Building Your Freelancer Platform

For the last few weeks or so I have been noodling with an idea I have for a nonfiction How-to book: Building Your Freelancer Platform. A key component, for most people, of that platform will be your website. Your website is both the sign hanging outside your virtual shop and… Continue reading

MS Office Developer 18 months in

MS Office Developer 18 months in

It has been a year and half since I left the corporate world and hung up my virtual shingle.  Well, that is when I published my Microsoft Office Development www.excelandvbacraftsman.com website that is. My side-hustle goals were simple:  Generate a modest amount of income while not working full time.  Hard… Continue reading

How to Hire an Excel Expert

How to Hire an Excel Expert First let me clarify Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) is an incredible powerful language and tool.  In the right skilled hands, it can do magic. It can control not only Excel, Word, Outlook and Access it can, through the COM (common language interface), control… Continue reading

SEO Challenges and Complexities

I love this job. As promised in My Entrepreneurial Life as a Microsoft Office VBA Freelancer Part I,  I am going to do a bit of a dive into SEO challenges and complexities – For the newbies out there I will start with the basic key concepts.  For those of you… Continue reading

When to call in ‘Excel Help’? Ask yourself these five questions

When to call in “Expert Help’? Ask yourself these five questions When to call in ‘Excel Help’? Ask yourself these five questions As a Freelance Microsoft Office VBA Developer, I needed to have, as a friend says, “wicked mad computer skills” if I was to succeed.  Yes, I’ve been a developer… Continue reading

My Entrepeneurial Life as a Microsoft VBA Freelancer Part II

I love my work as a Microsoft Office VBA Freelance Developer I wouldn’t have guessed the diversity of calls I get in My Entrepreneurial Life as a VBA Freelancer (Excel, Access and Word VBA Programming)   Earlier this week I received a call from a very nice lady in another part of… Continue reading