Your WordPress hosting environment is both the foundation and limiting factor of your online presence. You should choose it very, very carefully because your business rises and falls with it

You should be looking for reliable hosting, where you can test all your changes before going live. If something goes wrong, you need to be able to restore your website in one click. It should be fast and offer you all the tools to make it even faster. There also should be skilled support, in case a problem arises (and this happens more often than you would like it to, trust me).

Always Act In The Client’s Best Interest

Written by Tom Herudek
 — February 24th, 2020 — Freelancing

There is usually a gap between your know-how and that of your client. It’s based on a trivial fact: our lifespan is limited. Your client has invested productive time to gain expertise in one area (making furniture?), but not in yours. In my experience, the client might have some basic understanding of WordPress development, but this is my area of expertise. So when someone hires you to do a job, they are trusting you to act in their best interest and employ your full expertise.

If you do not know, then ghosting is: “the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication.” As with freelancing, as with life: it’s all about relationships. People are happy when you respect agreements and deliver within deadlines.

With the rise of remote work, communication is more and more important. In this context, ghosting is the biggest sin a freelancer can commit. Not only will you look pretty dull, but it will damage your reputation and you will be doing yourself a disservice.

Healthy Diets For Freelancers

Written by Tom Herudek
 — September 12th, 2019 — General

Would you like to wake up full of energy and feel that way all day? What about having crystal clear thinking – free from brain fog? Want to be productive all the time? Great, you are in the right place. 

In the past 7 years, I went from being an overweight individual smoking 30 cigarettes per day, feeling almost dead by 5pm, to a sports enthusiast. I lost 30kg. I now exercise twice a day. I feel absolutely incredible the whole time I am awake. 

Do you often feel like your projects are taking much longer than you anticipated? That your hourly rate is like $15 for one hour of deep work? Is your client bleeding you with endless iterations on your project? Can’t see any light at the end of the tunnel? The bad news is that it is almost certainly your fault. The good news is: I’ve been there too and I’ve done a good portion of work to escape from this trap. Through the system I’ve created, I’m able to comfortably reach my target hourly rate and I’m willing to share my way with you through this ultimate guide. Beware, I’m not offering any magic pill here, rather ideas and systems which have been proven in the freelance field.