How time flies.
It’s been nearly 7 months since I’ve published a new episode of the Matt Report and while it’s been kinda nice not to have all of the podcasting duties on my plate, it’s time to get back to work on Season 8.
During this time, I’ve had a chance to reflect on WordPress the software, WordPress the community, and to watch the overall hype “using WordPress” around our space quiet down a bit.
On today’s episode, we’re talking with Brent Jett. Brent is a lead designer and WordPress developer at Nehmedia. He is an accomplished photographer who loves taking photos. He also loves his beagles and drinking coffee. Brent spends a lot of his time bridging the gap between good design and development at Beaver Builder during his evening hours and weekends.
On today’s episode, we’re talking for the first time with Davinder Singh Kainth. Davinder is an author and has been published on many sites including BasicWP, Simple Pro Themes, and ProBeaver. Davinder has been creating and implementing online spaces for over a decade. He has experience with web design, development, blogging, and SEO. Recently Davinder is very prominent in the Beaver Builder community and has been creating goodness at ProBeaver.com.
Jonathan Perez has been running a successful side hustle called SureFire Web Services. He shares the lessons he has learned about running a business and how you should never be afraid to try new ideas and pivot when you need to. Jonathan has started a Facebook group called 0to30K, now called Devenaires. If you create websites full time or as a side hustle, there is plenty to learn from other people who have been there. Jonathan’s benchmark to success was getting his first 30K so this is where the name 0-to-30K originated.
WordPress support companies are one of the fastest growing business models that I’ve seen in our space in quite some time.
The concept being, for a monthly fee, you get a dedicated WordPress support company that can tackle all of your technical needs — around your WordPress website. Here’s the issue, it’s easy to start a company like this, but it’s not easy to keep it sustainable.
How do you survive as a business owner? That’s what Ryan Sullivan of WP Site Care joins us to talk about on today’s episode.
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.