I had such a blast speaking with Andre.
If you haven’t heard of Project Huddle, than strap on your seatbelts. Andre is the creator of it, and it is one of the most useful tools to have in ANY designer or developers arsenal.
In this conversation, Andre and I chat about a few things:
- How he lost his job, and I lost mine
- How he bounced back
- How he created project huddle
- Insurance for solopreneurs
- The state and future of Page Builders and WordPress
- How Project Huddle is growing with NO MARKETING
And so much more!
Cheers to Andre! Can’t wait to chat again!
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