This is about as far as I got with my website so far, I wanted to keep it simple, clean, brochure-esque, with pictures rather than text. It’s just a screen shot, not live yet. If you right click >view image and zoom in you can read the text (you don’t have to, only if you’re interested).
The first part of the plan is to get the website up. Not a silver bullet I know, but an online portfolio to which I intend to invite interior designers and architects to view, and email all my current clients about just to let them know, maybe get them thinking and talking – you never know…
But I’m having an identity crisis.
Funny place Ireland. One person will tell you the Irish don’t like the English, another will say ‘ah, nat at awl’.
When I started out on my own to do this I began trading as ‘Square Peg Carpentry’ – a sole trader. Invoices, business cards, sign on the van. It seemed like a good idea at the time, to mask my Englishness.
Now I don’t know. Maybe I’d be better to just go with my name followed by ‘furniture maker’. I’d be interested in your opinions. As to Irish/English relations, I never met an unfriendly Irish person.
I’m gathering up the photo’s now for the gallery section, I’d also be interested in your opinions on whether to include these
The shutters were the first job I took on as a sole trader. Nightmare paint job as I recall.
Lots of good points made in the first part of this blog, thanks everyone. Rhett, I never considered that really affluent people wouldn’t seek out a craftsman directly, it’s good advice.
Next part, don’t know when it’s coming, better finish the job I’m working on first.