Podcast E100: How Should I Name My Company?

July 17, 2019

Updates

  • Kyle: 10th wedding anniversary coming up. Any ideas?
  • Adam: Staffing changes at CWP.
  • Joe: Talk about WP Buffs + WPMRR stuff

Supporter Spotlight #1

News

Supporter Spotlight #2

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

Question 1: What about how to come up with a business name? This is on my list for this year. I do WP design/dev, care plans and lead gen/email marketing. Would like something to encapsulate that. Don't think I want WP in the name as I don't want to be tied to that (and that's not all I do)

  • Rene

Supporter Spotlight #3

Question 2: How do you measure your ROI on a podcast? Or at least know doing it is worth your time?

  • Serena Dawn

Support spotlight #4

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Podcast E099: What feature would be the cornerstone of another CMS if it were to overtake WordPress’ prominence?

July 10, 2019

Life Updates

  • Adam:  Summer in full swing. Summer time blues?  New camps to mentor assigned.
  • Kyle:  Remove trees?

News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

Questions

  1. Someone who would consider themselves an “advanced user”, not a designer or developer. Where would they fit in if looking for employment in the WordPress community? -John Parkinson
  2. What feature would be the cornerstone of another CMS if it were to overtake WordPress’ prominence? – Alex Gustofson  

Segment: Get Meta

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Podcast E098: What are good WordPress developer interview questions

June 12, 2019

Updates

  • Kyle: Very productive while out of the USA. Drinking more… more affordable. Not in excess.
  • Adam: Mini vacation was great at a lake house  // looking forward to the next one!   // One kid done with HS.. actual graduation is in a few days from when this episode goes live.

News

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

  • Adam:    Woo Ninja /Coffee/couple of books..
  • Kyle:  WCUS 2018 Nashville t-shirt / Cherry tea / Knight Errant

Questions

  1. Would love to hear your thoughts on Gutenberg, now a few months after launch.  -Serena Dawn
  2. WordPress developer interview questions

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Adam's:

Shows

  • Billions
  • Designated Survivor

Documentaries about  Auto / Car Racing

  • Gentlemen Driver
  • Apex: The Story of the Hypercar
  • F1: drive to survive
  • Senna

Music

  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Depeche Mode
  • Midnight Oil
  • Inxs
  • Billy Idol
  • Erasure
  • Crowded House
  • Bronkski Beat
  • Tangerine Dream

Kyle's

Podcast E097: How can I make eCommerce easier?

June 5, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: I did not die on a boat.
  • Dustin: “Survived” a tornado, well 12 to be exact. And my MacBook stopped charging

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Dustin:   Big W shirt /Water / Make Your Bed
  • Kyle:  Host Duplex t-shirt, WordPress trucker cap/strawberry and cream tea / Knight Errant (A Star Wars tale)

Questions

  1. ### WC Jackson Q's – What is the biggest question relating to WordPress or the web or your work that you are struggling with right now? “WooCommerce  -Kim Smith
  2. AUTOCOMPLETE   A new segment where we find interesting WordPress related Google auto-complete queries and answer them in an audio format)  //  If you type “WordPress i “ into Google, you will get “WordPress i don’t want a blog“. That’s our question.

Segment

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Podcast E096: Why get involved in WordCamps?

May 29, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Hi. I am in another country right now. It is fun.
  • Adam: Graduation in a few weeks. College. Carson: Football? BackupSpeaker.com

News:  

Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading

Questions

  1.  Why should someone get involved in organizing a WordCamp? What are the benefits you've experienced? Serena Dawn
  2. What is the biggest question relating to WordPress or the web or your work that you are struggling with right now? -Anon

Segment:  Deletable history.

Podcast E095: Options for using LinkedIn

May 22, 2019

Life Updates

  • Dustin: Sabbatical / Vacation and work trip over / Time for house projects
  • Adam: Daughter, Prom. /  BackupSpeaker.com / Adam taking vacation days.

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  •  Can we talk about LinkedIn for a second? Does anyone still use it? Does everyone just accept connection requests from everyone?  -Serena Dawn
  • Parenting Mistakes?

Segment: Unordered List

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Podcast E094: Any ideas for recurring revenue for WordPress freelancers?

May 8, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: We had some trees cut down this week.
  • Adam: Went to WCOC..3 year later. Surprised peeps. Saw Avengers: End Game…no spoilers!

WordPress News

WordPress 5.0 release retrospective

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. Got any ideas for recurring revenue for WordPress freelancers (design, dev, etc)? – Serena Dawn
  2. if my self-employed 14-year-old daughter wants to sell recurring deliveries of Butter Beer in a flask, what Dreamweaver module should she use to bridge WooCommerce with Easy Digital Downloads that would work with Gutenberg – Daniel J Lewis

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Podcast E093: Should I add more sliders or make the logo bigger?

April 24, 2019

Life Updates

  • Kyle: Spoke at career day at a local elementary school.
  • Adam:  Had a storm?  //  signing NDA’s IP © stuff / oh.. And more fun…my daughter picked a college! / WC OC?  

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Adam:  WC Raleigh 2019  / coffee  / The One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone
  • Kyle: WordCamp Jackson 2018 “Democratize Publishing” t-shirt and WordCamp Chicago 2014 speaker hoodie/orange juice / Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (book 7)

Questions

  1. WC Jackson Q: What aspect of WordPress which is really not working for you these days? WP posts to social media (auto or manual)  – anonymous   item mention: George Carlin “A place for my stuff”
  2. Hypothetical: would you rather—Be forced to add a slider to the home page or make the logo bigger? – Serena Dawn

Segment

  • The Personal Question

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?

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