Freelancers

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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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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Dare to run a WordPress support business like WP Buffs? – WordPress Website Design Article

Authenticity and that digital handshake is such a hard formula for companies to get right these days. All too often I see content or marketing campaigns treated as, well, campaigns. When a business loses their original story in their messaging or the values they once held close with customers, the decline of authenticity begins. I want to engage with content that I know is published out of purpose, not just routine. Even though he time boxed me into oblivion (listen…

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I asked Troy Dean if he was doing this for the money. The answer will shock you. – WordPress Website Design Article

In this episode, Matt Medeiros follows up with Troy Dean to discuss what he is doing with his business in 2018. They cover the online and education space. Matt and Troy talk about advanced education in the United States, online education, and online marketing. Troy is the founder of WPElevation and RockStar Empires. Listen to the episode I asked Troy Dean if he was doing this for the money. The…

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Michelle Schulp on running an independent business – WordPress Website Design Article

In this episode, Matt Medeiros wraps up the season interviewing Michelle Schulp from Marktime Media In Minneapolis. Michelle is an independent designer and front-end developer who works with many agencies and other freelancers. Michelle’s background is in design and she is well known as a WordCamp Speaker. She loves teaching design and sharing her knowledge with the WordPress Community. Michelle also is the Director of Technology at AIGA Minnesota. Listen…

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Productized & niche business owners sound off on the changes of WordPress – WordPress Website Design Article

This is the first roundtable of Season 8 where Matt Medeiros, Jason Resnick, Sara Dunn, and Nathan Allotey discuss the changes in the WordPress community. Each business owner talks about the challenges over the past year and how they have specialized in a niche or WordPress service. Listen to this episode: Productized & niche business owners sound off on the changes of WordPress &nbsp Watch this episode: What you will learn in this Episode: Many WordPress freelancers and agency owners… This…

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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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How WordPress business owners measure success in life and business – WordPress Website Design Article

Matt Medeiros continues Season 8 with this interview discussing changes in the WordPress community.  Liam Dempsey and Tara Claeys are running WordPress businesses, they are consultants and produce a Podcast together called Hallway Chats. Listen to this episode: How WordPress business owners measure success in life and business &nbsp Liam Dempsey runs a WordPress agency called lbdesign. He and Tara Claeys started the Podcast called Hallway Chats for the WordPress community and share how… This is only a snippet of…

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Paul Jarvis Company of One – WordPress Website Design Article

We’re back with another amazing episode of The Matt Report! Paul Jarvis, the author of Company of One and creator of Fathom Analytics & WPComplete, joins me to talk about his new journey of publishing a “real” book. I mean, he’s published e-books before but surely this is *more* real because it’s printed on trees and he has an agent now — right? 🙂 I’ve long been fascinated by the…

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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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Mental Health with Dan Maby of WP&UP – WordPress Website Design Article

Matt Medeiros starts 2019 and the second part of Season 8 with his interview with Dan Maby. Dan is a self-described wearer of many hats and is the director of Blue 37, a digital agency based in London. He recently founded a new community called WP&UP that supports and promotes positive mental health within the WordPress community. Through Dan’s agency Blue 37, he helps WordPress users move forward with their business. In addition to ALL of that, Dan is the Lead…

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