How does Credo work?

We take a high touch approach to helping you hire the right marketing provider for your business’s goals and needs. We:

  • discuss your project with you via a phone call,
  • create a project scope together, and then
  • introduce you to the right providers within our network.

You can read the full processĀ here.

How much does Credo cost a business looking to hire?

Credo is currently free to businesses looking to hire a marketing company/consultant.

Is there a minimum budget required to hire through Credo?

Generally, we are only able to help companies who are spending at least $2,500 per month on marketing, and minimums vary depending on the type of working you are looking for:

  • SEO projects typically require a minimum of $1,500 for an audit, but ongoing content and link building will usually require at least $2,000+ to be effective;
  • PPC and advertising projects typically require a minimum $4,000 for month in advertising spend, outside of agency/consultant management fees.

We know that great marketing costs money, so we work with you to make sure expectations are set both ways. This is also why we only list expert agencies and senior consultants, not solo freelancers just beginning their career, because our network can move your business forward instead of requiring a lot of effort from your end to make up for shortcomings.

If your budget is below what we serve, we recommend FreeeUp to find vetted (mostly overseas) freelancers.

How does Credo make money?

Credo is paid retainer fees and commissions from the listed marketing providers who have been vetted and approved to join the Credo network.

How are providers on Credo vetted?

All providers on Credo have been through a vetting process that involves:

  • An initial screening application;
  • Reviewing the results of two clients to review the quality of results and work;
  • Contacting those two clients to ensure that they will give a recommendation for the provider.

For the Preferred providers on Credo, we have also conducted phone interviews to discuss their company structure, processes, and how they fulfill work.

Read about the full process here.

How are businesses matched with providers?

We match every client (looking to hire) with marketing providers within the Credo network who:

  1. Specialize in the kind of work you need
  2. For the kind of business that you are, and
  3. Who work with the level of budget you have.

This is done manually based off what we know about your project, though of course we have some internal tools in place.

Can you match me with a marketing company in my local area?

We believe that great work can happen from anywhere, and restricting your search to a specific location often does not make sense. If the right provider is located in your area and you prefer someone local, we will happily introduce you to them as long as they also agree to the introduction.

What’s Credo’s backstory?

Credo began in 2013 to solve the problem we found of marketers at businesses not knowing who was best to hire for the engagement they needed. Our founder, John, came across quite a few friends and colleagues who had hired an agency who at best did not move their traffic and business forward, and at worst the client was worse off than before working with the marketing company.

Credo’s goal is to help great businesses hire great vetted digital marketing providers who are professional and do industry-leading work that gets industry-leading results.

Who’s behind Credo?

Credo is run by a team mostly based out of Denver Colorado. Our founder John is a veteran SEO specialist and former in-house head of marketing for a few rentals brands in the Zillow Group portfolio of brands.

You can see our current full team here.

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