5 Business Questions Every New Freelancer Should Ask

I recently received an email from a close friend of mine asking for advice on how to set up a freelance business. My friend had been working as a graphic designer for an agency and has decided to take the jump into...

/ 11th June 2017
How to Start Freelancing From Home When You Have No Clients

How to Start Freelancing From Home When You Have No Clients

How can I start freelancing from home when I have no clients? A question that ran through my mind when struggling to find a permanent developer’s job back in 2009. In my case, it was the major doubt that prevented me taking...

/ 8th March 2017

Flexible Freelancing

I’ve found freelancing to be unpredictable at times; you’ve got to take the rough with the smooth and be flexible in a number of scenarios. Here are the lessons I’ve learned in my time as a freelance developer about flexibility: Projects...

/ 27th November 2016
Next/Previous Post Links in Same Top Level Category

Next/Previous Post Links in Same Top Level Category

In WordPress it’s often desirable to restrict pagination to posts within the current posts’ category (or custom taxonomy); usually because of particular ordering requirements. For instance, when it wouldn’t make sense to mix posts of a certain category with others. The easiest...

/ 20th October 2016
It's All Work

Freelancers: Remember, It’s All Work

This is a short but sweet lesson I’ve learned during my time freelancing. The reason behind posting this now is that I’m going through a two week patch with my web development business where I’ve not done any proper coding. By “proper” I’m talking about getting my teeth...

/ 18th October 2016

Add Custom PHP Code to Visual Composer Pages

I recently encountered a WordPress project where I needed to add some specific PHP code to a certain part of a page template. Obviously this is relatively straight forward, depending on the code, with usual WordPress theme files; this build...

/ 6th October 2016
The best freelance accountancy software

FreeAgent: The Best Freelance Accountancy Software 2017

When I first started my remote development business I had little grasp of what was not only good bookkeeping practice, but what was legally required for me to produce in terms of financial documentation. Like most things, I learned as...

/ 25th September 2016

I’ve Never Been to a Web Conference

Whether it be development based, design focused or an area that I specialise in such as WordPress, I’ve never had the urge to attend a web conference. Being a developer with preference to work remotely, I’d imagine that I’m not completely...

/ 19th September 2016

How to Get Your First Remote Development Job

So you’re starting out as a freelance web developer and you’re ready to take on your first client. Now what? Here’s how I landed my first remote coding job, off the back of which I forged a successful web development business of seven years....

/ 17th August 2016