‘Freelance’ Videos

  • Erica Mays: Launch Your Freelance Career And Do It Right

    Erica Mays: Launch Your Freelance Career And Do It Right

    WordCamp Baltimore 2017Speaker: Erica Mays

    October 20, 2017 — Freelancing is never a bad idea. You can spend as much or as little time as you want, but still reap the benefits of extra cash, flexible hours, more satisfying work, and the feeling of your own independence. However much freelance work you want to do, you need to know about the business side, legal stuff, and how to find and keep clients. I’m also going to tell you how you can use a WordPress site to tailor what clients and work you get, how to fill your portfolio to get started, how to price your work, and how to avoid making mistakes no one warned me about. Find what makes your work unique and get paid for your value!

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  • Tiana Cameron: What I Learned From Making A WordPress Powered Extranet For My Freelance Biz

    Tiana Cameron: What I Learned From Making A WordPress Powered Extranet For My Freelance Biz

    WordCamp Seattle 2016Speaker: Tiana Cameron

    October 12, 2017 — One Sunday morning while reconciling my books during a slow cash flow month, I was shocked to realize that I was paying nearly $300 a month in subscriptions to run my freelancing gig! Things like invoicing, project management, contracts and growing – it was seriously getting out of control.

    Sure $7-$35 here and there was harmless, maybe even unnoticed most times. But after seeing all the subscriptions categorized (especially during a slow month) and knowing there’s over 40,000 plugins available in WordPress, I couldn’t help but wonder “What can WordPress replace?”

    And with that, I started a journey into creating (even though I didn’t realize at the time) an extranet that my clients and I both could use, all with the ultimate goal of reducing my monthly operating costs.

    This topic is about what I learned while creating my extranet and what monthly subscription services WordPress could totally replace, what it might be able to replace (depending on circumstances), what it should not replace and the unexpected benefits and head bumps I uncovered!

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  • Colin Dowling: How Do I  Sell While Being 100% Transparent!?

    Colin Dowling: How Do I Sell While Being 100% Transparent!?

    WordCamp Orange County 2017Speaker: Colin Dowling

    June 19, 2017 — WordCamp Orange County 2017 – Business Track
    HOST: Jeff Turner

  • Samantha McCoy : How do I collect money and make friends at the same time!?

    Samantha McCoy : How do I collect money and make friends at the same time!?

    WordCamp Orange County 2017Speaker: Samantha McCoy

    June 18, 2017 — WordCamp Orange County 2017 – Business Track
    HOST: Jeff Turner

  • Tim Sisson: Stop Saying No – Nurturing Client Relationships

    Tim Sisson: Stop Saying No – Nurturing Client Relationships

    WordCamp Portland ME 2017Speaker: Tim Sisson

    June 2, 2017 — As a freelance designer, we turn down business constantly. Most small business owners undervalue the work we do and have limited budgets. Every week, I found myself turning down those dreaded “I have $300. Can you build me a website?” kind of leads.

    Then, I realized I didn’t have to. With the right strategy and confidence in your work, you can make a living on $300 jobs. But more importantly, you can convert that customer you would’ve turned down into the customer you wanted, to begin with (and still do the fun custom work we really love to do).

    We’ll discuss strategies, contracts, residual income generation, and long-term customer-focused approaches to freelance web work. We’ll also chat about keeping yourself happy in the midst of working for yourself and why those leads you’ve been turning down can be a huge asset.

  • Nathan Ingram: Taming the Whirlwind

    Nathan Ingram: Taming the Whirlwind

    WordCamp Raleigh 2017Speaker: Nathan Ingram

    May 27, 2017 — In the life of most freelance business owners, there is an ongoing battle between strategy and execution. We struggle with trying to improve our business with better systems and processes in the middle of the chaos of daily activity. This talk offers a simple strategy that you can implement to move your business forward in the middle of the whirlwind.

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  • Benoit Mercusot : Freelance WordPress - quelle offre et quel business model en 2017 ?

    Benoit Mercusot : Freelance WordPress – quelle offre et quel business model en 2017 ?

    WordCamp Bordeaux 2017Speaker: Benoit Mercusot

    May 16, 2017 — Le statut de Freelance n’est pas nécessairement synonyme de précarité. L’objectif de la conférence est de démontrer qu’il est même tout à fait possible de cumuler revenu (très) confortable, temps de travail raisonnable et épanouissement personnel et professionnel ! Notamment en essayant de répondre aux questions qui reviennent le plus souvent :

    Comment déterminer le prix de ses prestations ?
    Bon ou mauvais projet, comment se déterminer ?
    Comment engager ses clients sur le long terme ?
    Comment développer des revenus récurrents ?
    Comment créer de la valeur et pouvoir un jour se reconvertir ?

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  • Tim Sisson: Stop Saying No - Learning to Nurture Clients

    Tim Sisson: Stop Saying No – Learning to Nurture Clients

    WordCamp Seattle 2016Speaker: Tim Sisson

    May 13, 2017 — As a freelance designer, we turn down business constantly. Most small business owners undervalue the work we do and have limited budgets. Every week, I found myself turning down those dreaded “I have $300. Can you build me a website?” kind of leads.

    Then, I realized I didn’t have to. With the right strategy and confidence in your work, you can make a living on $300 jobs. But more importantly, you can convert that customer you would’ve turned down into the customer you wanted, to begin with (and still do the fun custom work we really love to do).

    We’ll discuss strategies, contracts, residual income generation, and long-term customer-focused approaches to freelance web work. We’ll also chat about keeping yourself happy in the midst of working for yourself and why those leads you’ve been turning down can be a huge asset.

  • Renzo Bassi: Perché usiamo WordPress?

    Renzo Bassi: Perché usiamo WordPress?

    WordCamp Torino 2017Speaker: Renzo Bassi

    April 13, 2017 — Una guida semiseria per tutti i freelancer, gli account e gli sviluppatori che come me lavorano in agenzie e devono quotidianamente spiegare ai clienti perché si è deciso di usare WordPress per i loro siti.

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  • Gianmario Deriu: Freelancitude

    Gianmario Deriu: Freelancitude

    WordPress Meetup TorinoSpeaker: Gianmario Deriu

    February 1, 2017 — Il coraggio di ributtarsi da un indeterminato nel mondo dei Freelance.