December 3, 2014 — Ian describes many of the important lessons he has learned after years of running a WordPress design and development agency. Lessons involve hiring contractors, hiring employees, choosing clients, scoping projects and saying no.
November 4, 2014 — Simon Wheatley has been working with Open Source, running an Open Source focused consultancy, and persuading big companies against Intellectual Property hoarding for years now.
In this talk he discusses the open source principles that unite many of us, and how you can marry those with solid business principles to come up with a winning formula for your clients, your self and the wider world.
October 29, 2014 — How do you coordinate with clients when you are 10 time zones away?
What do you do when a client needs you but you’re flying over an ocean?
How do you get work done when living in a new place every week?
Daniel Espinoza shares what he’s learned about running a sustainable WordPress business while traveling the world with his family.
October 28, 2014 — Get a head start on the next step in your WordPress career by considering advantages, challenges, and tips from three job types in the WordPress economy.
Paul will share stories of the good, bad, and ugly from 7 years as a freelancer, 3 years as an agency co-founder, and 1 year as the Director of Recruiting at 10up.com, the largest WordPress agency in the world.
Want to step into freelancing? Take your business to the next level? Grow your team, or score the perfect agency job? This is the talk for you.
September 10, 2014 — В этом докладе Алексей расскажет о том, почему WordPress является выбором номер один для веб-студий и их клиентов. Доклад посвящен развенчанию самых частых мифов о WordPress, которые живут в головах заказчиков, разработчиков и руководителей студий.
September 5, 2014 — В своём докладе Андрей расскажет о существующих моделях ведения бизнеса с использованием WordPress. Доклад может быть полезен для широкого круга специалистов, работающих с WordPress или только планирующих начать вести деятельность с использованием этой CMS.
От создания плагинов до написания книг — в докладе будут рассмотрены возможные направления деятельности с использованием WordPress и основные форматы работы: на фрилансе или в компании.
August 24, 2014 — This talk is on the business side of WordPress-based design & development work. It touches on tips for selling WordPress to clients, finding your niche inside WordPress’ opportunities, WordPress-specific contract points to consider if you’re a freelancer, methods to train clients on WordPress projects once built, ongoing client support opportunities and more.
August 22, 2014 — Web design costs come in a huge range of shapes & sizes. Thanks to that range, clients can struggle with understanding why websites cost what they do, and freelancers/shops can struggle with how to price their services. That’s what we’re going to uncover: the thought processes, variables, logic, and math that goes into pricing custom web design & development from the perspective of someone who’s grown from a two-person home-based business to a 6-person shop.
August 22, 2014 — Moonlighting is having a second job in addition to one’s regular employment. It our case our second job will be a WordPress freelance business. This presentation discusses how to start or maintain creating WordPress sites for clients by customizing WordPress themes while keeping your full-time job.
August 21, 2014 — WordPress is a CMS, a content management system. Anything you can do on a website, you can do on a WordPress website. WordPress allows you or your web firm to make quick, economical changes with your content without disturbing your design. The open source repository of plugins — pieces of software you can plug into your site — also allow you to have functionality that would be very expensive and time consuming if you had to have it built.