“Should I Learn HTML?” – Find Out If It’s REALLY Worth It

"Should I learn HTML?" This is a question that is no doubt on your mind. And while you might be thinking that learning even the basics of HTML is important, the whole thing can feel daunting, technical, and even a bit overwhelming. So here, you're gonna get a clear answer to this question, "Should I learn HTML or not?"

Show Notes

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Transcription

As website owner or online marketer or even as an online business owner, you obviously need a place online to call "home" -- a website, right?

Your website very much is your "home base" online where all your marketing efforts point to.

And no matter how you build your website, the foundation for it all is two web languages, HTML and CSS. And while you certainly don't need to be an expert, again, the more you know, the bigger your advantage.

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So here's 3 big reasons why you should learn even just the basics of HTML and CSS.

One of the biggest advantages to learning even the basics of HTML and CSS is the cost and time savings. Knowing even the basics means you won't have to depend on outside web developers or freelancers for simple tasks.

And in fact, most updates, changes, and fixes are simple to do: Changing out an old photo for a new one, making corrections, adjusting some text, and so on...

...these are all very simple fixes that are easy and don't take a lot of time or technical know-how.

So rather than relying on a busy outside freelancer who's juggling pressing work for other clients, waiting for them to get around to your fixes, you could just handle it all yourself, save yourself a ton of time, and save on the expense.

And I'll tell you, knowing HTML and CSS will save you a lot of back and forth, too. You know exactly what you want, and knowing the basics means you can handle it yourself.

This makes you more autonomous and saves you time, headaches, and tons of money.

Should a situation arise where you do have to hire an outside web developer or freelancer -- and it happens...you're not expected to be a superhero and handle EVERYTHING yourself!...

...but sometimes things come up and you're too busy to handle it yourself. Or, maybe the problem or challenge is beyond your skill level. That's okay, bring in some hired help!

And if you know some HTML and CSS, you'll be able to communicate more clearly with your freelancer, and you'll be able to asses their skills, timeframes, and overall work.

In other words, knowing even the basics will help you make better, more informed decisions in your business. If you need to hire someone, you'll be able to speak their language, tell them exactly what you need, and understand what they're talking about.

This makes the entire process run much more smoothly.

If you've seen some of my other posts, you know that I'm big on building your unique skill stack -- that is, your unique combination of complimentary skills and abilities that you can leverage in your business.

And learning HTML and CSS adds yet another skill to your existing skill set.

For example, if your existing skills include photography and building audiences on Instagram, learning HTML and CSS enhances what you already know.

Or likewise, if you run a blog and leverage video, knowing the basics of HTML and CSS can help you go even further.

Knowing HTML and CSS can help you when you're sending your email campaigns, making fixes to your website, formatting your blog posts, or embedding content onto your website.

And the great news is, HTML and CSS aren't hard and they don't take long to learn. Check the show notes below where I'll leave some additional resources for you.

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Geoff Blake, Ten Ton Online

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