11 hours ago
THIS IS MY "I'M SHARING SOMETHING" FACE
And this is what I am sharing: Just over 4 years ago, the first 2 websites I had ever built went live. It was quite a change for me, I had been a marketing manager for years. But I had become very jaded. I dreaded going to work, I was stressed, I was often short tempered at home. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Looking back, I was bullied, burnt out, frustrated and unsuccessfully trying to juggle family needs against work demands. I was very ready for a change and I thought building websites was the answer.
Four years on (but with a lifetime of slow learning behind me) I have learned an enormous amount. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I’ve learned about building and designing effective and attractive websites. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
My biggest learning is that it seems I’m actually a marketer to my very marrow. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I feel much more comfortable with the way we “do” marketing these days. I love that we can choose to market without push push pushing our products and services, without always desperately clambering to be noticed and most definitely without using psychological trickery to get people to buy. I love that we can choose to engage with customers, to give knowledge, to share value, to be seen without being pushy and still have people buy. I’m not jaded anymore! 💃🤸♀️
I’ve also learned that my heart is in helping people learn how to market their business, not in building websites. So - drum roll please - I am hanging up my website design hat. I have 3 websites to complete and then I’m done.
I’m not entirely putting websites behind me, I'll be working alongside people to give them the skills and knowledge they need to build a website themselves. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
But my main focus will be on marketing training and coaching for creative business owners. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
So if the thought of marketing your business or yourself makes you want to stay under the duvet or - if you're more energetic - run for the hills, then stay tuned. I'm here to help. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
More details coming soon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Wish me luck 🙏