How this all started

From Frustration to Empowerment: My Journey into Web Design and Empowering Others


Embarking on the journey of web design wasn’t initially a choice but a necessity born out of frustration and disappointment. In this blog post, I’ll share my personal experience of how a seemingly disastrous investment in a professional website led me to become not just a designer but an advocate for empowering others in the digital realm.

The Fateful Decision:

Several years ago, I was eager to launch my business online and believed that hiring a professional website designer and developer was the key to success. I invested a substantial £12,000 in creating what I envisioned as a sleek, modern website to represent my brand. Little did I know that this decision would become a pivotal moment in my journey.

A Costly Mistake:

The excitement of launching my website was short-lived when I realized that the supposedly professional website wasn’t even functional on mobile devices. Any attempt to make changes or updates required going through the developer, a process that took 3-4 weeks and cost a hefty £250 for even the simplest modifications.

The Turning Point:

Frustration turned into determination as I decided that I couldn’t rely on external parties for every minor update or fix. I delved into the world of web design, determined to understand the intricacies and complexities that had previously been a mystery to me.

Self-Learning and Empowerment:

I embarked on a self-learning journey, devouring online resources, tutorials, and courses. Through trial and error, I began to grasp the fundamentals of coding, design principles, and user experience. My motivation wasn’t just to fix my website but to gain control over my online presence.

Teaching Others to Take Control:

As my knowledge grew, so did the desire to empower others who might find themselves in a similar predicament. I transitioned from being a frustrated business owner to someone who not only designs websites but teaches others how to manage and update their digital platforms.

Free Support and Accessibility:

Recognizing the challenges faced by fellow business owners, I made it a mission to offer free support to those who needed assistance. Whether it’s making updates, troubleshooting issues, or providing guidance on digital strategies, I am committed to being a resource for those navigating the often overwhelming world of web design.

Taking Back Control:

My journey has led me to understand the importance of business owners taking control of their online presence. I advocate for accessibility, affordability, and empowerment in web design. Today, I work not just as a designer but as a mentor, helping others gain confidence and independence in managing their digital assets.


From a costly mistake emerged a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. My experience in web design has evolved from frustration to a passion for helping others take back control of their online presence. As I continue to learn and grow, my goal is to inspire business owners to embrace the possibilities of web design, demystify the process, and ultimately reclaim their digital autonomy.

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