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.
July 3, 2013 — This presentation walks you through options of membership sites and gives you recommendations and practical steps to building your next membership site.
May 27, 2013 — We hear that the client is always right, but that may not always be the case. After all, only one of you is a web professional. But when we don’t manage customers and expectations, projects can quickly enter the “I lost all my profit” zone. Come find out how to protect yourself from that evil place.
March 27, 2013 — All the great ideas in the world won’t amount to much if you don’t know how to execute. Chris shares insights into high performers and a habit or two that will help get your projects “done, done”.
March 22, 2013 — For a guy who’s known for saying no a lot, Chris has come up with an even faster and easier way to do it using conditional responses – new in Gravity Forms 1.7 – which he talked about at the March 11 2013 OCWP meetup.
March 17, 2013 —
Whether you run a distributed team or not, hear a first hand account of running successful distributed teams. You’ll get helpful tips, encouragement, and thinking about distributed development differently.