257 – WordPress Business Bootcamp – Series 1 / Episode 1

WordPress Business Bootcamp - Series 1 / Episode 1 - WP Builds Podcast

In this brand new, and huge series of podcast episodes we try to re-learn everything that we know about running a WordPress website business. We start from the idea that we’ve got our first potential client, but we have no prior experience. So where do we start? What do we do? Where do we go to find inspiration? What methodologies could assist us towards becoming profitable? Join us on this journey as we start the “WordPress Business Bootcamp”! Check out the podcast…

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256 – Kickstart your website copy with Copyflight

Kickstart your website copy with Copyflight - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #256

One the more challenging things to do when creating a website is to write effective copy. In the era of Page Builders, getting the site to look good and work well is easier than ever… but getting effective and compelling copy on your site is as hard as it’s ever been. In fact, with the competition out there, all trying to get the same SEO juice as you are, it might be harder than it’s ever been. Unless you’re a pro at this you might struggle, and your clients might be even worse. Step up Todd E. Jones and his Website Copy Framework. We talked on the podcast about why Todd built the product and what it contains. It’s essentially a collection of templates for all the different components you need to put on your website. It makes it easier for you to understand how to get started and what effective copywriting is. So if you need help with your copywriting, check out the podcast and see if the Website Copy Framework might get you writing better copy.

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255 – ‘XYZ’ is for disappointing series ending for the ‘A- Z of WordPress’

'XYZ' is for disappointing series ending for the 'A- Z of WordPress' - WP Builds Podcast #255

We could have tried to eke this one out. According to one online crossword solver there are 378 Words Starting With X, but I imagine X for xeroxed – how to copy your WP website, might be going too far! So we just decided to end with a pathetic whimper! (We should have had a Family Fortunes styled game show thing. “Let’s see if it’s on the board! You said, flush your permalinks. Our survey of 100 WordPress experts said’ Uh – Urrr! I’m afraid you’ll not be going home with the Goblin TeasMaid and bone china cup and saucer set). You have to be British and of a certain age to understand that! Instead… X is for what not to do with WordPress (according to the fine people of the interwebs) as in X for cross out / delete. Y for why we should still use WordPress (seems more relevant with such changes going on). Finally lots of Zzzz’s is for, got to sleep… it’s time to put this series to bed.

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230 – ‘K’ is for Killer Tips

'K' is for Killer Tips - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #230

In this episode of the podcast we asked you submit what you thought were some Killer Tips for creating your WordPress websites, and you did not disappoint! So there’s loads of useful little nuggets of information in here, many of them might be new to you. It never ceases to amaze me just how my processes differ from other people doing the exact same job, and how much I could learn from other WordPress professionals. Well in this episode of the podcast, we kinda make that possible! Go check it out!

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228 – ‘J’ is for Jobs

'J' is for Jobs - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #228

This episode is about all the many, many, many jobs that you do each and every time you build a WordPress website for yourself or for a client. There really are so many! I’m not too sure that I do quite as much as David does, because, as you’ll hear, he’s does rather a lot. From setting hosting and email, from forms to security, this episode could have gone on for a long time. Maybe you treat each project individually, or have a template that you keep coming back to. Go listen to the podcast today and tell us what you think…

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227 – Building websites in a day with your team

Building websites in a day with your team - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #227

I’ve often thought about building my WordPress websites on the one day model, it’s got so much going for it. I’ve heard stories of quite a few people who are managing this very effectively. However, it’s always been something that I’ve associated with a single freelancer. I’d always assumed that the margins were pretty tight, and therefore most likely to work with one person. Well, Candy Phelps is on the podcast today to tell me (and you) otherwise! She’s built a business creating websites in a day with a team, and, as you might have guessed, it’s all about the process. If you get the process right from the start, you can make this work, as you’ll have all your ducks in a row, so that there’s no time wasted and every member of your team know what to do and when to do it. It’s pretty interesting to see how this all hangs together. Go listen…

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203 – The WordPress journey of Wendie Huis in t Veld

The WordPress journey of Wendie Huis in t Veld - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #203

This is one of those warm and fuzzy episodes! It’s all about Wendie and her journey with WordPress. There’s no product here, no tutorial, just a good, old fashioned chat about WordPress with a thoroughly lovely person! Wendie and I have been chatting on and off for years. It all started back in the day that both of us were going through the WP Elevation program and we decided to be accountability partners. We chatted from time to time during that and drifted in and our of conversations online for many years. We met in person at WordCamp London in 2018 as well as WordCamp Europe in 2019. She’s been working in the WordPress space for years and has a really interesting story to tell. So have a listen to the podcast to find out more…

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200 – To niche or not to niche

To niche or not to niche - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #200

So, you’re a WordPress website creator. You sell your websites to clients far and wide, or at least that’s the hope. We all know though that the reality is that finding new clients can be hard and keeping them can be harder. The question in this episode of the podcast is, what’s the best approach for attracting new clients. Should you go for anyone and everyone, or are you best targeting your efforts at a particular niche? Well, it’s not that easy and there are pros and cons to both options. Today on the podcast, which by the way is episode 200 (yay!), we discuss which is best. Honestly, it throws up some unexpected results. In the end you’ll have to decide for yourself, but perhaps listening to others debate this point might get you on the right track! Go listen…

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198 – Value pricing v fixed rate

Value pricing v fixed rate - WP Builds Weekly WordPress Podcast #198

This debate will never die, but we keep hearing more about it each year. The traditional model is to charge your client a fee that is made clear on your website. You charge a fixed fee for the services that your provide. But now we’ve got value pricing which says charge the client based upon the value that you bring to their business. More profit for you. But is this easy to pull off, or does it feel like deception from the client’s point of view. One model is simple, the other takes more thought, but offers higher rewards (if you can find the clients). Find out what we think about this debate in the WP Builds Podcast today…

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