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

My Entrepreneurial Life as a Microsoft Office VBA Freelancer Part I

My Entrepreneurial Life as a VBA Freelancer So you’ve been pondering the possibility of becoming a freelance Developer.  You are tired of the cubicle jungle, unhappy with the compensation, that boss, the same old work or the crazy hours. Maybe like me, you are just ready for a new adventure…. Continue reading

MS Access and the Perfect Storm

I love my work as a Microsoft Office VBA Freelance Developer MS Access  and the Perfect Storm Prior to becoming a Freelance VBA Developer I made a living as a data analyst.  My skill set (speciality) was using Microsoft Excel to analyze and summarize data queries from Big Data –… Continue reading

Excel VBA got me to London, Hong Kong and a Great Job.

How Excel VBA got me to London In 2020 there is expected to be nearly 2 million people graduating with a Bachelors degree just in the US.  Guess what? They are your competition.  I’ve been there. That question of how do I differentiate myself from my competition- Hard work? Sure,… Continue reading