Information About Australia's Social Media Expert Strategist
I'm Chantal Gerardy, your Social Media Strategist Serving Australia & NZ!
Over the past decade, I’ve worked in the health and fitness industry managing and owning health, wellness and fitness studios. In 2008, I emigrated from Durban South Africa to the Gold Coast.
My biggest challenge was I didn’t know what I didn’t know. Beginning a new business meant I had to start again, finding new clients without a marketing budget. I was overwhelmed, confused and worn out as I worked around my 3 daughters who were all under 5 yrs old. I didn’t know how to use social media effectively and I couldn’t afford someone to help me. Facebook became my ‘GO TO’ platform. With no tech experience, I taught myself how to simply market and manage my business and grew a 6 figure business without online ads or any marketing experience.
What If I Told You There Was A Better Way?
The biggest bonus of having to start over again is I learnt how NOT to do things. I was seeing a lot of ‘experts’ spruiking how to do Online Marketing, but I knew, as a solo business, having the money to employ someone to manage my social media for me was the challenge and many ‘experts’, had no clue on even the basics of how to set up or safely use the platform. I then went on to get my Cert. IV In Small business along with a Diploma in Social Media Marketing. I knew from my own experience, that using these Online marketing platforms to generate leads for free was/is possible by improving your skills and having strategies and systems in place.
As an Online Business Strategist in Australia over the last 7 years, I have been able to teach other business owners how to use social media and email marketing to grow their businesses. Many people do not understand how everything works. I empower them and give them the skills to use their online business safely, and effectively without it costing them a fortune, spending their lives online, or getting overwhelmed.
I have won multiple international and national awards for my innovation and out of the box online marketing along with being featured on TV, Radio, Podcasts, Blogs, and other media.
Customer Service by Australia’s Best Online Business Strategist
A simplified approach to one-on-one online marketing training is to empower small businesses to manage their own online marketing. My approach is hands-on and practical.
Teaching people how to manage their own marketing is cost-effective and is filling a gap. By teaching my business clients the basics – setting effective profiles, using groups, how to engage and create good, interesting content for content marketing, generating clients and building their email list – I am preparing businesses for growth and profitability.
Our focus on One on One online marketing consultancy and handholding is appreciated by our B2B and B2C customers who appreciate that we value their voice and want to impact.
I have worked with businesses, their spouses, and team members who have been in business but not making any money because they are trying to do too many things and not getting their marketing strategy right. While working face-to-face with people is not especially innovative, it is about listening to your target audience and delivering a powerful and useful service that meets their needs and helps them move to the next phase of business. I do not duplicate strategies; every one I do is unique and considers my clients are not techy or no marketing experts. I work on their strengths and consider that their unique strategy is user-friendly and enjoyable for the business owner.
Are you a business owner who is completely overwhelmed by this new era of online marketing and managing your social media and email?
Well, I help business owners gain skills, systems, and strategies so they can make simple sales without paying for ads. I show them how to stand out, get found, get more clients, run events, network and grow their business all using online marketing strategies.
Would you like to discuss your online marketing? Book a phone call!