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15 Questions to Make Killer Client Proposals

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Understanding your client is the biggest part of winning their business and exceeding their expectations to gain more business in the future.

So how do you do it?  It starts with the client proposal.  A great client proposal positions you as a reliable professionals and sets the tone for the project.  Interested?  Here the 15 must-ask questions to deliver winning client proposals.

The more information you have before you create a client proposal, the better. When you know about your prospect and their expectations, needs and means, you can create a more accurate and detailed proposal.

You can also create an outline and plan that helps the client see if you are right for them, which will lead to more accepted proposals and better project outcomes. And, you can learn enough about the client to decide if they are a right fit for you, which will help you find more projects that align with your skills, interests and work practices.

Read the full article: 15 questions to ask before you create a client proposal – The Garage

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How to Create an Amazon Affiliates Site With WooCommerce

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Affiliate marketing is one of the most popular ways to make money online, but its not easy–competition is high.  But if you have a hobby or interest that aligns well with affiliate opportunities then in might be fore you.

This guide will show you how to get started with the Amazon Associates affiliate program using a WooCommerce site.  For those new to WordPress, WooCommerce is the most popular eCommerce suite for WordPress.

The Amazon Associates program is one of the most beginner-friendly affiliate options. By signing up, you’ll be able to advertise (and earn revenue on) items from Amazon’s massive product catalog. What’s more, promoting those items on your blog is simple, if you use WordPress and WooCommerce.

In this guide, we’re going to talk about how you can benefit from an Amazon affiliates site. Then we’ll walk you through how to create one.

Read the full article: A Complete Guide To Creating An #Amazon #Affiliates Site With #WooCommerce

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How to Close More Leads With the Anti-Follow Up

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Are you having trouble closing leads?  Changing how you follow-up with prospective clients could help.

Many freelancers follow up in a way that seems desperate, which could be a turn-off to prospective clients.  Instead, try following up in a way that builds authority, positions you as an expert and builds a relationship.

Are you interested in trying the anti-follow up?  If so, check out Troy’s post on it below.

You’ve sent out a new proposal and you’re feeling pretty good about your chances in landing the deal. After all, they seemed pretty stoked about it over the phone.

But then one day passes. And two. Pretty soon, it’s been nearly a week and you’re starting to second-guess yourself. Were they faking enthusiasm for the pitch? Did you price it too high? Have they found someone better to handle it?

Stop overthinking it before you end up sending that email you know you want to send: “Oh, hey, just wanted to get your thoughts on the proposal.”

Read the full article: You Could Be Closing More Business with the Anti-Follow-Up

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The WordPress Web Developer Honor Code

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WordPress is great, but the average small business has a poor experience having their business website built on WordPress.

As WordPress professionals, this is a failure on our part.  How can we do better?  In this article Fred Meyer lays out an excellent case for a Web Developer Code of Honor–something that every web developer should have.

If, as a community of WordPress professionals, we can align on the kind of consistent, quality experience we want to give out clients (the one they deserve), we’ll raise the bar in the WordPress ecosystem and our average rates will raise accordingly.

After more than five years of doing WordPress development full-time, one thing keeps coming back to me: just how bad the average person’s experience is having a small business website built in WordPress.

WordPress is a wonderful technology, but most small business website owners are not having wonderful experiences with it. In this article, I’ll explain why not, and present what I hope could be a solution.

Read the full article: The Small-Business WordPress Developer Code of Honor

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How to Build a Successful Career with WordPress

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WordPress powers around 1/3 of websites worldwide and has a thriving community of fans.  Maybe you blog with WordPress, use it for your soccer team or church group.  You’re familiar with WordPress and now you want to know if you can make a living with it.

The answer is a resounding YES!  There are a number of ways to make a career out of WordPress.  Here are some of them:

  • Building WordPress Plugins & Themes
  • Working as a Freelancer with Clients
  • Creating an Online Store
  • Build a Product on WordPress and Selling It (Software as a Service)

If launching a career with WordPress sounds fun to you, then read on for how to get started!

This article will be useful for you if you can answer “yes” to any of the questions below:

· Are you starting out with WordPress and want to develop your career?
· Are you in a WordPress job right now and want to switch to something different?
· Do you use WordPress in your spare time and want to move to making it your job?
· Do you want to make money by establishing a WordPress business?
· Would you love to work in a WordPress agency but don’t know where to start?
· Or would you like to quit having a boss and learn how to use WordPress to launch a freelance career?

Whatever your circumstances, there will be something here to help you.

Read the full article: WordPress Careers Masterclass: How to Forge a Successful Career

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