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Digital Nomad Tips – Eat better with the locals for less

This is part of my Digital Freedoms series where I share my experience of providing client website service to fund a free living Digital nomad lifestyle.  In this one I’m talking about eating out as a nomad. Tourist to nomad I took holidays (vacations) in many places I now regularly visit as a nomad.  As…

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3 Reasons why we focus on hosting and maintenance

In my last post I said I would talk about nomadic living costs. It turns out this is a huge topic that gives me writer’s cramp and make me introspective.  Instead, I thought I would follow up with a little more context as to why we now focus on hosting and care. So with no…

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Charging for Client Website Services

Charging Website Clients

We do things differently. Instead of concentrating on getting higher paying projects, we focused on accommodating any budget and building up a recurring (almost passive) income through website hosting and maintenance. Our model has grown out of a desire to protect our free time, but has been made possible due to page builders and easy…

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Personal Freedom through providing client website services

Digital Freedoms 1

This is an introduction to a series on living a life of freedom by remotely providing client website services and digital marketing. It’s been 8 years since my wife and I quit our jobs in the UK and started living a digital nomad lifestyle. Now it feels like we have enough experience to offer some…

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Plugin Logic – A simple, but forgotten performance plugin

Plugin Logic WordPress

  Recently I made a video post on Plugin Load Filter and in it I mentioned Plugin Logic.  It was suggested to me, but I did not try it as it appeared to have been abandoned for years. Strangely, after my video I discovered that neither Plugin Load Filter or Plugin Organizer were of use for…

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Using Plugin Load Filter – a performance plugin

In this video post I’m talking about Plugin Load Filter which is a free plugin from the WordPress repository. It allows you to deactivate unnecessary plugins on individual pages and posts to speed up your site. It’s a simpler alternative to plugin I used for some years called Plugin Organizer and is similar to Plugin…

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How I use WordPress Demo Builder by MotoPress

  People have asked me what I use to build my Beaver Builder live demo sites and I’ve avoided doing a video because I was unsure of my set up. When I started in 2014  I used Ninja Demos (from the team who created Ninja Forms).  It was a unique product, but they did not…

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Using WordPress for Client Friendly Project Management

Project Management in WordPress

 I’ve been using 3rd party project management (PM) tools for an age. As an employee I had the job of trailing an early contenders for our Government department.  I carried on as a self employed web “designer” moving about from BaseCamp, to Trello to Asana. More recently, I’ve started to feel they have become…

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WordPress Speed and Performance with Usage DD

Usage DD WP Plugin - site speed

Here we are looking at Usage DD. A free utility plugin from the WordPress repository that allows us to monitor the server resources used in a WordPress install.  It’s a simple and lightweight and  gives us key performance indicators wherever we happen to be in WordPress. What happens when Usage DD is activated? It simply…

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Help and Impress Clients with WP Admin Pages Pro

Admin Pages Pro

  A few years ago I made a video on customising a WordPress dashboard with page builder templates. The idea opened up some opportunities for smoother onboarding and client communication. Yet. I never really made use it.  There were limitation of what could be done in the dashboard space and problems with dynamic content like…

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