If you would like to contact me during business hours, you can fill out the form below:

Or send an email to

NOTE:  If we schedule a phone call, I can provide the number to call at that time.  I’m on Skype by appointment only at joseph.ratliff.

Here are some typical questions I get asked, and the answers for your information:

Q:  What are your contact hours?

A:  Mondays are “by appointment only,” and Tuesday through Friday 8:30am – 4pm PST.

I respond to client phone calls within 24 hours.  Emails sent via the contact form above (or to the email address) usually receive the fastest response time.

NOTE:  I take all weekends and holidays off.

Q: I would like you to help me (my company) with a marketing or copywriting project. How do I hire you?

A: Let’s start by making sure we’re a fit with each other’s business.  Contact me using the telephone number or email address above, and let’s set aside some time (about 15 – 30 minutes) to examine your project or business to see how I might be able to help.

Please note that in the instances when I do accept new clients, it is not done on a contingency basis. No “you do the work and if we make money we’ll pay you” type of deals.

When I do Joint Ventures and connect business owners to resources they need … that is done under very different (and paid) circumstances.

Q:  I have written a book recently, and would like to know if you’ll review my book (via your blog, Amazon, or via other platforms).

A:  (UPDATED 01/27/2017) I continue to receive quite a few book review requests from various authors.

I no longer accept unsolicited book review requests except through specific channels.  Thank you for considering me to review your book, though.

Q: I would like to do a Joint Venture with you or would like you to be an affiliate and promote my product.

A: Affiliate requests are not being accepted at this time.  This especially includes “invitations” to join MLM programs or similar business opportunities.

Q: I would like to exchange website links with you (e.g. put my link on your site, and I’ll put your link on mine).

A: Currently link exchange requests are not being accepted.

Q: I would like you to speak at my conference or event. What do I do?

A: I would love to consider your paid speaking request.  Please submit your request to me via email (use the email address above) and I will respond within 24 hours.

Q: I would like you to consult with my company on-site or over the phone. How do I schedule this?

A: I can connect via email or the phone number below to schedule about 15 minutes so we can discover what exactly your needs are and quote my fee for a paid engagement.

Want to get started?

Send a request using the form above (or an email) to schedule a complimentary initial chat (can be done via Skype or phone).