Raven saved this agency $1,500 in one month
At home or at play, we rarely count the cost of our time. After our fourth episode in a row of Doctor Who reruns, we don’t think: “Boy, I just wasted $200 worth of my time on television!”
At work — especially in billable industries like Internet marketing — it’s another story. Whether your agency is big or small, every hour your consultant spends on admin tasks is an hour you can’t charge a client for (not directly, at least).
Perhaps this is why, when skyrocketSEO founder James Agate discovered Raven recently, he couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved it.
He wrote us, unsolicited:
“Raven Tools has made my life infinitely easier. I only manage a small number of clients but even this was becoming a challenge with multiple spreadsheets and the hassle of reporting each month.
The Link Manager functionality is superb, making the process of acquiring and managing links far easier than with spreadsheets—the visualisation of link types also helps me to keep an eye on ensuring all my clients enjoy a diverse link profile. That kind of “at a glance” opportunity isn’t something that a spreadsheet in Excel can offer!
Whew. That’s quite a testimonial. He could have stopped there. But…
I haven’t even got to the reporting yet and this is AMAZING. It has made me look forward to the end of the month rather than dread it having to pull together all those spreadsheets and dig through analytics. With Raven, I click a few buttons and it pulls together everything I need, leaving me with time to add some useful comments and annotations. The professional look and brandable nature of the reports have garnered quite a few compliments from clients who like how the information is presented.
There are just so many things that I love about the software that I could talk for days about it. In fact, I rave to anyone that will listen because although it is my secret weapon in serving clients better it also isn’t some “push button” solution. It helps you do SEO better, rather than trying to be the SEO which I really appreciate!”
“Sorry it went on a bit—got carried away and realised I am pretty happy with Raven and I have only been using it like a month!”
That’s right: one month. One month is all it took for James to know that Raven was the right solution for his agency. So when a colleague forwarded me James’ email, I followed up and asked him how many hours he saved by using Raven during that one month. His response?
“It’s hard to say because I haven’t kept a solid log of time saved but I would estimate I have saved around 30 hours this month in research time, reporting and flicking through spreadsheets to update link profiles, etc. This figure will only increase as I haven’t even had the chance to add all of my clients into my Raven account yet. On that basis I am ‘in profit’ by around $1,500 if you subtract the monthly subscription of Raven (I’m a Pro subscriber) from the total hours saved—which when I worked it out like this… only makes me love you guys even more! !”
Reading James figure out how much money his time saved was worth—as he was typing his response!—was such a pleasure. He put an exclamation point on his smiley face! We know that Raven can save your agency money (and can help you make money, in fact), but it’s great to hear it directly from you.
Try Raven free for one month, and tell us how much time, and money, it saves you.