Published by Ivo on January 24, 2021 14:44
Hi there Bolt Community ☕️
We're excited to announce the launch of two new community projects: the Bolt People Directory (people.boltcms.io) and the Community Showcases. Both initiatives will help our community to showcase the fantastic work of all Bolt developers and designers.
Do you build websites with Bolt? Or custom extensions? The Bolt People Directory is pioneered by a fellow Bolter, @peterboorsma, to help freelancers and agencies gain exposure for their knowledge and expertise in Bolt. In Peter's own words:
Our experience is that customers often choose a more well-known CMS (you know which one), because they know there is a huge pool of developers available to work with it. Whether you create websites with Bolt as a one-person-company or as an agency, a frequently asked question from clients is: “who will take care of my website if something happens to you?” We think customers find comfort in the fact that they can choose between developers and are not necessarily tied to a specific supplier.
A registry of Bolt developers might help customers to choose for Bolt by giving them a choice and the reassurance that someone will be available to take over. In addition, it would be nice for the Bolt community to have such a list as well. Just in case we are too busy to do things ourselves or want to go on a holiday but of course that one customer really needs stuff at exactly that moment. Or if a customer needs something done that you know you have to outsource, because it is kind of out of your league. Last but not least, it will be nice to get to know colleagues who work with Bolt
The Bolt People Directory will bring many of our community members together in one listing. Use it to show to your clients that Bolt's community is here to stay, or find colleagues to delegate work to.
We're bringing back showcases of amazing websites built with Bolt to the official Bolt site. Approved websites will be featured on this very website, showing your hard work for all of Bolt's community and beyond to see. Each showcase will contain a link to the website, together with a screenshot and year of creation.
You can link your website showcases to your people.boltcms.io profile, helping potential clients and colleagues to find you easier online.