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Hey store owners, I wanted to give you a glimpse into the other side of the table, and help you increase your chances of success when hiring any vendor (me or otherwise.)

As a Shopify expert, I get more leads than I can handle, and I want everyone to have a great experience, so I actively disqualify people who aren't a great fit. Many folks email me with stuff like "I need SEO." I delete those emails. You need to put in 47 seconds of effort and write a five sentence email.

Tell me:

  1. Who are you?
  2. What problem are you facing?
  3. How can I help?
  4. What's your deadline? (Don't say ASAP unless it actually is and you're prepared to pay a rush fee.)
  5. Give a budget range. No one expects you to know what something should cost, but as a business owner, you should know what you can afford. This will help determine the best solution.

The key takeaway is that Shopify Experts want your success, but we can't want it for you. Demonstrate you're a serious business owner and you'll have better experiences with your vendors.