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I am Craig, A Freelance Website Designer & SEO Specialist based in Zimbabwe

Welcome… my name is Craig Riley and I am a WordPress web designer and SEO marketer that works primarily with local businesses who want greater exposure online to generate more customers for their business from the internet.

Since 2010, I have been honing my skills with websites and maintaining my SEO skills (as the playground is always adapting). 

Where it all began…

In 2010, I started to teach myself website design out of pure interest as I believed it would help me with closing deals while doing telesales for a directory website and it did.

Through my learning, I really started to enjoy web design and the art of getting a website ranking on Google (SEO). I was not selling anything or offering a service, I was just learning and my website began to rank for a variety of keywords and get some really good traffic.

I guess it all began when a friend asked me to build them a website for their company, I still remember it, a plumbing website in the South of London.

The online game

When I am not building websites or optimising clients’ websites, I am building my own, my own online portfolio.

I build and rank websites and then rent them to businesses that are looking for more customers. It is called Rank and Rent.

The goal is to build a passive income for the future. 

Rank & Rent is a local SEO strategy where you build, optimise and then sell leads from a website that you own. You choose the niche, and the location of your asset and when the website is generating emails and phone calls, you approach a relevant business and sell them the leads every month.

Life away from the laptop

My Family

In December 2021 I married my wife Tamlyn and in 2022 we were blessed with a little boy, Jackson who is everything to us. I try and spend as much time as I can with him, building my bond with him. 

Water Polo Coach

I am the 1st team water polo coach at CBC. I have been doing it for over 5 years now and it is a great way to give back to the kids and a great way to detach from the world.