Your WordPress Business is Not There Yet

Given the large number of WordPress-based discussions on pricing, costs, consultant's fees and product licenses, it's no wonder why some people get frustrated about the Community and the understanding of Open Source. Other than the mentality and the usual incompetent statements such as: "But WordPress is free!" or "There should be a free plugin to do that!', there's another reason why some business owners can't grasp the cost of building a WordPress solution. [Tweet "Your WordPress Business is Not There Yet"] Commodities or Needs? There are usually two types of things that you need to do, build, use or have on… Continue Reading

The WordPress Industry Is Just As Every Other Field

After I shared my thoughts on WordPress job titles and skills and wrote about various problems with various WordPress estimates, I keep reading comments about our industry and other fields - different IT specialties, automobile mechanics, doctors and more. In general, whilst WordPress is a fairly unique and great platform with a powerful community behind it, it's no different - business-wise - from any other field. This is one of the reasons why we don't have to educate our customers on things that are common sense and applicable for each industry out there. Asking For Discounts One of my favorite stories is when a… Continue Reading

Why Does WordPress Fall Behind In Tech?

What I call a "Community Virus" is a fraction of a community that sets a bad example. You know, when you're a part of the society and there's a small (or larger) number of people doing bad stuff and are loud and annoying at the same time, and you tend to get embarrassed while shopping near them in the supermarket or at the airport. The Manifesto I was reading an email from Curtis with his manifesto - "NO is NOT a Curse Word" (definitely subscribe here and read it) and he's explaining his strategy for working with customers and valuing his services. It's a… Continue Reading