Of all the talks I’ve given, the “The Five-Figure WordPress Website” is my favorite. It’s a thorough look at the process I use to make WordPress websites in my freelance practice, and I’m really happy to share the process it’s taken me many years to fine tune. With that in mind, here are a bunch of resources that I’ve found particularly helpful over the years and hopefully you will too!
- Timber – Allows you to use Twig in your WordPress themes.
- Advanced Custom Fields – It’s worth buying the Pro, particularly for the Flexible Content Field.
- WP Migrate DB Pro – for syncing databases
- Content Strategy for Mobile – Karen McGrane’s A Book Apart
- Design is a Job – A Book Apart by Mike Montiero
- Pricing Design – A Book Apart by Dan Mall
- F*ck You, Pay Me – talk by Mike Montiero
- Paul Jarvis – freelancing evangalist dude that semi-annoys me but has great things to say.
- Creative Class – Paul Jarvis’ online course on freelancing
- Businessology Podcast (seasons 1 & 2 are best)
- Oil Change & Pizza – some general business advice from a smart dude named Dan Mall
- How much should I charge? – Web app rate calculator thing
Some of my contracts and proposals
Feel free to peruse these documents and take inspiration for your own contracts!
- Initial proposal
- Statement of Work – This was for the second stage of the project.
- Official contract example
- Old contract – I used this one before I paid a lawyer for a more professional one.
- The Contract Killer – If it’s possible for a contract to be famous, this one is. My old contract above was based on this one.
- Me! I do private tutoring, group training, whatever you want. Get in touch.
- Custom Websites with Timber – Recordings from a Google Hangouts class I taught about Timber. Check out all the courses for various demos and beginner classes.
- More Timber resources
- Simple Sassy Starter – A Sassy starter kit to go along with this talk I gave at a WordPress meetup in NYC.