• December 23, 2014 Business

    Fighting the Scope Creep

    One of my resolutions for 2014 was to fight in any way possible the Scope creep. We had a few ups in this direction for sure, but overall I’m not satisfied and I will continue pushing in that direction in 2015. What is Scope Creep? Scope creep is the process of adding more and more features […]

  • December 21, 2014 Business

    Leaders and Responsibility

    The Power of Alignment After my WordSesh talk about Code Architecture yesterday, Chris Lema gave a business talk on “The Power of Alignment”. It’s a great talk about the expectations people and business organizations have, and why relationships don’t work out all the time due to miscommunication and false expectations, or misalignment as Chris defines it […]

  • September 3, 2014 Business

    New Book: Making Money Online with WordPress

    My latest book is finally ready – “Making Money Online with WordPress“. This is your guide to building your remote online business with WordPress, which will reveal various opportunities for everyone to bootstrap an online business based on the WordPress platform. In 28 pages I have shared my experience with the WordPress platform, working with numerous […]

  • August 28, 2014 Business

    Landing the First WordPress Job

    One of my email list subscribers asked me how to find a remote WordPress job. I was facing the same issue looking for my first remote WordPress job, so here’s the list of the options if you’re looking for a full-time WordPress job as a remote worker. Build a Portfolio If you are coming from another area close […]

  • July 29, 2014 Business

    Business Around WordPress

    The latest WordPress pricing discussions went viral and it’s apparently an important subject that should be discussed broadly at WordCamps. The large number of implementers out there are affecting the number of technical experts, and the competitive prices of other platforms lead us to the question: Why are the WordPress budgets underpriced? I’ll share my experience so far as […]

  • July 17, 2014 Business

    The $15 WordPress gig

    Three weeks ago I received the following message on LinkedIn: Hello, I’m looking for someone who could customize a WordPress plugin we bought. It’s a car reservation system, we need to change the pricing model and add a few extra SQL tables that would operate with the plugin. The contact is a manager of some small […]

  • February 16, 2014 Business

    Responsibility and Trust in Business

    Few minutes ago I found out that Kickstarter was hacked, and user information was exposed. It’s not the first time a popular site gets hacked (and it won’t be the last, for sure), the interesting part however is why did that happen and what would be the right path for a service like this to […]

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    January 15, 2014 Marketing

    Regular Blogging and Misconceptions

    After a short discussion on Twitter related to my Daily Blogging is disappointing post, Chris Lema said that I was wrong: @mattmedeiros @sarahpressler @no_fear_inc Yes he is. But he’s also wrong. 🙂 I’d explain, but I’ll do it tomorrow. In a new daily post. 🙂 — Chris Lema (@chrislema) January 13, 2014 and then he followed […]

  • January 12, 2014 Business

    WordPress Services and My Pricing Strategy

    Pricing has always been a painful topic for everyone, both clients and contractors/companies. Clients try to keep it as low as possible (normally) and contractors try to earn more (again, normally). There are quite a few videos, books, tutorials and blog posts on the subject, and not as many people talking about that. Chris Lema is […]

  • January 11, 2014 Marketing

    Daily Blogging Is Disappointing

    Few of the people I follow regularly recently turned to the “daily blogging” routine and I just stopped reading them. Not that they started writing for the sky and mountains or anything – I just can’t catch up with everything, and the new content sounds like a magazine article rather than a professional opinion or […]