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I'm Seema, a WordPress Developer who collaborates with designers. My strength is code so I prefer helping designers with their custom coded WordPress websites in either coding it completely or parts that they have trouble with.
I was working as software engineer before I moved to the USA, coding and processes are something that I'm not new to. When I decided to start with my web design services I wanted to make sure I could do everything from A-Z for a client. But I had no clue what A, B, C etc was. I knew how to code websites, I know HTML, CSS and such. I googled and found free courses on Hack Design and many other blogs that taught about branding and design. Yet, I was clueless how to make all these pieces fit in. Among my many research results was the DTD website. I found the post extremely insightful. But her free posts taught me A LOT about how she deals with the clients and how she walks a client through her process.
I had a blueprint that I could use and tweak to suit my personality. I did not hesitate when I decided to sign up. I didn't have the money for it because I was charging my clients too little for helping them through branding and website design :). But I knew that the course would definitely boost my confidence. I wouldn't feel like a scammer charging more if only I knew what I was doing.
I consumed the entire course in a day and I've been going back to it. I no longer do branding but I go back and refer to parts of the course just so I can re-learn/refresh how to handle situations with clients. I do design websites and I go back to this course if I feel I'm stuck on how to deal with a page or a section of a page to make it most relevant to my client's needs. The bonuses that we get alone was worth a lot more than I've paid for the course. And any improvements to the course is something we get for life. So I have a resource that helps me stay up to date even though I don't do branding.
I was able to create clear process that has made me not struggle with clients. This makes me look like a professional, someone who knows what she's doing. Happy clients always bring in more referrals 🙂