Fixing other Developers Work – Avoiding Needless Complexity

Craftmanship to aspire to One of my best customers called and asked me if I could fix an app. I knew and was friendly with the original developer. I had helped him with some code several times on zoom. He was new to MS Office development. While I’m always happy to help, fixing other people’s […]

Great FeedBack

Feedback is about listening actively, taking the time to analyze, and then thinking of the best possible solution to perform better. It provides positive criticism and allows to see what everyone can change to improve their focus and results. It brings people together and creates a healthy communication flow. A few days ago I received […]

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 the shop itself. Hopefully, a […]

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 website that is. My side-hustle goals were simple:  Generate a modest amount of income while not working full time.  Hard work, a lifetime of saving, […]

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 and use many other programs […]

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 a long time though I’ll […]

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 the country asking me to […]

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. That’s what made me quit, […]