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Freelancers & Agencies
WordPress consultants come in a bunch of varieties: developers, designers, writers, strategists, marketers, support personnel, and so on. For some WordPress experts, though, the day-to-day focus on these specialised tasks isn’t enough – they want to take on a role more closely resembling that of a CEO. In that case, it’s time to consider starting a content marketing agency using this checklist to guide you through the steps, from initial planning all the way through marketing your business.
You want your clients to love you, you want to make them happy, and you want them to tell all their friends about you when the project is done. Communicating exactly what you expect of the client and how specific situations will be addressed can sometimes feel like we’re putting that at risk. But in reality, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. Setting clear expectations and being upfront about what your client will need to do will make them feel more comfortable. Taking the time to set expectations also reinforces the fact that they are working with a professional, not their buddy, and shows them that you take their project and the relationship seriously.
How do you go from dropping out of university and paying bills by doing odd freelance jobs to running an award-winning WordPress development agency? 93Digital founder and managing director, Alex Price, is here to tell us how.
In this post, I’m going to share some Instagram for business tips. We’re going to go over how you can get the most from the link in your profile by creating a custom landing page made just for the ‘gram. We’re also going to cover Instagram Shopping and how to set up Instagram for business. All of these tools will allow you to build a sales pipeline for Instagram so you can influence the influencers. With so many Instagrammers switching over to blogging, there is definitely an increased demand for personal lifestyle sites, so let’s turn those double taps into dollars.
Plugins & Themes
The goal for all WordPress plugin and theme businesses should be to provide 5-star customer support. From a marketing perspective, this is one of the best ways to build long-term customer relationships and loyalty. However, it’s not easy keeping every customer in your support queue perfectly happy – there are inevitably frustrations you can’t always resolve right away.
Developer Robert Abela took the time to discuss how he became interested in WordPress security, the biggest difficulties that have come up during WP Security Audit Log’s development and some interesting talking points about why his company stopped using Easy Digital Downloads.
In the past few months, I’ve stumbled across multiple online discussions among WordPress plugin and theme developers on how hard it is to win Stripe/Credit-Card Disputes. So much so, that many developers gave up on dealing with them entirely, as they feel it isn’t worth their time. We were in the same boat when we just started Freemius, averaging at about a 4% success rate. Over the years, we managed to develop various and unique techniques that helped us increase our Credit Card Disputes winning success rate by 740% (from 4% to 29.6%), and almost without losing any PayPal Dispute and recovering most of the Chargeback.
You must have seen or heard about people who make a lot of money from blogs. One of the best ways to do this are by monetizing the list you build. List building refers to adding new subscribers to your email list. You can entice readers to subscribe by offering a free gift exclusive to subscribers and, of course, by consistently producing great content that people want to come back to.
First, a word of warning: these aren’t ‘Get rich quick’ schemes. If you are looking for a way to get rich quick by making money online, then you’re in the wrong place. Many of these methods require some investment of time and/or money to get started. As long as you’re willing to put in the effort, you’ll reap the reward.
So you want to start a freelance writing business, and you’re interested in writing about WordPress? The good news is that anyone can write. The bad news is that not every person who writes will get published. Furthermore, not every good writer can turn writing into a profitable business.
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