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Opinions & podcasts in a WordPress business – WordPress Website Design Article

Opinions & podcasts in a WordPress business &nbsp I’m delighted to interview longtime WordPress podcaster and friend of the show, Jonathan Denwood of WP-Tonic fame. I admire Jonathan’s approach to doing business, that of becoming a story teller (or broadcaster) to hold an engaged audience. There’s no other sorcery or growth hacks involved, just good old fashioned digital boots on the ground. These days, you can either spend dollars or sweat equity to grow your business, but one thing is…

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The Best Printing Services For Your Freelance Business and Clients – Website Design Article

Whether you are a freelance web designer, developer or any other type of business, you will need printing services to promote, publicize, and communicate your brand. Business cards, stationery, stickers, brochures, and flyers are just some of the items businesses need printed, and when you’re looking for printing services it can be difficult to find a place that provides creative and unique solutions. Until now. In this post we’ll look at a printing company that will help your business of…

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How to Draft a Design Brief for Successful Projects – Website Design Article

DesignPaula Borowska • February 03, 2020 • 7 minutes READ A design brief is a document that helps a designer and client align on project expectations; this makes the project much easier to manage as it’s being worked on. The brief identifies critical pieces of information, such as scope, that set the right expectation on what the specific project is meant to accomplish, how it will be worked on, and so on. There are numerous benefits to using a…

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How to Give Your Web Design Clients What They Really Need – Website Design Article

The more time you spend working as a web designer, the more you start to realize that this industry is about way more than just design. For example, you might spend a significant amount of time dealing with clients. While you might consider that to be in the realm of sales or customer support, I’d argue that it’s also a bit of psychology as well. So much of what we do really comes down to bringing out what clients need,…

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Ways to Improve Communication with Your Clients – Website Design Article

Communication may just be the most overlooked ingredient in building a great website. I’d argue that it’s just as important as awesome design and development skills. Without it, the final product is going to suffer. The site may look nice enough, but is it on target with regards to branding and messaging? Will the functionality match up with your client’s intended goals? Despite its importance, communication is also one of the hardest skills to learn. In addition, it’s a two-way…

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Pricing WordPress projects – WordPress Website Design Article

Pricing WordPress projects &nbsp The art of pricing your WordPress freelance projects is forever in motion. I guess that’s why it’s an art, you spend months crafting a new pitch or approach, and when seasons change, you start from a new blank canvas. Continuously unearthing new ways to position yourself and your projects to the right set of customers. In this Matt Report exclusive, I’ve invited Keith Devon of the PricingWP podcast to publish his episode with Elliot Taylor founder…

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Centralising All Communication – iBrain – WordPress Website Design Article

One of the things I have been working on, as my agency grows, is centralising all communication into one place. Information needs to be shared and passed between team members, so it is crucial to have all that information in one place. In this post I want to talk about the tools and techniques we use at WP Dude to mange our client projects and maintenance communication from one place. Private Silos Before I made these changes, communication was going…

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Centralising All Communication – iBrain – WordPress Website Design Article

One of the things I have been working on, as my agency grows, is centralising all communication into one place. Information needs to be shared and passed between team members, so it is crucial to have all that information in one place. In this post I want to talk about the tools and techniques we use at WP Dude to mange our client projects and maintenance communication from one place. Private Silos Before I made these changes, communication was going…

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Course creators, product makers, and community builders — oh my! – WordPress Website Design Article

Matt continues with Season 8 with the second roundtable episode talking to Jennifer Bourn, Davinder Singh Kainth and Chris Badgett. This panel represents the thought leaders in the WordPress community and they have been working in the WordPress space for a long time by adapting to the changes in WordPress that are impacting their businesses. They finish the episode with projections of WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Listen to this episode: Course creators, product makers, and community builders — oh… This is only…

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Finding opportunity while WordPress is changing – WordPress Website Design Article

Matt Medeiros continues Season 8 with the third roundtable episode talking to Naomi Bush, Brad Williams, and Rebecca Gill. Matt discusses a recent podcast with Matt Mullenweg and Kara Swisher where he says that he is staying with WordPress for the rest of his life. WordPress powers 31% of the Internet and this panel discusses how there are still so many options for people needing consulting advice and support in the WordPress space. Listen to this episode: Finding opportunity while WordPress…

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Avoiding Burnout: The Working After Hours Rulebook – Website Design Article

We’ve all been there. Those situations where there is too much to do and not enough time to get it done. It’s a common problem in just about all fields, but it seems especially so for freelancers. Because, when you’re working solo, everything rests on your shoulders. Therefore, the temptation to work after normal business hours is strong. And while it can result in making some serious progress on your workload, it can also stress you out. Working when seemingly…

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Why exiting solopreneurship is the right move – WordPress Website Design Article

Matt Medeiros continues Season 8 with the roundtable format asking the question is there change in the WordPress ecosystem?  John Turner and Phil Derksen are the special guests that share what significant changes they have made in their careers and what they see in the  WordPress ecosystem. Listen to this episode: Why exiting solopreneurship is the right move &nbsp John Turner joined Awesome Motive through their customer accelerator portal to help his company grow. Syed Balkhi, Awesome… This is only…

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Beaver Builder in a Gutenberg world – WordPress Website Design Article

Matt Medeiros finishes Season 8 with this interview of Robby Mccullough, who is a co-founder of the Beaver Builder page builder and is from the Bay area. Matt and Robby discuss how the Gutenberg release in WordPress 5.0  may impact Beaver Builder,  whether Automattic could have looked at purchasing Beaver Builder, and how a small business owner deals with the ups and downs of running and growing a  remote business. Listen to the end of the episode to find out…

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8 Top Tips for Becoming a Web Developer – Media 2 Work – Website Design Article

If you’re interested in becoming a web developer, you’ve come to the right place: we’ve put together our top tips for anyone looking to start a career in this exciting field. For the sake of clarity, we’ll assume that you’re a complete beginner to the world of web development. As I’m sure you know, the journey to becoming a really good developer takes some serious time and effort. You’ll need to put in the hours and be ready to make…

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