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Project Management Tools for WordPress to Help You Stay on Track

It takes more than a cup of coffee and a monitor covered in sticky notes to organize a WordPress project. Whether you’re building a client website, launching a new plugin or running a SaaS, the success of your project depends on your organizational skills. And if your organizational skills are somewhat lacking – or even if they’re not – it’s worth investing in a project management tool. So what is a project management tool? Basically, it’s a …

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Top 30 Expenses You Can Expect When Launching a WordPress Business

As WordPress gains more and more of the global CMS market share, there are a lot of opportunities to help businesses establish a strong digital presence with it. Needless to say, launching a WordPress business in this environment is a smart move. That said, no matter how slow of a start you have with your WordPress business, there are costs everyone has to contend with. Before launching your new WordPress business, it’s important to wrap …

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The Essential Gear Matt Mullenweg and Other WordPress Pros Use

As a freelance WordPress developer, you’re probably responsible for handling, well, everything for your business. Once you’re in a position where you can scale and outsource some responsibilities to others, it’s important to have the right tools, equipment, and setup in place to ensure that you’re working as efficiently and in as streamlined a manner as possible. Whether your business is brand new or you’re trying to bring more order and organization to it, you …

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Why It’s Time to Protect Your WordPress Business with a Contract

Any business transaction you make should have a contract attached to it. And, if you should happen to encounter clients who aren’t “comfortable” with the terms of the contract, well then… Danger, Will Robinson. It doesn’t matter what the price tag is for each project or individual task you take on with a new client. What matters is that losses that result from unpaid bills can quickly stack up if you don’t have the right …

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24 Ways to Diversify Your Income as a WordPress Professional

It’s a question we all need to ask ourselves at some point: “How do I diversify my income?” It’s not like you can’t make a great living from designing WordPress websites. It’s just that that kind of work takes a lot of work. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have your revenue stream strictly dependent on how many hours you work in a day or how many new clients you can sign in a year? …

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39 Must-Have WordPress Development Tools

WordPress isn’t just for blogging. It’s a full-fledged CMS and undoubtedly a strong platform for developers. But the world of related trends and tools can be exhaustive when you just need a solid solution real fast. Given the fact that WordPress is used by millions of people, it’s only natural many use it to make a living, too. From plugin and theme developers to those in technical support, the number of users rises every day. …

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Tips for Managing Multiple Websites for Multiple Clients

If you’re running a WordPress business, you’ll probably be managing a number of websites for more than one client. I host a bunch of websites for a wide variety of clients, from single page sites establishing the presence of a business that doesn’t need to market itself online (yes, those genuinely exist) to large e-commerce sites and active blogs. The sites I manage include those that I’ve created from scratch for my clients using bespoke …

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23-Step Checklist for Scaling Your WordPress Business

If you’re looking for a long-term future in web development, WordPress is the perfect tool to do it. While the content management system itself is free to use, opportunities abound for professionals like yourself to make real money off of it. As a WordPress developer, there are a number of paths you might consider taking your business down: You could sustain your business on random one-off web development projects. You could work as the dedicated …

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How to Take Full Advantage of WordPress Automation

Automation can be a scary word for some, especially when a business relies on being able to make a personal connection with clients or customers. When it comes to working in WordPress, however, we understand that automation is a good thing (up to a certain point anyway). While we obviously don’t want a bot writing a bunch of gobbledygook for our blogs, we do want to streamline our workflows when it makes sense to do …

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Charge What You’re Worth: A Guide to Increasing Freelance Rates

What is your first thought when a spouse, friend, or someone else close to you suggests going on vacation? Is it, “Yes! Let’s do it!” Or is it more like, “Ehhhh… How much will this cost me?” In a recent survey, freelancers were asked to fill in the blank: “Compared to a job with a traditional employer, freelancing makes me feel…”. The resulting word cloud makes it seem as though the majority of freelancers are …

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