Thank you so much for this Lauren!
It’s unreal how relatable this is to my life ATM. I’m currently based at an agency, doing a bit of SEO, PPC and content promotion. Although, I’m desperately trying to expand my skill set. To do this, I also came up with the idea to help my mum gain some web presence for her small business, which in turn, will allow me to pick up new and exciting things along the way.
My mum has her own catering business, and has done for over 15 years. She is quite old skool, and relies A LOT on word of mouth. Which nowadays, isn’t very effective.
Like yourself, I’ve offered to build her a website and market the hell out of it in my spare time for nada, until I’m in a position were I can start to see a return on my services.
It’s a win, win situation for us both.
She gets more business (hopefully), and I get a “hands on experience” and a start on my portfolio.
I’m only at the beginning of this journey tbf, I’m only setting up the hosting, website etc. But, after reading your story, I’m even more excited to get stuck it!
P.s I’ve shared this post on Twitter, so you may get another notification from me — haha!