Carrie Dils: From greeting cards to WordPress
Fan favorite Carrie Dils joins the show today to talk about GiggleSnort — I mean WordPress freelancing.
Carrie brings us through some amazing stories, from bootstrapping a greeting card service to working at StarBucks and how both experiences impacted her career. If you’re just starting out or working a day to day that you’re trying to get out of, this episode is for you!
Carrie Dils Genesis Developer
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Lessons from GiggleSnort
I love stories about people beating the street to earn a living.
I’m a solid believer in learning the “cold call” before launching yourself into the entrepreneurial journey. Carrie ran a greeting card company called GiggleSnort that quickly exposed her to the hard lessons of small business. Failure is great. You learn from it, get thicker skin, and find new opportunities.
Fail fast, if you can.
Once Carrie found StudioPress & Genesis there was no looking back.
She has leveraged the product to build custom solutions for her clients, while continuing to elevate her expertise over the years. You can find her as one of the recommended Genesis developers and recently launched two commercial themes. Utility can be found in her store and Winning Agent over at StudioPress.
Aside from all of the great WordPress code Carrie develops, she’s also an awesome person. I’ve been a fan for quite a while and wish her the best of luck in her business.
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It just so happens that Carrie and Tom McFarlin taught a course about starting and running a WordPress theme business in the Pro forum of the site. Become a member and get access to that and a lot more!
(updated for iTunes)