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Flyer, website or press release: Frequently asked questions

So what do you do, exactly?

I am a graphic designer, a web designer, a copywriter and a journalist.

If you’re a small local business and you need a whole range of services – maybe you’re just starting up – then you need someone who can provide all of them for a reasonable price. My graphic design skills mean I can create your business cards, your flyers and any adverts to go in the local papers. My web design skills mean I can create you a good-looking website which is easy to navigate and contains all the information you and your clients need. My writing skills mean that your content will read as well as it looks, and my contacts in the local press mean that if you’ve got a story to tell, I can make sure it gets told.

Are you expensive?

I started Andrew Greenhalgh Design and Communications to work with schools, SMEs, start-ups, charities and churches who need the graphic design, copywriting, web design and proof reading skills I have but can’t afford to deal with huge companies and their huge prices.

I believe in an honest day’s pay for an honest day’s work but I can work around your budget and find a solution that suits us both.

Are you DBS-checked?

Yes. And two of my regular clients – Overchurch Juniors and New Brighton Primary – are both schools. I regularly visit both schools to write and design newsletters, create bespoke content for their websites and work on other promotional material. I have four young children of my own and as a youth leader at my church, I am comfortable working with children of all ages, from tots to teenagers.

I don’t know if I need graphic design, web design, or copywriting, or a press release…

That’s fine. I will talk you through your options and we will come up with a solution that will suit your business and your budget. I’m a friendly chap and I won’t ever try to talk you into something you’re not comfortable with.

People keep talking to me about social media and saying I need to be on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn…

I can help with that too. Not every social media is suitable for every business and we can talk about which one is best for you. I can create you a Facebook page, a Twitter account and a LinkedIn profile and even help you with your updates. There are other social media too and we can talk about those as well if you would like.

I need some flyers and business cards designing but I need to get them printed too. Can you help?

Absolutely. I have worked with small local printers and international organisations and there are positives and negatives to both. We can talk about the best option for you and take it from there.

I’ve heard about something called web hosting for websites. What’s that?

Web hosting companies are like the printers of the online world. They put your lovely new website on the internet so the rest of the world can see it, otherwise it can only be seen on the computer it has been built on. Like printers, there are many options and many prices. We will talk through the options and decide on the best one for you.

I want a new website to replace my old horrible site but I want to keep the address the same. Is that possible?

Yes.

I’ve left it all until the last minute. Can you help?

I will always do my best to meet whatever deadline you have, no matter how close. If I say I can, I will. I won’t ever promise to do something and not deliver.

 

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