Tag: Business

Heading Into 2016

Happy New Year everyone! I wish you a prosperous 2016, health (both physical and mental) on top of your priorities list, spending more time achieving great results while familiarizing yourself better with your inner “you”. I’ve been fairly busy over the past couple of months with my trip to NYC and WordCamp US, meeting a…

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The Importance of “The Bigger Picture”

I’ve been spending the week before WordCamp US in New York City, adjusting to the time zone difference, meeting some clients and WordPress folks, and browsing around. As usual, discussions with smart entrepreneurs and developers are insightful, challenging the mind and providing various ideas for experimentation and validating different models. Workflow and Operations While chatting today with a few great…

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Blogging And Helping the WordPress Business Ecosystem

There’s been a good amount of WP drama lately for various reasons, but one of the most important ones is struggling. Because that’s where many people are in the WordPress community – they struggle. Freelancers work with non-educated customers asking for cheap changes. Agencies have a hard time growing since decent clients tend to avoid WordPress for…

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7 Reasons Why I Avoid Estimates

Every time I need to do estimates, I cringe a little. I no longer do estimates for small and medium clients since it creates false expectations and takes a huge amount of time. Which is why I talk about pricing and budgets a lot: An Estimate is Not a Deadline Estimation is Arbitrary – Risk is Out…

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WordPress Outsourcing and Hiring Talent

In May of 2015, Automattic announced the acquisition of WooThemes – one of the largest WordPress theme companies out there. This was a strategic acqui-hiring move that allowed them to leverage the outsourcing of WordPress development to a new team in-house and focus on a leading eCommerce product in the WordPress ecosystem. As a result, in addition to…

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Your WordPress Business is Not There Yet

Given the large number of WordPress-based discussions on pricing, costs, consultant’s fees and product licenses, it’s no wonder why some people get frustrated about the Community and the understanding of Open Source. Other than the mentality and the usual incompetent statements such as: “But WordPress is free!” or “There should be a free plugin to…

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Why “WordPress Expert” is Not a Real Title?

While discussing the WordPress industry and the rest of the business world, my friend Ajay reminded me of why “WordPress Expert” is not a real title. His comment made me think about the misconception of “expertism” that seems to be getting popularity around the WordPress experts who offer their services: The issue with the WordPress…

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