I love all the new website-building tools out there, like WordPress, Weebly, and Wix. They make building websites easier than ever. But it’s still hard to build a website, because creating content and organizing it is hard.
For example, everyone needs an about page. For some people (myself included), writing their own bio and getting a headshot is the most difficult part of building a website. The website software doesn’t matter. It would take just as long to write with pen and paper.
The trouble with websites is: it’s easy to think that the problem is technical, and to go searching for a technical solution. Hours later, your website is still not ready to be launched and you don’t want to look at it anymore. You know how it goes:
I’ll finish my About page soon… but what’s the point of having this whole website if people can’t share it? I should definitely find a social sharing plugin first. [starts searching] Oh I need to embed my tweets in the sidebar also! [goes to Twitter] Omg, my Twitter profile is embarrassing, I have to update that. I know I saw a post about the ultimate Twitter profile for conversions somewhere — [goes to Smashing Magazine] — whoa, 50 free social media icon sets, these are great! How do I get them in the sidebar…
And so on. I do this all the time. Most recently, I thought I needed a “Members area” and spent forever reading this plugin documentation instead of writing a sales page.
Anyway… I’m offering this new service to help people finish their own websites — it’s kind of like coaching, technical training, and project management for websites all rolled into one. It’s one-on-one, in person or with a screenshare. I’m not selling books or videos. There’s nothing wrong with them but I think most people don’t need quite so much information. Most people just need to do a few things regularly on their website. Like update an events page or upload a pdf. Or sometimes they just need help with planning their site and accountability. So yeah. If that sounds like something you (or someone you know) could use help with, check out the services here > Field & Post (fieldandpostbk.com).
Also, if you’re a developer/designer with a client who’s constantly asking you to make minor edits to the copy (personally, that makes me crazy), I can train them or write documentation or make help videos as a subcontractor. If you’re interested, get in touch here. Or just say hello, I’m always looking for developers and designers to work with. Sometimes it seems like the tech startups have snatched everyone up