From Freelancing

On WP-Tonic & Timelines of Success

I was recently interviewed on the joint podcast WP Tonic & Timelines of Success to talk about business and WordPress performance. I’m not the greatest interviewee. Interviewing is so new & unfamiliar, I tend to try to “survive” interviews more than “thrive”. Even so, I thought the questions were excellent and we covered some topics that are valuable …

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Why you shouldn’t moonlight long term

You’re considering going full-time as a freelancer. But it’s a little scary making the leap, isn’t it? So you come up with a plan: You’ll work after hours as a freelancer, building up clients and revenue so you can (someday) have enough income to take the plunge. In other words, you’ll be a “moonlighter” for a …

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How to Switch From Hourly to Weekly Billing

When I first heard about weekly billing, I was feeling crushed by the stress of juggling multiple hourly-billed projects. I knew I wanted to transition to weekly. But how? Why weekly? I’m not going to cover the differences in detail, but weekly billing beats hourly on nearly all fronts. A few reasons weekly billing is …

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90% Projects and WordPress

90% there. The site is always 90% there. It happens to all kinds of software projects. A well-meaning developer gets the bulk of the site done, and then comes the final 10%. The detail work. The edge cases. The home stretch. And many developers quit before they reach the finish line. That’s when I hear …

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