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 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 creative small businesses?

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.

Karyn Paige About Graphic