Your business will probably need a website at some point. Where do you start?
If your website was built using WordPress, it’s likely to have been developed:
- From scratch as a bespoke website
- Using a customisable theme
Usually, the decision to use a bespoke design or customised theme boils down to budget and timeframe. Let’s explore the pros and cons of each.
When you’re building a website, how do you decide what features to include? Here are some things you should strike off your website wish list.
On 1st January 2019, PHP 5 reaches ‘end-of-life’. This means that the developers will no longer be updating or patching the software, even if security holes are discovered.
Websites that run on PHP 5 will be vulnerable to any future security holes that hackers discover.
Find out whether your site might be affected and what you need to do.
Since I started freelancing in 2013, I’ve worked with hundreds of clients. Most of which are overseas, and include clients from Austria, Australia, Andorra, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, India, Isle of Man, Norway, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, United Arab Emirates, Uganda and the USA.
Most of my initial freelance work came through Upwork, which is why such a high percentage of my clients aren’t based in the UK. I now work with a mix of international clients both on and off the platform.
Freelancers can be nervous about working with clients abroad. There are more factors to consider, but for the most part it’s similar to working with a local client.
Here are some ‘gotchas’ to watch out for and tips to help your international projects go smoothly.