As I mentioned in my post "Are You Cut Out to Be a Freelancer?" freelancing isn’t for everyone. We’re a select few, but our numbers are growing every day. Did you know that over 40% of the population is expected to shift towards full-time freelancing by 2020? It’s not hard to see why the allure … [Read more...] about Do You Even Know Why You Want to Become a Freelance WordPress Developer?
Business & Freelancing
I'm a small business owner and service provider. Below are articles about my experience with freelancing, running a business, customer service, and more.
Working with a new client is a lot like going on a blind date. You’re eager to connect, but also a bit nervous to see if you two will mesh well together. It’s certainly exciting if you see yourselves moving forward together, but it’s all too easy to get swept up in the initial warm and fuzzy … [Read more...] about Say What? How to Communicate Your Client Expectations So People Actually Listen
This post is a continuation of 30 Days to Better SEO - Week 1 I know I'm not tackling this SEO course in 30 consecutive days (it's more like 1 week = 1 month of time passing, but bear with me for more insights into how I'm using the course to improve the SEO on this site. Quick Recap In the … [Read more...] about 30 Days to Better SEO – Week 2
As a freelancer starting your businesses, you probably feel excited about the prospect of working for yourself. The idea of leaving — or even avoiding — the typical 9-5 grind that so many of your peers face is almost enough to make you feel giddy. Freelancing is no panacea, but it’s pretty darn … [Read more...] about Up the Ante: How to Improve the Odds of Working With Great Clients
I'd like to share with you my real-time journey through Rebecca Gill's SEO Training Course: To the Top: Empower Yourself with Real World SEO Knowledge. Now, in the spirit of full disclosure, you should know that I count Rebecca a dear friend, as well as someone who's work I greatly admire. So … [Read more...] about 30 Days to Better SEO
By the time a potential client contacts you about your services, there is a good chance they’ve already spent a chunk of time reading through your website. They probably also scanned your Twitter feed, Facebook page, and Instagram account to boot. I know, it sounds a little creepy, right? But … [Read more...] about Pitch Me! Use Your Website to Sell Your Freelance WordPress Development Services