It’s that time again where I catch up with my good friend, Jake Goldman.
Jake runs a distributed agency called 10up, well known for their contributions to WordPress core and portfolio projects leveraging our favorite content management system. It’s been two years since the last time Jake was on the show, plotting out the roadmap for his then recently launched products.
It’s been nearly three years since I last interviewed Mason here on the show, which is far too long for someone that delivers great insights into our industry.
Mason runs a company called Valet and recently rolled out a new SaaS offering called Valet Metrix, which literally makes the web a better place. Full disclosure, they were also a sponsor of Season 4 of the Matt Report.
Doubling your agency rate is a great way to grow your business. Even if you’re a beginner freelancer, moving from $50/hr to $75/hr can start to move the needle considerably. Sounds obvious, but so many people that I talk to still won’t take the leap.
Everyone loves a good “how to make seven figures in software sales” story, but not every business owner desires to claim that headline.
If there’s one trend throughout season 4, it’s that we don’t need world domination as a driving force to grow our business. Throughout my conversations with guests on the show, and business owners at local WordCamps, there’s a renewed sense of small business ownership in the room. A fundamental shift from flashy TechCrunch growth, to running a manageable and profitable business — with purpose.
AJ Morris, Product Manager at Liquid Web, shares the lessons he learned from running his own boutique agency before joining the web hosting company.
There’s a lot of little lessons threaded throughout our conversation, but there’s one stand out point, every WordPress business owner should be thinking about.
Wrapping up the gap season, I’ve invited Diane Kinney to host her very own Q&A on the show.
I met Diane a few years ago, after launching my now failed Matt Report Pro membership. We chatted at WordCamp Miami, and she shared some of her own opinions on how I could (have) made the membership a success. Looks like I should have taken her advice. Diane is proficient in project management, branding, and customer onboarding. It’s an honor to have her presence on the show today.
Now, we all have a chance to take the advice she shares today.