- Website Design,
- Technical Support
- to my experience as a solo-entrepreneur -
- mama of 1
- and self employed business owner for almost a decade.
My next Blog Post feature client is one of those amazing clients I work with remotely, who is not only an amazing client but after spending volumes of time together over the years - I am proud to call my client and friend.
Lisa Ratford - The owner of AndrieDesigns.com formerly TwoPrettyPoppets.com - an indie pattern designer specialising detailed sewing patterns for professional results, contacted me in regards to getting some business mentoring and website support some time ago.
We'd worked together on "tweaking" elements of her website and growing her online presence, eventually moving Lisa over to our hosting platforms and redesigning her website to suit her ongoing demand and new face of her business.
When I spoke with Lisa about the possibility of her being willing to prepare a testimonial for me, she was more than obliging and call me a sucker for happy ending but her words brought me to tears.
Lisa and I have been through so much over the years with troublesome/ dud development, technical challenges and who can forget the "Double" Move - shifting from one hosting company - and being the only account on the system to have issues, to then completely pick up that site development not a month later and move the site again - as a means of allowing Lisa's website to function at it's best.
"When Nat first asked if I'd be able to write a testimonial for her revamped website, I didn't give it a second thought. After the complete and utter chaos my poor website has been through over the past few months, it was the least I could do to say thank you!
Right from day one back in 2016, Nat has been fantastic and an absolute pleasure to work with. Her attention to detail and complete dedication to each and every little niggle I throw at her continues to amaze and impress me.
So, it was only natural that when the time came to move my website off its existing host server and onto a new one, I knew Nat was THE person for the job. Throughout the process, we encountered several hiccups (over and above the 'typical' hiccups associated with a move) which caused extra stress, frustration, and at times the need to vent via several inappropriate expletives which need not be repeated. Throughout the whole ordeal Nat maintained complete professionalism, worked on the issues over countless hours and a couple of sleepless nights, and reassured and updated me as she went on where things were at.
To say the move was a success wouldn't be completely accurate, and unfortunately we then had to turn around and move the site AGAIN just 6 weeks later. Despite the heavy feeling in our hearts, we both dug deep and just got on with it. Again, Nat was wonderful at both the work she did in moving my site AND her reassurance and constant contact. Thankfully this time it was a resounding success and I know my site would be no where near as amazing as it is without her help and support.
If there was ever a 100% top notch developer and business mentor then Nat would have to be it. I am beyond thrilled with the work she has completed for me thus far and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership as my businesses continue to grow. Thank you for everything lovely lady!"
- Lisa Ratford