October 20, 2014 — We all start somewhere when it comes to running our own business. But if we’re like everyone else, we discover we’re either too professional or not professional enough. Either way, the result is the same: lost profits. Come hear how to protect against it.
August 21, 2014 — Chris Lema (virtual) & Karim Marucchi (local) talk about the tools and strategies they’ve leveraged as they’ve helped Crowd Favorite work 24 hours a day. Global virtual teams don’t happen by chance. Hear the tips and tricks for helping people feel connected, while also igniting a culture of performance.
July 3, 2014 — If you’re frustrated with low revenue, you can raise your rates. If you’re not earning enough to support your plugin business, you can raise the price. But when? How? At what cost? And how do you know if you’re doing it right? In this session, I share with you some stories that will help you price better.
June 7, 2014 — There is more than one way to make your blog pay for itself, in terms of time and cost. Come hear the insider secrets to how I make my blog (chrislema.com) work for me and pay for itself (and much more).
April 2, 2014 — Chris Lema discusses how he integrated Gravity Forms with Mail Chimp Groups
March 18, 2014 — This session is for anyone who charges for their services. This session discusses how to properly create a budget for a WordPress project and sell it to your client. The discussion includes what factors should be considered when bidding and how to ensure that you make a profit. It also discusses project based pricing vs. hourly pricing and when it is appropriate to use either method. Other topics include scope increases, project maintenance and most importantly, what to do when you don’t win a bid.
March 17, 2014
February 14, 2014 — Imagine there was a way to get past all your insecurities and have the courage to keep going and growing – without any fear that others might think you’re a fraud. Come hear Chris’ take on how you can escape the impostor syndrome.
December 16, 2013 — If you’ve spent cycles of iterations with clients losing your shirt, the problem may not be your client. It may be how you see yourself. Misunderstanding your role will quickly lead to lost profits or leaving money on the table. For freelancers and development shops alike, this session will help you avoid some classic mistakes we’ve all made.