Online advice and services for small businesses


Whether it's your first website or a refresh, I can get your business online from just €99 / £89. Bespoke sites including ecommerce are also available.



Unsure what you need? How to reach your customers? What social media channels to use? Is ecommerce right for you? I can help.

About Rob

A 20+ year web veteran with experience at Orange, eBay, PayPal, Sky, Nestlé and more, now helping small businesses to succeed online.



I can create or refresh your website, whether simple or more sophisticated, so that it works for you.

Do you already have a site but it's looking a bit tired or not really working for you? How does your site look on a mobile? Over half of web browsing is done on a phone screen these days. You need a website that works perfectly on mobile from day one.

Websites start at €99 / £89 and can be online within a few days.


Sometimes all you need is a simple online presence so people can see who you are and what you do.

Or maybe it's for a one-off project that doesn't need an all-singing-and-dancing website.

A LiteSite is a single-page web presence that gets your fundamental message across simply and concisely.

Use your own web domain or a free address

And the best part is – it's only €99 / £89.

Price includes first year's hosting (then €19/year) and excludes domain name charges. Domain name help available if needed.


What suits most businesses setting out online is a StarterSite. These have up to five separate sections so you can go into more detail on what you do, showcase your products and services, add a contact form – or whatever is important to you.

A five-section StarterSite is available for €169 / £149.

Price includes first year's hosting (then €19/year) and excludes domain name charges. Domain name help available if needed.


For those cases where a StarterSite isn’t quite enough but a Bespoke site might be too much, you can add one or more optional Add-Ons:

  • Extra pages

  • Logo design

  • Social media graphics

  • Copy editing

  • Photography

  • Email signup form

  • Personalised privacy policy

  • Content updates

  • Embedded content from other sites

Add-Ons start at €25 / £20 and can be bundled together for better value – just ask.


Maybe you already have an online presence but you're ready for something a little more advanced – such as an ecommerce site, or a deeper integration with an external platform.

A Bespoke website is just that – tailored to your specific requirements.

These projects are quoted for according to your needs.


Sometimes it's a case of knowing you need to 'be online' but not knowing where to start. Do you need a website? A Facebook page? An Instagram account?

How can you reach your potential customers? Do you want to sell online? Should you be blogging? What's your online brand, and is it different to your offline one? What online apps make sense for your to use?

I can help you make sense of it all, and suggest sensible and non-scary first steps online.

Or if your business is already online, I can audit your digital presence and make recommendations based on your own goals.

Let's start with a quick chat, on the phone or on a video call. Then we can take it from there.

Get in touch to get the ball rolling.

About Rob

After a long career in website project management and consultancy, from the original late 1990s dotcom boom right through to the social media era, I've moved to the south of France and am now offering my expertise to help small businesses get online.

I've worked for and with some of the biggest online names, from Freeserve and Wanadoo, through Orange and Sky, to eBay and PayPal. And more recently I’ve been applying all that experience to smaller businesses such as sweet shops, personal trainers, photographers and authors.

Get in touch for an initial chat.


I'd love to hear from you. Use the form below or email me.

Let’s start with what you might be interested in. Tick as few or as many boxes as you like.

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Key details

This website privacy policy describes how Rob Townsend Online Consulting protects and makes use of the information you give the company when you use this website.

If you are asked to provide information when using this website, it will only be used in the ways described in this privacy policy.

This policy is updated from time to time. The latest version is published on this page.

This website privacy policy was updated on 13th April 2021.

If you have any questions about this policy, please email or write to:

Rob Townsend
34 Rue Guiglia
06000 Nice


We gather and use certain information about individuals in order to provide products and services and to enable certain functions on this website.

We also collect information to better understand how visitors use this website and to present timely, relevant information to them.

What data we gather

We may collect the following information:
– Your name
– Business name
– Business type
– Email address

How we use this data

Collecting this data helps us understand what you are looking from the company, enabling us to deliver improved products and services.

Specifically, we may use data:
– To contact you in response to a specific enquiry
– To send you promotional emails about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you
– To send you promotional mailings or to call you about products, services, offers and other things we think might be relevant to you

You may unsubscribe from email communication at any time by clicking the Unsubscribe link in any email message from us.

Cookies and how we use them

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file placed on your computer's hard drive. It enables our website to identify your computer as you view different pages on our website.
Cookies allow websites and applications to store your preferences in order to present content, options or functions that are specific to you. They also enable us to see information like how many people use the website and what pages they tend to visit.

How we use cookies

– We may use cookies to:
Analyse our web traffic using an analytics package. Aggregated usage data helps us improve the website structure, design, content and functions.
– Identify whether you are signed in to our website. A cookie allows us to check whether you are signed in to the site.
– Test content on our website. For example, 50% of our users might see one piece of content, the other 50% a different piece of content.
– Store information about your preferences. The website can then present you with information you will find more relevant and interesting.
– To recognise when you return to our website. We may show your relevant content, or provide functionality you used previously.

Cookies do not provide us with access to your computer or any information about you, other than that which you choose to share with us.

Controlling cookies

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies. If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.

However, please note that doing this may affect how our website functions. Some pages and services may become unavailable to you.

Unless you have changed your browser to refuse cookies, our website will issue cookies when you visit it.

To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies.

Controlling information about you

We will never lease, distribute or sell your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or the law requires us to.

Any personal information we hold about you is stored and processed under our data protection policy, in line with the applicable regulations.


We will always hold your information securely.

To prevent unauthorised disclosure or access to your information, we have implemented strong physical and electronic security safeguards.

We also follow stringent procedures to ensure we work with all personal data in line with the applicable regulations.

Links from our site

Our website may from time to time contain links to other websites.
Please note that we have no control of websites outside our domain. If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.

Always be wary when submitting data to websites. Read the site’s data protection and privacy policies fully.