About Us

Chris & Sandy Benton

Chris & Sandy Benton

We offer several services from Web Design, Online Marketing, Affiliate Marketing and everything in between. We also are part of a great Network Marketing company called Ocean Avenue. We believe that as a business owner we should keep our rates affordable so the average business can afford our services especially in these tough economic times.

Businesses don’t need to pay more for services than they need to. Yes sometimes you have to charge more based on your quality but we feel that there also needs to be a balance. There is a way to price services that you don’t lose but neither does your client.

We run multiple things and for businesses to be a part of the things we produce will always be affordable to the small businessman. Lets face it, the small businessman is who needs our help right now.

Most services are priced for the big corporations because most businesses want to make more money with less work. There is nothing wrong with that, we are just wanting to do things a little different.

Right now our main services are Web Design, Online Marketing through our Metro Guides, Grand Openings Sites & Local Job Portals. All of these services that we offer are either affordable or will be affordable as we launch and re-create things.

Chris & Sandy Benton
Benton Marketing
Carolina Job Connection
Next Generation Barter

Our Personal Story:

Beginning of 2001, I (Chris) was going through a tough time with life in general. Nothing was going right from money, to love to friends. I have always loved motivational quotes so I was searching some inspirational sites and didn’t find much that I like. I thought to myself that I probably could build a better site than 95% of these that I looked at.

On April 15, 2001 I launched http://www.inspiration4everyone.com It was only going to be maybe a 10 page site with nothing but quotes on it. As I started getting visitors to the site,a I started getting many people tell me to add this and add that so I started adding more sections. The site started to grow faster than I realized would happen.

Around September of 2001, I found this Christian Singles Site. They had a free 14 day trial so I thought I would try it for the free trial and drop it because I was really cheap back then. After the 14 days, I thought to myself that I really do like this but didn’t want to pay for it. I asked, mmmmm how can I get this for free? I always try and think outside the box. Well I saw that they had an affiliate program so I emailed them and asked if I became a part of their affiliate program will they throw in a free membership to their site? All they could say was yes or no. They emailed me back and said “They have never done that before but would consider depending on my sites traffic”. I let them know that the site was up less than 6 months and had over 35,000 visitors within that time. They told me to make the account and they would do that.

Well February 02, 2002, I was looking for someone to chat with. I found Sandy on that day. Here are 2 funny things that make this a thin line we met on. First, I only chatted with people who had pictures on their profiles, guess what? She didn’t. The other thing is, she was only on that site because she got an email saying she had a message on that site. She just deleted the message and was logging off as I messaged her (Thank God I caught her before she logged off).

We talked on the phone 2 days later on February 4th. We set a wedding date on February 18th (People thought we were crazy). We met in person on March 4th of 2002. Yes, we might have been a little crazy. Yes we set the wedding date before we met in person. Guess what? We did get married on the day we set which was October 5th, 2002 and still together today!

So we met online, then we planned our wedding online so what is next? An online business? Yep. Now we run 2 online city guides.

One for Savannah: http://www.MetroSavannahGuide.com

The other for Charlotte: http://www.MetroCharlotteGuide.com

So our whole life together has really been centered around the internet!

We also have 3 cats names Prissy, Snowy & Buddy. They are a hoot. There is never a dull moment with them.

Chris & Sandy Benton