‘self-employed’ Videos

  • Daniel Casserly: Agile Development for the Self Employed

    WordCamp Edinburgh 2017Speaker: Daniel Casserly

    March 28, 2019 — As a self-employed website designer often we work on our own with direct contact with our clients. This gives us a great opportunity to use the principles of agile development to make sure that we are able to offer the customer exactly what they want without succumbing to feature creep.

    WordPress offers ways of making this easier with it’s easy setup and stacks of community – we can get a MVP out to clients quicker than ever and then iteratively develop the final website with feedback from the client.

    This talk discusses how we can do this, what pitfalls there might be and why agile is not just for large powerhouse companies but also for the self-employed.

  • Elizabeth Pampalone: How to stay Self Employed during the apocalypse

    WordCamp Jacksonville 2018Speaker: Elizabeth Pampalone

    July 31, 2018 — Whether you have just started, or if you have been around a while, pricing, contracts and proposals can be a pain in your … brain? Thing is, they are WAY less complicated than in the past. Elizabeth will take you into her pricing evolution over the past decade and share some of her stories of staying self employed through the most recent economic down self-employed. She shares her contract and proposal and the tools she uses to get it to the client within 30 min of a consult.

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  • Anna WIckham: How to Start a Business While Traveling the World

    WordCamp Dallas / Fort Worth 2016Speaker: Anna Wickham

    October 27, 2016 — In 2014, I sold everything I owned and left with 2 bags to travel the world indefinitely while I started and grew a business. 14 months of traveling took me to 7 different countries while I grew a business from 1 to 4 team members and increased revenue from 0 in 2014 to six figures in 2016. I’d like to share what I learned on my journey and what others should consider who might be interested in doing the same thing.
    You’ll learn:
    How to turn your location-based business into a location independent business so you can work from anywhere.
    How to turn your marketing skills into a profitable business
    The number one skill you can cultivate that will help you start a business and live the life of your dreams.

  • David Laietta: Self Employed Through WordPress

    WordCamp Atlanta 2016Speaker: David Laietta

    April 23, 2016 — Do you want to learn how to work better on the web? We’re going to chat about ways that you can improve your workflow, automate some common tasks, and offload the things that you don’t want to do to focus on the parts of working for yourself that you chose in the first place!

    I’ve done web development since high school, and have run a web development company for the past seven years. A majority of that time was solely self-employed, but I’ve also worked for others, worked in teams, hired contractors, and worked as a contractor. There are pros and cons to each of these situations, and I’m here to discuss my experiences, as well as how to get the best out of these situations.

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  • Izabela Karkocha: 5 dobrych rad dla freelancera

    WordCamp Krakow 2015Speaker: Izabela Karkocha

    January 22, 2016 — Jak zdobyć wartościowych klientów? Jak sprawić by zostali z tobą na dłużej? Co zrobić, aby polecali cię innym? Na co należy uważać przy wspólpracy z dużymi klientami?

    Poznaj kilka dobrych wskazówek, zebranych na bazie mojego doświadczenia.

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