A fun outlet for me is building WordPress sites, consulting, and social media campaigns at McLane Creative. Since it’s a creative outlet I tend to be pretty picky with who I work with. Here are three quick slogans I use to describe my work there:
- Guaranteed to be on budget and past deadline.
- I tend to chose you more than you chose me.
- I pick projects that matter to me, regardless of budget.
Interestingly, this tiny business has continued to grow through 2009-2010. And with marketing slogans like that… how could it not?
I’ve fallen into a pace where 7-8 projects per years is just about right. Any more or less and it’s just not worth it.
Two quick structural updates:
- I’ve moved all of my hosting from Bluehost to 6sync. More importantly, I’ve moved from a shared hosting environment which lead to some unexplained downtime and nasty malware, to a VPS environment where I’m much more in control. More on this move.
- I installed a client collaboration tool. The way MC works is that I build a custom team of freelancers for each project. This is an ultra efficient model of web development for the client… but the pitfall is that it requires that I manage a bunch of people working together for the first time over and over again. The new client area (powered by Collabtive) centralizes the teams communication with the client. More on this move.