‘Freelancing’ Videos

  • Piero Tagliapietra: Mysterious Ways

    WordCamp Italy (Italia) 2021Speaker: Piero Tagliapietra

    November 6, 2021 — Quando lavoriamo, molto spesso passiamo da un contratto, ma cosa stiamo facendo? A cosa serve da un punto di vista teorico?

    Parleremo delle tipologie di contratto non tanto da un punto di vista legale, ma analizzando il modo in cui possiamo gestire i rischi e il nostro lavoro oscillando tra gli estremi e cercando di trovare il nostro equilibrio.

    Vedremo quindi quali sono i pro e i contro delle forme principali (come Corpo e T/M) e di alcune forme intermedie riflettendo su quale potrebbe essere la soluzione giusta per noi.

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  • Cheng-Ting Tsai: WordPress 接案交戰守則 / WordPress Freelancing Guide

    WordCamp Taipei (台北) 2019Speaker: Cheng-Ting Tsai

    June 9, 2020 — 對象是學習 WordPress 一段時間後想接案的朋友, 演講內容包含:

    成案前的系統規格書、合約書、報價單製作 。
    製作期間常遇到的問題:業主想增加、修改功能..等,該如何應對 。
    結案後如何驗收、規劃保固與年度維護費 。
    接案另外需要會的技能:主機、Domain、DNS 設定與第三方工具。

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  • A Personal Story: Joining the WordPress Community

    WordCamp Orlando 2017Speaker: Sam Smith

    January 13, 2020 — November 9th, 2017 – There are many people that are curious about making a career with WordPress, but don’t know where to begin. It can be difficult and overwhelming to try and make sense of all the information that is out there.

    Sam went from being a Firefighter/Paramedic to being a self-taught website developer and digital marketer. He is working part-time at a web design agency, and on his way to a career with WordPress. He is going to tell his story and provide a guide for those interested in using WordPress to make a living.

  • Rene Morozowich: Freelancer Finances 101

    WordCamp Jackson 2019Speaker: Rene Morozowich

    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.

  • Linda Gunn: How to Scale: From Solopreneur to WP Agency Owner

    WordCamp Long Beach 2019Speaker: Linda Gunn

    November 13, 2019 — This talk is aimed at freelancing WordPress professionals and small WordPress agencies who want to grow their business into something bigger than a one-man band. Linda Gunn shares her story and lessons she’s learned over the decades – focusing on hiring staff, managing stress and creating processes to set yourself up for success as a scalable WordPress agency.

    Linda began her company in her living room in the 1980s, as a single mother who needed to find a way to take care of her children. Now, her WordPress agency has 35 full-time employees working out of a beautiful two-story office in North Long Beach.

  • Prince Kumar: Getting Into Freelancing: Challenges & Opportunities

    WordCamp Nagpur 2019Speaker: Prince Kumar

    September 19, 2019 — Freelancing is something many people wish to do. But a lot of them fails or fear to enter. In this session, Prince shared about the challenges he faced while getting into Freelancing. How he handled them & opportunities he finds to keep to continue his journey.

  • Michael R. Hunter: How to Build An Agency – From Freelancer to Business Owner

    WordCamp Vancouver 2018Speaker: Michael R. Hunter

    August 11, 2019 — Building an agency is tough. But, it’s even harder when you’re doing it the wrong way. Just like anything in life, there’s a right way and a wrong way to do build an agency. This session will talk about how to move from the do-it-all yourself, stressful life of a freelancer, to building an agency that can easily generate multiple 6-figures and above.

  • Jonathan Bossenger: Freelancing Lighting Talks: Don’t Panic – A developers guide to freelancing

    WordCamp Johannesburg 2018Speaker: Jonathan Bossenger

    April 12, 2019 — As the world becomes more interconnected, there are multple opportunities for freelance developers. You may be thinking that striking out on your own is easy. The truth is that there are a number of factors to be aware of, and the modern freelance developer needs to be prepared in order to succeed.

    Starting 2016 I left the world of employment to become a full time freelancer. I was fortunate in I had another source of income, but as a husband and father of two, with all the usual bills to pay, I was not prepared for the effect working for myself would have on my mental state, my health or my family.

    Towards the end of 2016 I joined Codeable, a freelancing platform for WordPress. Where Codeable was different from all other platforms was that it held quality and customer service/communication as the most important factors of freelance development. Since joining Codeable I was able to turn my work situation around such that I now earn 3x as much as I did when I left employment and I am in the favourable position of being able to turn work away.

    While Codeable had a big part in bringing me leads to quality work, it was the lessons I’ve learned since joining Codeable about being a successfull freelancer that are the focus of this topic. Being a part of the Codeable community means I have learned so much from other experienced freelancers about things like work/life balance, how to communicate with clients pre hire, how to prevent scope creep and how to manage time and projects on my own.

    My talk will be split into two parts, The first will be around the 1st year of my time as a freelancer, scrounging for whatever work came my way because I wasnt in a position to say no, essentially all the things I was doing wrong. The second will be around my second year, when I learned from Codeable, and other Codeable developers, and how these lessons lead me to where I am today.

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  • Arvind Singh: Freelancing/Agency Lighting Talks: Working with full freedom; working remotely

    WordCamp Johannesburg 2018Speaker: Arvind Singh

    April 12, 2019 — Going to the office at 9 and coming back at 5 daily is not my cup of tea. Also, I am a student so I can’t afford to miss my classes on a daily basis. So what I do is that I work remotely with companies.
    In my walk-through, I will be covering topics like How we communicate in remote companies, what tools we use, the joy of working at your own ease. I would also love to include how I travel around the globe and work remotely.
    Through my walk-through, I want to help people to connect to remote companies and earn without sacrificing whatever they are doing full time.

  • Cindy Cullen: Code on the Road – Freelancing WordPress from an RV

    WordCamp Birmingham 2018Speaker: Cindy Cullen

    January 4, 2019 — The freelance world can be an exciting life of waking up unemployed every morning, having a different view every week, and finding interesting clients.

    When freedom is important, WordPress can allow you to live the life of your dreams with some of the best clients in the world. We will talk about the ups and downs of life on the road, finding clients, mixing fun, travel and code, how we get paid on the road, how we stay connected to the internet, and much more.