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Bouncing Emails – error when emailing support@nataliecrowedesigns.com

Regarding Emails to Support@nataliecrowedesigns.com Bouncing – Please use SUPPORT@NATALIECROWEDESIGNS.COM.AU instead

We have received a number of messages  and phonecalls from you guys in regards to  emails to support@nataliecrowedesigns.com  bouncing   with the following message:

Message rejected as spam (CM). Please send message to mailblockreview@optusnet.com.au if you feel this is in error.

I am  now addressing the issue, we aren’t hosted with Optus, so this is news to me as well. I will rectify the issue ASAP and let everyone know what’s happening as soon as I know.  

In the meanwhile please feel free to use support@nataliecrowedesigns.com.au  to contact us.

Kind Regards
Natalie Crowe

New websites underway development for Hunter Valley businesses

Day 2
that we’re back in the office and we worked until the early hours of
this morning, more so from excitement than “having to work”. I have
missed the routine and being back in that focused frame of mind whilst
working for yourself.

We got the phone call late yesterday to
say our quote for Cessnock Motorcycle Club has been accepted, we sent
out sample designs to Quilts for Cots, we finalised Pink Finch Soy Candles logo.

Updates and Modifications for Hunter District Hunting Club, SEO for Barry at BDM Trading and No Insects

We are working on several developments at the moment with my current to-do list down to 65 items from 76 yesterday.

I am almost completely booked out until after the 18th with a few consultations still pending confirmation.

If you require a consultation whether that be face to face or via phone
or Skype, please book in early to avoid disappointment.

I look forward to bringing you all new developments we’ve got in the works in the coming weeks!!

Have a fabulous Thursday!

Natalie Crowe Designs is back in the office!

Goooooooooooooooood MORNING!!!
I am so pumped to be back today guys! Availability details below!

For those who don’t know me, My name is Natalie Crowe, I’m a website designer and developer based in Hunter Valley, NSW.  I help businesses get take their business to the next step by getting their business online. We setup websites from simple 5 page information websites through to custom developed sites and ecommerce websites. We design logos and do graphic work, as well as Search Engine Optimisation,   Google Adwords, and   setup up and management of social media accounts; facebook, pinterest and more.

We have been off for the last 6 weeks whilst we prepared for my daughter to get ready for kindergarten and now that we’ve got that under control it’s time to get back into the office and start supporting our clients.

Availability this far.  I have a full week of appointments booked in between now and the 12th and placements filling up fast for the 13th and 14th.  

I’ll be working some overtime over the next few weeks to make sure we are available for new clients and will be offering maintenance, SEO, and Social Media management services.

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post. We are available for Face to Face consultations between the hours of 10am and 2:30pm. Monday to Friday.

We also offer phone consultations and  Skype consultations. Consultations are $66/hr for face to face and $60/hr for phone or Skype consultations.  Here we can discuss your requirements and work out what’s going to be the best option for you.

For more information on our appointment dates please contact me via any of the following mediums.

Mobile:  0423285233
– We have a voicemail system, which you can leave a message should we not be able to take your call straight away.

Email: support@nataliecrowedesigns.com
– This is the better option, primarily as some of the locations we’ll be heading out to have limited service for mobiles, and we always have internet access on the road.

Skype:  NatalieCroweDesigns
– For those who use skype please feel free to add us to discuss your requirements for website design, logo design and social media management.

Anyway lovelies I have  to head to my first appointment!   Excitement plus!  I will see you later on today! 🙂

Have a fabulous day!

Natalie Crowe Designs Consultations

NOTICE regarding CONSULTATIONS in 2014 :
Starting 5th of February  

All Face to Face consultations will need to be scheduled between 10am and  finished by 2pm.   

There will be Limited After hours consultations available by appointment ONLY.

We will be offering PHONE/SKYPE consultations for those who aren’t able to work in with the 10am and finishing at 2pm.

Consultation Rate is $66 an hour.  
This rate includes travel time, and applies for phone and SKYPE consultations.

To organise your consultation
Please feel free to call us on 0423285233
Our skype account is – NatalieCroweDesigns 

Making a difference in an innocient animals life.

Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Group

Every few months my partner and I go down to our local animal rescue group and do some sort of donation for them. We were in touch with Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue Weston who explained that with their current cats and kittens in care they are going through 42 cans of cat food in a single night. 42 cans! That’s insane.They let us know that there ALDI locally was the most cost effective option and that anything we could donate would be greatly appreciated… so we went on a bit of a rampage…. This was what we walked out of Aldi at Greenhills at Maitland with on Sunday afternoon.

The photo above is two ALDI trolleys full of 27 trays (12 cans in each) a total of 324 cans…. Would you believe this massive number (only 8 trays short of a pallet) will only last the Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue for about 7 days.. I just can’t get enough.. It’s something like $200+ worth of food right there… They go through $300+ a week for food and rely on donations… Much like a lot of the rescue groups in the area.

If you’d like to donate to them, please feel free to contact me personally or I can put you in touch with the girls directly. They have a facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sawyers-Gully-Animal-Rescue-Weston/554196344616086 which you can visit, like and follow their progress.  

Directly from their Facebook Page Info: 

We are a not for profit organisation animal rescue shelter located at Weston NSW Australia.
Run by Dee Walton 0410 645886 and Karen Delemos 0421 102104

Company Overview
We rescue cats and kittens that are abused, sick, abandoned or facing death in the pounds.

We help find companions for our seniors by finding them a suitable animal to their needs. We do this out of our own pockets as a way to give back to the community.

ABN: 27 275 199 002
Giving unwanted animals a second chance. Contributions to our vet bills are most welcomed and appreciated.

BSB: 062805
ACC: 10353454
Bank: CBA
Name: Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue

Dee on 0410 645886 or
Karen on 0421 102104

Our Mission:

To educate people of the need to desex their pets. To save and place animals into loving homes only. Pets are for life!

Company Overview:

We rescue cats and kittens that are abused, sick, abandoned or facing deaths in pounds. We aim to assist in our local area. whilst there is a limit to the amount of animals we can take in at one time, we do endeavour to help if possible. Bottle fed babies are classed as urgent and are given priority.

General information

Sawyers Gully Animal Rescue (SGAR) is run by Dee Walton and Karen Delemos. We are a fully registered entity who is in the process of turning it into a charity.

New websites and developments coming soon!


November 2013 Promotion is going off!!
We’ve already produced website ACME Solar, Overnight Reflections & Redrock Music 

Next up we have All Star Pet Minding , Hunter Pet MotelHouse of Portraits and some additional modifications for Hunter District Hunting Club Inc

So many more developments under way!
Can’t wait to share them all with you!

Massive Effort – 3 Websites in 3 days!

November 2013 Natalie Crowe Designs are running a promotion which we plan to develop 11+ websites in 11th month of the year. 
The promotion offers FREE advertising for the Month of November for the first 11 clients to have a website developed before November 30. 

There are still 2 places to be filled. 

We’ve successfully launched two partial websites and a brand new website as seen below: 

Overnight Reflectionshttp://www.overnightreflections.com.au/

ACME Solar & Electrical Pty Ltd – http://www.acmesolar.com.au/

Redrock Musichttp://www.redrockmusic.com.au/

Redrock Music – Artist Management and Mentorship

Website # 3 
Redrock Music – www.redrockmusic.com.au 
“Based in Broome, WA, RedRock Music specialises in Artist Management and mentorship, taking the sounds of Australia’s far north-west to the world.

Established in 2011 RedRock Music has extensive experience touring regional Western Australia, and services provided include artist management and mentorship, publicity and promotion, tour management, and assistance in developing funding proposals.

Artists – Walkabout Boys are a five piece Indigenous Country Rock Reggae act hailing from the remote Yiyili Community in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia. Playing with a passion, their music reflects their unique Country, and the wonderful people that live there. 

RedRock Music site was one of our Starter Package website this included:

5 Page Information Website
Custom Design to suit your business.
Including Homepage, 3 pages of your choice and a Contact Page with a Contact Form complete with Email Notifications directly to your inbox when you receive enquiries, and automatic email responder notifying your clients that one of your staff will contact them shortly.

[Web Hosting ]
– 12 Months Online storage for your website related files

[Domain name or Website Address]
-12 Months registration for a website address of your choice yourwebsite.com.au

[Ability to edit your website]
– 12 Months access to NCDAchieve Content Management System – which is an all in one system that will allow you to update and manage your online business in a central dashboard.

[Personalised User Guide]
– Step by step user guide tailored to your skill level on the best way to manage your online business using NCDAchieve.

[Standard Search Engine Optimisation]
– We do keyword research and optimise your website ready for launch, in addition to submit your website to the primary search engines.

We made a few alterations to the package to tailor for what would be best suited for the client. We decided that it would be better to include audio player with a couple of their clients tracks instead of the two additional pages.

Overnight Reflections | Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Lake Macquarie

WEBSITE # 1 Overnight Reflections – Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Lake Macquarie. http://www.overnightreflections.com.au/

“Imagine yourself waking up to the sounds of lapping water , beautiful sunrises and superb views. You will receive all this and more at the Overnight Reflections Lakeside Retreat.

Your wonderful hosts Narelle and Bill welcome you into their lakeside paradise, which has been operating as a traditional B&B accommodation since 1995. Located at Fishing Point (Rathmines), on the banks of Lake Macquarie in a private garden setting.

Guests are offered total seclusion, sensational breakfasts overlooking tranquil waters, air conditioning, peace and privacy and something to tantalise all of your senses.” 


Visit their brand new website http://www.overnightreflections.com.au/ and let us know what you think. The website is due to be officially launched on on the 3rd of November our Facebook Fans get a first look at what we’re working on! 

If you need a website or know someone who does, contact us today for your FREE quote

11th Month 11 Business Challenge

For those who have been following our progress on Facebook,  I have set myself a mammoth challenge of producing 11 websites for actual clients in the month of November.  We shared this updated in the early hours of this morning  regarding  what’s on the agenda.

THE CHALLENGE BEGINS!!! “11th Month – 11 Businesses”
11 Websites in the Month of November! Although we only have 9
confirmed and two of those are clients we’ve been working with in the
last week on developments there are about 10 on the back burner and some
of which I have face to face consultations with next week.. But with
that said our 9 so far are!

All Star Pet Minding
Rachel’s Home Child Care Nanny Agency
Modern Approach Personal Training
Hunter Pet Motel
House Portraits
All Septic Services
Redrock Music
Overnight Reflections
ACME Solar and Electrical

Over the past 3 days and next 30 days you’re going to see Natalie Crowe Designs
pump out at least 9 new websites & a couple of sites launched after
modifications. And we’ll be keeping you posted on updates on each of
these businesses

After much review, the first 3 websites we’ll
be finalising are Redrock Music, Followed by Overnight Reflections and
ACME Solar.

Although we technically still have a few vacancies I am looking forward to producing the sites and offering some practical samples of my skills and capabilities!

Watch this space! There is more to come!