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

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

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

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!

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

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

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,…

Y U No Tell me: Who needs contracts?

This is the fourth 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 can answer this one in two words; you do! Over the past 5 years, my company has been extremely fortunate.…

Y U No Tell me: They don't know what they need

This is the third 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 I first started working at my previous job it was just me and my boss. The company would eventually grow…

Y U No Tell me: Jargon

This is the second 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 me set the scene for you The phone rings. I answer it and the person on the other end says…