If you’re anything like me, you kinda fell into the business you’re in now.
I didn’t daydream about running my own web design business when I was a little girl. (Nevermind the fact that the internet didn’t exist when I was a little girl, but you know what I mean.)
I actually wanted to be Sheila E. when I was little, but I was too shy to ask my mom for drum lessons.
After years of working dead-end office jobs, it was time to make a career change. I had a heart-to-heart conversation with myself that went something like this:
What are you good at?
I love being that person who can come up with a solution to someone’s problem. One of my favorite expressions is, “Oh, did you know there’s an app for that?”
I also have a knack for understanding people’s personalities and styles after only knowing them for a few minutes.
And I love being creative. I want to be around anything and everything colorful, well-designed and fabulous (yet functional).
Why do you want to run your own business?
I don’t think I’ll ever be truly happy unless I’m my own boss. I’m a Capricorn with an INFJ personality type, so I’m super comfortable figuring things out on my own and then being pragmatic about making things happen.
Plus, I want more control over when and where I work. All I need is a laptop and strong WiFi and I can make a living.
So why do you want to build websites for other people?
A lot of people take one look at a WordPress dashboard and think, “What did I just get myself into?”
I look at a blank WordPress site and think, “This is where I get to combine art, technology, intuition and problem-solving. Let’s do this.”
It fills me with pride to help someone else share their talents with the world.