DavePress inc.

July 16, 2008 · Print This Article

I’ve finally done it.

Today I handed in my notice at work, and once that period is up, I will be freelancing: peddling my social media wares to anyone that will have them. Actually, that isn’t strictly true. Here’s some of the stuff I hope to be doing:

  • Strategy - helping organisations figure out exactly what they ought to be doing with the web to achieve their goals, using workshops, games, demonstrations and other fun stuff - and blending that approach with offline activities
  • Training - to teams, groups, and individuals on how to use social media tools, whether it is setting up a wiki for a collaboration project or starting up a blog
  • Content creation - I can be a blogger for hire, or help produce video and audio content for online distribution
  • Building stuff - I’m a dab hand at putting sites together with WordPress, have a fair bit of Drupal experience, and if I can’t do something I generally know someone who can

If you, or someone you know, is interested in any of the above do get in touch - I am happy to work contracts or short term little projects.. I’ve a few bits up my sleeve already, but the more the merrier for me, quite frankly!

I’m going to be getting as much work as I can through this blog, as it is certainly the best means available to me to be able to reach the people who might be interested in giving me money. Also, if people read the blog they know what they are going to be getting: enthusiasm, a can-do attitude and a real desire to help people make sense of how the web can help them.

Now starts the fun stuff of setting up a company and getting my head around tax and stuff. Thank God Mrs Briggs has offered to help with the admin.


14 Responses to “DavePress inc.”

  1. Michael Waugaman on July 16th, 2008 4:31 pm

    Brave & noble move, Sir!

    I look forward to crossing paths in the not-so-distant future.

    Well done & best of luck.

  2. Steve Dale on July 16th, 2008 6:24 pm

    Good luck Dave. You’re on my list of trusted people :-)

  3. Simon on July 16th, 2008 6:54 pm

    Go for it Dave! You are on our list too. There is a huge need for you skills within government. Just need to turn that need into demand!

  4. Dave on July 16th, 2008 7:32 pm

    …and into cash!

    Thanks for the votes of confidence, chaps.

  5. Paul Johnston on July 16th, 2008 7:59 pm

    Good for you, Dave. Very much hope I will be able to put some work your way! Good luck.

  6. David Wilcox on July 17th, 2008 10:19 am

    This is great news. Looking forward to collaborations on games, social reporting - whatever. Oh, and competition too! We need more people in this pool.

  7. Noel on July 17th, 2008 1:12 pm

    All the best Dave, you’re on our list too!

  8. Paul Caplan on July 18th, 2008 9:37 am

    Heh Dave, If I had spare work, you’d be a top collaborator… sorry I don’t but good luck mate!

  9. MJ Ray on July 18th, 2008 3:40 pm

    Good luck. Slightly disappointed that you’re not looking to join an existing cooperative instead of taking on all the overheads of running your own company, but it’s your call. If our drupal or wordpress work takes off, I’ll bear you in mind.

    Will you be at Lug Radio Live tomorrow? You’re not far from Wolverhampton, are you?

  10. Dave on July 18th, 2008 3:42 pm

    Thanks MJ - sadly won’t be at LUG Radio - am at WordCampUK all weekend in Brum.

  11. MJ Ray on July 18th, 2008 7:32 pm

    Well, I’d've liked to go to both, but I only just noticed that they’re on the same day. I think WordCampUK declared last, so I blame them. ;-) Shall we swap/crosslink blog reports after the event?

  12. Dave on July 18th, 2008 9:46 pm

    Sounds like a grand plan. WordCamp is on Sunday too, so you might be able to make day 2? Otherwise, am sure you’ll be able to catchup on things on this and some of the other attendee’s blogs!

  13. MJ Ray on July 18th, 2008 11:12 pm

    LRL is on Sunday too, but travel isn’t quite as easy on Sundays and I want one day off a week! It’s been a very busy week… I’ll watch the blog. Is there a planet wordcamp?

  14. JofArnold on July 20th, 2008 3:05 pm

    Congrats Dave - way better than working for The Man! I did the same a little while back and it was a great decision - things have worked out rather nicely.

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