The Jeff Large Podcast
About This Show
Learn how to grow and improve the way you run your business.
Want to improve your online business? Me too.
This podcast documents the interviews I have with other owners, experts, and specialists on their journies and how to improve our digital businesses.
The seasons are thematic and each episode/ interview focuses on topics like podcasting, lead generation, public speaking, content marketing, web design, and more.
Hosted by (me) Jeff Large and produced by (my agency) Come Alive Creative.
Most Recent Episode
Carrie Dils | The Freelancer Dilemma & Sharing Knowledge
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Coffee and Coding
Carrie Dils identifies strongly with the Technician role in Michael Gerber’s E-Myth book.
She began working at Starbucks. She had a vision open her own coffee shop, and thought why not learn the ins and outs of how to make coffee and get paid to do it. But soon, she realized she didn’t want to depend on others for success. Not that her team wasn’t great, but she was done trading hours for dollars.
For her birthday, Carrie’s dad signed her up for an annual subscription to Lynda. She started taking classes taught by Morten Rand-Hendriksen which is where her career started rolling as a freelance web developer.
The first phase was beginning to understand WordPress where she assembled a site from existing parts. Next, she began doing a little amount of custom design work, going in and changing the code. Her big realization came after a combination of listening to podcasts and spending time with the right people.
“I’m not just creating websites. I’m not just making websites and getting a check for doing it. I want to actually make a meaningful contribution to someone’s business.”
This is when she knew she wanted to become a consultant.
She attended Pressnomics and WordCamp conferences, where hallway discussions inspired her and she met smart, savvy people who mentored her. This is where she found the challenge she needed