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Creative burnout: how to recognise it, and what to do about it

November 2, 2015 . by Aaron B . 4 minute read . in Business

Burnout refers to a state of extreme emotional, physical and mental exhaustion, most commonly caused by intense work-related stress. Particularly common amongst creative types, burnout can be a huge drain on productivity, health and happiness. In the modern era, we are all pursuing that ever elusive ‘work life balance’ – no one has quite found […]

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How Managing Client Expectations Could Get You An Army Of Loyal And Happy Clients

October 30, 2015 . by Aaron B . 4 minute read . in Business

The key to a successful freelance career is happy customers. Happy customers will return over and over again. You’re great at what you do, that’s why you’re doing it, so this shouldn’t be a problem, right? Sadly, it’s not as simple as it should be. You can be the best WordPress developer in the game, […]

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A newbie digital nomad’s tale

October 20, 2015 . by Aaron B . 9 minute read . in Blog

I am sat at Gibraltar airport waiting for my flight back home to the UK; it’s been six weeks since I left. After getting fed up with the poor weather and feeling like it was time for a change, seeing as I can work anywhere from my laptop, I decided it was time to scratch […]

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Add vendor profile image to WooCommerce Product Vendors

September 25, 2015 . by Aaron B . 9 minute read . in Code Tips

For a recent client project I was tasked with adding a ‘profile picture upload’ function to the WooCommerce Product Vendors plugin. A simple task. The first thing I thought of was just to add an image upload the user profile page in the WordPress dashboard, which would provide the base for the rest of the […]

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The true value of a WordPress developer

September 22, 2015 . by Aaron B . 9 minute read . in Business

With the ever growing plethora of accessible and user-friendly tools and products, creating websites with WordPress can be a relatively simple process. This is great, as it means most people with access to a computer and the internet can build themselves a website of reasonable quality. However, it does have some important implications for ‘legitimate’ […]

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How to be a leading WooCommerce developer

September 8, 2015 . by Aaron B . 5 minute read . in Business

So you’re in the development game, but are you at the top of your game? It might take a bit of hard work (as anything worth having does), but being among the best of the best is well within your grasp. Now, obviously ‘leading’ isn’t a claim to being the number one WooCommerce developer in […]

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How to be a happy WooCommerce developer

August 31, 2015 . by Aaron B . 4 minute read . in Business

Working in web development, sat in front of a computer screen all day, it’s easy to feel a bit fed-up and isolated from time to time. For most of us, the decision to go freelance is grounded in the pursuit of greater happiness, yet all too often the pressure of running a business can have […]

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De-stressing & meditation as a freelance WordPress developer

August 20, 2015 . by Aaron B . 4 minute read . in Business

The life of a freelancer, contrary to popular belief, can be an extremely stressful one. Despite our best efforts to pursue that mythical ‘healthy work life balance’, long and unsociable working hours are not uncommon. Add to that the occasionally crushing weight of total responsibility for your own productivity, lack of financial security, the stress […]

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Productivity tips for freelancers

August 19, 2015 . by Aaron B . 5 minute read . in Business

You’ve decided to take the plunge and become a full time freelancer. You’re loving it; it’s everything you wanted it to be – but how can you make sure you keep things ticking over once the initial determination and energetic enthusiasm lessens, as it mostly likely will once the novelty of 10am starts wears off […]

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Freelancing – What do you need to know?

August 18, 2015 . by Aaron B . 4 minute read . in Business

So, you’re thinking about going freelance. Good for you! Freelancing is great, but it’s not all lie-ins, garden offices and extended lunch ‘meetings’. Before you take the plunge and hand in your notice, what do you need to think about? Whilst freelancing may look like sunshine and rainbows from the outside, it isn’t for everyone. […]

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