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Please note: Credo is currently not accepting new agencies and consultants on the Annual level. To hear when the network opens again, please subscribe to the email list below.
Note: if you want to be considered for the Preferred program when we have openings, you must first be an Annual member.
Credo is a network of vetted and trusted vendors, and Credo Pro is how digital marketing consultants and agencies are listed within the network. We also produce content for agencies and consultants to better grow their business.
Credo is not a marketplace where marketing professionals have access to projects that have been posted looking for marketing services. While it began as this, Credo has three main offerings for marketers:
Everyone begins listed within the Credo network. Potential clients can contact you directly through your profile (or call you if on mobile). Credo does not take a cut of closed projects, nor do we follow up to see if you closed the lead into a client. The cost is an annual listing fee, which you pay after applying and being accepted. More about acceptance below.
Credo’s Preferred program is an invite-only program. It is a monthly retainer model and you work closely with Credo to receive and close new leads into clients. If you are interested in discussing this further you can email us email@example.com with the subject line Preferred Interest.
Heads up! If you are looking to hire a marketing professional or agency to work with your business, you should start here by contacting Credo to help you hire
You might be a good fit for a Credo Pro annual membership if you or your agency:
You are probably not a good fit for Credo Pro if you or your agency:
A Credo network profile listed in category pages you specify
Ability to get reviews from current and past clients, which show in Google’s search results
A contact form on your profile for potential clients to contact you directly
On mobile, the ability for potential clients to call you directly from their phone to the phone number you specify
Access to our private Facebook group for Credo members only
Access to guest post on the Credo blog
The Annual Consultant level is for solo consultants who operate under their name, not a brand name. You get a profile on the site with the ability to receive reviews from clients plus inquiries from new potential clients who find you through the platform. Consultants get on average 4-6 contacts per year, and growing.
Agencies on Credo get more projects than consultants. You have the sales cycles and ability to scale up and down figured out. Agencies get a profile on the site with the ability to receive reviews from your clients. New potential clients contact you through your profile. Agency profiles get on average 6-9 contacts per year, and growing.
Credo’s Preferred program is an invite-only program. It is a monthly retainer model and you work closely with Credo to receive and close new leads into clients. We have two main levels within the Preferred model, so if you are interested in discussing this further you can email us firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Preferred Interest.
We are committed to only listing the best marketing providers on Credo. When you apply to Credo, we ask for two of your clients, including their URLs, so that we can look at their metrics in Ahrefs and similar tools.
If you only do audits, you are welcome on Credo. In the Project Description box you should describe the work you did and some of the issues you identified. We may reach out to ask for example documents in order to gauge the quality of your work.
At this point, we are very selective about who we actively send projects to. All of these have a Preferred annotation on their profile on network category pages.
We directly invite agencies who we think may be interested when we have more than enough projects. We only open it a few times per year, and only to those on the Annual plan.
The Preferred membership involves a monthly retainer plus a percentage of monthly billed work.
"John took the time to understand our business and feels like an extension of our team. He pairs us with opportunities that fit our specialties and client profile. The lead quality and attention to detail are impressive."
Since its inception in October 2015, Credo has sent over $14,000,000 (yes, that’s million) worth of work across over 1,500 digital marketing projects to agencies and consultants.
Credo Pro is how you, a marketing agency or consultant that does industry-leading work, can be listed on Credo and be part of our ever-growing industry-recognized brand.
Credo's current metrics include:
18,000-20,000 unique visitors and 21,000-30,000 pageviews per month
$500,000-$700,000 in new work per month (60-90 leads/mo)
leads across US (80%), UK (10%), Australia (5%), and other English-speaking countries (5%);
A) The average profile receives 4-6 contacts per year from the Annual Plan. We do not vet these projects ahead of time and do not manually send them to you. Rather, they contact you through your profile, which you can rank better on Credo by getting more high quality reviews and having a complete robust profile.
A) We do not contact your clients without your permission. You are 100% in control.
A) Payments are handled through Stripe. You can pay with any major credit card, and Credo is SSL protected.
A) If you want to cancel your account for any reason, you can do so of course. We do not offer refunds on the annual plan and your profile will remain live until the end of that year.
A) The Credo team will vet each pro and then approve you. Once you are approved, you will then be emailed directions about payment, how to finish your profile, and submitting it for publishing. Once you submit your profile for publishing, Credo will verify that all the needed information has been provided, and then publish your profile. You will then receive an email that it is live!
A) Rankings are driven off of the freshness of your profile, the quantity and quality of your reviews, and a few other factors. Like any company run by someone with an SEO background, we have our own ranking algorithm :)
A) We do not have a free tier or a Freemium tier, as it can take a few weeks to months to close a project. You will not see a positive ROI within a month, but should within the first 3 months of joining.