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Selling Products & Services
A picture is worth a thousand…dollars? If priced correctly and marketed to the right customers, it certainly could be. Photographs can definitely be distributed as products on the web and there’s a huge market of customers looking for just the right image. Do you have an interest in turning photography into dollars? The following hopefully gives you some food for thought before getting started.
In the following post, I’m going to teach you a handful of new words and phrases. They are based on the kinds of curriculum that business schools around the world are teaching. When training people who aspire to be corporate executives, establishing long-term competitive advantage is the ultimate goal. It’s within these frameworks that we found guidance, if not answers, on how to stand out in a crowded market.
A quality newsletter can do a lot of things, from announcing new products, services, and sales, to passing along useful information to your audience and promoting customer retention. You can send out newsletters to ask your customers for feedback, or showcase customer success stories and real-world use cases. But, what are some of the best practices when it comes to writing digital product store newsletters in particular? In this article, we’ve put together a brief guide to help you create stellar newsletters for your own digital product store!
Freelancers & Agencies
“Everything is negotiable. Whether or not the negotiation is easy is another thing.” The problem with selling time is that the buyer knows margins are high. When I ran my consultancy, I was constantly pressured to negotiate down our rates. Our formula was pretty simple: We had a client rate, and then we had what I paid my staff. The difference is what paid me, our non-billable staff, outfitted our office, and whatever was left was profit.
Pricing is tricky, to say the least. And no doubt you’ve had a similar conversation to this one I had recently with a massively popular (and profitable) blog I wanted to write for: Client: “I’m sorry to break this to you — but you’re nowhere near the $XX rate.” Me: “Thanks very much for your feedback. Much appreciated 🙂 Cheers” Whether you’re a writer like me or a developer or designer, no freelancer wants to work for peanuts. Maybe you offered a client an estimate and didn’t hear back? Or, maybe the client got back with a reply similar to the one above? Whatever the case, here’s how to charge what you’re worth!
Recently, I was put in a position (through my own doing) of full-time freelancing with absolutely no preparation or savings to support it. While jumping into the freelancing market without a financial safety net was difficult, I managed to get through it by tapping into some powerful networks and putting myself into the right mindset. While I’m not necessarily endorsing jumping into the freelancing deep end without a life jacket, I wanted to share my experience and create a helpful post about what to do if you find yourself in a similar situation.
There is one thing every digital agency, WordPress agency, and services company needs: clients. In the services world, clients make the world go ‘round because, without clients, you wouldn’t have a business. Here’s your 9 steps guide to getting more cients to grow your agency.
Plugins & Themes
Bob Senoff, the business man at Max Foundry, answering some of my questions about MaxButtons regarding it’s origin, their target customer, successes with their marketing approach to the plugin and solid advice on how to enter the premium WordPress plugin marketplace.
Maciej Bis recently joined the Selling WordPress Products group on Facebook where he was introduced as the creator of the WordPress plugin Permalink Manager Pro. This plugin gives you a set of power tools to edit and manipulate permalinks for posts, categories and more.
Developer Jack Arturo, from Very Good Plugins, sat down and broke the record for most thorough answers to my questions since I started this site. Jack talks about the genesis of the idea for Fatal Error Notify, the ups and downs of developing products aimed at developers and his interesting project, ErrorWire, that is meant to help WordPress users prevent plugin errors before they even begin.
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