Writer & WordPress Developer
Writer, WordPress and Blogging Expert, SEO Activist – I do it all. A quirky multipotentialite, I like to explore new things every day, which has made me quite the renaissance man when it comes to the focus I can put to bear in both my writing and when creating something valuable for a client.
I started creating websites back in 1997, when I decided I wasn’t much of a 3D artist and wanted to have marketable skills to offer an employer. Over the next few decades, I worked in many capacities, from Interface Design Manager at a large Corporation to owning my own web design agency. For the past 15 years, I have been working on a freelance basis, building blogs and websites with WordPress for myself and clients around the world.
I’ve created interfaces and websites for big companies like Intel all the way to personal websites for authors to market their books.
Building and managing a website or blog is not just about putting some fancy pictures in WordPress. From the ground up you need to be focused on SEO and creating content that speaks to the needs of your company.
Contact me and let’s talk about what I can do to help you and your company.
“Any man who bears the ability of a polymath shall not be interfered by specialty, he needs discipline to manage his behaviors and nurture his creativity.”
– Shawn Lukas
Jason Weiland – Writer & WordPress Developer
I didn’t start out my career as either a writer or a WordPress developer – I flipped burgers. But, enough grease burns and losing hair to stress will have you questioning life choices, and I decided to stop hiding my creative side.
It has been a remarkable journey and I never looked back.
As I get older, even though I am constantly told this is a young person’s game, the future is looking brighter and more successful than at any other time in my life. I don’t even see retirement on the horizon, I am having too much fun to quit doing what I am doing now.
Articles & Essays
Writing is my passion, and the butter on my toast. Even with the prevalance of video, I still think that written content in the form of articles and essays are what will set your business apart from the rest.
I’ve spent the better part of my life devloping a strong and powerful writing voice, and I can use it to speak out about you, your brand, or your company.
If I showed you how to improve the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your WordPress website or blog, get more traffic, and encourage people to stay longer or buy something from you, would that be valuable? Would that be worth a few minutes of your time?
I found trouble a few years ago when I started telling creatives that they didn’t need a self-hosted WordPress blog. How dare I throw blogging under the bus? After all, I’ve been avid since before there even was such a thing as WordPress, and if anyone should be a fan, it should be me.
But, I’m all for supporting Medium’s new direction, and thought I could at least submit something for each of the four prompts. Another thing I’m not a huge fan of is prompts, preferring instead to fly with no pants on and let it all hang out. But, an inkling of an idea for the first prompt, Reentry, occurred to me, so I was willing to try something new.
That’s how they get you; make big promises and lead you to believe you can build a blog, launch it, and have money flowing into your bank account immediately, from day one, while you spend your time sipping a fruity drink on a beach in Bali.
He never once made me feel stupid for my choices and that is important to me because at times I can be sensitive that I don’t have the classical training that many writers do. I am completely self-taught. I am forged through thousands of hours of writing and a willingness to accept my mistakes and faults.
I get a lot of people asking me why they should pay $5000 to $10,000 for a web designer and developer to build an author website and blog when there are services like Wix and Squarespace that offer a complete website for $20 a month?
People are getting tired of the marathon we are forcing them to endure because Google told them that your page had the information they were looking for. Landing on your post, there are so many garish ads — they can’t even read what they came for in the first place. Somehow through this usability nightmare, they read vague platitudes and warmed-over common knowledge.
Blogging is the real deal and one of the most rewarding ways to make a lot of money online. But it’s not passive, as much as people want to convince you that it is. You are a writer, digital marketing professional, graphic designer, social media manager, web developer, and business owner all in one.
I haven’t only been focusing on my writing. I’ve been using my skills and experience to create websites and blogs for clients with companies who are the movers and shakers in industry.
Isn’t it time you worked with someone who not only understood your bususiness, but your specific needs as it relates the plans and goals you have for the success of your venture?