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Episode #74 Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki

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.

The world should be a meritocracy, not an aristocracy. - @GuyKawasaki

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Episode #72 Beaver Builder

Beaver Builder

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”!

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Episode #71 Garth Koyle

Garth Koyle

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.

Co-founder of Event Espresso, Garth has found a Saas version of the Event Espresso plugin called Event Smart, which he intends on growing into a $100 million dollar revenue company.

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.

Know your value proposition. Leverage the factors. Communicate well. @garthkoyle

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Episode #70 Jack McConnell

Jack McConnell

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.

The secret to @jackmcconnell success."People wanted sites they could edit themselves." #Understand the #client.

 

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Episode #69 Curtis McHale 

Curtis McHale

$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.

I believe you transfer value primarily, and then money is a reward for that. @curtismchale

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Episode #68 Kim Gjerstad from MailPoet.com

Kim Gjerstad

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

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Episode #67 Zoe Rooney from zoerooney.com

Zoe Rooney

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.

If you want to be an entrepreneur you have something that you really want to do...something that really drives you

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Episode #66 Justin Ferriman from LearnDash

Justin Ferriman

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.

Market research is not sexy, but we did 10 months of it before we launched.

 

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