Welcome to the very first episode of DeveloperToMillionaire! This episode is a way for me to introduce myself to the world of podcasting. Here’s some cool things to know about how this podcast was made:
- I did the intro myself (but hired someone to do the voice professional sounding voice)
- I rap at the end (because I love music)
- I recorded using a mac and Logic Pro.
- Did all the editing myself.
I’m super excited to launch this and I hope you enjoy it.
- I talk a little about my background and company.
- Learn how I made 60k my first year with a side business.
- Why I started to slow down.
- The best way I found to run my business.
- Detailed explanation on why I left the Genesis Community.
Disclaimer: I recorded the first couple of episodes in 2015, so if you hear me reference any dates, keep in mind that this was recorded in 2015.
About the Author
What’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
Today we have Kim Doyal on the podcast. Kim is also known as the WordPress Chick. Up until 8 years ago she worked in retail then she decided to make the most of her life and start her business online.
She now creates products, consults, and coaches. She’s not a developer but she has her hands in so many different aspects in the online world.
Things You’ll Learn:
- Why it’s ok say no, regardless of the money.
- Tools that Kim uses that have helped her grow her business.
- How important it is to find a mentor and/or teacher who works for you.
- Why you don’t have to be a developer to be successful.
- What advice Kim has for people who want to take their business to the next level.
Kim shares little things that she’s figured out that have helped her be more successful and productive than she would be otherwise. She explains that her biggest revelation has been to focus on her because it’s important to realize that you have to choose how you work and who you work with so you can have the best results from your business.
Sometimes you have to say no to a project or a client, regardless of the money. A lot of times this can be scary because the thought that you’re saying no to the money is scary, but Kim explains that she has found that when she says no to something she knows won’t work for her, she’ll come across a project that will work even better for her. You have to be willing to say no because as Kim says, if you don’t value yourself, your clients won’t either.
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When Kim first started online she worked hard to learn about CSS and HTML coding as well as sites like WordPress and Joomla. She found herself saying yes to a lot of projects that she wasn’t completely sure how to do so she would have to figure things out on her own to get it done.
She talks about how when she first started she was worried people wouldn’t like or agree with what she was saying, but she found that after making a few products and posts she found her voice.
I saw a comment on Facebook the other day and this person was saying they believe that you should always disclose to a client if you use a page builder. I asked Kim what her thoughts were on this… her answer was amazing and what I’ve been speaking about since forever! lol
Enjoy the episode and I’ll leave you with this:
Once you find how what works for you and you get clear with your clients, you will be able to take your business to the next level.Post Views: 125
By Jonathan Perez — 2 years ago
In this episode, I speak with Carrie Dils. Carrie is such a sweet heart and speaking with her was such a pleasure. She’s a developer primarily in the Genesis Framework and is currently working at Crowd Favorite. When she’s not knee deep in code, she’s doing an awesome live video podcast called OfficeHours! Used to be called Genesis Office hours, but times have changed and it’s amazing how Carrie has grown in her career.
In this episode, there’s a ton to take away. This was recorded last year when Carrie was in the middle of a transition with her career. She drops some knowledge bombs about freelancers, finding the right audience, and so much more.
I like the fact that this interview is a year old because you can here a lot of what she was doing compared to what she’s doing now, which is a pretty incredible transition. Applying the right steps, talking to the right people, and networking in general really pays off.
- Are you calling yourself a freelancer?
- Leverage your Network
- Leverage your audience! – This was one of my favorites.
- Importance of Accessibility in Web Development
- What is mobile first?
- We get into Dev Talk, tips for all you devs listening 🙂
Carrie also goes over her top 5 favorite plugins, a must use for all developers!
OfficeHours.fm – Carries Podcast
CarrieDils.com – Her Main Site
Utility Theme – Her Starter Genesis Theme
Stream – There’s another one too that I was going to sign up for and totally forgot what it was called.
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By Jonathan Perez — 7 months ago
I’ve been doing a lot these past few weeks and I’m realizing more and more that, I know a lot of stuff. 😀
Seriously though. When it comes to online strategies, I, and I’m sure a lot of you as well, tend to take for granted the things that we’ve learned in our experiences.
Things that we deem as incredibly simple or assume that everyone knows, ends up being not true.
What’s simple to you and all the things that you know, many people don’t. You can help a LOT of people of you just share advice here and there and get them to understand your world just a little bit.
In this episode, I talk about strategies. Basic online strategies that are essential for the growth of a website.
What you’ll learn in this episode:
- The strategies I’m implementing in SureFire
- Strategies being implemented on this site (JonPerez.me)
- And much more insight!
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