Podcast E034: Work Inspired

December 20, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Adam: Happy Hannukah!  But will be over when you hear this episode. 🙁   
  • Kyle:  I was on Jackson 30 and under. Took Ashley on a date last night.

WordPress News

People on the Move / aka Changes

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – empowered by WordPress t-shirt
  • Adam- WC NEO 2017 / iThemes Hoodie / Coffee from amazing mug WC Minneapolis

Questions:

  1. What’s our thoughts on the Plugin marketplace if Gutenberg is a success – Zack Skaggs
  2. Would you ever use elasticpress as a volatile (but crazy fast) datastore with a fallback to regular mysql/innodb/mariadb? I am dying to try it. – Peter Shackelford
  3. What do you like best about Metallica? What about it inspires you about them? – Ian Wilson

Podcast E033: Preparing for the leap!

December 13, 2017
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Life Updates

  • Kyle: Life is good. WCUS was great.  
  • Adam: All the things:  juggling 4 projects, 3 developers, all spread out..  Getting close to KitchenSink Episode 200…  WCUS was great. Launching/launched new service

WordPress News

  • Sara Dunn picked a niche!
  • Thanks for the iTunes reviews!
    • Nateconley123
    • Jordanmroth

People on the Move / aka Changes

Wearing/Drinking

  • Kyle – Sandhills Development tshirt —  Real Big Marketing hoodie
  • Adam- WCUS Shirt/ coffee  

Questions

  1. What is the one piece of advice would you give someone considering leaving a full time job to start their own marketing/website agency?” (asking for a friend) – Mike Hale
  2. Kyle question for Adam: What are your tricks for making this show's audio not sound like crap?
  3. How much do you love Gravity Forms? – Jeff Matson

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 WordPress 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? – Ian Wilson  • Resource mentioned: Chris Ducker: Virtual Freedom
  3. How do we listen to your advice show?? – Jan Janke

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