I had a coach ask me this a few weeks back…
“I want to build my website and manage my business online, so how do I become tech-savvy?”
My question back to her was…
“Why should you become tech savvy?”
It’s easy when working online to think that we need to do it all ourselves, which simply isn’t true…
As a coach or service professional, isn’t your time better spent elsewhere? With clients or building your business?
It is a pet peeve of mine to see people waste their time and effort learning skills that are not key to their business or talents, and in many cases that they don’t enjoy doing!
I highly recommend that you hire a VA or web designer to help you with any kind of online “stuff” – such as web design, newsletter broadcasting, autoresponders, shopping carts, audio recording, graphics, etc.
Depending on your needs, there are usually reasonably priced options available. I tend to lean towards working with a VA who has web design/HTML skills over a web designer, simply for the cost savings. I’ve found some great people at www.elance.com, where you can post your project and have people bid to work with you.
And hey, if you are like me and love the techie stuff then go for it… I actually started out as a coach in 2000 and when I started working for CoachVille in 2002 I found myself liking the operations/systems end of coaching more than the coaching itself. And so here I am today, go figure. 😉