267 – Where’s the next client coming from? – Series 1 / Episode 6

Where’s the next client coming from? - Series 1 / Episode 6 - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #267

To stay in business, you need to keep working. That usually means more clients. But where does this never ending conveyor belt of clients come from? What can you do to avoid gaps in your work roster? There’s no magic bullet, and likely there’s disappointment along the way. But you’ll get into a pattern of gaining work at some point, but it’s good to discuss some of the things that we’ve tried before. Find out what they might be in the Podcast today…

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265 – Have we set the right expectation? – Series 1 / Episode 5

Have we set the right expectation? - Series 1 / Episode 5 - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #265

Welcome to another in our Business Bootcamp series. It’s the series where we relearn everything we know about building WordPress sites, and running a web design business from start to finish. Presently, we are on Season 1 (where we look at what needs to happen) before the build. Have we set the right expectation? Nathan and David are taking different routes to get our invented businesses going and our client’s website up. In this episode we tackle how you might get your client expectations set up, and what those expectations might be. This includes things like what points typically cause friction in a web project, how can we effectively gather content, what channels of communication are we going to use, how will we handle revisions, and the worst of them all… clients just ghosting us. It’s an interesting chat and we cover a lot of ground. Go check out the podcast.

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263 – Agreements / contracts and payments – Series 1 / Episode 4

Agreements / contract and payment - Series 1 / Episode 4 - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #263

Welcome to another in our Business Bootcamp series. It’s the series where we relearn everything we know about building WordPress sites, and running a web design business from start to finish. Today we’re thinking about the legal side of things… agreements / contracts and payments. How would you handle this as someone new to the industry. Do you even need a contract? Perhaps you’re starting out and making a website for a friend, in which case the situation might be different, but do you owe it to yourself to protect you and your business from things which might go wrong… late payment / no payment, absent client who never returns your calls, a client who is simply unreasonable in their expectations of your time. It’s really only after you’ve been doing this for a while that you might start to realise that some form of legal protection is a good idea, but where do you go to get that? You could try a lawyer, but that might be expensive. You could make something up, but that might not really protect you. You could download something from the internet, but that might not cover all the things that you need covering. So many things! Fins out what we’ve done in the past, the mistakes that we’ve made and where you might find some useful resources. Go check out the podcast…

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259 – How do we know what to charge? WordPress Business Bootcamp – Series 1 / Episode 2

How do we know what to charge? WordPress Business Bootcamp - Series 1 / Episode 2 - WP Builds

Welcome to another in the WP Business Bootcamp series. It’s the series where we relearn EVERYTHING we know about building WordPress sites and running a web design business from start to finish. The Premise of this series is that we have our first potential website client. All we know is that she is a lawyer in a large city. She asked a mutual friend who thought of us. We have few skills and no business or processes in place. She has no previous website. No branding or copy. As we go through the series, Nathan and David will be taking different routes to get our business going and our client’s website up and running. Presently, we are on Season 1 of the series which is looking at the things that need to happen before the build. Today we’re trying to figure out how we might think about charging for the services that we offer, and as always, there’s more to this than meets the eye… fixed v value pricing, being competitive, discounting, bundling services together and much more. Check out the podcast and leave us a comment with your thoughts…

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257 – Realistically defining our business model. WordPress Business Bootcamp – Series 1 / Episode 1

WordPress Business Bootcamp - Series 1 / Episode 1 - WP Builds Podcast

In this brand new, and huge series of podcast episodes we try to re-learn everything that we know about running a WordPress website business. We start from the idea that we’ve got our first potential client, but we have no prior experience. So where do we start? What do we do? Where do we go to find inspiration? What methodologies could assist us towards becoming profitable? Join us on this journey as we start the “WordPress Business Bootcamp”! Check out the podcast…

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