December 27, 2019 — Calling all freelancers! Whether you focus on design, development, content creation or marketing, there’s more to freelancing than just being good at your trade. In order to be able to service your clients, you have to keep YOUR business running and that means getting those finances in order. We’ll talk about the basics (fixed vs. hourly, time tracking, invoicing and profit to name a few) as well as more advanced topics (like IRAs and planning beyond this month). There will be spreadsheets.
August 4, 2019 — Feeling overwhelmed as a freelancer? We all want to be as productive as possible each day. Learn some practical solutions for freelancers to maximize productivity while lower your stress level. We will talk about some tools and techniques to streamline your workflow.
Takeaways: List of Tools, Techniques, and Resources
April 12, 2019 — A panel discussion on the different types of WordPress agencies/businesses including WordPress products, SaaS services, working as prof freelancer for example Codeable and other ways of delivering services.
March 18, 2019 — Kandarp will share the step by step strategies required in the transition from being a freelancer to creating your dream agency for all those who have an entrepreneurial bug within.
His session will guide us to actionable tips on:
The required critical support system
The right time to shift from freelance to a creative agency.
January 24, 2019 — “There is no one “right way” to build an Agency. There is only the solution that works best for you!
This talk will explore the pitfalls and growing pains that come with the transition from Freelancer to Agency owner. From not knowing how long tasks really takes to the unexpected expense of management tools and lost billable hours. It will also share both online & online resources as there is great power in learning from those that have gone before.
Views will learn that there are a vary ways to grow your team from US based to oversees; contractor to employee to strategic partner. The possibilities are endless. They will leave this talk inspired with the knowledge that they can grow their business their way!”
January 19, 2019 — Quality Assurance is an important part of building a WordPress site, but it can be hard to find time to do a thorough QA review when you’re a freelancer or work in a small team. Maybe you have a pre-launch QA checklist that seems to be good enough for most projects most of the time … as long as it is followed. When lots of bugs and design flaws make their way to production, oh well. That’s what a warranty is for, right?
January 18, 2019 — How to be a successful WordPress freelancer or agency owner while living a full life. In our fast pace world it can sometimes be difficult to have it all, but unlike popular believe it’s definitely doable.
January 4, 2019 — Working for yourself is hard. Knowing the right answer is fleeting. So I invite you to learn from my many many mistakes I have made over the course of 10+ years working for myself.
June 11, 2018 — Get ready to dive into the most important legal issues freelancers should know. We’ll cover:
1 – What you should know about starting and running an LLC
2 – How to report and pay taxes
3 – How to protect your intellectual property and best practices for dealing with IP with your clients
4 – How to hire and manage employees and subcontractors; and (5) A primer on how to use contracts to improve your freelance business.
There will also be plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions!
May 31, 2018 — In this presentation, I will go over what it takes to not just survive as a WordPress freelancer but hopefully thrive as well. I will provide useful tools, links, and info on how to find work, where to look for inspiration, mental health, and work/life balance as a freelancer.