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November roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

November Roundup: Do the Woo, WordPress Awards, an in-person WordCamp

Not sure if you have noticed, but the calendar hit November this week. What happened? Just the other day we will enter a new year in the COVID era trying to navigate. We’ve seen the ups and downs. We have seen acquisitions and we have seen plenty of virtual summits. Now, November is here and it feels like we have two months of holidays. I urge you not to forget Thanksgiving! Be thankful. Of course, our Canadian friends have already celebrated Thanksgiving. When it’s the end of the year, we start to see things like Black Friday, Cyber Monday specials.

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

October Toolbox: Various ideas for video calls

Communication. It’s kind of important. I learned one time that communication is derived from the same word as a community. So, if you want community, there has to be good communication. I have a friend who played an FBI Analyst on the hit show NCIS New Orleans one time. Her role was during crunch time and she played someone trying to get a trace on a call with a kidnapper. Communication can be critical. That’s why in our industry, we often take video calls. Seeing someone face to face is important to building trust. Thanks to several different tools, we

New Mainwp team member Mustaasam Saleem
Important Updates
Todd Jones

Q&A with new MainWP team member Mustaasam Saleem

MainWP welcomes new team member Mustaasam Saleem. Mustaasam joins the team as Growth Manager for MainWP. His job is to help MainWP grow using inbound and outbound marketing, affiliate marketing, organic, and paid channels. Mustaasam has an extensive background in WordPress including growing various communities and starting WPFounders and WPDiscounts. Today we visit with him to learn a little bit more about his role and who he is. Tell us a little about yourself For those who don’t know, I have been playing around with WordPress for more than 7 years and have worked for a WordPress cloud hosting platform

Q&A with Birgit Pauli-Haack of Gutenberg Times
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Todd Jones

Q&A with Birgit Pauli-Haack of Gutenberg Times

When Gutenberg started being a story in the WordPress community, I went searching for resources. One that I found early on was Gutenberg Times (GT). I found out that the person who ran GT was Birgit Pauli-Haack, and over time I struck up a conversation with her via Twitter DMs. She was very nice and very accommodating for any questions I had. Over time I have found her to be a rock in the WordPress space with lots of expertise, credibility, and a great human being. Today, I have the honor of publishing a Q&A article with Birgit asking questions

3 ways to use Audiograms
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

3 ways to use Audiograms + 5 apps to make them

One of the biggest mistakes we make when it comes to creating content is not distributing that content. Marketer Ross Simmonds says: “Many marketers will spend 20 hours to create a masterpiece and spend 20 minutes to promote it. Then they’re left wondering: “Hmm… Why didn’t that take off? “Distribution folks. Embrace it…” Source So, promotion is key and one way to promote is by using audiograms. Over the past few years, I’ve seen my share of audiograms online. Cool. I never really had a use for them, or so I thought. Then I started regularly creating podcasts, the Storyteller

October roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

October Roundup: HeroPress, Page Builder Summit, and Acquisitions

We have a lot to digest in the October version of the WordPress roundup. A lot. We are going to take a look at four conferences coming up, a new project by HeroPress, and a rash of acquisitions in the WordPress space. Hold on tight. WordCamp US Full confession. This slipped on me. I missed it until today (Thursday) while writing the article. If you want to attend WordCamp US, here’s your chance, and it’s free. And, you don’t have to leave your house! We’re back. We’re online. And we’re shaking things up a bit! So make a cup of

toolbox
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

September Toolbox: Audiograms, transcriptions and social management

The time is now! That is, the time is now for the September Toolbox. Now, if you knew me well, you might know I would rather watch professional wrestling than do anything with regular tools for fixing things. In other words, don’t ask me to remodel your kitchen. But, the tools in the Toolbox are different types of tools, and they save me time, which allows me to watch wrestling. So in today’s September Toolbox, we are going to discuss a tool for transcribing, a tool for having some fun, a tool for audiograms, and a robust tool for your

3 ideas differentiate
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Run a web care business? Here are 3 ideas to differentiate your business

How do you get business? There are so many ways to generate leads. There is no shortage of options. But many of us would like the leads to come to us. For many, that’s a pipedream. Certainly, there is always a need to reach out to some to create leads. There always will be, especially when you get started. But is it possible to, as my friend Joel says, go “fishing with dynamite”? I think so, and there are some ways to do it. I am going to outline three things that Web Care companies can do that will help

WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Year two of the WPMRR Virtual Summit is September 21-23

For the second straight year, Joe Howard will host the WPMRR Virtual Summit September 21-23. Howard is the Founder and CIO of WP Buffs. WPMRR is an acronym for WordPress Monthly Recurring Revenue. This summit and its community are focused on helping those in the WordPress space create monthly recurring revenue for their business. “An online conference 100% focused on actively helping as many people as possible responsibly achieve their MRR goals.” According to the summit: The WPMRR Virtual Summit is a 3-day online conference that helps us fulfill our mission: to actively help as many people as possible responsibly

September Roundup
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

September WordPress Roundup: Talking Gutenberg Times, Frontity, and Koko Analtytics

It’s that time of the month where we dig into a roundup of WordPress news and such. And as David Lee Roth sang for Van Halen back in the day, “Might as well jump!” In this month’s WordPress Roundup we are talking about WP, Gutenberg Times, Frontity, Koko Analytics, and gearing up for the WPMRR Summit. You ready? Let’s ride. WPMRR Summit announces speakers WPMRR Summit is later this month and so far they have announced three rounds of speakers. I spoke to Joe Howard this week and he said he had a few more to announce. We will discuss

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