218. Half the Way

Just worked all day, trying to contain my sense of desperation that I had found no customers this month yet. It is summer, but still …

In the end I decided to just write 3 or 4 blog posts about both WordPress and business-mindset when you run a one-man show and have to do the online-stuff as well: How to get time for it all …

Not only was the lack of income getting to me, but also the sense that I wasn’t providing value – not using my skills and experience for any good for anyone.… Read more

198. Mental Martial Arts

So another few days went buy working for Annoying Big Client.

And yes, I’m still sworn to look for alternative clients, to diversify, expand. All that, yes.

But while I am dependent on him for 75 percent of my monthly income I can do something else that makes it worthwhile enduring doing work for  this man.… Read more

185. These Past Days

Crap. At least regard to work …

My Big Client trying to implement a major new website which is a German translation of an English website and everything just fucking up about it.

Mostly because there are too few people with the correct skills in the mix, me included, but more importantly: Too little money to pay the people who are there to work the amount of work it takes to get this done right.… Read more

122. Principles

I worked for 7 hours trying to fix somebody’s webshop and failed at a lot of the technical stuff, which I thought I knew, but didn’t. So I only billed them 3.

I feel bad about that, but okay about having delivered fair service. And having the courage to explain to them that my abilities fell short, instead of trying to excuse myself or even bill them for all of it.… Read more

108. Considerations that Will Help You Set the Right Price for Your Services

Where does one draw the line for how much or how little to deliver to a customer in terms of quality?

There’s good customer service, of course. It is that which makes you deliver that something extra to gain or retain a customer.

Then there’s also the act of doing yourself a disfavor by selling out – delivering too much and gaining too little in return.… Read more

101. You Buy Me Things

So I went to a client today to teach him how to do a webshop in Woocommerce/Wordpress, and for a moment I got distracted by the fact that his apartment is so much bigger, nicer and better than ours. Dumb, but true.

It’s there, by the harbor, in one of the new apartment projects that shot up in the City these last decades or so.… Read more

98. No Crossbreeds

As I worked through today’s tasks in my ‘home office’, while Photographer Client (CN) is romping around Burma to shoot monks, I wondered if I hadn’t after all made a wrong decision about this client.

If I’m not entirely wrong I have written about it previously, and most definitely thought about it:

Like saying once and for all – ‘I’ll work 3 days or 24 hours a week and no more – if you are not satisfied with what I can accomplish in that time, find someone else’.… Read more