I’M A WEB DESIGNER BUILDING WORDPRESS SITES FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
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 in Tacoma when I was a little girl. (Never mind 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 office jobs by day and singing in bands by night, 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. This helps me find opportunities that they may have missed on their own.
And I love being creative. I want to be around anything and everything colorful, well-designed and fabulous (yet functional).
So why do you want to build websites for small businesses?
A lot of entrepreneurs want to DIY everything (and so did I when I was first starting out).
But then they 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.
Okay, so what do you do when you’re not working…
I’m working on my fitness (I lost 20lbs in 2018!), alternating binge-views of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead or RuPaul’s Drag Race, and working on my YouTube channel where I upload stage presence tutorials for singers.