Our guest for today’s show is none other than author, speaker and chief evangelist at Canva, Guy Kawasaki. If you have a Mac (or even if you don’t!) chances are you’ve heard of Guy. Today, Guy shares with us how he got his start, how he spends his time as an evangelist, and why he is passionate about making people’s lives easier.
Our guest for today’s show, Hugh MacLeod, knows a thing or two about differentiating yourself, finding your niche, and going for it. If you’re struggling to find clients, or just interested in an inspiring story of one man’s unlikely path to success, then this is the show for you.Art is a great editor of human experience – Hugh MacLeod
Beaver Builder is a page builder solution developed by the three guys (Robby McCullough, Billy Young and Justin Busa). The boys discovered the internet as a career early on in life and came together five years ago to form their first company FastLine Media, from which followed Beaver Builder. This is a fun interview with the 3 guys, discussing the ups and downs of creating a successfull business – that came about simply from a need to “scratch their own itch”!
This week’s feature guest is Garth Koyle of Event Espresso. He says he wants to grow his business into a $100 million dollar revenue company — the largest goal ever announced on WP Elevation.
WIth over a decade’s experience in business management and internet marketing, Garth speaks at WordCamps across the US on WordPress Entrepreneurship and Plugin Development. This is a fascinating interview.
Jack McConnell of Voltronik in Bath, England is a RAR-certified, one-man web design and development company. He offers great advice from his years of experience as a designer, developer and consulting. A contributor to the WordPress Community, he has contributed to the popular Custom Field Suite plugin and the Bones starter theme. In addition, McConnell has developed two free plugins of his own.
McConnell is also partners in a web repository of tested, proven and recommended WP plugins at TidyRepo.
In this episode you’ll learn great tips and tools for running a WordPress design and development business, as well as how to grow your business while working with others in a co-working space.
$1 million a year in revenue is just over $83K per month. That’s what Curtis McHale is aiming for in 2015. Curtis is a freelance WordPress consultant from Canada who helps other freelancers turn their hobby into a real business. He knows a lot about processes, client management, being debt free and shares his knowledge freely on this episode of the podcast.
Kim Gjerstad is one of four founders of MailPoet, an email newsletter plugin for WordPress. According to BuiltWith, MailPoet is installed on over 94K websites at the time of writing. Let’s learn how Kim and his team have used the freemium model to grow their business and the challenges they have faced along the way.Be honest with yourself; know your limits; stick to your guns. @kgjerstad
Zoe Rooney is a front end developer from Philadelphia who has defined her niche and turned her skills and passion for WordPress into a successful business allowing her to work from home and spend time with her kids. Let’s learn how she’s done this.
Justin began his career selling learning management systems to Fortune 500 companies. Then he fell in love with WordPress. The natural progression from that was to build a learning management system for WordPress. Hence the birth of LearnDash. We use it here at WP Elevation and we love it. I met Justin at WordCamp Chicago in 2013 and I’m now thrilled to have him on the podcast.
Justin Sternberg is lead developer at WebDev Studios. Their clients include Microsoft, MSNBC, Boston Magazine, LiveFyre, and TIME. Their plug-ins include BadgeOS, Custom Post Type UI and Apppresser among others. But more importantly Justin understands the value in saying “no.”