I got off the ground as an ’it’seeze’ consultant back in May 2011. I had trained a few months earlier but Spoton.net understood my family commitments and gave me the time to start up as soon as I was able to. And that's one of the reasons I chose my franchise here in Suffolk, the fact that the HO team are very supportive to me and my circumstances and that you can work your own hours around a madly busy family life and my husband's own business.
That's in fact where we started, we were ‘it’seeze’ clients ourselves! I googled for a website designer and came across Oliver Brock who runs the extremely successful franchise over in Colchester. He, alongside, Spoton.net designed a website for my husband's business and I was so interested in how the business worked, I enquired after my home territory of South & West Suffolk and ended up buying it!
It was the perfect home-based, low outlay business where I could utilise what I do best, marketing, consulting and working with people. I had almost no technical knowledge of the internet but one year on, it's amazing what I've learned from experience and strong HO support. But most importantly the technical side is very rarely what sells it'seeze sites, it's good pricing, great design and offering people excellent service and support, something our industry is not always renowned for.
How successful you are is up to you, you can even choose to outsource the bits of the role you don't want to fill your time with, thereby keeping your time for networking and being in front of potential clients.