It was mid-2011 when I first started feeling burned-out. I was working all-hours and not making as much money as I should have been. What made this more frustrating is that 2 years earlier I was doing the same number of projects and had little or no stress. It’s taken me another 2 years since […]
Are you a WordPress theme developer? Are you a full-time freelancer? Do you prefer writing code to dealing with clients? Are you an all-round nice person? If you are, I’m hiring a freelancer to join my team.
As a freelancer, setting your rates is the most soul-destroying part of marketing. But pricing freelance services fairly and making money doesn’t have to be hard. Here’s how I use pricing to get enough work and earn a decent living doing it.
The more I look at WordPress sites I’m building now, the more I’m amazed at how they’ve changed from sites I built 2 years ago. Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies have changed the way we manage content in WordPress, and they’ve done wonders for our favourite CMS’ ability to work with more complex websites
People of the Internet, you are mad! So far this year I’ve worked on dozens of existing WordPress sites that have no form of data or file backup AT ALL. None, not even automatic hosting backups. Now, if you’ve ever lost a Word document (who hasn’t?), think about how devastating it would be to lose your entire Website
Here’s a quick checklist of information a web designer would need to work on your site in the event you have a falling-out with your existing designer, or he disappears, or he gets run over by a bus. FTP Details FTP (File Transfer Protocol) lets people like me access your website files on the web. […]
Nivo Slider is a WordPress plugin used to control slideshows on WordPress Pages and posts. (Assuming the plugin is installed) you can find the Nivo Slider control panel in the main WordPress Dashboard under Nivo Slider. It is possible to add any number of sliders to a site, but it is recommended to stick to 1 […]
Last Sunday a man from Austria strapped himself to a weather balloon, floated up 128 100 feet, then jumped. 9 minutes later he floated gently to the ground, landed on his feet and shattered four world records. The man is Felix Baumgartner, the event was the Red Bull Stratos Journey to the edge of space, […]
In his book The $100 startup, Chris Guillebeau shows readers how to launch an ‘Instant Consulting Business’. The basic idea is that you can plan and launch a small consulting business in a day. There is no “consulting school” or degree. You can start a new business as a consultant in about one day, if […]