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What We Do

We’re here to get serious about our clients’ success with strategic web design, researched-based marketing services, and reliable, transparent support. Everything we do is user-driven, because in the end, it’s not about what we think is best—it’s about what engages customers.

What does success mean to us? Two words: measurable results.

Achieving success with a great website is less about good looks and more about effective strategy. Our experts take the guesswork out of digital marketing—including search marketing, pay-per-click advertising, and social media marketing—to make success simple for our clients.

At the end of the day, we want our clients to be happy with their results, so we can go home with a sense of pride and accomplishment that reflects our self-expectation of excellence and integrity.

Website Design

We design beautiful and hard-working websites that reduce operation costs and drive more sales for our clients.

Digital Marketing

We helps clients get measurable results out of their marketing and attract the types of customers they want to do business with.

Business Support

We help our clients get free of website headaches. They’ve got better things to do with their time, don’t they?

G Suite

We hook our clients up with G Suite to boost their collaboration and automation.

Our team of agile independent contractors is always innovating to better serve our clients and lead our industry to new levels of excellence. In a highly-collaborative environment, we encourage and strengthen each other while delivering greater and greater value. Our team members love what they do—and have a blast doing it. The work is deeply rewarding and plays to each person’s unique strengths and talents.

Our Story

Hi, my name is Brent Brewer. I’ve been designing websites for nonprofits and businesses for 15 years, but I'm not going to lie: the first seven years were painful.

M y clients had been told for years that a website’s job was to sit pretty and look good, waiting for visitors to drop in. This mindset was driving organizations to operate from a place of scarcity, urgency, and DIY-mentality. The mindset valued driving to the bottom dollar for things like a “professional and clean website design” because it failed to see a website as something that would work to generate a return on investment for them—just like an employee does or, at least, should.

I knew it was time to change the story.

By 2009, I’d had enough. I was DONE. I chose to become a trailblazer for growth and abundance-oriented individuals like myself who wanted to look at the web from a new, results-driven perspective. I wanted to challenge the industry status quo to the core and cut against the grain of how everyone else was doing things. I didn’t want my team to touch a project until we had asked the question “why?” until we couldn’t dive any deeper—until we had identified real problems to solve for our clients.

So I came up with a better way: Essential Studios.

We’re here to get serious about our clients' success with strategic web design, researched-based marketing services, and reliable, transparent support. Everything we do is user-driven, because in the end, it’s not about what we think is best—it’s about what engages their customers.

Our Core Values

Completionism

We get stuff done. Period. Embracing challenge and understanding that the best time to act is always now, we dive into the most difficult tasks first, seeing projects through to completion—with no loose ends—until our clients are 100% satisfied.

Strategic Analysis

We explore our clients’ operations and drill to the root of their problems. Exploring multiple solutions, we narrow down to find the ideal fit and then establish quantifiable metrics—or key performance indicators (KPIs)—to track effectiveness.

Open-Mindedness

We think outside-the-box, looking for or creating novel tools and solutions to address complex problems. Not cool with simply saying “no,” we start with “how?” At the same time, we recognize that “nothing is new under the sun.” If something already exists that works, we leverage or integrate it to achieve the intended results.

Pragmatism

We’re only interested in solutions that drive actual results. We don’t let perfectionism gum up the works. And working smart scores higher than just working hard. We get excited about systems and procedures that streamline workflows, but we refuse to get emotionally attached to them. Efficiency is great. Effectiveness is better.

Caring

We let our clients and team members know they’re not alone. We deliver genuine value to them, doing everything in our power to help them achieve success. We have a soft spot for those feeling stuck, and we help them get moving again. This is because we believe that successful clients and team members do good for others.

Why Join Our Team?

Self Development

Working with Essential Studios, you tap into your areas of specialty, developing personally and professionally along the way.

You are encouraged to pursue out-of-the-box thinking as you work with like-minded team members to achieve big-picture, results-driven goals. You are presented with opportunity upon opportunity to sharpen your skills through constructive feedback and repeated wins. It feels so good having what you are passionate about and what you do best converge while working for the dream team you’ve been searching for.

Rockstar Teammates

Your team members are authentic people that you would actually enjoy hanging out with.

Forget old-school micro-management. Your performance requirements and expectations are communicated clearly by managers who understand that their best interests are intimately linked to yours. You communicate and collaborate regularly with your team members while spending the majority of your time executing.

The Future of Work—Now

Your work is judged by output. Period. You work remotely on your terms to achieve clearly-defined results.

Your workspace is entirely virtual. Like you, your team members are responsible, proactive, and ambitious go-getters. You and your team members’ commitment to excellence make this flexible work environment possible.

You get these perks because you manage yourself effectively and consistently deliver results. “With great power comes great responsibility.” You get that—on a practical level.

Everything Happens for a Reason

You have a positive mental attitude. You are confident. Most importantly, you are willing to serve others. That’s why you’re our kind of person.

Your team members are talented, competent individuals who exhibit strong character and fully-functioning moral compasses. They’re strategic in delivering products and services that align with the Essential Studios mission. As a member of our team, you are valued and respected for your ability to plan and execute important, well-thought-out objectives.

Current Openings

Executive Assistant

Position Overview

Essential Studios is currently seeking a high-level, experienced and all-around awesome Executive Assistant (EA) to join our team as a virtual, independent contractor. The EA will directly support our Chief Executive Officer, Brent Brewer. Our ideal candidate will have experience supporting C-level executives in an administrative capacity and also excel at project management. Familiarity with web design, content design, digital marketing, graphic design, quality assurance, editing, proofing, and/or coordinating events is a huge plus.

You will be required to attend meetings from time to time that will typically occur between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM Atlantic Standard Time (AST), Monday to Friday. These meeting times, however, are often flexible as this position is more about accomplishing certain tasks and objectives with a high level of responsiveness than adhering to a set clock-in, clock-out time. While our team values life balance, occasionally you will need to invest a higher-than-average number of hours in the course of a week, especially during overlapping project launches or events.

Responsibilities

This role will contain some repetitive weekly tasks; however, many of the projects you will be assigned to will vary from week to week, based on our project schedule and promotional calendar. Because of this, you will need to be flexible and capable of managing a variety of projects. The following tasks are a sampling of what will typically be required of you.

Assist the Chief Executive Officer with:
  • Email management and correspondence
  • Calendar management—confirming weekly calendar, setting up personal and professional appointments, setting up video meetings
  • Project management tasks including, but not limited to:
    • Communicating to team members on behalf of the CEO on projects and deadlines, as needed
    • When new projects arise, working with the CEO to develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
    • Working with the CEO to ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope, and within budget
    • Ensuring resource availability and allocation
    • Working with the CEO to identify and secure new resources
    • Coordinating video events as well as video and/or photo shoots—e.g., securing shoot locations, arranging travel for crew, and so on
    • Scheduling and conducting discovery meeting with prospects
    • Enhancing the organization’s reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests
    • Exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments
  • Managing our customer support plans
  • Meeting planning—including booking meeting locations, arranging catering when needed, preparing agendas, and facilitating note-taking in meetings
  • Monthly expense reporting and client billing
  • Travel coordination for personal and professional trips
  • Performing research and development
  • Other personal and professional tasks requested by the CEO
  • Performing thorough quality assurance reviews of work submitted by our team before it goes out to clients

Qualifications

Mindset and Personality
  • Self-starter and self-manager: We are looking for someone who takes initiative, anticipates needs, and gets things done consistently on time.
  • Responsive: Though we love the flexibility a virtual business affords, we are committed to a high level of responsiveness both inside our business and with our customers.
  • Goal-oriented: We are a results-driven company. We are looking for someone who gets excited about reaching and exceeding goals.
  • Committed to excellence: In everything we do, we want to exceed expectations and reflect positively on the brand.
  • Positive mental attitude: Our ideal candidate has a can-do spirit and is fun to be around. The candidate does not complain, make excuses or gossip.
  • Professional appearance and demeanour: Our clients, and those we work with, experience our brand through our team members. We strive to present ourselves in ways that reflect well on our brand and core values.
  • Grace and poise under pressure: In a high-growth business, things are always changing, and there are times when things get intense. We pride ourselves on being able to function at a high level—even when things get busy—by working together as a team and communicating effectively.
  • Servant-hearted leadership: The EA must be able to run point on large projects and communicate effectively with our team. They do not feel that there is any task that is beneath them, as we strive to reach our goals together.
Professional Background
  • Education: A Bachelor’s degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Knowledge and/or Professional Experience in the Following Areas is Preferred:
    • Supporting C-level executives in an administrative capacity
    • Successfully working in a virtual environment
    • Successfully working with high profile companies, speakers, authors, etc., while displaying discretion and confidentiality
    • Calendar management
    • Email management
    • Travel booking
    • Meeting and event planning
    • Design and content production knowledge or experience, particularly as related to web design and digital marketing
    • Experience in effectively prioritizing multiple projects while managing results
    • Demonstrated experience in planning, organizing, and executing projects of varying complexity as well as delivering them within specified timeframes and budgets
    • Working knowledge of the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), website/content/digital marketing production and project management software/practices
Skills and Abilities
  • Communication: The EA must be an excellent communicator, in both written and oral form. This includes proficiency in spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
    Project management: The EA needs to be highly-organized and detail-oriented with great follow-through skills. They need to be great at creating systems that help us track the details of our projects. They need to be able to take a project from the “idea stage” and break it down into phases or steps, keeping a strong pulse on deadlines and details. Through great communication with our team and excellent project management, our EA will help keep us focused and on track so that we can reach our goals as a team.
  • Discretion: Since our EA will occasionally be working with high-profile individuals and/or confidential information, discretion and sensitivity is a must.
  • Anticipation of needs: As a part of our commitment to excellence, our team always strives to anticipate and serve needs in advance. The right EA will possess foresight and the ability to anticipate needs before they arise.
  • Technological proficiency: While experience with some or all of the technology platforms that we use—including Zoho CRM, WordPress, Zoho Cliq, Zoho Projects, G Suite, Zoho One, and so on—is ideal. We are willing to train the right candidate; however, the ability to embrace and learn new technology quickly is an absolute must.

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following via email to [email protected].

  1. A PDF version of your résumé, including a cover letter
  2. Personal and professional references (minimum of three each)
  3. Genius Personality Test Report
  4. Kolbe A Index Assessment (Test results are optional but preferred.)

If you are excited about the possibility of working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company, delivering websites, content, and digital marketing that helps people achieve measurable results, we want to hear from you.

Marketing Coordinator

Position Overview

We are seeking a Marketing Coordinator to join our team! You will be responsible for gathering and analyzing key market information, as well as identifying areas of improvement to increase audience engagement, leads, and sales. The successful candidate will be responsible for executing marketing and sales campaigns for Essential Studios™, enabling us to exceed our revenue and profitability goals.

Responsibilities

Campaign Setup and Management

  • Develop strategies and implement innovative marketing campaigns to generate leads
  • Participate in the development of branding and corporate identity initiatives
  • Supervise social media advertising and publicity activity

CRM Maintenance

  • Configure, operate, and integrate CRM platform with other applications based on the marketing, sales, and communication plans established
  • Manage client lists and contact information for email marketing campaign use

Data Reporting

  • Set and track lead generation goals, adjusting strategy as necessary to meet those goals
  • Project annual revenue and budget for marketing and sales-related expenses
  • Compile and present data for other departments

Market Research

  • Conduct market research to determine potential of products and services
  • Perform analysis of market strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, or communication, OR equivalent professional certification
  • Experience in market research or other related fields
  • Experience with digital marketing forms such as email marketing, social media marketing, and content marketing
  • Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively with team members

Mindset

  • Growth-oriented; avid learner
  • Goal-driven self-starter
  • Comfortable working within a virtual office environment
  • Honest, responsible, and committed to quality work

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit the following via email to [email protected].

  1. A PDF version of your résumé, including a cover letter
  2. Personal and professional references (minimum of three each)
  3. A PDF printout of your Genius Personality Test Report
  4. Kolbe A Index Assessment (Test results are optional but preferred.)

If you are excited about the possibility of working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company, delivering websites, content, digital marketing and education that helps organizations achieve measurable results, we want to hear from you!

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