If you want to hear from folks behind companies like HubSpot, Help Scout, Indie Hackers, startups.com, Castos, Jilt, Delicious Brains and Beaver Builder, you've come to the right place. Welcome to the WPMRR WordPress Podcast, a weekly show completely dedicated to bringing you the very best from the intersection of WordPress and monthly recurring revenue. Whether you're new to the WordPress community or a wily open-source veteran, join the founder and CEO of WP Buffs and The WPMRR Virtual Conference, Joe Howard, as he hosts a diverse crowd of the best and brightest WordPress minds around. Want to grow a plugin business to 300,000 active installs in 1.5 years? Listen to Bhanu's episode. Want to run a podcast that's driven 500,000,000 downloads? Bradley's episode is for you. Want to scale a design agency to $2M ARR while working less and spending more time with family? Tune into Jay's episode. And with guests like Chris Lema, Joost de Valk and Brian Krogsgard, you're guaranteed to get the inside scoop on the future of the WordPress economy itself. Every week comes new stories that are guaranteed to give you lightbulb moments in your journey of building your own WordPress business. Subscribe today and we'll be in your podcast player this upcoming Tuesday!
E182 - Selling $100,000+ Projects (Matt Medeiros, Pagely)
In today’s episode, we get to listen again to Joe and Matt Medeiros’ conversation. They talk about how running a family-owned agency honed his entrepreneurial and sales skills, constantly giving value to potential customers, and learning effective sales talk.
Matt is a content creator and the Director of Podcaster Success at Castos. He hosts the podcast, Matt Report, where he talks to a wide range of digital business owners and web consultants. People in the product, marketing, and the agency space are the primary guests.
Matt Medeiros on Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook Pagely Visit the WPMRR Community What to Listen For:
00:00 Intro 01:02 Welcome to the pod, Matt! 01:52 How did you start your podcast? 03:46 Transition from entrepreneurship to joining Pagely 07:26 Running a family-owned agency 12:35 Selling perspective from an experienced sales person 15:57 Conveying the value that you're adding for the client 24:21 You learn to speak with people regardless of their position 26:12 This giant clip with several overlays 29:35 Find Matt online
E181 - Making it as an Influencer (Shane Barker, shanebarker.com)
In today’s episode, we get to listen again to Joe and Shane Barker's conversation. They talk about why real-time engagement matters more than fake following, how influencers shouldn’t rely on just one platform, and staying visible online through relevant and relatable content.
Shane is a top digital marketing consultant, keynote speaker, and influencer. He has helped businesses accelerate their growth with customized digital marketing consultation and services. Having won many accolades, he has consulted with Fortune 500 companies, influencers with digital products, and a number of A-List celebrities.
Shane Barker’s Website, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram Visit the WPMRR Community What to Listen For:
00:00 Intro 00:50 Welcome to the pod, Shane! 02:11 Teaching a course in UCLA 04:46 How would you define an influencer? 07:20 Fake followers versus real engagement 15:21 Drive social media traffic to your website 20:03 When your social media account gets shut down 22:21 Think where your audience is at 29:14 Presenting yourself on social media without bragging 36:55 The pressure of having a lot of visibility online 43:11 Find Shane online
E180 - Challenges of Organizing 1,000+ Person Virtual Conferences (Brian Richards, WPSessions)
In today’s episode, we get to listen again to Joe and Brian Richards’ conversation. They discuss the ins and outs of virtual conferences, the challenges of making people show up on event day, and finding success in organizing paid virtual events.
Brian is the creator of WPSessions.com, where he provides training to businesses and developers working with WordPress. He also organizes WordSesh and WooSesh, two entirely virtual conferences for WordPress and WooCommerce professionals. Before getting into training and event organizing, Brian spent his days as a web development contractor and consultant.
WPSessions Brian is on Twitter Visit the WPMRR Community What to Listen For:
00:00 Intro 01:16 Welcome to the pod, Brian! 05:17 The ups and downs of organizing virtual events 12:22 Getting people to show up is the challenge 22:32 Become the go-to resource person/company 32:18 Success in paid virtual conferences 38:42 Find Brian online
E179: Leading the Charge on Headless WordPress (Scott Bolinger, AppPresser)
Travis Pastrana crashes in on his motorbike and does a triple backflip into our foam pit! He’s here today to talk on mobile apps for WordPress and more.
In this episode we talk about AppPress, the advantages and technical skills needed to work with headless WordPress, and the next generation of web hosting.
Tune in to know the best stunts for your WordPress!
Episode Resources: Static Fuse Website GatsbyJS Website The Product Business Podcast AppPresser Website Scott Bolinger Twitter
E178: Running a Growing Sales & Marketing Team (Nathan Bliss, Kinsta)
The legendary Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi stops in today to share his ideas on directing and guiding his mentees.
Today on WPMRR, we discuss the reputation of the endeavor of sales, being a supportive and successful manager, and how Kinsta is diversifying their marketing and sales strategies.
Tune in for tips on having your sales and marketing work in tandem.
Episode Resources: Contact Nathan via email Follow Nathan on Twitter Check out Nathan’s blog Send us your questions to email@example.com
E177: The Powerful Women of WordPress (Amy Masson, Women in WP)
Hermione comes through the Floo Network and enlightens us on the path of the empowering female-led project Women in WP.
We speak on the history of Sumy Designs, the conception on Women in WP podcast that follows, plus WordCamp experiences and hype!
Don’t miss out and get hit with a Stupefy!
Episode Resource List: Women in WP Podcast Women in WP YouTube Women in WP Facebook Women in WP Instagram Women in WP Twitter Amy Masson Twitter Sumy Designs Website Sumy Designs Facebook Sumy Designs LinkedIn
Great guests, fun conversations, useful tips
I’m always learning something new from WPMRR, and I appreciate the diverse topics and voices Joe has on the show. The podcast isn’t just about WordPress! Whether you’re an entrepreneur, digital marketer, or developer, you’ll come away with some cool insights after each episode.
Excellent podcast for anyone considering or running a subscription-model business
This podcast highlights the journey of many successful people who have adopted a subscription model for their business. You will learn from their mistakes and gain insight into the key factors that make memberships such an attractive model.
Joe and their hosts do an excellent job at pulling important details out of their guests so the listener can gain actionable value. This is a ‘must add’ to your podcast-listening rotation.
One of the best podcasts on the internet for Wordpress entrepreneurs.
One of the best podcasts on the internet for Wordpress entrepreneurs.