Building a portfolio is a waste of time, sweat, and money because you don't have to have a portfolio to sell high-value WordPress sites to your clients. In this training session, we're talking about why you don't need a portfolio and what you should be doing to attract your ideal clients. This one is all about working smarter, not harder. Read more
Have you tried getting your clients on a monthly care plan for their WordPress site? If so, you're probably finding that it's becoming increasingly difficult to get clients to agree to these plans. You, being skilled and knowledgeable about WordPress know how critical it is to keep plugins and WordPress itself up to date with the latest security patches and updates but it is becoming harder and harder to communicate the value of this to clients. Let's talk about why that is and how you can get clients on high-value monthly retainers by offering a care plan that shows you really do care. Hint: It's not about plugin updates.Read more
I spend a lot of my time working with WordPress freelancers and consultants. Most of the time, they charge about $25/hour. They could – and should – triple their rates. But, you can't just raise your prices. You have to fundamentally shift how you view yourself, your clients, and the value of what you deliver.
In the last month alone, I've spent over 50 hours speaking individually with WordPress freelancers about the challenges they are facing in their business. The #1 problem everyone wants to talk about is not being able to land new clients. This is the reason why everyone is having trouble landing new clients. Read more
The answer to this question is the difference between fighting for $194 projects on Upwork and winning long-term relationships with high-value clients paying you the prices you are really worth. If you're trying to build your business on WordPress and you're not getting the growth and results you need, you should absolutely check this out!
Here is an exact quote from a comment on one of my Facebook posts about WordPress development and freelancing.
Been in the business 20 years. WordPress has always attracted the low end client. When a client comes to us saying “We want to use WordPress” it's coded language for “We have no money and we know WP is cheap”.
Is this true? Does WordPress only attract cheap clients? Or, is RIGHT NOW the best time ever to be a WordPress freelancer?
I've been working with WordPress for over 10 years and I've seen the world of WordPress freelancing go through three different phases. As time moves on, the things that used to be effective and profitable have become either obsolete or wildly unprofitable. The good news is, that the new wave of WordPress freelancing is the most profitable and the most rewarding of all. Do you need to upgrade to WordPress Freelancing 3.0?Read more