If you're a WordPress WebPro or Freelance that is building sites for your clients you need to learn the technical stuff to the point that you can either do it or at the very least have an intelligent conversation with someone else about it. Look, if you get paid to build WordPress websites, but don't know what FTP is or how to access a database (or that WordPress uses a database), you shouldn't be taking peoples money!! Where is this coming from? There has not been a week that has gone by in … [Read more...] about WordPress WebPros Should Understand the Technical Stuff!
I believe the number one mistake you could make, in this business, is to position yourself as a “Freelancer”. I found that there is a bit of a stigma associate with the term freelancer. In today’s world of outsourcing through sites like freelancer.com and upwork.com, people go there with the mentality that they can get “something for nothing”. People usually hire a freelancer for a single job or project, not a long term relationship. You don’t want people to view you and the work you do … [Read more...] about The Consulting Theory for Web Professionals
When I started in the web development industry, 7+ years ago, providing clients with support and maintenance services was a lot of work. And beyond the amount of work, it was hard to get clients to appreciate the value enough to pay a price that made the work worth it. I sometimes hoped they would get hacked, or do something to erase their database, something that would put them in a situation where they could experience the value of my support services. However, all that said, for the … [Read more...] about Tips for Starting a WordPress Support Business