For the first time in my life, I might have the podcasting jitters.
WordSesh is in full swing and I’m about to take the mic.
For those of you that don’t know, the 24 hour marathon of WordPress “stuff” kicked off Friday evening (EST time.) This Olympian event hosts a cast of WordPress professionals, developers, designers, founders, characters and a perfect mix of personalities — including yours truly.
Every hour for 24 hours, you’re consuming gobs of information like running a WordPress plugin business to designing better websites. All for free.
Let me repeat that – a free global 24 hour LIVE event – welcome to the WordPress Olympic stage ladies and gentlemen.
The hardest part of our work is not the making money part — it’s the focus part.
I don’t want to sound like a broken record, but ideas are a dime a dozen, it’s the execution that matters.
It’s so easy right? Then you realize there’s the entrepreneurial bug that drove us here in the first place. There’s something inside us that constantly wants us to create.
Well that’s great, until it’s not. Here’s why…
I was listening to James interview on another podcast and he lead in to how easy it is to launch a WordPress website. Even more so, how fast and cheap it is.
Call it passion or call it crazy – but I called him out on why folks launching their new website shouldn’t just skimp out because they can.
Long story short, he contacted me and this episode was born. Join us to discuss the steps it takes to build a great WordPress website!
Data – It’s what I love to hate as a web marketer and consultant.
Data tells us who our customers are, where they come from and how long they spend looking at our content. What device they use, what pages they click on and how many videos they watch. There’s the free kind of data and then there’s the data we pay for.
It’s addictive and dare I say it — pornographic.
Charts, goals, heatmaps and social graphs. But guess what you’re forgetting about? Your customer.
If you’re looking to organize your Gravity Forms contact submissions, I’ve got just the trick for you.
I connect my general Contact form and my Challenge application forms to my Trello account with Zapier.
I use Trello for organizing thoughts and tasks, so why not use it to organize all of the folks contacting me. With it’s ease of use and drag-n-drop lists, it makes for a really great lightweight CRM of sorts.
For those of you that haven’t used any of these services, let’s take a look at what they do before I share the recipe.
Owning your content is sort of the WordPress way, right?
We publish a ton of data from our blog’s to our Facebook accounts. Instagram captures our memories and Twitter declares what we’re thinking at the moment.
But this is our data and we’re giving it large platforms that leverage it for marketing and promotion. Today we’re going to hear from another Slide Presentation plugin developed by Steven Word.
He’s going to position the product as something different than a big brand alternative — but hasn’t revealed exactly what that will be yet.
In the meantime put down that SlideShare account and dive into WP Present.
Am I the only one that has an urge to start writing a book when the winter time rolls around?
This isn’t a typical interview, we’re getting right to the good stuff including planning your book, marketing, sales expectations and supporting customers.
Learn from Brian’s success and failures in episode 55!