August 5, 2015 — You’re the expert, that’s why they hired you. Let’s talk about how to handle ridiculous client requests, exercising your expertise, the importance of keeping the admin interface simple, how to avoid common pitfalls when working with clients, and how to handle your hourly rates.
August 5, 2015 — This talk is my personal story of how I rebuilt my life with a freelance WordPress career. In June 2011 after battling a crippling drug addiction most of my adult life, I was out of options. I stumbled into WordPress by accident and realized that it represented an opportunity to rebuild a name for myself and a business. I found in WordPress something that combined what I was good at with something that I enjoyed and got paid to do. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was delivering something of value to others, and I loved teaching people how to use a platform that gave them a voice.
This talk is the story of how battled my inner demons, fell in love with WordPress, built my business, and became involved in the WordPress community, both online and in person.
I cover how to quickly build technical skills, how to find mentors, how to become involved in the WordPress community, and how to keep moving forward without looking back. I talk about my inspiration for my WordPress educational business and organizing the first WordCamp in Connecticut. My hope is to inspire freelancers and anyone looking at WordPress as a career choice and a life choice, a platform that has introduced me to so many amazing people and allowed me to create a life only a few years ago I could have hardly dreamed.
July 8, 2015 — This talk addresses common contractual provisions relevant to web professionals, such as provisions related to indemnification, intellectual property, moral rights, and venue. Learn best practices for understanding common contractual provisions in contracts for web professionals, as well as negotiating them. From novices to veterans, this talk touchs on business and legal issues that are important to web professionals of all levels.
July 7, 2015 — Everyone’s goals are different. Maybe you want bigger, better clients. Maybe we want a new job or a promotion. Maybe you want to work less and focus more on traveling, family, or your hobbies and interests. Aaron walks through his experience building and leveraging his reputation in the WordPress community to do all these things, and shows how you can, too.
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.