June 7, 2015 — Marketing yourself or your business can be really scary when you’re an introvert who is more comfortable in front of a computer than in front of real people.
There are a lot of introverted folks in the WordPress community looking for freelance jobs, employment, or quality contractors to hire, yet many of us feel scared, directionless, isolated, overwhelmed, and hungry for work.
I share my experience growing from a timid one-person freelance shop to a more confident team of nine great people, including practical tactics for in-person networking, working with freelancers, finding the right fit, and community participation.
May 29, 2015 — WordPress can generate all sorts of interesting content dynamically, but if you want speed and scalability, you should be smart about caching. Don’t make WordPress do work twice when it can do it once. In this focused talk, Mark Jaquith talks about caching strategies from basic to advanced.
May 8, 2015 — Driven by passion and a desire to be our own bosses, oftentimes we struggle with the financial aspects of running a sustainable freelance-based business. This talk discusses setting financial goals, budgeting, accounting for time, and consistently measuring and analyzing financial data to ensure we’re setting ourselves up for longevity and growth while we serve our clients well.
April 8, 2015 — Starting an online business comes with many decisions, some of which you—or your client—may not know you need to make. These decisions will directly influence the direction you take in the design of their ecommerce site and ultimately determine how sucessful (and profitable) your customer is.
March 30, 2015 — This session teaches you how to take a simple WordPress website and build a profitable location independent online business. It teaches you how to get traffic, what products and services to create, how to market them and how to scale. It teach you how I’ve used these strategies to build a business that supported our family’s move from Wisconsin to Maui!
March 17, 2015 — Arjun Singh Thakuri discusses how to start a WordPress Theme/Plugin Business. How to take an idea, do an assessment and progress to a finished product.
March 16, 2015 — Using experiences from NicSocks.com and his previous company, Motribe, Nic will explain the value of real relationships and face to face business in a digital era.
March 12, 2015 — Poor communication within the team, dissatisfied clients, lack of direction; Every developer encountered one form or another of these problems and in this talk, Tomaž goes over them, analyzes their causes and suggests a few solutions from which we can all improve our business relationships.