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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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A Freelance WordPress Developers Workflow, Tools & Extensions

June 30, 2015 . by Aaron B . 6 minute read . in Business

I thought I’d write a little blog post to explain a bit about my workflow and some of the tools I use to build websites. Brackets Brackets, offered by Adobe, is my code editor of choice. It’s a fantastic, lightweight open source code editor that understands and facilitates modern web design, with helpful visual tools […]

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A new chapter

June 12, 2015 . by Aaron B . 3 minute read . in Business

You might have noticed something a bit different around here… We have a fresh new look! The past few months have been a roller coaster for me; after launching AG Design in January last year, I have watched it go from strength to strength, beyond anything I could have imagined, and I now feel that […]

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Why Keeping Your Developer Happy Will Benefit Your Pocket

June 12, 2015 . by Aaron B . 5 minute read . in Blog, Business

Having a competent developer build your website for you isn’t cheap. Do’s Be A Good Employer As a freelancer, there have been several occasions where I’ve been woken up in the middle of the night by a client who had to have a piece edited/pictures added/title changed right now. Always keep your expectations of your […]

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Ten Steps To Create A Productive Daily Schedule

April 3, 2015 . by Aaron B . 7 minute read . in Blog, Business

If you’re self-employed, more likely than not you’ve run into difficulties managing your time effectively. Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. But if you would like to change your behaviour and get the most out of the time that you spend working every day, then you’ve come to the right place! Below […]

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Affiliated WooCommerce Worker – Officially An Industry Expert

March 2, 2015 . by Aaron B . 1 minute read . in Business

It’s official, AG Design Studio has been recognised as an affiliated WooCommerce Worker!!! If you’re wondering what that is and why it’s beneficial to work with an industry expert, read on. What Is An Affiliated WooCommerce Worker? An affiliated WooCommerce worker is one that has been officially recognised by WooThemes as a specialist in their […]

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Behind the scenes with a Freelancer WordPress / WooCommerce Developer

February 14, 2015 . by Aaron B . 8 minute read . in Business

As you probably already know about me, starting my own WordPress/WooCommerce development freelance business has been the best decision I’ve ever made. This has given me the chance to wake up every day to a world of creativity, unique projects and interesting clients from around the world. With that in mind, I thought it’s about […]

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Life as a Freelance WordPress Developer – The first 9 months

September 25, 2014 . by Aaron B . 8 minute read . in Business

In the Beginning When I launched AG design studio in January, I had some pretty mixed feelings. Sure, I was  excited about running my own business in my own way and confident that I would succeed.  At the same time, walking away from a regular salary to enter the, notoriously precarious, world of freelancing did […]

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