Podcast E092: Which is the best way to price?

April 17, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Yay! Taxes were great this year.
  • Adam: 2 week hiatus..   Good: WordCamp Raleigh.  Bad:  Pulled muscle/location!  Ugly: Taxes.  

WordPress News

A multitude of plugins with issues

 

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

  • Adam:  Beaver Builder Hat.  / water  / Howard Shultz book
  • Kyle: Nexcess Hosting t-shirt and Wired Tree Hosting hat / chocolate milk / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book 7)

Questions

  1. Pricing: hourly vs. project. Which is better? When and why? ~ Sally Gradle
  2. What are some options for me to sell my music? I have a website I have tried both woo commerce and  EDD and like them both but I’m also considering getting my music on to Apple or Spotify to reach a broader audience and thought since you are quite the musician yourself, Kyle.. you would be a good person to ask. ~ Allen David

Segment

  • Tag(line) You’re It

Podcast E091: How do I close down my business?

March 27, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Having trouble with my ice maker and the family room painting project turned into quite the debacle.
  • Adam: Just Working. Didn’t go to San Francisco.  Bought a 6TB HD to help consolidate all my old drives. Was interviewed on 2 podcasts. March Madness!

WordPress News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

  • Adam:  WCA2 2017 / coffee  / Took a break. Still same books as last week!
  • Kyle: WordCamp San Diego 2016 t-shirt under Sandhills Development jacket / coffee / nothing, I’m in between books

The Thing

Questions

  1. Hi guys, As Kyle as indicated, he is happier than ever not having clients and Adam seems to be all in lately,  my question is if one were to want to close down their biz and join a company, but has a small team and clients along with re-occurring maintenance contracts, how would you handle that.  I don't have a biz partner that I could sell to, so I am unsure how to approach this.  -Regor Lledgood
  2.  My kids have expressed some interest in what I do as a WordPress developer and have also said they want to attend a WordCamp.  But I wonder, are they serious.  How would you gauge true interest to see if it was worth investing the $ on a ticket for them?  Would their age come into question for you?

Segments: WordStress & Vague Rant Up

Podcast E090: What has been the biggest shift or client requests since you started?

March 20, 2019

Life Updates:

  • Kyle: All the snow has melted. Which means now I get to rake all the leaves I couldn’t get in time over the fall. 😒
  • Adam: Said no to a potential new client. Good feeling. Prepping for Corned Beef and cabbage!

Changes:

  • Raquel Landefeld now the Event Coordinator for Elegant Themes

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. What has been the biggest shift marketing/client request-wise, in making websites since you started? ~ Joe Casabona
  2. I saw you guys frequently write about remote work, thought Id reach out.  I’m founder of…. .

Segment: WordStress

Podcast E089: Are there any topics that are under-served at WordCamps?

March 13, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Added hops and oak chips to my fermenting dark sour.
  • Adam: Back home after a great few days in Ohio with you!  // Have yet to buy a new domain… so close though! // my client won re-election!

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Adam: Get_Options Shirt/caffeine in WC Maui 2015 mug  / Exit West: A novel
  • Kyle:  WordCamp US 2018 t-shirt, WordCamp North Canton 2015 hoodie/orange juice / Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, book 5

Questions:

  1. Any topic you think should be covered _more_ at WordCamps?  Any topics that are under-served? – Sara Dunn
  2. What is a topic that is confusing you and has not been explained yet in a way that you understand  > Local, staging and pushing live -Anon

Segment: do_enqueue()

Adam:

Documentaries Lately on Netflix

  • Nikoli Telsa
  • The American Meme
  • Quincy
  • What Happened, Miss Simone?
  • Inside Einsteins Mind

Podcast : Everything is alive

 

Kyle:

Podcast E088: Get_Options LIVE!

March 6, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Shared favorite Dayton memories and facts about Dayton.
  • Adam: 5 year anniversary of KSWP was TODAY! Listener feedback for Kyle?

WordPress News.

Changes

Wearing/Drinking

Question & Segment with Alex Gustofson

• Is it selfish to be self-employed? – Anonymous

• Unordered Lists

Question & Segment with Dustin Hartzler

• Is anyone doing recurring payments (subscriptions/membership/etc like maintenance packages) using WooCommerce with Stripe? What WooCommerce extension are you using for the recurring functionality? -Alastair McDermott

• Deletable history

Podcast E087: How do you managing coding ethics?

February 27, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Had a scary dream. Moving forward with WCA2 and WC Jackson. Accepting Speaker apps for WCA2.
  • Adam: Back from WC PHX.  Loads of new work coming in. Good, bad? Busy. Managing client expectation.  Selling stuff. Chair. Desk. etc.

WordPress News.

  • WordPress 5.1 released.

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

Changes:

Questions

  1. I’m thinking about creating my first-ever free WordPress theme and have questions on coding ethics. For example, snippets of code to create a responsive mobile menu are freely available on places like tutorial blogs, Stack Overflow and within free themes, but am I allowed to use those codes as long as I credit the source and make them open-source on a platform like GitHub? Or, should I ask for an explicit permission from authors? If licensing terms are mentioned, of course I’ll follow, but if not mentioned, what’s the best way? Thank you in advance for your advice.  -Joey Q
  2. What's the most rewarding thing about doing a show like yours? ~ Joe Casabona

Segment: Vague Rant Up

Podcast E086: How can you stay connected with a remote team?

February 20, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Today's Valentine's Day! Planning on doing something special for Ashley, shhhh don't tell her!
  • Dustin: Dealing with a water main break in Dayton. Water supply is running low. Dehydration is setting in. Feeling delirious. What day is it.

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

  • Dustin:   Blue WordPress University t-shirt / water / The Minimalist Home & Everyday Millionaires
  • Kyle: WordCamp Chicago 2014 t-shirt, WordPress slippers / water / Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)

Questions

  1. Any advice for staying connected with remote co-workers? Do you only talk about work, or do you make it a point to also have a personal connection? ~ Sara Dunn
  2. What is an aspect of WordPress which is really not working for you these days?: Speed + WooCommerce ~ Anonymous

Segments: Tagline You're It and Personal Questions

Podcast E085: Do the WordPress commercials work?

February 13, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Awesome gig last night at Ironbark Brewery.
  • Adam: 80f here. Then 35 Crazy!   /   Heading to AZ next week WordCamp! 🙂

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

Questions

  1. Has anyone seen the WordPress.com commercials? What are your thoughts?  Todd Jones
  2. What is an aspect of WordPress which is really not working for you these days? Plugin conflicts and how to figure out what they are and how to resolve them  //  Plugin Detective Plugin -Kim Smith

Segment: Unordered Lists

Podcast E084: How do you pay yourself when you own your own business?

February 6, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Planning a trip to Europe. 1 month.
  • Adam: Biz. Good. Busy.  Speaking, Teaching next week.
  • Sara: Brr, Cold—Low was -18 degrees! Didn’t leave the house from Monday-Wednesday. Started relationship podcast

Changes

Wearing/Drinking

The Thing

Questions

  1. How has community involvement helped your business? ~ Joe Casabona
  2. How do you pay yourself when you own your own business – schedule regular paychecks, just pay yourself willy nilly (very technical finance term there)? ~ Tara Claeys

Segments

  • Deletable History
  • Personal Questions

Sara's Tweet:

Podcast E083: How do I stay relevant as a traditional developer?

January 30, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle:  planning travel for work events.  Taking pro active approach vs procrastination!
  • Adam: Avalon is 5 for 5 for colleges. Met w/ listener for on boarding. Processes.
  • Tara: Son off to CA for a new job.  Empty nester.

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. With the advent of page builders and the rise of Site Implementors, how can traditional “code it myself” freelancers stay competitive? ~ Joe Casabona
  2. Can you talk about the challenges of finding guests for your show? Are there any? ~ Joe Casabona

Segments:

Top Dev & do_enqueue()

Adam

  • Book: The Daily Stoic
  • Book: The Fifth Season
  • Podcasts: The Arc Benders, Focused, WP Square 1

Tara

  • Book: Atomic Habits
  • Book: Everybody Writes
  • Book: Treating People Well
  • Book: The Go Giver
  • Podcasts: The Daily, The Gist. The Moth
  • Movies: Oscar nominated movies.

Kyle:

  • Podcast: Radiolab: The Punchline
  • Podcast: Unexplained: Season 4
  • Podcast: Surviving Y2K
  • Podcast: Slow Burn
  • Podcast: Waking Up with Sam Harris: Conquering Hate with Deeyah Khan
  • Blog: Pippin’s year in review
  • Blog: Igor Benic year in review
  • Podcast: Hallway Chats
  • Song: Olalla by Blanco White
  • Song: Winter in Chicago by Flatfoot 56Song: Collie Man by Slightly Stoopid