Guru in Your Pocket

Make 2018 the year your business growth explodes, and give yourself the gift of time.

How she freed up hours a month so she could work on, rather than for, her business

"I wasted over two hours on this, I thought I was going nuts!"

I received that in response to a solution I had just Slacked over to my client, an amazingly bright individual, who routinely keeps multiple plates in the air, and works multiple jobs: the day job, and the side hustle.

When she works in her core strengths, she is fast, efficient, and produces amazing content, bringing massive value to a wide array of people that have come to depend upon her.

When she has to work on her website, things slow down. She's working outside of her core strengths, and things take longer. More time is wasted on searching for various keywords on Google.

"I have no idea how you do this stuff so fast!"

Jonathan Ballinger

Hi, I’m Jonathan Ballinger, and I’ve been working with websites for over two decades.

Now WordPress websites, and their supporting services, are my core strength. When my core strengths are combined with my client's core strengths, the result is a vibrant website that takes a fraction of the time to complete.

She'll spot an issue with her site, and mention it to me. I'll investigate and either reply with where to make the change, or make the change and then explain what I did.

Simple, and effective.

Do you find yourself “wasting” the time you have allocated to working on your business hunting down solutions to what look like small problems with your website?

You know, you’ll sit down and start working on your business, only to look up four hours later and realise you’ve spent all the time working for your business. Maybe the font will look just right, but you know you could have finished another piece of remarkable content in that time.

Has that happened to you?

Or have you spent that time on the content, ending up with a piece that you are SO proud of, only to realise that, when it’s on your website, it doesn’t look as good as you imagined?

You’ve got limited time, and two whole aspects of your site to deal with: the substance and the style. If only you could find the hours to do both…

I get it, you’re a business owner and are overflowing with ideas for your business. You have new programs you want to develop for your audience and want to keep growing.

You don’t want technology to get in the way. You’re thinking about having an evergreen webinar act as a lead generator for your next project, but, ugh, you don’t have the time to figure out the software, or work out how to wire it up so that it looks like it’s actually part of your website.

What if you could focus on the substance, knowing that the style will look exactly as you hoped?

Wouldn't it feel great to experience this?

Introducing Guru in Your Pocket

Guru in Your Pocket is a way for you to get help from me, on a regular basis, with all of your tech queries and woes.

Gain hours a month back to work on your business by offloading your site’s busy-and-not-so-busywork off to a trusted advisor, which you can then use to work on aspects of your business that play to your strengths.

You want your courses to look similar and function in a way that enhances your company. Or you may want your product detail pages to match the look-and-feel of your homepage.

Maybe you can’t get your portfolio images to look as good as the images in your blog posts, and that’s annoying! The images in the portfolio are more important to you. Why couldn’t it have been the other way round?

You know your brand colours and typography, but you may just struggle with getting that one particular part of the site to match the rest of it. It should be easy, but nothing you’ve found on Google is helping.

You don’t want to look as if you’re flying solo, but you know that you aren’t able to hire full-time employees yet.

Surely there’s a way to get solid advice from someone that lives and breathes technology and software on a daily basis without breaking the bank?

Yes! There is.

You can get me on tap. I’ll be there for you when the rain… sorry, sorry, Friends flashback there!

But I will be there for you when you get a tech issue, or just have a query.

Give me your small tech tasks. Ask a query when you run into a roadblock while creating your latest piece of epic content.

Annoyed because you can't get that one headline to play right with the images above it, particularly on mobile? Just let me know and I'll find a solution for you.

More specifically, here’s how it’s going to work…

You give me your tech tasks that you don't wanna deal with, and I do them.

What? You need more? Okay!

  1. More valuable time. You’ll gain hours each month back through offloading all those small annoying tech tasks to me. You can use those hours on those tasks where you can skyrocket the growth of your business.
  2. Your very own IT department. It’ll be like having a technical guy on employ. You can ask questions, assign work, and monitor what’s being done.
  3. Full, in-depth website audit. Immediately, a full audit will be carried out, to work out which aspects of your site are leaving the most money on the table.
  4. A backlog of tasks. Then we’ll work together to determine the order in which all identified tasks are to be completed. These tasks will be recorded on a secure, private Trello board, giving you peace of mind and allowing you to focus on those activities that relate to your core strengths.
  5. Do, with my help. You’ll benefit from a shopping list of potential improvements that you can decide between (if you’re a hands-on type of manager), tackle, and call on me if you get stuck.
  6. Or you can just say “Make it so!” Turn the whole shebang into one more thing you don’t have to think about. Ask me to just work through the task list that we've prioritised together, and I will.
  7. Got a question? For the duration of your membership, we’ll use a private Slack channel to securely communicate in, allowing you to ask a question when it occurs to you and then forget about it until it is answered (within 24 hours).
  8. Want to know what’s been done? Quick requests are carried out there and then (when the question is seen) and added to Trello afterwards to ensure a complete record of work exists. Longer requests are added to Trello, and then prioritised, ensuring nothing gets forgotten. A report is produced at the end of each month of what has been identified, worked on, and completed.
  9. I won’t sit on my hands on your dime. When the backlog drops to five items or fewer, a re-audit will take place to identify further outstanding tasks, ensuring that your site is regularly monitored. This audit will otherwise take place every three months, ensuring issues are never lost in the cracks.
  10. Peace of mind. Work will continue to ebb and flow in this tidal fashion, granting you the time to focus on your strengths and grow your business. You will have the peace of mind that comes from knowing your site is in good hands, and will grow with your business. You’ll also have someone to fire all your techie questions at.
  11. Seven day notice period. Maybe you’ve grown to the point where you’ve hired a full time techie (in which case congratulations!) or you’ve learned enough from working with me that you’re comfortable doing it all yourself (awesome!). Just let me know a week before your next bill is due and we’ll part as friends!

Now, you might be wondering Is Guru in Your Pocket right for me?

If you can say “YES!” to any of these questions…

…I believe you’re PERFECT for Guru in Your Pocket.

  • Have you ever spent hours Googling for a solution to a problem you've noticed on your site? Perhaps not finding a solution at all, and getting nowhere?
  • Have you seen the time you've had available for working on your core business get eaten up through dealing with “small stuff” on your site?
  • Do you want to grow your site and audience, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you wish you had someone you could bounce ideas off of?
  • Are you interested in learning the “Why” behind your site as well as just having problems solved for you?

Guru in Your Pocket is not right for you if:

  • You don’t have a website already.
  • You aren’t willing to listen to suggestions regarding your website.
  • You already have a techie on your books.

It's probably easier to demonstrate this than it is to explain, so:

“Dude…Jonathan is a f*cking rockstar and you better get on his radar before everyone else does. Not only does he know an incredible amount about websites and IT, he’s a lovely person. I really feel like I’m talking to a good friend when I reach out for help. He makes having tech issues less scary and not the end of the world. If you need help with something or you simply don’t want to do this kind of work yourself. Jonathan is your man.”

– Diana Tower from dianatower.com

Seize this opportunity to stop wasting time and gain back hours a month to work on your core business

Which option works best for you?

Guru

Guru Premium

  • Full website audit so we can figure out what needs doing, and then get right on with it!
  • Access to personal Slack channel so you can ask questions, ask me to fix something, or even just bounce tech ideas off me.
  • Full backlog management system on Trello so that nothing gets overlooked.
  • Monthly executive report so that you can review exactly what's been done.
  • Queries responded to within 24-hours, and most likely solved then too, so that you're not waiting around for days.
  • Everything from Guru
  • Same day turnaround on queries (before 6 pm BST/1 pm EST/10 am PST/12 pm CST/5 pm UTC) so that you have even more peace of mind, and can rest easy knowing your tech problems are being handled.
  • 60 minute video call each month where you’ll get an in-person update of what’s been done, along with any suggestions for the coming month in terms of priority, finished off with some joint brainstorming to unlock tasks that hadn’t been considered, because some people prefer face-to-face.

£299 per month (approx. $420)

£399 per month (approx. $560)

Money B​​​​ack Guarantee

If, during the audit, we determine that there is not much that needs to be done with your site, that we wouldn’t be a good fit, or you don’t agree with the suggestions made, your money will be refunded in full, and we’ll part as friends.

The audit will be yours to keep. Consider it a validation of your work to date on your website!

© Jonathan Ballinger, 2017

Seize this opportunity to stop wasting time and gain back hours a month to work on your core business

Which option works best for you?

Guru

  • Full website audit so we can figure out what needs doing, and then get right on with it!
  • Access to personal Slack channel so you can ask questions, ask me to fix something, or even just bounce tech ideas off me.
  • Full backlog management system on Trello so that nothing gets overlooked.
  • Monthly executive report so that you can review exactly what's been done.
  • Queries responded to within 24-hours, and most likely solved then too, so that you're not waiting around for days.

£299 per month (approx. $420)


Guru Premium

  • Everything from Guru
  • Same day turnaround on queries (before 6 pm BST/1 pm EST/10 am PST/12 pm CST/5 pm UTC) so that you have even more peace of mind, and can rest easy knowing your tech problems are being handled.
  • 60 minute video call each month where you’ll get an in-person update of what’s been done, along with any suggestions for the coming month in terms of priority, finished off with some joint brainstorming to unlock tasks that hadn’t been considered, because some people prefer face-to-face.
  • 15% discount (up to a maximum of £600)

£399 per month (approx. $560)

Money Back Guarantee

If, during the audit, we determine that there is not much that needs to be done with your site, that we wouldn’t be a good fit, or you don’t agree with the suggestions made, your money will be refunded in full, and we’ll part as friends.


The audit will be yours to keep. Consider it a validation of your work to date on your website!

© Jonathan Ballinger, 2017