Hired 4 times
16 years in business
(Central Time Zone)
Mon - Sat
9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
I connected with Shar from ReaLife Marketing earlier this summer for assistance with a marketing project & couldn't be more pleased. While I knew what I content I was seeking for the project, my lack of prowess with Excel required serious professional intervention. Thankfully, Shar came to the rescue! From our initial conversation, I knew immediately that Shar was the perfect Thumbtack representative to help me. From start to finish, Shar was the consummate professional. She provided frequent updates throughout the process, contacted me immediately when questions arose & ensured she understood what I was seeking. And all for a competitive price! The finished project truly exceeded my expectations & I have no doubt will be a priceless aid to my prospecting. I would definitely recommend ReaLife Marketing & when the need arises, personally plan on contacting Shar again.Aug 27, 2018Verified
ReaLife marketing is professional, always responsive to my questions and comments. The work quality is great. If I have complicated instructions or needs they always word hard to make sure the job is done right. Would recommend to anybody and will continue to use. =0)Jun 8, 2018Verified
Sharlene worked on an in-depth research project for me and really excelled. I needed results FAST and she definitely delovered. Her work was insightful, accurate and thorough. I will definitly hire Sharlene again in the futureApr 25, 2018VerifiedSharlene Phillips - Independent Contractor's reply
Thank you, Bill! It was a pleasure to work with you. You were the perfect client!
Scam artist! Beware! I hired Sharlene to find me an office manager for my medical practice using her ‘experience ‘ that she said. Was very prompt in billing me 10 hrs installments of $25/hr. I sent her the job description and while I waited for her to place my ad on glassdoor, linked in etc I started forwarding her all the applicants from indeed - where I had registered already. This person after 2 weeks of billing me $625 ( still sending invoices- the gall!) gave me 2 names ( one was unqualified)and never advertised anywhere else . On asking for notes on all the other applicant interviews she had billed me , she is unresponsive. I started calling the list I sent her and most of them DONT remember talking to her at all! I am one to encourage women business but I have to write this so that she does not cheat other peopleJun 15, 2018VerifiedSharlene Phillips - Independent Contractor's reply
I consider myself to be more professional than to react to name calling, but I feel that this needs to be addressed. I can tell which of your personalities posted it. 1. Yes, you sent me 30 applicants from Indeed to look through. Most of them were not qualified. Between your Indeed ad, Glassdoor, and Zip Recruiter, we had 107 applicants to get through. You gave a list of qualifications that you were looking for...the most important one was "thick skinned." It didn't take me long to see why. 2. At your age, I don't consider you to be part of the Instant Gratification generation...but you definitely had no patience for the process. I told you that I had worked on weeding through all the people that had applied and picked out the handful that could actually meet your requirements. I had just started doing the actual interviews when you demanded that I send you the ones I had Already interviewed. Which happened to be two, since we were dealing with not just a weekend, but also a holiday. Then when I offered to work the next weekend and do more interviews so you would have more people to choose from the next day you told me, No, to hold off until we saw if either of these worked. You said you didn't want to be billed by hours anymore...to send you an invoice for the week, which I suggested to begin with. Then I sent it...with a $50 discount 3. After you did those two interviews, you contacted me...first having a tantrum that they were not qualified and you wanted my notes so you could choose your own...then 30 minutes later you contacted me to say you changed your mind and was hiring one of them. Afterwards, you messaged back that the woman wanted to speak to her husband first and you were disappointed because in your mind that made her weak...to which I had to explain that people with happy marriages speak to each other before making big decisions. 4. After you hired someone to fill this position...(which happened to be my top pick, btw) you told me you needed to hire for an MA/Phlebotomist (You told me this to begin with but changed your mind about it 4 different times) so I told you I would start that search...which I did, hence the reason for the last invoice that you refused to pay. 5. After spending two hours on your next new hire I was surprised when you told me that you were Not paying for me to look for someone to fill this new position and to Not contact you again. I have never worked with someone that seems to have two different personalities, but it explained a lot as to why your employees need thick skin, not because of the demanding patients that you have, which is what you said, but because of you. I lost track of the times over the past two weeks that you needed me to hurry so you could fire the people you were trying to replace. Honestly, I feel sorry for the poor woman that you hired, along with feeling sorry for any other employees that you have. I have had high maintenance clients in the past...and that's fine. Everyone has their own personality. I can take them as they come. But you are in a class all your own. Oh, and as for LinkedIn...you seem to forget that we didn't use that because you were going to have to pay a budget for it. And we won't even go into you breaking our non-disclosure agreement. And unresponsive? You told me to never contact you again...I have simply been abiding by your wishes.
I’ve been working with Sharlene and her team for over a year. She’s great to work with and she always gets the job done no matter what I send her way.Jun 25, 2018
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?We sell time in 10 hour blocks...but I give discounts if you buy 20 hours or more at a time. We have weekly and monthly discounted rates.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Our process is as follows... 1. Initial meeting to hire...includes agreement about hours/time. 2. Discovery document sent with questions about you, your business, and your needs. 3. Non-Disclosure Agreement signed by both parties. 4. Invoice paid. 5. Start
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I have been working online and running my own business for 15 years. In my business we do Administrative Support/ Project Management/Affiliate Management/Research/Email Marketing/Social Media Management/Web Design/Graphics/SEO/Book Keeping/Data Entry, etc.