I’ve been spending plenty of time on Quora over the past months. In fact, it probably is my primarily place online – excluding work-related activities with my team, clients, and partners.
It’s a brilliant platform for various reasons:
- I educate myself on areas where I lack enough expertise.
- I validate my theories through the answers of others.
- I receive instant feedback on my comments and answers through views, upvotes, and the overall ranking system.
Some of my answers have been republished on Forbes, Inc, HuffPost, Apple News.
I also follow a number of CEOs and directors from companies that I respect and employees of product organizations that I use or monitor closely. It’s certainly a lot of fun.
Last week – during my holiday out of town – I saw that my account was eligible for taking questions on a specific topic. This feature had been available for Top Writers and high-level influencers for some time now. They’re now slowly rolling it in for other groups of users in different tiers.
Topic: Enterprise WordPress Development Business
I took a test run taking questions on one of the topics that I specialize in – being “WordPress Development” in the context of Enterprise WordPress Development Business.
At DevriX, we mainly work with small and medium-sized enterprises and rapidly growing startups. Even though we provide retainer services for a couple large enterprises generating tens of billions in annual revenue, SMEs have been an integral part of our business and culture.
Since the majority of the WordPress vendors out there do focus on certain verticals or small businesses, I always find that to be an intriguing topic to discuss.
With that in mind, here’s the list of answers I covered during my AmA session.
- How do I get started in the enterprise WordPress development business?
- What are the advantages of using WordPress over other website creation tool in creating websites for enterprises?
- What are some of your favorite industries to work with in your WordPress development business — ones that make a good fit as clients?
- How many years of experience in programming should I have before venturing into an Enterprise WordPress development business?
- How can you attract an enterprise company to choose a solution with WordPress, instead of another CMS or a custom solution build from scratch?
- Can you recommend some handy tools/software needed for starting an Enterprise WordPress development business?
- What are the most effective ways you’ve found to market your enterprise WordPress development business besides referrals?
- Do you believe that the WordPress development business is growing exponentially and there will be more and more platforms powered by WP itself?
- How did you get DevriX to the enterprise level?
- What are the pros and cons of working with big enterprises?
- What are some key differences between handling small-medium clients vs serving an enterprise?
- How are you fighting the “blogging platform” stereotype when selling a WordPress solution?
- Why do enterprises choose WordPress?
While I had to stick to shorter responses in order to take on as many questions during the AmA, the overall topic was on point and it gives some food for thought for WordPress developers who haven’t worked with enterprises yet or are simply not as experienced in sales, negotiations, pitching proposals or working directly with different types of clients.
In addition to the AmA, here’s an interview of mine for WP-Tonic focused on Enterprise WordPress development as well:
If you have any follow-up questions accordingly, request an answer on Quora or jump in the comments section below.