Kyle Van Deusen has built amazing relationships through a variety of online communities – mostly Facebook groups. This has lead to more work, a network for getting problems resolved and business support. These are all things we all could do with more of.
Kyle said it best himself:
“A lot of “us” are going at this somewhat alone. Making things up as we go. I've spent a ton of time making connections with other folks who do the same thing I do for a living. This has grown my business tremendously because suddenly I'm not going at it alone. I can learn from other's experiences, have people to turn to, avoid mistakes and plan for the future.”
We discuss how he’s built this relationships and why they have been so helpful in his business life.
Resources mentioned in the episode
- The Admin Bar (Kyle’s group)
- Grow Your Web Design Business (James’ group)
- WP Innovator
- WP Builds
- Web creators
- Pete Everitt’s group
- WordPress for non techies
- Loom for recording videos
Connect with Kyle
I own and operate OGAL Web Design just outside of Fort Worth, Texas. I spent over 15 years in the print industry as a graphic designer, and in 2017 launched OGAL Web Design to step out on my own. I wanted to take the lessons I learned in marketing working with all kinds of businesses (from mom and pop to international franchises) and bring them to small businesses who are finding it harder and harder to compete with large corporations.
My company is focused on working with businesses to develop a marketing strategy that will attract their target audience- with a website as the hub of that operation.