‘Freelance’ Videos

  • Kyle Maurer: Getting Started with Freelancing Public Square

    Kyle Maurer: Getting Started with Freelancing Public Square

    WordCamp Northeast Ohio 2016Speaker: Kyle Maurer

    June 24, 2016 — When in the early stages of offering WordPress related services for clients there are a lot of unknowns. Questions like: – How do I price a project? – Where do I host the client’s site? – What do I do when the scope begins to creep? – Where do I go when I get in over my head? – How do I find clients? These and many more are difficult questions to answer for those who are new to client work but they are incredibly important. This session will be a Q&A and will focus on everything one needs to know and do to make their first projects successful.

  • Ben Furfie: What I’d Do Differently If I Freelanced Again

    Ben Furfie: What I’d Do Differently If I Freelanced Again

    WordCamp London 2016Speaker: Ben Furfie

    June 5, 2016 — Last year, I accepted an offer to work for an agency as a senior front end developer. I won’t lie. I was relieved. Over the moon. 2014-15 was a tough year and a half. I had a couple of tough projects, nightmare clients and bad debts. In this talk, I will look at where it all went wrong, the things I would do differently and what I’ve learnt working for a large agency. It would be broken down into four or five points, which I’d spend some time looking at. This will be a brutally honest talk; one that hopefully will brush away from of the shame freelancers feel when they feel like they’re the only ones struggling.

  • Melanie G. Adcock: Taking Your WordPress Freelance Business To The Next Level

    Melanie G. Adcock: Taking Your WordPress Freelance Business To The Next Level

    WordCamp Atlanta 2016Speaker: Melanie G. Adcock

    April 23, 2016 — Or what I wish I knew six years ago when I started my freelance business.

    Are you a freelancer? Or thinking of taking the plunge? I want to share with you the mistakes I’ve made so you can avoid them and the process I now use to win clients and the process of taking a client from a lead to delivery.

    Incoming Leads
    Qualifying Leads
    Client Meetings
    Writing Proposals/Contracts
    Educating clients and anti follow-up
    Onboarding
    Delivery
    Referral Machine
    Recurring Revenue
    I’ll also cover some great tools and systems along the way.

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  • Brett Cohen, Chris Christoff and Andrew Norcross: Growing From Freelancing/Small Teams To Big Companies

    Brett Cohen, Chris Christoff and Andrew Norcross: Growing From Freelancing/Small Teams To Big Companies

    WordCamp Miami 2016Speakers: Chris Christoff, Andrew Norcross, Brett Cohen

    April 15, 2016 — Panelists tell their story and then answer questions about how they transitioned, along with offering tips to the audience. Some panelists have gone from freelance to agency life, others have gone from one or two man shops to building their own legit business.

  • Steven Alig: Going from Hobby to Freelance

    Steven Alig: Going from Hobby to Freelance

    WordCamp Miami 2016Speaker: Steven Alig

    April 12, 2016 — “Do what you love and the money will follow.”
    “Follow your passions and you will never have to work a day in your life.”

    We have all heard these types of quotes about being your own boss and freelancing or running your own company. Learn the realities of going out on your own and what it takes. The good, bad, and ugly of being your own boss and controlling your destiny.

    Whether you are thinking of a startup, consultancy, or freelancing, Steven will share his story of starting his own business and lessons learned, both positive and negative. Understand what tasks and efforts you must accomplish and what pitfalls to avoid from a practical individual perspective.

    If you have ever had the dream of being your own boss, Steven’s talk will help you assess if going out on your own is a viable option for you and if so, what are some things to prepare for before, during, and after taking the leap.

    Topics will include:
    Getting paid
    Time management
    Marketing & networking
    Accounting & taxes
    Being the boss

    Walk away with tools and actionable items to begin or accelerate your journey to self-employment.

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  • Panel Discussion: Freelance Business

    Panel Discussion: Freelance Business

    WordCamp Baltimore 2015Speakers: Shane Powers, Andy Stratton, Drew Poland, Bill Gadless

    December 19, 2015 — Freelance Business Panel Discussion with Shane Powers, Andy Stratton, Drew Poland and Bill Gadless

  • Chelsea Louise Haden: Top Tips For Web Agencies To Collaborate With Freelance Content Writers More Efficiently

    Chelsea Louise Haden: Top Tips For Web Agencies To Collaborate With Freelance Content Writers More Efficiently

    WordCamp Manchester 2015Speaker: Chelsea Louise Haden

    December 17, 2015 — As a content writer who has collaborated with various web agencies on a freelance basis, I’ve experienced some issues that have made my role harder than it should be and problematic for the client. I’d like to talk about how web agencies can work with content writers more efficiently to assist with speedier projects and happier clients. In my talk, I would like to cover these main areas: attitudes towards content writing / content writers, communication and the systems to put in place to aid it positively and how your client and content writer can work together to assist a successful project.

  • Luca Sartoni: Why the Plumber Always Wins – How to Become a Better WordPress Professional

    Luca Sartoni: Why the Plumber Always Wins – How to Become a Better WordPress Professional

    WordCamp Sofia 2015Speaker: Luca Sartoni

    December 7, 2015 — You never discuss rates with a plumber. You never try to pay them in visibility. You would never let your 13 years old cousin fix your leaking pipes. But your clients do that all the times with you. My presentation analyses how a WordPress consultant can become a better marketer, a better professional, and more profitable leveraging what plumbers do every day.

  • Sarah Pressler: Grow Your Career With WordPress

    Sarah Pressler: Grow Your Career With WordPress

    WordCamp Portland 2015Speaker: Sarah Pressler

    November 22, 2015 — In this session we explore different professional skill sets that are utilized by freelancers, small agencies and large WordPress companies. With an emphasis on investing in the community at large, we will cover how to network your way to the top! (Or, at least …. how to grow your career in WordPress!)

  • Kronda Adair: Building A Life With WordPress

    Kronda Adair: Building A Life With WordPress

    WordCamp Portland 2015Speaker: Kronda Adair

    November 21, 2015 — Are you a WordPress freelancer who’s not quite living the dream you had in mind when you started? Are you working long hours making small sites for too little money? In the past year, I’ve studied with some of the most successful entrepreneurs both in and out of the WordPress ecosystem. I’ll share the cliff notes on everything I’ve learned that can help you transform your business and start doing higher value work for better clients to build the life you want. Come learn how to get off the freelance roller coaster by giving your customers what they need instead of just what they’re asking for.

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