January 22, 2019 — With almost 20 years experience working with both professional services and product clients, while building and managing development teams, Pat is a veteran WordPress community subject matter expert. Drawing from lessons learned and experience working with all sizes of organizations and clients, Pat’s goal is to discuss how to successfully work with clients and increase Lifetime Total Value in executing your service or product.
June 11, 2018 — Let me start by saying that 99% of Freelancers aren’t bad, but they could very likely be a bad fit for you and your project. Have you found someone through an acquaintance or even a family member who knows someone that “does WordPress”? Great! You should most definitely talk to this wonderful recommendation but more importantly you should be equipped with the tools to find out if they’re the person for the job. Save money, time, and stress by following my advice.
February 20, 2018 — “Slowly going into debt? Not taking a salary? Managing that thin line of business and personal finances is a very big elephant in the room for many entrepreneurs. Budgetologist, Phylecia Jones draws from her own journey of managing money, and from the many obstacles she has witnessed with business owners, to address the 7 core principles it takes to stop sucking at budgeting! Phylecia breakdowns the phases it takes to have a big wake up call with money management and delivers a powerful, but simple, immediate action plan to get you started with budgeting and becoming the CFO your business needs right now!
This workshop is based on training Phylecia does for a program called Budget School (budgetschool.co). The 7 core principles covered are:
1. Understanding your purpose
2. Giving yourself a salary
3. Charging enough
4. Evaluating business expenses
5. Knowing your TRUE breakeven number
6. Creating a system to manage your money
7. Jumpstarting a budget!
December 19, 2017 — What it’s like to work for the worst boss in the whole world – your self?
In this talk Tomislav will speak about personal growth while managing two parallel and completely opposite careers. Goal of this talk is to help people decide if freelancing is for them, and how help them with clear instructions on how to be a good one. He’ll draw from his own experience and tell all about the good and the bad, moments of being broke, sleepless and away from family and friends for weeks + a bunch of stuff in between and in the end – is it all worth it?
September 6, 2017 — Ciprian Gavriliu is a Product Designer, occasional blogger and aspiring writer. He has an broad experience working with important clients worldwide like Inbound.org, HubSpot, Neil Patel and Sujan Patel. Ciprian will share important findings about selecting a good client niche, building a personal brand and working with big clients. Pretty sure there are many of you looking to improve their entrepreneurial skills and in this WordCamp session, you will get some great, to-the-point, advice.
August 10, 2017 — pend time talking with a group of freelancers and the conversation will inevitably include someone’s unfortunate experience with a terrible client. Most freelancers have a story or two (or eight). While bad clients can’t be completely avoided, there are strategic steps any freelancer can take to contain the impact of a bad client. In this session, Nathan will explain the how to create a system that preserves workflow and keeps problem clients in check.
March 17, 2017 — If you have ever had a client pick out a random theme, and asked you to build it out- then you spent 2 days learning how it worked- then this is for you. Don’t spend all your time learning new wheels- get a framework and learn it inside and out.
Frameworks are going to be your best friend- there are several out there, I will talk about my top four faves- and the pros and cons of each. And, there are so many snippet resources out there- (of which I will share a ton) implementation will be your best teacher.
The Bonus? Build sites in 2 days, not 2 weeks. “Not because it is easy, but because you are GOOD at IT!”
February 8, 2017 — Tools, tips, and strategies for entrepreneurs and freelancers to organize your workflow when you can work any time from anywhere.
December 2, 2016 — If you have ever had a client pick out a random theme, and asked you to build it out- then you spent 2 days learning how it worked- then this is for you. Don’t spend all your time learning new wheels- get a framework and learn it inside and out. Frameworks are going to be your best friend- there are several out there, I will talk about my top four faves- and the pros and cons of each. And, there are so many snippet resources out there- implementation will be your best teacher. The Bonus? Build sites in 2 days, not 2 weeks.
November 21, 2016 — The pitch and proposal process can be overwhelming and time consuming for small businesses and freelancers. Learn how to improve your proposals, reduce the time it takes to create them and stop pitching for projects that won’t benefit you.