Working the Business Side with Joomla

In this meetup, we will talk about the Web and Internet Marketing Business, as well as how Joomla comes to play within the various facets of what we do for clients. By sharing our knowledge, expertise and "tricks of the trade" we will learn how to have greater success in what we do.

Because this is was a group choice of topic, the following list is the beginning for potential discussion points. Yet, your discussion points are the most important part. Answer the question when you RSVP with what you would like to talk about or share.

Discussion points:

• Contract and Agreements

• Managing Clients

• Ways to monetize a Joomla website or community

• Payments and Invoicing

• Website updates and ways to charge for them

• Managing Difficult Clients

• Trade or shares in exchange for site work

• Online tools to assist with all aspects of the web business

• Taxes

A great quote from a recent article in the New York Times concerning the recent Heartbleed bug and the OpenSSL project says:

“Open source is not magic fairy dust” that happens automatically, said Tim O’Reilly, an early advocate of open source and the founder of O’Reilly Media. “It happens because people work at it.”

Not only is Open Source projects like Joomla "... not magic fairy dust", but neither do any of us walk around with "magic wands". The way to survive, or even thrive, is to combine and share our energies, knowledge and "best practices".

We will meet in the conference room, at the Office of Silicon Valley, which is to your right when you come in the side door.

We look forward to seeing everyone there. If you are driving, or need a ride, please add a comment to the Meetup for this post and "come one, come all"!

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  • Steve W.

    Loved the topic, loved the sharing, we should do it again. I need as much reinforcement as possible to "charge more".

    1 · May 16

  • Warren L.

    It was great! Lots of helpful information about running a web development business from a variety of viewpoints.

    1 · May 16

  • James F.

    I was so happy to see everyone, share information about business and Joomla... always learning with this group! A few links that were shared:

    1. https://www.freelancersunion.org/
    2. http://www.freshbooks.com/index-st.php
    3. https://watchful.li/
    4. http://adagency.ijoomla.com/

    Getting Paid?
    1. https://www.dwolla.com/freelancers
    2. https://stripe.com/

    Great article about payment issues:
    http://management.fortune.cnn.com/2013/03/29/freelance-work-getting-paid/

    Cheers!

    1 · May 16

  • Jennifer G.

    Renea & Rachel had done a class and Warren had all the details and taking classes has been recommended. Here's the info from Warren:

    Renaissance Entrepreneur Center - the mothership:
    http://www.rencenter.org/

    Ren Center Marin:
    http://rencentermarin.org/

    Check the classes and the events calendar.

    May 15

    • Renea L.

      The class was really great.

      1 · May 16

  • Susan K.

    Warren's lead about the Ren Center was valuable. I began a 4 week workshop on creating an e-commerce business last night! It has already assisted me in avoiding a few pitfalls. So many other good tips and questions at the Joomla meetup. I've got the notes to prove it! Thanks so much for sharing, everyone.

    1 · May 16

  • Jennifer G.

    this was a great meetup. i really enjoyed listening to everyone! very engaged group. i learned from everyone that shared! thank you!!

    May 15

  • Carol M.

    Thank you for tailoring the topics to those mentioned by people in the room. There was so much to cover! I especially liked the info shared by others on how to charge for Joomla updates, ways to charge/bill for work, and a look at FreshBooks.

    1 · May 15

  • Eric G.

    Would love to go. But too far for me from work to attend. See you at the next one.

    1 · May 12

  • Susan K.

    As soon as I read the topics in this meetup I know I had to change my mind. . . it's a girl's prerogative, right? See you there.

    1 · May 9

  • Renea L.

    Have room for 2 in my car. Coming from Marin so I can pickup anyone in the city or farther south. Not going through the easy bay.

    1 · April 23, 2014

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Our Sponsors

  • Tilden Tasks

    Tilden Tasks is our sponsor at NextSpace Berkeley for the workshop!

  • Flockworx

    Sponsoring the Jen Kramer CSS Workshop!

  • Jenn Gress' Book!

    This is a great book for beginners or designer/developer clients.

  • PayPlans

    PayPlans donated a premium version for our use on JUG website. Thanks!

  • JomSocial by Azrul

    A Joomla! component for creating a Social Network for your website.

  • SiteGround

    SiteGround generously hosts our website at joomlabayarea.com.

  • The Office of Silicon Valley

    virtual offices, shared co-working space, dedicated desks, privacy

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