In Another Life I was a Scientist…
Learning to build a website CHANGED the COURSE of my LIFE… for real.
I was in college learning how to be a Chemical Engineering Technologist, focused on Environmental. I was going to be a “lab rat” or an “environmental technologist” or something equally very intellectual. I thought that’s what I wanted for my life.
Then one day, in 1999, my lab partner handed me this sheet of paper with HTML code on it and said “you can make a web page on Geocities with this, go get an account”. So, that sounded cool and I signed up. Got myself an account and from there I learned how to HAND CODE websites.
At first I was making websites for my handmade beaded jewelery I did as a hobby. I remember my first website background image was a scan of my seed beads I threw on the actual scanning bed.
Things have come a LONG, LONG way in the internet world since 1999! Back then my scanned bead background was pretty revolutionary, lol.
These days you can switch an entire website’s look at the click of a button. You can schedule posts on a blog into the future. You can share on your site and on social media automatically at the same time. You can add plugins that add functions I would not have DREAMED for my 1999 bead website to have!
WordPress makes this all possible.
From that first website I moved on to start my first eCommerce website selling handmade soaps online in 2002. Then I had a string of websites and learning businesses until I found my “forever business”, the business I’m in now, teaching people how to build amazing businesses online that reward them with a true lifestyle of freedom and joy! The Laptop Lifestyle.
I can NOT imagine where I’d be if I had not got that code and got all “geeked out” on building websites.
I can not be grateful enough to that friend who put me on a path I may never had any interest to venture down otherwise.
And I can’t stress how important I feel it is for EVERY entrepreneur to get this skill, the skill to at a MINIMUM update and understand your website or on a larger level because a ninja master at making WordPress bend to your whims 😉 Or, somewhere in between where you can put up a professional, beautiful website that gets you leads, clients and sales on a regular basis because somebody taught you right!
If you have NO IDEA where to start with your WordPress website I can help! I’d LOVE <3 <3 to help you get set up, get going, understand the technology and learn how to get sales, too.
That’s what I’ll be focusing on for four full weeks in the WordPress Website Bootcamp that starts soon. Registration is limited to 25 people and all the details are here: Get Registered!
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