Joomla! is hugely popular full-featured Content Management System (CMS). It powers approximately 2.7% of the largest 1,000,000 Web sites in the world. Consequently there are a lot of people looking for professional Joomla! help to build their sites, intranets, blogs, etc. The good companies are looking for skilled developers and site integrators that have a proven track record and a good reputation.
It can be hard to find reliable and skilled Joomla! help
When I was on the client side of the industry I looked for Joomla! pros to help the organization I worked for build Joomla! sites. This was just after Joomla! split from Mambo. The Joomla! community was in a flux at the time and it was really hard to find reliable skilled Joomla! help. Because of this situation I rolled up my sleeves and learned how to work with Joomla! myself. Over time and after building many websites I eventually wound up in the business of Joomla! full time.
It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be successful.
Starting a business is not trivial. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be successful. The types of clients that you work with will determine if your business endures or you get burned out and quit. I have talked to some really skilled Joomla! developers and designers who experienced burn out and no longer offer their services. Their stories are a reminder to be careful to position yourself to attract the good clients.
The good clients come looking for you.
Getting good clients is not something that just happens, you have to follow a strategy and work your way to the place where the good clients come looking for you. At JoomlaDay in Chicago this August 10 -11 I will be sharing my “Secrets of Getting an A+ Joomla! Reputation and Attracting A+ Clients“ at a session on Friday morning at 11:00am.
I learned a few things along the way in my pre open source career in sales and marketing. I saw the impact a reputation has on the direction a business goes. Everyone knows it’s really important to have a good reputation but a lot of people are working against themselves in this area. Fortunately you can be taught how to avoid some of the pitfalls of acquiring a bad reputation. You will greatly benefit in this area by being at my JoomlaDay Chicago session.
One of my client’s posted on his blog "My Perpetual #FollowFriday List - a new way of promoting great people to follow" the following:
“Without any shadow of a doubt, Joe is the best Joomla consultant in all of Canada.”
So come and hear all about it in Chicago.
It’s when things like this happen that you realize what you did along the way was right. So come and hear all about it in Chicago. As an added bonus for you, here is a coupon code that you can use to get an additional $20 discount off your registration fee: joejoomla
JoeJoomla and CNP Integrations look forward to seeing you in Chicago!