About

The pace of change in the digital world can be frightening. Keeping up can seem like a daunting prospect that becomes another item on your ‘to do’ list that seems to grow relentlessly as a busy business owner.

Sarah Thomson, owner of Online Social Butterfly, has been working as a digital marketing educator and strategist in a space that is punctuated by new faces that come and go. Her experience spans well over 20 years in the Marketing and Communication sector. Prior to starting Online Social Butterfly in 2011, Sarah worked in the corporate world and her career took her to Sydney and the UK and her experience ranges from large multi-nationals, government, not-for-profit and small business.

Sarah offers expertise to guide business owners through the ever-changing waters of digital marketing. They offer a range of services that assist their clients in creating and implementing a digital strategy that encompasses websites, social media and CRM integration. Sarah is an enthusiastic learner who loves creating effective websites that her clients can use and manage to propel their online presence.

As well as extensive experience, Sarah has an array of qualifications including a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing), Diploma in Direct Marketing, Post-Graduate Diploma Business (Management) and is about to complete her Masters in Communications (Web). She has plans to carry on and undertake her PhD in 2020.

Sarah has been running social media workshops for the past 5 years both in person and online. In that time, she has trained thousands across a range of topics, specialising in social media and understanding it as a marketing tool.

She is an avid learner and enthusiastic trainer. Her knowledge and expertise make her workshops highly sought after.

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.

Work with a Marketing Expert

Sarah has been running her business, Online Social Butterfly, and prior to that, she worked in corporate marketing for over 15 years. She has worked as a trainer specialising in social media marketing and since she started training in 2014 she has trained thousands of business owners helping them to grow their confidence and skills.

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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.

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.
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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).

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.

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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).

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?

Thank-you Sarah for a very informative training session. I feel a lot more confident managing my Facebook page and you have given me some great ideas.

Shannyn Stewart
Home 2 Home Realty

I learnt a lot in the Newsletter & Blogging course.  Lots of interesting tips, about measuring the effectiveness of your Newsletter, and how to write engaging blogs.

Tania Giorgetta

I really enjoyed the workshop and learnt heaps. I feel more confident now knowing how to use it in my business.

Holly-Ann Martin
Safe 4 Kids

What a great training morning.  I have learnt so much useful information, and I’m looking forward To putting together my first Newsletter for Women friendly Services, and helping Kellie’s business grow.

I have worked with Sarah from Online Social Butterfly for the past 5 years. She is my go-to for all my online marketing. Last year, I engaged her to refresh my website. Sarah and Grant worked hard to ensure all elements of my website were included and allowed me to make many minor revisions to get it perfect. I am incredibly happy with the end result. I have since had… Read more “Tracey Mentesana – FinanceCorp”

Tracey Mentesana
FinanceCorp

Every aspect of Sarah’s workshop was an “Ah Ha” for me!  I learnt so much that I didn’t know.  As a business owner, I don’t know have time to engage in lengthy time consuming marketing – but Sarah’s tips for business was fabulous.  Highly recommend attending Sarah’s course.

Shirley Tascone
SBT Legal