Where Content Drives Design
The Design MEETS Content site and community focuses on website design and management from a content-oriented perspective. We discuss:
- what is good content
- the best tools for design
- who are the most helpful experts to learn from
- what technical expertise you need
- how to do it yourself (solopreneur)
- how to share your success and delegate (entrepreneur)
We are here to share tools, experts, and advice that we have used, both the successes and the failures. Design MEETS Content is a place where we learn and benefit from each other’s experiences. As we grow together, I want to hear about your experiences, hopes, and what YOU want to learn.
- You are looking for a way to make money online.
- You have technical know-how.
- You are brave and motivated.
- You are embracing change.
- You are frustrated with, or just hate, the status quo.
- You need some accountability and a little guidance to get you going and keep you motivated.
Whether it is your voluntary decision to make a change, or external factors are forcing you to change, if you have the motivation and skills you can drive a new design for your life.
Maybe you’re unhappy with your current job, looking for a way to get ahead of the competition, and hoping to increase your income. Or maybe you have a desire for a creative, freedom-based business. Or maybe you like to learn from others and avoid re-inventing the wheel.
As the tools for creating design and content are becoming more sophisticated, people are redefining and improving best practices. You need to know what the best tools and resources you should focus on and who are the most reliable experts out there today.
The community of design MEETS content is here to support on your journey.
Hi! My name is Anthony Tilke
I’m a reluctant entrepreneur. I made the decision to leave my job and follow my wife to a new role in Switzerland. This happened just over six years ago. After three years of interviewing for Information Technology management roles, several of which seemed a sure thing, I was frustrated and disheartened.
It was my fault, and I had to deal with it. After all, I had made the conscious decision to leave my job and to embark on a new adventure. My career has spanned over 25 years, and until three years ago, I had always worked for someone else. After expending some negative energy in unproductive directions—like deleting the LinkedIn profile I had created in the first year one could—I took a long hard look at what I could do.
I gave up looking for someone to hire me. I became a solopreneur.
One of the first realities that set in was that I am the worst employee I have ever had to manage. The next was that when I get up in the morning, there is no one telling me what I have to do. Without a manager, without clients, it seemed easy enough just to go back to bed.
It was time to get positive! I asked myself two questions and told myself one thing:
- What are my strengths?
- What is in demand?
- I am fortunate to have the opportunity to be a solopreneur
The result after three years of self-study, mistakes, time-wasting, and self-doubt is that I am self-employed in the evolving industry of Internet Marketing, Content Creation (aka writing), Web Design, and Web Development.
I have built this site out of my experience and passion for learning. In my journey, I have built a career in Internet Marketing and Web Design at a time of rapid improvement and availability of expertise and tools.
Design MEETS Content is where I share with others, who have the desire or necessity to do the same.