This freelancer has designed a business where customers come to her, and pipeline is never a concern. Megan Gray, founder of House of Grays, teaches us the secret to her freelancing success.Continue Reading
A top-to-bottom discussion with Chris Lema about pricing products, servicing customers, and persevering through the business world.Continue Reading
Brad Williams joins us to talk about Pluginize a new premium product offering from his company, WebDevStudios. We’ll learn how he grew his company to service brands like Microsoft and Discovery, while uncovering the new challenges ahead for the product space.Continue Reading
When I wrote the blog post about WordPress *not* being easy for small business owners, Kronda reached out and said we should connect. I thought her material would be perfect for the show, and boy was I right. Kronda takes us down the path of servicing small business website needs and what it really takes to do it right.Continue Reading
Have you heard that phrase used before? I certainly didn’t until I met today’s guest, Jason Blumer. Jason runs a virtual accounting practice specifically designed for creative agencies and development firms. I love this business idea because it focuses on a specific vertical, with a specific customer type, translating to a better level of service — something we can all learn from.
He wraps it all together nicely by producing a podcast called, The Businessology Show. A podcast I got hooked on quite some time ago. He speaks to his potential customer and provides value at the same time, it’s genius. He offers a wide-range of guests that have boutique agencies (like me), all the way to larger 40+ person shops, each producing their own unique product or service. I have no issues if you add his show right next to mine on your playlist!
We cover a TON in this (almost) hour-long podcast. From team building to the client sales process and everything in between. This has become one of my favorite conversations on the show, and I hope you enjoy it too!
Enter part 4 of our web design series, Managing the Fifty-Thousand Dollar Web Project.
The Matt Report Web Design Series
- Part 1: Discovery Process
- Part 2: Setting the budget & expectation
- Part 3: Managing the $5 – $15k web project
I’m stoked for this episode, not just because of the size budget we’re discussing, but because we aren’t focusing on WordPress.
Carson McComas is founder of Shopify Custom, a (you guessed it) custom Shopify agency. He recently re-designed Andrew Youderian’s e-commerce site, which included a $50k budget. He’s joining Matt Report today to discuss that project and others that move through the pipeline at his agency.
Why you should listen if you’re a client: At first the budget might scare you, but you will quickly realize there’s a lot more value included in a project of this size than just pushing pixels. We explore how we focus on your business goals and put a plan in place to reach them.
Why you should listen if you’re an agency: Carson brings a healthy perspective on delivering the value our clients want. We explore the best phases to invest time and money into, with all roads leading back to a solid ROI.
By the way, if you’re not just a little attracted to the Shopify ecosystem after this interview — you might need to check your pulse. 🙂
This is a must-listen episode. Enjoy!