Category: Work/Life

  • Before heading to WordCamp…

    Before heading to WordCamp…

    Heading to a major WordCamp event can be an overwhelming experience for the brand new ‘camper. Having hundred if not thousands of WordPress-loving peers under one roof might have you stuck in your tracks, no pun intended. How do you meet new people? How do you get noticed? How do you recharge if you’re an […]

  • WordPress accessibility in a page builder world

    WordPress accessibility in a page builder world

    Web accessibility was something I was afraid to discuss with clients, when I ran my agency. I didn’t know much about it, where to begin, or how much time it would it take to implement the various practices. That fear steered me away from presenting it as part of a web design project. I’m not […]

  • WordPress as a career: Freelancing to Automattic

    WordPress as a career: Freelancing to Automattic

    I forget that some WordPress users, even freelancers, don’t realize the sheer size of WordPress. From billion dollar hosting companies, to boutique agencies, WordPress is quite vast. It took Yaw a few years to even realize that Automattic, the commercial entity behind WordPress, even existed! We’ll explore his story today, starting out as a freelancer […]

  • ServerPress closing: Reflecting on 12 years of business

    ServerPress closing: Reflecting on 12 years of business

    Marc Benzakein shares a retrospective on running ServerPress for a decade in the WordPress space. We unpack the history on discovering the beloved software development tool and partnering with Steve Carnam, alongside Gregg Franklin. What makes this WordPress business so challenging from others? What held back some of the development and getting ahead of the […]

  • Introverts: Building businesses & networking

    Introverts: Building businesses & networking

    Just because you’re an introvert doesn’t mean you can’t build a business. It doesn’t mean you’re afraid to get on stage and talk about your success — or failures. Ken Elliott knows this role all too well. He’s a self-described “networking introvert” that built a WordPress agency with his co-founder, will be emceeing WordCamp US […]

  • Why you need a business sabbatical

    Why you need a business sabbatical

    What if you locked yourself in a room and threw away the key to work on your business? Stop the Slacking, the doom scrolling, but forced to focus on the agenda of improving…everything. That’s exactly what Kim Coleman, co-founder Paid Memberships Pro & Sitewide Sales, did to re-focus the Sitewide Sales business. Running a business […]