One of the things I'm asked most often is, "Do I really need a contract?" And the answer: YES. 100% YES. Do not make a website without one! I don't care if you're working with a stranger, your best friend, or your grandma. You NEED a contract to protect yourself, and them, and keep your relationship from heading south. So it might be no surprise that the next question I hear all the time is, "Where do I find a contract I can use to sell my web design services?" Well, you're in … [Read more...] about 3 Resources for killer contracts!
To use a page builder, or not? Does using a page builder mean you’re not a “real” developer? Does it undermine the industry? Or does it make things easier for you and your clients and offer a great solution to the struggles many clients face when it comes to editing their websites? If you’ve been poking around my site lately, and you know how to look at the page code, you may have noticed something. You might have noticed that this latest incarnation of my website was actually built with … [Read more...] about Should you use a page builder for your web design projects?
Do you have the Squarespace Blues? You love the simplicity, but find the limitations frustrating? Or maybe you have the WordPress Blues instead? You want the power and flexibility, but worry about hosting and security? Either way, your problems are solved. StudioPress Sites are here! What are StudioPress Sites? Well, they sum it up pretty nicely themselves: WordPress made easy without sacrificing power or flexibility. It’s perfect for bloggers, podcasters, and affiliate marketers, as … [Read more...] about StudioPress Sites: WordPress made easy
Automating social media is kind of... not social. And I have mixed feelings about it. After all, if we're all just loading up queues and looping content, but not actually going on social media, then it's not very social is it? On the other hand, you can't possibly run a business and work with clients, if you're stuck on social media posting as often as you're "supposed" to post. You'd never get any actual work done. So here's how to automate your social media, while still staying … [Read more...] about How to automate your social media (without losing the social aspect)
You're doing too much. You know you are. You're juggling client work with admin tasks and wear twelve different hats every single day. You know you can automate things, but you're not quite sure how. Here are four things you can start automating in your business--today! Psst! This post contains affiliate links. I only share products/services I use and love myself. I do get a small commission if you click one of the links and make a purchase. See full terms … [Read more...] about 4 Things you should automate in your business
This past month has been all about pricing services and raising your rates! The Unstoppable Crew has been up to the challenge, and many crew members have adjusted their pricing and raised their rates. Have you? Check out these pricing resources for more help! How much money do you really need to make? - Do you know how much money you actually need to be making each month? If not, start here! How to price and package your web design services (ebook) - Learn the steps I take to price and … [Read more...] about Freelance pricing resources roundup