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client trust

Managing Client Conflicts

While proactive client management can mitigate most project obstacles and hurdles, and clear communication can practically eliminate client confusion and uncertainty, it’s nearly impossible to avoid all client conflict. It’s inevitable that sticky situations, disagreements, and the resulting tough conversations are going to happen at some point, so it’s best that you’re prepared to handle […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Signs It’s Time to Find a New Web Hosting Provider

It’s a Monday like any other Monday – at least that’s how it starts. But at 11 AM, just as you’re finishing your third cup of coffee, your office phone lights up like a Saturday night in Vegas. Your inbox spits out new emails so quickly that you can’t read the subject line of one […]