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
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.
Lately, I’ve been hearing WordPress freelancers say that their business is slowing down and that it’s harder now than it used to be to find clients. And, the clients they do find are not willing to pay as much as they were before. So, what’s the deal? Is the WordPress economy really shrinking? If so, what does that mean and what can you do about it? Read more
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
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.
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.
I need to clear up some confusion. Previously, I had said that the way you break free from low-paying WordPress projects is to stop selling websites and start selling you. I didn’t just mean change the way you talk about your work. I meant that you have to bring both the skills and the vision to the table when you’re meeting with your clients. It’s not about changing how you talk about what you can do, it’s about fundamentally transforming the way you think about yourself, your skills, and your clients. This is the key to unlocking your true potential. And, if you can do this, everybody wins. Your clients win, your clients’ customers win, and you win!
If you know anybody who is trying to run a WordPress business, please share this with them because what we talk about in this video can really change your entire business… It can actually change your life.