Are you tired of taking on projects or clients you don’t want just to pay the bills? Do you feel like there’s never time to learn new tech — or even if you could find time you wouldn’t know where to focus your energies? Do you feel like you could be earning more, but lack the confidence to market yourself in a way that attracts your ideal client?
I believe you can make a good living doing work you love.
Just wanted to thank you a ton for all the contribution towards the web community. You tutorials have been very fruitful and have a made me a better developer. All the posts have been so practical and written to-the-point. It’s for folks like you the open source CMS have been thriving. It’s been a real delight to learn all the things from you through your blogs and podcast.
It’s totally possible that you can learn how to keep your skills up to date on the tech that matters most. You can improve your development workflow as you grow those skills. Best of all? You can confidently sell your skills to a growing customer base.
I just wanted to say that I’m really enjoying your emails. You tell it like it is in a down-to-earth clear way. I’m finding your information immensely helpful. I took your WordPress and Genesis for a Small Business course on Lynda.com, too, and it was excellent.
Thanks for all you’re doing!
I know that’s true because I’ve been there.
I’ve been in jobs where I made good money, but hated my work. It sucks the life right out of you. By using my web development skills, I was able to start generating side income and eventually that income was enough to make the leap into full-time self-employment as a WordPress developer. Learning how to run a business while growing my technical chops was not a breeze (it still isn’t), but I’m finally in a place where I love the work I do and am making a good living from it.
Here’s how I can help
I also write about web accessibility which is more than just a trend – it’s something that every web developer should be aware of.
If you learn well through listening or just want something fun and educational in your headphones during your workouts, the officehours.fm podcast is for you.
It’s a show focused on the business of WordPress (although it’s often geeky). Together, my guests and I help other independent WordPress developers and designers like you grow business skills.
If you prefer a more structured learning experience, I have a variety of WordPress video courses at Lynda.com. If you already have a Lynda.com subscription, you’re good to go. If not, here’s a free 10-day trial that’s enough time to take the course(s) that most interest you.
Outside of that, I also have a WordPress Development Workflow series to help beginner-to-intermediate WordPress developers.
Thank you so much for your help! Your podcast, blog and courses on Lynda.com are really accelerating my WordPress education.
Just so you know I’m a real human…
It’s your turn
I just said a whole lot, but I’d love to hear from you. I hang out on Twitter a lot – drop me a tweet and say hello.