I get asked quite a bit why I belong, no... why I tend to evangelize BNI and talk about it with as many people as I do.
It really starts with why I do what I do for a living. It may seem that I'm simply a website designer and "computer guy", but it's really more involved than that. Sure, I create effective websites for our clients and we do offer IT services for businesses and municipalities, but what I really do it help people be successful.
When I'm launching your website or we're helping your organization with a technical challenge, we're really helping you achieve success. But why do I do that? It isn't about the money. As many owners of a small business will tell you, it's not the driving reason. I could most likely make more money by going to work for another company.
Sometimes we get caught up in things that blind us to the very basics in life...
I recently watched a TED Talk video and thought how the philosophy of the technique discussed can help in so many areas of our lives.
So, should you design your own website? Maybe… maybe not. I wanted to talk about when it makes sense, and when it doesn’t make sense to design your own website.
People often ask me if they should design their own website. Typically they ask me either during or just before coming into our office to meet and discuss having Turcotte Data & Design create a website for them.
“Can’t I just do this on my own?” is something I hear a lot, to which I usually answer “Yup, you can…”
There is no doubt that many business professionals can design their own websites. Heck, many hosting companies now include by default or make it very easy to install a copy of WordPress. In 10 minutes you can have a fully operational website! Sounds like a great way to save some money, doesn’t it?
Well, it depends.