I’ve been questioning my decisions about things that I never imagined I would need to question. Suddenly, just going out my front door seems complicated.
I am reminded…
Every decision we make has consequences.
I own an agency that I started in 2012 when I was unemployed and 42 years old.
Behind me was my experience as a social worker, retail shop owner, textbook salesperson, and vending machine sales manager.
I had recently recovered from three back surgeries in three years. I needed to take frequent breaks from sitting or standing, and most companies don’t take lying down on the job too well.
I couldn’t go back to full-time work.
Years of struggle with physical pain also affected how I thought about work.
Life suddenly felt very short and my time without pain felt precious. I decided to do work I really wanted to do; work that would give me what I needed to take care of myself.
I decided to become a website developer.
Eight years later, I own a website consulting agency and manage a small but mighty team.
How, exactly, did that happen?
It was the consequence of a few decisions. The most important was learning WordPress, the free website development tool.
Learning WordPress changed my life.
WordPress allowed me to build professional websites without learning how to code.
As a result of learning how to use WordPress, I got
- a valuable skill that people wanted and
- the independence I needed to build a small business.
I know we are in a moment when a lot of people are examining their career path, and making choices. I know because I’ve been there.
So, if you are thinking about exploring website development and you don’t know code, then start by learning WordPress.
Not sure where or how to learn WordPress on your own? I’ve put together a free basic course in WordPress. It’s a collection of more than 50 videos to get you started.
I am offering this free training now because when I started to learn WordPress, I did it without help. I struggled to get the hang of it for more than a year. I watched a lot of amateur YouTube videos that were sometimes helpful but were mostly useless and out of date. I wished that I had somebody to call on whenever I had a question or ran into a roadblock. But, I didn’t. I was on my own.
I don’t think learning WordPress has to be so tough. If you’re exploring a new way forward…