11/09/2011

A better dream..


If getting my masters in educational technology is the dream, then creating my own blog design business is the better one. I'm so close to being finished with this masters; my final classes begin next week. Sadly, I'm just not that excited about it anymore. What I really want to be doing with my time is working on design and learning coding and playing with Photoshop and Illustrator. I had more fun designing my global learning project than I'm having running it.  

This week is a vacation from school for me before the final push. I hope that after a little time away, I'll be ready to get 'er done.  

Right now I'm taking a blog design workshop from The Blog Designer Network, and I'm learning so much about the "right" way to do things. I've always just winged it when it came to blog installation, and now I'm learning how to properly code things. It probably sounds all nerdy, but it is super exciting to me!  

One of my goals for Twelve by 2012 is to get Priceless Design ready for a grand opening and I'm really excited about it. There is a lot of logistical stuff to think about now like paypal accounts, pricing, terms of service, and if I really want to leave Priceless Adventure connected to Priceless Design. I'm thinking of moving Priceless Design over to (shock) a self hosted Wordpress site. It makes more sense for the long haul.  

The best part about opening Priceless Design is that I will be making money by doing something that I really love.  Something that I can get lost in for hours.  Now if only I could find a way to merge that and my masters degree into a job that paid well & had benefits.  Designing for a college website maybe?  Teaching teachers how to design online classes?  Creating pre-made class templates?  Who knows, but at least I'm narrowing down what I'd like to do.  


2 comments :

Paul and Jessie said...

my mom is a teacher and they just had a guy create templates for each teacher to use to create their own website for their classrooms. he came in and taught them how to customize them a little bit during 2 after school classes. i have no idea what he got paid, BUT i bet if you contact the IT department in a school district near you (in the states) and share your expertise, they would hire you in a minute! all school districts are wanting to look more tech savvy and you're so talented.

good luck with the masters, i know how the burn out feels... i stopped just 3 credits shy of mine. :(

Katie Price said...

Wow, that is so cool about your mom's school! I will definitely look into that sort of thing. I bet it was through a third-party company. And, you are only 3 credits away from finishing your degree? So close!! I hope you get to finish it one day.