At the beginning of the year, I wrote in a previous post that I was going to join a new business training course for WordPress business consultants called WP Elevation. I’m thrilled to report that just a few days ago, I’ve successfully completed it and boy, do I feel so different about my business now!
WP Elevation is a 6-week business training course founded by Troy Dean in Australia that is specially targeted at WordPress designers and developers who may work alone but want to level up their business with better communication, workflow and business practices. Ever since I’ve taken Marie Forleo’s Bschool (which is another excellent course for those of you thinking about starting an online business) back in 2013, I’ve been looking for the right course or coach to help me reach new heights but with not much success. So when I learnt about WPE, I knew IMMEDIATELY I had to sign up for it as I love how specific it was to my industry compared to many courses that felt somewhat generic. By now, I’ve taken countless workshops and courses and this is undoubtedly the best investment I’ve made for my business so far. One thing I love about the course is how it’s broken down into small, bite-sized chunks with tasks that feel easy to implement and do-able. Everything is laid out systematically in a logical manner that makes so much sense to do.
Just implementing a few WPE tasks has already given me so many valuable benefits and results such as project proposals that get approved quickly without questions, better workflow processes such as client questionnaires, checklists and documents that will make managing projects and clients easier without scope creep and last but not least, so many new ideas for new revenue streams that I would never have thought of, including those that are recurring in nature.
To add even more goodness, I connected instantly with the WPE Facebook community which had been so supportive and engaged, and ready to help with any questions ranging from technical to client management to setting up systems. After working alone for a few years, I have never felt so understood and supported before. Knowing I now have a tribe of people who I can turn to for any business issue anytime is a HUGE stress reliever.
Over the course of 6 weeks, I’ve also experienced mindset shifts in how I view myself as a premium WordPress business consultant instead of just a regular designer and developer. I value my skills a lot more and feel so much more comfortable about raising my fees in the near future.
In a nutshell, joining the WPE course has been invaluable from an inside-out perspective and given me new motivation and confidence to elevate my business.
I’m really looking forward to implementing more WPE processes this year. In the meantime, I’ve moved on to other prior tasks that need to get done first such as figuring out my niche market and working on new photos for my upcoming new website. There’s so much to do while juggling client work at the same time. I’ll need to remind myself to take things one step at a time. I’ll be sure to provide more updates so watch this space.
UPDATE: WPE is about to open its doors again for another new intake! Doors are open for 7 days only from 30 May 30 till 6 June 2017. Here’s a free training video to help you level up your WordPress business, enjoy the valuable lessons!