Starting A Little Business

by beagooddad on August 18, 2008

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A few weeks back a friend of mine was having trouble with her web host complaining about CPU usage which resulted in the web host frequently sending her site to the penalty box for periods of time. I volunteered to take a look at it. In the end, I ended up moving her site to a different host and fixing/tweaking a variety of things. She asked me what my hourly rate was but I just blew it off because I have fun doing these kinds of things and always learn things that help me with my own sites. (But she was still nice enough to send me an Amazon gift certificate).

Then, she decided that she wanted some help tweaking a bunch of things on a few of her sites and decided to make me start a business so that she could pay me. So, I finally got around to making up an hourly rate and she said “Sure, now go fix the stuff.” I should have picked a higher hourly rate :)

I can tell you that I have never had as much fun earning some dollars before. So, sometime over the next few weeks, I’m going to officially launch my new little enterprise to the world. But, in the meantime, here are the kind of services that I will be offering if anybody is interested.

  • WordPress Installation
  • WordPress Version Upgrades
  • WordPress Theme Modifications
  • WordPress Theme Installations and Configurations
  • WordPress Plugin Installation and Theme Integration
  • Move Existing WordPress Blog to New Host

That probably is not a complete list but it is good for a start. If you have something different related to WordPress that you are interested in having somebody work on for you, let me know and I can tell you if it is something that I will do. If it pertains to WordPress, the answer is probably.

For people that might have more frequent coding needs, you can also put me on retainer. You can set a number of hours that I will guarantee to be available per month for a reduced rate on my normal hourly fee.

If you are interested in having your own personal code monkey for your WordPress blog, feel free to send me an email with the details. If you know somebody that might be interested, please send them the link to this post.

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