It’s Time for Something New (Or, How You Can Hire Me)

It's Time for Something New (Or, How You Can Hire Me) Open Topic Earlier this year I announced that I was stepping back from the blog and looking for something new.

Today I would like to announce that I have found it. I am taking my six-plus  years as a web publisher and opening my own web design firm.

It's called Valiant Chicken Digital. I've built the site, ordered the business cards, setup the email, and now I'm ready to announce it to the world.

While there are a lot of people who blog, for the past six years I have been running my own website.

I may have introduced myself as a blogger at conferences, but what I didn't emphasize was that I was running the site myself. This has given me a breadth of experience few bloggers can match.

I have years of hands on experience in site design, layout, and troubleshooting, as well as 101 other technical skills I picked up along the way.  A lot of that experience is focused on blogs and sites with text, and it has taught me a lot about how, for example, to design a great-looking author site.

And if you need further proof,  I can show why you would want to hire me.

If you head on over to Fiverr you'll find that I have posted a gig. For $5 I'll review your site and list the technical, image, and content issues. I'll tell you how you might improve the site by changing the theme or reorganizing the layout. I'll highlight the critical issues and the problems you might encounter years down the line.

If you need WordPress or other web design help, let me know.

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Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

23 Comments

  1. Frank23 May, 2016

    Selling gig services on Fiverr is an interesting idea.

    There are other sites that allow for similar things such like Upwork and Craigslist.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder23 May, 2016

      Fiverr is just to get attention. The real work is negotiated directly.

      Reply
  2. Pablo23 May, 2016

    Congratulations and good luck Nate!

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder23 May, 2016

      Thanks, Pablo!

      Reply
  3. Rasputin23 May, 2016

    Good luck and thanks for all the fish.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder23 May, 2016

      Thanks, Rasputin!

      Reply
  4. RK23 May, 2016

    Best wishes and thanks for all your great articles.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder23 May, 2016

      Thanks, RK!

      Reply
  5. Becki23 May, 2016

    Good luck! Hoping you still find time to do this blog as well; I’ve come to count on your reporting for things related to my work at my public library. I’ve also filed away your business contact info in case I need a web designer in the future. 🙂

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder23 May, 2016

      Thanks!

      The nice thing about this plan, if it works out, is that it will let me keep up on the blog as a hobby.

      Reply
  6. Irish Imbas23 May, 2016

    Good luck, Nate. Happy its worked out for you although I’ll miss your blog. You’ve certainly provided the best independent analysis of the epublishing market I’ve come across.
    Live long and prosper!

    Reply
  7. Paul23 May, 2016

    Ditto, good luck and thanks for the message (I’ve been out of town). The average rate in this area is around $145 per hour if it helps.

    Reply
  8. Mackay Bell24 May, 2016

    Best of luck, Nate! Sounds like a smart move. Your site has always been well done and I’m sure your services will be in demand.

    Reply
  9. DavidW24 May, 2016

    Good luck. I hope your company succeeds!

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder24 May, 2016

      Thanks, David!

      Reply
  10. Joe Follansbee24 May, 2016

    Best of luck, Nate. I did something similar for a time, and learned a great deal about business and life in general. Press on!

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder24 May, 2016

      Thanks, Joe!

      Reply
  11. Purple lady24 May, 2016

    Good luck! I hope we’ll still see some posts here though, even if there aren’t as many.

    Reply
    1. Nate Hoffelder24 May, 2016

      Thanks, Purplle lady!

      Reply
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  13. Steven Ramirez25 May, 2016

    Congrats, Nate! All the best on your next adventure.

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    1. Nate Hoffelder25 May, 2016

      Thanks, Steven!

      Reply
  14. Summer Stephens28 May, 2016

    Nate, I’ve no doubt you will be great at your new business. I confess to a certain selfishness, though: I hope The Digital Reader stays around too. It’s the first thing I read every morning, and have for several years. I rely on your common sense and good judgment.

    And on another note – I totally love the name you chose, and not just because “chicken” is my very favorite funny word.

    Reply

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