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Tips on BootStrapping Your WordPress Business

Join me where I’ll be sharing some of the nuts and bolts growth lessons and showing off some of the hard-earned bruises I’ve earned in the last 7 years bootstrapping a freelance service agency into a 10-person team.
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Scott Mann

on 19 May 2017

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Transcript of Tips on BootStrapping Your WordPress Business

Build your team
Bootstrapping
Your WordPress Business

Gain from
WordCamps
Partnerships
= Sunk Ships
Bootstrapping is harder and slower. But it's also freedom and protection. If you take outside capital, you will eventually lose control.
Little
Money &
Knowledge
Raising
Rates
Too Busy?
Raise Your Rates
There's Little
Science to Price
"Fires are going to eat you alive when you’re bootstrapping.
Be prepared to keep replacing your straps every time they get burned off."
Bootstrapping
Your WordPress Business
@CScottMann
Slides:
http://link.highforge.com/wcmia2016
Starting a WordPress agency is like smokejumping. Your life will be about surviving fires & solving impossible problems.
When you come back. Teach us how you did it.
No
Shortcuts
Business Tools / Automation
Don't hire people to do something you can automate. And don't scrimp on investing in automation tools.


Subcontractors vs Employees
Get Creative with Hiring
Misfits
Use "First In, Next Out" method
Add New Client At Higher Rates

Raise Rates with Lowest Client

Repeat

Profit
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