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attracting new clients

12 Financial Tips For WordPress Agencies and Freelancers

One of the best statements I have ever heard from an entrepreneur about business and money is that “Money isn’t the most important thing, but it touches everything that is.” What it means is that money makes the world go ‘round. If you want to start a business, you need money for software, equipment, and […]

Choosing Between Shared IP vs Dedicated IP

In my last post, I started with a conversation about the general business impact of IP addresses, their purpose within internet business, and introduced shared IP vs dedicated IP addressing. In this article, we’ll continue these concepts while remaining focused on the business side of the operation. The conversation will center around the three core […]

13 Ways To Close More Sales And Get More Clients For Your WordPress Agency

Most designers and developers dislike everything about the sales process, but they love the end result: they get more clients. So while selling a prospect on how great you are may feel icky and uncomfortable, sales calls are a necessity if you want to stay in business. I’m one of those designers who doesn’t particularly […]

Pricing WordPress Projects Without A Clear Scope Of Work

In a perfect world, every potential website client who contacts you about a new WordPress project would know exactly what they need, have a clear scope of work with a requirements list, and understand the costs associated with their request. But perfectly educated clients are rarely reality because they don’t build websites or work with […]

How To Turn Down New Projects And Be A Hero

When you start freelancing or you start a creative agency, at first you have to take every bit of work that comes your way. You need to do this for experience, for portfolio-building, and to develop your systems, processes, and ideal client profile. Then, as your freelance business or WordPress agency grows, you’re going to […]

4 Questions to Figure Out If You’re Talking to the Buyer or a Gatekeeper

While it can be flattering to be asked to quote on a project, it can also be a huge waste of time. When I started freelancing, I’d send a proposal as long as I figured that the person requesting it had blood flowing through their veins. This meant losing almost every proposal I sent, because […]

Crucial Client Retention Strategies to Grow your Business

Implementing client retention strategies prepares your business for growth, provides measurable long-term success, and allows you to have a deeper understanding of a brand without being an in-house employee. Importantly, it also provides you and your business with the stability and security to have a steady income. Combine this with attracting new high-quality clients and […]