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My day, I'm a structural designer and by night, I'm an on demand freelance web designer.
I got involved in web design after deciding I wanted to try and create a forum community using phpBB in the late 2000s. Eventually, that would progress to a variety of small, personal web projects as a sort of hobby. I felt like I was constantly throwing spaghetti of ideas at the wall to see what would stick - and it seemed like nothing was.
But with each failure and each subsequent website, I learned something valuable. That learning process lead to me to start building website on WordPress and I found myself amazed at the capabilities it could do. What started off as a blog was suddenly an ecommerce store or forum or social network.
I felt like any idea I had could become a reality, though often each subsequent idea required new skills to make things work as needed. I spent 10 years running into any number of WordPress issues, then studied SEO, joined a variety of blogging networks, and read more articles on various aspects of WordPress than I can begin to fathom.
After 10 years, I finally had a blog become successful and start generating thousands upon thousands of visitors organically through search. I could say it was an overnight success (going from a new domain to 20,000 visitors a month in 6 months) but the reality is, it was 10 years of experience in the making.
After my divorce, I decided to start offering that experience to central Iowa clients, then on UpWork, and now Guru on a freelance basis.
Last year, noting the challenges of assisting clients who use separate web hosts, I decided to partner up with a web hosting company to offer web hosting as well. In the process, I became familiar with Virtual Server environments in a way that really helped me understand more aspects of what makes websites tick and allows me to help website clients with a lot of aspects of their CPanel than other freelancers tend to offer.
I can't wait to hear from you!
I work on a PRN basis as my schedule allows. Usually this is evenings and weekends.
I try to communicate routinely with active project clients. I tend to email every other day or so.
I require payment in full at completion and generally prior to handing over the keys so to speak. Larger projects may require milestone payments as agreed.