Who, Why and How. This is my story in a nutshell.
Hi and welcome to my website called Web Nomads. My name is Jaco Wessels and I live in Bloemfontein and for the ones who don’t know where that is, it is in the middle of South Africa between rocky hills and miles of flat open fields.
I ended up staying here after I moved from Mosselbay to study software development at the old Technicon now CUT. I work for a few IT companies but did not like the industry at all and finally got my break and started working for the wildlife industry. Something I always dreamed about.
Now, I work my dream job and after hours I work my ass off to get my online company the best chance it’s got to survive.
Starting my web design and online career was a little bit of an accident, to be honest, I started learning from the “University of YouTube” many years ago and quickly became obsessed with it.
Sitting for hours watching and learning 1000s of “how-to videos” and for the most part, I was watching 1000s of hours of crappy videos wasting my precious time I could’ve spent with my wife and newborn baby girl.
I was just so determined to learn everything I could and believe me. I am still learning every minute I go online.
For me, it is all about freedom and all the candy-coated cliches you can come up with.
I am all in, dedicated and on a mission not to only to help myself but to help you.
So, join me on a journey with Web Nomads and let’s build success together.
Well, can tell you another story? I have always been obsessed with the idea you can have a successful business online and to be honest, it is true if you work hard but that is not the point. The point is, I had an idea to develop a car listing site like Auto Trader but like in the early 2000s before Auto Trader was even a thing in South Africa. SO I wrote a plan for the idea and went to the best website development company I could find in Bloemfontein.
Full of excitement about my new venture that might make me a very rich 20 something-year-old. One problem, they charged me R80 000 for the website more than 10 years ago!
Can you imagine that? Dreams GONE with the wind.
So, I did not give up on the dream and started learning myself how to build and design websites back then so if one day I come up with a great idea again I could build my own.
But then I realized everyone in South Africa are so talented and everyone has something to give and show to the rest of the world, I slowly changed my direction and decided to help people, our people in South Africa to build their own dreams online.
That is how I ended up here!
Welcome to Web Nomads.
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle. – James Keller
This website needs to act as a learning centre for anyone from all walks of life. It is primarily focused on the person who is just starting to get involved with the online world.
Web Nomads are devided in 3 main categories and they are –
Follow my blog as I post new articles every week. I am all about sharing what I know and don’t hold anything back. You are here to learn and I will do my best to teach you how to build as blog.
I like to keep it straight and simple with no fluff. Creating content is one thing but marketing is a complete different game. Learn more how to explode your business with our actionable tips.
We create a video for every blog post we put out. Videos are great for learning new skills like starting a blog from scratch. Every week we upload new videos to YouTube.