“Exciting, exciting, exciting” or “Believe it”

Via the switchfoot concert –> switchfoot Web site –> switchfoot Web designer –> Switchfoot Web designer personal homepage, I discovered that the basis of what I want to do with my career direction is currently being accomplished by someone. That’s encouraging…exciting!

It seems Dale Manning is a "one man conglomerate" (his phrase, not mine…but a brilliant phrase) and has multiple entities beneath his wing: a high-end Web design wing (clients like Third Day, Switchfoot…and others), a pro photography wing (which includes weddings) and a lower-end Web design wing he calls "The Innate," which is for those "who are gifted with a natural born ability and need interactive development, at an affordable price. The Innate’s focus is helping the world to see a talent that may get lost in the shuffle if not for an effective web presence."

It doesn’t look like he tries to be someone he isn’t. He just has a few talents, a few things he feels he can offer people, and does it well.

So, that’s sort of the business model I’ve been bouncing around in my head. Not that exact breakdown of high-end Web, photography, and service Web design…but the concept of the mulit-headed monster. I could actually see myself offering more service photography than Web design. It would be awesome to travel and do photography for missions agencies or non-profits.

Anyway…details-schmetails. The ball can’t roll ’til it’s pushed…and I know the direction I feel I’m supposed to push it.

Thanks, God, for giving me a glimpse. It’s great to see it in action; to be re-affirmed and have my faith bolstered a bit.

By Joel Maust

Joel Maust is a marketer, blogger and photographer living in the beautiful Flathead Valley of northwest Montana.

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