Now that the weather has started to improve I’ve decided I need to get out and start working on my garden. We’ve been somewhat unfortunate in the UK over the last couple of months, it seems as though the only whether we can have is either extreme snow or damp and miserable drizzle, very uninspiring.
But now, at long last, it seems as though the weather has started to turn and I’ve decided that the small courtyard at the back of my house needs to be fixed as it has become incredibly overgrown and started to look a little bit wild.
It seems that despite the popularity of programs such as Gardeners World on the BBC many people like the idea of improving their garden but when it comes to the crunch, and I’m no exception, the idea of doing it all yourself is a little bit daunting. So I decided to use the Internet to try and find a gardener in Christchurch which is the small town near where I live. I was surprised to see that actually there are very few who advertise freely on the Internet. It got me wondering how does a small business actually get online, and as somebody who has set up their own blog I thought I might be able to offer a little bit of insight into this.
Setting up a website is actually relatively easy there are lots of options for example solutions that are straight ‘out of the box’ such as website builders created by larger companies where you essentially drag-and-drop elements of your website to create a professional looking, but very basic, simple website.
This blog on the other hand is created using WordPress a piece of software which I had to upload onto the server that I used to host this website. I can almost hear several small business owners sigh reading this thinking that it’s an incredibly complicated and difficult task to undertake. The reality couldn’t be further from the truth. With a little bit training courtesy of YouTube anybody can understand how to do this in a relatively short space of time the key thing to remember is you should focus on the overall outcome and how much of an improvement to your business it will make having a professional looking presence on the Internet and not necessarily the arduous task of getting their.
With my search for a gardener fully underway I also appreciate that having the help of the specialist for a task that you find daunting can genuinely lighten the load, whether that’s keeping your garden in good order taking a business to the next level. There are many plants and species of flora and fauna that I simply don’t understand don’t know quite how to maintain, but equally I know that there are plenty of experts out there (some of them were actually on the Internet) that I can rely on to give me some expert advice. Whether you’re an amateur gardener or professional with no presence on the Internet I think I’ve developed a full appreciation for how important it can be to find somebody who is an expert to help you realise your goals.