In the course of your life, you will outsource a bunch of things. Mechanics, accountants, programmers, copy writers, lawyers, handymen and more. You try to get a referral, but often you are on your own, trying to guess whom to grant your business. There is one common experience though, that we all share. When we find a vendor we like, we stick with them forever. It’s just too hard to find good people.
We don’t really live in a “what have you done for me lately” world. We are extremely loyal to vendors who do well for us in the past.
I found a great vendor last month. He is a graphic illustrator. His work is stellar and his turnaround time is super rapid. I have been using him to make comics for the corporate website. I’ve been thrilled with the progress, even though I am nit-picky about these sorts of things. Consider this an official referral: Joshua Guglielmo. Take a look at his work.
There are a few things I wish I knew how to do.
It’s magical to me how these things work. Maybe one day, I will see someone say, “I wish I could UX Design like Glen.” In the meantime, collect great people around you and refer them often.