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As Pagely moves into a new era with serverless application hosting, CEO and co-founder Joshua Strebel takes a trip down memory lane in this episode of the WP Elevation podcast. He and Troy talk about managed hosting, chasing the top of the stack, using revenge as fuel as well as Joshua’s predictions for the future of WordPress.
I’ll never forget how easy it was, with just a few words, to shift my intense feelings of anxiety into excitement. It was late September in 2018 and we had our Agency Mastermind event, Mavericks Club, fast approaching. About one week before the event, it really dawned on me that our Mavericks were flying halfway across the world to join us so we can help them grow their business and support them through the issues they were facing. As the event date neared, I was getting pretty nervous to the point it was getting very…
If you’ve been on the fence about WP Elevation, there’s no better way to get off it than by hearing a first-hand account of what it’s like. In this episode of the WP Elevation podcast, Noah Britton talks about his business before and after WP Elevation, and how better processes and a change in mindset helped him cut his client list in half while tripling his revenue. This is his success story.
A productised service can be your ticket to a sustainable, scalable business. Here’s what you need to know about running one successfully:
Your business has a superpower, but you probably don’t know what it is. Glen Carlson, the co-founder of Dent Global, is in the business of helping people like yourself find it. In this special live episode of the WP Elevation podcast, Glen talks about what a key person of influence really is, how to identify your real superpower, and how to stop throwing away your valuable time.
In this episode of the WP Elevation podcast, Troy is joined by Christie Chirinos, the product manager of managed WooCommerce hosting at Liquid Web. There’s more to this episode than just talk of managed hosting though. Tune in if you want to learn more about what product managers do as well as to learn how Christie uses the Eisenhower time management matrix to decide which fires to put out each day.
Have you ever thought about how much more productive you’d be or how much money you could make if only you kept your hands off of your phone or your mind from wondering what’s happening on Facebook? In this episode of the WP Elevation podcast, Nir Eyal talks about the research he’s done on the psychology of habit-forming products, what he’s learned about overcoming distractions and the books he’s written to capture both of these ideas.
It’s easy to walk into the first meeting with a prospective client and let them take the reins. After all, they were the one who reached out to you, right? But that mistake could have far-reaching effects on your relationship with them as a client and, not only that, it could adversely affect the rest of your business. In order to run more effective client meetings, you must position yourself as an expert and authority right from the start. In the video and recap below, I’ll share with you my five-step framework for accomplishing this….
Serial entrepreneur and full-stack product designer/developer Brian Casel visited the WP Elevation podcast to talk about the value of selling productised services. And although his background is in design, Brian has created a wide variety of products, including a website-as-a-service, a done-for-you content marketing program and an online course. All of which he discusses on this jam-packed episode of the podcast.
Do you find yourself doing small tweaks to your client’s websites without charging because well… it’s such a small tweak! Perhaps you sometimes find yourself in an endless feedback spiral? Ahhh scope creep – those tweaks, updates and additions that weren’t factored into the initial project cost. The problem with making small changes is that if you say yes to one, how many more will there be? You’re setting a precedent for feedback and changes to happen as they please. Then they don’t understand the value they’re getting and they have the power over the…
As a WordPress consultant, you’re always on the lookout for solutions to make your job easier while helping you get your clients better results. But you have to be careful about adopting new tools. Use the wrong one and it could cause more issues than there were before. That’s why Akshat Choudhary and the team behind the BlogVault backup plugin have taken extra care in developing their product… over the last seven years.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a writer, marketer, or business owner. Creating content is no simple task, especially if your goal is to build authority and trust with it. What I’ve discovered, though, is that content creation is like anything else you do in business: Build your own toolkit, develop a repeatable process and get into the habit of doing it. Of course, finding the right tools to fill your toolkit with can be difficult in and of itself… which is why I’m going to share mine with you today! From start to finish, these…
If you attended WP Elevation’s live event in Santa Monica earlier this year, you’ll recognise Dana Malstaff as one of the guest speakers. She’s the CEO and founder of Boss Mom and a content strategist extraordinaire. In this episode of the podcast, she and Troy talk about the value of having a kickass content strategy and how to go about formulating one for your business.
Whenever you step inside a new piece of software, there’s always going to be a bit of a learning curve. And, with WordPress, it’s not just a new interface you must master. You also have to master a new language. If you’re serious about building your business around WordPress, then it would be highly beneficial to become fluent in WordPress-ese. Use this WordPress glossary to get yourself up to speed: Admin bar The admin bar is the sticky toolbar at the top of WordPress. It provides shortcut access to the live website, available updates, new…