Meet Mary Clare

Hi! I’d like to take a moment to introduce myself. My name is Mary Clare Bland.

The Flying Carpet brand is an umbrella covering the things I love: travel, writing and design, and the things in which I’ve developed an expertise: running businesses, creating websites, blogging and running social media campaigns.

Photo courtesy of Heather Mobley Photography

I was forced to develop most of my skill set while running small businesses in Manhattan. Although there are many tools out there for big businesses, most of the products available to small and medium sized enterprises are either of very low quality, or prohibitively expensive. To get the quality I wanted at a price point I could afford, I quickly discovered I would have to personally manage my company’s online marketing. I started with building a website. Then I realized I needed to drive traffic to it or it was useless. So I read a lot, talked to a friend of mine who is a traffic manager, and devised my own Google Adwords and SEO strategies. This worked for a couple years, and then social media exploded. I did more research and learned to run my own social media and crowdfunding campaigns.

After about five years of doing this, people started asking me advice on how to run their businesses. They asked me to design websites for them, manage their Facebook accounts, and write blogs to promote their businesses. Finally,  I realized my expertise was something of value to other small business owners. I created The Flying Carpet so I could share my knowledge to help others launch and grow their own dream.

I live and work in Madrid so I have a low cost structure- something I can pass on to you, my client. I can also work in Spanish- you just may have to speak a little slowly sometimes! Here are the things I can help you with:

  • Design a website
  • Customize a ProPhoto theme
  • Drive traffic to your website
  • Manage your Adwords campaign
  • Manage your social media accounts
  • Create and write blogs
  • Run a crowdfunding campaign
  • Brand your business in The United States

For more about these services, please visit my Services page, or call me. If you’re in Spain, dial +34 630 391 535 or send me a Whatsapp. If you’re in the US, dial +1 917 300 4371 (note this number doesn’t accept texts). If you’re elsewhere in the world, find me on Skype at mary_clare299. I look forward to working with you!

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Photo taken at Puerta de Alcala, courtesy of Heather Mobley Photography