Exploring your roots – Derick’s Story

Derick came to us in 2018 with a fantastic skill in Genealogy (family history). This is Derick’s hobby, and he uses library record facilities and records offices to find out his information. Derick wanted to turn his hobby into a career and nobody could argue with his ability to make this happen.

Wouldn’t we all love to make money doing what we love?

Derick’s biggest barrier to this was his digital skills and access to a website. Through Positive People, Derick worked with our digital training team to get the skills required to promote his business on social media. Derick was then supported to build a website – this involved a large amount of work to make sure it showed off Derick’s skills.

Following the website build, Derick completed a two hour ‘how to’ session on the website platform. This involved how to edit the site, how to promote the site, how to add and remove information and how to enhance search engine optimisation.

Derick has also begun an online customer service course, so expect nothing but great service.

Derick is now up and running and ready to take requests for his services! These include family history, tracing missing people and vehicle registration.

Congratulations Derick, Positive People wish you all the best.

Visit the site here: https://derickskelly.wixsite.com/familyhistoryindevon.