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 so much Sarah. I thoroughly enjoyed today’s course and cannot wait to put some of these hints in to practice.

Sharon Knapp
Intensive Crew

Fantastic workshop with Sarah. Interesting and engaging. Loved it! Thank-you

Sarah Gurr
Home 2 Home Realty

Thanks so much for teaching me so much on Instagram training. I now know how to plan and how to gain followers.

Kat Blake
Invigorate Naturopathy

I had the pleasure of attending Online Social Butterfly’s business facebook training course. The course was great and Sarah has such a wealth of knowledge about marketing. I would highly recommend her course’s to anyone who owns a business and is unsure where to start with social media.

Sarah Dennis
Women Friendly Services

I can recommend Sarah’s trainings. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She presents her workshops in an interesting and understandable form as well as providing a workbook that I have found very useful for reviewing the info and as assistance to put the training into practice. Thank you Sarah.

Jan goldstone

We are now in a time where digital advertising and promotion is just so important for your business. I did not know where to start….
Sarah has a wealth of knowledge, is extremely professional and I learn’t so much from her workshop. Everything was explained from how to set up your business Facebook page to learning how to engage your target audience. The booklet you receive on completion of… Read more “Katherine Hanson: C&R Conveyancing”

Katherine Hanson

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

Hugely useful and helpful. A great session for those new to Instagramming or even those already familiar with it.

Seng Mah
Venture Photography Workshops

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

The format of the presentation was great. Excellent that the content booklet is provided. Great insight in to understanding marketing on Facebook.

Caroline Devenish-Meares
Men Behaving Handy

I really enjoyed the training today with Sarah. It was very interesting and informative. Not boring at all! Would highly recommend Online Social Butterfly in future.

Briana Atkinson
Home 2 Home Realty

Thanks so much Sarah. You’ve given me all the tools to take my business to the next level. Look forward to future workshops.

Jason Kingdon

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

Sarah helped me with some Facebook ads and within 24 hours I had $600 in sales from my ads. Sarah really knows her stuff! Thanks Sarah.

Holly-ann Martin

Really enjoyed the small personal group where there was the chance to interact. Sarah’s knowledge is very extensive. Thank-you

Lynn Gail
Lynn Gail Photography

This is my third workshop with Online Social Butterfly. I am so happy and have learnt so much. You have given me the confidence to move forward in social media and grow my business.

Debbie Sturgess
C&R Conveyancing

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.

Sarah Dennis

Sarah put on a fantastic presentation to learn how to run a business Facebook page which I found very useful and will use things I’ve learnt today in my business.

Cheyenne Linton
Straight Forward Chiropractic

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

Shannyn Stewart
Home 2 Home Realty

Sarah’s Facebook Marketing Workshop was well delivered and planned.  It provided so much more than Facebook in 10 minutes.  We are on the same page in terms of starting with understanding your seminar and target market.  Perfect workshop for busy business owners, to understand the value, and how to be productive effective, on Facebook, to align with business goals.

Jo Saunders
Wildfire Social Marketing

Thank goodness I found Sarah, Facebook was overwhelming.  Being an Interior Designer, I am a creative and feel now empowered to use Facebook for my business, the Facebook course was so much fun!

Lana Whittelton
Style Sensations

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.

Rebecca Stow

Thank you so much for providing this amazing, informative and helpful course.

Jaymee Lockyer
JuicePlus

I already have what I think is a high amount of knowledge in Social Media Marketing, so was hesitant to coming to this course.  I learnt a lot more than what I thought I ever would and will be attending future events.

Brett Ellis
XY Body Treatments – Kwinana

Sarah you are amazing and very easy to listen to. Easy to understand, and knowledgeable, thank you Sue

Sue Done
SLP Real Estate

The format of having the information in booklet form is fantastic. Allows one to spend the time involved in the presentation and not writing notes

Caroline Devenish-Meares
Men Behaving Handy

Sarah presents very well and I would highly recommend any business owner to attend the class.  You don’t know what you haven’t been shown, and this is definitely the situation I was in.  My Facebook presence will be far more powerful now I understand how to manipulate the system, while saving myself time and money.

Sam Zanevra
Rockingham Bootcamp

For someone who spends a lot of time on Facebook, I realise my posts are unplanned, unstructured and a bit messy. This workshop has given me a clearer idea on how to be more succinct and effective with my time and material I post. I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone. Thank you Sarah

Kathryn Blake
Invigorate Naturopathy

I am no the best with social media and used staff to post items on my behalf. Today I learnt very easy methods that I used to think were complicated. The knowledge I will be taking away will really help my business.

Robbie Gianoncelli
Refined Risk

Sarah was recommended by my business coaches to assist in rebranding my accounting practice in order to give it a more modern vibrant image. I loved the way she was able to coordinate the whole process from professional photos by Mick,logo designs by Jo, Grant revitalising my website. She really understood what I wanted to achieve and also knew how to drive the whole process due to my time constraints.… Read more “Kylie Thompson – Sorrento Strategic Accounting Pty Ltd”

Kylie Thompson

I attended Sarah’s Facebook seminar and I think it was great. The content delivered was very relevant and I got alot out of it. I would highly recommend Sarah to anyone that needs assistance with social media.

Durgesh Joshi
Tax Store Willeton

A well delivered course, with extremely relevant content.  Sarah is very knowledgeable and delivers the course with great professionalism.

Lotti Lothian
SLP (Sell, Lease, Property)

What a fantastic course! Sarah goes through the features of Facebook that you don’t really think about. Great learning environment with lots of opportunities to ask questions and discuss ideas. Thank-you Online Social Butterfly.

Monica Hunter
Drip Hunters Plumbing and Gas

I am a rank novice. I had no idea about how social media really works and how my business can and should be using it. I obviously had an inclining it was important but now I’ clear that it is and I’m prepped and ready to get started. Thanks Sarah!

Mark Roberts
Red and Yellow Projects

I found this mornings course to be very informative in a friendly environment.  The content was concise and relevant, and interaction made the morning an enjoyable experience. Thanks.

Rhonda Henderson
Copywriter

Sarah is a wonderful presenter. Clearly very passionate about online marketing and so very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the workshop and am confident I can now implement some aspects of the workshop.

Yvonne Atkinson
Stirling Business Association

Thank you Sarah, for running this fantastic Newsletter & Blogging course.  It was very easy to understand and packed full of strategies that I cant wait to implement in my business.  I have done a few similar courses before, but this is by far and away the most valuable.

Kellie Briggs

I had the opportunity to have Sarah provide me with some social media training. I thought I knew what I was doing. That’s when Sarah stepped in and not only showed me some very interesting insights on how to enhance my business page, but she explained things in a way that I could apply easily to my business. Sarah is very passionate and very thorough with her training. I would… Read more “Jules Selden: J Design”

Jules Selden
J Design

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

Sarah runs a friendly and informative program. Very worthwhile for those looking to better manage their time and social media.

Stephen Pratt
Roger Cook – MLA – Member for Kwinana

Sarah was amazing and highly informative. Caring and knowledgeable.

Joelene Anthony
Healthy life, happy wife

Sarah clearly knows her stuff when it comes to Facebook.  She run’s an informative and interesting seminar, which suits all levels of knowledge and ability.

Troy Rule
Monica Rule – Self Managed Super Expert

Thank you very much for all your help.  I have learnt so much about how Facebook operates behind the scenes, and cannot wait to get home and put what I have learnt today into practice.

Sarah Brookes
Better than Bare Cosmetics

Really informative session. The way in which Sarah went through the building blocks of establishing a business Facebook page before covering how to develop a monthly Facebook posting calendar was great.

Michael Pratt
Round 1 Fitness

Another workshop jam packed with fabulous information. I knew nothing at all about Instagram prior to coming. I now feel excited and energised to incorporate Instagram into my social media planning without drowning. It does so much more than I realised.

Abby Strandly

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

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

Great course, very informative. Look forward to using some of the techniques covered. Feeling positive!

Liz Sharp
Zeal

What an amazingly productive and informative 3-hour course. To think of the hours I have wasted on Facebook over the last year without it converting to sales, make me cringe. I now know how much more targeted I need to be in my approach. Sarah, you are awesome. Thanks!

Jaye Eyre
Embrace the Balance

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

Thanks so much for your very informative workshop. We all learnt a lot which we are now putting into practice. You won’t be able to hide from our social media marketing now.

Jade Shani

The course was highly informative and comprehensive. The support content (handbook) is a brilliant inclusion and as a take home resource is invaluable. I would highly recommend this course and will be looking in to attending other courses with Sarah from Online Social Butterfly.

Andrew Burke
Allstar Landscaping

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

Thankyou Sarah for clearing the confusion and giving me the confidence to manage my account in the limited time I have.

Cynara Stalenhoef
Acorn Life Path

What a fantastic course. Very motivated to put this to use. I love all the apps you have recommended. Especially the website to check your grammar – I need it!

Tania Osbourne
Flawless Numbers

I had an absolutely amazing consultation by Sarah last week. If you would like clever, easy to apply, proven strategies for successful online and social marketing for your business then this is the expert you should be talking to. She is extremely thorough, so warm yet so professional. I promise you will be inspired!

Claire Marchand-Johns
ModBots

I have been using Facebook since starting my business, with good results.  This course however gave me added knowledge and tools to further grow my audience, and also validate what I was already doing right.  I would recommend this course to any small business owner wanting to cement their presence on Social Media.

Dayna Howard
Sorted Space

Sarah was extremely knowledgeable and informative. I found the activities extremely helpful in producing a focused approach to my Facebook marketing. Thank-you!

Liz Dickson
Yabber Yakka

Up beat and bubbly, Sarah was an awesome speaker. The training was well presented, enjoyable and informative. Loved it and cannot wait for the next one!

Shannon Jolly
Refined Risk

What an informative session, from basics right through to the “how to” manipulate searches and targeting through social media. Our staff have benefited from it greatly and we look forward to producing some amazing things! A huge thank you for teaching us how to grow our business!

Sally Lovett

Sarah did a fantastic job of going through the capabilities of Facebook and found her information on finding and curating content very interesting and helpful.

Hayley Kershaw
J Design

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