Author: Lee Blue

How To Become An Elite WordPress Freelancer

Why are most WordPress developers paid so little… and how are the elite WordPress freelancers making so much money?

I was really curious about this, so I spent some time digging in to see if it is even true. Are most WordPress freelancers _really_ getting the short end of the stick when it comes to what they earn compared to people who work with different technologies?

I dug into reports and surveys from Stack Overflow, WP Engine, and Upwork, as well as a variety of blog posts on the topic. It turns out, the answer is actually really interesting. Read more

How To Attract Your Ideal Clients With Your WordPress Website

When you’re creating your website, how do you decide what you should put on it? Usually, there are three categories of content. It’s common to see a portfolio of work or a list of notable clients. If you have client testimonials those usually get included. Then there’s the giant list of all the things you can do and the services you offer. But almost everyone leaves out the most important category of information. On the majority of websites I review there is one giant thing missing.

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The Unteachable WordPress Skill

There are a lot of things that go into making your WordPress business successful. Developing skills to build fast, stable, clean WordPress sites. Learning how to use ecommerce. Understanding various marketing strategies like sales funnels, email marketing, content marketing and SEO. But all of these things have one thing in common. Someone can teach them to you and you can learn them. There is one thing, however, that you can’t get through teaching and this is the thing that really makes all the difference. This is what draws the line between people running a successful WordPress business and people who never get off the ground and ultimately give up. Read more

The Best Place To Find New Clients For Your WordPress Business

Are you stressing out over where you’re going to find your next client? Have you ever been in the situation where you have more work than you know what to do with, so you’re working crazy hours? Then, finally, you reach the end and launch your client’s site. This is awesome because now you can collect that final payment. But wait… now what? You’ve been so busy working on that last project that you didn’t have any time to look for new clients. Now you don’t have any work. No income until you find – and actually land – a new project.

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Running Awesome Client Meetings

You landed a great new project and you’re beaming! You pour everything you’ve got into just crushing this site for your client. You love what you’ve created and it turned out even better than you were expecting. Now it’s time to review the site with your client. You can barely wait because you know they are going to just love what you’ve done. You’re pumped up to see the excited look on their face when you reveal your masterpiece.

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What Should Your Hourly Rate Be?

One of the most frequently asked questions you are going to get from your clients is, “What is your hourly rate?”

The way you answer this question is critical. This could be the thing that turns clients away or the thing that connects you with the clients you want and the projects you love working on.

Watch this video so you know how to handle this question without scaring your clients and blowing projects and, instead, start building powerful, successful relationships with your new clients.