April 2019 Notes

This month we did an exercise where we each discussed our “super powers” and ideal clients.  Afterwards we paired up to do accountability with each other.

David

Superpower: “It’s your website!”

We help (enable?) people get the most out of their websites when they’re not able to.

– “Orphan” sites, DYI, designers and agencies who don’t want to maintain.  We also rescue broken ones and extend good ones that need more performance, new features, redesign, and training

Ideal client: “do it yourself who’s run out of gas.”

 

Sheila

Superpower: Community connection

Ideal client: Wants full-service from design to build to hosting to ongoing upkeep

 

Nathan

Superpower: calendars!  Trumba or Google, also maps!

Ideal client: Not looking for new clients but interested in consulting re: calendars or maps

 

Ryan

Superpower: “Cutting edge not bleeding edge”

Ideal clients: existing agencies who need more tech, custom themes and plugins, web apps

 

Jere

Superpower: “Big picture!”  Been through multiple whole business cycles from startup to selling.  Design eye.  Pro photographer.

Ideal client: Needs good photography

 

Sarah

Superpower: virtual reality / augmented reality / 360 video; writing, marketing strategy; spinning off businesses

Ideal client: business mentors

 

Han

Superpower: Coding/managing Sharepoint & intranets.  Business processes, workflow, productivity.  Learns fast, solves problems.

Idea client: non-profits, small biz consultants

 

Tessa

Superpower: interested in everything — varied background; interested in everybody!  KISS methodology, simplicity

Ideal client: small biz with simple needs

 

Carsten

Superpower: “talk to them.”

Idea clients: Doesn’t want to do it themselves.  Small biz.  Churches.  Someone with an idea he’ll put it together for them.

 

Ellen

Superpower: collaborators.  Building and making things.

Ideal client: someone who’ll give her a chance to use, practice her skills

 

Vanessa

Superpower:  mostly maintenance, front end, functionality, updates/additions

Ideal client: site owners who are too busy to go forward or who’ve hit roadblocks

 

Patty

Superpower: Can figure out anything.  Design, build, backend, intranets, collaboration.  Tends to build from scratch, i.e. custom themes.  Sweet spot: taking design to implementation.

Ideal client: non-profits, donation management, mapping data (i.e. properties.)

 

Susanne

Superpower: Easy – communicating/explaining, performance, sustainability, design simplicity/readability.  “Good design is invisible.”

Ideal client: small biz.  Marketing support, not just WordPress but also reputation management, newsletters, social media

Notes by David Innes Real Basics

Next Month Susanne will guide us through creating a one page business plan.

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