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Steven

Steven

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Hi folks,

I am involved in 2 of my own online businesses and help run another 2 online.
I have been involved in IT at various levels for over 2 years, and last couple of years I thought I would get out and use my skills for small business, rather than sticking with corporate IT, which got really boring.

I have been building websites with wordpress for around 7 years, i have helped a few companies get online and now looking to help many more.

My other IT business is Tech support for small business, I have an online helpdesk where clients can log faults etc (this is just new and developing.

So if you are looking for honest IT support and website developmen, give me a shout for a chat.

Thanks for reading
Steven
 
selfemployed

selfemployed

New Member
I would be interested to hear more about how you built your business when moving away from corporate IT - was it a smooth move?
 
Steven

Steven

New Member
No, and its still going on.
I gained so much valuable experience, of not just how to do things, but also, how not to..
I quickly learned the hard way, that I may have the tech skills required, but I was now also, the HR, sales, marketing and support person.
I am a one man band, that outsources small jobs when required, thats one thing I must impress on people, we can't do everything and trying to will eat you alive, outsource what you can.

I am still in the building phase (when are we never) , its hard work, moving from a wage to no wage is never easy lol, but its not about the journey, its the destination that counts here. I would far rather use my skills to help people and small businesses than large corps.

I still dip my toe in now and then a month contract here and there, but this will stop once I get fully motoring.

Plus I love learning, it's a huge curve and any help or tips are more than welcome.
 
MarkB

MarkB

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Staff member
I totally agree @Steven it is a massive learning curve and I have found that the moment you feel "settled" is the moment something happens and you are fighting for survival again. In a bizarre way I am glad of the mistakes I have made because I have learned from them. Like you I made the mistake of trying to do everything for myself - jack of all trades, master of none - when I should have outsourced the stuff I found difficult or was slow at doing. Lets say an improvement to your website earns you an extra £200 a month and it costs £200 to get a third party to do the job, its a non brainer, why (like I have) take months to do it myself and lose money in the real world.
 

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