Yes, I’m a PhD Psychologist. And yes, I was a CEO of a successful software company. And yes, I have a bed and breakfast and event space in Atlanta. It’s all part of who I am today, but you’re here today to read about how I’m a WordPress web designer, graphic designer, and small business coach.
Here’s the story: Six years ago, I Googled myself and what came up, number one, was my dog’s blog on Dogster! My business at the time was number 40, on the fourth page, where no one goes. I asked everyone why this happened. I finally found out it was because Dogster was a blog and they do great in search engine results since they handle new content well. The light bulb went on over my head and I said, “Everyone is going to want this!”
At the time I was doing loft conversions from old warehouses and at that point in our economy, I didn’t want to build anything else I had to sell. I had plenty of time on my hands so I started learning WordPress and consulting with other people about growing their businesses. And after a short period of wondering what I was going to do next and worrying that I might have to clip cat food coupons, I noticed I that I actually had another job. My latest entrepreneurial endeavor — New Tricks combined psychology, technology and design to make the perfect job for me.
WordPress is my muse. I love being a WordPress web designer because WordPress is a flexible, open source platform that makes affordable, beautiful websites possible. I am thrilled that social media has leveled the playing field for small businesses to get their word out. And best of all now they can do it themselves. No more static html websites. No more dependence on “techies,” to add and update their content. New Tricks became a laboratory for empowering people to create — and maintain — smart, beautiful, effective websites that perfectly captures their “essence” in order to build their brands and grow their businesses.
After only three short years, started in the worst economy of our lifetime, New Tricks is a walk-the-walk, talk-the-talk testament to the axiom that “it’s never too late” to take a risk to try something new, or too late to take your strengths and skills and put them together in a different package and it’s never too late to learn new tricks that can catapult you and your business into greatness.
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The New Tricks Team
Cara has an IT background and was working at Turner when she decided to take a break to raise her two daughters. Once those girls got to be teens Cara was ready to go back to work. She picked up WordPress like a dog on a bone, became a wonderful WordPress web designer, and joined the New Tricks team!
Michael graduated in 2011 with a Bachelors in Audio Production but is also proficient in both graphic and web design. In his early 20′s, Michael is excited to continue learning and refining his skills as a WordPress web designer and the many facets of digital media.
Carol Sue Young
Carol Sue helps make the wheels go round at New Tricks. Carol manages all the tiny details so they do not fall through the cracks. She is also an expert with Mail Chimp and Project Management Software.