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WPMRR WordPress Podcast
38 minutes | 5 days ago
E146 - Becoming a Better Manager Through Coaching & Reading (Chris Klosowski, Sandhills Dev)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Chris Klosowski, the Director Of Technology at Sandhills Development, LLC. He joined Sandhills as a lead developer in 2015, and before that, he was a software developer at GoDaddy.com. Chris shares his journey on leadership coaching and acquiring professional knowledge to help keep his team moving. Also, they talk about how business changes put pressure on a team of individuals with varying working habits. Episode Resources: Chris Klosowski on Twitter Sandhills Development, LLC Leave an Apple podcast review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to email@example.com for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:20 Welcome to the pod, Chris! 05:39 Technical management side of web developing 11:08 Benefits of working with a leadership coach 16:29 Tips to help yourself stay sane while the business is growing 20:07 Changes puts an emotional toll on any team 26:01 Uniting a team of individuals with different working habits 27:55 Getting business insights from books and podcasts 34:17 Future personal plans and ongoing projects at Sandhills 36:22 Find Chris online
36 minutes | 12 days ago
E145 - Launching a Social Sharing Plugin from His Dorm Room (Eithan Abramovich, Highly Analytics)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Eithan Abramovich of Highly Analytics, a Medium-style tooltip made for content creators to help understanding maximize how your passive readers interact with your content. Eithan shares the ideas behind creating the plugin, features users can use in the free version, and offering premium in the future to help boost monthly recurring revenue. Episode Resources: Highly Analytics Georgia Institute of Technology Eithan Abramovich on Twitter Leave an Apple podcast review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 03:09 Welcome to the pod, Eithan! 03:52 How Highly Analytics works 08:23 Building the plugin in a college dorm 11:47 Enrolling in a less taken class before it got popular 13:36 What’s the future for Highly Analytics? 14:59 Features included in the free version 20:48 Any new features coming out? 23:14 Building a premium plugin that people will pay for 27:29 Goals set by the Highly Analytics team 30:37 Plans to continuously grow MRR 32:05 Work plans after graduation 33:41 Find Eithan online!
51 minutes | 19 days ago
E144 - Scaling to $350,000 MRR Through Managing Expectations and Trust (Pippin Williamson, Sandhills Development)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Pippin Williamson, the Managing Director at Sandhills Development, LLC - the home to several WP plugins such as AffiliateWP, Easy Digital Downloads, and WP Simple Pay. He's also the man behind Sandhills Brewing, a microbrewery that focuses on oak-aged and oak-fermented beers. Pippin retells his day-to-day hustle in running two companies in entirely different industries, running his microbrewery and leading a team of web engineers. He also talks about success in affiliate marketing, implementing processes, and hiring skilled people that need less supervision. Episode Resources: Sandhills Brewing Sandhills Development AffiliateWP Payout Service Easy Digital Downloads WP Simple Pay Sugar Calendar Leave an Apple podcast review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to email@example.com for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:40 Welcome to the pod, Pippin! 03:17 Have you heard about Sandhills Brewing? 06:09 Why build a brewing company? 11:27 Time management while running two companies 18:14 Role change and working as a CEO 23:00 Delegating jobs and handing off tasks 27:32 The importance of implementing processes 31:20 Latest developments at Sandhills 34:07 Any new big features for affiliate marketers? 35:37 How does the Payouts Service work? 40:37 Ensuring that you’ll have a successful affiliate program 44:25 The billing structure has to make sense for the customers 47:50 Find Pippin online!
46 minutes | a month ago
E143 - WordPress vs Wix & the Fight Against Fake News (Matt Mullenweg, Automattic)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Matt Mullenweg, one of the founding developers of WordPress and the Founder and CEO of Automattic - a distribution company committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion with the goal to democratize publishing and commerce. Matt talks about the systematic approach of Automattic, WordPress, and the rest of the Automattic web brands, as well as scaling and hiring skilled engineers, and the upside and downside of content distribution on different social platforms. Episode Resources: Check out Woocommerce and Jetpack Matt’s Website Matt is also on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and WordPress.org Leave an Apple podcast review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:51 Welcome to the pod, Matt! 03:09 How does Automattic work? 04:08 Get to know QuickForget - a tool designed to assist in sending sensitive information through email 07:17 WordPress VIP on upscaling and continuous business growth 09:32 Is there a cross collaboration between WordPress and Automattic? 11:48 Finding good engineers is still challenging 15:14 Four immutable aspects we can look for in new hires 17:30 What separates Automattic from WordPress 18:47 WordPress and Automattic remain a platform that enables 20:55 Should platforms take responsibility for all content published on their site? 26:04 Preventing negativity and the spread of misinformation and fake news 33:13 Trustworthy and reliable institutions are necessary in our society 34:50 The conflict between Wix and WordPress
48 minutes | a month ago
E142 - Teaching WordPress to Get Students Hired (Courtney Robertson, learn.wordpress.org)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Courtney Engle Robertson, a WordPress teacher dedicated to helping businesses streamline their online marketing. She has been teaching basic through advanced software, hardware, and social media uses in plain English for third graders through grandparents, including businesses and bootcamp students since 2001. Courtney reveals the unlimited passion behind the Learn WordPress community where volunteers contribute educational resources to share with professionals that are seeking to upscale their skills. Episode Resources: Learn WordPress Contribute to Learn WordPress, visit Get Involved Check Code Differently Here’s Courtney’s website Courtney is on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Github Leave an Apple podcast review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to email@example.com for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:09 Welcome to the pod, Courtney! 05:02 Teaching programming in educational institutions 10:22 Summer camp for high schoolers to learn WordPress 17:39 The challenges of teaching programming in schools 21:29 There’s no clear map for people who wants learn tier 2 tech support 23:23 Contributions at Learn are mostly from volunteers 26:13 Motivation behind WordPress learning voluntary contributions 30:12 Identifying needs and keeping the team together 32:19 Tapping in to the web dev area can be tricky 37:08 Taking subcontract developer job 39:26 Identify where you are lacking and what to learn next 42:04 What’s the best way to learn new skills? 45:54 Find Courtney online!
56 minutes | a month ago
E141 - Prioritizing Mental Health and Growing a Circle Community with 2 Kids at Home (Joe Casabona, How I Built It)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Joe Casabona, a creator of online courses at Creator Courses and for LinkedIn Learning, and hosts a podcast called How I Built It. They share similar sentiments on parenting toddlers, mental health check while juggling work and parenting, and expanding a Circle community among other Wordpress related responsibilities. Episode Resources: Visit buildsomething.club/wpmrr Check out Joe’s website Joe is on Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube Leave an Apple podcast review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:16 Welcome back to the pod, Joe! 02:37 On vaccination roll-out 06:20 Staying at home with 2 kids 11:18 Juggling between family life and work schedule 15:13 The challenges of parenthood 19:10 Adjusting to and managing time allocation 23:12 “Hire help before you need it.” - Joe Casabona 26:40 External feedback can sometimes help solve roadblocks 30:23 Growing the podcast and cultivating a Circle community 35:11 Live streaming on Circle? 39:58 Using a community to drive traffic and product sales 45:28 Giving people a reason to stay in your community 51:15 Where to find Joe online!
49 minutes | 2 months ago
E140 - Helping Non-Profits Master Recurring Donations (Michelle Frechette, Give)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Michelle Frechette of GiveWP, the perfect online fundraising platform to increase your online donations, manage donors, and gain insight on your effort — all from directly within your WordPress website. Michelle enthusiastically retells her fundraising expertise at GiveWP. She shares her fool-proof strategies on getting recurring donations and sustaining a good relationship with fundraising donors. Episode Resources: Visit GiveWP WP Coffee Talk podcast Tweet GiveWP Tweet WPCoffeeTalk Leave an Apple podcast review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to email@example.com for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:18 Welcome back to the pod, Michelle! 04:36 What’s unique about WP Coffee Talk podcast? 05:50 Having thoughtful guests and a few long pauses 09:07 What is a recurring donation? 11:16 Tips to keep recurring donations 16:03 Is a regular email reminder ideal to keep donations coming? 19:53 First donation and 30-second videos 22:22 Payment processes should stay on site to retain trust 26:22 On-site payment: one-time versus recurring 28:53 Different features for donors at GiveWP 32:16 Other payment options 35:06 GiveWP is not a full functioning CRM 37:26 Active assistance for customers 39:06 Is GiveWP headed to being a CRM? 41:16 Where to find Michelle online
49 minutes | 2 months ago
E139 - Launching and Cultivating a Paid Circle Community (Corey Haines, Swipe Files)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Corey Haines of Swipe Files, a community hub focused on content and courses to master marketing by taking the best ideas from other industries for your business growth and pushing the boundaries of what is called normal. Corey narrates his experience in building and creating a community focused on content strategy, marketing best practices for marketers, and the idea behind founding Swipe Files. Episode Resources: Check out Everything is Marketing podcast Visit Swipe Files Tweet Corey Here’s Corey’s website Get 50% discount with this code: WPMRR Leave an Apple podcast review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:28 Welcome back to the pod, Corey! 05:45 What is Swipe Files? 07:21 Marketing ads that pique customer interest 11:37 Switching to Webflow 14:23 How does Webflow work? 17:09 The community at Swipe Files 21:17 Bigger communities become less valuable 22:48 Managing the community, keeping the subscriptions 27:46 Strategies to attract people to join the community 31:50 Calendar plugin for easy access to sites and apps 33:48 Get to know Everything is Marketing podcast 38:21 The story behind the first episode 44:24 Marketing Rule of 7 46:30 Connect with Corey online!
44 minutes | 2 months ago
E138 - Masterfully Acquiring Massive Businesses (David Vogelpohl, WP Engine)
In today’s episode, we revisit an old episode with David Vogelpohl of WP Engine - a platform for site building and management tools to drive more creative agility; cloud hosting and security solutions to enable enterprise performance; and optimization tools to give you ongoing intelligence. Joe and David talk about exploring strategic partners, adding new components to keep existing clients while continuing to gain new clients to defeat churn, as well as information on acquiring new business and preserving the brand during the integration. Episode Resources: WP Engine Facebook WP Engine Instagram WP Engine LinkedIn WP Engine Twitter David Vogelpohl Twitter Leave an iTunes review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to email@example.com for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:12 Welcome to the pod, David! 03:17 WordPress background and working at WP Engine 05:49 Issues often faced in a large scale business 09:35 The Negative Net Churn 11:11 On acquisition process and success 15:19 The advantages of an acquisition partnership 18:46 How to prepare a business before selling 23:41 What will an acquiring company look for in a business? 28:26 Getting to know WordPress Gutenberg 35:17 Other configurations made possible with Gutenberg 40:53 Find David online!
43 minutes | 2 months ago
E137 - Growing a Powerful Decoupled WordPress Solution (Leonardo Losoviz, GraphQL API)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Leonardo Losoviz, a freelance developer and writer, with an ongoing quest to integrate innovative paradigms such as Serverless PHP and GraphQL into existing PHP frameworks such as WordPress. He is a one-man team running GraphQL API plugin, offering the most powerful GarphQL experience into any WordPress site. Leonardo fearlessly shares his expertise in coding and developing websites, the ongoing challenges of promoting a new plugin, and the opportunities of building-in-public approach for developers to reach more audiences. Episode Resources: GraphQL API Tweet Leonardo Ask Leonardo a question Leave an iTunes review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:27 Welcome to the pod, Leonardo! 03:03 The freedom of building websites as a hobby 05:03 What is GraphQL API? 12:23 Security issues on open source API 16:24 Pulling SEO data on a decoupled site 20:42 The struggles of promoting a product 24:40 How do you rate success? 28:43 Coming soon: a behind-the-scene monthly newsletter on plugin development 30:45 The building-in-public strategy 33:32 Strategies to eventually compete in the plugin market 38:56 Find Leonardo online!
43 minutes | 2 months ago
E136 - How to Make Client Onboarding a Low Churn Profit-Center (Brian Casel, ProcessKit)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Brian Casel of ProcessKit - a process-driven project management tool for businesses, automating and streamlining recurring tasks, track progress, and scale company operations with over 1000+ tools using Zapier integration. Brian shares his experiences as a freelancer and his early days in web designing; how ProcessKit came about, its audience target focus, the challenges of growing customer base, and winning audience through guest blog posting. Episode Resources: Visit ProcessKit Tweet Brian Bootstrapped Web Podcast with Brian Casel and Jordan Gal Productize Podcast with Brain Casel Leave an iTunes review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to email@example.com for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:38 Welcome to the pod, Brian! 07:15 Starting as a web designer before doing freelancing 09:21 From a front end web developer to creating ProcessKit 13:02 ProcessKit was developed to address company challenges 16:17 Familiarizing end-user experience to improve products 17:49 How’s business been like during the pandemic? 20:06 Onboarding new clients is one of the challenges 22:46 Client fit target for ProcessKit 25:44 Add-on services depend on the business needs 28:20 SaaS products need to prioritize their Zapier integration 29:37 Strategies to growing customer base 34:36 The value of guest blog posting 38:33 Learning marketing and growing audience traffic 39:33 Find Brian online!
33 minutes | 3 months ago
E135 - A Deep Dive into Cloud Computing, Finding 1,000 True Fans & the Movie Biz (Morgan Lucas, RUN TCP/IP)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Lucas Morgan, a network engineer, is the author of RUNTCPIP.com - a blogging site that specializes in writing about tech, email marketing, and blogging with humor and informative style. He's also a technologist well-oriented on Azure Cloud, Cisco, Juniper, Remote Support, and Programming. They discuss freelance end-user consultancy, genuine connections through networking, the movie animation industry, as well as technical blogging and social media presence. Episode Resources: Visit Morgan’s website - RUNTCPIP Send Morgan a Tweet Morgan is on LinkedIn Leave an iTunes review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:16 Welcome to the pod, Morgan Lucas! 03:07 The Cloud technology 05:10 Freedom working as an independent consultant 06:37 User testing for a streaming site 08:02 Pulling back from weekly blogging and social media 13:12 Working to make technical blogs more accessible 17:20 Connect to people online with sincerity 19:40 Why networking works 21:59 Warner Media’s marketing department 23:54 Animated movies mostly reflect our society 29:14 Full-time consulting for 2021? 29:51 Consultancy for larger companies while still helping small businesses 31:40 Find Morgan online!
44 minutes | 3 months ago
E134 - A Hyper-Tactical Content & SEO Masterclass (Maddy Osman, The Blogsmith)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Maddy Osman, Founder and SEO Content Strategist at The Blogsmith. She creates content optimized for onsite SEO, handles keyword research, and picks feature blog images, among other SEO content writing strategies her agency offers. They discuss SEO and content optimization, old school SEO strategies, competitor analysis, and winning clicks in search results. Episode Resources: Tweet Maddy Visit The Blogsmith Check out Clearscope Leave an iTunes review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to email@example.com for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:36 Let’s welcome back, Maddy Osman! 03:06 How to start dominating content and SEO 09:19 Keywords and content optimization 13:28 Identifying the reading level of your target audience 17:51 The importance of word counts in SEO 21:30 SEO ranking and relevant search 27:22 The first experience someone has on your site 28:40 Video embedding is an engagement metric 31:03 Tips to content exposure and audience reach 33:30 How to win clicks in the search engine results 38:12 Target keywords still work when added in the meta description 41:00 Find Maddy online!
46 minutes | 3 months ago
E133 - How to Hire Convincingly via Job Boards and Recruitment (Alex Harling, Dynamite Jobs)
In today’s episode, Joe talks to Alex Harling of Dynamite Jobs. Alex handles Account Management and Operations, focused primarily on remote jobs hiring. Launched in October 2017, Dynamite Jobs is an efficient way to connect companies in the Dynamite Circle with remote job seekers to thousands of remote jobs posted each week. The discussion is focused on remote hiring, the right way to post successful job listings, top hiring tips in a remote setting, ways to announce a job opening, and the latest updates at Dynamite Jobs. Episode Resources Visit Dynamite Jobs Email Alex at firstname.lastname@example.org Dynamite Jobs Hiring Pro discount code: WPBUFFS Leave an iTunes review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to email@example.com for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:49 Welcome to the pod, Alex Harling! 03:38 How Alex started at Dynamite Jobs 04:52 Common ways to announce job openings 08:01 Top tips and changes in the hiring process 13:15 What makes a job posting successful? 21:54 Hard skills and culture fit lead to better hires 25:56 Typical clients at Dynamite Jobs 30:10 What is Dynamite Jobs Hiring Pro? 34:36 What will be the team’s focus this year? 42:12 Get discount to use Hiring Pro, use code: WPBUFFS
40 minutes | 3 months ago
E132 - Christie's Last Episode (and Her Takeaways from 2 Years of Hosting)
In today’s episode, Joe and Christie pick out the top episodes they hosted together for the past two years, why these episodes made it to their favorite list and the stories behind the guests. They also talk about their individual growth in podcasting and the benefits of being a host. Sadly, this is also Christie’s last episode as co-host in the WPMRR podcast. Listen in to learn what will change and what to expect in the coming weeks! Episode Resources Visit Christie’s website Tweet Christie Christie is on LinkedIn Leave an iTunes review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website Favorite Podcast Episodes: Should Your Business Take Political Stances or Stay Silent? What an Automattic IPO in 2021 means for WordPress Professionals (Brian Krogsgard, Post Status) What it’s really like to be people of color in the WordPress community The future of funding in WordPress What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 01:49 What’s up, Joe? 04:09 Sad news: This is Christie’s last episode 07:53 The truth about why Christie is leaving 11:50 Don’t do a podcast if you aren’t passionate about it 14:03 Some of the best moments happened off-record 17:10 What’s it like recording a podcast for the past two years? 19:57 Podcast is just a conversation between 2 to 3 people 22:20 The benefits of being a podcast host 26:30 Pod episodes on our favorite list 37:15 Parting words from Christie Chirinos!
35 minutes | 4 months ago
E131 - WP EZI joins WP Buffs: The Acquisition Tell-All
In today’s episode, we have fascinating news! WP Buffs successfully acquired WP EZI, a team of highly trained world-class WordPress developers that provides unlimited 24/7 WordPress support, help, maintenance, and fixes. Joe talks to Paul Kidis, founder and former owner of WPEZI.com and a brilliant Website Specialist at Kidis Creative, about the closed-door details before and after the acquisition, the reason behind it, and a sneak peek at the preparations made for a smooth take over. Tune in and listen to a one of a kind acquisition story! Episode Resources Kidis Creative - Websites that Make Sale and Rank High WP EZI - Unlimited 24/7 WordPress Support Check out Paul on Instagram and Facebook WP Buffs Acquisition Unit Leave an iTunes review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to email@example.com for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:48 Welcome, Paul Kidis! 04:44 What is Kidis Creative? 07:28 The transition to focus more on Kidis Creative 10:40 It’s time to move on and let WP EZI go 12:52 What made the acquisition push through 16:40 Partnering up with the right people 19:50 How does it feel about selling a business? 23:04 Preparing and getting through the transition 26:20 Mixed emotions, fantastic journey, and refocusing priorities 31:12 It was about finding a better home for WP EZI clients 31:57 What’s keeping Paul busy at Kidis Creative 33:22 Where to find Paul online
45 minutes | 4 months ago
E130 – Superman on Making Sales and Marketing with WordPress Easy (Gregory Karelitz, HubSpot)
It’s another refresher of a past episode with Gregory Karelitz, Global Manager of HubSpot for Startups. HubSpot is a growth platform that lets your entire company to work together — from marketing, to sales, to customer service. Joe and Gregory explore how HubSpot provides quality integrations towards keeping a solid customer base, solutions the new plugin solves for end-user experience, and the importance of web page functionality. Episode Resources Hubspot Website Hubspot Twitter Greg Karelitz is on Twitter HubSpot WordPress Plugin Leave an iTunes review or binge-watch past episodes Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:49 Welcome to the pod, Gregory Karelitz! 04:35 Working at HubSpot for six years 06:10 How global partnerships work 08:23 A look into the HubSpot’s integration build-out 12:57 The complexity of disconnected tools 15:28 Sponsorship of global WordCamps 18:06 Gregory’s early days in the WordPress space 21:18 Did you have a marketing strategy? 23:48 The transition into the HubSpot community 28:25 Optimizing your business growth with the right features and functions 34:36 Innovation towards pushing for mobile-friendly websites 37:55 The relationship between sales, marketing, and customer service
38 minutes | 4 months ago
E129 – Obi-Wan on crossing 300,000 active installs within 1.5 years (Bhanu Ahluwalia, Rank Math)
In today’s episode, we look back to a previous episode with Bhanu Ahluwalia of Rank Math - a Search Engine Optimization plugin for WordPress that makes it easy for anyone to optimize their content with built-in suggestions based on widely-accepted best practices. Joe and Bhanu talk about Rank Math as a plugin, the company’s growth over the years and the team’s future plans, the launch in Product Hunt, and how to optimize your mailing list. Listen in to learn more about WordPress plugins! Episode Resources Check out the Rank Math Website Join the Rank Math Facebook Group Check out Bhanu’s other project My Theme Shop Contact Bhanu by Email Leave an iTunes review or binge watch past episodes Send questions to email@example.com for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:11 Welcome to the pod, Bhanu Ahluwalia! 04:45 How Rank Math started 07:21 What it felt to reach out to Yoast 08:42 What’s growth like for Rank Math? 12:49 How long did it take to build? 16:22 What people can expect from Rank Math 22:20 What to focus on to grow 25:13 Future plans for Rank Math 28:17 The Product Hunt launch 31:52 Optimizing your mailing list
52 minutes | 4 months ago
E128 - Starting a Diverse Agency (Tracy Levesque, Yikes Inc.)
In today’s episode, Allie sits down with Tracy Levesque, Co-President and Co-Founder at Yikes Inc. - the team that builds smart, effective, creative web solutions for businesses and nonprofit organizations. Allie and Tracy talk about diversity and inclusion within the company, finding the best pool of talents, the effects of name biases, and prioritizing diversity when hiring people. Tune in and learn running a diverse agency! Episode Resources Yikes Inc - Professional WordPress Development & Design Tracy is on Twitter Visit WPAMA WP Buffs is on YouTube WP Buffs Website Tweet WP Buffs What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 00:50 Welcome Tracy Levesque of Yikes Inc. 01:34 What is Yikes Inc? 04:01 What’s unique about an agency? 07:01 How do you prioritize diversity when hiring? 11:49 The best place to find a good pool of hires 14:27 What exactly is a pipeline problem? 16:50 If you need to network, go out and meet people 19:05 Men and women co-working in the WordPress space 21:06 Challenges in connecting with diverse talent during the pandemic 22:20 What is name bias? 29:02 Diversity and inclusion 41:11 Running a business during a pandemic 45:03 Things to focus on to prove you are qualified
40 minutes | 5 months ago
E127 - Making the Internet 100% Accessible by 2025 (Rafi Glantz, accessiBe)
In today’s episode, Joe sits down with Rafi Glantz, Strategic Partnerships Manager at accessiBe - a fully automated web accessibility solution for ADA & WCAG Compliance. Powered by AI, accessiBe protects your business from ADA and WCAG lawsuits, boosts your brand perception, and opens your website to potential new customers. Joe and Rafi talk about how the accessiBe plugin works, opening more avenues for web accessibility, getting websites become more accessible, and strategic partnerships in the WordPress space. Tune in and learn about running a globally accessible website. Episode Resources accessiBe - Fully Automated Web Accessibility Solution ace - Find out if your website is ADA & WCAG complaint Send accessiBe an email Leave an iTunes review or binge watch past episodes Send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the next Q&A pod Visit the WPMRR website What to Listen For: 00:00 Intro 02:01 Welcome to the pod, Rafi Glantz! 04:17 Rafi's journey in the WordPress space 08:55 Why do you think most of the clients are now coming from the US? 12:06 Takeaway from a convention presentation about web accessibility 19:33 The team at accessiBe 21:48 How the accessiBe plugin works 25:10 Pricing model and customer acquisition 28:17 Will there be free options for clients? 31:29 The best approach to finding new customers 34:09 Strategic partnerships to work on 38:09 Where to find the accessiBe team
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