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Clarity for your digital business. Matt Report episodes uncover the most resilient digital business builders in the digital, WordPress, SaaS, and no-code space. If you're building a sustainable online brand or business, this is the best podcast to follow.

Featuring guests like: This week in Startup's Jason Calacanis, Automattic's Matt Mullenweg, Startups for the Rest of Us Rob Walling, and Copyblogger's Brian Clark.

Matt Report for WordPress, SaaS, and No-Code business Matt Medeiros

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 133 Ratings

Clarity for your digital business. Matt Report episodes uncover the most resilient digital business builders in the digital, WordPress, SaaS, and no-code space. If you're building a sustainable online brand or business, this is the best podcast to follow.

Featuring guests like: This week in Startup's Jason Calacanis, Automattic's Matt Mullenweg, Startups for the Rest of Us Rob Walling, and Copyblogger's Brian Clark.

    Business of WordPress news w/ Rae Morey

    Business of WordPress news w/ Rae Morey

    WordPress news is hard. I mean, it's hard to turn it into a real business.



    I get away with covering WordPress here on the Matt Report because our guests share lessons on how they built their business or spend time telling us how they navigated the community, until they found their way.



    But news? Well, that's why The WP Tavern has been the only name in town for a while, loaded with two critical components: A dedicated staff and they are funded.



    If you want to make it, you do things differently, you do things like Rae Morey's The Repository newsletter. Today we'll chat about building her WordPress news newsletter, background as a journalist, and explore what it really takes to make all of this work.



    Thanks goes out to Malcare today for sponsoring a month of Matt Report and The WP Minute. You can help us by visiting buymeacoffee.com/mattrpeort

    • 39 min
    Sam Chason is reshaping the college moving experience

    Sam Chason is reshaping the college moving experience

    I typically open up my monologue with setting some tension or to attempt to provoke how a grand idea might come together in the upcoming audio.



    I don't have that today.



    What I have is a young entrepreneur that impressed me with his story, branding, and how he's approaching the business of…college movers. I know you normally tune in for the SaaS powered wins or the WordPress unicorns, but trust me when I tell you, Sam Chason, founder of Storage Scholars, is bringing the heat.



    I'll admit, his story was so good, that I almost didn't believe him. I fully expected to decline the interview headed into our pre-interview. Luckily that wasn't the case, and now I'll be rooting for him from the sidelines hoping he can turn this business into a massive success.



    By the way, we do talk WordPress/WooCommerce and the platforms he's tried in the past -- we're still getting our hands dirty here.



    If you enjoy the episode and want to buy me a virtual coffee in support, go to buymeacofee.com/mattreport and show your support for the show.

    • 30 min
    What it feels like to disrupt ecommerce forever

    What it feels like to disrupt ecommerce forever

    A tricky part about all of this stuff we do in business and online is to not let the work consume you.



    I know people say that your work is not your worth, and I get it, but it’s really hard for me to disconnect from that. To show the world what you’ve built and put it into the hands of your super fans. To punch up as the underdog and prove to the Goliath that you can win in this arena too.



    It’s addictive, it’s fulfilling, it’s enriching for us and hopefully those around us.



    Jordan Gal returns to the Matt Report to share in his next chapter, Rally. Jordan brings the passion, he’s a business builder I’m on the sidelines rooting for. We’ll explore his challenges with building on a platform like Shopify and how he plans to disrupt that with his latest play in decentralized (and headless) e-commerce.

    • 44 min
    Lemon Squeezy: Taking on ecommerce & WordPress

    Lemon Squeezy: Taking on ecommerce & WordPress

    "Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in" a famous line from Godfather Part III and a recurring theme I've noticed for those of who have used WordPress for a while.



    No matter how much we might moan about the shortcomings of WordPress, it's still pretty darn powerful. The core of WordPress is getting better, read: Gutenberg and Full Site Editing. Some sharp edges, yes, but software is software -- it will iterate into something great.



    Maybe you left WordPress a few years ago because of Gutenberg, but I bet you second guessed yourself when that Netlify CMS lacked a user and permissions system, custom post types, and an easy way to install a contact form.



    Oh, and what about ecommerce? Yeah…well…what about it?! WooCommerce, still the sleeping giant, is about to get some lemon squeezed right in the eye.



    JR Farr returns to the Matt Report to talk about his latest product, Lemon Squeezy. A NOT Easy Digital Downloads alternative that's looking to take it's share of the e-commerce market. Learn more about the collective and the other products JR is a part of over at https://makelemonade.wtf/

    • 38 min
    How to become a WordPress ambassador w/ Maciej Palmowski

    How to become a WordPress ambassador w/ Maciej Palmowski

    There's no better feeling than when you launch something that just clicks with people.



    I guess at the end of the day, folks that build businesses or create content are simply seeking acceptance. We want to see our idea flourish, to be adopted by the masses, and to leave an impact.



    When Maciej Palmowski launched WP Owls with his wife Agnieszka, it was (and still is) a publication that served the Polish community. But it clicked. People clicked, literally on to the website and their stories, so the co-founding duo decided it was time to go global.



    Combined they've published over 200 articles about WordPress and the community on the blog, with no signs of stopping.



    Oh, and if you're wondering how to get a job like WordPress ambassador at Buddy, you'll learn a thing or two about CI/CD today!

    • 40 min
    Building a theme business using Gatsby w/ Alexandra Spalato

    Building a theme business using Gatsby w/ Alexandra Spalato

    Now that the WordPress acquisition market has cooled a bit, it's time to stoke the fire on all things Gatsby and JAMStack-y-ness….again.



    Don't let Full Site Editing steal all of the thunder, there's still so much happening around headless WordPress and the ability to integrate 3rd party APIs to take the place of plugins. Look, I know it's a polarizing thought process to some of us, but if we want WordPress to continue to grow -- we need to give it some room for new use cases.



    I'm joined by Alexandra Spolato to talk about her company GatsbyWPThemes and how this hotness comes with some red hot opportunity.



    If you're wondering how to make money in the WordPress theme space headed into 2022, look no further than this conversation.



    Get schooled on the technology and learn how the heck she found her co-founder along with their recipe to success splitting the responsibilities.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

Michael Carnell ,

Talks like one of us

Matt talks about Wordpress, podcasting, small business, and so much more. Listening to this podcast is like listening to one of your knowledgeable buddies talk about the things you think are important or that he thinks you should be thinking about. I always make a few notes in things I need to do further research on. Matt gives me good ideas and insights!

DMD Podcast ,

Not just about WordPress

Matt's knowledge of business and WordPress combine to be an excellent podcast.

DigitalMarketingDive ,

Matt's show is amazeballs

Matt is an amazing interviewer with years of experience in the WordPress ecosystem. He is a must listen.

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