In today’s episode I’m chatting with Robby from the Beaver Builder team. They just launched the brand new Beaver Themer and it’s freakin’ AMAZING!!!!
Don’t believe me, feel free to check out my video (link below) along with probably a thousand others that you’ll find with a google search 🙂
We go beyond the themer though. Robby is starting to learn more and more about web marketing.
Here are some of our talking points:
- Beaver Themer – The how, who, what, and the relationship with Views and/or Pods
- Web Marketing – Some straight strategy talk.
- The FUTURE of web design
- You can’t spend $150 on a tool, you’re doing it wrong (unless your a hobbyist)
- And much more
Get a discount for the Beaver Themer plugin while it lasts
Beaver Builder 2.0!!! (coming soon, that’s just a link to the BB homepage)
About the AuthorWhat's UP! This is my site, I write 99% of the articles on here. I'm also the owner of SureFireWebServices.com. I help out a lot of developers and designers getting into the web game. Helping is fun for me, so feel free to ask me any questions! I've made courses and have a membership as well to help get you on your feet!
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By Jonathan Perez — 2 years ago
Seriously? Do you have any idea? You mite. But I’m willing to bet that you don’t. You’ve been doing the same thing for so long, that whatever you do, just makes sense in your head. It may work, it may not, but to you, it makes sense.
I have no idea what I’m doing. At least I didn’t. It took me a very long time, in fact, for one of my businesses, I’m still figuring it out. That business is SureFireWebServices.com. I mean on the front, I think it’s pretty obvious. The site is a blog, and we do development and design for clients, and we sell courses. Do you see where the “I have no clue what I’m doing” falls in?
When you have one focal point on a site, it’s much easier to market and much more effective. For example, wpcurve.com, they only do WP maintenance. OptinMonster only has one plugin to focus on. WPMU Dev – WP Themes and plugins. And the list can go on.
What about us WebPreneurs? WTF Are we doing!? We sell our services. Notice the plural. We do so many things that it’s hard to pin point what’s going to make you stand out or what exactly your going to market.
What about your email list? Why are you building one? Did you even put a strategy in place? Are you planning on eventually selling your services?
My whole point is it’s time to start thinking about WHY we do things as oppose to just doing them. Yes, on occasion, just doing works. But I believe that the ‘just doing’ and having a plan is the difference between a few extra 0’s in the bank.
There are a ton of us that just do. I was definitely one of them and to this day, I will still say that I am. Planning takes time and when you don’t have the time, you tend to just do.
However there’s a mind shift that’s taking place. Pause for a second, and ask yourself, what’s the point.
Using SureFire as an example. I took a look at the business, which I’ve changed 100 times over (exaggerating), and I asked myself, what am I doing.
Why am I still offering a service that will eat up my time?
Why am I continuing to try and get new customers and build new relationships for projects that are undervalued by my lifestyle? Meaning, taking on a $5,000 project but having it last 2 months, which breaks down to only $2,500 a month, which no where near covers my expenses, but still adds all the stress of managing that project.
How many projects do I need to take on in order to live how I want?
Why am I building an email list with no direct strategy in place to sell something?
What am I selling?
Do I expect people to just read the content and that’s it? Do I want my users to take action? Can I expect my customers to hire me after just seeing a few emails? Do I want my users to hire me for service work, or do I want them to buy something?
All of these questions. I have a few answers, mainly money and comfort, but what’s the real reward.
Don’t get me wrong. Some people love this stuff. Some people would rather code for hours and collect a check. That’s cool if that’s what you like. Personally, I’m kind of done with that. I’ve been doing it for 10+ years, and was stuck in the same spot for quite some time.
Once I shifted my thinking, that’s when things started to fall into place and make more sense. That’s where I’m at right now. Coming to a realization that there’s a lot more out there then just trading in time for money in more than just the hourly sense.
There are people out there that are making a TON of money, and can barely use WordPress. As a developer, how many 100k jobs can you take on by your self?
Take a look at David Siteman Garland. He’s the course guy. All his marketing, all his emails, etc., they all have that one thing in common. Amy Porterfield, she’s the FaceBook chick. That’s where all her emails are marketed to.
So the next time you feel annoyed, burnt out, or just wondering if there’s something else that’s out there. Just know that there is and it’s waiting to be discovered. You have the potential to find your passion and make a ton of money doing it.
I made this cheat sheet for you so the next time you go to write your next post, or tweet your next tweet, or even get a new project, ask yourself, why?
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By Jonathan Perez — 1 year ago
Solo show baby!
I was trying to get a few guests on, but I work at night, so it’s a bit tough to get people on my grind schedule.
All good though, I ran with it, and doing solo shows is actually nice. It helps me get some thoughts out, and share all the things on my mind, with you!
In this episode…
Let me just reiterate that I suck at show notes, but here’s what I spoke about.
- Is this a WordPress Podcast?
- Why I’m doing a solo show.
- The strategy for SureFire and my new solo brand!
I share some insight as to what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, and how it will all work and come together!
Sit back, grab some beer, or coffee, or water, whatever you want, and enjoy the show!
Track At The End
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By Jonathan Perez — 1 year ago
Here comes another one!!! My Throwback Series today is with Dan Norris! If you don’t know who he is, today should be the day.
Dan Norris was the co-founder of WP-Curve which was just acquired by GoDaddy, he’s written 4 books (Create or Hate, 7 Day Startup, Content Machine, Operation Brewery), started his own Brewery Company, and has an Entrepreneur Mastermind!
The guy is pretty unstoppable. Not to mention, he’s totally down to earch and cool as hell.
This interview was super fun! We spoke last year when we was working on his first book 7 Day Startup. It’s incredible how much has happened since then.
Take a blast from the past though and see Dan Norris… BEFORE THEY WERE STARS!!!! 😀 Enjoy!
Song at end: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZP5TOlLWqg
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