Podcast E027: All about Criticism

October 11, 2017
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Life Updates

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – WordCamp Columbus 2016 t-shirt
  • Adam- Coffee from WordCamp Mug

Questions

  1. I’ve been a sole proprietor for a while now, and I love the lack of overhead, but I feel like having an office space could be helpful for my image, and give me space for expansion.  When is the right time to think about that? – Ian Wilson
  2. How do you handle criticism? Both giving and receiving. -ross
  3. How many miles (approximately) from Earth to the Sun?

Podcast E026: Price vs Value

September 18, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Adam: Testing CRMs
  • Kyle: Still on paternity leave

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – Coffee, University of Michigan hat, WPBeginner BLOG shirt
  • Adam – Coffee, WPEngine shirt

People on the Move / aka Changes

  • Phil Johnston from Mint plugins coming onboard to EDD!  

Questions:

  1. I need help in figuring out what to charge for my services as a web designer / developer in Ohio.  I’ve tried searching on line but all I get is “it depends…  well of course it depends, but what are people charging in the Cleveland Ohio area? -Amber
  2. Where is the best place or method for finding new employees/contractors? -Ian
  3. Growth of WordPress lowering value of project value? -Jen

Podcast E025: The Ethics of Freelancing

September 11, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Adam:  Moved to Cary, North Carolina!
  • Kyle: Became a dad!

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

People on the Move / aka Changes

  • Corey Maass got a new job at an agency
  • Brad Parbs went to Human Made

Questions:

  1. Where do I draw the line between ‘this could grow into a profitable relationship’ and ‘I’m not going to reach to work with people, budget-wise – Ian Wilson
  2. Which WordCamp is a better value.. A2 or WCLAX?  – Dustin Harztler
  3.  I’m having trouble with the ethics of working both my day job and taking on side projects, can you help provide clarity in how I should be thinking about this dilemma? – Ian Wilson

Podcast E024: Being the Best for you and Your Clients!

July 31, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Kyle: WC Boston was great!
  • Adam:  WC Boston was great!

WordPress News.

People on the Move / aka Changes

Wearing/Drinking/Reading?

  • Kyle: WC Chicago Hoodie & DradCast Tshirt
  • Adam:  50 days later….  WCOC 2015 and 2017 T Shirt w/mask

Questions

  • Question 1: How Do you be the best.
  • Question 2: I have a client that doesn’t request much, but when they do it’s annoying AF. I mean it’s easy money, but they aren’t really an important part of my business, should I fire them?
  • Question 3: My name is Evan Wrons and I’m contacting you in regards to any opportunity for an interview on your podcast. I have a wonderful speaker and I believe his perspective is an asset to any business environment.

Podcast E023: Clients Need Us!

July 24, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Adam:  Life is good. Doing client work.
  • Kyle: Life is good. On way to WordCamp Boston

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: WC Waukesha / Home brew 
  • Adam: WC Chicago Shirt / Water

Questions

  1. I have clients on less than desirable/helpful/good hosting and it’s always causing them problems- sometimes that they try to pin on me.  Should I just say if you can’t get decent hosting you can’t work with me/us?  -Ian
  2. I’ve been coding for years but do stuff my own way. How do I make sure my code matches the latest WP styles and standards? -Brian
  3. If you found yourself in an elevator with Mike Little and had thirty seconds to tell him one thing, what would it be? -Ross

Podcast E022: Our Alternative Careers

July 17, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Adam: Back is feeling better, still can’t go surfing! 🙁 
  • Kyle: Kitchen plumbing issues

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking / Reading

Questions

  1. I’ve set expectations, been diligent in being supportive and setting reminders, but my contractor still has issues with communication- when do I say enough is enough?
  2. What would you be doing for a living if not this, and why? – Topher
  3. Options for investing 45million dollars that I will transfer to your US bank account.

Podcast E021: How to sucessfully fork the future!

July 10, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Kyle: Life is good.
  • Adam: Back from WC Kent .. and Boston Airport sleep over.  🙂

WordPress News

  • The passing of Jesse Peterson
  • WordCamp Europe 2017 Posts 24% No-Show Rate, Cites Early Ticket Sales and Expensive Location (we should try and find numbers to compare, like for our own camps)
  • Envato has acquired Pressed to create a complete hosting solution
  • Wanggaurd shut down

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. I'm thinking of forking WordPress and calling it “Drewpal” – it will be exactly the same as WordPress but have a different logo and name. How can I be sure it succeeds
  2. What are your feelings on the REST API being rolled into core?
  3. Is there a way for a link to the file to be posted automatically to the page the upload was initiated from? 

Podcast E020: GetOptions Live! From WordCamp Kent 2017

July 3, 2017
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WordPress News.

  • Guttenberg Plugin
  • Woo Commerce no longer offering discounts on plugins

Life Updates

  • Adam:  recovering from accident.. and well a new bruise on forehead.
  • Kyle: living life, working.. all good.

People on the Move (aka Someone has a new job!) 

  • Phil Hoyt
  • David Brattoli

Drinking/Wearing

  • Kyle: drinking Lemon Pilsner brewed by Kyle / Many Shirts! 
  • Adam: drinking Lemon Pilsner brewed by Kyle / Many Shirts! 

Questions

  1. What plugin do you regret installing the most? – asked by Ross
  2. Tell us your best WordCamp story   – asked by Topher
  3. If you could only drink one type of beer for the rest of your life, what would you choose?  – asked by Joel

Podcast E019: Vetting a new Business Partner

June 26, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Kyle: Life is good! Guitar playing, working on the house.
  • Adam: School is finally ending for kids. Didn’t go to WordCamp Orange County 🙁

WordPress News.

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

1. Can Adam take a deep breath yet?  – Andy Fragen

Kyle wrote a song!

See Kyle's Lyrics
 

Driving in slow motion in this WordCamp racing game
If I crash this car I’ll be the only one to blame
Turning round the corner I try to pass you inside
Driving in slow motion I collide with you and say
Take my breath away
Take my breath away

2 When you're considering bringing a new partner/freelancer in on a client project, how would you vet them first?  – Sarah Dunn

3. I want to sell tickets online but Eventbright takes too much money out of the $20 ticket price. What are better options to sell tickets online?   -Mike

 

Podcast E018: Customers Remember

June 19, 2017
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WordPress News.

Life Updates

  • Adam: WCOC this past weekend. Was great! 

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – Grey shirt. Water.
  • Adam- Liquid Web tshirt & water from Ball mug.

Questions:

  1. I have a project that is ready to have the domain pointed to launch it. I need the client to go to his domain in Go Daddy and have it pointed. I offered to do it for him – he gave me the credentials, but they don’t work. So I offered to walk him through retrieving his password so he could reset it and give me the new password.  I email and he doesn’t respond. I call him and it goes to voicemail and he doesn’t return the call. This is crazy because he has paid me. All that needs to be done is pointing the domain. Should I  be concerned about this or just wait?Should I be concerned about this or just wait?  -asked by Carol
  2. Which options to do you get most frequently? – asked by Eric
  3.  What are the 5 best WordPress jokes? -asked by J