Webinar Series: eCommerce done right

With businesses all over the world rushing to start selling online, eCommerce is more important than ever. In our recent GoDaddy Pro webinar series, WooCommerce 101, we partnered with Gareth Allison and Jonathan Wold from WooCommerce to give a basic introduction to setting up eCommerce websites. Now we’re following up with more tips to help you continue to streamline your web design and development business and create successful online stores for your clients.

In our Bricks to Clicks series, we’re going to talk about the different hosting solutions for websites you build as well as some considerations for WooCommerce stores.

Bricks to Clicks – Webinar Series Schedule

8/6/2020How to choose the right hosting plan for your business

8/13/202010 key opportunities for WooCommerce stores: Part 1

8/20/202010 key opportunities for WooCommerce stores: Par2

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How to become a freelance web developer

Getting started in the world of freelance web development is not an easy task.

In addition to solid technical knowledge, you’re on the hook to constantly keep up with the latest tools and methods, as well as to persuade prospective clients that you have the necessary skills and abilities to deliver the results they demand.

Fortunately, a part-time side hustle as a freelance web developer can provide an excellent opportunity to gradually get some experience before making a full-time commitment.

How to become a freelance web developer — A comprehensive guide

This guide will cover everything you need to know if you’re considering taking the leap into freelance web development, including:

  1. Understand the benefits of being a freelance web developer
  2. Understand the challenges before committing to freelancing
  3. Decide if you have what it takes to be a successful freelancer
  4. Understand the contractor-client relationship
  5. Make a plan for your new freelancing
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25 money-making small business startup ideas

Do you ever watch a show like “Shark Tank”and find yourself yelling at the screen, “Hey! That’s my idea!”? You’re not alone. Over the years, I’ve personally filled notebooks with thousands upon thousands of small business startup ideas with high hopes of making the big bucks. From starting a T-shirt and apparel business to planning out a food truck in Boston to building an app for expecting and new dads, my imagination ran wild with ways of making a lavish life for my family.

Now that I run my own digital marketing agency and speak for Google on a national stage, I write even more ideas in the Notes app on my iPhone because of the interactions I have with a wide variety of entrepreneurs. I’m sitting on a gold mine of small business startup ideas, but there’s just not enough time in the day.

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The Importance of Risk Management – what I’ve learned

Hi – last week I shared a post on project governance – what I've learned from my experience as a Technology PM for a big 4 consulting firm. This week I'm sharing my key learnings on risk management:

(This is just my view – I’m sure you all have other experiences and tips and it would be great if you could share your learnings below)

  1. Risk Management needs to serve the workstreams/teams, not be a burden. Often raising risks and providing risk updates is a burden for the project team. It's extra work and sometimes a risk will be escalated and little direction is received in return from project leadership. Leadership should be proactively looking to unblock so teams can deliver, and should quickly reacting to new risks being raised. Risk Management needs to be a loop that serves the teams/streams, as opposed to a one way reporting process

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