Vid Luther wants to solve the WordPress hosting problem and has been working at it since WordPress was B2. He started ZippyKid, raised some funding and has since rebranded as Pressable. Vid also revealed that he and his brother should have been in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 but overslept. I was not prepared for that.All jokes aside, I'm Indian - we love to haggle! @vidluther
Dale Beaumont turned this episode of the podcast into a Masterclass by teaching us so much about positioning, finding your niche, getting clear about your purpose and vision for your business, avoiding distraction, processes and systems and getting out of your own way long enough to speak in front of groups of people! I’ve learned so much from Dale over the years that I just had to bring him on the podcast.
Tracy Levesque is one half of Yikes Inc, a WordPress and Cold Fusion shop in Philadelphia. She speaks at WordCamps, teaches at Girl Develop It and is a big fan of getting up close and personal with her fears. In this episode you’ll discover how they have grown their team, learnt to say no to clients and how Tracy uses Trello to keep her life organised.
David Kadavy wrote an epic blog post to try and get a speaking spot at SXSW and instead landed himself a book deal with Wiley to write Design for Hackers (which went on to debut at #18 on all of Amazon). In this episode we talk about the Tango and Salsa dancing, Tim Ferriss, Fancy Hands, Blogging and of course, Comic Sans.
The future of WordPress – what opportunities and challenges lie ahead for us? This is the third Think Tank in a series where we round-up the top-dogs of the WordPress space and discuss hot topics in the world of WordPress. Podcasts, articles and newsletters only scratch the surface of what’s really going on in the WordPress eco-system. Tune in and go deep.
Ryan Sullivan started out as a freelancer building websites for clients until his freelance business got so busy he no longer had time to go to work. So he quit his day job and founded WP Site Care, a WordPress maintenance business that takes the stress out of WordPress and turns technology into an asset instead of a barrier.
JD Peterson is Senior Vice President of marketing at Scripted.com. I’m not even sure what that means but he tells me he spends a lot of time looking at data and talking with customers. Scripted started out as a marketplace to connect screenwriters with studios. After three years of struggle they pivoted and within 11 months raised their first $1 million in funding. They now connect writers with businesses that need content.
Our guest this week is Tomaz Zaman from Codeable and he joins us all the way from Slovenia. In this episode you will learn: how to write the perfect brief for a WordPress developer: why it’s important to have an opinion: and what to do with the money when you raise funding.
Ever wondered how to get free publicity for your business? Well in this episode Conrad Egusa from Publicise deconstructs the entire PR model and shows you exactly what to do to increase your chances of being covered by large publications and websites.
Andy Clarke is one of my web design heroes and it was an honour to interview him for Episode #50 of the podcast. We talk about content first, mobile first, not using WordPress and Planet of the Apes among other things.