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Footnotes #456

Issue #456 β€œOne of the marvelous things about community is that it enables us to welcome and help people in a way we couldn’t as individuals.” β€” Jean Vanier, Community And Growth Howdy! Thinking about WordPress history lately in terms of business and product acquisitions, key investments and hires … it says A LOT about…

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Built by WordPress β€” .com that is

Automattic enters the low-end website market Automattic this week announced that its “premium website building service” (which was in beta in fall 2020) is now officially accepting customer applications for “websites starting at $4,900 USD.” The announcement describes a turnkey service with a personal touch: “You’ll work with a dedicated engagement manager throughout the entire…

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Freelancers and the self-employed are ignored by the government

Sara Horowitz — who is the founder and executive director of the Freelancers Union — makes a compelling argument for how important freelancers are to the American economy. She highlights just how big the freelancer economy is: For better or worse, freelancing is becoming the new normal in America. There are now 53 million freelance…

Quick tip: Freelance toolkit by Modern Tribe

Quick tip: Freelance toolkit by Modern Tribe

I found the Freelance Toolkit landing page on Modern Tribe’s website today thanks to a Tweet from Tom Willmot: This is awesome: http://t.co/hjPxL2azH0 via @justlikeair — Tom Willmot (@tomwillmot) March 13, 2014 It’s apparently been around for a while, but this was the first time I’ve seen it. The toolkit is a presentation and a…

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