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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Alas the throwback episodes must come to an end. But what a great way to end January and kick off February! In this episode, I speak with Jon Barratt.
Jon and I connected a while back. What he thought was just going to be a casual conversation, sneakily turned into a fantastic podcast.
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Besides designing and developing, Jon’s also involved in the film industry!
In this episode, we discuss all of that in detail. We also discuss YouTube Videos, different challenges that we face, my old music career, and so much more.
This is one of my favorite episodes, and I’m honored to have a new friend!
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By Jonathan Perez — 3 years ago
Today we have Ben Hunt on the podcast.
Ben studied fine arts in school and fell in love with it, then when he was at university he learned how to make web pages and use his art skills. He had a lot of free time so he started to make tutorials about visual design using skills he learned as he went. From the beginning Ben found that he had an eye for the design aspect of creating web pages.
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I’m having a great conversation with Kim Doyal, the WP Chick. We speak quite often and we’re both going through a few transitions in our business. This is a common theme amongst entrepreneurs and it’s always hard to do but becomes an essential part of growth.
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