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Episode #152 - Inbound Marketing With Joe Howard

1/10/2018
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Watch the video podcast here. That's it for this episode. We hope you collected some gold here! Let us know what you think of this podcast or if you have tried inbound marketing in the comments below. Who is Joe Howard? Joe Howard is the founder of WP Buffs which is a WordPress Maintenance company and a CTO for entrepreneurs and small businesses who run WordPress websites. They have headquarters in Washington DC but work with a remote team all over the world. Joe has been working with...

Duration: 00:55:42


Episode #151 - The Future of SEO with Stephan Spencer

12/20/2017
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Watch the video podcast here. Writing "The Art of SEO" Stephan is best known for the Bible on SEO “The Art of SEO” which is currently in its third edition. The book came about because he was sharing his knowledge at the conference "SMX Advance". He believes that what you put out into the universe you get back so he gave away some of his best tips. Everyone in the SEO industry was there including Rand Fishkin (the founder of Moz) and three weeks later Rand approached Stephan in the...

Duration: 00:58:14


Episode #150 - Building Client Relationships with Laura Elizabeth

12/13/2017
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Watch the video podcast here. Who is Laura Elizabeth? Laura has been a designer for the last 7 years. She started out with one year in an agency then became a freelancer. Last year she transitioned into product development of a WordPress plugin called Client Portal. She also teaches how to design in a non-pretentious way and she still does the odd design job from time to time when a cool project comes along. How Can We Build Better Client Relationships? Laura came to realise that most...

Duration: 00:34:40


Episode #149 - Building an Online Community with Corey Brown

12/6/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Background Corey started in 2003 in the early days of WordPress when it was good for blogging but not much else. He was a terrible blogger but a passionate bass player and had been wanting to build an online magazine just for bass players. However, he wanted more than a website, he wanted to connect and build a community. He also wanted to find a way to program WordPress to push the content out by targeting specific interests. He didn’t know where to...

Duration: 00:22:48


Episode #148 - Generate Leads and Drive Sales Using Quizzes with Josh Haynam

11/29/2017
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Watch the video podcast here. Meet Bridget We start out with a little background on Bridget. Amongst all her projects, she explains that her passion is blogging about social media marketing which you can find on her site at bridgetwillard.com. Her other passion is giving back to the WordPress community through volunteering at WordCamps, the most recent being WordCamp LA where she teaches people about blogging and using Twitter. These camps are a huge success - with one on every weekend...

Duration: 00:39:24


Episode #147 - Women & WordPress Networking, with Bridget Willard

11/22/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Meet Bridget We start out with a little background on Bridget. Amongst all her projects, she explains that her passion is blogging about social media marketing which you can find on her site at bridgetwillard.com. Her other passion is giving back to the WordPress community through volunteering at WordCamps, the most recent being WordCamp LA where she teaches people about blogging and using Twitter. These camps are a huge success - with one on every...

Duration: 00:40:53


Episode #146 - Grow Your Business Using YouTube With Sunny Lenarduzzi

11/15/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. How Your Grew Her Business... Fast! She started as a social media consultant and ran a consultancy for four years purely from word of mouth referrals. However, she got to the point where she was burnt out with too many clients and working solo. She explains that this YouTube thing all started by accident! Her clients kept asking her the same questions and she was constantly on phone calls and in meetings which were a waste of her time. So she...

Duration: 00:33:47


Episode #145 - Business Foundations and Simplifying With Donovan Janus

11/8/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. How Did 17hats Begin? Donovan Janus is the CEO of 17hats which is an all in one business management app where you can manage client communications, proposals, contracts, bookkeeping and more. His idea for the software happened when he was working for an online gallery system at the time. The company was trying to generate and followup leads but they were wasting too much time on these processes. (And we all know, as business owners, we never have...

Duration: 00:28:00


Episode #144 - Changing the Direction of Your Business with Kim Doyal

11/1/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Kim’s Business Transitions Kim started her own business in 2008 and it has evolved so much over years. She started out thinking that she would be a millionaire from being an Information Marketer but that didn’t work out. That’s when she discovered WordPress and got sidetracked. She named her company “WordPress Chick” which she says was a ballsy name to claim but she stuck with it and figured it out as she went along! At first, she was bartering for...

Duration: 00:47:29


Episode #143 - Take Control of your Finances and Pension with Andrew Craig

10/25/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. A Bit About Andrew Andrew started out in banking in the late 90’s, but after 15 years he realised that he had become an angry young man. It became clear to him when he would talk to people out and about, that there were so many myths out there about finance and he saw so many people that couldn’t manage their own financial affairs. So, he set up a website in 2011 and published a lot of free information which he was able to compile into his...

Duration: 00:47:58


Episode #142 - Launching a Product with James Rose

10/18/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. How Did Content Snare Start? James and Mark started out as Software Engineers but they decided to start their own company, Aktura Technology, in 2010 and worked mostly on creating websites and SaaS (Software as a Service) apps. They stumbled onto a very annoying problem when working in web development – it is difficult getting information from clients to create web content! (Sound familiar anyone?) They decided to do some research and spoke with...

Duration: 00:38:39


Episode #141 - Content Marketing with Jeff Bullas

9/27/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Jeff Bullas started out his career as a teacher but his heart wasn’t in it, so he “fired” himself and started to create content about each new tech revolution – PC, web, and now his content is around social media and marketing your business. He was one of the early adopters of blogging in 2009 and practised inbound marketing. He was inspired by the book “The New Rules of Marketing and PR” by David Meerman Scott, as he liked the idea of attracting...

Duration: 00:37:13


Episode #140 - Specialising and Finding Your Niche with Karim Marucchi

9/20/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Who is Karim Marucchi? Karim’s company, Crowd Favorite, is a WordPress speciality development shop that works specifically integrating WordPress into large enterprise systems. The company is an amalgamation of three companies that came together around 4 years ago for their complementary specialisations. These were - Karim’s original company, VeloMedia, the late Alex King’s, Crowd Favorite and James Archer’s design firm, Forty. Although Karim’s...

Duration: 00:43:39


Episode #139 - Business Growth and Motivation with Pippin Williamson

9/13/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Pippin Williamson has reached the goal we all dream of- having a company that can run itself. But how did he get there? And what happens when you get there? First up, Cath tackles a very important question - how did Pippin get such a cool name!? Well, you will just have to listen to find out! We then move on to where Pippin got started and how his business grew. He explains that he started out by creating plugins just for fun (as you do!) Then when...

Duration: 00:30:24


Episode #138 - Providing Quality Support with Dustin Meza

9/6/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Dustin is the director of customer experience operations at WP Engine. He has seen the business grow exponentially. He began four years ago as the 47th employee, and things have taken off from there. He leads two teams that focus on customer experience and delivering quality support. It’s their goal to make sure that their customers have the best and most seamless experience possible within the platform. People create websites to take their message...

Duration: 00:25:29


Episode #137 - Recurring Revenue for your Website Business, with Brad Morrison

8/30/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Brad has always been involved in technology in some way. In 2004, he started a web development company. He spent about five years building Joomla websites, but he realized that he needed to switch to WordPress when he noticed the robust WordPress community and the available plugins. He then hired his first full-time employee, a WordPress developer named Lucas Karpiuk who is still with him today. They then became a WordPress development shop around...

Duration: 00:36:35


Episode #136 - In-Person Networking with Bob WP

8/23/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Bob has been in the WordPress industry since 2007, but he started freelance graphic design in the late 80s. He and his wife ran a graphic design business for over 20 years, focussing mainly on print work. Bob didn't start working on the web until the mid-90s, but he wasn't a fan of HTML sites. He discovered WordPress in 2007, and that began his current career trajectory.In 2010, he was involved in coaching and training but now focuses on...

Duration: 00:29:31


Episode #135 - Project Management Big And Small, with Dee Teal

8/16/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Dee’s been in the web world since the early 2000s and has done everything from web development, community organization, training, blogging, and even running her own freelance business. She truly is the Web Princess! She joined Human Made recently and made the transition from independent business owner to project manager on their team. A lot of her friends worked at Human Made before she joined their ranks, and she’s happy to have done so. On today’s...

Duration: 00:31:54


Episode #134 - Creating Processes For Your Business, with Brian Richards

8/9/2017
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Watch the video of this podcast here. Currently, Brian Richards runs WP Sessions and all the training they offer for web developers. They focus on WordPress related subjects and topics about running a WordPress business, including creative problem solving and client relationship management dynamics. Brian explains to Mike that today to be a great web developer, you have to do more than just write code. You also have to know and understand project management, contracts, and client...

Duration: 00:33:42

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