Podcast E032: Do more for your clients!

November 29, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Adam:  Busy w/Client work. Heading to WCUS!
  • Kyle: Busy w/work. Heading to WCUS with family!

WordPress News.

Wearing /Drinking / Reading

  • Kyle:  “Word” shirt (InMotion Hosting) — empowered by WordPreses hoodie // Homebrew American IPA .. GiveWP pint glass
  • Adam: “Do what you love ala WeWork”  /// Sweet Baby Jesus / Autobiography of a Yogi (again)  

Questions  

  1.  “This year is my FIRST WordCamp US. What are your top tips to get the most of out of it? Any must-dos? Best events? Thank you!”
  2. The Personal Question: Adam ask’s Kyle about his songwriting process
  3. how do i prepare my clients for gutenberg – Lisa Synder

Podcast E031: Giving thanks to you!

November 22, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Adam:  Working, parents visiting from CA
  • Kyle: Back from team meetup in Colorado.

WordPress News.

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – WCLAX 2017 shirt & Eggnog
  • Adam-  WPEngine –  layered.  Water

Questions:

No Questions this week.. rather we shared the names of  people we are thankful for!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Podcast E030: Targeting the right people

November 8, 2017
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Life Updates

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

Questions

  1. How to make your website come up on search engines more. Do you use tags? I have no clue…
  2. My phone keeps saying it's full (I am getting a new one today). What are the best steps to free up space?
  3.  What do you recommend when you have an itch below the belt in public? A. Scratch it B. Move your legs in a grasshopper like motion C. Head to the restroom

Podcast E029: Outsourcing your weakness

November 1, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Kyle:  Planning team meetup, finally got the hot tub, can’t find an electrician
  • Adam: Heading to NY for daughters birthday!

WordPress News

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle: Pagely shirt, MOJO Hoodie & a home brew beer
  • Adam: WP Engine shirt, WC Chicago hoodie + Sweat Baby Jesus Beer! In a WP Engine
  • Ross: WC Chicago 2013

Questions

  1. Why and How to start building an email list. And what to do with your subscribers (provide value, build trust, etc., platforms to use, opt-in forms. — Adam Warner
  2. What are some tips for working with part time employees/contractors when you’re not sure how much time you’re going to have for them on a weekly basis?  • Resource mentioned: Chris Ducker: Virtual Freedom
  3. How do we listen to your advice show??

Podcast E028: No Right or Wrong Way

October 25, 2017
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Life Updates

WordPress News

People on the Move / aka Changes

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – WC Chicago Shirt + Mojo Marketplace hoodie & coffee
  • Adam- Hoodie WC Chicago 2016 & WordPress Trucker Hat

Questions

  1. The pros and cons of the D.I.Y. sites like Weebly, Wix and Squarespace. (I am having great success with Weebly but only because I am a creative person and ZERO “Kyle Maurer” abilities. And you know what I mean!! 🙂
  2. How does a person know that something is spam?  -Mike
  3. Hello, What Would a huge increase in relevant traffic mean for your business? If I could greatly increase the amount of customers who are interested in your products and services, wouldn't you be…?
Read Kyle's lyrics

When you’re driving, there’s a right side of the road to drive on (the right side)

When you’re playing ball, there’s a right place to play (outside)

When you’re in line, there’s a right way to wait (patiently)

When I’m sleeping, there’s a right way to do everything (quietly)

For many things in life there are irrefutable facts

But this is something the world of websites lacks

There isn’t a right way

There isn’t a wrong way

There isn’t rule book

Or commandments to obey

Just do what works for you, it’ll be ok

All that matters is that it goes live…before Friday

When I’m looking at my watch, there’s a right way to get to the point (hastily)

When you’re angry at the government, there’s a right way to protest (peacefully)

When the football game’s on, there’s a right team to root for (Michigan)

When someone asks you “which is the greatest state?”, well there’s a right answer (again Michigan)


*Twitter photos from WCA@ courtesy Sara Dunn 🙂

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