About us

Why us?

Online Social Butterfly was started in 2011 by Sarah and Grant Thomson. The husband and wife team bring complementary skills to create a formidable team. Sarah is the marketing expert, tapping into over 20 years’ experience to deliver insights to all her clients. Grant comes from a more traditional IT background but started his career out in printing and design. They pool their talents along with a team of passionate collaborators to ensure each and every client receives an outstanding website.

We exist simply to bring affordable web design to our clients.

We understand that running a business is tough and that you don’t have endless resources to design and create your online presence. We will work closely with you, ever mindful of your budget, to deliver a website that represents exactly your vision of your brand and business.

What do we do?

We bring knowledge, enthusiasm and insight to your online marketing. We are a small team – lean and hungry! We have a close network of experts who deliver excellence in their field. Paramount to everything we do is delivering outstanding service and support to our clients.

What can we do?

Our website services span the full range from basic blogs, landing pages, fully-functioning eCommerce sites, LMS (Learning Management Systems), MemberSites and much more. We only build use WordPress as we know this offers the best range of features and functions for our clients.

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Workshops & Training

 Want to grow your knowledge about online marketing? We hold workshops on a regular basis covering a range of topics including social media marketing, management and strategies, using specific platforms including Facebook and Instagram, how to get blogging and using email automation. If you are just starting out in business or needing to get ahead of the competition, these workshops are just what you have been looking for. All workshops are run by Online Social Butterfly owner, Sarah Thomson, who has over 20 years of industry knowledge to draw on and delivers real marketing training not simply 'how to' workshops.

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Web design

Let us guide you through the process of creating a new website or redesigning your existing one. We believe that websites should offer more than just a great design, they need to TALK to your ideal customer. We will guide you through the process and ensure you understand what we are doing and why. All of our websites are built as follows:

  • WordPress CMS.
  • Mobile-responsive.
  • Tailored solutions to meet your individual needs.
  • Easily-understood Content Management Systems (CMS).

Social media

One of the most misunderstood but easily utilised tools online is social media. We are experts that can help you. Our services are flexible and we have a variety of offerings including:

  • Fully managed social media packages.
  • Done-for-you daily posts.
  • Training and Support.
  • Email newsletters and blogs.

1-2-1 Consulting

Need to get all your office trained on how to use social media or want to really dive in and upskill yourself in your own environment. You can book Sarah, the owner of Online Social Butterfly, and learn from her years of marketing experience. We understand that you have your own personal needs and can tailor the sessions to meet your outcomes. Sarah is available for 1-2-1 consults as well as half and full-day workshops. These can be customised for your audience.

Logo design + more

Many people overlook the importance of integrating your brand and your business in to your online profile. We understand how important this is. We offer our marketing expertise (yes, been doing it for almost 20 years now). Naturally, we can't do it all ourselves but we have a trusted team that can assist you with:

  • Logo Design and Branding.
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
  • Marketing strategies (both on and offline).

Hosting

YIKES! HOSTING! Another one of those techy terms that those nerdy web guys throw around but seriously, you need hosting for your website. 

Where you place your website, ie your hosting, is just as important as the site itself. We offer as part of our service:

  • Purchase of domains
  • Set up of hosting
  • Email set up including Google Apps.

Workshops & Training

 Want to grow your knowledge about online marketing? We hold workshops on a regular basis covering a range of topics including social media marketing, management and strategies, using specific platforms including Facebook and Instagram, how to get blogging and using email automation. If you are just starting out in business or needing to get ahead of the competition, these workshops are just what you have been looking for. All workshops are run by Online Social Butterfly owner, Sarah Thomson, who has over 20 years of industry knowledge to draw on and delivers real marketing training not simply ‘how to’ workshops.

l

Web design

Let us guide you through the process of creating a new website or redesigning your existing one. We believe that websites should offer more than just a great design, they need to TALK to your ideal customer. We will guide you through the process and ensure you understand what we are doing and why. All of our websites are built as follows:

  • WordPress CMS.
  • Mobile-responsive.
  • Tailored solutions to meet your individual needs.
  • Easily-understood Content Management Systems (CMS).

1-2-1 Consulting

Need to get all your office trained on how to use social media or want to really dive in and upskill yourself in your own environment. You can book Sarah, the owner of Online Social Butterfly, and learn from her years of marketing experience. We understand that you have your own personal needs and can tailor the sessions to meet your outcomes. Sarah is available for 1-2-1 consults as well as half and full-day workshops. These can be customised for your audience.

Social media

One of the most misunderstood but easily utilised tools online is social media. We are experts that can help you. Our services are flexible and we have a variety of offerings including:

  • Fully managed social media packages.
  • Done-for-you daily posts.
  • Training and Support.
  • Email newsletters and blogs.

Logo design +

Many people overlook the importance of integrating your brand and your business in to your online profile. We understand how important this is. We offer our marketing expertise (yes, been doing it for almost 20 years now). Naturally, we can’t do it all ourselves but we have a trusted team that can assist you with:

  • Logo Design and Branding.
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
  • Marketing strategies (both on and offline).

Hosting

YIKES! HOSTING! Another one of those techy terms that those nerdy web guys throw around but seriously, you need hosting for your website. 

Where you place your website, ie your hosting, is just as important as the site itself. We offer as part of our service:

  • Purchase of domains
  • Set up of hosting
  • Email set up including Google Apps.

Questions?

Thanks again for another great course! Highly recommend to all.

Shannyn Stewart
Home 2 Home Realty

Sarah was amazing and highly informative. Caring and knowledgeable.

Joelene Anthony
Healthy life, happy wife

Fantastic course, Sarah has shared some great tips & skills to help me in my business & I cant wait to go & implement these.  Thank you so much Sarah.  I recommend this course to anyone who is interested in improving their Newsletters & blogs and in generating a customer list.

This is my second workshop that I have attended and again you have amazed me with the things I didn’t know and the “how” to implement easily into my business. It isn’t as scary as I thought and you have broken it down to simple steps. Thanks so much

Kat Blake
Invigorate Naturopathy

Thank-you Sarah. I thought your Instagram workshop was right on point. Lots of information, relevant and concise. Thank-you!

Tim Mangano
Tim Mangano Creative Workshops

I recently attended Sarah’s “How to Manage your Facebook Page in10 Minutes”.  What a revelation!  In the 3 hours of the workshop, we certainly packed in a huge amount.  We also took home a comprehensive manual to remind us of what we had already learnt. Sarah made it fun; yes facebook can be fun and also showed us that it is an effective, valuable and not expensive tool for marketing… Read more “Jan Ryan: Usana Health Sciences”

Jan Ryan
Usana Health Sciences

The Team

Sarah Thomson
Owner, Marketing Manager

Sarah has over 20 years' experience in marketing and this is complemented with both undergraduate and post-graduate qualifications in marketing, management and direct marketing.

Her expertise encompasses online marketing strategy, social media. blogging and newsletters. You can share in her talents at one of her many digital marketings workshops.

She is your single point of contact and will project manage your website every step of the way keeping communication simple.

In her spare time, oh who are we kidding, Sarah is a business owner, wife and mum and insanely, is currently completing her Masters in Communication Management so in her spare time she sits and wonders what she should be doing!

Grant Thomson
Owner, Web Designer

Grant has a background in IT and previously owned and ran his own IT business. Having started out in the print and design sector of his parents printing company, he lived in London and Melbourne before settling in Perth. Grants talent for design team up well with Sarah's knowledge of marketing.

The process of bringing your website to life sits firmly with Grant who will co-ordinate with our other specialist experts. 

When he is not working hard, Grant turns his endless talents to bringing his favourite Star Wars characters to life including a recently completed R2-D2 replica built from scratch. You will often spot him at Cons and other events with his droid.

YES Grant and Sarah are married - they have worked together for the past 5 years and going from strength to strength.

Jo Wilson
Graphic Designer

Jo is an immensely talented graphic designer who can bring the concept of your business to life with a stunning logo. She has over 20 years’ experience as a graphic designer. Although she is a digital designer, she still uses her pencil to sketch out initial ideas before making them come to life on her trusty Mac. 

When she is not working, Jo is busy sketching and drawing and now has a huge range of bird designs.

Dorothy Longnecker

Copywriter

Dot is a gifted storyteller who gets in and unlocks the block for people who struggle to write. She loves finding out who people are and what makes them tick, and then crafting that into words that connect with and engage the reader.

Driven by accuracy, consistency and readability of the written word, Dot believes errors, whether typographical or grammatical, immediately devalue author authenticity and company credibility. She is in her 27th year of dedicating her career to making people and companies look good online and on paper.

Dot brings character, substance and flow to the pages she crafts, and warmth and enthusiasm to the teams she joins.

Mick Lee
Photographer

Mick Lee is a Perth based photographer who specialises in looking outside the box to give clients those special images to meet their needs. Creating these images is more about building rapport and gain an understanding of desired outcomes than taking the picture. With over 15 years photography experience Mick can develop an image portfolio from staff portraits, stock product library and other creative images to add to your personal branding portfolio.

Paul Tuttle
Videographer

Paul is a talented video guy and by talent, he often appears in videos for clients. His videos are designed to enhance the online presence of our clients. He understands the role of storytelling and the need to bring a personal touch to all digital marketing products. His videos will make you shine.

Paul enjoys coaching his daughter's netball team.

sarah@onlinesocialbutterfly.com.au

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