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How to tell your clients you’re raising your prices

March 11, 2016 . by Aaron B . 6 minute read . in Business

Why you should raise your rates For what are essentially business owners and entrepreneurs, freelancers are surprisingly shy when it comes to talking about money. For many of us, we’ve decided to go freelance because we feel we’re really good at something, and want to retain creative control over our work, and have a little […]

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Estate agents, listen up!

February 26, 2016 . by Aaron B . 7 minute read . in Business

We’ve got something very exciting in the works. It’s been a long time in the making, and we’re still working away on the finer details behind the scenes, but I thought I’d do an introductory blog post to let you know about our very exciting upcoming venture, Property Stack. Property Stack is a new automated […]

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Newbie Freelancing Tips

February 26, 2016 . by Aaron B . 8 minute read . in Business

A while back I wrote a blog post about my top tips for would-be or new freelancers. A lot has changed here at AG since then, and in the wider freelance community, and so I thought that now, A few years into my own freelance journey, would be a good time to revisit and reflect. […]

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The AG yearly round up.

December 11, 2015 . by Aaron B . 5 minute read . in Business

What a year 2015 has been. The second year of We are AG has gone by in a flash, and now that it’s coming to an end and we’re getting ready for hopefully an equally as exciting 2016, I thought it was a good time to reflect on what 2015 brought. We got a new look! […]

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Busted: The top three Myths about Online Business

November 25, 2015 . by Aaron B . 5 minute read . in Business

You would be easily forgiven, what with the endless barrage of “How I make $850 a day online!!” pop-ups, that anyone and everyone can, and is, making their fortune online, with little more than a few hours a day and a few clicks of a button, leaving them free to enjoy their endless cash and […]

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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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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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