It’s time for me to actually write my year in review for 2017. I’ve been doing this for some time now and my previous year in reviews are below. As always, these reports are for me, but if you benefit from them, then I ask you to leave a comment on this post 🙂 it helps me keep going.
Last week I published September’s transparency report a little late due a lot of reasons. Today I’m publishing the 19th of these reports covering October’s activity.
In this report I’m covering a lot more about the marketing side of things (and whether it’s worthwhile) as well as WordCamp sponsorships!
Whoops. What happened here then. September absolutely rocketed by, and I didn’t publish this report. Given I can talk more about things in the October 2017 report, I’ll be going into detail there. For the sanity of my OCD, read on for September’s figures
It’s now 17 months since I removed my plugins for sale on CodeCanyon, it feels like a good time for an update today, but why today.
Well, apart from having some time to write this post, it’s also the last weekend before annual renewals start to trigger – which would mean any comparison would be swayed away by renewal income coming in (and that is worthy of a post in it’s own right!)
Phew, I’m getting slower with publishing these transparency reports. The start of September has been busy for me since I’ve been moving out of an apartment and had limited access to the internet. However I’m back with the seventeenth report on what’s been going on with Epic Plugins, Epic Themes and Zero BS CRM.
It’s that time again. I’m actually almost a week later publishing this transparency report than usual. They take a fair bit of time to put together and as I covered in last months report, I tend to flip between what I’m trying to accomplish through sharing these updates.
It’s been a while coming, but this weekend I managed to make an appearance at my first WordCamp. I attended WordCamp in Edinburgh (#wcedin).
Now, I’m not from Edinburgh, I’m from Manchester, UK (the home of WordPress co-Founder Mike Little) and embarrassingly haven’t attended a local MWUG meet up or WordCamp yet. This boils down to three main reservations…
I was recently interviewed by IndieHackers about how I grew my side business from $0 to $5k per month (on average) and on the back of that I got asked (by a wannabe entrepreneur) a great question.
It’s time for another transparency report. Since writing the last report there’s been quite a few changes in various tools that I was using to chart the growth of Epic Plugins and Epic Themes.
In this blog post I wanted to write a bit about the current situation of one of my top performing WordPress plugins. Well, it used to be top performing but has fallen down from the peak of its monthly revenue and users. How do I revive this back to where it used to be?
As always this report will follow the same structure as the last one. A reminder though, I write these for me, so I can keep track of where things are up to and what I’ve been working on and plan to work on.
If you benefit from reading these too then great. Glad to have you along for the ride.
I wanted to spend a bit of time going through the hosting providers in a blog series on hosting. There’s so much out there these days that finding the one which is right for you is no mean feat.
Today I took a look into Kinsta Hosting. If you’ve not seen Kinsta recently you must have been living under a rock
I wanted to start offering something different on the blog. Something which gets the community involved. So I’ve started a new initiative. I’ll be posting a series of background stories / interviews with people who want to share. The first up is Benjamin Gilstrap from Techie Support.
Regardless of whether you’re setting up your first hobby website or you’re a seasoned internet warrior with niche sites as far as the eye can see, there are a few types of plugins that every site should consider installing in order to get maximum functionality.
Onto year 2 of these transparency reports. When it’s time to write one of these I still get surprised at just how fast the time is going.
This report will follow the same structure as the last one. There’s some interesting insight this month.
WooThemes “My Account” page is a great layout and a great way to promote your products to your customers. However the WooCommerce “my-account” templates out the box do not look great.
Continue reading Making Woo Commerce My Account Page Look Like WooThemes
Your website has been up and running for a while now, but do you know what your audience thinks of it? If you find yourself constantly wondering whether your visitors are enjoying the content that you put out on a regular basis, a polling plugin can work to your benefit.
WooCommerce is a leading platform in the ecommerce space.
Combined with the power WordPress provides, WooCommerce has become THE go to platform for small-to-medium businesses.
Wow. It’s been a year that i’ve been writing these reports. Time really does fly. I thought what would be useful in this report is to show the years totals as well as the usual figures. March has been a busy month, primarily driven by the massive new release coming of Zero BS CRM (launching in the next few days)
Happy Valentines month everyone. February has flown by. The end of February also brought with it the end of my two-month period of being in Thailand. So it’s back to Sunny England in the United Kingdom. There’s so much I want to cover in this update….
In this post I wanted to write a very short update. I didn’t announce a reward winner for February 2017. Why?
There’s one thing that has been bugging me for a while about WordPress and featured images.
What’s that one thing? It’s how hard it is to set a featured image from an external link.
Mike @ Epic Plugins
It’s 2017 and this still isn’t easy to do. So I wrote a plugin to make this easy for you!
I’ve wanted to write this post for a long time now, but I didn’t want to write it too soon after I switched (I switched in March 2015). Here is a look into why I moved from Mailchimp to ConvertKit (and why you might want to as move as well).
It’s that time of month again. Time to go through the transparency report covering the income reports as well as giving an overview of what’s been happening with Epic Plugins and Epic Themes. The title of this months report is ‘Living in Thailand’…
Back in May, when I quit my job I hadn’t planned to spend 7 weeks in another country. Let alone the other side of the world. I knew I didn’t want to work in an office environment but I’ve never been spontaneous enough to head out to somewhere so far, for so long.
Continue reading Two Months in Chiang Mai
Phew. OK so this month’s reward took a bit of time to find a winner who replied to the ‘You’re a winner’ email. If you’ve purchased a WordPress Theme or a WordPress Plugin from Epic Themes or Epic Plugins and your subscription is active. Then you’re eligible to win the monthly reward.
Continue reading Subscriber Loyalty Reward – January 2017 – Winner
Theme 2 was launched on the 1st January 2017. New Years Day. This is the de-brief post about that theme. If you’ve not seen the theme it’s the Epic Timelime Theme and it’s available here.
You may have seen in the latest transparency report that I’ve revamped the site, as well as moving to a much cleaner WordPress Theme for use on the site.
Continue reading How to re-write the WooCommerce Single Product Page
Wow. 2016 is over. It’s been a great year. There’s been so much going on that I didn’t write my ‘year in review’. This is partly due to the fact I’ve been doing these transparency reports. But also partly due to December just being crazy busy for me.
Last month, there was quite a lot of change. It’s been the first full month of epic plugins and epic themes being under a subscription based pricing model.