Story Behind WalkonWater
Walk on Water pretty much emerged out of the blue. I had been working in the wastewater industry managing treatment plants, but after 7 years I had become disheartened with the industry and so I started seeking a new direction. Having built a number of websites for myself and finding great enjoyment it, I decided to further explore this avenue. Before creating WalkonWater I landed a few website development projects through a helpful friend and mentor. Cheers Leon!
I started talking with people who were wanting websites built and I realised most people really don’t know where to start nor do they understand the multiple aspects to the business structure and how in interrelates with the website (for example, SEO, mobile optimisation, leads, landing pages, automated email responders, etc). Heading back to my computer I found there are some incredible companies out there doing great stuff in this field. However, the majority of them were tailored for larger companies. Recognising this gap in the market, WalkonWater came into fruition with the aim to educate and work with small to medium sized companies.
I believe every business should be set up as a social enterprise with the initiative to add value to society, whether giving back to communities/the environment is actively promoted or quietly pursued. In setting up WalkonWater I considered various options, settling on the proposition to donate my time to build websites for non-profit organisations. Although I would love to build websites full time for non-profits with no charge the only way I can make this work is to build 10 paid websites before building one free website.
A little about Jeremy
I’m a lover of the ocean and its many quirky inhabitants. I have progressed from diving to freediving, as I believe it offers a more authentic and close-encounter type experience. I feel at my best when I am near the ocean.
I currently volunteer for Tasman Bay Guardians, an organisation set up to protect and restore the Abel Tasman ocean ecosystems. My niche is tackling the problem of plastic waste in our oceans and on our beaches.
My partner and I are keen photographers, often hiking into remote locations and spending our time capturing the beauty of our surroundings. The majority of the photos on this website are taken by either myself or my partner Kim. If you like our photos and would like something different for your website or simply want a portrait shot of yourself/team, feel free to get in contact. We do plan to launch this service officially in the near future.