A famous play-write once wrote, “What’s in a name?”, and as much as I agree with the logic that followed, ‘consultant’ is not my name, it’s my title.
In my opinion
And there’s a fairly simple reason I chose that title instead of the plethora of others: the title ‘Consultant’ (should) convey that I have an opinion. I am not a magic microphone you dictate your design decisions to and I code them into a website verbatim. I’m a professional who understands multiple facets of the web i.e. design, development, content management & strategy and the technologies required to bring all those together.
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‘Consultant’ also brings with it a sense that I listen to my clients as they explain to me what they hope to achieve through their website and then sit back as I explain some ways to get there. To me, each project is unique, even if it is another ecommerce/digital download/membership site, and those clients often operate in different markets, thus their site needs to account for that difference.
I’m sure in future articles I will go into more detail, but that’s where I’ll leave it today, my top 2 reasons for choosing the title ‘Consultant’.