I’ve been mucking around on the Internet since 1999. Before that I spent a few years studying marketing. I even have a diploma somewhere if you want to see it.
In between learning what people want and how to help them get it, I also spent 10 years working in a B2B sales environment, I managed a national ecommerce website and I built around 300 small business websites using WordPress.
In short, I’m probably qualified to help you with your website.
OK, so if you already have a website and it uses WordPress, you may need someone to build a new theme, customise an existing theme, or fix something you broke (it happens, don’t panic!).
You can hire me for a few minutes, a few hours or in the case of large website builds, a few weeks.
If you don’t have a website (weirdo) or you have a website that’s horrible, I can build you something nice or improve your current site. All you need is a clear idea of what you want and how much you can afford to spend.
If you don’t know the answer to the first problem, you can hire me to help you understand what you want. If you don’t know the answer to the second problem, pay me what you want.
Pay what you want
I don’t have prices for my services. If you’d like to hire me, simply fill out my contact form and let me know what you can afford for each hour of my time. I like to earn £50/hr. If you can afford that, great. If you can’t (or you’re a cheapskate) you’ll still get the same level of service, but you may have to wait a bit longer.
If you have absolutely no money and want to give me your lawnmower, a leg of lamb or your brand new Xbox in exchange for my time, I’m sure we can come to an agreement. Please don’t offer me your children or pets as a form of payment; I have enough of those.
I have a day job
All this ‘pay-what-you-want’ stuff doesn’t finance my annual trip to Barbados, so I also have a day job.
This means I won’t travel to your office or home for meetings, I’m unlikely to be able to work on your project at the drop of a hat, and you’ll receive emails from me at 2am. And I hardly ever answer my phone.
However, I only work with a limited number of clients, so of you give me a realistic deadline I’ll meet it.
I’m quite good at what I do
The rise of free/cheap web builder apps means that any idiot can build a website over a weekend.
But being able to assemble a basic website and creating a website that makes you money are 2 different matters. If you want a website for the sake of having one, do it yourself. If you want to make a profit, hire someone like me who knows what they’re doing.
Who am I?
My name is Dave Wilkinson. I live in Thirsk, North Yorkshire with my wife, 2 kids and some pets. When I’m not building things from pixels and code, you can find me building furniture from wood and metal, or ferrying the aforementioned kids from one sporting activity to another.