Speakers: Brian Rotsztein

  • Brian Rotsztein: Current Trends in SEO For Businesses and Bloggers

    Brian Rotsztein: Current Trends in SEO For Businesses and Bloggers

    WordCamp Toronto 2018Speaker: Brian Rotsztein

    December 28, 2018 — The basics behind search engine optimization (SEO) and high rankings in Google haven’t changed much in the last decade. While both on-site SEO and off-site SEO tactics remain important, newer areas of focus have come into play. Topics such as content quality, website speed, security, design, the Knowledge Graph, artificial intelligence, algorithm updates and Google mandated changes should be considered by anyone looking to stay up to date with SEO. This session will discuss some of the latest trends that site owners and managers should be aware of.

  • Christina Varro, Meagan Hanes, Mike Tanner, Shelly Peacock, Brian Rotsztein: WCHFX 2017 Panel: Rocking A WordPress Business
  • Brian Rotsztein: How WordPress Will Change Your Life

    Brian Rotsztein: How WordPress Will Change Your Life

    WordCamp Montreal 2017Speaker: Brian Rotsztein

    October 12, 2017 — WordPress is software like no other. Businesses harness its versatility. Creative skills are mastered with it. It unifies individuals from diverse backgrounds. Yet to so many, it remains “just” software. As a blogger, web designer, marketer, educator, and entrepreneur since long before its existence, I’ve watched it grow into a worldwide phenomenon. My own path to success is intertwined with a decade of WordPress use. Clearly, there’s more to this software than just a free install. Discover how WordPress will completely change your personal and business life for the better, if you let it! This is an introduction to my concept of The WordPress Lifestyle (#wplife) which is all about community. It goes far beyond merely using WordPress to support one’s livelihood. It includes education, inspiration, art, experiences, relationships, and so much more.

  • Brian Rotsztein, Christie Chirinos, Tippi Thole, Tom Hartman, Jennifer Doré Dallas: Panel: WordPress Business Advice

    Brian Rotsztein, Christie Chirinos, Tippi Thole, Tom Hartman, Jennifer Doré Dallas: Panel: WordPress Business Advice

    WordCamp Montreal 2017Speakers: Brian Rotsztein, Christie Chirinos, Tippi Thole, Tom Hartman, Jennifer Doré Dallas

    October 2, 2017 — This is a panel discussion meant to help anyone (such as freelancers, content creators, and small business owners) with questions about WordPress-related business issues.

  • Business Panel: Challenges of Owning and Maintaining a WordPress Business

    Business Panel: Challenges of Owning and Maintaining a WordPress Business

    WordCamp Miami 2017Speakers: Diane Kinney, Brian Rotsztein, Carrie Dils

    August 5, 2017 — This is meant to be a blunt and straight-forward talk on the challenges of entering the WordPress space. This space is not all unicorns and rainbows – at least not anymore. Business and ideas fail in this space just like any other. Panelists should come with pros and cons of being in the WordPress space, and what they would do if WordPress’s dominance in the CMS/etc. space decreases. This is not mean to be a negative subject but a realistic one, and panelists represent different viewpoints (freelancer, small, large businesses, plugin/theme shops).

  • Business Panel: You Want to Build an Agency?

    Business Panel: You Want to Build an Agency?

    WordCamp Miami 2017Speakers: Brian Rotsztein, Shayla Price, Troy Dean, Scott Mann

    August 5, 2017 — This panel helps to convey what it takes to build an agency from scratch or a few freelancers. How does one get an agency started? What are the things you need before or as you start? What are the biggest keys to success and the toughest lessons to remember?

  • Brian Rotsztein: How WordPress Will Change Your Life

    Brian Rotsztein: How WordPress Will Change Your Life

    WordCamp Atlanta 2017Speaker: Brian Rotsztein

    March 24, 2017 — WordPress is software like no other. Businesses harness its versatility. Creative skills are mastered with it. It unifies individuals from diverse backgrounds. Yet to so many, it remains “just” software. As a blogger, web designer, marketer, educator, and entrepreneur since long before its existence, I’ve watched it grow into a worldwide phenomenon. My own path to success is intertwined with a decade of WordPress use. Clearly, there’s more to this software than just a free install. Discover how WordPress will completely change your personal and business life for the better, if you let it!

  • Brian Rotsztein: Keynote Address

    Brian Rotsztein: Keynote Address

    WordCamp Rochester 2016Speaker: Brian Rotsztein

    January 21, 2017 — The Path to Success with WordPress: Business, Blogging and Community

    WordPress is software like no other. Every fourth website you encounter was built using it. Creative skills are mastered with it. Businesses harness its versatility. It has the power to bring together people from diverse backgrounds. Yet to so many, it’s “just” software. As a blogger, web designer, marketer, educator, and entrepreneur since long before its existence, I’ve watched it grow into a worldwide phenomenon. My own path to success is intertwined with a decade of WordPress use. Clearly, there’s more to this software than just a free install.

  • Brian Rotsztein: How to Succeed as an Independent Blogger

    Brian Rotsztein: How to Succeed as an Independent Blogger

    WordCamp Montreal 2016Speaker: Brian Rotsztein

    December 16, 2016 — Independent bloggers have become multi-platform influencers with success being much more broadly defined. Getting people to pay attention, being influential on social media networks, obtaining financial rewards and non-monetary incentives, and acquiring self-branding skills are being tied to the creation of valuable content. All of these are associated with a more recent, evolved view of blogging and success. In this session, attendees will learn what it means to be a successful blogger, discover some of the latest trends in blogging, gain insight into becoming an influencer, get advice on how to view success, get tips for finding success-generating topics to write about (e.g., products, services, people, events,…), learn about maintaining a balanced work-life lifestyle as an independent blogger, and find out about emerging trends in generating revenue from their blog and social network.

  • Panel Discussion: Money Talks - How To Not Get Robbed

    Panel Discussion: Money Talks – How To Not Get Robbed

    WordCamp Montreal 2016Speakers: Belinda Darcey, Tippi Thole, Shelly Peacock, Meagan Hanes, Brian Rotsztein

    December 1, 2016 — Genuinely helpful money advice from veteran WordPress designers and developers. Save yourself a ton of hassle, time and money by learning what these experts had to learn the hard way. Topics will include: how to price your work, how to plan for scope creep, how to detect and avoid time sinks in advance, red flags with new clients, common pricing pitfalls for newbies, how to get paid ahead of any other vendors. Format: a series of lightning talks (5 mins each) followed by Q & A. For all skill levels and anyone new to WordPress.