Ever since I was a kid, all I can remember is how much we loved our pet dog “Bulldozer.” I know it is a strange name. He died after living a healthy life and left us in grieve. My dad was so much attached to “bulldozer” that he didn’t talk about him for days. A few weeks later, he bought a German shepherd puppy, and I was over the moon with sheer joy. During my high school days I wanted to do something I am passionate about and Yes, I decided to become a professional dog trainer.
A great website to learn about dog behavior is Dog Training Ireland website.
Here is their Facebook page to look at.
I have been a professional dog trainer for almost 12 years now. It is something that I love, and I find dog training utterly fun and exciting. Long story short, my dwindling financial condition forced me to take a loan, and that is when I realized that I am not going to earn too much as a professional dog trainer. I had to pay the debt back, and it seemed like I was running out of options.
My friend is a Web Designer, and he advised me to become one too. At first, I was quite hesitant and unsure about it. One day, he came to my home, opened my computer and started telling me how much easy it is. I was like “what the heck, let’s give it a try.” To my surprise, I found everything extremely easy. It was quite unusual for a dog trainer like me become a web designer.
Here is how it went:
It is a person who creates all the visual elements of a website such as a layout, formatting, colors etc.
Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are the main software that I had to learn. I found them quite easy to understand. My friend told me that it can become helpful if I also learn Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Fireworks.
Made My Own Website
It was actually a testing website that I made. My friend supervised me, but I didn’t need much of his help since it is not that difficult at all. My persistent attitude to keep on learning was the key. I made a website and it was my first online presence in the field.
Polished My Skills and the Leap
I kept working on my skills and officially launched my website and announced myself to the world as a web designer. I had worked on few low-budget projects, so I used the experience and started taking projects. I built a portfolio site and kept it updated. I spent some cash to advertise my website, and it all turned out great.
The client started to come and I made sure that I did their work on time. I satisfied all my clients and that lead me to more clients. At the end of the first month, I had already made over 10k. I worked day and night because it was the start, and now I have hired 2 web designers that are working for me.
I paid the debt on time and I am earning way more than before. I believe that I was hesitant, but once I took the leap, I never looked back. My passion for dogs is still there and now I am about to launch a dog blog. Thank you so much for reading my story. I hope all of you try to change things by taking some kind of initiative. Best of Luck!