And when I’m in a real newsroom I’ll enjoy thinking about you, sitting here with an empty leash in your hands and nobody to twitch for you!Gregory Peck, Roman Holiday
I don’t do hands-on work for non-technical people.
What does that mean exactly?
Most simply put, I don’t do work for people who don’t know how to edit their own website.
I have a lot of reasons for this policy, some of them are explained here
So, if you are not tech inclined but you want my help this is what I suggest you do:
Find a person who has some interest in tech and hire them to work as an intermediary with me.
This person could be a young person that you hire part-time.
It could be an employee that is interested in learning how to handle these tasks.
It could be a family member in your family business.
Whoever it is, they need to have two things:
- they need to like web tech
- they need to be willing to learn and willing to do
Why this policy is actually a benefit to you
At first glance that policy (no hands-on work) might seem like a disadvantage or a total deal-breaker.
But I’d like to point out that it means you potentially get expert know-how at the price you will pay a young person part-time to do work for you. (Or the wage you pay your entry-level employee).