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118 – We know nothing about website pricing

We know nothing about website pricing - WP Builds WordPress podcast

There are so many ways you can get paid for building WordPress websites, and if you’ve been in this industry for any length of time, then you’ve perhaps tried a few out? Do you charge on-off fees or use a model which judges the value that you add to the client’s business? Perhaps you perfer to work on the basis that the website is an ongoing cost and the recurring revenue is really where you should be getting paid? We have no idea which is best, but it’s fun chatting it all though…

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117 – Using WordPress to run your online course with Chris Badgett from Lifter LMS

Using WordPress to run your online course with Chris Badgett from Lifter LMS

It’s all the rage isn’t it? Set up an online course and teach the world about the things you know! You’ve seen the Facebook ads. You’ve sat down and thought about all the great content they you’ll teach to your students, made some videos, created some handouts, even devised some tests that the students will have to complete to graduate. But then the daunting question arises… how do I actually get this online? Lifter LMS might be the answer…

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116 – How to secure your WordPress website with Oliver Sild from WebARX

116 - How to secure your WordPress website with Oliver Sild from WebARX

Do you glaze over when someone talks about internet security? Well, you’re not alone – it’s quite a difficult subject to understand. Thank heavens then that there’s people like Oliver Sild who will understand it all for you. His company, WebARX has built a product which get all of your WordPress websites secured. They have one central dashboard which shows you all of the activity on your sites. Their firewall will drop suspicious traffic and keep you safe.

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115 – The client is always right, we just need anger management

115 - The client is always right, we just need anger management

Are you the type of person who always does what your clients ask of you, or do you get angry with them? It’s hardly a binary answer is it, but it certainly feels like it is sometimes! We’ve all been there… you’ve worked really hard on their WordPress website and you think that you’ve done everything right, but then the client comes back to you with a difficult email and your serenity is blown out of the water! What should you do…?

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114 – Introducing Split Hero for split testing with Adam Lacey

114 - Introducing Split Hero for split testing with Adam Lacey

Adam has been on the podcast before, but on that occasion he was talking about his life as a freelancer, not as the owner of a SaaS app! He’s founded a company called ‘Split Hero’ which is laser focussed upon one thing – split testing your WordPress website pages and gain meaningful data back about which one wins! Hang on a minute though… what is a ‘split test’? Well, I’m glad you asked…

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113 – Should we give our clients telephone support?

Should we give our clients telephone support - WP Builds Podcast

Should we be available on the phone to deal with client issues for our WordPress website business? I have had this conversation so many times in the past with so many people! We all know that, in the right hands, a phone can be one of the best ways to engage with your clients. But, in the wrong hands, the phone can be a scary thing that wastes your time and causes you stress and anxiety. See what we think…

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112 – How to do SEO right with Phil Singleton

How to do SEO right with Phil Singleton - WP Builds

Phil Singleton is one of those guys who seems to do 15 things all at once, and doing them really well. His background, like many of us is not web design and development. He started in finance and insurance and hated it. Now he’s an SEO specialist with a projects under his belt. We chat about the fact that SEO has changed over the years and what strategies you can employ with your WordPress website clients to ensure that their sites rank well, as well as being able to pitch SEO as one of your services.

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110 – A WordPress intranet solution from WOffice

110 - A WordPress intranet solution from WOffice

Today we have not one but two people on the podcast. Baptiste Debever and Francois Forest are WordPress plugin and theme developers based in France. During this podcast we discuss two of their products, a WordPress theme called WOffice and a SaaS app called Feedier. They both do completely different things, one is a WordPress intranet and the other is a feedback SaaS app… so let’s get started…

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109 – What changed in 2018 and what is coming in 2019

109 - What changed in 2018 and what is coming in 2019

Happy New Year 2019! In this episode of the WP Builds WordPress podcast we take a bit of a look back at some of the things that we thought we important in 2018. Now I don’t mean to imply that David and myself have any special insight here, it’s just what occurred to us as important for 2018 and the way that we use WordPress. Some of this might not seem all that important to you, and undoubtedly we’ve missed a whole bunch of stuff out, but hey, you never came here for expertise did you!

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