Well, that’s that then. I’ve built a website and put it live. Actually, I’ve built a business and put it live.
I’m as excited as I am shitting myself.
Excited that everything’s come together and I’m going it alone, running the kind of business I would want to work for. Terrified that no one’s going to give a crap and the whole thing is going to go the way of Woolworths.
It’s not that I don’t have belief in my own abilities as a writer, but that doesn’t stop the doubt.
Although this is something I’ve thought about doing for a while, the name only came to me about a month ago and the idea of working in a garden shed about a month before that.
That. Content. Shed. has been in the planning stage since early this year (then without a name), but it never seriously progressed beyond that until…. ‘see ya later pal, you’re sacked.’
It was actually redundancy rather than a sacking, but still... no job. Still a family to feed. Still plenty of bills to pay. But no wage to do it with.
There’s nothing like the reality of no wages going into the bank to get you out of the planning phase and into the get-your-arse-in-gear-now phase.
So a shed was bought and converted into a workspace. A business plan written (on the back of an envelope) and a website built.
And that’s where we're at now.
A content agency run by a freelancer in a pimped-up garden shed.
That means I get to work from home everyday, but not in the house, which makes a massive difference to productivity. Trust me, the idea of working in your boxers on the couch is far better than the reality.
Anyway, this is supposed to be an introductory blog post. I should probably tell you a bit about what That. Content. Shed. does. Quite simply:
We offer content services for businesses looking to build awareness, increase website traffic, get more customers and earn more money.
Think blog posts and passages of copy that you read when you visit a website, or articles that you look for when you want to find out about something.
The sort of stuff you typically come across during your daily browsing and email checking is probably the type of thing we do.
What exactly these content services are and how they may be of benefit to you (if you own a business with a website) can be found on the services page of the site.
If you do have an online business presence (and you really should), content is certainly worth investing in.
Almost 90% of businesses already rely on using content to market their products and services, and the top four marketing tactics all involve the use of words: social media content, case studies, blogs and email newsletters.
But let's not lay stats on you, I’m sure we’ll get into more of the what, why’s and how’s down the line. For now, let’s just be mates.
Just know that That. Content. Shed. is live and here whenever you need content.
If email is more your thing, that’s cool too, I’ll always be down for chatting that way.
Apart from that, it’s as you were. Have a lovely day and we’ll speak soon.
Will we speak soon? We should.