Episode 39: Accidental Entrepreneur Jeff Chandler of WPTavern.com

Yes, I jumped Jeff of WPTavern ahead of the line!

The orignal WordPress media man has been all in the news lately.

One fascinating thing about Jeff is, he never fancied himself an entrepreneur. Like many of us, he stumbled upon WordPress and started using it on his own. He fell in love with writing about tech and then that passion transitioned over to WordPress.

Continue on to the show to learn more about his adventure from the ground level to now working for Matt Mullenweg!

Interview with Jeff Chandler of WPTavern.com

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Is there money in WordPress news?

Are you sick of hearing it yet?

On my other show, Week in WordPress, I invited Syed Balkhi of WPBeginner.com and Adam Warner of Foo Plugins to dive into this topic a bit more.

#DramaPress perhaps — but listen to what Jeff has to say. It’s not easy and starting 5+ years ago is certainly no easy feat.

I really enjoyed learning about Jeff’s journey and I hope you do too. See, he didn’t set out with an end game in mind. Times got tough — real tough — but his perseverance pulled through in the end.

What do you think of WordPress media? Here to stay, just getting geting started or ready to fizzle out? Discuss!


3 responses to “Episode 39: Accidental Entrepreneur Jeff Chandler of WPTavern.com”

  1. UnconventionalParents Avatar

    Great interview Matt. I liked Jeff’s story trajectory. I think the part where he touched on the importance of being critical, like in the case of plugin uninstalls, was a great insight. It seems key to take a holistic approach. Not just all positive or all negative, but all in.

    I’m loving the podcast. Keep up the great work!

    ~ Chris

  2. Anthony Avatar

    Thanks for the great interview and info, guys! Jeff asked how can someone make money selling WP news content without turning the site into a paid, members only site. How about a “donation” link? People in the WP community who truly value your input may be willing to donate.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Anthony!

      I’ll pass the word to Jeff about a donation link.

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