Short Tips

June 26, 2020

How Do You Prepare for a Podcast Guesting?

There are two phases of preparation I cover before we begin recording for a podcast guesting: Context and format preparation Availability and setup The first step involves gathering enough data for the show: audience, duration, format (audio vs. video), style, etc. We proceed with discussing topics that would be a good fit and the right

career in SEO

June 19, 2020

What Tasks Await Those Who Switch to a Career in SEO?

Have you been thinking about switching to a career in SEO? Your previous job profiles might have also required analytical thinking and understanding of human behavior which is great. But, the majority of the work conducted in SEO is more technical.  SEO tasks usually include activities such as: Link acquisition (research, outreach, placements) Reviewing raw

training session

June 12, 2020

What Is the Best Time for a Weekly Hour-Long Company Training Session?

Every company has designed different workflows long before a trainer is approached for a class. For instance, we’ve got regular meetings and training sessions at DevriX that currently look like this: A Monday all-hands meeting at 10:30am to 11:30am (30min for the entire team and 30min for several departments, discussing sprints and problems) Tuesday consulting

Slack challenges

June 5, 2020

How Slack Changed the Quality of Work in My Business

I wrote a lengthy piece discussing my pains with Slack over the past few years. When we switched over, it was a necessity due to the poor notification management provided by other platforms, both on desktop and mobile. We used to rely on HipChat before, after Skype long ago, and it simply failed to prompt

remote employees

May 29, 2020

Does an Employer Care If a Remote Worker Travels?

I run two distributed companies and I’ve worked remotely three times prior to that. There are certain cases where remote employees who travel while working may not be ideal. For instance, whenever you’re expected to attend meetings on-site or in specific time zones remotely, it can be very challenging. If you work in a bank

why software developers quit

May 22, 2020

Why Do Software Developers Quit Jobs?

Endless opportunities await software developers. Software development is one of the sexiest professions out there. This is driven by a multitude of factors: Tens of thousands of available jobs for developers. Aggressive hiring processes by fast-growing companies. Notably higher salaries than most other jobs out there. Comfortable working environments (neat office jobs compared to selling

salary of programmers

May 15, 2020

Why Is the Salary of Programmers Very High?

The fact that you can learn programming for free doesn’t mean that people are determined to put the time and effort in order to become good at what they do and end up earning a big salary. As a matter of fact, I’ve been involved with several universities, academies, and schools as a seasoned trainer

premium WordPress theme

May 8, 2020

What Will Happen If You Don’t Renew Your Premium WordPress Theme?

Have you ever wondered what happens if you don’t renew your premium WordPress theme? Different sites treat licensing differently, but the rule of thumb is: You remain in control of your theme after your upgrade license has expired. Yes, you no longer have access to theme updates. If you run a really straightforward, minimalist theme,

Entrepreneurs Salary

May 1, 2020

Why Entrepreneurs Prefer Taking a Salary Over All of the Profit

I’m not a CPA and local/federal regulations vary, but there are several common reasons why entrepreneurs take a salary instead of keeping all of the profit. First off, entrepreneurs are people, and people have personal expenses. Keeping a clear track record of regular income allows for covering non-business expenses without receiving embarrassing questions from the