Category: Business

Product Rescue: Evaluating the Landscape

About a year ago I launched a new product: OrganizeWP — this particular product has been one in the making for a long time prior, and even has an initial concept on the .org repo initially posted back in 2012! The original build of that plugin, and the inspiration behind OrganizeWP can be found in […]

Posted: October 18, 2019

Simple Product Revenue Forecast Spreadsheet

If you’re selling a product it’s important to be mindful of your financial situation. Whether that be to handle payroll, marketing costs, or building up an emergency fund, having a pulse on cash flow will help you to make more informed (read: better) decisions over time. There are a ton of tools out there, some […]

Posted: September 17, 2019

Pricing Service-based Projects: Part 2 – Hourly Pricing AKA the Unsung Hero

This is the second part in the Pricing Service-based Project series. Check out Pricing Service-based Projects: Part 1 – My Way or the Highway. I spent my first five years of “professional” Web development as part of a team who billed by the hour. Hours were currency, and it was a constant balance between billable […]

Posted: May 23, 2016

Pricing Service-based Projects: Part 1 – My Way or the Highway

One of the most common recurring topics in our industry is that of pricing. A lot focuses on product or SaaS pricing but I have the most experience with pricing for client service. I want to note down what I’ve learned over 10 years of building websites for clients. I also want to jot down […]

Posted: May 18, 2016

Improving Your Process: Vetting Clients from the Start

I listen to podcasts every day. Many of them focus on business in a number of capacities, many of them don’t. I found it interesting that two podcasts I listened to nearly back-to-back discussed client onboarding. It wasn’t the focal point of either episode, they each touched on the topic for just a few minutes, […]

Posted: July 07, 2015

Taking Value-based Pricing Too Far

Value-based pricing has been a hot topic for the past couple of years. As is often the case with newer concepts, many people have varying definitions of what ‘value-based pricing’ really is. For some it’s simply a flat rate for a project. For others it’s an in-depth analysis of project scope to determine a market […]

Posted: February 09, 2015

Forcing a Single Term in a WordPress Taxonomy

Taxonomies in WordPress are a wonderful thing. Their purpose is to facilitate relationships among posts (not just Posts) and they do a great job with it. In my client work there have been many times where a taxonomy was appropriate but I only wanted to allow a single term to be associated to each post. […]

Posted: September 03, 2014

Principles That Go Against The Grain

Not too long ago, Kevin and myself had the opportunity to represent Iron to Iron at Create Upstate, which is: One incredible conference celebrating community, inspiring action, and connecting Upstate New York designers. Safe to say, you won’t want to miss it. Kevin and I were psyched when this opportunity came up. We really enjoy […]

Posted: August 13, 2014

Improving Your Process: Contracts, Proposals, Scopes of Work, and Complacency

At Iron to Iron we’re always trying to keep on top of ourselves when it comes to our process. The latest focus has been on our contract and the process we’ve got behind the generation of that documents and what leads up to it. We changed a lot, and for me it was a great reminder about the danger of complacency.

Posted: April 30, 2012

Using OmniFocus and Project Management Software to Get Things Done on a Team

I love organization, productivity, and process. I like using systems to help maintain that equilibrium as well, but there’s this one nagging issue that’s bothered me for some time and it revolves around the difference between personal and “public” tasks.

Posted: March 05, 2012