• October 13, 2016 Business

    Talking SaaS at WordCamp Netherlands This Weekend

    The Netherlands is one of the most active communities in the European WordPress ecosystem, and I’m very much excited to talk about Software as a Service applications in the WordPress context this weekend in Utrecht! WordCamp Netherlands is hosted in Utrecht this year, with a Contributor Day on Friday, Oct 14, and a couple of days with talks […]

  • September 30, 2016 Community

    DevWP Redesign – UX Recap and Content Planning Flows

    The last redesign of DevWP was about a year and a half ago (give or take), but I’m really happy to announce that we’ve done some minor updates in the internal structure plus a brand new landing page for the main domain: Our previous redesign (again by our Creative Lead Alex) did follow my overall idea, […]

  • September 4, 2016 Community

    Ask Me Anything on ManageWP – Sep 14, Open Floor

    Since I’ve been moderately quiet online over the past year, it’s about time to get back with some fresh ideas, insight and tricks from my long business journey lately. I delivered a presentation on remote teams at WordCamp Europe in Vienna, but haven’t posted a recap yet due to some presentation format issues with both Slideshare and […]

  • January 1, 2016 Business

    Heading Into 2016

    Happy New Year everyone! I wish you a prosperous 2016, health (both physical and mental) on top of your priorities list, spending more time achieving great results while familiarizing yourself better with your inner “you”. I’ve been fairly busy over the past couple of months with my trip to NYC and WordCamp US, meeting a […]

  • November 29, 2015 Business

    The Importance of “The Bigger Picture”

    I’ve been spending the week before WordCamp US in New York City, adjusting to the time zone difference, meeting some clients and WordPress folks, and browsing around. As usual, discussions with smart entrepreneurs and developers are insightful, challenging the mind and providing various ideas for experimentation and validating different models. Workflow and Operations While chatting today with a few great […]

  • August 24, 2015 Business

    The Problem With Investors And Scaling – Uber Examples

    Note: I started the post a few months ago, so there may be some slightly outdated facts. I’m a great proponent of bootstrapped companies, and I’ve always admired successful businesses that managed to grow without taking on seed funding or various types of investment. We’re in our fifth year as a team at DevriX and while […]

  • July 29, 2015 Business

    Blogging And Helping the WordPress Business Ecosystem

    There’s been a good amount of WP drama lately for various reasons, but one of the most important ones is struggling. Because that’s where many people are in the WordPress community – they struggle. Freelancers work with non-educated customers asking for cheap changes. Agencies have a hard time growing since decent clients tend to avoid WordPress for […]

  • July 21, 2015 Business

    My WordPress Advice and Tips for Business Owners at Mr Marketology

    I spent some time with Jeff from The Marketology Group for his podcast Mr Marketology discussing the WordPress world and best practices. Don’t mind the small “P” in WordPress, other than that it was a great chat and it reminded me again how many basic bits from the WordPress ecosystem aren’t obvious to people outside […]

  • July 13, 2015 Business

    7 Reasons Why I Avoid Estimates

    Every time I need to do estimates, I cringe a little. I no longer do estimates for small and medium clients since it creates false expectations and takes a huge amount of time. Which is why I talk about pricing and budgets a lot: An Estimate is Not a Deadline Estimation is Arbitrary – Risk is Out […]

  • June 1, 2015 Business

    WordPress Outsourcing and Hiring Talent (A Complete Guide)

    With a 33% market share across the web, WordPress is the most sought-after technical platform. This commands the need of hiring professional WordPress developers who serve tens of millions of businesses utilizing the platform. While this guide on hiring and outsourcing uses WordPress as a leading context, it’s just as applicable for other technical stacks […]