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.
June 1, 2015 — This talk looks at the options of being a sole trader or limited company, being VAT registered or not. It assesses just how much time you will really be doing billable work and what time you’ll need to spend on sales, marketing and admin. Will cover how to get to grips with your costs and how to calculate your minimum hourly rate.
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.
March 10, 2015 — In 2011, Clinton Warren desperately needed to change the direction of his life. He stumbled into web design and an amazing platform that he knew would change the way website were built, maintained, and operated. He started to build a freelance business, became actively involved in the Meetup community, organized the first WordCamp in Connecticut, and founded a WordPress educational business and what is now a 5 person agency. In this talk he reveals all his tips for anyone looking to follow a similar path.
February 28, 2015 — Dans cette présentation, je voudrais partager avec le public mon expérience en tant que consultant indépendant WordPress.
Montrant mes erreurs et mes succès au cours des 5 dernières années en tant que développeur et membre très actif de la communauté WordPress.
Puis enfin, comment on peut en sortir et changer de statut.
January 6, 2015 — In this talk, I would like to share with the audience my experience as a WordPress freelance consultant. Showing my mistakes and my successes during the last 5 years as a developer and being a very active member of the Spanish WordPress Community.
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.
June 28, 2014 — Diana Huff gives great talk on creating a freelancer website, biased more toward marketing then tech or design.
Most information presented is very useful beyond just the creation of a freelancers site.
Don’t miss this one!
May 20, 2014 — A discussion of the software needed to run your freelance/agency business. IDEs to CRMs and everything in between. If you’re not sure you have all the pieces, or want to find out what options are out there, this session is for you.