Stop, breath deeply and take a step back for a moment. Running digital agencies of any size comes with a raft of unseen problems but don’t worry, you’re not alone. To everyone on the outside it looks like a great way to make a living: cool offices, intelligent hipster-type staff, wealthy clients and a relentless surge in new business opportunities as the latest online buzz takes hold.
You and I know the reality: over-delivery, clients blaming you personally for google’s site ranking algorithm, IE browser incompatabilities, front-enders who can’t spell the client’s name, scope-creep, late nights, hosting company blaming your developer’s code for a site offline… the list goes on.
OK, so that’s a bad day and it’s not like that all the time but sometimes you need a hand, you need someone to write up a specificiation document whilst the producer is off sick, you need someone to put together a fresh design whilst your graphic artist is surfing in Cornwall, you need someone to setup a new wordpress site whilst your senior dev guy is focusing on his arduino…
There’s a ton of stuff that needs doing and there’s no one to do it until you hire the new person, but why do that right now? give Luke a shout and let’s see if he can put his whitehat on and take some of the pressure off.