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Bob Dunn of BobWP
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A with Bob Dunn from BobWP

How many of you have come up with a business name because the domain was available? Well, I know it is a little more than that. That’s just one of the things that Bob Dunn talks about in this Q&A with the WordPress legend. Anyone who has worked in WordPress surely knows Bob Dunn. If you are like me, you’ve come across one of his tutorials, a training session, listened to him speak at a WordCamp or listened to one of his podcasts. He is well known and well-liked in the WordPress space. Today, we are fortunate to learn more

Gutenberg Blocks
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Exploring Gutenberg Blocks, auto-posting to your Google My Business pages, and selling website care plans

In today’s article, learn to update images like a pro, convince your clients they need a website care plan, auto post to your Google My Business Page, and take advantage of these Gutenberg Blocks. We take a look at Gutenberg Blocks, The Website Owner’s Manual, a Google My Business plugin, and an online editor you might want to check out. Are you ready? Exploring Gutenberg Blocks I think it’s time to upgrade our Gutenberg game. Well, at least it’s time to update mine. Recently, I came across Gutenberg Hub, a website dedicated to showcasing Gutenberg blocks. I came on two

World of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The September 2019 edition of the World of WordPress including Automattic and much more

In this month’s World of WordPress we talk about the latest acquisitions by Automattic, Jeff Chandler’s move away from WP Tavern, the new Yoast Care program, development environments, and WP Beginner’s accelerator. Just like WordPress news, the summer has been hot! Let’s ride. Automattic acquires two companies Automattic continues to expand its influence by acquiring two companies in the past month. First, they acquired Tumblr in a move that got a lot of attention. I’m sure they have something in mind for the “micro” blogging platform. In recent years, Tumblr has bounced around first to Yahoo! then to Verizon who

when ultimate guides go wrong
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Where ultimate guides go wrong, the key to writing valuable content that doesn’t sound like every thing else

We often call long-form content an ultimate guide. After all, who doesn’t want to read “The Ultimate Guide” to anything? The only problem is that these days we have a lot of those ultimate guides and often they are anything but. I’ll admit, every time I see a new “Ultimate Guide” of anything I roll my eyes. Why? Most of the time they aren’t worth the title Ultimate. If someone uses the word “ultimate,” I am expecting them to put everything in the article. When it comes to using ultimate, I kind of think like Ben Sailer of CoSchedule, “So,

Finding a business edge with these tips
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Finding a business edge with podcasting and Google My Business Pages

A few years ago, I ran a football (American) blog. I had a blast and probably made $100 total. Maybe. We talked about football in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, where I lived at the time. One of my writers, I had a couple, asked me if I wanted us to do a podcast. I thought, “why not?” So, using Blog Talk Radio, we launched a live hosted podcast more like a sports radio show. We had people call in, and sometimes they were pre-invited. For example, before she was a global sensation, we managed to talk digital marketing expert Shama

Easier WordPress Consulting Business
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Three ways to make your WordPress consulting business easier

Today we are going to talk about three ways to make your WordPress consulting business easier. Notice I didn’t say easy. There is a difference. It isn’t easy to run a WordPress consulting business, but we can do some things that it more manageable. The next time you are feeling frustrated with your business, remember we aren’t in this alone. We all walk the same journey. Getting clients You might put getting clients squarely in the “have to have” camp, and you would be right. Your ability to run your business is pretty much dependent on getting clients. There are

Essentials of website consulting
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Four essentials of running a website consulting business

Let me ask you a question. You might want to sit down for this. What do you call yourself? Are you a website designer? Are you a website developer? Maybe you refer to yourself as a digital marketer? We have a lot of titles for what we do here in this industry. You may refer to yourself as a freelancer or a freelance web developer. We can get hung up on names for what we do, but one this for sure, we need to be ready to put on a consultant hat. After all, we consult our clients. We consult

World of WordPress
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

The World of WordPress: Talking about acquisitions, eCommerce and a tweet on fire

In this month’s World of WordPress, we talk about a big acquisition by WP Engine, an upcoming WordCamp, eCommerce, customizing the client dashboard, and a tweet that set fire. Let’s ride. WP Engine acquires Flywheel Probably the biggest news of the last month was the acquisition of Flywheel by WP Engine. How big of a deal is this? Well, Crunchbase news picked up the story. “Austin-based WP Engine, which focuses on hosting and powering WordPress sites, has acquired digital experience platform Flywheel to create a better workflow, digital experience, and creative process for its customers. It is not disclosing the

PERSUASIVE EMAIL CTAS
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

How to write call to action in emails that are more persuasive and increases conversions

Sometimes I struggle to write about the topic I have chosen. Do you have this problem too? Scheduling a topic helps me keep on track, but sometimes I get to the subject and just scratch my head. The topic then gets tabled until my brain begins to come up with some insight. Recently, I scheduled a topic about call to actions in emails, and I hit a wall. I wasn’t sure how I was going to talk about that. Then something wonderful happened. My friend Nikki did a presentation, and the ideas began to flow. The title of her presentation

Q&A with Matt Davies & Mel Fallon of Funnel Packs
WordPress Business
Todd Jones

Q&A with Matt Davies & Mel Fallon of Funnel Packs

Earlier this year Matt Davies and Mel Fallon launched Funnel Packs. It is a service in which the landing page, the email follow-ups, and the lead magnet are packaged for website agencies. Davies has been a web developer for almost two decades and agency owner for 13 years. He spent time creating a process he uses to execute these lead funnels. He decided to share them with other agency owners. The result is Funnel Packs. Each pack comes with an editable Lead magnet, a Landing page using Elementor, a Thank you page, a Welcome email, Nurture emails, and a Sales