Are your products struggling to make $100k/month?

Item-9 helps product & online course creators increase sales through digital marketing.

Unlike other designers & agencies, we proudly reject the trivial™. Rather than arguing aesthetics, we instead focus on high-value business activities, like increasing lifetime customer value & decreasing acquisition cost.

"Item-9 knows all aspects of putting together a sharp and effective website. They're experts on online conversion practices. They works fast and are dedicated to the project, and they are always looking out for their clients’ best interest."

—Jimmy Carrane, Improv Nerd

Even geniuses need an outside perspective. That’s what we provide.

If you've spent 4,000 hours creating your product, you don't have the energy to optimize your marketing. But we do.

First, we thoroughly research your business—both internally and externally.

Once we've collected data, we begin to diagnose possible issues holding your product back. These issues are diagnosed before any prescriptive solutions which often—but not necessarily—come in the form of paid advertising & web page creation/improvement.

After these campaigns are set up, we follow-up with full reports of our efforts, including traffic & conversion improvements, as well as detailed recommendations of next steps to continue improving your product's profit margins.

Sometimes, though, products aren't selling due to poor market fit. If we find that that's the case, we'll be honest up front, and save you additional time, money & headaches you would have spend trying to force a square peg into a round hole.

We have processes for:


  • Market Research & Insights
  • Audience Needs Assessment
  • Channel & Sales Strategy
  • Pricing Strategy


  • Brand Strategy
  • Positioning and Messaging Development
  • Selection Process
  • Identity Creation

Creative Execution

  • Advertising
  • Video Production
  • Content Strategy
  • Content Creation & Management
  • Social Media Strategy & Management


  • Conversion Analysis
  • Online Reputation
  • Web Traffic
  • A/B Testing

Digital Marketing

  • Search Marketing
  • Email Newsletters
  • Drip Campaigns
  • Retargeting
  • Social Media Advertising
  • Website Design & Development
  • Landing Page Design & Development
  • Mobile Design & Development
  • Ecommerce Design & Development
  • Launch Sequences


  • Retail Performance Assessment & Strategy
  • PLR (Product Line Review) Management
  • Selection Process
  • Merchandising Development
  • POS Data Analysis

Sales Optimization

  • Call Tracking
  • Sales Strategy & CRM Optimization
  • Marketing Automation

Let's talk about pricing

We support our clients with strategic thought leadership through creative execution, providing enough value to ensure long standing relationships. We are not a project shop.

We engage with a limited number of clients due to the depth and commitment of our relationships, and we work with only one client per product/service category.

Our minimum annual level of client engagement is $150,000 in agency fees, with most clients generally spending $300,000 to $500,000.

Our minimum initial engagement is $65,000.

We charge a fee for our services that is agreed upon in advance.

We mark up outside goods and services by 20% to cover our management process to ensure all elements meet your specifications.

"I cannot speak highly enough about Item-9: their persistence, their expertise, and their creativity. We’re a young, small company, so we were in desperate need of not only a redesign, but also advice/ideas. Item-9 was an excellent resource."

—Dr. T.J. Allan, Pro-Pharm


"I've worked with lots of web companies, but Item-9 is by far the best. They're intuitive, complete their work on time, and are attentive to their customers. They also have great business sense, which is really helpful. They can create sites that are not only visually pleasing, but are functional & organized. I had a wonderful experience working with them, and will definitely work with them more"

—Nina Levin, Headlight Health


Item-9 has been building high-converting marketing campaigns since 2005. Since then, we've worked with hundreds of happy clients, including CartHook, Planscope, Beaver Builder & Win Without Pitching.

Want to dive deeper? View our additional client roster. Also, here’s the blog.