I remember my university web developer professor once told me he never told folks what he did for a living when he was introduced to new people.
Instead of telling them he was a web developer, he told them he was an insurance broker. Why would he do that? Less questions that way.
Back then I did not really get it, but now I know what he meant in regards to the endless questioning. However, I still don’t understand his approach, but we are all wired differently.
I am the opposite of my professor.
When people reach out to me with questions, it lights me up.
Whether it’s design, business, or how to simplify, optimize, and organize things (I also get quite a bit of sporty topics because of my athletic background or how to fix things – yeah, I am a proud handywoman!), to me, that simply means I get to make a greater impact.
I especially love it when somebody asks in a middle of a dinner party, “Do you mind if I ask you some branding questions?”. Heck yeah!! You are speaking my love language. How much time do you have? 😉
I also appreciate people who are looking to learn and grow – those are my kind of people!
If you are ever curious about anything, always ask.
Even if it is to somebody who you think won’t answer, the worst response you’ll get is a “no”, but on the flip side you might learn some goodness and dive into an interesting conversation.
So obviously I hope you realize you can always ask me questions. I once received a less than perfect review because my client did not know he could ask me questions after our project was done. This experience may have led me to being overly clear with clients now, but if you confuse, you lose. One of my company values is:
Curiosity – to continue to learn. To not judge but to listen.
If you are curious to learn what my other company values are and what we stand for, you can check them out here.
If you just started your business and want a bit more help, then just ask the question!
If you want more support, we have a fabulous service that you really should take advantage of, where I look through your whole site, give you feedback on design, site structure, your offers, how and where to begin with SEO, how to present yourself, and more. The best part of it is that you will get actionable steps that I will check up on. Yep, I know taking action is the hardest of it all. Ideas are basically s*@t unless you make a move.
So, if you are somewhere in between “I-just-started-my-business-and-my-friend-built-my-website” and “I’m-ready-to-pay-to-have-a-professional-just-take-care-of-this-for-me”, this is the perfect stepping-stone, a clear path to the later.
I am not an insurance broker. I am proudly and loudly a brand designer and brand strategist, here to support you make a greater impact on the world.
Hint: Most often your ideal client is very much like you.