October 20, 2014 — We all start somewhere when it comes to running our own business. But if we’re like everyone else, we discover we’re either too professional or not professional enough. Either way, the result is the same: lost profits. Come hear how to protect against it.
October 15, 2014 — This talk explores how to’s & tactics to help you build the MVP of your next startup using WordPress. Using PublicBeta as a case study (i.e. mistakes made & lessons learnt), I share how WordPress powered three iterations and stages of our initial launch, which resulted in revenue of $4000+ without actually having real product.
October 15, 2014 — I run a WordPress news website called Post Status (http://poststat.us/). I’d like to share with you the story of Post Status, lessons I’ve learned, and why blogging about my craft been the biggest reason for the success I’ve had in my career so far.
October 1, 2014 — The biggest question every writer asks when they start publishing online is, “How do I get people to read my stuff?” There are many answers to this question, and these answers are usually now referred to as “content marketing”.
In this talk Rian van der Merwe shares why it is better to stay away from the easy ways and choose the difficult ways instead, and how a struggling blog with an insignificant number of readers can become not only a source of great joy and expression, but also a source of non-insignificant income.