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About Activ Net Marketing
Activ Net Marketing’s core business is the provision of cost effective web design and search engine optimisation (SEO) services.
Activ Net Marketing was founded in 2008 and has thousands of customers worldwide. Today the brand incorporates Activ Web Design, Activ SEO and Activ Applications to reflect the full range of solutions it offers, which includes mobile website design, email marketing, social media marketing, and email systems.
The company’s services are provided on a fixed-price basis and the advice given to customers is jargon-free. All Activ Net Marketing websites are regularly backed up on off-site servers for customer peace of mind.
Activ Net Marketing’s services are delivered by its network of around 30 fully trained franchisees. Operated by The Blue Sky Group, the company began franchising its business in 2013.
How does the Activ Net Marketing franchise model work?
Activ Net Marketing franchisees are web marketing consultants whose main role is to attract new clients and build long-term relationships with existing customers with the help of the franchisor.
This franchise can be run from home on a part-time or full-time basis, depending on the franchisee’s business goals and other commitments.
SEO and social media tasks that are completed on behalf of clients are performed by Activ Net Marketing’s team of internet experts. Along with the franchisee, they have access to the company’s bespoke website design software, plus its cutting-edge SEO and social media know-how and email marketing programs.
Customers include small companies and start-up businesses that either don’t have a web presence at all or need to improve their online offering.
Activ Net Marketing wants to recruit franchisees who have good communication skills, are committed to running their own business, interested in online marketing and the internet and are willing to follow a tried-and-tested franchise system. The only technical knowledge they require is basic computer skills.
The franchise opportunity is also available to companies already established in a related industry that want to diversify by offering the services provided by Activ Net Marketing.
Why is the Activ Net Marketing franchise a good investment?
According to recent figures, nearly one third of small businesses in the UK don’t have a website, a significant amount when you consider that Federation of Small Businesses statistics puts the number of small businesses in the UK at the beginning of 2018 at 5.6m - 99 per cent of all private sector companies.
This sector is an Activ Net Marketing franchisee’s target market. It’s significant, with new businesses starting up every year, many of whom require the services provided by this company.
The franchise offered by Activ Net Marketing is a good investment for an individual who’s looking for a flexible opportunity that can be run from home, meaning low overheads and potential high profit margins.
Franchisees have several revenue streams to take advantage of. As well as building websites for customers, which attract both a one-off set-up charge and a renewal fee, services such as SEO and social media management are charged on a rolling monthly and sometimes annual basis.
Once a customer is on board with their own website, they can be sold these additional products, which is an attractive proposition when you consider it’s significantly easier to sell to existing customers than new ones.
Does Activ Net Marketing charge franchisees any ongoing fees?
Yes. Franchisees are charged a monthly support fee that pays for ongoing training, technical assistance and research and development of the company’s software and systems. This fee is payable from month four of trading.
What’s the earnings potential of an Activ Net Marketing franchise?
The company says earnings range from £500 a month to in excess of £5,000 a month for an established franchise.
This is only an illustration of the income that could be generated by a franchisee who follows Activ Net Marketing’s proven system.
It’s worth taking into account that a franchisee’s actual income will be commensurate with the amount of time they invest in the business and their ability to establish and grow it within their local area.
What locations or territories is the Activ Net Marketing franchise looking to operate in?
Franchise opportunities are available throughout the UK.
Where in the UK is the Activ Net Marketing franchise based?
Activ Net Marketing’s head office is in Leeds, Yorkshire.
What training and support do Activ Net Marketing franchisees receive?
Training is provided on an initial and ongoing basis. The initial training programme is conducted on a one-to-one basis and encompasses all technical aspects of the business, such as website design and SEO strategies, as well as Activ Net Marketing’s products, systems of operation, and sales and marketing.
Initial training is complemented by a series of video tutorials available to franchisees, plus regular seminars and workshops.
Marketing and customer service support is provided for the life of the franchise agreement, while assistance with any technical aspects of the software used in the business is given via Activ Net Marketing’s intranet system.
Industry updates are circulated by the franchisor on a regular basis and franchisees are mentored by an Activ Net Marketing franchise development officer, who assists with business growth in line with the franchisee’s goals.
Also part of the franchise package is an exclusive territory, an online system that helps franchisee’s manage their businesses in an efficient manner, marketing materials (including leaflets and booklets promoting the service), a web-based operations manual and access to Activ Net Marketing’s franchisee forum, where members of the network share advice and tips.
What are the Activ Net Marketing franchise’s terms of agreement and renewal?
The initial franchise agreement lasts for five years and is renewable.
How can I get started on setting up my own Activ Net Marketing business?
Typically, prospective franchisees considering investing in an Activ Net Marketing franchise contact the company by phone initially or fill in an online application form on the company’s website.
The company tends to recruit new franchisees for a period of six months every couple of years.
To find out more or to request further information on franchising with Activ Net Marketing, click the ‘Send Enquiry’ button now.