This is a talk about working for yourself, specifically with WordPress. It's my story based on my experiences over the past 5 years since my first WordCamp in 2009 to finally starting my own WordPress Agency 'Make Do'.
• WordPress Sheﬃeld Meetup & WordCamp Sheﬃeld organiser • Started WonderThemes in 2010, closed in 2012 • Attended & spoke at my ﬁrst WordCamp in 2009 (WordCamp UK in Cardiff) • Volunteer at WordCamp Europe 2013 in Leiden
STANDARD PRICE C VALUE What you’d like your customers to pay most of the time Lower rate for small projects, value pieces, charity work or favours High rate for large projects, demanding clients & ‘undesirable’ work
being an inspiration to all UK WordPress-ers Simon Dickson of CfTP for giving me the kick in the arse I needed The Human Made guys for being good friends over the years Matt for being my wingman Steve our business advisor for being there Helen my old boss & mentor in the NHS My beautiful wife for allowing me to bankrupt us