Work With Me

Are you ready to make your dreams of building a financially viable online empire come true?

Are you in need of help in determining or, perhaps, fine tuning your brand’s goals?

Do you need a beautifully designed website that reflects your goals, a site that will bring in the kind of clients that your business needs to grow?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you’ve come to the right place.

I’m Vanita Cyril. I’m a Designer, Developer, Web Business Marketing Strategist, Mentor, Mompreneur Supporter of Mom Entrepreneurs Everywhere.

I have worked with everyone from bloggers interested in revamping their brands to small business hoping to grow their digital footprint to mompreneurs hoping to build thriving web based empires around their children’s naptimes.

With each of my clients, my mission is always the same: I provide direction, a kick ass design and a marketing strategy all based on your goals of building a striving money maker.

So, what separates me from my competition?

The competition among those who do what I do is steep, but I stand out from the rest because of my commitment to ensuring that my clients not only succeed in meeting their goals online but exceed new goals that we’ll, likely, set together.

I’m a no-BS kinda gal, and as such, you should know that from me you should expect that:

I won’t:

  • “Yes Ma’am” you or steer you down a path that is anything but in the absolute best interest to you and your company.
  • Oversell you on junk products that you ultimately won’t need.
  • And I won’t tell you to follow xyz trend just because it sounds good or because it’s “what everyone else is doing.”
  • Give you just a pretty blog design that lacks functionality.

I will:

  • Guide you with suggestions and recommendations that are backed by experience and research.
  • Listen to your concerns and support you, every step of the way, on your path towards growing your online empire.
  • Provide you the kind of guidance that you would expect from someone who values you and your business and who believes in your ability to succeed in your endeavors.
  • Offer you a comprehensive approach to design that is based upon your unique goals.

Oh, and I will, and only on occasion, make you laugh and use endearing words like “sugar.” :)
So, if you think I am the gal for your project, let’s talk about your goals.

Want Results?

Check out the fabulous packages that I offer and then head over to the portfolio page or to read my testimonials.

If you have an existing blog, your design will be built on a test site so you can review a working site.

Basic Package

Is your design hurting your search engine traffic?
This package is for bloggers who need a SEO friendly, mobile responsive, polished design.


Get SEO Smart + Sexy for BlogHer ’14

Is your design outdated? Not mobile responsive? Feeling kind of last year? Are you heading to BlogHer ’14 and in need of new digs to impress? This is the package for you!

Entrepreneur Package

This package is for bloggers who are yearning to launch their online business empire and need guidance in establishing their authority and leveraging their web presence to grow a sustainable business.

 eCommerce Package

This package is for entrepreneurs and small businesses who need a scalable, clean, responsive design that converts visitors into customers.

Portfolio Samples

A Few Testimonials

Vanita is the genius who designed my blog. She found out exactly what made me tick, listened to the voice of my posts and created a design that matched me perfectly. And if you think all the little whimsical icons came from my fertile imagination…whilst I’d really like to take the credit, I cannot tell a lie…Vanita came up with the all those concepts. And I think they’re pretty cool. For anyone who has experienced less than stellar followup, you need Vanita. It seemed she was always available and I kid you not when I tell you, she even got up from her sick bed to support me. She genuinely wants to help and goes above and beyond to make sure you’re happy. What more could anyone ask for? A genius designer and a wonderful support. To say I’m happy would be an understatement. The only other thing I have to say is thank you. Thanks Vanita for your brilliance. – Elle Sommers of Reflecting A Life

 

When my former blog needed help making the leap to a different hosting company I knew I was in good hands with Vanita. She came highly recommended to me by other trusted bloggers and it gave me such peace of mind to know I wasn’t going to lose any hard work. Thanks to Vanita’s design, my site looks fresh, clean, and better still–the foundation is strong. No more slow-to-load, faulty blog issues. She continues to be my wordpress guru. Thanks again Vanita! -Sarah Reinhart

 

The only thing Vanita Cyril has more of than talent and SEO know-how is patience. I know this because Vanita encouraged me to step away from an established blog and guided me through the rebranding process. Prior to connecting with Vanita, I was struggling to find my online voice. She helped me narrow my focus and held my hand during the entire design process. The end result is a professional, SEO optimized website that I feel confident navigating. I highly recommend The Strategic Mama for SEO training, website design, and blog consulting. It was worth every penny. – Poppy Marley, Facing40.com and Funnyorsnot.com

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More On WordPress

Once upon a time, when my first blog barely had 2 dozen posts, I decided to leave Blogger (BlogSpot). I barely had readers, I had no type of alexa ranking or page ranking to speak of and at the time I wasn’t interested in the blog making me money.

I was blogging for pleasure. Blogging to socialize with other moms.

Sharing whatever popped into my head about life and family. Grabbed a couple of freebies here and there in return for reviews.

In the grand scheme of things, what I blogged may not have seemed important, BUT it was important, to me. They were MY words, about MY life but frankly they didn’t belong to me. Oh nooo. When you’re using a free blogging platform, whether you buy your domain or not, everything you do on that blog and for that blog, belongs to the platform.

Even worse, while I was on the Blogger (Blogspot) platform, my site went down and there wasn’t a bloody thing I could do about it. And I’d wait in fear that it wouldn’t return and I’d lose everything.

I won’t lie to you, at first the idea was scary. Why the hell was I going to put money into something I did for fun? I wasn’t running a business from my blog, why would I need a pro website? I had a couple of years of experience in WP for business sites, but hadn’t considered it for my personal blog. Why did I want to make that commitment? Then I looked at Blogger blogs vs. WordPress blogs.

To be honest, I picked specific mom blogs that I visited and took a closer look at who they were and what was in their sidebars. SEOQuake for Google Chrome is a great add-on to help you learn more about other blogs.

The majority of the “big” mom bloggers I followed at the time, had better alexa rankings, some had page rankings and all had the damnedest coolest designed WordPress blogs.
The really cool mom bloggers on blogspot, that had lots of comments on each post, had not-so-great rankings, but had page rankings and their blogs were good looking but were missing the bells and whistles I saw on the WordPress blogs.
The Blogger moms had affiliate links, yes, but no “big” sponsors as the WordPress mom bloggers with the same page ranking and similar comment count did.

Now keep in mind, this is based on the bloggers I looked at, not all bloggers, so don’t go jumping down my bloody throat.

Now, like I said, I wasn’t interested in making money with the blog at the time, but I was interested in one day working from home. So I looked at my blog from a business stand point and realized, I’d been really slacking off. There is so much I know about Design, Search engine Marketing and Self-promotion, but none of it was evident on my blog. I realized that if I could take my blog and transform it into something cool AND marketable, I could use it to make an income.

Since moving to WordPress 3+ years ago, I’ve branched out and niched down and expanded to The Strategic Mama. You can check out my first wordpress blog here.

If you’re looking to do something “more” with your blog, in my opinion, WordPress is the way to go. And don’t fear self-hosting. Once your blog is configured, you hardly ever have to sign into your hosting account. Your daily routine is done within the WordPress Dashboard. The only time you need to visit your hosting is if you need to make big changes.

Ready to Grow Your Blog?

Check out the fabulous packages that I offer (listed above) and then head over to the portfolio page or to read my testimonials.

If you have an existing blog, your design will be built on a test site so you can review a working site.

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