Curtis McHale

Curtis is a husband, father, developer and business coach. He specializes in helping people build a business that lets them spend time with their family instead of working all the time. To learn more about running an effective business visit: https://curtismchale.ca.

  • Building a Productive Workspace
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  • The 1% Errors that Kill your Freelance Business

    The 1% Errors that Kill your Freelance Business

    It’s easy to make small mistakes that can add up to business catastrophe. Here's a list of the freelance business errors I've made and solutions to help.

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  • Manage your Money and Software to Win at Freelancing

    Manage your Money and Software to Win at Freelancing

    You may dream of going freelance, but don’t take the plunge until you understand freelance money management and have your software sorted out.

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  • Build a Custom Store Frontpage with the new WooCommerce Blocks

    Build a Custom Store Frontpage with the new WooCommerce Blocks

    With the new WooCommerce Gutenberg blocks, we can build a custom frontpage for our store and gain more flexibility with design without a developer.

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  • The Best WooCommerce Plugins to Increase Sales

    The Best WooCommerce Plugins to Increase Sales

    Sales are the name of the game for any business. Especially eCommerce. Today we’re going to look at the top 6 plugins I recommend to clients to help them increase WooCommerce sales.

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  • How Do I Blow My Clients Away As I Start A Project?

    How Do I Blow My Clients Away As I Start A Project?

    Today we’re going to look at what steps you should implement if you’re going to blow your clients away as an eCommerce store developer when you get started with your next eCommerce project.

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  • An Introduction to Using Gutenberg with WooCommerce

    An Introduction to Using Gutenberg with WooCommerce

    On December 6th, 2018 the controversial new editor experience for WordPress dropped and it’s called Gutenberg. We show you how to start using Gutenberg Blocks to power your WooCommerce store.

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  • Project Management Basics for Freelancers

    Project Management Basics for Freelancers

    Once you’ve built out an ideal client profile and learned to write good proposals, you should be winning work regularly. Be ready for the increase in workload with a project management system.

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  • Streamlining your WooCommerce Checkout Process to Increase Sales

    Streamlining your WooCommerce Checkout Process to Increase Sales

    The name of the game with eCommerce is making sales. Anything that gets in the way of a customer purchasing is costing you money. An easy way to start reclaiming lost sales is to optimize your cart.

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  • Getting Started with A/B Testing Your WooCommerce Store

    Getting Started with A/B Testing Your WooCommerce Store

    A/B testing, also known as split testing, is the process you use when you test out two or more different versions of your content. There are a few things to remember as you start with A/B testing.

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  • How to Increase Your Average Order Price with Smart Offers for WooCommerce

    How to Increase Your Average Order Price with Smart Offers for WooCommerce

    By streamlining your WooCommerce checkout process you can increase your revenue because more people will make a purchase. Learn how to leverage Smart Offers and increase revenue.

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  • An Introduction to Analytics On your WooCommerce Store

    An Introduction to Analytics On your WooCommerce Store

    Having Google Analytics or a similar analytics platform on your site gives you the ability to draw actionable conclusions based on customer data and activity in order to make your store better.

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  • How to add a WooCommerce store to your WordPress blog

    How to add a WooCommerce store to your WordPress blog

    There comes a time in the life of many WordPress sites when you want to start selling something. We show you how to get started with this in depth tutorial for installing WooCommerce on WordPress.

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  • When is the Right Time to Add Affiliates to Your WooCommerce Store?

    When is the Right Time to Add Affiliates to Your WooCommerce Store?

    To build an affiliate program to complement your WooCommerce store, you will need to make sure you have high-quality affiliates and avoid fraudulent attempts. Here are the best ways to get started.

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  • Find the Best Clients by Building an Ideal Client Profile

    Find the Best Clients by Building an Ideal Client Profile

    Build your dream business by ensuring that you are working with your ideal clients. Find out exactly how to categorize clients so that you can deliver the best possible service, every time!

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  • Strategies to Produce a Winning Proposal when Stuck at the Gatekeeper

    Strategies to Produce a Winning Proposal when Stuck at the Gatekeeper

    We’ve spent the last two posts looking at how you identify the real buyer of a project and then four ways you can woo the gatekeeper to talk to the buyer. Even with this information, sometimes...

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  • 4 Ways to Woo the Gatekeeper and Talk to the Buyer of A Project

    4 Ways to Woo the Gatekeeper and Talk to the Buyer of A Project

    In my last post I talked about the importance of talking to the buyer for your project. I introduced the idea of the gatekeeper there. To recap, the gatekeeper is anyone that doesn’t appear to...

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  • 4 Questions to Figure Out If You’re Talking to the Buyer or a Gatekeeper

    4 Questions to Figure Out If You’re Talking to the Buyer or a Gatekeeper

    While it can be flattering to be asked to quote on a project, it can also be a huge waste of time. When I started freelancing, I’d send a proposal as long as I figured that the person requesting...

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