Manuela van Prooijen: How To Grow Your WordPress Business by Saying “No!” / WordPress ビジネスを成長させるための「No」と言う力

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  1. Pothi Kalimuthu

    Nice talk. Thank you!

    Btw, the link to the presentation slides ends up in a 404. Here’s the actual link… .


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October 3, 2017

Discover the power of turning down work in your WordPress business.

Many starting WordPress business owners underestimate how long it takes to build a strong foundation for their business. Often, out of desperation, they will take on any job, at any price, no questions asked. Ending up financially and emotionally drained. This is probably a reason why so many businesses close down in their first two years. Having experienced this myself the hard way, I discovered the power of the tiny word “No!”, the most powerful key we hold to end this rat race.

Saying “No!” is counterintuitive. And it is certainly is not an easy thing to do. But practicing to say “No!” can keep you from disliking your business and the people you do business with. The moment you stop saying ‘Yes” to every opportunity that arises, your WordPress business can grow bigger than you could have imagined.

The “No!” strategy is all about doing the work you are passionate about and are good at, and with the right clients. It really boils down to doing less of the work you dislike, isn’t profitable or does not fit your beliefs.

Learn to say “No!”
I feel the time is right to share some insights about why and how I learned to say no to certain work and clients. I will share my six step process that helped me grow my WordPress business over the years…

And remember: “If it’s not a hell yeah, it’s a no.”

WordPress でビジネスをしていく上で、依頼を断る力の大事さを理解しましょう。

WordPress サイトの開発やデザインを請け負っている企業のオーナーや個人の多くは、しっかりしたビジネスの基礎を築くためにかかる時間を過小評価しがちです。必死になるあまり、価格がどうであれどんな依頼でも疑問を持つことなく受け入れてしまうことも少なくありません。そういった場合、財政的にも、感情的にも、疲れ果ててしまいます。とても多くの企業やフリーランスで独立した人たちが2年以内に辞めてしまうのは、こういった理由からではないでしょうか。マヌエラは、自身も大変な思いをした経験から、「No」と言うことの重要性に気づきました。それは、厳しい競争を勝ち抜くためのキーとなるのです。




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