August 22, 2018 — Facebook groups are a great way to build your brand and build connections but can you really make money from them?
In this presentation I’m going to explain how to create your own groups to support your customers, build trust and authority and upsell your products and services.
With two large groups (6k and 3k) I’ve learned the hard way how to deal with the trolls, share the right content, create connection and sell without selling.
Why you should consider a Facebook group
How to set primary goals for your group
How to build and maintain engagement
Managing time and resource investment in your group
What kinds of content to share
How to sell without selling
Dealing with trouble makers and keeping things positive
August 22, 2018 — Hosted by Bret Phillips, this panel will feature three successful business owners that specialize in building WordPress websites for different markets and client sizes.
The purpose of this panel is to help dissect the process of pricing your work so that you can continue to offer great value to your clients while staying profitable.
Freelancers will get a better understand of their own value and where to start.
Agencies and other staffed businesses will understand how to take profit into account when
pricing larger projects with many ‘unknowns’.
August 17, 2018 — Page Builders can sometimes get a bad rap, from being bloated and slowing sites down, to breaking sites and causing problems, or just not cool enough for real coders to use.
In this presentation I will show you how Page Builders are becoming more accepted, from novices to seasoned professionals, and use cases that demonstrate ways page builders can speed up development and make you more efficient.
February 26, 2018 — Many non-profits don’t realize that they have a problem until a volunteer half-finishes a website and disappears. Whether you create WordPress sites for others or as a non-profit employee or volunteer, this session will help you use WordPress to engage donors and volunteers, represent the organization as a good steward of donors’ money, and protect its security and reputation. Non-profits also have unique project management and maintenance needs, and we will discuss these as well.
February 22, 2018 — Are you a small, ambitious nonprofit with lots of programs but a little marketing budget? Is it hard to show what you do on your WordPress website because your org just does so many different things? Do you need help maximizing your WordPress site’s potential to market your mission? In this session, we’ll share 3 cost-effective ways of promoting your nonprofit’s work:
1. Build an online annual report
This is a highly effective and super shareable way of showing your nonprofit’s impact. And you won’t have to print and mail those reports again.
2. Build microsites for your special programs/events
Highlight your special fundraising events or conferences with a microsite, which has its own mini navigation bar.
3. Create an issue specific resource
You can create a crowd-sourced Google sheet that will drive new traffic to your site. It’s an easy to maintain document too. (Ex: Women in Tech).
November 12, 2017 — Whether you’re a current WooCommerce user, or a WordPress user interested in adding eCommerce to your site, I’ll show you different ways to increase your bottom line:
– Add WooCommerce to your WordPress site
– Add features and functionality to an existing WooCommerce site, such as Subscriptions, Memberships, Bookings, Product Add-Ons
– Choose the right payment gateway
– Reassure shoppers – SSL / security
I’ll spend the bulk of our time showing you how to do these with a live demonstration so come armed with your imagination and lots of questions!
October 8, 2017 — In this presentation, I walk you through why WordPress is the perfect solution for non-profits, and share stories about three non-profits I had the pleasure of working with to help transform the way their organizations function. In particular, I will discuss how I helped improve their online fundraising experience, implemented an automated membership system to connect Rotarians around the world, and created a video sharing community all through WordPress features and WordPress Plugins. If more organizations are able to learn and understand how to harness the offerings of WordPress, there is no limit to what they can do.
August 7, 2017 — Red8 Interactive builds custom WordPress themes for design agencies across the country. Several of our customers have told us that they are no longer designing websites because they can’t make money on the projects. In fact they frequently lose money. The presentation is a reaction to this. It’s based on our experiences and presents an approach that will lead to profitable projects. With a few changes to their process a website project can be profitable. But it does require change.
July 3, 2017 — Bryce Adams is a nomadic coder working for Automattic on the biggest WooCommerce store in the world –WooThemes.com.
He explained about What is a Freemium plugin? How to go about building a Freemium plugin?