Vivian Chan
Web Designer/Developer

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Vivian Chan

Founder of Typenest, WordPress Consultant, Designer and Developer

New York, NY

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WHAT DO YOU DO?

I make Wordpress websites for creative business owners and bloggers who are looking to generate more revenue through their marketing funnel, premium membership, and online course platform.

 

WHAT STEPS DID YOU TAKE TO GET TO WHERE YOU ARE NOW?

Lots of research and hard work, as well as learning from past mistakes. I also reached out to get professional help from many inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. Without their help, I wouldn't be here today.

If you’re anything like me, starting your business has been a long and sometimes difficult journey. I was very young when I first developed an interest in computers. Over the years, this mere interest grew and became something bigger: a passion. This passion carried me through college where I took a job in tech support. I soon found myself doing more and more work in information technology and eventually switched my major to telecommunication engineering technology.

I also had a love for design from a very young age. Eventually, I was given the opportunity to combine my passion for technology and design when I was asked to rebuild a website for a friend. I had never done a project like this before, but I decided to take on the challenge. Using my skills in IT, design, web development, and troubleshooting, I created a user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing website… and I enjoyed it!

 

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FOR OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR FIELD, WHAT DO THEY USUALLY LACK?

Lack of business planning. If you want to run a successful and profitable business, you need a business plan and strategy in place. Without a plan, you will be like chasing after the wind. 
 

WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW?

In addition to client works, I'm working on launching my new site and keep improving it. Besides, I'm also working on growing a small team of hand-picked, talented professionals with a passion for helping people like you.
 

WHAT'S YOUR STYLE/PERSPECTIVE/TASTE? DO YOU HAVE A PROJECT THAT REPRESENTS THIS? 

Clean, modern, minimalist.
 

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WE ARE ALL SLASHIES WITH MULTIPLE SKILLS, WHICH ONE DO YOU WISH YOU COULD DO MORE OFTEN?

Management.
 

WHAT IS FRUSTRATING YOU RIGHT NOW?

My own project keeps landing at the bottom of my to-do list. 

IF YOU COULD HIRE SOMEONE FOR $20/HR, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE THEM DO TO MAKE YOUR DAY EASIER?

Bookkeeping or social media.
 

LET'S BRING OUT THE TIME MACHINE. WHAT DO YOU WISH YOU COULD HAVE TOLD YOURSELF, WHEN, AND WHY?

Be more organized and don't be a perfectionist!
 

IF YOU COULD TALK TO AN EXPERT TO GAIN MORE INSIGHT ON SOMETHING, WHAT WOULD IT BE ABOUT?

Business planning and growth.
 

WHAT KIND OF OPPORTUNITIES/PROJECTS ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

I'm looking to work with small business owners who are ready to invest in themselves and their business, as well as looking to generate more revenue. 
 

DESCRIBE YOUR IDEAL JOB/CLIENT/COLLABORATION.

My ideal clients are passionate about their business and have values align with mine. I also enjoy working with people who trust my expertise. 
 

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WHAT IS YOUR HOURLY RATE, RETAINER, OR SALARY RANGE? 

I work with value-based pricing. So I charge based on the value that I'm delivering. 
 

HOW SHOULD SOMEONE APPROACH YOU ABOUT WORKING TOGETHER?

Let's create something amazing. Let’s chat about building the website you’ve always wanted. You choose the time to speak, I’ll bring the computer geek + stylish chic. Check out my website at typenest.com.
 

HOW DO YOU STAY CREATIVE?

Online shopping!

 


This member profile was originally published in November 2017.