the process

here's some info

contents

Read through this handy-dandy process page to get an idea of exactly how it all works.  You can also click a link below to jump straight to that section.

the process

every step of the way

so you've chosen me, now what?

  • pay deposit
  • discuss and receive timeline
  • chat about the look and feel
  • sign off on the design
  • send me the content
  • see the first look
  • request some changes
  • see revised site
  • one last chance for minor changes
  • site goes live
  • pay balance of invoice
  • live happily ever after
  • pay deposit
  • discuss and receive timeline
  • chat about the look and feel
  • sign off on the design
  • send me the content
  • see the first look
  • request some changes
  • see revised site
  • one last chance for minor changes
  • site goes live
  • pay balance of invoice
  • live happily ever after

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*too long; didn’t read

these are
summaries

what comes next?

designing your website

the look.

Now comes the fun part! We will chat about your business, target market and what your site needs to do. We will look at pics to figure out what you like and don’t like.

I will send you a design brief, which details the scope of work and ideas discussed. You will have the opportunity to provide some feedback and then, if necessary, I will send you a revised design brief for approval.

Then I will get your branding and some pics – you can just drop them in the Google Drive folder I create (no faxes allowed).

Next I will put together mockups of the homepage and at least one
other page (unless it’s a one-page site) to give you the
overall look and feel.

You will need to “sign off” on the design
and then we get to the next step.

Now comes the fun part! We will chat about your business, target market and what your site needs to do. We will look at pics to figure out what you like and don’t like.

I will send you a design brief, which details the scope of work and ideas discussed. You will have the opportunity to provide some feedback and then, if necessary, I will send you a revised design brief for approval.

Then I will get your branding and some pics – you can just drop them in the Google Drive folder I create (no faxes allowed).

Next I will put together mockups of the homepage and at least one other page (unless it’s a one-page site) to give you the overall look and feel.

You will need to “sign off” on the design and then we get to the next step.

tl;dr

Let’s outline
the design.

and then?

gathering the content

the stuff.

I will create a Google Drive folder and share it with you via email. In this folder will be subfolders for branding and each page of your site.

The folders are there to make both our lives easier and help keep us organised.

You and I will place content in these folders to use on the site – things such as pictures, logos, brand guidelines, colours, contact information and copy (the writing on your site).

This is often the longest step in the process, and if delayed on your
part can cause delays in your shiny new site and then all my
scheduled work – so please keep that in mind.

Once everything I need from you is in the folder,
then I get to the development.

I will create a Google Drive folder and share it with you via email. In this folder will be subfolders for branding and each page of your site.

The folders are there to make both our lives easier and help keep us organised.

You and I will place content in these folders to use on the site – things such as pictures, logos, brand guidelines, colours, contact information and copy (the writing on your site).

This is often the longest step in the process, and if delayed on your part can cause delays in your shiny new site and then all my scheduled work – so please keep that in mind.

Once everything I need from you is in the folder, then I get to the development.

tl;dr

Now for all
the content.

and after that?

developing your site

the build.

Now comes the most fun part for me 🙂

I will install WordPress on the server where you website lives and get to building your site.

I won’t go into too much detail about this step, because it’s hella boring for anyone not interested. If you do want to know more then let me know and I’ll happily talk your ear off!

While I’m doing this you may get a message here and there with sneak peaks or questions about functionality.

Depending on the complexity, this step can take between 1 and 4 weeks.

Once it’s done then you get to see!

Now comes the most fun part for me 🙂

I will install WordPress on the server where you website lives and get to building your site.

I won’t go into too much detail about this step, because it’s hella boring for anyone not interested. If you do want to know more then let me know and I’ll happily talk your ear off!

While I’m doing this you may get a message here and there with sneak peaks or questions about functionality.

Depending on the complexity, this step can take between 1 and 4 weeks.

Once it’s done then you get to see!

tl;dr

codepuffin
gets coding.

are we there yet?

seeing your new site

the reveal.

Ooh are you getting excited? It’s first look time!

You will get a link to your dev site (that means it’s not live yet for the public to see).

You will get a chance to go through the site and send me some feedback of typos you spot (I hope there are none), images you want changed, colours you would prefer for little borders and stuff like that.

We will chat about the requested changes and then I will
make them and you get to see it again for one more
chance at minor changes.

Please note that any changes after that are
charged at a full hourly rate.

Ooh are you getting excited? It’s first look time!

You will get a link to your dev site (that means it’s not live yet for the public to see).

You will get a chance to go through the site and send me some feedback of typos you spot (I hope there are none), images you want changed, colours you would prefer for little borders and stuff like that.

We will chat about the requested changes and then I will make them and you get to see it again for one more chance at minor changes.

Please note that any changes after that are charged at a full hourly rate.

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First look time
oh yay!

it's alive!

your website goes live

the migration.

*David Attenborough voice* “And so we see the shiny new website in it’s natural habitat. Taking it’s first steps in the digital world.”

Your website is migrated to the live server (the place where it lives on the web). This process is monitored by me closely and I ensure that all is well and working properly before I take a little break (usually all the popcorn and a movie on my couch – probably animated and Disney).

Now it’s time for you to celebrate and bask in the glory of your shiny new website. Admire it from all your devices and send links to one and all!

While you are riding on the high of your shiny new site,
this would be a great time to settle your invoice
and pop me a review on Facebook 🙂

*David Attenborough voice* “And so we see the shiny new website in it’s natural habitat. Taking it’s first steps in the digital world.”

Your website is migrated to the live server (the place where it lives on the web). This process is monitored by me closely and I ensure that all is well and working properly before I take a little break (usually all the popcorn and a movie on my couch – probably animated and Disney).

Now it’s time for you to celebrate and bask in the glory of your shiny new website. Admire it from all your devices and send links to one and all!

While you are riding on the high of your shiny new site, this would be a great time to settle your invoice and pop me a review on Facebook 🙂

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Site goes live
EEEEE!

your turn

after launch support

the handover.

Now we come to the end of our journey. It’s time for you to take over, or we can chat about my website management packages.

If you are not interested then we can skip this step, but if you want to add new blog posts, change a picture here and there or add new products to your store yourself then this is your chance to learn how.

I create a user profile for you in the WordPress backend. I will schedule a 45-minute meeting or Skype call so that I can show you on my screen and talk you through the process.

You come prepared with your questions and I answer them
and show you what to do.

I will then send you a short series of whatsapp videos
showing you what to do and talking you through it.
These are handy to refer back to in the future.

Now we come to the end of our journey. It’s time for you to take over, or we can chat about my website management packages.

If you are not interested then we can skip this step, but if you want to add new blog posts, change a picture here and there or add new products to your store yourself then this is your chance to learn how.

I create a user profile for you in the WordPress backend. I will schedule a 45-minute meeting or Skype call so that I can show you on my screen and talk you through the process.

You come prepared with your questions and I answer them
and show you what to do.

I will then send you a short series of videos showing you what to do and talking you through it. These are handy to refer back to in the future.

tl;dr

You get a tut
and videos!

timeframe

how long will it take?

4 - 12 weeks.

The timeframe depends hugely on what you need, when I have capacity to start your project, how quickly you get the info to me, how long it takes us to finalise a design, how urgent the project is and how well we “just get” each other.

I built my own site in 3 days – I knew what I wanted, I had all the content at my fingertips and there were minimal revisions. However, one simple one-page site took 9 weeks due to delays in receiving content and changes in design at the last minute. It all just depends on the above.

We will collaborate on a timeline that suits us both, is realistic and considers the urgency of the project. You will then get a clear timeline from me after your deposit is paid.

Tips to get a site quickly:
– be decisive
– be quick sending me content

The timeframe depends hugely on what you need, when I have capacity to start your project, how quickly you get the info to me, how long it takes us to finalise a design, how urgent the project is and how well we “just get” each other.

I made my own site in 3 days – I knew what I wanted, I had all the content at my fingertips and there were minimal revisions. However, one simple one-page site took 9 weeks due to delays in receiving content and changes in design at the last minute. It all just depends on the above.

We will collaborate on a timeline that suits us both, is realistic and considers the urgency of the project. You will then get a clear timeline from me after your deposit is paid.

Tips to get a site quickly:
– be decisive
– be quick sending me content

tl;dr

Each site
is unique.

terms and conditions

the nitty gritty stuff

who reads this anyway?

blah blah blah…

Download the full terms and conditions here.

blah blah blah…

Download the full terms and conditions here.

tl;dr

Pay on time.
Don’t change your
mind.

my info

communication preference

how to get in touch with me.

My phone lives on silent permanently and is most often not around me. I am mostly at my lounge/office desk working on websites. #livingmybestlife  So if you want to chat on a call please make prior arrangements to do so – like scheduling a meeting.

During the whole process I will keep you updated about which step we are on and how, and we can always both refer to our timeline.

My preferred method of communication is the written word (emails or texts) or in person meetings. I promise to try my best to communicate with you as much as I can with your preferred method, but please be patient with me.

Once we are working together I will
give you my cellphone number.

tl;dr

Please email
me 🙂

  • I'm waist deep in a fancy rebrand.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So I've been avoiding posting on socials because all I want to do is post using my new brand style and using my photo shoot pics. But I have to wait until it's all ready for launch! (All the crying face emojis.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With my new refined direction and business plan, my brand will be more polished and "bespoke" - I know that word is out of favour now, but I'm too tired to think of a synonym. I will only be using images across marketing channels that have been taken by photographers specially for me, of me and my shit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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That I have a little stone collection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I love picking up pebbles and stones from places I visit.  When you visit a place the landscape looks different with different vegetation and animals and climate. But you can't take those things with you. You can take a stone with you though.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of the places that I still want to collect some stones from is the Barbeton area of Mpumalanga (in South Africa for those of you not from around here).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Barbeton Greenstone belt has some of the oldest exposed rock in the world.  And the rock contains traces of some of the oldest life on earth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have a few chunks of rock collected from the Swaziland side of those mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of my favourite stones was given to me by a dear friend who picked it up from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ok enough nerding out over geology. Back to the regularly scheduled programming of web development stuff.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#stones #rocks #stonecollection #amateurgeologist #iloverocks #rocksandstones #barberton #mpumalanga #barbertongreenstone #barbertongreenstonebelt #rocknerd #hobbies #collections #oldestexposedrockonearth #earlyearth #tracesoflife #idigress #backtoregularprogramming #mynameisamy #imakewebsites #webdeveloper #wordpressexpert
  • H O B B I ES
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I enjoy crochet and knitting. .
For the first year of my business I had no life outside of work. I was constantly working on and in my business and I didn't make time for any rest or relaxation.
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For that first year I just worked and worked and worked. I worr all thr hats and did ot all myself. And it obviously led to burn out.
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So now I have weekends to myself. Mostly.
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And I make time to practice my hobbies.
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I'm currently crocheting a scarf.
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Don't forget to schedule in time for yourself on this journey of being a badass #girlboss!
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What is your hobby that helps you to unwind?
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#hobbies #maketimeforyourself #dosomething #createsomething #dothething #moretolifethanwork #spendtimeonhobbies #crochet #knitting #mynameisamy #immakingascarf
  • I honestly love making websites. And developing inbound marketing strategies are fun too.
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So I'm working towards an end goal of spending more of my time making websites and less of my time doing other stuff like bookkeeping, emails, chasing clients for content and doing my taxes.
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To achieve this I'm developing systems and putting processes in place to help me reduce the poop stuff I don't like. I'm outsourcing where I can. And I'm defining my target market.
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What's your favourite and worst task you have to do in your business?
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#dowhatyoulove #morewebsitebuilding #lessemails #fuckdoingmyowntaxes #webdesignisfun #wordpresswebsites #codepuffin #imakewebsites #ibuildwebsites #collaborativeprocess #webcreator #mynameisamy #girlboss #websitemaker #webdev #webdeveloper #femmepreneur #creativegirlboss #smallbiz #ownerrun #businesslife #myownbusiness #idonthavetodoitall #icanchoosetodowhatilove #outsourceyourproblems #outsourcingforthewin #nichingdown #chasetheworkyouwant #createyourownreality
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Designed by the incredible Kim from @rubyandswallow.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There's nothing quite like working to build a website for a business that has just had a fresh injection of clarity from the branding process with a professional brand designer or strategist.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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  • WEEK 34
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It's officially the 34th week of the year.
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You've still got 18 weeks left of 2019 to achieve some goals.
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What was one of your goals for this year? Have you achieved it yet? .
One of my personal goals was to read 3 books of fiction. That's right. Just three. .
I used to read books voraciously, but now I read business articles and marketing stuff and web development things instead. I wanted to challenge myself, but keep it totally achievable, so I set the number to three.
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I have read one whole book of fiction so far this year. But I'm not stressed because I still have 18 weeks left of the year to achieve that goal.
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What goal are you going reach in these next 18 weeks of 2019?  Tell me in the comments and let's help keep each other accountable.
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#goals #achievinggoals #SMARTgoals #week34 #week34of2019 #codepuffin #webdeveloper #readmorebooks #read3fictionbooks #wordpressdeveloper #durban #capetown #southafrica #creative #girlboss #wordpresswebsite #smallbizboss #femmepreneur #18weeksleft #achievethosegoals #challengingyetattainable
  • ATTENTION SERVICE BASED BUSINESSES⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So you have a shiny new website and you eagerly open your emails each morning only to find that there are zero new leads from your contact form. 👩‍💻 ☠ 😵 😭⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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2.  Why aren't people making it to your contact form? Is it too many steps away? Consider putting forms on more pages to make it easier for visitors to get to. And don't forget those CTAs (calls to action) to get people to move around your site the way you want them to.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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3.  Is your form too complicated? You want to qualify your leads and get more than just their name and email address, but are you asking too much? People are scared off by forms that look too long and require too much work to fill out. Really think about each and every field that you include on your form (or forms).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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5.  Consider tracking visitors with a heatmap plugin. Analytics will tell you where your visitors are coming from and which pages they are visiting, but a heat map will tell you what they are doing on each page. Then you can see if they are trying to click on things that aren't clickable or if they aren't making it far enough down your home page to even get to your contact CTA.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#servicebasedbusiness #contactform #frigidwasteland #leadgeneration #generatethoseleads #itallstartswithalead #marketing #salesfunnel #websitevisitors #googleanalytics #drivetraffic #cta #calltoaction #heatmap #makeiteasy #potentialclients #userexperience #toomanyformfields
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So I've been avoiding posting on socials because all I want to do is post using my new brand style and using my photo shoot pics. But I have to wait until it's all ready for launch! (All the crying face emojis.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every time I open Planoly and look at the gorgeous grid I made using stock pictures interspersed with some headshots of me and mockups of my work I feel so uninspired and just close the app.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With my new refined direction and business plan, my brand will be more polished and "bespoke" - I know that word is out of favour now, but I'm too tired to think of a synonym. I will only be using images across marketing channels that have been taken by photographers specially for me, of me and my shit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#rebrand #branding #design #stockimages #stockpictures #design #newaesthetic #waistdeepinrebrand #feelinguninspiredbystockimages⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#codepuffin #shinynewcodepuffinloading #rebrandlaunchingsoon #definingmyniche #doingmoreofwhatilove #findingmyidealclients #prettypictures #planoly #stylingthegrid #socialmedia #marketingchannels #whattopost #icantwait #soexcited #ijustwannasharemynewbrand #marketingstrategy #businessplan #mustbepatient #allquietonthegram #instagrambreak
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That I have a little stone collection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I love picking up pebbles and stones from places I visit.  When you visit a place the landscape looks different with different vegetation and animals and climate. But you can't take those things with you. You can take a stone with you though.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of the places that I still want to collect some stones from is the Barbeton area of Mpumalanga (in South Africa for those of you not from around here).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I used to live around there and it's the place that I was born. So there is a strange sense of wanting to go back.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Barbeton Greenstone belt has some of the oldest exposed rock in the world.  And the rock contains traces of some of the oldest life on earth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How amazing is that?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have a few chunks of rock collected from the Swaziland side of those mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of my favourite stones was given to me by a dear friend who picked it up from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ok enough nerding out over geology. Back to the regularly scheduled programming of web development stuff.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#stones #rocks #stonecollection #amateurgeologist #iloverocks #rocksandstones #barberton #mpumalanga #barbertongreenstone #barbertongreenstonebelt #rocknerd #hobbies #collections #oldestexposedrockonearth #earlyearth #tracesoflife #idigress #backtoregularprogramming #mynameisamy #imakewebsites #webdeveloper #wordpressexpert
  • H O B B I ES
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I enjoy crochet and knitting. .
For the first year of my business I had no life outside of work. I was constantly working on and in my business and I didn't make time for any rest or relaxation.
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For that first year I just worked and worked and worked. I worr all thr hats and did ot all myself. And it obviously led to burn out.
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So now I have weekends to myself. Mostly.
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And I make time to practice my hobbies.
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I'm currently crocheting a scarf.
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Don't forget to schedule in time for yourself on this journey of being a badass #girlboss!
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What is your hobby that helps you to unwind?
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#hobbies #maketimeforyourself #dosomething #createsomething #dothething #moretolifethanwork #spendtimeonhobbies #crochet #knitting #mynameisamy #immakingascarf
  • I honestly love making websites. And developing inbound marketing strategies are fun too.
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So I'm working towards an end goal of spending more of my time making websites and less of my time doing other stuff like bookkeeping, emails, chasing clients for content and doing my taxes.
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To achieve this I'm developing systems and putting processes in place to help me reduce the poop stuff I don't like. I'm outsourcing where I can. And I'm defining my target market.
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What's your favourite and worst task you have to do in your business?
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#dowhatyoulove #morewebsitebuilding #lessemails #fuckdoingmyowntaxes #webdesignisfun #wordpresswebsites #codepuffin #imakewebsites #ibuildwebsites #collaborativeprocess #webcreator #mynameisamy #girlboss #websitemaker #webdev #webdeveloper #femmepreneur #creativegirlboss #smallbiz #ownerrun #businesslife #myownbusiness #idonthavetodoitall #icanchoosetodowhatilove #outsourceyourproblems #outsourcingforthewin #nichingdown #chasetheworkyouwant #createyourownreality
  • A lovely site for a #femmeprenuer in the US. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Designed by the incredible Kim from @rubyandswallow.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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This was such a fun project to work on because the design challenged me a bit with its overlapping, but precise elements that needed to line up well and be translated into tablet and mobile effectively. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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It's just the best to see beautiful designs come to life on the internet.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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And collaborating with talented brand designers is my favourite!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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There's nothing quite like working to build a website for a business that has just had a fresh injection of clarity from the branding process with a professional brand designer or strategist.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#alohahealthandwellness #rubyandswallow #codepuffin #webdevelopment #wordpresswebsite #bringingdesignstolife #businessclarity #webdev #webdeveloper #collaboration #buildingbeautifulthings #branddesignerandwebdeveloper #dreamteam #portfolio #someofmyfavouritework #myfavouritekindofwork #bringdesigntolife #developerfordesigners #brandstrategy #brandstrategists #marketingstrategy #seeingthebigpicture #girlboss #wordpresswebsitebuilder #imakewebsites #webcreator #mynameisamy #collaborationforthewin #ilovewhatido
  • I'm waist deep in a fancy rebrand.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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So I've been avoiding posting on socials because all I want to do is post using my new brand style and using my photo shoot pics. But I have to wait until it's all ready for launch! (All the crying face emojis.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Every time I open Planoly and look at the gorgeous grid I made using stock pictures interspersed with some headshots of me and mockups of my work I feel so uninspired and just close the app.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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But I gotsta post. So here is a pretty stock pic for your viewing pleasure.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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With my new refined direction and business plan, my brand will be more polished and "bespoke" - I know that word is out of favour now, but I'm too tired to think of a synonym. I will only be using images across marketing channels that have been taken by photographers specially for me, of me and my shit.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Keep your eyes peeled for the shiny new codepuffin.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#rebrand #branding #design #stockimages #stockpictures #design #newaesthetic #waistdeepinrebrand #feelinguninspiredbystockimages⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
#codepuffin #shinynewcodepuffinloading #rebrandlaunchingsoon #definingmyniche #doingmoreofwhatilove #findingmyidealclients #prettypictures #planoly #stylingthegrid #socialmedia #marketingchannels #whattopost #icantwait #soexcited #ijustwannasharemynewbrand #marketingstrategy #businessplan #mustbepatient #allquietonthegram #instagrambreak
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That I have a little stone collection. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I love picking up pebbles and stones from places I visit.  When you visit a place the landscape looks different with different vegetation and animals and climate. But you can't take those things with you. You can take a stone with you though.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of the places that I still want to collect some stones from is the Barbeton area of Mpumalanga (in South Africa for those of you not from around here).⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I used to live around there and it's the place that I was born. So there is a strange sense of wanting to go back.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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The Barbeton Greenstone belt has some of the oldest exposed rock in the world.  And the rock contains traces of some of the oldest life on earth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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How amazing is that?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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I have a few chunks of rock collected from the Swaziland side of those mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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One of my favourite stones was given to me by a dear friend who picked it up from the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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Ok enough nerding out over geology. Back to the regularly scheduled programming of web development stuff.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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#stones #rocks #stonecollection #amateurgeologist #iloverocks #rocksandstones #barberton #mpumalanga #barbertongreenstone #barbertongreenstonebelt #rocknerd #hobbies #collections #oldestexposedrockonearth #earlyearth #tracesoflife #idigress #backtoregularprogramming #mynameisamy #imakewebsites #webdeveloper #wordpressexpert
  • H O B B I ES
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I enjoy crochet and knitting. .
For the first year of my business I had no life outside of work. I was constantly working on and in my business and I didn't make time for any rest or relaxation.
.
For that first year I just worked and worked and worked. I worr all thr hats and did ot all myself. And it obviously led to burn out.
.
So now I have weekends to myself. Mostly.
.
And I make time to practice my hobbies.
.
I'm currently crocheting a scarf.
.
Don't forget to schedule in time for yourself on this journey of being a badass #girlboss!
.
What is your hobby that helps you to unwind?
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#hobbies #maketimeforyourself #dosomething #createsomething #dothething #moretolifethanwork #spendtimeonhobbies #crochet #knitting #mynameisamy #immakingascarf
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