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This is clarity for your digital business. Matt Report episodes help you better understand WordPress and it's ecosystem. We'll talk to developers, designers, consultants and other business owners to learn from their success -- and mistakes. If you're looking for new strategies or tips for your WordPress powered business -- this is the place for you.

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This is clarity for your digital business. Matt Report episodes help you better understand WordPress and it's ecosystem. We'll talk to developers, designers, consultants and other business owners to learn from their success -- and mistakes. If you're looking for new strategies or tips for your WordPress powered business -- this is the place for you.

    Announcing the Business 5000

    Announcing the Business 5000

    If you follow on me on Twitter you may have come across my announcement of the Business 5000 idea accelerator program. In today’s episode, I’ll dive a bit deeper into my thought process around the new venture. I recently uploaded this video to YouTube as well, covering some of these points.



    Here’s the article I mention in the podcast, Marketing lessons learned over more than a decade growing startups.



    I’m excited to jump into new areas of content creation through the rest of 2020 — I hope you join me for the ride.



    If you enjoyed today’s episode, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn!

    • 28 min
    Finding product-market fit w/ Vova Feldman

    Finding product-market fit w/ Vova Feldman

    It only took half a decade to get my good friend Vova Feldman on to the show, and like most things in life, it was worth the wait.



    As the founder of Freemius, a platform that helps WordPress software developers monetize their product, Vova has a bird’s-eye view of the changing economy in our space.



    We’ll talk about how .org and business opportunity is shifting, how Freemius onboards customers to find success, and what challenges the Freemius team is facing. It’s a lengthy episode, but one that I hope you enjoy over your holiday break.



    It’s the last episode of the year and I can’t thank you enough for listening! Please consider sharing the episode on your favorite social channel!

    • 58 min
    Missing WPWeekly podcast, YoastGate, and 2020 plans!

    Missing WPWeekly podcast, YoastGate, and 2020 plans!

    We’re back with a news update! As I cleared my queue of routine podcast listening, it occurred to me that I really miss Jeff Chandler’s WPWeekly podcast. A show dedicated to WordPress the software and community, now buried in the annals of history.



    So, as an ode to that slot in my podcast app, I’m covering some of the more relevant news items from “WordPress” over the last few weeks or so. I hope you enjoy today’s episode, please consider sharing it if you do!







    Timestamps:



    00:30 Missing WPWeekly03:03 Show preview04:06 WP Tavern gets a redesign08:25 Gutenberg 7.018:02 YoastGate26:33 My journey with using the Notion app32:16 2020 Goals. Contact me with your big idea.

    • 39 min
    Knowing when to pivot your company w/ Jordan Gal

    Knowing when to pivot your company w/ Jordan Gal

    Jordan Gal joins the podcast today to review the 5-year journey he’s been on with CartHook.



    I know many of you might know him from co-hosting the Bootstrapped Web podcast with friend-of-the-show, Brian Casel. But if you’re like me, the half-decade old story of CartHook starting out as cart abandonment tool, to now a full-on checkout replacement for Shopify, has become a little blurry.



    Keeping up with Jordan’s roller-coaster ride has been exciting and today’s interview sticks the bookmarks at all the right places.



    When & why did Jordan decide to build a new product?When did they decide to pair down two products into one? How did they move upmarket with pricing and customer applications?



    All of these pivots, while not easy, has made the company stronger across culture and lowering churn. It has been an amazing ride, and I hope you find some lessons you can learn from in today’s episode — I know I have.



    If you liked this episode, please consider sharing it on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook!

    • 51 min
    Creating Niche Products You Enjoy w/ Jason Schuller

    Creating Niche Products You Enjoy w/ Jason Schuller

    I have to be honest, I get a tad jealous when people say they aren’t coders, then go out to build a SaaS company as if they have been coding all their lives.



    My Twitter feed reminds me weekly that someone else is launching a new micro-niche product or app and — dang it — I want in on the fun!



    Take Jason Schuller, for example. Though his recent DSKO.app isn’t his first foray into the SaaS world, he doesn’t consider himself a full-blown engineer. Like LeefLets and Rivyt before it, he leveraged WordPress as the backend to his products, while concentrating on front-end design to make the “plumbing” look a bit more magical.



    He’s able to leverage core WordPress components like user authentication & management, post types, and custom fields. Nevermind what other “accessory” plugins he might be using, like Gravity Forms.



    A testament to Jason and WordPress, I suppose.



    I love niche products and I love hearing the stories behind them. It’s even better when you can build something power by teaching yourself how to code, or leverage “frameworks” like WordPress.



    I hope you enjoy today’s episode, please share it with others if you do!

    • 35 min
    When to take funding w/ Rob Walling from TinySeed

    When to take funding w/ Rob Walling from TinySeed

    In today’s episode, I welcome back repeat guest Rob Walling, who’s new endeavor as co-founder of TinySeed, has elevated his expertise in “indie funding” startups.



    SaaS companies that don’t fall into traditional funding mechanisms are his sweet spot, but there is a floor most founders should be looking to be at — that’s right around the $1mil ARR mark.



    We’ll also explore if funding is right for your business, learn when to make the leap to an accelerator like TinySeed, and what is Rob’s expectation for WordPress now that Automattic has received another few hundred million from Salesforce.



    I hope you enjoy today’s episode, please consider sharing this with others!

    • 41 min

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I love this show. It helps me stay up to date in WP landscape and I love the business approach on how to acually survive working with ones passion. <3

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