Y U No Tell me: Make time for you

Make time for you

This is the 14th and final post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. I work a lot. I always have. I also have an obsessive personality, so if there’s something I like […]

Y U No Tell me: You can’t do it all yourself

You can't do it all yourself

This is the 13th post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. This post could also have been titled “The Control Freak Syndrome.” When we were getting started with 9seeds, we were trying […]

Y U No Tell me: It’s not about the platform

It's not about the platform

This is the 12th post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. WordPress is not the Golden Hammer. There. I said it. Even though we specialize in WordPress development, we always keep that […]

Y U No Tell Me: Company Names

Company Name

This is the 11th post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. When you’re first starting a company, something that you need to spend some time on is coming up with a company […]

Y U No Tell me: Bigger Projects != Better Projects

Bigger Project != Better Project

This is the 10th post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. At 9seeds we have a team of about 10 people. At any given time, each of us will have 1-5 projects […]

Y U No Tell me: Distractions

Distractions

This is the ninth post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. Let’s do a couple quick math problems together. 5 + 1 = 6. I think we both agree on that. How […]

Y U No Tell me: Estimates suck

Estimates Suck

This is the eighth post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. We’re just over half way through the series. To make sure you catch ‘em all, be sure to sign up to […]

Y U No Tell Me: Long-term clients are awesome!

Long-term clients are awesome

This is the seventh post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. I have always been leery of companies that immediately try and lock me in to long term deals. How can they […]

Y U No Tell me: It is OK to fire a client

It is OK to fire a client

This is the sixth post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. Here’s a news flash for you, not every project you take on is going to go smoothly. Sometimes you’ll be to […]

Y U No Tell me: Over Communicate

Over Communicate

This is the fifth post in a series called Y U No Tell me; Lessons learned from building a WordPress development business. For a list of all posts in the series, please start here. Back in 2001 while working at my previous job, I got in to work one day around 8 am. A client, […]