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Transparency Report #17 – August 2017

September 24, 2017 |

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.

What Are The Best WordPress Plugins Musicians Should Use?

September 12, 2017 |

A musician’s website has to do a lot. You don’t know whether your visitor is a long time fan or someone who just heard you for the first time a minute ago on Spotify and googled you. You’ve got to sell albums, provide samples, list your upcoming gigs, blog about what you’ve been up to, flog some merchandise, connect with fans and all that.

18 of the Best WordPress Plugins For Amazing Ecommerce Sites

August 25, 2017 |

Online shopping is the beating heart of the internet. Billions are spent online each year. Want to get in on that? You too can compete with High Street legends for customers. But you don’t need their budget or huge IT departments. In fact, those profits are falling thanks to online competition.

How to get Facebook Style images in WordPress

August 23, 2017 |

Facebook certainly know how to get people sharing and there are now over two billion users to share with. Estimates of 300-350 million new photos being uploaded each day were bandied about several years ago. Photos, memes and other images are a huge part of the popularity of Facebook.

How to offer amazing customer support without a large team

August 9, 2017 |

Does the thought of checking your support email or ticket system fill you with dread? Receiving support requests is good because it means you actually have customers…but unless you have the budget for a dedicated support team, every second that you spend on support is time that you can’t spend improving your product or reaching new customers.

Transparency Report #16 – July 2017

August 7, 2017 |

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.

Recap of attending my first WordCamp

July 24, 2017 |

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…

Running a WordPress Business in 2017

July 18, 2017 |

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.