I’m beginning a large project, based on my years of work in designing websites and then transforming my company into a WordPress web design self-sustaining business. If you know me, then you know that in the winter I teach and coach snowboarding, and I live a great lifestyle. Many know me in the capacity of my winter activities: riding every day, training snowboard instructors, working for Vail Resorts at Breckenridge Ski Resort, and examining aspiring instructors towards their certifications. For 23 years I’ve been on that path.
As a winter seasonal employee, I basically get fired every spring, and re-hired in the fall. I can’t collect unemployment, or I’d just take a 6-month vacation (seasonal worker laws prevent this), and so I have a need, like many in my industry, to get a summer job. For lots of years I worked for a sign shop (I’m an artist), but in the mid-nineties a friend and I saw the burgeoning internet and started making website for local businesses. We figured out how to resell hosting for the websites, design and create them, and bring in a positive and recurring income from it.
Fast forward to today, and I have a small business, lots of paying clients, and a great working-for-myself lifestyle in the summer. I’m keeping up with the latest technology, updating and creating modern websites from scratch, and hosting clients’ websites.
I wrote a book (as yet unpublished), more than a year ago, about how to create your own website business, following all the lessons I’ve learned over the years, and now it’s time to expand my reach, publish the book, create a following, and most importantly, free up my time so I can focus on some life goals outside of business.
I hope you can join me on this journey, either as a spectator, or a participant. I’m creating a course on Udemy.com, finishing my book, building a community of WordPress Developers and business owners, and having fun along the way. This is the first post of that journey.