Hi and welcome to WixWorks.
My name is Andy Benn, an experienced Graphic Designer who grabbed the opportunity of being one of the first UK Wix website designers back in 2013.
A very successful business manager for a large American bank, I made a brave career change away from sales and into marketing in 2007.
BACK TO SCHOOL
I picked up an LCCI Distinction in Digital Design, Marketing, and Advertising from Hove College. I'd been in sales for 15 years and the creative me wanted to see if I could take my skill set into a digital world. Gaining the Distinction gave me the belief that I could make a career in marketing and design.
THE BIG WIDE MARKETING WORLD
Since college I've held a number of marketing posts in my native Sussex and used that experience to give small businesses a foothold on the internet.
Two of the larger companies I worked for had virtually no marketing budget, so I really had to think creatively to get brand recognition and increase web traffic. This has helped me understand, in a number of ways, how best to set up a brand, especially in small business.
ALL THANKS TO AN ALPACA
In 2013 I found Wix quite by accident. I was doing some freelance SEO work and had a conversation with a potential client who owned an alpaca farm. She mentioned that her Wix website needed optimising and invited me to review her website. I was so impressed with the simplicity and usability of the Wix editor, I just had to get involved.
BITING THE BULLET
After freelancing my fledgling web design business for a number of years I started WixWorks and have been designing websites ever since.
Wix are growing month on month and have a real foothold in the UK now whereas in the recent past most of my clients were from the States. It's fast becoming the web editor of choice for both sides of the Atlantic and long may that continue!
THE FUTURE IS BLACK AND YELLOW
(with a splash of RED)
I'm concentrating on building affordable websites as my core business but almost as important are those clients who have a poorly designed Wix website. I'm getting almost as many enquiries from Wix website owners who either have a poorly laid out, glitchy website or it is badly in need of a makeover. This is why I launched WixFix so that my clients can have some expertise at hand for a small, one-off or monthly fee. In fact, I encourage my clients to pass their website over to WixWorks to manage, leaving them to work on their businesses, it's a win-win.
WixWorks are now a small team of dedicated Wix designers who will stop at nothing to produce a sparkling website for all types of business and, with the way things are shaping up, team expansion looks very much on the cards later this year.