For someone who's just starting out — starting your first online business is overwhelming. There's a lot of big questions that come up, and sometimes researching those only leads to even bigger questions.
And, of course, in nearly any manner of online business — how are you going to brand yourself to stand out, and target the kind of customers you want?
How do you know how to speak their language? How do you market it?
And honestly, who can you turn to for advice — especially from someone who's done it before & has experience — with questions that you just don't know?
I'm Micah. I've been in the business of helping the smartest and most amazing creative people online for over 10 years — from starting my own design/development company just out of college, to changing the face of fonts on the internet by making the first open-source font foundry, to teaching and redesigning one of the top web development courses taught in 20 cities across 6 countries around the world. Not to mention designing & developing branding, websites, and custom apps for dozens of customers & clients.
I've been approached by and built branding, websites, apps, and internal tools for companies like NBCUniversal, The New York Times, General Assembly, Heroku, Mozilla, Stripe, Readmill, Trunk Club, Metalab, PRX, Librato, Ginkgo Bioworks, Openstudy, Citizen, The League of Moveable Type, & many more.
But more important than that, I've been a mentor to new businesses, do-it-yourself-ers, and crazy idea-makers for more than 10 years.
In all that time, I've been helping clients, friends, and total strangers figure out how to make their stuff online work. That means:
“I started working with Micah when I was launching my small meditation business, and his guidance was career changing.
He was integral from beginning-to-end in setting up my website. I was lost in a sea of SquareSpace templates and he problem-solved every issue I had. He helped guide me to a font that was best suited for the voice of my brand and helped me find a color scheme that felt authentic to me and my business.
His expert knowledge of how users think online was invaluable - because I listened to his suggestions, I've been turning website visits into paid clients.
His support went way beyond website help - he also assisted me with my MailChimp newsletters and helped me come up with a footer that I now use throughout my business. He simplified how I was emailing my clients and showed me a simple way to effectively reach my clientele easier — which has saved me hours of time every time I email them.
Having Micah as a digital mentor has alleviated all of my fears surrounding my online presence, which has resulted in me gaining more clients without working so hard. On top of all that - you’ve got a friend in your corner every step of the way who is endlessly cheering you on and wants you to succeed.
His help was exactly what I needed and I am just so grateful I gave myself the gift of working with him.”
Sara Silverstein • http://www.sarasil.com
Breathwork Healer & Solo Business Owner
If you want to start a creative business, a profitable passion project, or your first side hustle, and don't want to struggle through it alone, I'm here for you.