When was the last time you took a real vacation? I’m not talking about seeing your family during holidays, or that weekend you drove two hours to see your niece get married. I’m talking like sitting on a tropical island, fruity cocktail in hand, completely disconnected from your work life kind … [Read more...] about How to Take Your Work on Vacation (Yes, You’ll Have To)
The other day I came across this quote from Lao Tzu: “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” Now even though LT didn’t have to deal with client demands, deadlines, and a digital stack of emails before breakfast every morning, he understood one important aspect of life: … [Read more...] about 7 Ways You Can Improve the Efficiency of Your Business
If my recent post about why you should (or should not) become a freelance WordPress developer inspired you to finally leave the corporate world and set off to work as a freelancer, kudos! While this is certainly an exciting time, it can also be super terrifying. After all, how are you going to … [Read more...] about Finding New Clients Doesn’t Need to Be So Difficult
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?
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
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