardener

This is where I run a 12 month online organic gardening course as well as selling organic fertilizers to gardeners and farmers in the U.S. I worked hard on it for the first 3 years, and now it pays my bills with about 5 hours of work on average per week, plus I'm helping people around the world and there is no better feeling.

Gardener's Pantry

I built and sold this business, and continue to maintain the website as well as consulting on marketing. The site sells organic fertilizers. The new owner said, "What I especially like about the new website, besides the solid information, is the nice calm tone, and how your respectful but 100% dedicated attitude is shining through."

Heather Nicholds

I co-founded this business with my ex-wife Heather. She’s a holistic nutritionist who offers cooking classes, meal plans and consultations. Similarly to 'Smiling Gardener', she now generates passive income from the site while helping others improve their health. She's amazing. If you're on a plant-based diet and need help with food, check her out.

Summary...

I suppose what I do with you is some combination of coaching, mentoring and actual implementation.

We'll work on: business strategy, marketing, getting more clients, getting more done - and I may help with your website.

Some clients come to me with a new business idea, but they need help making it a reality.

Other clients have an existing business they want to grow, and again, they just want some help.

As James Taylor sang so beautifully in 1985, "that's why I'm here."

Pricing...

My fees vary depending on:

* How often we talk,
* How long we work together,
* How much work I do for you,
* And what you can afford.

That last one is important because if we’re kindred spirits and you have a cool project, I do my best to find a way for us to work together.

For coaching/mentoring, most clients pay me $300-$1000/month.

For website development, most clients pay me $1000-$4000 (although complex projects can be much more).

Contact me...

You can email me at phil@makechange.online or with the form below.

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