August 26, 2019 — Running a business with a WordPress site is relatively easy. Tens of thousands of plugins out there do help a lot, but sometimes it’s hard to find a perfectly tailored solution. Often, you do end up developing custom code for your site. Consider putting a bit extra effort and convert that custom solution into a sellable product. That can not only cover the cost of initial development and maintenance but also present another revenue stream.
February 27, 2018 — From idea to developing a product delights you as a developer. But how do you get it out there for others? How do you market and sell your product? How do you know what to price it at or how to support it? Enter the world of product management and in any software business this is a fundamental necessity to making your new product into a successful venture.
February 19, 2018 — There has never been a time in the history of humanity when it was easier to build cool stuff. But whilst we usually think “building” is a developer trait, everyone in the greater WordPress community is building something. We don’t just build websites or apps: we build relationships, audiences, teams, careers, you name it.
Being a “product person” is a mentality, a mindset. It’s not necessarily something related to “a” product. In this talk, Franz will explain how he applies his identity as a product person to everything he does: identify a problem, sketch, prototype, test, focus on what works, fix or discard what doesn’t, launch, grow, reach the maturity stage. No matter what the product is.
This talk is for everyone in the WordPress community who wants to streamline their processes or become a better product person.
July 5, 2016 — The Unconference was a unique opportunity to get on stage and share your stories and experiences with WCEU attendees!
February 11, 2016 — Solutions that solve real world problems start with an idea; but not just any idea, a good one. How you build and iterate upon that idea is what ultimately determines its success or failure. WordPress is an excellent platform for entrepreneurs. It powers close to 25% of the Internet, is flexible, and has a bright future. Thus, it serves as an excellent springboard to launch new, exciting, and profitable solutions. Whether it be in themes, plugins, or services, there’s plenty of room for innovation and disruption. Learn how you can take advantage of WordPress’s popularity and flexibility to enter the market faster, with less investment, and more opportunity. The session examines our unique industry and how you can build a successful business creating solutions for WordPress. We will review real world success stories, how to take advantage of your strengths and weaknesses, and the basics of launching a successful product or service in the WordPress space.
March 16, 2015 — Using experiences from NicSocks.com and his previous company, Motribe, Nic will explain the value of real relationships and face to face business in a digital era.