Need a quick answer or opinion? Just ask… our consulting services do not consist of tapping the timer whenever we get a call, then sending you a bill for the time. Our consulting services consist of time spent with you on the phone (or in person, etc.) and actually productively analyzing, changing or recommending creative aspects of your business. And yes, we will directly tell you if what you’re asking requires a consulting fee.
Here’s the deal, consulting can be very open-ended. An hour on a conference call discussing and planning a social networking campaign may be considered “consulting.” Answering your call and explaining the pros and cons of creating a MySpace page as opposed to launching a custom website probably won’t. The fact is, we offer “consulting” as a service because (especially on the internet) there are so many applications that a savvy person could employ by themselves to market their business. Maybe you just want to learn about some of this, and maybe you need help constructing a full campaign. Just ask and we’ll tell you whatever we can. If we consider it to be a “consultation” situation, we’ll let you know up front. Otherwise, we’ll tell you whatever we can and be happy that we’re talking with you. Any questions?