Lately I’ve found myself so busy with doing marketing and website work for clients that I haven’t had the time to do the same things for myself. Fortunately a couple projects for clients were recently completed and I’ve had some time to clean up my website a bit and get around to some things to develop my own business that I haven’t been able to do.
I’m not a web developer by any means but I’ve been learning some basic customizations lately and was able to successfully transform my website from a standard Twenty Twelve theme into something unique that I’m proud of. It’ll be a continual work in progress for sure but I’m happy to see it taking shape. One of the great things about WordPress is the extent of free help and resources available to and created by the WordPress community. Next on my list:
- Highlighting past achievements working with clients so people can get a more concrete idea of what I can do for them.
- Developing my logo with the wonderful artist and creative talent Jen from Concepts by Jen. In return for her logo help (and a beautiful painting she sent me), I’m going to help her get her website set up and running and train her in how to use WordPress so she can share her creations with the rest of the world.
- About Me Page: It’s funny…when I work with clients, this is most often the page that they avoid until the very end and it seems to be a no different with me 🙂 I’ve taken a decidedly personal approach to marketing, so I think I’d like to do the same in this section. Good relationships and personal trust with the people that I work with have perhaps been the most important factor in success and I’d like to let clients and potential see a bit of me beyond what I do professionally. Offer some suggestions for some things you’d like to see.
Finally, I’m excited to get started on some marketing and website work for Roots Ranch. The property burned down in a wildfire in 2001 and the owner Mike and company have been working tirelessly for the last year manifesting their dreams in recreating and replenishing the land. The work that they have done in such a short time is inspiring! I got to visit them this weekend and walking through the ranch I got to see their chickens, ducks, a tribe of goats and Llama, the beginnings of an organic farm which they are getting ready to plant. What I enjoyed more than anything was the warm company motivated to continue to make the land more vibrant and productive. Apparently they are already ringing off the hook with people asking for chickens and goats so it’s good to see the business side of things flourishing as well.
I’m looking forward to working towards all of these goals, and I’m glad to have a little extra fire lit under my ass now that I shared it with you all 😛