This is a shout out and thank you to Rich Beale at Hereford Means Business for booking Jason Dutton as a keynote speaker. Jason wove together a great story about his life, failures and successes through his passion for video games. I sat nodding my head through most of his talk, not because I'm a video game lover, but because everything he said resonated with me. I got it and I hope others in the room did too. Being an introvert, I
Sometimes I freak out a little bit when I remember that I told 2 people this month that they don’t need my services. I essentially took opportunities that were referred specifically to me and told them that a website wasn’t necessary for their business. Well, the conversation was much longer than me just saying, ‘you don’t need a website’. But the end result was the same. Here’s the real head scratcher, both of them were ready to build
Lot's of people love what Woocommerce Bookings can do, and many buy into the pretty expensive plugin before they realise some of limitations. I was one of them. I had to learn pretty quickly that 2 of the most important features that my client wanted weren't available out of the box with Bookings. The first was allowing customers to select the date first before seeing what they are able to book. You can see my write up to that selecting
"No one has asked me these questions before." This is what a client said to me recently, and it got me thinking. What sort of questions should your website design company ask? Or even, what shouldn't they be asking? I think the worst question most people hear from a designer is 'what do you want?'. This is so not helpful. If you knew what you wanted you wouldn't have looked for a web designer. As a designer/developer my job isn't
Would you want a website if you knew you only had to pay what you thought it was worth? Why would a professional website developer offer a service like this? I have an empty space inside of me, and no, it’s not the one I normally fill will chocolate. My whole life I’ve thought there is something more I can do, something more I am capable of. It’s a strange one because we are taught to ignore these ‘feelings’ and
"I need it cheap." Oh, how that strikes fear in a professional website designer. We want to roll our eyes and switch off. But this is why I don't! I've learned over the years that cheap doesn't necessarily relate to the price. That single word can be summing up your whole feeling about websites. Or web designers, or even a past mistake. What does cheap mean to you? 1. You've had a terrible experience with a previous website designer 2.