Honored to have been invited to speak at Chief Agency – WordPress DC Meetup – February 2017

Great talking to the diverse group of attendees. Freelancers, bloggers, agencies and business owners.



February WordPress Meetup

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017, 6:30 PM

CHIEF
1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor Washington, DC

116 WP Enthusiasts Went

For our February meetup, we’ll be doing our standard two-speaker set with time for networking before, between, and after. Talk descriptions and bios below!Support, Customer Experience, and WordPressKyle M. Brown (@kylmbrown)This talk will cover best practices that you can use to get effective support from theme and plugin shops as a freelancer, …

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I had consistently written on a regular basis for more than twelve months. Pretty good right? This lead to discovering opportunities to learn more about helping people, building products and services. Those being objectives of mine makes that also good right?

The challenge that I find now is continuing to write consistently because I am focused on those things. I know that consistency is important so rather than pondering writing something that is a long detailed piece that will take me down a road of research which often leads to more research and a draft post – of which I have many – I decided to post this to break out of the writing slump by writing something.

The-Micropreneur-Academy

 

I was looking through some old post and found a draft from a few years back. I started writing this post in February 2013 about the experiences that led me on a journey which has led to bootstrapping several products and a service today. Everything that follows was written on February 21, 2013 with some minor tweaks.

I had graduated from a Tech Accelerator where I had learned a lot about building a start up. Can’t forget that I got a chance to meet some great great like minded individuals. However, most of what I was taught was about building and structuring a company that followed a certain pattern that appeals to investors. And then pitching Angel and VC investors on that start-up /idea. Continue reading

It’s all about you. Yes, despite what you may feel about not making yourself the center of attention because of what society tells us. We hear all the time that we should not beat our own drum but I am telling you that it’s ok to do so.

What I am telling you is that this feeling is inside of you and you control it. You might be thinking that it is a bad thing to promote what you bring to the table.

Know this, your experiences are unique which makes your perspective unique, which makes you unique. So share who your are with the world and make a difference.

No, Stripe doesn’t integrate with PayPal — we currently support credit and debit card payments.

Don’t take my word for it. Patrick Collison – who happens to be one of the co-founders of Stripe – used these exact words. In fact those are his words https://www.quora.com/Can-customers-pay-with-PayPal-via-Stripes-API/answer/Patrick-Collison

The fact is that PayPal and Stripe both serve the same purpose and that is processing debit and credit card payments. Merchant Maverick gets into much more detail on this comparison.

I speak to people all the time that ask me if they can integrate PayPal with Stripe. Continue reading

My objective here is to write a piece that helps engineers, developers, logical thinking, technical minded persons that want to reach an audience and make that audience aware of a product or service. I have noticed a trend overtime that has helped me stomach marketing enough to learn and practice it successfully. You can do so by simply systematizing your message.

Instead of an unclear marketing message that seems to be based on nothing obvious, you can use systematizing exercises that ends with a result. As a technically minded person, you believe that there should be a logical path to an end result. This is something that on the surface, doesn’t appear to exist in most marketing messages that we see.

 

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Happy New Year! So I honestly needed to post something to get my creative juices flowing and to ring in the new year. I plan to write more frequently than I last year.

Topics will be focused around:

  • WordPress – The business of WordPress.
  • Stripe – The rise of Stripe as a payment solution.
  • Coaching / Consulting – All things related to coaching businesses.
  • Operations – Remote Teams, Systematizing, Strategy.

As I looked at comments here and my last post I realized that time got the better or me and I have note posted here in some time. As such I felt a brief status of what I have been working on was needed.

wpSaaS.net – Had its best month ever in June 2016!

wpDocs.co – Early 2016 proved to be challenging for this product. Backend products such as this are much harder to market because a lot of companies feel such services (documentation) are not a priority. We spent a considerable amount of time marketing and not developing. After looking at our results and lots of thought, we decided to release a 2.0 of version of this product with only a few specific features and a new sales page. Each should be available prior to months end.

Stripe products – Each of these have steady revenue with good margins. Companion is receiving a highly sought new feature for creating custom forms. A stand alone version of the Manager has been developed and will be available prior to summers end.

Please forward any questions or comments.