Become a Freelance WordPress Developer: How to Make a Career of It
This article explains what I’ve needed to know to work as a freelance WordPress developer.
Signs of the Blogging Apocalypse: Automattic Buys Tumblr
The weirdest piece of email I’ve gotten all month was courtesy of Brian Krogsgard and the Post Status newsletter: Automattic (owner of WordPress.com, Jetpack, Akismet, WooCommerce…) has just bought blogging giant Tumblr.
“SEO in Content Marketing: How to Write for Search Engines Without Sounding Like a Robot”
Over the weekend, an extremely skilled and SEO-savvy content writer we’ve been working with recommended me this resource. It’s a nicely formatted PDF full of deeply sane advice on SEO-aware content creation.
From Torque: “Are WordPress Developers Really Cheaper to Hire?”
Short answer: Yes!
How We Make Money Selling Premium WooCommerce Plugins
A lot of people have written about how competitive WordPress has become and how difficult it is to make money with WordPress from products such as themes and plugins. Others believe there’s still plenty to be thankful for in WordPress.
“How to Get Web Design Clients”
“How do I get clients?” This is the eat-or-don’t-eat question for any web developer—especially a freelancer, and especially a freelancer early in his or her career. If there were a magic answer, you’d have heard about it by now. But there is good advice to at least give structure and a system to the difficult task of finding your way in the marketplace.
What to Build First: MVP vs. SLC
Jason Cohen, billionaire WP Engine founder and playboy, has one of the few blogs online that I can say I find truly important. (Edgy plot twist: it’s not on WordPress…?)
“Growing Well”: Interview with WPEngine Founder Jason Cohen at Post Status
There aren’t that many people in the WordPress space who make you think you’re watching Shark Tank when you listen to them. Jason Cohen, founder of WP Engine is one of them.
From Post Status: “How Much Should a Custom WordPress Website Cost?”
Brian Krogsgard wrote this article a while back, but it’s very worth linking to because it gives good price information for freelancers. Specifically: