001 – Introduction
Welcome to Your Website Engineer Podcast.
In this episode, I am going to share with you some information about myself, the purpose of this podcast and how I am going help you create a high quality website for a fraction of the cost of hiring a web designer.
Call to Action:
At the end of every show, I am going to have a call to action. It’s going to be one thing you need to do this week to be prepared for the next episode. This week, it’s going to be pretty simple. Check out my website at YourWebsiteEngineer.com (which you did) and subscribe to my mailing list. Don’t worry, I won’t be sending you any spam. I want you to stay informed. I’m working on publishing some ebooks and I want you to receive them the moment I am finished with them.
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The WordPress Engineer Episode #1
My goal is to help you, help you develop a high quality website, yes, that's right you can create your own site. You can maintain yourself. And you can reap the benefits of a new high quality site. I'm going to teach you how. Stay tuned!
Hello everybody, my name is Dustin Hartzler and I am going to be the host of Your Website Engineer Podcast.
In this episode I am going to share some information about myself, the purpose of this podcast and how I am going to help develop a high quality website for just a fraction of the cost of hiring a web designer.
First off I want to talk about myself, to give you a little bit of background information about why I am doing this podcast. I have been designing websites since 2003. I was a freshman in college and someone showed me how to create a static HTML page and I was hooked. That was about seven years ago and I have been doing it on the side for friends and family and other people who needed websites for non-profit organizations and their small businesses and whatnot.
Finally in November of 2009, I started my own business, Hartzler Digital Media and you can find my website at http://HartzlerDM.com. I did this part time for almost a year on the side so I could have my own business and I knew that someday I wanted to work full time at my business.
I went full-time actually in September of 2010. It worked out that my wife just got a new job and I was able to leave my old job and start my own business. I was an engineer for Whirlpool in Marion, OH. I got the highly sought after corporate position right out of college and stayed there for a couple of years, but then once I found out how the business was run and how things worked, I didn't find myself in enjoyment going to work each day. There were things that I didn't feel real comfortable with and I was bored with how things worked and I had to go to all of these meetings and be on committees and I could never get any work done. I couldn't go out and say I'm going to do this project and go and do it. No, you had to put together a plan and a timeline of how you were going to accomplish this project.
So, I decided to go full-time with my business and I have been loving it! We picked up our belongings in August and moved from Columbus, OH to the Dayton, OH area, so my wife could start a job at Cedarville University. I've also created another podcast: Business Online Podcast at http://BusinessOnlinePodcast.com and over there I teach about how to use online tools for your business. Whether it be how social media works or what should be on LinkedIn or how should my email be set up, I can answer all of those things over there.
So why am I doing this? I am doing this to help you. That is the purpose of this show. I want to be able to sit down and help as many people as I can. I can't go out there and scan all kinds of discussion boards and forums for people who have website needs and contact them. I want to share as much information with thousands of people across the globe. I want to be able to answer questions via email or calls about troubles they are having with their site.
I want to help you to attract more business, so you can become more profitable and you can establish yourself better on the web.
Like I said before, my passion is website, building them, creating them, editing them. I know a lot of things that you should avoid when creating a website. A lot of things that can speed up the process. I know how much your hosting should cost, I know a tons of shortcuts that will save you hours of time, that I didn't save. I want to share with you why I like using WordPress, what the benefits are, what plugins I typically install, what themes I like, where to buy themes.
I want to help you save money and earn money. You can save money by doing a lot of this work yourself. A lot of things online are very simple and free and I'm going to teach you to do that. And I want you to earn big money by having a credible website out there, that when someone Googles your company, they are like "Wow, they've really got it put together, they really have a great site."
Those are my plans for this show. This is going to be a show that is tailored around you, so whatever you would like to hear, please let know. I want this show to help as many people as possible.
Call to Action:
At the end of every show, I am going to have a call to action. It's going to be one thing you need to do this week to be prepared for the next episode. This week, it's going to be pretty simple. Check out my website at YourWebsiteEngineer.com and sign up for my mailing list. Don't worry, I won't be sending you any spam. I want you to stay informed. I'm working on publishing some ebooks and I want you to receive them the moment I am finished with them, so you can begin implement things that I have shared.
Well, that's all I have for this episode. Thanks for listening (or reading). Please let me know if you have any questions by emailing me at Dustin@YourWebsiteEngineer.com