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How To Improve Cash Flow In Your WordPress Agency

In a small business cash is king and cash flow — the amount of money that comes and goes out of a business during a fixed period of time — makes the world go ‘round. And, in a WordPress design and development agency, cash flow is directly tied to getting paid on time by clients, […]

Growing Liquid Web’s Partners and Alliances with Darren Sepanek

I’m excited about joining Liquid Web as their new V.P. Partners and Strategic Alliances. I would like you to know why you should be excited too. Early in my career, I recognized the value of partnerships. It has fed my career path and I’ve enjoyed the successes that come from working together and delivering better […]

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 […]

Terms You Need to Have in All Freelance Contracts

Introduction? Check. Scope of work? Check. Creative process? Check. Timeline, milestones, and expectations? Check. Payment terms? Check. Signature line? Check. These are all the basics of putting together freelance contracts. Putting together a basic freelance contract for a website project isn’t difficult as long as you’re only ever building small, basic websites for small amounts […]

7 Effective Security Strategies to Protect Your Hosting Reseller Business

Hosting resellers come in all shapes and sizes, from one person web design and web development shops to larger digital agencies. One thing all hosting resellers share in common, though, is a project-based revenue model that’s often “spikey”. As projects come in the door, revenue rises but the focus on completing these projects detracts from […]

Why Use an Open Source eCommerce Platform?

When we’re talking about open source eCommerce platforms, some are hosted for you – like Shopify, BigCommerce, and Squarespace – and others you must find a host yourself. But there’s another dynamic to consider when talking about an open source eCommerce platform. It’s the question of license. In this article, we’ll look at the open […]

Three Steps To Attract All The Clients Your WordPress Agency Will Ever Need

Whether you’re offering freelance WordPress services or selling WordPress services as an agency, there is one thing you can’t survive without—clients. If your business model is centered around providing client services, clients are both your greatest need and biggest asset, because without them there is no business. To maintain or grow your WordPress agency, you […]