How to become a highly paid Salesforce Freelancer and Independent Consultant

*Disclosure: We only recommend products and services we would use and all opinions expressed here are our own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, if you make a purchase we may earn a commission.Have you ever considered becoming a Salesforce Freelancer and using your skills to create a flexible highly paid income that allows you to work from anywhere in the world?Bradley Rice… Read More

How to become a highly paid Salesforce Freelancer and Independent Consultant

Get Certified: 91% of Salesforce Professionals Consider Certifications a Factor Impacting Earning Potential

When you work with a technology as fast-moving as Salesforce, it’s incredibly important to read independent research on the ecosystem to ensure you’re steering your career in the right direction.As a Salesforce education provider, it’s really helpful for us to find out where a typical professional struggles in their learning journey and how we can help. Focus on Force was recently featured in the 2019/20 Mason Frank Salary Survey as… Read More

Get Certified: 91% of Salesforce Professionals Consider Certifications a Factor Impacting Earning Potential

Workflow Rules vs Process Builder – When to Use What

Before diving into the differences between Workflow Rules and Process Builders, I do want to call out that in some Trailheads from Salesforce, there have been callouts to moving away from Workflow rules entirely. Be that as it may, Workflows are still up and running and in some cases can be simple, faster, and easier to apply than a Process Builder. However, please do keep this in mind if you… Read More

Workflow Rules vs Process Builder – When to Use What

Focus on People: Jim Vineyard – From Zero to Hero

Jim Vineyard knew nothing about CRM before he explored Salesforce, as part of an account he took on for Customer Service. ​Working with his son in the same company, doing the same job, he navigated through Salesforce and learned a whole new world of custom CRM, and Customer Service functionalities, never before possible for him, in the last decade of his career. I began with Salesforce as a result of the… Read More

Focus on People: Jim Vineyard – From Zero to Hero

Our Top 10 Salesforce Certification Exam Prep Tips

Salesforce is fast becoming the business platform of choice for many companies. With around twenty-seven (27) certifications and counting, you’d know there’s a real – and rather lucrative – career path with Salesforce. It’s true that It takes a lot of work to climb the Salesforce Certification Pyramid, but we all think it’s worth the effort. And If you keep consistent with a system that works for you, you will be… Read More

Our Top 10 Salesforce Certification Exam Prep Tips

Focus on People: Donna Hudson – Never Too Late for Salesforce

Donna chanced upon Salesforce only AFTER RETIRING from her career in higher education. In this interview, she talked about the steps she took to keep up with this all-new, fast-paced tech career as Salesforce Business Analyst. She tells us about her all-women ‘Ohana’ and the benefits of doing non-profit work, to become a better Salesforce professional. I’m not your typical early starter for Salesforce. I’ve been in the work world… Read More

Focus on People: Donna Hudson – Never Too Late for Salesforce

Lightning Replacement to JavaScript Buttons

Prior to the release of Lightning, Javascript buttons got users pretty far with their large variety of use cases. Today, in Lighting, however, Javascript buttons are a thing of the past. Below I am going to walk through several different use cases that, may have been previously handled with Javascript, using one of the Lightning ready ways.Before we begin, here are the Use Cases and the tools in Lightning we… Read More

Lightning Replacement to JavaScript Buttons

Focus on People: Mark Hilmer – Secret to Exams is Being ‘Fast and Curious’

Mark Hilmer built a consulting business out of the Salesforce knowledge he gained through the past 6 years. He specializes in helping medium-sized businesses to improve their customer service.​Combined with hands on experience, he shares in this interview his strategic approach to preparing for the certifications. He thinks through which certification he needs to get, determines the right timing for his actual exam schedule and tells us his secret for… Read More

Focus on People: Mark Hilmer – Secret to Exams is Being ‘Fast and Curious’

Top 10 Best Practices to Follow as a Salesforce Business Analyst

In the Salesforce hemisphere, there are many different roles one could hold. One of those roles is that of a Business Analyst. Though it can seem to be a confusing and vague title, it is a significant role in the successful delivery of any Salesforce project. Generally speaking, a Salesforce Business Analyst is someone who will help run a project from start to finish and will take on tasks like… Read More

Top 10 Best Practices to Follow as a Salesforce Business Analyst

Focus on People: Adam Schoolsky – From Employee to Consultant

Adam was a Salesforce user, then worked on Salesforce projects internally in his company and even worked for Salesforce itself. He quit Salesforce to fix motorcycles (which he loved) because he just couldn’t stand the pressure. ​Coming back to Salesforce after a few years, in a different environment – as a consultant outside of organizations, doing contract work and shifting gradually to the more advanced Developer side, he found a better,… Read More

Focus on People: Adam Schoolsky – From Employee to Consultant

Focus on People: Frederique Mermoz Mounier – Stay at Home Mom turned Salesforce Professional

Frédérique Mounier quit working for 4 years to be a stay-at-home-mom. When she decided to go back to work, she discovered Salesforce through a program directed specifically towards women wanting to get back into the workforce.​Amidst a busy schedule (to keep up her thriving family life), she gained 4 certifications in her first 7 months of working on Salesforce. Read the story of how she achieved this superhuman (or should… Read More

Focus on People: Frederique Mermoz Mounier – Stay at Home Mom turned Salesforce Professional

Before and After a Salesforce Exam

With the study guides and the practice exams, we try our best to give you the most comprehensive view of what the exams might cover, to prepare you mentally for the exam. In this story, we give you a glimpse of what it might be like, psychologically and emotionally for actual people taking the exams. We have rounded up 3 participants in the last Australian Trailhead Bootcamp, who took their first… Read More

Before and After a Salesforce Exam

How to Stand Out as a Salesforce Developer

It isn’t news that the Salesforce ecosystem is growing. Last year, there were more than 5 acquisitions, 50 major enhancements and new features to the Salesforce multi-cloud, and the company itself issued revenue guidance of $13.23-13.24 billion. For those working in the ecosystem, this translated to a prediction that 3.3 million jobs would be created in the Salesforce economy by 2022. That works out at over one million jobs a year… Read More

How to Stand Out as a Salesforce Developer

Focus on People: Olivier Baelde – Advancing in Salesforce

“it’s a platform where you have to really keep current with what is new, what are the new things coming, and what features you can use in a particular project,” said Olivier in this interview for our Focus on Force community. Olivier Baelde is an experienced learner and user of Salesforce platform. He shares his thoughts about the platform and gives useful advice on how to keep moving forward in the Salesforce… Read More

Focus on People: Olivier Baelde – Advancing in Salesforce