How to Manage A Network of Websites

A common question that we get from companies maintaining multiple sites, advanced or medium businesses with multiple publishing websites, and other forms of organizations that have to maintain several websites at once is: How do you manage and maintain a network of websites? Most of their concerns revolve around finding the best ways to offload, outsource, or work with maintenance and development companies to ensure efficient management of these websites.   Here are several steps that you need to consider when you need to offload your websites to a third-party vendor or build the right team that will help maintain this… Continue Reading

14 Reasons Why the Website RFP Process Is Really Broken

One of the most painful roadblocks of the web ecosystem is the practice of creating and submitting RFPs (Request for Proposals). And among the leading reasons why we transitioned to WordPress retainers back in 2014 was precisely due to how broken this process is. (The other key goal was focusing on recurring revenue.) But since the process of recruiting agencies and freelancers is so ridiculous at large, let's look up some raw data. 80% Of All Projects Fail The most trusted and authoritative source of data in terms of project success and failure rates is the CHAOS report by the… Continue Reading

Sales And Business Development Tips For Tech Companies

Software engineers often think about starting a web development business of their own. We may be talking about a traditional senior software developer working on a product after hours. No exposure to marketing, sales and business development tasks at work. Traditional Computer Science degree. Complete focus on software engineering. Products Don't Sell Themselves They launch a product and probably sell through their own network or social media accounts. A couple of developers join the team, assisting with additional features, maintenance, deployments. Have you started your own business as an engineer (or considered founding one)? The beginning is always tough - you need… Continue Reading