All that I really had to do to create such a frou-frou frock was follow a set of instructions and be able to use a pretty basic sewing machine. There are parallels with building the website for my new Dementia Consultant business. I did it myself. 'How difficult can this be?' I thought. After all I've designed a blog and cobbled together a fair few presentations in my time. Basic stuff akin to using my the Singer 99K that I inherited from my nan. So over a month my site evolved. I When I wanted to add something but didn't know how I used good old Google to find the answer. The site is fairly simple but I wonder who'd guess that it had been made by a web newbie. I'm pretty pleased with the way it's turned out and it now passes muster with my once critical artist brother and social media marketing friend as well.
I've used Wix as a platform for my site rather than the more popular Wordpress. I'd been told that it was more user-friendly for beginners. I have to say that experience of using Blogger and Powerpoint was enough to get me going and the in-house help is excellent. For the majority of conundrums that I've thought up there's a step by step guide on how they can be solved . With online assistance I've also attached my domain name, set up a company and made an emoticon that appears in the tab displayed above webpages. I'm now just about to start to use Thinkific that will let me produce online training assistance. Have I done any of this before? No, but again it's all about following instructions. It's just like attaching a bustle or fitting a mutton sleeve!
And so I'd urge those who lack confidence to be a bit more gung-ho. Think about the general skills that you've got. With a bit of imagination, assistance from a virtual friend and a sudden rush of audacity you could surprise yourself and turn your hand to something completely different than anything that you've ever done in the past!