The name HereNextYear came about when someone called our president, Marty Dickinson, one day and asked, “We’d like to hire you to help us with our website, but how do we know you’ll be around in six months?”
In 1996, Marty and his partner had just launched their first website called MusicMates.com, which is still around today and is recognized as one of the top musician referral websites in the country. On the very day he was presented with a promotion at his day job, Marty declined the offer and resigned to pursue Music Mates full-time.
Participants in that system started to ask him for help with their websites and search engine strategy since Music Mates seemed to appear everywhere on every search engine, even before Google existed. So, he started offering web services and consulting for business owners here and there.
It was a tough time in the Internet world back in 1996-1999. People then too were afraid of layoffs as the economy was in yet another recession.
Website design seemed like a promising new field. Hobbyist designers by the millions flocked to design a website for whoever they could. Churches, businesses, consultants and trainers suddenly were being cornered by their friends and family members offering to produce their websites for FREE in hopes of learning a new skill.
After their first few pro bono sites, millions of would-be designers and programmers found themselves unable to sell their own services, so back on the job hunt they went. Many of them just disconnected their phone numbers, stopped returning emails, and left their clients in the lurch. You may have even experienced this disappearing act too.
It was great and rewarding business, because we would get the call for help. We called it “website rescue” because that’s exactly what it was. Still today, about 15% of our business is rescuing websites from their departed designers or webmasters.
It’s no wonder people then and now are so skeptical about hiring web design and Internet marketing agencies. You just don’t know if they’re going to be around…next year.
Our USP (Unique Selling Proposition)
One of our strongest assets to our clients has nothing to do with websites or SEO or leads and sales. It’s about longevity and our being available as a team of expert designers, programmers and Internet marketers for you over the long term.
When Marty started his first website in 1996 (he has over 100 websites he manages today), he went through all the struggles you may be going through now. It took years before he could build a team of reliable helpers that could all work together. Once that was secure, HereNextYear was able to grow and expand to what it is now, an International Internet marketing company.
Today, HereNextYear has a team of 10 and ALL are based in the metro Denver area. We all know each other personally and work as a finely tuned machine without the egos.
What is the A.C.T.I.O.N. Process All About?
As you will see throughout the HereNextYear website, you don’t need to be a designer or programmer to get more leads and sales for your website. But, you DO need to understand the process. We call it the A.C.T.I.O.N. process, named after our four-legged mascot “Action.”
Marty teaches this process through his A.C.T.I.O.N. Process whitepaper and through his workshops as an Internet Marketing Speaker.
What to Do Next
For questions about any of our services, please call Marty Dickinson directly by phone or save on long distance fees by using our online chat feature at the top right of this page to chat with him directly. Or, complete the contact form to send him messages by email.