I’ll be speaking with Troy again on July 23rd/24th about 101 practical ways on how you as a freelancer can improve your performance, the quality of the projects you deliver, and your overall business but I will also be giving another talk entitled:
Setting Up Monthly WordPress Care Plans for Predicable Income
In this WordCamp session, I’ll go over what that looks like from A-Z. We’ll explore what you should offer in your plans, how you setup payment for these plans inside your WordPress website with plugins, and how to carry out those basic website maintenance services from performance scans, security scans, backups, plugin updates and support ticket system for client requests. I’ll also touch upon some challenges you might face with push back from clients and how to address those.
It is a fallacy that as a freelancer or small WordPress agency we should expect our income to be unpredictable. The open source WordPress software allows us to bake into our services ongoing website care plans to keep clients engaged with us and pay us monthly to care for their website. Setting up a recurring revenue stream caring for WordPress websites offers us the financial security we only hope for in our work as designers and developers.
One of the best things about working with WordPress is the community behind it and WordCamp is the best place to meet new friends and see old ones. I’m looking forward to seeing many of my WordPress friends that I haven’t seen since WordCamp NYC. I’m also looking forward to meeting new people in the community, many of whom I’ve only spoken with over Twitter.
I’ll be sure to post both of my presentations from WordCamp Boston in my recap post when I return.