Category: Business

WordPress Code Architecture and Maintenance

In my last post on WordPress services and pricing I’ve mentioned that I prefer to work on different assignments and avoid the “cloning” pattern – such as building standard 5-page business websites all the time, 20 times a month. Working and experimenting with different APIs, trying to bend a platform in a non-standard way, providing features…

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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…

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On WordPress and Working Smarter

Today I found two brilliant posts that I would like to share with as many people as possible. While everyone is focused on what the market says or what seems natural, occasionally there are many obvious factors that are left unnoticed and could affect our entire life and career. The first article that I’ve read…

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Reading the Leaders

One of the companies that I have been consulting for a few months has hired a new team member with no experience in the WordPress field. I have been helping him to get started and get acquainted with the community. I sent him a list of sites and bloggers I follow and read regularly and…

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QA != Tester

Last Saturday I had one of those epiphany moments for something way too obvious, still too shocking for me at the moment of speaking. It was related to the QA process and the place of the QA role in the software industry. I got involved in a discussion on Saturday evening regarding several different technical…

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Remote Work Is Just As Good

I have a hard time resisting remote employment opportunity discussions online, due to the fact that I spent several years of my life on a flexible timing and remote work business structure. Today’s reason is Rarst’s tweet regarding StackExchange: Why We (Still) Believe in Working Remotely « Blog – Stack Exchange http://t.co/WwMRtao0 — Andrey Savchenko…

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The Business-IT Industry Relationship

The WordPress platform allows for a number of users to build business ideas over a number of options. Browsing online or offline (at a WordCamp or a regular WordPress meetup event) we could get in touch with WP developers, designers, writers, system administrators, support engineers and other technical. On the other hand, small teams are…

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