Marketing is getting people who have a specific need or problem to know, like and trust you.
It’s been 3 months since we started our new company Growpress, and I’m happy with the way things are going. For instance: Project timelines have improved. Our customers have a better handle on our availability & pricing structure. We’ve hired 2 great WordPress developers. So we’re doing fine, thank you very much. But thinkdave.com, the […]
This week I’m finishing something I’ve been working on for a long time. I’m finishing my freelancing career. I’ve been freelancing part-time since 2004 and full-time since 2008. In that time I’ve grown a healthy little business but it’s always just been me. A collective can do much more than an individual. With this in […]
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 then to understand this, but finally I’ve figured out why:
Two years earlier I had launched fewer websites. But as I added more sites to my portfolio I was opening the door for more clients asking for theme tweaks, WordPress updates and troubleshooting.
With every small job I did for free, I took away a slice of time I should have been using on new projects. The result was that I had to work longer hours to earn the same income.
By being nice I was robbing myself of time with my family, my health and my profits. Read More
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. […]