60 pippa.io The Agency Trailblazer Podcast - Love your agency - WP Innovator http://wpinnovator.libsyn.com/podcast en Lee Jackson agencies,agency,design,web,wordpress,wpinnovator Lee Jackson The WP Innovator Podcast Running a design or web agency can be stressful. We explore ways to can improve agency life, grow our businesses, achieve our goals and get back time with our loved ones. 18 hour days should not be the norm. Running a design or web agency can be stressful. We explore ways to can improve agency life, grow our businesses, achieve our goals and get back time with our loved ones. 18 hour days should not be the norm. yes Lee Jackson info+5a665a434d6d971860f52431@mg.pippa.io episodic https://assets.pippa.io/shows/5a665a434d6d971860f52431/show-cover.png http://wpinnovator.libsyn.com/podcast The Agency Trailblazer Podcast - Love your agency - WP Innovator https://feed.pippa.io/public/shows/agencytrailblazer #192 - How to build an agency on recurring revenue - John White #192 - How to build an agency on recurring revenue - John White Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:30:57 GMT 51:25 5c45a4bcdd136f5f2efc7b0d no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/192-how-to-build-a-agency-on-recurring-revenue-john-white full 1 192 Agencies are constantly hunting for the next project. What if you could build up a business building websites that guaranteed a monthly income and removed the stress of cashflow? It sounds too good to be true but John White shares how he has achieved just that!


Lee deep dives with him into how he has achieved his monthly revenue model, what he offers, how he positions it and goes into the numbers. An episode not to be missed.


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Agencies are constantly hunting for the next project. What if you could build up a business building websites that guaranteed a monthly income and removed the stress of cashflow? It sounds too good to be true but John White shares how he has achieved just that!


Lee deep dives with him into how he has achieved his monthly revenue model, what he offers, how he positions it and goes into the numbers. An episode not to be missed.


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#191 - How to build authority in your niche - Alexis Curtis #191 - How to build authority in your niche - Alexis Curtis Mon, 14 Jan 2019 12:00:43 GMT 43:12 5c3c62ace74090d66faccf8c no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/191-how-to-build-authority-in-your-niche-alexis-curtis full 1 191 Many agencies struggle to generate solid leads for their business, as by “serving everyone”, they struggle to communicate who they are, what they do and who they do it for.


Alex Curtis shares his own journey of freelancing and launching an agency that naturally niched into the Finance sector. He doubled down and has grown a large team. He shares how he has used social media to generate leads for his niche and grow his business.


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Many agencies struggle to generate solid leads for their business, as by “serving everyone”, they struggle to communicate who they are, what they do and who they do it for.


Alex Curtis shares his own journey of freelancing and launching an agency that naturally niched into the Finance sector. He doubled down and has grown a large team. He shares how he has used social media to generate leads for his niche and grow his business.


Full show notes available here - https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-build-authority-in-your-niche/


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#190 - How to build an agency in your unique way - Joana Galvao #190 - How to build an agency in your unique way - Joana Galvao Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:30:15 GMT 32:37 5c331527125359f2240890b0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/190-how-to-build-an-agency-in-your-unique-way-joana-galvao full 1 190 There are so many stereotypes of a successful agency. The large London office, huge team and massive accounts. When Joana and her partner were launching their agency, they recognised that they were build building a business that would suit their life, their plans and their family. Having priced up the cost of doing business in London they went their own unique way building an agency and team that serve brands all around the world! The best bit... their office is not even in one of the big cities.


You don’t have to follow how everyone else creates a company or manages their agency, do what is right for you!


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There are so many stereotypes of a successful agency. The large London office, huge team and massive accounts. When Joana and her partner were launching their agency, they recognised that they were build building a business that would suit their life, their plans and their family. Having priced up the cost of doing business in London they went their own unique way building an agency and team that serve brands all around the world! The best bit... their office is not even in one of the big cities.


You don’t have to follow how everyone else creates a company or manages their agency, do what is right for you!


Full show notes available here - https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-build-an-agency-in-your-unique-way/


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#189 - Creating a business that supports your family - Justin Meadows #189 - Creating a business that supports your family - Justin Meadows Mon, 31 Dec 2018 09:00:49 GMT 51:01 5c1b59f46ad8a49d6a8ccd39 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/189-creating-a-business-that-supports-your-family-justin-mea full 1 189 Time with family is the highest priority. Running an agency can often keep us away from those we love and can have a huge impact on our own mental health, our relationships and in turn our businesses. Today I talk with Justin, a single parent, who shares how he was able to go from busy web agency to an agency focused primarily on servicing and supporting websites on retainers. He also unpacks his productised builds to allow him to offer a clearly priced and positioned web build that allows him and his growing team to be super efficient.


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Time with family is the highest priority. Running an agency can often keep us away from those we love and can have a huge impact on our own mental health, our relationships and in turn our businesses. Today I talk with Justin, a single parent, who shares how he was able to go from busy web agency to an agency focused primarily on servicing and supporting websites on retainers. He also unpacks his productised builds to allow him to offer a clearly priced and positioned web build that allows him and his growing team to be super efficient.


Full show notes available here - https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/creating-a-business-that-supports-your-family/


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#188 - How to succeed despite your past - Kelly Baader #188 - How to succeed despite your past - Kelly Baader Mon, 24 Dec 2018 09:00:35 GMT 29:21 5c1b568748a9c494244a6868 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/188-how-to-succeed-despite-your-past-kelly-baader full 1 188 We all have dreams but often feel like they are unattainable. Perhaps we feel overwhelmed by the challenge, or perhaps we feel held back because of things that have happened to us. Meet Kelly a close friend of mine who has overcome so much in her life to achieve success that has had huge impact for many people including myself.


From a humble background, Kelly had to overcome insurmountable odds since her childhood to achieve the success she enjoys today. That includes surviving from sexual abuse at her teens for over a decade, overcoming cultural male-male-dominated corporate career (such as no ladies room built in at Executive Floor), to countless objections in the entrepreneurial journey because of her non-non-English accent. Kelly has coached and consulted purpose-driven entrepreneurs and organisation leaders to design profitable businesses that make impactful changes over four continents since 2008.


Full show notes available here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-succeed-despite-your-past/


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We all have dreams but often feel like they are unattainable. Perhaps we feel overwhelmed by the challenge, or perhaps we feel held back because of things that have happened to us. Meet Kelly a close friend of mine who has overcome so much in her life to achieve success that has had huge impact for many people including myself.


From a humble background, Kelly had to overcome insurmountable odds since her childhood to achieve the success she enjoys today. That includes surviving from sexual abuse at her teens for over a decade, overcoming cultural male-male-dominated corporate career (such as no ladies room built in at Executive Floor), to countless objections in the entrepreneurial journey because of her non-non-English accent. Kelly has coached and consulted purpose-driven entrepreneurs and organisation leaders to design profitable businesses that make impactful changes over four continents since 2008.


Full show notes available here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-succeed-despite-your-past/


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#187 - How to launch a turnkey website business - Matthew Rodela #187 - How to launch a turnkey website business - Matthew Rodela Mon, 17 Dec 2018 09:00:35 GMT 42:18 5c139916128fbe02615f44c3 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/187-how-to-launch-a-turnkey-website-business-matthew-rodela full 1 187 With the cost of entry for web builds plummeting, how can you possibly compete in your niche? Matthew shares how to launch a turnkey website within your niche to help capture those who cannot afford custom builds. This gives people who want to work with you an experience of your services, and helps them continue to do business.


He shares with us the common mistakes he faced when launching a turnkey website business as well as valuable lessons he learned along the way. We go from inspection, to initial build, beta launch, growth and support.


Full show notes available here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-launch-a-turnkey-website-business/


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With the cost of entry for web builds plummeting, how can you possibly compete in your niche? Matthew shares how to launch a turnkey website within your niche to help capture those who cannot afford custom builds. This gives people who want to work with you an experience of your services, and helps them continue to do business.


He shares with us the common mistakes he faced when launching a turnkey website business as well as valuable lessons he learned along the way. We go from inspection, to initial build, beta launch, growth and support.


Full show notes available here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-launch-a-turnkey-website-business/


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#186 - How content influences your business - Kim Doyal #186 - How content influences your business - Kim Doyal Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:30:03 GMT 51:58 5c0e576e867823345545374f yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/186-how-content-influences-your-business-kim-doyal full 1 186 Content creation is not only a powerful marketing tool, but it helps shape you and your business and leads to ideas and opportunities you may never have dreamt of! We catch up with community favourite Kim Doyal as she shares with usher journey with content and how it has influenced her business and business choices.


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Content creation is not only a powerful marketing tool, but it helps shape you and your business and leads to ideas and opportunities you may never have dreamt of! We catch up with community favourite Kim Doyal as she shares with usher journey with content and how it has influenced her business and business choices.


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#185 - How to develop a personal brand - Nicole Osborne #185 - How to develop a personal brand - Nicole Osborne Mon, 03 Dec 2018 10:50:13 GMT 41:31 5c050701fb10f931038b6244 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/185-how-to-develop-a-personal-brand-nicole-osborne full 1 185 Nicole has grown her Social Media agency by developing her personal brand. We explore with her how she launched and hid behind her brand, and how putting herself out there changed her business.


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Nicole has grown her Social Media agency by developing her personal brand. We explore with her how she launched and hid behind her brand, and how putting herself out there changed her business.


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#184 - How to deal with growing pains - Lee Jackson #184 - How to deal with growing pains - Lee Jackson Mon, 26 Nov 2018 09:00:45 GMT 32:00 5bf418dbd445807d0285c157 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/184-how-to-deal-with-growing-pains-lee-jackson full 1 184 We discover some common issues that Lee from 2012 was experiencing. He's managed to call into the future and find out what Lee from 2018 would advize. A crazy recording we discovered from another dimension!


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-deal-with-growing-pains/


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We discover some common issues that Lee from 2012 was experiencing. He's managed to call into the future and find out what Lee from 2018 would advize. A crazy recording we discovered from another dimension!


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-deal-with-growing-pains/


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#183 - How to build funnels in WooCommerce - Adam Preiser #183 - How to build funnels in WooCommerce - Adam Preiser Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:00:21 GMT 41:16 5bf2ba9bc074d94101b09d1f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/183-how-to-build-funnels-in-woocommerce-adam-preiser full 1 183 We catch up with Adam Preiser of YouTube fame who shares with us his journey as he launches his new Cartflows product that allows you to utilise the power of WooCommerce and with the features of the leading funnel builders. We kick off with a catch up, then Adam shares the how it all began, how he solved the problem and how he's learned over time an ability to explain the complex in a simple way.


Adam has inspired many in our community to diversify their skills, to use new tools to grow their businesses and to venture out into the world of content creation. It's always a pleasure to catch up with him, and find out what he's up to.


Full show notes here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-build-funnels-in-woocommerce/


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We catch up with Adam Preiser of YouTube fame who shares with us his journey as he launches his new Cartflows product that allows you to utilise the power of WooCommerce and with the features of the leading funnel builders. We kick off with a catch up, then Adam shares the how it all began, how he solved the problem and how he's learned over time an ability to explain the complex in a simple way.


Adam has inspired many in our community to diversify their skills, to use new tools to grow their businesses and to venture out into the world of content creation. It's always a pleasure to catch up with him, and find out what he's up to.


Full show notes here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-build-funnels-in-woocommerce/


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#182 - What WordPress plugins we will be using in 2019 - Lee Jackson #182 - What WordPress plugins we will be using in 2019 - Lee Jackson Mon, 12 Nov 2018 16:44:45 GMT 21:16 5be9adffb706a27d02aec6fc no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/182-what-wordpress-plugins-we-will-be-using-in-2019-lee-jack full 1 182 Today I share what plugins / features of WordPress we will be focusing on in our agency for 2019 and why. These tools all complement each other and offer massive benefit to us and our clients. Be prepared for some controversial opinions and also be sure to get involved in the conversation via our free Facebook group.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/what-wordpress-plugins-we-will-be-using-in-2019/


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Today I share what plugins / features of WordPress we will be focusing on in our agency for 2019 and why. These tools all complement each other and offer massive benefit to us and our clients. Be prepared for some controversial opinions and also be sure to get involved in the conversation via our free Facebook group.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/what-wordpress-plugins-we-will-be-using-in-2019/


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#181 - How to plan and launch a podcast - Pete Everitt #181 - How to plan and launch a podcast - Pete Everitt Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:00:39 GMT 48:13 5be0094a08b186a06c8538d0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/181-how-to-plan-and-launch-a-podcast-pete-everitt full 1 181 Thinking of starting a podcast in your niche? Not sure where to begin?


Pete Everitt shares his journey of how he started his podcast; how he got into podcasting, what his fears were and more.


Full show notes here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-plan-and-launch-a-podcast/


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Thinking of starting a podcast in your niche? Not sure where to begin?


Pete Everitt shares his journey of how he started his podcast; how he got into podcasting, what his fears were and more.


Full show notes here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-plan-and-launch-a-podcast/


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#180 - How to start investing in yourself - Jocelyn Mozak #180 - How to start investing in yourself - Jocelyn Mozak Mon, 29 Oct 2018 12:30:45 GMT 42:10 5bd6f5447438762130b4f16d yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/180-how-to-start-investing-in-yourself-jocelyn-mozak full 1 180 Business is easy as long as we get out of our own way. Jocelyn Mozak has over a decade of experience building, running and wrangling a 6-Figure WordPress Website Design Agency all while having two boys at home under the age of thirteen. While her degrees in Electrical Engineer from Cornell & Stanford University certainly contribute to her outstanding skills as a website developer; it is her passion for what she does her clients fall in love with.


Full show notes here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-start-investing-in-yourself/


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Business is easy as long as we get out of our own way. Jocelyn Mozak has over a decade of experience building, running and wrangling a 6-Figure WordPress Website Design Agency all while having two boys at home under the age of thirteen. While her degrees in Electrical Engineer from Cornell & Stanford University certainly contribute to her outstanding skills as a website developer; it is her passion for what she does her clients fall in love with.


Full show notes here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-start-investing-in-yourself/


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<![CDATA[Appeal Theresa Jenning's Brain Tumor is Back]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 12:32:55 GMT 5:31 5bd1b7fb19caed8d1af44d13 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/appeal-theresa-jennings-brain-tumor-is-back trailer This is a short appeal to our wonderful audience to see if we can use this platform to do good. Theresa Jennings is a mum, grandmother and daughter and WordPress developer/designer who is working to keep going but struggling to pay for her health care due to a returning tumor.


If you can help, please donate:


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Thank you,


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This is a short appeal to our wonderful audience to see if we can use this platform to do good. Theresa Jennings is a mum, grandmother and daughter and WordPress developer/designer who is working to keep going but struggling to pay for her health care due to a returning tumor.


If you can help, please donate:


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#179 - How storytelling benefits business - Jody Maberry #179 - How storytelling benefits business - Jody Maberry Mon, 22 Oct 2018 09:30:38 GMT 50:13 5bcd91038bc2e6274011ee03 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/179-how-storytelling-benefits-business-jody-maberry full 1 179 Do you struggle to tell people what you do? Do you struggle to share your vision with your team? Do your marketing messages not feel compelling? Are you struggling to find your voice? Jody Maberry shares with us how story telling changes all of this. Join us as Jody unpacks the benefits of story-telling to your business both internally and externally.


Full show notes here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-storytelling-benefits-business/


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Do you struggle to tell people what you do? Do you struggle to share your vision with your team? Do your marketing messages not feel compelling? Are you struggling to find your voice? Jody Maberry shares with us how story telling changes all of this. Join us as Jody unpacks the benefits of story-telling to your business both internally and externally.


Full show notes here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-storytelling-benefits-business/


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#178 - How to build and invest in your team - Lee Cockerell #178 - How to build and invest in your team - Lee Cockerell Mon, 15 Oct 2018 09:30:23 GMT 33:45 5bc45a74c5932786174ccc24 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/178-how-to-build-and-invest-in-your-team-lee-cockerell full 1 178 How do you build a of loyal passionate people that will grow with your business? Whether you are about to embark on employing your first team member or contractor, or you have a team of 50 plus, this podcast is essential listening. Lee Cockerell shares with us how the Disney company (a company with approximately 200,000 employees) hires team members, invests in them and facilitates their growth and personal development.


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How do you build a of loyal passionate people that will grow with your business? Whether you are about to embark on employing your first team member or contractor, or you have a team of 50 plus, this podcast is essential listening. Lee Cockerell shares with us how the Disney company (a company with approximately 200,000 employees) hires team members, invests in them and facilitates their growth and personal development.


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#177 - How to validate and sell courses - Neil Napier #177 - How to validate and sell courses - Neil Napier Mon, 08 Oct 2018 12:30:50 GMT 28:48 5bbb4b26137de4ae4a277a30 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/177-how-to-validate-and-sell-courses-neil-napier full 1 177 You have the perfect idea for a course or series. Next steps might be to spend hours producing all the content and then taking it to market. Neil shares ways to validate if your idea will sell before you begin building out your content. He also shares techniques for producing and packaging your courses.


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You have the perfect idea for a course or series. Next steps might be to spend hours producing all the content and then taking it to market. Neil shares ways to validate if your idea will sell before you begin building out your content. He also shares techniques for producing and packaging your courses.


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#176 - Agency Life Series - Ronald Gijsel – Webbees #176 - Agency Life Series - Ronald Gijsel – Webbees Wed, 03 Oct 2018 08:00:53 GMT 17:36 5bb46dafe0289afd46d03ea6 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/176-agency-life-series-ronald-gijsel-webbees full 1 176 Meet Ronald Gijsel from Webbees. They are a UK based 'agency' that was established 2.7 years ago. They are specialised in business web presence solutions, which include; WordPress, WooCommerce, Google ads and Analytics as the four 'eggs in his baskets'.


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Meet Ronald Gijsel from Webbees. They are a UK based 'agency' that was established 2.7 years ago. They are specialised in business web presence solutions, which include; WordPress, WooCommerce, Google ads and Analytics as the four 'eggs in his baskets'.


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#175 - How to travel and run an agency - Melissa Rautenberg #175 - How to travel and run an agency - Melissa Rautenberg Mon, 01 Oct 2018 08:30:34 GMT 44:53 5bb1d0844616ea720d781ec4 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/175-how-to-travel-and-run-an-agency-melissa-rautenberg full 1 175 Melissa shares her story of how she managed to pack up her home with her husband and start travelling. Travelling is their passion and they love to work in different creative spaces. Today Melissa shares insights into how they have travelled in their business and how this has helped with generating new opportunities. With the pressures of running an agency around the world, she also unpacks how she manages mindfulness and keeps motivated.


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Melissa shares her story of how she managed to pack up her home with her husband and start travelling. Travelling is their passion and they love to work in different creative spaces. Today Melissa shares insights into how they have travelled in their business and how this has helped with generating new opportunities. With the pressures of running an agency around the world, she also unpacks how she manages mindfulness and keeps motivated.


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#174 - Agency Life Series - Matthew Glover - Littlefish Creative Agency #174 - Agency Life Series - Matthew Glover - Littlefish Creative Agency Fri, 28 Sep 2018 08:00:45 GMT 12:33 5baccd4dfd7fa3546caeff53 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/174-agency-life-series-matthew-glover-littlefish-creative-ag full 1 174 Meet Matthew Glover from Littlefish Creative Agency. Littlefish Creative is an exciting full-service creative agency based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Although specialising in branding, the agency works across all creative disciplines including illustration, video production, photography and more. Fanatic about design, Littlefish started off small but has big ambitions and is fast growing in reputation, client base and global presence, boasting clients across the UK and UAE.


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Meet Matthew Glover from Littlefish Creative Agency. Littlefish Creative is an exciting full-service creative agency based in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Although specialising in branding, the agency works across all creative disciplines including illustration, video production, photography and more. Fanatic about design, Littlefish started off small but has big ambitions and is fast growing in reputation, client base and global presence, boasting clients across the UK and UAE.


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#173 - Agency Life Series - Peter Freeman - WOOF Media #173 - Agency Life Series - Peter Freeman - WOOF Media Wed, 26 Sep 2018 08:00:12 GMT 17:28 5baa2c35243dd9706dbe4615 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/173-agency-life-series-peter-freeman-woof-media full 1 173 Meet Peter Freeman from WOOF Media. They are a team of creative, passionate professionals who love to help tourism businesses and destinations grow with quality marketing solutions. For their 15+ year history, they have been producing quality tourism marketing outcomes in partnership with the tourism industry in regional Australia.They believe in long term relationships, working alongside clients who don’t want to settle for anything but the best. They are not happy with a half-baked job and don’t believe you will be either. When you partner with them, expect tailored, creative marketing solutions that look great and kick goals for your business!


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Meet Peter Freeman from WOOF Media. They are a team of creative, passionate professionals who love to help tourism businesses and destinations grow with quality marketing solutions. For their 15+ year history, they have been producing quality tourism marketing outcomes in partnership with the tourism industry in regional Australia.They believe in long term relationships, working alongside clients who don’t want to settle for anything but the best. They are not happy with a half-baked job and don’t believe you will be either. When you partner with them, expect tailored, creative marketing solutions that look great and kick goals for your business!


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#172 - How to podcast successfully - Mark Asquith #172 - How to podcast successfully - Mark Asquith Tue, 25 Sep 2018 08:30:49 GMT 35:22 5ba9ed4f243dd9706dbe460d no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/172-how-to-podcast-successfully-mark-asquith full 1 172 We catch up this week with Agency Trailblazer favourite, Mark Asquith. In this episode he shares how podcasting allows you to become an influencer in your niche. He also shares how his freemium model has allowed him to grow his membership as well as direct people to relevant services via his Podcast Success Academy. This model has become a powerful lead magnet for his businesses.


Mark is a cool dude and I love talking with him! Enjoy the conversation.


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We catch up this week with Agency Trailblazer favourite, Mark Asquith. In this episode he shares how podcasting allows you to become an influencer in your niche. He also shares how his freemium model has allowed him to grow his membership as well as direct people to relevant services via his Podcast Success Academy. This model has become a powerful lead magnet for his businesses.


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#171 - Agency Life Series - Amy Woods - Content 10x #171 - Agency Life Series - Amy Woods - Content 10x Fri, 21 Sep 2018 08:00:42 GMT 15:48 5ba4a299c9d7d9991cba0a42 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/171-agency-life-series-amy-woods-content-10x full 1 171 Meet Amy Woods from Content 10x. She is the person behind all of the action.


In their own words:


When it comes to rescuing great content from oblivion and sharing it with the world, you can count on her to save the day! They take one piece of your content and transform it into several pieces of content, in different formats and for multiple uses across different platforms and locations. They ensure all of the effort that you put into content creation is maximised. There's no automation. No rigid templates. They create new, fresh content whilst still retaining YOUR voice and YOUR brand!


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Meet Amy Woods from Content 10x. She is the person behind all of the action.


In their own words:


When it comes to rescuing great content from oblivion and sharing it with the world, you can count on her to save the day! They take one piece of your content and transform it into several pieces of content, in different formats and for multiple uses across different platforms and locations. They ensure all of the effort that you put into content creation is maximised. There's no automation. No rigid templates. They create new, fresh content whilst still retaining YOUR voice and YOUR brand!


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#170 - Agency Life Series - Davinder Singh Kainth - iGuiding Creative #170 - Agency Life Series - Davinder Singh Kainth - iGuiding Creative Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:00:10 GMT 33:55 5ba216ad613048e52d79d328 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/170-agency-life-series-davinder-singh-kainth-iguiding-creati full 1 170 Meet Davinder Singh Kainth from iGuiding Creative. iGuiding Creative is a brand name for the one man agency setup by Davinder. His primary work area is design and development of websites for small business enterprises. He works with small businesses and agencies to build creative online spaces through business requirements analysis, specification and documentation.


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Meet Davinder Singh Kainth from iGuiding Creative. iGuiding Creative is a brand name for the one man agency setup by Davinder. His primary work area is design and development of websites for small business enterprises. He works with small businesses and agencies to build creative online spaces through business requirements analysis, specification and documentation.


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#169 - How to grow a local agency - Mark Crowell #169 - How to grow a local agency - Mark Crowell Mon, 17 Sep 2018 08:00:46 GMT 38:25 5b9a5bc4fc66e09c392e43fb no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/169-how-to-grow-a-local-agency-mark-crowell full 1 169 Stories are both a powerful tool for learning as well as an essential part of your marketing strategy. Mark Crowell shares his journey into design and web development, how he and his wife met online, and how they created an exciting local agency from their home.


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Stories are both a powerful tool for learning as well as an essential part of your marketing strategy. Mark Crowell shares his journey into design and web development, how he and his wife met online, and how they created an exciting local agency from their home.


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<![CDATA[#168 - Agency Life Series - Steven Picanza – Latin & Code]]> Fri, 14 Sep 2018 08:00:39 GMT 26:44 5b97d2d356759d9446c02b80 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/168-agency-life-series-steven-picanza-latin-code full 1 168 Meet Steven Picanza from Latin & Code. Taking a philosophical and academic approach to branding, they help companies align their core values with their day-to-day marketing actions to increase their revenue and customer loyalty.


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Meet Steven Picanza from Latin & Code. Taking a philosophical and academic approach to branding, they help companies align their core values with their day-to-day marketing actions to increase their revenue and customer loyalty.


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#167 - Agency Life Series - Mickey Mellen and Ali Green – GreenMellen #167 - Agency Life Series - Mickey Mellen and Ali Green – GreenMellen Wed, 12 Sep 2018 08:00:09 GMT 27:48 5b97ce8b1759ac644a542272 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/167-agency-life-series-mickey-mellen-and-ali-green-greenmell full 1 167 Meet Mickey Mellen and Ali Green from GreenMellen. GreenMellen is the digital marketing arm of your company that fills the void within your marketing strategy. They provide website, branding, design and messaging solutions to make your company’s digital presence meet today’s expectations. By uncovering the unique personality of each brand they work with, they’re able to create a digital environment that personifies those characteristics and refines the user experience.


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Meet Mickey Mellen and Ali Green from GreenMellen. GreenMellen is the digital marketing arm of your company that fills the void within your marketing strategy. They provide website, branding, design and messaging solutions to make your company’s digital presence meet today’s expectations. By uncovering the unique personality of each brand they work with, they’re able to create a digital environment that personifies those characteristics and refines the user experience.


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#166 - How to think like a designer - Piccia Neri #166 - How to think like a designer - Piccia Neri Mon, 10 Sep 2018 11:30:00 GMT 39:09 5b96520339e08bce52c6b78c no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/166-how-to-think-like-a-designer-piccia-neri full 1 166 Do you feel your design skills suck? Do you get stressed designing/building a website because you don't know where to start or you lack the confidence in your ability?


You are not alone. Web developers around the world struggle with this problem. We come from a coding background so information layout and design can often seem like a skill only available to the gifted.


Piccia Neri shares her expertise and resources on how you can learn to approach design, design systems and more. Piccia is a design and UX expert. She's an experienced art historian with an amazing journey into design, branding and UX. This episode is not to be missed!


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Do you feel your design skills suck? Do you get stressed designing/building a website because you don't know where to start or you lack the confidence in your ability?


You are not alone. Web developers around the world struggle with this problem. We come from a coding background so information layout and design can often seem like a skill only available to the gifted.


Piccia Neri shares her expertise and resources on how you can learn to approach design, design systems and more. Piccia is a design and UX expert. She's an experienced art historian with an amazing journey into design, branding and UX. This episode is not to be missed!


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#165 - Agency Life Series - Rommel C. Caibal – RCC Graphic Designs #165 - Agency Life Series - Rommel C. Caibal – RCC Graphic Designs Fri, 07 Sep 2018 09:30:54 GMT 35:18 5b92387b58b7e975608f747a no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/165-agency-life-series-rommel-c-caibal-rcc-graphic-designs full 1 165 Meet Rommel C. Caibal from RCC Graphic Designs. They provide creative and technical support to local companies and firms.


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Meet Rommel C. Caibal from RCC Graphic Designs. They provide creative and technical support to local companies and firms.


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#164 - Agency Life Series - Jamie Hill – iNovate Marketing #164 - Agency Life Series - Jamie Hill – iNovate Marketing Wed, 05 Sep 2018 13:30:18 GMT 25:31 5b8fc4084790032b7b5a1446 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/164-agency-life-series-jamie-hill-inovate-marketing full 1 164 Meet Jamie Hill from iNovate Marketing, iNc. iNovate Marketing, iNc, is a full marketing and web agency. They offer marketing and web design options that will fit 95% of all SMB budgets, as well as offering business coaching, marketing classes for the SMB owners, and White Label Services for other web agency's that don't have the time or ability to offer marketing services to their clients.


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Meet Jamie Hill from iNovate Marketing, iNc. iNovate Marketing, iNc, is a full marketing and web agency. They offer marketing and web design options that will fit 95% of all SMB budgets, as well as offering business coaching, marketing classes for the SMB owners, and White Label Services for other web agency's that don't have the time or ability to offer marketing services to their clients.


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#163 - How to quote the right price for a project - Lee Jackson #163 - How to quote the right price for a project - Lee Jackson Mon, 03 Sep 2018 09:30:02 GMT 25:38 5b88fe90cf69333b498579e0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/163-how-to-quote-the-right-price-for-a-project-lee-jackson full 1 163 When pricing up any project we often struggle with two main fears. "Will I price this too high" or "Will I not charge enough". How can you be sure you are charging a price that is good for your client and for your business? In this episode Lee shares a mindset he uses to work out how he should be pricing a project if at all.


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When pricing up any project we often struggle with two main fears. "Will I price this too high" or "Will I not charge enough". How can you be sure you are charging a price that is good for your client and for your business? In this episode Lee shares a mindset he uses to work out how he should be pricing a project if at all.


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#162 - Agency Life - Simone Luciani - Rich Clicks #162 - Agency Life - Simone Luciani - Rich Clicks Fri, 31 Aug 2018 08:00:49 GMT 33:35 5b87ffc63f43e1c60b34802d no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/162-agency-life-simone-luciani-rich-clicks full 1 162 Meet Simone Luciani from Rich Clicks, a digital marketing agency that excels in strategy and efficiency with a no middlemen approach. Their unique approach has seen then win several international awards. With office in London and Milan they primarily serve the European market.


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Meet Simone Luciani from Rich Clicks, a digital marketing agency that excels in strategy and efficiency with a no middlemen approach. Their unique approach has seen then win several international awards. With office in London and Milan they primarily serve the European market.


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#161 - Agency Life - Tracey Rickard Web Design #161 - Agency Life - Tracey Rickard Web Design Wed, 29 Aug 2018 08:00:14 GMT 22:17 5b864a7d3b51aedc4ced4b0f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/161-agency-life-tracey-rickard-web-design full 1 161 Tracey has been a freelance web designer and developer for 12 years creating completely bespoke WordPress websites. She has extensive experience in sales and marketing and customer relationship management. She helps business target their customers through their websites. As a finalist in the Woman Who Achieves awards she was awarded with a commendation.


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Tracey has been a freelance web designer and developer for 12 years creating completely bespoke WordPress websites. She has extensive experience in sales and marketing and customer relationship management. She helps business target their customers through their websites. As a finalist in the Woman Who Achieves awards she was awarded with a commendation.


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#160 - How to lock down your niche - John Locke #160 - How to lock down your niche - John Locke Tue, 28 Aug 2018 07:14:51 GMT 52:32 5b84f014a18a44312f8a9da0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/160-how-to-lock-down-your-niche-john-locke full 1 160 You've heard that finding a niche is an effective strategy to grow your business. Yet how do you choose your niche and roll with it? John Locke shares his journey from local SEO to global SEO in the manufacturing sector.


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You've heard that finding a niche is an effective strategy to grow your business. Yet how do you choose your niche and roll with it? John Locke shares his journey from local SEO to global SEO in the manufacturing sector.


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#159 - Agency Life - Pete Everitt - SO The Agency #159 - Agency Life - Pete Everitt - SO The Agency Wed, 22 Aug 2018 10:00:00 GMT 34:20 5b7c26b383c151d223c66d92 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/159-agency-life-pete-everitt-so-the-agency full 1 159 Meet Pete Everitt from SO The Agency. They are a creative and digital agency in the UK. They help clients understand who their customers are, and then give them the tools to reach them online.


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Meet Pete Everitt from SO The Agency. They are a creative and digital agency in the UK. They help clients understand who their customers are, and then give them the tools to reach them online.


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#158 - How to be a better account manager - Jenny Plant #158 - How to be a better account manager - Jenny Plant Mon, 20 Aug 2018 08:00:53 GMT 46:29 5b76c0f0602aaa8c51dfd6c8 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/158-how-to-be-a-better-account-manager-jenny-plant full 1 158 Account management has always been a mystery. What is Account management? Who makes the best account manager in an agency? Jenny tackles these questions with us and gives us an insight into how she got into agency life and into account management and shares what she has learned over the years.


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Account management has always been a mystery. What is Account management? Who makes the best account manager in an agency? Jenny tackles these questions with us and gives us an insight into how she got into agency life and into account management and shares what she has learned over the years.


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#157 - Agency Life - Paul Lacey - Dickiebirds Studio #157 - Agency Life - Paul Lacey - Dickiebirds Studio Fri, 17 Aug 2018 08:00:37 GMT 30:03 5b72e5c132a424fb0598bb41 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/157-agency-life-paul-lacey-dickiebirds-studio full 1 157 Meet Paul Lacey from Dickiebirds Studio. They are an award-winning WordPress & UX/UI design & development agency in the UK. They design and develop responsive WordPress websites for businesses, agencies & personal brands.


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Meet Paul Lacey from Dickiebirds Studio. They are an award-winning WordPress & UX/UI design & development agency in the UK. They design and develop responsive WordPress websites for businesses, agencies & personal brands.


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#156 - Agency Life - Oliver Martin - Wunderful Designs #156 - Agency Life - Oliver Martin - Wunderful Designs Wed, 15 Aug 2018 08:00:35 GMT 18:41 5b72de26eef340957d18164d no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/156-agency-life-oliver-martin-wunderful-designs full 1 156 Meet Oliver Martin from Wunderful Designs. Wunderful Designs is a one man band web agency, located in the South-East of Kent. He provides WordPress website design, Digital marketing and Care Plan services for small local businesses. He is also a full-time stay-at-home dad to his daughter Rosie. His wife works too so his days are filled with fatherly duties, and work whenever he can fit it in.


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Meet Oliver Martin from Wunderful Designs. Wunderful Designs is a one man band web agency, located in the South-East of Kent. He provides WordPress website design, Digital marketing and Care Plan services for small local businesses. He is also a full-time stay-at-home dad to his daughter Rosie. His wife works too so his days are filled with fatherly duties, and work whenever he can fit it in.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-oliver-martin-wunderful-designs/


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#155 - How to market your content - Chris Marr #155 - How to market your content - Chris Marr Mon, 13 Aug 2018 07:47:52 GMT 42:13 5b7287e232a424fb0598bb32 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/155-how-to-market-your-content-chris-marr full 1 155 "Content is key" but without actually marketing what you have created, how do you even get eyeballs on it in the first place? Meet Chris Marr of the Content Marketing Academy. He shares with us common misunderstandings about and how we can create an effective content marketing strategy.


If you are creating content but are not entirely sure how it is helping you grow your business... you need to listen to this episode.


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"Content is key" but without actually marketing what you have created, how do you even get eyeballs on it in the first place? Meet Chris Marr of the Content Marketing Academy. He shares with us common misunderstandings about and how we can create an effective content marketing strategy.


If you are creating content but are not entirely sure how it is helping you grow your business... you need to listen to this episode.


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#154 - Agency Life - Ed Ellingham - CloudCareWP #154 - Agency Life - Ed Ellingham - CloudCareWP Fri, 10 Aug 2018 08:00:43 GMT 31:53 5b6c19f2dfd29fec6e198125 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/154-agency-life-ed-ellingham-cloudcarewp full 1 154 Meet Ed Ellingham from CloudCareWP. They started in November 2014 as an IT company focusing on Phone Systems, but took a hard left turn and turned into a Web Design company. Combining his technical skills and passion for design, he was able to generate a local name in Web Design. In 2016 his wife left her job to assist in day-to-day operations, and are now bringing on a new virtual employee in India to increase their hours of operation on support tasks. Their focus today is more on the technical side of things. 


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Meet Ed Ellingham from CloudCareWP. They started in November 2014 as an IT company focusing on Phone Systems, but took a hard left turn and turned into a Web Design company. Combining his technical skills and passion for design, he was able to generate a local name in Web Design. In 2016 his wife left her job to assist in day-to-day operations, and are now bringing on a new virtual employee in India to increase their hours of operation on support tasks. Their focus today is more on the technical side of things. 


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/agencylife/agencylife-series-ed-ellingham-cloudcarewp


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#153 - Agency Life - Kylie Martin - Kylie Martin Creative #153 - Agency Life - Kylie Martin - Kylie Martin Creative Wed, 08 Aug 2018 08:00:51 GMT 33:12 5b6452f4db8271b4277c179a no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/153-agency-life-kylie-martin-kylie-martin-creative full 1 153 Meet Kylie Martin from Kylie Martin Creative. She runs her own creative digital agency from her home office. They offer unique bold branding, print media and web design to small and large businesses who want to look and feel professional.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/agencylife/agencylife-series-kylie-martin-kylie-martin-creative


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Meet Kylie Martin from Kylie Martin Creative. She runs her own creative digital agency from her home office. They offer unique bold branding, print media and web design to small and large businesses who want to look and feel professional.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/agencylife/agencylife-series-kylie-martin-kylie-martin-creative


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#152 - How to care for your wellbeing - Yael Matsliak #152 - How to care for your wellbeing - Yael Matsliak Mon, 06 Aug 2018 11:00:14 GMT 40:53 5b642ecac32233af2767c103 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/152-how-to-care-for-your-wellbeing-yael-matsliak full 1 152 There is so much distraction in agency life, we need to be able to focus on the present and what's going on and not let it overwhelm us. Yael unpacks with us different mindfulness; wellbeing, fitness and health techniques that we can be using to get ourselves on the right track.


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There is so much distraction in agency life, we need to be able to focus on the present and what's going on and not let it overwhelm us. Yael unpacks with us different mindfulness; wellbeing, fitness and health techniques that we can be using to get ourselves on the right track.


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#151 - Agency Life - Vivienne Neale - VKN Digital Ltd #151 - Agency Life - Vivienne Neale - VKN Digital Ltd Fri, 03 Aug 2018 08:00:08 GMT 28:40 5b62c8666150445262daf51a no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/151-agency-life-vivienne-neale-vkn-digital-ltd full 1 151 Meet Vivienne Neale from VKN Digital Ltd. They have been a limited company since January 2017. Before this they were a bunch of creatives working together. They are a group of ten people that includes web developers and designers, writers, graphic artists and marketing strategists. They also have associates that provide them with animation, videography and PPC. They moved up from London to Doncaster in the north of the UK last year for a change of air and it's been a very interesting journey in every sense!


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-vivienne-neale-vkn-digital-ltd/


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Meet Vivienne Neale from VKN Digital Ltd. They have been a limited company since January 2017. Before this they were a bunch of creatives working together. They are a group of ten people that includes web developers and designers, writers, graphic artists and marketing strategists. They also have associates that provide them with animation, videography and PPC. They moved up from London to Doncaster in the north of the UK last year for a change of air and it's been a very interesting journey in every sense!


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-vivienne-neale-vkn-digital-ltd/


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<![CDATA[#150 - Agency Life - Martin & Lyndsay - Jammy Digital ]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 12:47:05 GMT 23:37 5b617dc3c11112822d974dfc no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/agencylife-series-martin-huntbach-jammy-digital full 1 150 Meet Martin and Lyndsay from Jammy Digital. They run a WordPress web design agency, however, their knowledge and expertise expands way beyond that. Part of the reason their clients hire them is because of their deep understanding of SEO, content marketing and website design, which is reflected in every website they build.


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Meet Martin and Lyndsay from Jammy Digital. They run a WordPress web design agency, however, their knowledge and expertise expands way beyond that. Part of the reason their clients hire them is because of their deep understanding of SEO, content marketing and website design, which is reflected in every website they build.


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#149 - The importance of telling your story - Dana James Mwangi #149 - The importance of telling your story - Dana James Mwangi Mon, 30 Jul 2018 08:12:05 GMT 41:28 5b584bb4df4a8f8638fab847 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/149-the-importance-of-telling-your-story-dana-james-mwangi full 1 149 In the creative industry, how do you stand out? Dana James Mwangi shares how she developed her story and her voice which has lead to exposure on television, events and leading industry websites.


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In the creative industry, how do you stand out? Dana James Mwangi shares how she developed her story and her voice which has lead to exposure on television, events and leading industry websites.


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<![CDATA[#148 - How to start an accountability partnership - Kyle Van Deusen & Matt Sebert ]]> Mon, 23 Jul 2018 10:18:07 GMT 29:59 5b55818f6cf914db3a78b943 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/148-how-to-start-an-accountability-partnership-kyle-van-deus full 1 148 Agency Life is lonely. Whether you are heading a company of 50 employees, or are on your own. The direction of the business starts and ends with decisions you make. This is where accountability becomes fundamental in agency life.


How do you find the right person to keep you accountable?


Meet the guys who have got it down, Kyle and Matt speak daily keeping one another on track and keeping the relationship growing.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-start-an-accountability-partnership/


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Agency Life is lonely. Whether you are heading a company of 50 employees, or are on your own. The direction of the business starts and ends with decisions you make. This is where accountability becomes fundamental in agency life.


How do you find the right person to keep you accountable?


Meet the guys who have got it down, Kyle and Matt speak daily keeping one another on track and keeping the relationship growing.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-start-an-accountability-partnership/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#147 - Agency Life - Leanne Mitton - Norlink #147 - Agency Life - Leanne Mitton - Norlink Fri, 20 Jul 2018 09:46:43 GMT 21:26 5b50450daa0e0e6f38debc99 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/147-agency-life-leanne-mitton-norlink full 1 147 Meet Leanne Mitton from Norlink. She is an agency of one providing web services for small business and solopreneurs. She helps entrepreneurs and small businesses build and grow their website. She focuses on your specific goals, for online success.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-leanne-mitton-norlink/


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Meet Leanne Mitton from Norlink. She is an agency of one providing web services for small business and solopreneurs. She helps entrepreneurs and small businesses build and grow their website. She focuses on your specific goals, for online success.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-leanne-mitton-norlink/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#146 - Agency Life - Kevin Brennan - Build Studio #146 - Agency Life - Kevin Brennan - Build Studio Wed, 18 Jul 2018 13:21:09 GMT 23:21 5b4df7f7ab532c785232f669 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/146-agency-life-kevin-brennan-build-studio full 1 146 Meet Kevin Brennan from Build Studio. Build Studio is a Calgary design and development agency specializing in WordPress websites. Their services extend to providing graphic design and marketing strategy for those clients they’ve partnered with. Since 2011, Build Studio has worked with business owners to create an online presence that engages their customers. Converting visitors to a website into paying customers involves a deep understanding of their habits. It also includes designing an experience that is easy to navigate and allows them get to the content they’re looking for as quickly as possible. They work with you to better understand your current customers and make new ones.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-kevin-brennan-build-studio/


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Meet Kevin Brennan from Build Studio. Build Studio is a Calgary design and development agency specializing in WordPress websites. Their services extend to providing graphic design and marketing strategy for those clients they’ve partnered with. Since 2011, Build Studio has worked with business owners to create an online presence that engages their customers. Converting visitors to a website into paying customers involves a deep understanding of their habits. It also includes designing an experience that is easy to navigate and allows them get to the content they’re looking for as quickly as possible. They work with you to better understand your current customers and make new ones.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-kevin-brennan-build-studio/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#145 - How to put user experience first - Jennifer Dopazo #145 - How to put user experience first - Jennifer Dopazo Mon, 16 Jul 2018 11:00:20 GMT 40:00 5b436b1aef00702464440f28 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/145-how-to-put-user-experience-first-jennifer-dopaz full 1 145 User experience is key, yet how do you put it front and centre during planning, design and delivery? Jennifer shares with us the importance of user experience, wire-framing, and product specking when building a website. She teaches us how she does this by talking in a language that her clients can understand.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-put-user-experience-first/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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User experience is key, yet how do you put it front and centre during planning, design and delivery? Jennifer shares with us the importance of user experience, wire-framing, and product specking when building a website. She teaches us how she does this by talking in a language that her clients can understand.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/how-to-put-user-experience-first/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#144 - Agency Life - Belinda White - Arttia Creative #144 - Agency Life - Belinda White - Arttia Creative Fri, 13 Jul 2018 07:00:42 GMT 21:58 5b45f794802e4c0919bef6e6 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/144-agency-life-belinda-white-arttia-creative full 1 144 Meet Belinda White from Arttia Creative. They specialise in working with life science, biotech and highly technical niche markets who need to drive quality enquiries from their website.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-belinda-white-arttia-creative/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet Belinda White from Arttia Creative. They specialise in working with life science, biotech and highly technical niche markets who need to drive quality enquiries from their website.


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-belinda-white-arttia-creative/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#143 - Agency Life - Imogen Allen - Umbrella Digital Media #143 - Agency Life - Imogen Allen - Umbrella Digital Media Wed, 11 Jul 2018 07:00:30 GMT 27:57 5b44bdd3f423e16d5ab2c912 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/143-agency-life-imogen-allen-umbrella-digital-media full 1 143 Meet Imogen Allen from Umbrella Digital Media, a solo agency with a focus as a Technical Partner for Online Course Creators. 


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-imogen-allen-umbrella-digital-media/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet Imogen Allen from Umbrella Digital Media, a solo agency with a focus as a Technical Partner for Online Course Creators. 


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/agencylife-series-imogen-allen-umbrella-digital-media/


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#142 - How to use web audits to generate leads - Clifford Almeida #142 - How to use web audits to generate leads - Clifford Almeida Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:44 GMT 38:20 5b4304aa676fe3e3538fa5a6 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/142-how-to-use-web-audits-to-generate-leads-clifford-almeida full 1 142 Clifford shares how we can generate leads using web audits. He unpacks practical ways you can test his system during the 14 day trial of My Web Audit.


Firstly it is important to understand the GIVE method that drives all that Clifford does both in his own agency (Hire A Wiz) and his software business.



Introducing the GIVE method

GIVE stands for Generosity, Information, Value, Education. You can find more information in this free guide "How To Make More Sales Easily".



G is for Generosity

Start an interaction by providing something of value.



I is for Information

Your prospect likely has an expensive problem. Provide them information on how to solve the problem. Your solution can save them money or make them money.



V is for Value

When you focus on delivering value, the sale will look after itself.



E is for Education

Establish yourself as the expert by educating them on how the issue they are facing is an opportunity.



Practical ways you can generate leads in the next 24 hours


In the podcast Clifford shares practical ways you can generate leads using web audits. He covers:


  • Leverage existing and past relationships first
  • Connect with your communities
  • Reaching out to personal network (champion client and referrals)
  • Social and search ad networks


You can grab a free trial of My Web Audit by clicking here.


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Clifford shares how we can generate leads using web audits. He unpacks practical ways you can test his system during the 14 day trial of My Web Audit.


Firstly it is important to understand the GIVE method that drives all that Clifford does both in his own agency (Hire A Wiz) and his software business.



Introducing the GIVE method

GIVE stands for Generosity, Information, Value, Education. You can find more information in this free guide "How To Make More Sales Easily".



G is for Generosity

Start an interaction by providing something of value.



I is for Information

Your prospect likely has an expensive problem. Provide them information on how to solve the problem. Your solution can save them money or make them money.



V is for Value

When you focus on delivering value, the sale will look after itself.



E is for Education

Establish yourself as the expert by educating them on how the issue they are facing is an opportunity.



Practical ways you can generate leads in the next 24 hours


In the podcast Clifford shares practical ways you can generate leads using web audits. He covers:


  • Leverage existing and past relationships first
  • Connect with your communities
  • Reaching out to personal network (champion client and referrals)
  • Social and search ad networks


You can grab a free trial of My Web Audit by clicking here.


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#141 - Agency Life - Jason Vance - Red Mill Creative #141 - Agency Life - Jason Vance - Red Mill Creative Fri, 06 Jul 2018 06:00:51 GMT 18:44 5b3e12f72373c3620fc53532 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/141-agency-life-jason-vance-redmill-creative full Jason is the owner and operator of Red Mill Creative. In their own words: "We believe that when you do what you love you can change the world. Our goal is to partner with those that love what they do through digital marketing, web design and branding."


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/agencylife/agencylife-series-jason-vance-red-mill-creative/


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Jason is the owner and operator of Red Mill Creative. In their own words: "We believe that when you do what you love you can change the world. Our goal is to partner with those that love what they do through digital marketing, web design and branding."


Full show notes: https://agencytrailblazer.com/agencylife/agencylife-series-jason-vance-red-mill-creative/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#140 - Agency Life - Kyle Van Deusen - OGAL Web Design #140 - Agency Life - Kyle Van Deusen - OGAL Web Design Wed, 04 Jul 2018 09:07:30 GMT 22:28 5b3c87e03cea1f0957d91770 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/140-agency-life-kyle-van-deusen-ogal-web-design full 1 140 Kyle is the owner and operator of OGAL Web Design in Gainesville, Texas. Kyle and his wife are both business owners and have 2 young children.He has been in the graphic design field since he graduated High School in 2002 and launched his business in 2016.


Agency website - click here



Social media


Facebook - click here

Email - click here

Twitter - click here


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Kyle is the owner and operator of OGAL Web Design in Gainesville, Texas. Kyle and his wife are both business owners and have 2 young children.He has been in the graphic design field since he graduated High School in 2002 and launched his business in 2016.


Agency website - click here



Social media


Facebook - click here

Email - click here

Twitter - click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#139 - Social media and content mastermind #139 - Social media and content mastermind Tue, 03 Jul 2018 08:00:32 GMT 44:22 5b3a1b45e1db77ff0c0480af yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/139-social-media-and-content-mastermind full 1 139 Today we share with you a recording of our June mastermind within the Agency Trailblazer Community. In this mastermind we focused on targeting the right sort of clients by looking at existing ones, and where they can be found online. We also discussed content marketing and creation strategies.


The format is a relaxed 1 - 2 hour conversation where we get different folks on asking questions and we have open discussion. This recording is taken from where Mark asks a range of questions on social media, content and finding where his target clients are.


If you'd like to be on the next mastermind, join the community here.


We also discussed ARENA for the creation of compelling landing pages:



Affinity

Show the reader you understand their problem

Example: Are you an agency owner making big profits for everyone else but not yourself?



Reassure

Offer hope and reassurance that there is a way. You can provide a case study to help illustrate.

Example: Chris was so busy creating websites he didn't even have time to market his own. Using our 4 pillars Chris was able to generate new leads with clients that paid well and freed up his time to work on the business.



Easy win(s)

Provide some value, some easy wins that will help people towards solving their issue. Small actionable items that they can do that will not necessarily solve their full problem, but will allow them to do something positive. This gets them used to the idea of implementation, and taking back control. That feeling of accomplishing something is very positive and powerful.



Nutshell

Wrap everything up in a nutshell with a reminder of the benefits.

Example: As you can see by taking simple steps today you can take your agency to next level



Action

Provide them the ability to act. A "call to action". This could be a form, a purchase etc.

Example: Apply today


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Today we share with you a recording of our June mastermind within the Agency Trailblazer Community. In this mastermind we focused on targeting the right sort of clients by looking at existing ones, and where they can be found online. We also discussed content marketing and creation strategies.


The format is a relaxed 1 - 2 hour conversation where we get different folks on asking questions and we have open discussion. This recording is taken from where Mark asks a range of questions on social media, content and finding where his target clients are.


If you'd like to be on the next mastermind, join the community here.


We also discussed ARENA for the creation of compelling landing pages:



Affinity

Show the reader you understand their problem

Example: Are you an agency owner making big profits for everyone else but not yourself?



Reassure

Offer hope and reassurance that there is a way. You can provide a case study to help illustrate.

Example: Chris was so busy creating websites he didn't even have time to market his own. Using our 4 pillars Chris was able to generate new leads with clients that paid well and freed up his time to work on the business.



Easy win(s)

Provide some value, some easy wins that will help people towards solving their issue. Small actionable items that they can do that will not necessarily solve their full problem, but will allow them to do something positive. This gets them used to the idea of implementation, and taking back control. That feeling of accomplishing something is very positive and powerful.



Nutshell

Wrap everything up in a nutshell with a reminder of the benefits.

Example: As you can see by taking simple steps today you can take your agency to next level



Action

Provide them the ability to act. A "call to action". This could be a form, a purchase etc.

Example: Apply today


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#138 - How to create and maintain client relationships - Erika Dickstein #138 - How to create and maintain client relationships - Erika Dickstein Mon, 02 Jul 2018 08:00:35 GMT 37:33 5b39d741cafff21456455103 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/138-how-to-create-and-maintain-client-relationships-erika-di full 1 138 Websites need time and attention if they are going to achieve their purpose. Agencies often struggle to develop a relationship with clients that go beyond the initial project or build. Erika Dickstein shares how she has developed a business model that ensures ongoing investment into their website and online marketing.


My favourite quote was, "We build the monster and feed the monster".


Erika shares with us:


  • Her journey
  • Client on-boarding process
  • Ongoing services
  • Lead generation
  • Personal and business brand awareness

We also go a bit geeky about Disney.... but why not eh? :)





Mentions:


Better proposals Episode: click here





Connect with Erika:


Website: click here

Facebook: click here

Twitter: click here

Email: click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Websites need time and attention if they are going to achieve their purpose. Agencies often struggle to develop a relationship with clients that go beyond the initial project or build. Erika Dickstein shares how she has developed a business model that ensures ongoing investment into their website and online marketing.


My favourite quote was, "We build the monster and feed the monster".


Erika shares with us:


  • Her journey
  • Client on-boarding process
  • Ongoing services
  • Lead generation
  • Personal and business brand awareness

We also go a bit geeky about Disney.... but why not eh? :)





Mentions:


Better proposals Episode: click here





Connect with Erika:


Website: click here

Facebook: click here

Twitter: click here

Email: click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#137 - How to make clients feel like family - Theresa Hill #137 - How to make clients feel like family - Theresa Hill Mon, 25 Jun 2018 10:54:24 GMT 40:07 5b30bd9ff0adc89e2cef951c no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/how-to-make-clients-feel-like-family full 1 137 Do clients frustrate you? Do you feel like your clients are frustrated with you? How can you make your clients feel like family and actually enjoy your interactions? Theresa Hill shares how her agency cultivates family both internally and with their clients around the world.


Hot topics from todays episode


  • How to make clients feel like family
  • Bringing family into the business
  • Working with family members
  • Plussing a client experience
  • Not charging for every minute
  • Boundaries
  • Dealing with angry clients
  • When to fire a client







Mentions:

Scratch - click here

Questions for web content - click here







Connect with Theresa:

Email - info@inovatemarketing.com 

Website - https://www.inovatemarketing.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/inovatemarketing/


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Do clients frustrate you? Do you feel like your clients are frustrated with you? How can you make your clients feel like family and actually enjoy your interactions? Theresa Hill shares how her agency cultivates family both internally and with their clients around the world.


Hot topics from todays episode


  • How to make clients feel like family
  • Bringing family into the business
  • Working with family members
  • Plussing a client experience
  • Not charging for every minute
  • Boundaries
  • Dealing with angry clients
  • When to fire a client







Mentions:

Scratch - click here

Questions for web content - click here







Connect with Theresa:

Email - info@inovatemarketing.com 

Website - https://www.inovatemarketing.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/inovatemarketing/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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<![CDATA[#136 - I messed up our social media! Here is what I'm doing to fix it...]]> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 11:08:38 GMT 47:24 5b2792b7a83cf7f47eccf964 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/136-i-messed-up-our-social-media-here-is-what-im-doing-to-fi full 1 163 As an agency we have not been generating the traffic, the engagement and the leads like we used to on social media. In this episode I share with you our recent discoveries, the mistakes we've been making and what we've done about it.


Over the last two years I’ve kept on doing the same thing and found we’ve begun to stagnate.


Twitter has languished in the 2k follower mark. Traffic to our websites from social media has been dropping.


For example month shows 98% traffic being search engine or direct traffic and 2% being from social postings.

(Saving grace is that Google has been driving more traffic to our sites that we could ever have imagined but that is a whole different podcast).


Don't panic, it's not all doom and gloom. Social networking on Facebook is consistenty generating us leads, but our reach to new people, and the building of the brand via other social platforms had come to a near full stop.


In todays show, I share with you lessons we have learned and illustrated what we were doing wrong where approriate.


The key points:


  • Be where the audience is
  • Don't hide behind the camera
  • Engage with people
  • Hashtags still have power
  • Post mixed media
  • Native is best
  • Automation still needs human aspect
  • Time can be strategic.... but algorithms...
  • Keep educating yourself
  • Review the data


Connect with us on social media:


Instagram - click here

Lee's facebook - click here

Facebook group - click here


Useful tools:


Crystal.ai - click here

Google Analytics - click here


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As an agency we have not been generating the traffic, the engagement and the leads like we used to on social media. In this episode I share with you our recent discoveries, the mistakes we've been making and what we've done about it.


Over the last two years I’ve kept on doing the same thing and found we’ve begun to stagnate.


Twitter has languished in the 2k follower mark. Traffic to our websites from social media has been dropping.


For example month shows 98% traffic being search engine or direct traffic and 2% being from social postings.

(Saving grace is that Google has been driving more traffic to our sites that we could ever have imagined but that is a whole different podcast).


Don't panic, it's not all doom and gloom. Social networking on Facebook is consistenty generating us leads, but our reach to new people, and the building of the brand via other social platforms had come to a near full stop.


In todays show, I share with you lessons we have learned and illustrated what we were doing wrong where approriate.


The key points:


  • Be where the audience is
  • Don't hide behind the camera
  • Engage with people
  • Hashtags still have power
  • Post mixed media
  • Native is best
  • Automation still needs human aspect
  • Time can be strategic.... but algorithms...
  • Keep educating yourself
  • Review the data


Connect with us on social media:


Instagram - click here

Lee's facebook - click here

Facebook group - click here


Useful tools:


Crystal.ai - click here

Google Analytics - click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#135 - How to create content that gets you noticed - Janet Murray #135 - How to create content that gets you noticed - Janet Murray Tue, 12 Jun 2018 14:10:49 GMT 50:36 5b1fd46b91b860fa6bc329c7 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/135-creating-content-that-gets-you-noticed-janet-murrau full 1 135 Getting noticed helps you attract leads and sales. An effective PR strategy involves creating content that catches peoples attention.


In today's episode, Janet Murray shares how to get exposure by creating engaging content. She talks us through key content and strategies for both traditional media and online.


Find out the answer to:


  • What is PR?
  • How has PR changed over the years?
  • What sort of content gets you noticed?


Biggest takeaway:


You don't have to wait for traditional media to give you exposure, create your own media.







Grab them before they are gone


Want to get high-profile media coverage for your business but not sure how to get started? Join Janet at Media Influence Live on July 5 and 6 in Central London and you’ll get to meet journalists and influencers from top media outlets including the Guardian, BBC, Grazia, ITV, The Sun’s Fabulous magazine & more.


Click here for more information.







Janet's 10 day PR challenge


Want to be featured in The Guardian, Huffington Post or Psychologies Magazine? Join Janet's 10-day PR Challenge.


click here for more information.







Connect with Janet


Website - click here

Podcast - click here

Facebook group - click here

Janet's book - click here







Mentions


Love and london - click here

Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast - click here


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Getting noticed helps you attract leads and sales. An effective PR strategy involves creating content that catches peoples attention.


In today's episode, Janet Murray shares how to get exposure by creating engaging content. She talks us through key content and strategies for both traditional media and online.


Find out the answer to:


  • What is PR?
  • How has PR changed over the years?
  • What sort of content gets you noticed?


Biggest takeaway:


You don't have to wait for traditional media to give you exposure, create your own media.







Grab them before they are gone


Want to get high-profile media coverage for your business but not sure how to get started? Join Janet at Media Influence Live on July 5 and 6 in Central London and you’ll get to meet journalists and influencers from top media outlets including the Guardian, BBC, Grazia, ITV, The Sun’s Fabulous magazine & more.


Click here for more information.







Janet's 10 day PR challenge


Want to be featured in The Guardian, Huffington Post or Psychologies Magazine? Join Janet's 10-day PR Challenge.


click here for more information.







Connect with Janet


Website - click here

Podcast - click here

Facebook group - click here

Janet's book - click here







Mentions


Love and london - click here

Ctrl Alt Delete Podcast - click here


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#134 - How To Write Better Proposals - Adam Hempenstall #134 - How To Write Better Proposals - Adam Hempenstall Mon, 11 Jun 2018 11:00:48 GMT 54:33 5b190588bccbdb893aa1f74c no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/134-how-to-write-better-proposals-adam-hempenstall full 1 134 Sending a compelling proposal helps your agency win business. Actually writing one is another story. What do you write in your proposal? How do you structure it? How can you save time writing it?

Adam Hempenstall, founder of Better Proposals shares his experiences growing his agency and learning key best practices when creating communicating with clients, creating proposal documentation and winning business.

Fun facts:

  • He once played at the AMX stadium in Brighton for Charity.
  • An entreprenur from an early age, he launched his first business selling home recorded wrestling tapes at 13!

Adam's brutally honest agency journey:

  • started off by making sites for bands
  • kept edging up the prices and skillset
  • claims they made it up as they went along and learned from what worked and what didn't
  • wrote a book called automate your business
  • created an in-house application for creating proposals
  • clients ended up wanting their hands on the application
  • the rest is history, and they are now creating an exciting future!

In short, as their agency grew they recognised they needed to streamle the proposal creation process. They had a problem, they created a solution. Clients who experienced their proposals liked them so much, that Adam and his team took what they had created internally and decided to productise it.

Check out Better Proposals by clicking here.



Speeding up and improving proposal creation

Mind over matter

Know in your own mind that it won't take long, otherwise you will be more tempted to procrastinate. We can create imaginary barriers in our mind when we over think something we know we have to do. Over time it builds up, and we are less inclined to do the task until the last minute.


Arrange a physical meeting

If you go and physically meet your client, don't meet them at their office. Get them to meet you somewhere cool like a posh hotel lobby, or a trendy coffee shop. It helps make them feel good about themselves, it takes them and you outside of the normal work day environment and gets the creative juices flowing.



Write the proposal straight after the meeting

Do the proposal there and then after your physical meeting or call as it is fresh in your mind. You’ll still remember most of the detail and it will be significantly quicker to write down all your notes. Inthe podcast Lee shares his own experience of doing a 1 hour call and spending just minutes writing a reverse brief because everything was fresh. Nothing got missed out, the client was SUPER impressed that they had been understood and this lead to a very productive relationship.



During the meeting write down phrases they use

When they are talking write down their exact words/phrases. We don't mean everything, but one liners that stand out. Either phrases they use regularly, or one liners they say that help illustrate a problem, a need, a point, a feature or benefit. Add from these notes what you can to the proposal. It's the little things that help create the chemistry. Talk to them in their language.



Illustrate that you have done this before

Actions speak louder than words. If you can pull from existing case studies and testimonials from similar projects or clients, this helps build your credibility and answers one of the unspoken questions.... "can this agency actually do what they say they can?"


If you are quick they are quick

If you create your propsal straight after the meeting and send it as soon as possible, not only is it fresh in your mind, but it is fresh in their's. Coupled with the phrases they said that you repeat back to them, it is really going to help them resonate with the proposal. They will see you are an action taker, that you speak their language and that you understand their business and their needs. If you wait for days, everyone looses the excitement, and forgets much of the conversation. Late proposals can affect your credibility. Send it quickly whilst it's fresh.



Making a proposal more consumable

Keep away from technical jargon

We know so many phrases in our industry, and we talk tech all the time. Clients however may understand the terms "responsive design", or understand what WordPress is or it's relevance to the project. Be sure to use language that they can resonate with and understand.


"Which means that"

When you do nead to use technical jargon or names of products/tools, be sure to add "which means that" to explain what the impact on the project will be, or the function of that particular item.


Send it in a unique format

Proposals can look really boring and overwhelming to read. Break the content up, don’t overload it. Add imagery and even brand colours of your client to make it feel personalised.



Make it all about them

You've been approached with a problem, and although ensuring they know about you is important, the biggest credibility boost is demonstrating you know about them, and that you understand their problem as well as the solutions you are presenting.



Next steps

Get experimenting with your proposals. Be sure to check out Better Proposals especially their blog which is FULL of amazing advice.

If you want help and support from peers, then it is always good to share and you can find us all in the facebook group by clicking here.



Mentions:

Report: click here

Unsplash free image source: click here

Adam's "Automate your business" book: click here



Connect with Adam:

Better Proposals: click here

Facebook: click here

Twitter: click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Sending a compelling proposal helps your agency win business. Actually writing one is another story. What do you write in your proposal? How do you structure it? How can you save time writing it?

Adam Hempenstall, founder of Better Proposals shares his experiences growing his agency and learning key best practices when creating communicating with clients, creating proposal documentation and winning business.

Fun facts:

  • He once played at the AMX stadium in Brighton for Charity.
  • An entreprenur from an early age, he launched his first business selling home recorded wrestling tapes at 13!

Adam's brutally honest agency journey:

  • started off by making sites for bands
  • kept edging up the prices and skillset
  • claims they made it up as they went along and learned from what worked and what didn't
  • wrote a book called automate your business
  • created an in-house application for creating proposals
  • clients ended up wanting their hands on the application
  • the rest is history, and they are now creating an exciting future!

In short, as their agency grew they recognised they needed to streamle the proposal creation process. They had a problem, they created a solution. Clients who experienced their proposals liked them so much, that Adam and his team took what they had created internally and decided to productise it.

Check out Better Proposals by clicking here.



Speeding up and improving proposal creation

Mind over matter

Know in your own mind that it won't take long, otherwise you will be more tempted to procrastinate. We can create imaginary barriers in our mind when we over think something we know we have to do. Over time it builds up, and we are less inclined to do the task until the last minute.


Arrange a physical meeting

If you go and physically meet your client, don't meet them at their office. Get them to meet you somewhere cool like a posh hotel lobby, or a trendy coffee shop. It helps make them feel good about themselves, it takes them and you outside of the normal work day environment and gets the creative juices flowing.



Write the proposal straight after the meeting

Do the proposal there and then after your physical meeting or call as it is fresh in your mind. You’ll still remember most of the detail and it will be significantly quicker to write down all your notes. Inthe podcast Lee shares his own experience of doing a 1 hour call and spending just minutes writing a reverse brief because everything was fresh. Nothing got missed out, the client was SUPER impressed that they had been understood and this lead to a very productive relationship.



During the meeting write down phrases they use

When they are talking write down their exact words/phrases. We don't mean everything, but one liners that stand out. Either phrases they use regularly, or one liners they say that help illustrate a problem, a need, a point, a feature or benefit. Add from these notes what you can to the proposal. It's the little things that help create the chemistry. Talk to them in their language.



Illustrate that you have done this before

Actions speak louder than words. If you can pull from existing case studies and testimonials from similar projects or clients, this helps build your credibility and answers one of the unspoken questions.... "can this agency actually do what they say they can?"


If you are quick they are quick

If you create your propsal straight after the meeting and send it as soon as possible, not only is it fresh in your mind, but it is fresh in their's. Coupled with the phrases they said that you repeat back to them, it is really going to help them resonate with the proposal. They will see you are an action taker, that you speak their language and that you understand their business and their needs. If you wait for days, everyone looses the excitement, and forgets much of the conversation. Late proposals can affect your credibility. Send it quickly whilst it's fresh.



Making a proposal more consumable

Keep away from technical jargon

We know so many phrases in our industry, and we talk tech all the time. Clients however may understand the terms "responsive design", or understand what WordPress is or it's relevance to the project. Be sure to use language that they can resonate with and understand.


"Which means that"

When you do nead to use technical jargon or names of products/tools, be sure to add "which means that" to explain what the impact on the project will be, or the function of that particular item.


Send it in a unique format

Proposals can look really boring and overwhelming to read. Break the content up, don’t overload it. Add imagery and even brand colours of your client to make it feel personalised.



Make it all about them

You've been approached with a problem, and although ensuring they know about you is important, the biggest credibility boost is demonstrating you know about them, and that you understand their problem as well as the solutions you are presenting.



Next steps

Get experimenting with your proposals. Be sure to check out Better Proposals especially their blog which is FULL of amazing advice.

If you want help and support from peers, then it is always good to share and you can find us all in the facebook group by clicking here.



Mentions:

Report: click here

Unsplash free image source: click here

Adam's "Automate your business" book: click here



Connect with Adam:

Better Proposals: click here

Facebook: click here

Twitter: click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#133 - How to improve your SEO - Chris Castillo #133 - How to improve your SEO - Chris Castillo Mon, 04 Jun 2018 14:54:50 GMT 43:38 5b1552bb267a45f42d316255 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/133-upping-our-seo-game-chris-castillo full 1 133 Confession - I had not been taking SEO seriously enough... that is until something happened that blew me away. (Listen to today's episode to find out what). Kyle VanDusen as a result connected me with today's guest, Chris Castillo for him to share his story and lessons he has learned along the way.


He launched his agency focused on developing websites, but after continuing to invest in himself he made a significant change.


He has now built his business as a digital marketer focusing on strategy that connects all of the relevant pieces of the puzzle. They have a heavy focus on ROI, conversion and SEO.


If you like us need to start taking SEO more seriously, then be sure to check out Chris's course below.


Supercharge your SEO course:

https://agencytrailblazer.com/superchargeseo

(Affiliate link)


Connect with Chris:

Website - click here

Facebook - click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Confession - I had not been taking SEO seriously enough... that is until something happened that blew me away. (Listen to today's episode to find out what). Kyle VanDusen as a result connected me with today's guest, Chris Castillo for him to share his story and lessons he has learned along the way.


He launched his agency focused on developing websites, but after continuing to invest in himself he made a significant change.


He has now built his business as a digital marketer focusing on strategy that connects all of the relevant pieces of the puzzle. They have a heavy focus on ROI, conversion and SEO.


If you like us need to start taking SEO more seriously, then be sure to check out Chris's course below.


Supercharge your SEO course:

https://agencytrailblazer.com/superchargeseo

(Affiliate link)


Connect with Chris:

Website - click here

Facebook - click here


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#132 - How community Helps agency growth - Michael MacGinty #132 - How community Helps agency growth - Michael MacGinty Mon, 28 May 2018 08:00:35 GMT 47:00 5b067a4ba50ff78447fed333 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/132-how-community-helps-agency-growth-michael-macginty full 1 132 Without connecting with community, peers and other friends, your agency could be missing out on ideas, strategies and partners that will help your business grow and thrive.


Michael MacGinty has been running his agency for 20 years, but was only introduced to all the amazing online groups once his business pivoted to WordPress.


Michael’s takeaways:


Get yourself out there. All you need is wifi so don’t be stuck in one place. You can be more creative in a different space rather than staying in the same one all the time.


It is hard to achieve work life balance but if you are doing something you love then it doesn’t feel like work, you can integrate them both; work and family life.


Communities allow you to share issues and solutions, and also connect with others that share the same circumstances.


We don’t know what we don’t know and communities allow you to put your questions out there and someone in the community will come along and help.


Our communities:


WP Innovator Facebook Group - click here

Agency Trailblazer Community - click here


Other recommended communities in no particular order:


WP Builds - click here

Design for geeks - click here

Beaver Builder - click here

Sell Your Service - click here

WP Crafter - click here

Grow Your Web Design Business - click here

Content Creators - click here

WP Elevation - click here


Mentions:


Beaver Builder - click here

Divi - click here

Piccia’s Talk - click here

Recurring Revenue - click here

GDPR for Websites - click here


Connect with Michael:


Website - click here

Facebook - click here

Twitter - click here

Linkedin - click here

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Without connecting with community, peers and other friends, your agency could be missing out on ideas, strategies and partners that will help your business grow and thrive.


Michael MacGinty has been running his agency for 20 years, but was only introduced to all the amazing online groups once his business pivoted to WordPress.


Michael’s takeaways:


Get yourself out there. All you need is wifi so don’t be stuck in one place. You can be more creative in a different space rather than staying in the same one all the time.


It is hard to achieve work life balance but if you are doing something you love then it doesn’t feel like work, you can integrate them both; work and family life.


Communities allow you to share issues and solutions, and also connect with others that share the same circumstances.


We don’t know what we don’t know and communities allow you to put your questions out there and someone in the community will come along and help.


Our communities:


WP Innovator Facebook Group - click here

Agency Trailblazer Community - click here


Other recommended communities in no particular order:


WP Builds - click here

Design for geeks - click here

Beaver Builder - click here

Sell Your Service - click here

WP Crafter - click here

Grow Your Web Design Business - click here

Content Creators - click here

WP Elevation - click here


Mentions:


Beaver Builder - click here

Divi - click here

Piccia’s Talk - click here

Recurring Revenue - click here

GDPR for Websites - click here


Connect with Michael:


Website - click here

Facebook - click here

Twitter - click here

Linkedin - click here

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#131 - Introduction to messenger marketing - Mikael Yang #131 - Introduction to messenger marketing - Mikael Yang Mon, 21 May 2018 12:31:13 GMT 28:55 5b02bc1361e30b211e0cbd16 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/131-introduction-to-messenger-marketing-mikael-yang full 1 131 Email marketing is tough! Conversions can be very low for a lot of effort. Mikael from ManyChat introduces us to "Messenger Marketing", a way to connect with your audience on the platforms they use that has increadibly high conversion rates.


Together we create scenarios how an an agency might use messenger to:


  • Attract
  • Nurture
  • Sell
  • Support
  • Re-engage


Biggest takeaway? Do marketing that you would want to experience yourself. I don't read the umpteen emails I receive from the subscriptions I have, but I certainly don't mind a quick Facebook natter! :D


Free Messenger Marketing Course:

http://course.manychat.com/


Connect with Mikael:

Website - https://manychat.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mikedyang

Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/manychat


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Email marketing is tough! Conversions can be very low for a lot of effort. Mikael from ManyChat introduces us to "Messenger Marketing", a way to connect with your audience on the platforms they use that has increadibly high conversion rates.


Together we create scenarios how an an agency might use messenger to:


  • Attract
  • Nurture
  • Sell
  • Support
  • Re-engage


Biggest takeaway? Do marketing that you would want to experience yourself. I don't read the umpteen emails I receive from the subscriptions I have, but I certainly don't mind a quick Facebook natter! :D


Free Messenger Marketing Course:

http://course.manychat.com/


Connect with Mikael:

Website - https://manychat.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/mikedyang

Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/groups/manychat


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#130 - How to sell without selling - Jeremy Burnel #130 - How to sell without selling - Jeremy Burnel Mon, 14 May 2018 20:58:49 GMT 38:36 5af9f88a802ac1c025073f5f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/130-selling-without-selling-jeremy-burnel full 1 130 We meet the Marketing Manager of 93digital, an exciting WordPress Agency based in London. He shares insights into agency life, as well as how they generate leads through providing valuable information in multiple formats.


From case studies, special reports, events resources, speaking and more, 93digital have invested in creating value which in turn leads to qualified leads and great relationships.


Resources


93Digital have created a range of excellent resources to help agencies and businesses effectively plan their web projects. You can check them out here.


Connect with Jeremy


Corporate site: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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We meet the Marketing Manager of 93digital, an exciting WordPress Agency based in London. He shares insights into agency life, as well as how they generate leads through providing valuable information in multiple formats.


From case studies, special reports, events resources, speaking and more, 93digital have invested in creating value which in turn leads to qualified leads and great relationships.


Resources


93Digital have created a range of excellent resources to help agencies and businesses effectively plan their web projects. You can check them out here.


Connect with Jeremy


Corporate site: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#129 - You Have The Competitive Edge - Philip VanDusen #129 - You Have The Competitive Edge - Philip VanDusen Mon, 07 May 2018 21:21:17 GMT 41:07 5af0c36ef27b64196fe2a1b2 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/you-have-the-competitive-edge full Phil noticed that huge global agencies are hurting. They are losing large projects to much smaller agencies and consultancies. Noting this was due to flexibility, speed and price, Phil wanted to be on the right side of history launched his creative agency.


Content creation, predominanltly through video has allowed him to create a huge audience on YouTube of over 100k subscribers and he now generates 65% of all new business leads through his channel.


Bio


Philip is a highly accomplished creative leader and expert in brand strategy and graphic design for some of the world's most successful global agencies, retailers and consumer products companies, including P&G, Gap, Inc., Petsmart, PepsiCo, GE, Chevron, Safeway, Delmonte, Diamond Foods, and Johnson & Johnson among many others.


Philip has helped Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurs alike create and revitalize brands, identities, websites and launch new products for 20+ years. He has served as VP of Design of Global Snacks at Pepsico, VP of Design at Old Navy and Executive Creative Director for the global branding agencies Landor Associates and Anthem Worldwide. Philip is currently the founder and principal of Verhaal Brand Design which specializes in strategic brand development, graphic design and marketing.


Connect with Phillip


Website - click here

YouTube channel - click here

The Design Taxi article - click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Phil noticed that huge global agencies are hurting. They are losing large projects to much smaller agencies and consultancies. Noting this was due to flexibility, speed and price, Phil wanted to be on the right side of history launched his creative agency.


Content creation, predominanltly through video has allowed him to create a huge audience on YouTube of over 100k subscribers and he now generates 65% of all new business leads through his channel.


Bio


Philip is a highly accomplished creative leader and expert in brand strategy and graphic design for some of the world's most successful global agencies, retailers and consumer products companies, including P&G, Gap, Inc., Petsmart, PepsiCo, GE, Chevron, Safeway, Delmonte, Diamond Foods, and Johnson & Johnson among many others.


Philip has helped Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurs alike create and revitalize brands, identities, websites and launch new products for 20+ years. He has served as VP of Design of Global Snacks at Pepsico, VP of Design at Old Navy and Executive Creative Director for the global branding agencies Landor Associates and Anthem Worldwide. Philip is currently the founder and principal of Verhaal Brand Design which specializes in strategic brand development, graphic design and marketing.


Connect with Phillip


Website - click here

YouTube channel - click here

The Design Taxi article - click here


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#128 - How To Embrace Change In Agency Life - Jason Vance #128 - How To Embrace Change In Agency Life - Jason Vance Mon, 30 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT 41:02 5ae813a9066512202d2ea26e no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/128-embracing-change-in-agency-life-jason-vance full 1 128 There can come a time in the life of an agency where things feel like they have plateaued. How can you scale? How can you change things up for growth?


Jason Vance shares his journey and how he's made a significant shift in his pricing as well as exploring brand new services his agency can offer new and exisitng clients.


Connect with Jason


On Facebook: Click here.


Red Mill Creative: Click here.


Twitter: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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There can come a time in the life of an agency where things feel like they have plateaued. How can you scale? How can you change things up for growth?


Jason Vance shares his journey and how he's made a significant shift in his pricing as well as exploring brand new services his agency can offer new and exisitng clients.


Connect with Jason


On Facebook: Click here.


Red Mill Creative: Click here.


Twitter: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#127 - The Impact of GDPR On Your Website - Lee Jackson #127 - The Impact of GDPR On Your Website - Lee Jackson Mon, 23 Apr 2018 14:00:00 GMT 28:46 5addeaf910f6048726e20feb no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/127-gdpr-for-websites-lee-jackson full 1 127 What is the impact of GDPR on your website and what should you be doing about it?


This episode serves educate as well as help build a framework for tackling compliance with your website.


You can find our full article here: https://angledcrown.com/gdpr-for-websites/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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What is the impact of GDPR on your website and what should you be doing about it?


This episode serves educate as well as help build a framework for tackling compliance with your website.


You can find our full article here: https://angledcrown.com/gdpr-for-websites/


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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<![CDATA[#126 - WordCamp London 2018 - Lee Jackson & Community]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT 45:56 5ad486dfc5846a343fe732b7 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/126-wordcamp-london-2018-lee-jackson-community full 1 126 A grouping of recordings, calls and soundbites from WordCamp London 2018. We had such a wonderful time, built on our friendships, made new friends and learned so much.


I had the privilege of speaking at the conference. You can grab the slide deck here.


Recordings include:



Shout outs


You can find the WordCamp website by clicking here.


Here is Imogen's article of her quick wins for handling stress.


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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A grouping of recordings, calls and soundbites from WordCamp London 2018. We had such a wonderful time, built on our friendships, made new friends and learned so much.


I had the privilege of speaking at the conference. You can grab the slide deck here.


Recordings include:



Shout outs


You can find the WordCamp website by clicking here.


Here is Imogen's article of her quick wins for handling stress.


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#125 - Rise Of The Youpreneur - Chris Ducker #125 - Rise Of The Youpreneur - Chris Ducker Mon, 09 Apr 2018 11:00:00 GMT 35:34 5ac1d96a0c6d96c503963ce0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/125-rise-of-the-youpreneur-chris-ducker full 1 125 In a crowded market, how can your agency stand out in your industry? Chris Ducker shares his experiences of elevating himself above his brands, being the face and voice that people first connect with. We also look at how building a personal brand has helped grown my agency.


And finally, we can't help but talk about Star Wars quite a lot. Spoiler free of course!!!!


Grab Chris's Book:  http://youpreneur.com/book


About Chris:

Chris is a serial entrepreneur and author of the bestseller, “Virtual Freedom”, and author of his latest book, “Rise of the Youpreneur”. Originally from the UK, Chris has lived in the Philippines for 17-years, where he has founded multiple businesses, which combined house over 450 full-time employees. 


He’s a trusted international business mentor, keynote speaker, podcaster, blogger, as well as the founder of Youpreneur.com. 


Chris hosts the annual Youpreneur Summit, which is held in London, England each November and is the self-proclaimed ‘Proudest Brit’ doing business online!


Connect With Chris:

Website: http://www.chrisducker.com/

The Book: http://youpreneur.com/book


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In a crowded market, how can your agency stand out in your industry? Chris Ducker shares his experiences of elevating himself above his brands, being the face and voice that people first connect with. We also look at how building a personal brand has helped grown my agency.


And finally, we can't help but talk about Star Wars quite a lot. Spoiler free of course!!!!


Grab Chris's Book:  http://youpreneur.com/book


About Chris:

Chris is a serial entrepreneur and author of the bestseller, “Virtual Freedom”, and author of his latest book, “Rise of the Youpreneur”. Originally from the UK, Chris has lived in the Philippines for 17-years, where he has founded multiple businesses, which combined house over 450 full-time employees. 


He’s a trusted international business mentor, keynote speaker, podcaster, blogger, as well as the founder of Youpreneur.com. 


Chris hosts the annual Youpreneur Summit, which is held in London, England each November and is the self-proclaimed ‘Proudest Brit’ doing business online!


Connect With Chris:

Website: http://www.chrisducker.com/

The Book: http://youpreneur.com/book


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#124 - WordPress Tools for Your Agency - Róbey Lawrence #124 - WordPress Tools for Your Agency - Róbey Lawrence Sun, 01 Apr 2018 23:00:00 GMT 47:37 5ac1d1182df344f54cb153df no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/124-a-wordpress-geekout-robey-lawrence full 1 124 Geek out with us as we share the WordPress tools we use to run our agencies. Meet my mate Róbey Lawrence who has grown his agency and developed productized brands for his services all of which are cleverly linked through themeing, messaging and subject.


This is a proper geek out session, there is something for everone


Connect with Robey


WP Barber: https://thewpbarber.co/

Bearded Friend: https://beardedfriend.com/

Podcast: http://wpbosses.com.au/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Geek out with us as we share the WordPress tools we use to run our agencies. Meet my mate Róbey Lawrence who has grown his agency and developed productized brands for his services all of which are cleverly linked through themeing, messaging and subject.


This is a proper geek out session, there is something for everone


Connect with Robey


WP Barber: https://thewpbarber.co/

Bearded Friend: https://beardedfriend.com/

Podcast: http://wpbosses.com.au/


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#123 - Businesses That Educate Dominate - Mike Killen #123 - Businesses That Educate Dominate - Mike Killen Mon, 26 Mar 2018 11:00:00 GMT 44:12 5ab8cf2abb6ddf45527e07aa no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/123-businesses-that-educate-dominate-mike-killen full 1 123 How do you harness the power of "funnels" for your business? What IS a "funnel"? You may have been creating funnels for longer than you realised.


Mike Killen unpacks what a funnel really is, and highlights the importance of providing really valuable content that will educate, build credibility and encourage the consumer down the right path to engagement.


Connect With Mike

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mike_killen

Sign up for his list: http://sellyourservice.co.uk 


Special Offer (Discount):

beaverfunnels.co

Code: 10PERCENT


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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How do you harness the power of "funnels" for your business? What IS a "funnel"? You may have been creating funnels for longer than you realised.


Mike Killen unpacks what a funnel really is, and highlights the importance of providing really valuable content that will educate, build credibility and encourage the consumer down the right path to engagement.


Connect With Mike

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mike_killen

Sign up for his list: http://sellyourservice.co.uk 


Special Offer (Discount):

beaverfunnels.co

Code: 10PERCENT


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#122 - How to manage costs in agency life - Lee Jackson #122 - How to manage costs in agency life - Lee Jackson Mon, 19 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMT 20:19 5ab011fc8c2a521341facccc no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/122-managing-costs-lee-jackson full 1 122 Being profitable is not always about selling more and gaining more clients. In this workshop we talk through basic cost management and how we keep our finger on our financial pulse to make informed decisions and ensure we have a good balanced approach to work and play.





PROFIT AND LOSS


It is essential to know the current state of play. What do you have coming in? What is going out?


This allows you to:


  • Understand your business as it currently is
  • Predict the next 12 months of operation
  • See where you can make savings to increase profits
  • Be pre-warned of any upcoming rough months
  • Removes the guess work
  • Be purposeful in your planning


Knowing your business allows you to make relevant decisions in both spending and in cutting costs.

Resources:



CREATING A BUDGET


Without a clearly planned budget, you are going to be making purchasing decisions blindly. Planning purchases, SaaS subscriptions and new hires based on what is in the bank at any one time is inefficient and likely to bite you on the behind.


The steps to creating a budget can be broken down into:


  • Add together all your incoming revenue channels (grab your P&L)
  • Sales
  • Affiliate income
  • And so on
  • Record all of your regular costs (grab your P&L)
  • Rent
  • Salaries
  • Insurances
  • Software licences
  • Etc
  • Set a prediction for variable expenses
  • For example costs that are less predictable like contractors
  • Establish any up-coming one-off purchases
  • New laptop
  • Upcoming compliance consultancy
  • Finally get all this information in one place, keep it updated and review it regularly


Freshbooks have put together this fantastic article to get you started.





GETTING ADVICE


If you are either struggling to get the data together, or are not sure how to read what you see, then consider getting in help. We often can’t see the wood for the trees. It’s very easy to miss things in our calculations. Equally without financial experience, we may misinterpret what we see.

Despite running financial data in agency life for years, I still lean on my accountant for regular advice and to sanity check my planning and my predictions. It pays to have an expert on board.





SUMMARY


The keys to cost management are


  • Knowing what you are earning and spending
  • Ensuring your spends are worth while and have value
  • Having planned budgets and sticking to them
  • Seeking regular advice


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Being profitable is not always about selling more and gaining more clients. In this workshop we talk through basic cost management and how we keep our finger on our financial pulse to make informed decisions and ensure we have a good balanced approach to work and play.





PROFIT AND LOSS


It is essential to know the current state of play. What do you have coming in? What is going out?


This allows you to:


  • Understand your business as it currently is
  • Predict the next 12 months of operation
  • See where you can make savings to increase profits
  • Be pre-warned of any upcoming rough months
  • Removes the guess work
  • Be purposeful in your planning


Knowing your business allows you to make relevant decisions in both spending and in cutting costs.

Resources:



CREATING A BUDGET


Without a clearly planned budget, you are going to be making purchasing decisions blindly. Planning purchases, SaaS subscriptions and new hires based on what is in the bank at any one time is inefficient and likely to bite you on the behind.


The steps to creating a budget can be broken down into:


  • Add together all your incoming revenue channels (grab your P&L)
  • Sales
  • Affiliate income
  • And so on
  • Record all of your regular costs (grab your P&L)
  • Rent
  • Salaries
  • Insurances
  • Software licences
  • Etc
  • Set a prediction for variable expenses
  • For example costs that are less predictable like contractors
  • Establish any up-coming one-off purchases
  • New laptop
  • Upcoming compliance consultancy
  • Finally get all this information in one place, keep it updated and review it regularly


Freshbooks have put together this fantastic article to get you started.





GETTING ADVICE


If you are either struggling to get the data together, or are not sure how to read what you see, then consider getting in help. We often can’t see the wood for the trees. It’s very easy to miss things in our calculations. Equally without financial experience, we may misinterpret what we see.

Despite running financial data in agency life for years, I still lean on my accountant for regular advice and to sanity check my planning and my predictions. It pays to have an expert on board.





SUMMARY


The keys to cost management are


  • Knowing what you are earning and spending
  • Ensuring your spends are worth while and have value
  • Having planned budgets and sticking to them
  • Seeking regular advice


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#121 - How To Add An SEO Service - Rob Watson #121 - How To Add An SEO Service - Rob Watson Mon, 12 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMT 38:06 5aa2b025fff2012b44582687 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/121-adding-an-seo-service-rob-watson full 1 121 Many agency owners shy away from offering SEO as it seems to be such an unknown quantity. It can seem confusing, hard to track and hard to manage. Rob Watson helps us understand how to begin to add SEO services that are manageable and scaleable.


Grab Rob's free SEO guide here:

https://www.clicktosale.co.uk/seoguide





Connect With Rob

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rob.watson.5243?fref=grp_mmbr_list

Twitter: @clicktosale

Website: https://www.clicktosale.co.uk/ 





Mentions

Made to Stick

Brian Dean

Martin Huntbach's Episode




https://www.clicktosale.co.uk/seo-guide


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Many agency owners shy away from offering SEO as it seems to be such an unknown quantity. It can seem confusing, hard to track and hard to manage. Rob Watson helps us understand how to begin to add SEO services that are manageable and scaleable.


Grab Rob's free SEO guide here:

https://www.clicktosale.co.uk/seoguide





Connect With Rob

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rob.watson.5243?fref=grp_mmbr_list

Twitter: @clicktosale

Website: https://www.clicktosale.co.uk/ 





Mentions

Made to Stick

Brian Dean

Martin Huntbach's Episode




https://www.clicktosale.co.uk/seo-guide


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#120 - How To Repurpose Your Content - Amy Woods #120 - How To Repurpose Your Content - Amy Woods Mon, 05 Mar 2018 12:00:00 GMT 49:55 5a9d29b35fc658720a3ccca9 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/120-repurposing-your-content-amy-woods full 1 120 How do you get more engagement for your content? How can you effectively promote it across multiple platforms and mediums?


Amy Woods of Content 10x shares strategies and tips for repurposing your content in easy and manageable ways. She also shares her story from a job she enjoyed, through a life threatening illness through to launching her Content Agency.


Amy is awesome. I am a big fan and her podcast is epic. Be sure to check it out here.


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Links:

Website - https://www.content10x.com/

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amywoods2/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/content10x 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/content10x 








Mentions:

Youpreneur - https://www.youpreneur.com/

The Membership Guys - https://www.themembershipguys.com/

Mike Morrison Podcast - https://www.themembershipguys.com/podcast/

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How do you get more engagement for your content? How can you effectively promote it across multiple platforms and mediums?


Amy Woods of Content 10x shares strategies and tips for repurposing your content in easy and manageable ways. She also shares her story from a job she enjoyed, through a life threatening illness through to launching her Content Agency.


Amy is awesome. I am a big fan and her podcast is epic. Be sure to check it out here.


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Links:

Website - https://www.content10x.com/

Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/in/amywoods2/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/content10x 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/content10x 








Mentions:

Youpreneur - https://www.youpreneur.com/

The Membership Guys - https://www.themembershipguys.com/

Mike Morrison Podcast - https://www.themembershipguys.com/podcast/

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#119 - How To Position Your Business For Success - Troy Dean #119 - How To Position Your Business For Success - Troy Dean Tue, 27 Feb 2018 11:33:35 GMT 47:59 5a95420fcc13733c050ae8e2 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/119-positioning-your-business-for-success-troy-dean full 1 119 Are you struggling to attract higher paying clients? Troy Dean from WP Elevation shares how he, and 100s of WP Elevators have repositioned their businesses for success.


Troy is running a series of webinars on how to run a WILDLY successful WordPress business.

Find out more at: https://agencytrailblazer.com/wpewebinar


During the show, Troy unpacks the phrase "WordPress Consultant" and how understanding your identity is a game changer for how you and your audience perceive your business.


We both share our own journeys as WordPress consultants and what we've learned along the way.


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Connect With Troy:


Webinar: https://agencytrailblazer.com/wpewebinar

Twitter: https://twitter.com/troydean

Website: https://www.wpelevation.com/

Personal site: https://troydean.com.au/





Mentions:


Sarah Moore from Eleven Lights Media: http://elevenlightsmedia.com.au/

Seth Godin: http://www.sethgodin.com/

Zig Ziglar: https://www.ziglar.com/

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Are you struggling to attract higher paying clients? Troy Dean from WP Elevation shares how he, and 100s of WP Elevators have repositioned their businesses for success.


Troy is running a series of webinars on how to run a WILDLY successful WordPress business.

Find out more at: https://agencytrailblazer.com/wpewebinar


During the show, Troy unpacks the phrase "WordPress Consultant" and how understanding your identity is a game changer for how you and your audience perceive your business.


We both share our own journeys as WordPress consultants and what we've learned along the way.


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Connect With Troy:


Webinar: https://agencytrailblazer.com/wpewebinar

Twitter: https://twitter.com/troydean

Website: https://www.wpelevation.com/

Personal site: https://troydean.com.au/





Mentions:


Sarah Moore from Eleven Lights Media: http://elevenlightsmedia.com.au/

Seth Godin: http://www.sethgodin.com/

Zig Ziglar: https://www.ziglar.com/

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#118 - From Print Design To Web Design - Kyle Van Deusen #118 - From Print Design To Web Design - Kyle Van Deusen Mon, 26 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT 42:14 5a93f667f42ffe3e6fcff389 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/118-from-print-design-to-web-design-kyle-van-deusen full 1 118 Print design and web design need not be miles apart. Join Kyle with us on the phone as tells his story of shifting from a print and signage background into fully fledged web design business.


He shares the tools he used to translate his design skills online without the need for code. We unpack ways he generates leads through networking and referrals. And finally he confesses to being in a death metal band. Google it ;)


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OUR EVENT:

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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Mentions:


WP Crafter - https://www.wpcrafter.com/

Pods - https://pods.io/

BeaverBuilder - https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/

BeaverThemer - https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/beaver-themer/

John Perez - https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/better-decisions/


Connect With Kyle:


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ogalweb

Website - http://www.ogalweb.com/

Email - info@ogalweb.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/OgalWeb

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Print design and web design need not be miles apart. Join Kyle with us on the phone as tells his story of shifting from a print and signage background into fully fledged web design business.


He shares the tools he used to translate his design skills online without the need for code. We unpack ways he generates leads through networking and referrals. And finally he confesses to being in a death metal band. Google it ;)


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Mentions:


WP Crafter - https://www.wpcrafter.com/

Pods - https://pods.io/

BeaverBuilder - https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/

BeaverThemer - https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/beaver-themer/

John Perez - https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/better-decisions/


Connect With Kyle:


Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ogalweb

Website - http://www.ogalweb.com/

Email - info@ogalweb.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/OgalWeb

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#117 - How To Generate Recurring Revenue - Ed Ellingham #117 - How To Generate Recurring Revenue - Ed Ellingham Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT 48:26 5a7dbd6306ecadd52d608cb7 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/117-generating-recurring-revenue-ed-ellingham full 1 117 Agency life often feels like feast or famine with no middle ground. Generating recurring revenue can be as easy as pushing jelly up a hill. Ed from CloudCareWP has been able to transition 100% of his clients onto monthly and yearly care plans to get the most out of their websites and free Ed and his team up to focus on doing what they love best.


Ed shares his journey where recurring revenue has always played a part, so including it in his web agency was a natural step. He shares how he achieves 100% retention, and how he is niching his service down further.


My favourite line from this weeks episode is - "Better to have a retainer than nickel and dime people for the time".


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Connect With Ed


Website - click here

Twitter - click here

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Agency life often feels like feast or famine with no middle ground. Generating recurring revenue can be as easy as pushing jelly up a hill. Ed from CloudCareWP has been able to transition 100% of his clients onto monthly and yearly care plans to get the most out of their websites and free Ed and his team up to focus on doing what they love best.


Ed shares his journey where recurring revenue has always played a part, so including it in his web agency was a natural step. He shares how he achieves 100% retention, and how he is niching his service down further.


My favourite line from this weeks episode is - "Better to have a retainer than nickel and dime people for the time".


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Connect With Ed


Website - click here

Twitter - click here

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#116 - How To Create Memorable Moments - Jason Resnick #116 - How To Create Memorable Moments - Jason Resnick Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT 45:37 5a79854045f4a7de43aba1ab no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/116-creating-memorable-moments-jason-resnick full 1 116 You celebrate moving house. You celebrate having a baby. You have awesome memories of that wedding, party or event. These are moments you will never forget, and you were glad you were a part of them.


Meet Jason who has been freelancing online from that magical city, New York.


Jason has created a business that allows him to spend time creating memories with his loved ones whilst balancing the needs of his clients. He goes further and makes sure he creates moments with his clients that they will remember, and come to define their relationship.





In this episode


  • Jason talks about running your business and not letting it run you
  • Work with clients that you want to work with
  • Celebrating milestones with your client and making yourself memorable
  • The power of referrals


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Mentions


Laura Elizabeth: click here

House of Grays: click here





Connect with Jason


Website: click here

Podcast: click here

Twitter: click here

Email Course: click here

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You celebrate moving house. You celebrate having a baby. You have awesome memories of that wedding, party or event. These are moments you will never forget, and you were glad you were a part of them.


Meet Jason who has been freelancing online from that magical city, New York.


Jason has created a business that allows him to spend time creating memories with his loved ones whilst balancing the needs of his clients. He goes further and makes sure he creates moments with his clients that they will remember, and come to define their relationship.





In this episode


  • Jason talks about running your business and not letting it run you
  • Work with clients that you want to work with
  • Celebrating milestones with your client and making yourself memorable
  • The power of referrals


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Mentions


Laura Elizabeth: click here

House of Grays: click here





Connect with Jason


Website: click here

Podcast: click here

Twitter: click here

Email Course: click here

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#115 - Building An Agency Abroad - Martin Suttill #115 - Building An Agency Abroad - Martin Suttill Mon, 05 Feb 2018 12:00:00 GMT 50:08 5a7818fbb66e5bdb11780f20 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/115-building-an-agency-abroad-martin-suttill full 1 115 Ever dreamed of building an agency in a far and distant land? Martin Suttill has done just that, and had a fascinating journey getting there. The exciting thing is, he's not finished yet and is in the process of designing their new office!


54 Solutions have grown a strong local client base in Peru and have found ways to offer services beyond the standard web build.


In this episode


  • Martin shares their employee onboarding process
  • Touches on the importance of understanding the data behind the design
  • Highlights client communications
  • Discusses giving value for money
  • Shares how sometimes the bigger agencies get the credit for his teams work
  • And way more than we could possibly list ;)

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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Connect with Martin


Website - click here

Email: martin@54solutions.com

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Ever dreamed of building an agency in a far and distant land? Martin Suttill has done just that, and had a fascinating journey getting there. The exciting thing is, he's not finished yet and is in the process of designing their new office!


54 Solutions have grown a strong local client base in Peru and have found ways to offer services beyond the standard web build.


In this episode


  • Martin shares their employee onboarding process
  • Touches on the importance of understanding the data behind the design
  • Highlights client communications
  • Discusses giving value for money
  • Shares how sometimes the bigger agencies get the credit for his teams work
  • And way more than we could possibly list ;)

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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Connect with Martin


Website - click here

Email: martin@54solutions.com

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#114 - How To Get Paid What You Are Worth - Martin Huntbach #114 - How To Get Paid What You Are Worth - Martin Huntbach Mon, 29 Jan 2018 17:00:00 GMT 44:23 5a69b156f318f65968ddac79 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/114-doing-what-you-love-martin-huntbach full 1 114 An uneducated audience think they don't have the budget to spend with your agency. An educated audience find the budget because they understand the benefits, the value and the reasoning.


Martin Huntbach unpacks how he and Lyndsay have been able to charge significantly more by providing valuable free content to their audience.


He also shares how they removed a service that generated 50% of their revenue, to focus on doing what they really loved.


Throughout this episode, we can see that Martin and Lyndsay have focused in on doing what they love the most. This feeds their energy and permeates their brand and communications.


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Connect with Martin


Jammy Digital Website

Facebook

Linkedin

Google+

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An uneducated audience think they don't have the budget to spend with your agency. An educated audience find the budget because they understand the benefits, the value and the reasoning.


Martin Huntbach unpacks how he and Lyndsay have been able to charge significantly more by providing valuable free content to their audience.


He also shares how they removed a service that generated 50% of their revenue, to focus on doing what they really loved.


Throughout this episode, we can see that Martin and Lyndsay have focused in on doing what they love the most. This feeds their energy and permeates their brand and communications.


---

OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Connect with Martin


Jammy Digital Website

Facebook

Linkedin

Google+

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#113 - Unpacking The Benefits Of Niching - Gerry King #113 - Unpacking The Benefits Of Niching - Gerry King Mon, 22 Jan 2018 12:00:00 GMT 56:19 3099e485219166247965b6e245323878 no https://agencytrailblazer.com/podcast/six-months-niching/ Taking that leap to niche your business down is a scary process. You may feel worried about missing out on opportunities, and you may start to see an initial wobble in your finances. Staying the course becomes a difficult challenge. We catch up with... full Taking that leap to niche your business down is a scary process. You may feel worried about missing out on opportunities, and you may start to see an initial wobble in your finances. Staying the course becomes a difficult challenge.

We catch up with Gerry King who back in episode 81 shared his desire to niche down into funeral director websites. In this episode we learn how this shift has gone over the last six months.

Once you have a vision of whom you serve, it is amazing how super focused you become. Gerry shares is fears, struggles and his successes during the journey. And he demonstrates that he knows exactly what he needs to do to get in front of his target audience.

Brilliant episode for those who want to explore niching their business or want to dive deeper.

 

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Adam Preiser

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Connect with Gerry

Website

Funeral Director Websites

Twitter Profile

Connect on Facebook

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Taking that leap to niche your business down is a scary process. You may feel worried about missing out on opportunities, and you may start to see an initial wobble in your finances. Staying the course becomes a difficult challenge.

We catch up with Gerry King who back in episode 81 shared his desire to niche down into funeral director websites. In this episode we learn how this shift has gone over the last six months.

Once you have a vision of whom you serve, it is amazing how super focused you become. Gerry shares is fears, struggles and his successes during the journey. And he demonstrates that he knows exactly what he needs to do to get in front of his target audience.

Brilliant episode for those who want to explore niching their business or want to dive deeper.

 

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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Mentions

Security Plugin

Chantal Edouard-Betsy

Adam Preiser

Andrew and Pete

GDPR Andrew and Pete

 

Connect with Gerry

Website

Funeral Director Websites

Twitter Profile

Connect on Facebook

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#112 - Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway - Imogen Allen #112 - Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway - Imogen Allen Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:00:00 GMT 41:55 39c6b981b4c06685cb9702d546d2aa2e no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a794b When you are not enjoying what you do, when you do not feel valued, and when the work no longer satisfies, it could be time to pivot. Imogen Allen shares her own journey, and taking the leap into web design and development as a result having run a VA... full When you are not enjoying what you do, when you do not feel valued, and when the work no longer satisfies, it could be time to pivot.

Imogen Allen shares her own journey, and taking the leap into web design and development as a result having run a VA business for some time.

She shares how she learned invaluable skills as a VA that fueled her passion and her online creativity, and how she found community soon after she made her first steps on her new journey.

If you are looking at outsourcing work, Imogen gives us a brilliant insight into what you should consider when looking for, and hiring a virtual assistant.

Connect with Imogen:

Website - https://www.umbrelladigitalmedia.co.uk

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/umbrelladigitalmedia1/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/umbrelladigitalmedia/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/umbrelladigita1

Groups

Shout out to James Rose and his group "Grow Your Web Design Business"

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1306690796053606/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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When you are not enjoying what you do, when you do not feel valued, and when the work no longer satisfies, it could be time to pivot.

Imogen Allen shares her own journey, and taking the leap into web design and development as a result having run a VA business for some time.

She shares how she learned invaluable skills as a VA that fueled her passion and her online creativity, and how she found community soon after she made her first steps on her new journey.

If you are looking at outsourcing work, Imogen gives us a brilliant insight into what you should consider when looking for, and hiring a virtual assistant.

Connect with Imogen:

Website - https://www.umbrelladigitalmedia.co.uk

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/umbrelladigitalmedia1/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/umbrelladigitalmedia/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/umbrelladigita1

Groups

Shout out to James Rose and his group "Grow Your Web Design Business"

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1306690796053606/


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#111 - How To Be An Unconventional Marketer - Adam Lacey #111 - How To Be An Unconventional Marketer - Adam Lacey Fri, 05 Jan 2018 04:00:00 GMT 41:00 0dda9838bbbbd17f885a4966c169b527 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/111-how-to-be-an-unconventional-marketer-adam-lacey Adam has found an industry he can serve, with a very clear problem he solves. He shares his journey, lessons along the way and shares how he is plans to adopt some methods of marketing to existing and cold leads that are quite surprising. Print is not... full Adam has found an industry he can serve, with a very clear problem he solves. He shares his journey, lessons along the way and shares how he is plans to adopt some methods of marketing to existing and cold leads that are quite surprising.

Print is not dead, it is changing.

Connect with Adam:

https://laceydigital.co.uk/

Become an Agency Trailblazer:

https://agencytrailblazer.com


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Adam has found an industry he can serve, with a very clear problem he solves. He shares his journey, lessons along the way and shares how he is plans to adopt some methods of marketing to existing and cold leads that are quite surprising.

Print is not dead, it is changing.

Connect with Adam:

https://laceydigital.co.uk/

Become an Agency Trailblazer:

https://agencytrailblazer.com


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#110 - Questions That Changed My Agency Life #110 - Questions That Changed My Agency Life Fri, 29 Dec 2017 02:00:00 GMT 36:23 2790da4e365b92dd366f7058ecd207ed no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a794d full When agency life was at it's worse and I was stuck with something that overwhelmed me and my team I had to take a step back and ask four very important questions.

I share my journey from teenager to now, and some questions that changed everything.

You can be a part of Agency Trailblazer here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/

And join the WP Innovator community here: http://wpinnovator.com/group


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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When agency life was at it's worse and I was stuck with something that overwhelmed me and my team I had to take a step back and ask four very important questions.

I share my journey from teenager to now, and some questions that changed everything.

You can be a part of Agency Trailblazer here: https://agencytrailblazer.com/

And join the WP Innovator community here: http://wpinnovator.com/group


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#109 - Resetting An Agency - Paul Lacey #109 - Resetting An Agency - Paul Lacey Fri, 22 Dec 2017 07:00:00 GMT 1:05:40 03d12a3f9d5cac687ca2de382e7ad6a3 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a794e full Paul reached a point in his agency where he couldn't take it any more. Overwhelmed, stressed and unhappy. He was able to turn everything around through the support of the wonderful online WordPress communities, and is now creating a business that he loves.

As you listen to this episode you can see his journey and thought process via the "Wayback Machine" on archive.org

2009 - Full service agency 2015 - Freelancer but no clear messaging 2017 - New focus with obvious service offerings

Here is the design he mentions - click here.

Recommended Facebook Groups:

Beaver Builder: https://www.facebook.com/groups/beaverbuilders/

Content Creators: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ContentCreatorsGroup/

WP Builds: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpbuilds/

WP Innovator: http://wpinnovator.com/group

Connect with Paul:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/wp_paullacey Website - https://wpblueprint.design


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Paul reached a point in his agency where he couldn't take it any more. Overwhelmed, stressed and unhappy. He was able to turn everything around through the support of the wonderful online WordPress communities, and is now creating a business that he loves.

As you listen to this episode you can see his journey and thought process via the "Wayback Machine" on archive.org

2009 - Full service agency 2015 - Freelancer but no clear messaging 2017 - New focus with obvious service offerings

Here is the design he mentions - click here.

Recommended Facebook Groups:

Beaver Builder: https://www.facebook.com/groups/beaverbuilders/

Content Creators: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ContentCreatorsGroup/

WP Builds: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wpbuilds/

WP Innovator: http://wpinnovator.com/group

Connect with Paul:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/wp_paullacey Website - https://wpblueprint.design


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#108 - The Future Of WP Innovator - Lee Jackson #108 - The Future Of WP Innovator - Lee Jackson Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT 27:54 46b62557c3ef7716fec54681748170e8 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a794f It is time we talk about the future of WP Innovator. There are some significant changes happening and I want to share our plans with you, the community. To get on the list click here. I launched Angled Crown over 4 years ago to solve a problem that I... full It is time we talk about the future of WP Innovator. There are some significant changes happening and I want to share our plans with you, the community.

To get on the list click here.

I launched Angled Crown over 4 years ago to solve a problem that I knew agencies had.

_ poor code _ stressful projects _ freelancers disappearing _ budgets blown _ scope creep

To help develop my personal brand to bring exposure to the business, as well as to be able to help a wider range of agencies and developers, I launched the WP Innovator podcast and recently started creating videos with advice for agencies.

We’ve focused many years on WordPress, however the content has evolved to focus predominantly on agency life and how we can improve:

_ project management _ lead generation _ agency growth _ and so much more

WordPress is just one of the tools that can make agency life easier, and my original passion for helping agencies with their business has grown and flourished as we’ve developed our message over the years.

We now have had thousands upon thousands of downloads over the last two years and have received so many messages from agency owners who’s lives have been changed by the content we’ve been creating and sharing.

This leads me to our why. I launched Angled Crown with a very specific mission: To make agency life enjoyable. To help agencies deliver projects and be profitable.

This mission has evolved into one very simple statement:

We help business owners love their agency again

This passion developed as a result of some very dark times in my life during the global crash. We were able to pivot our agency and grow from strength to strength. That journey changed me forever and led me to launch Angled Crown to help and support agencies around the world.

I was recently a part of a summit where I was looking to establish plans for 2018. Much of the summit I was reminded over and over what drives me and our businesses.

I want to help as many agencies around the world fall in love with their business again. I want to see lives changed, smiles on faces, people spending more time with their family, and end to 18 hour days, agencies with clients who respect them.

Then it happened. One line hit me square in the eyes:

In order to build influence, you must be seen to sell

Let me give you some background.

As long as I operate the WP Innovator podcast as is, I am limiting the amount of people that I can reach, and support. I have to operate the day to day business and only give a small amount of time to the podcast and the youtube channel.

In order to build influence, and in order to be able to finance being able to help people all around the world, we are about to do something VERY different.

Before I tell you, let me get 2 things straight:

The podcast is still going to exist and be free This group is still going to exist and be free

So here is the plan.

Let’s start with the name. WP Innovator is a cool name, but by in it’s nature does not represent what we are about any more. It simply represents a portion of what we do.

Therefore we are rebranding the podcast to:

The Agency Trailblazer Podcast

It’s not actually that much of a leap. Let’s read the dictionary’s definition of “Trailblazer”

trailblazer a person who makes a new track through wild country. a person who is the first to do something; an innovator.

Many agency owners and founders are frustrated at where they are, and they want to make massive change in their business. We are here to help them blaze a new trail through the agency landscape.

Also, we can have SO much fun with the branding with plenty of nod and winks to the great move west back in old time America.

But that’s not alllllllllll

What happens to WP Innovator group you say!?

Nothing!

The WP Innovator Facebook group is an awesome place for agency owners as well as freelancers to share information, support each other and to share gifs.

It is a pleasure to login every day and have fun with you all. (Larissa will likely point out that I never actually log out!!!!)

The name WP Innovator will continue to represent our community and the WordPress branch of the Agency Trailblazer brand. Afterall trailblazer represents someone who innovates. Therefore WP Innovator is a good strong name to represent this amazing community.

But there is more

If I havent said it before, I’ll say it again. We are on a mission to help agencies fall in love with their business again.

To do this, we are launching a brand new paid community which will contain:

_ The agency reset track, a roadmap to resetting your agency and setting it up for success _ 20 - 30 minute, no BS workshops covering essential subjects for agency growth from key influencers around the world. _ forum for accountability, growth reporting, masterminding and more _ monthly mastermind calls with myself _ opportunities to record podcast coaching calls direct with me _ special offers on live events _ and so much more when I’ve thought of it ;)

Key Influencers in the community include:

Sarah Moore - video and social expert Kim Doyal - everyone’s internet mom and content and marketing legend Jeffery Patch - maintenance expert David Foy - WordPress legend Paul Lacey - Agency strategist Todd Jones - Content specialist Walt Spence - Expert developer Mike Doyle - Animation guru

The aim of this community to to enable us to help as many people as possible whilst adding even more value to the free content that we do.

Right now, most of our time is consumed on major projects. This is a one to one relationship where we can only help a few people. The strategy here is to be able to finance a platform that will enable us to help many people.

We will be giving extra special personal attention to those in the paid community, whilst being financed to create more awesome freely available content to continue to spread our message of hope for the stressed out agency owner.

This group will be called the Agency Trailblazer community and I wanted to tell you folks first because you’ve all been a part of the growth of this movement.

The doors will open on the 1st of January 2018. Will be launching with an introductory price for the first 200 people only and will then close the doors for a few months.

This price will be $49 a month or $299 per year. Once we hit the 200 mark, the doors will close, and we will never ever offer these prices again.

Nothing grinds my gears more than seeing internet marketers tell me a price will expire then I see it again the following week.

This price will enable us to welcome founder members who can help shape the community into something of beauty. You will influence the direction we go in as we work together to grow your agency, and reignite your passion.

Our regular prices next year will likely be $99 per month or $999 per year.

I am not selling anything today. However Larissa is going to post a link to our pre-launch page. This will allow you to sign up to be notified when this goes live. We will send you WP Innovators advanced notice of when its all about to kick off.

We will also have affiliate partners from around the world sharing this with their audiences, so I want to ensure our community have the opportunity to hear about this and be a part of it.

If you don’t want to join, that is cool, you are a valuable part of the WP Innovator community and you still influence the podcast, and our ongoing message. We’ll still all be here in the group. You can still PM me.

The Agency Trailblazer community will be a part of our business model that will help fund what we do, and allow us to help those who want to shift into agency life, or change what they are doing.

Larissa has now posted the link, so if you are interested, do get on the list and we’ll be drip feeding you information right up until launch day.

I’m SUPER excited to be doing this, and really appreciate everyones support and kind words as we’ve been planning this.

So innovators….. What say you? Let’s have some questions. Until the let me do some interpretive dance.

Now it is time…. to fall in love again.


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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It is time we talk about the future of WP Innovator. There are some significant changes happening and I want to share our plans with you, the community.

To get on the list click here.

I launched Angled Crown over 4 years ago to solve a problem that I knew agencies had.

_ poor code _ stressful projects _ freelancers disappearing _ budgets blown _ scope creep

To help develop my personal brand to bring exposure to the business, as well as to be able to help a wider range of agencies and developers, I launched the WP Innovator podcast and recently started creating videos with advice for agencies.

We’ve focused many years on WordPress, however the content has evolved to focus predominantly on agency life and how we can improve:

_ project management _ lead generation _ agency growth _ and so much more

WordPress is just one of the tools that can make agency life easier, and my original passion for helping agencies with their business has grown and flourished as we’ve developed our message over the years.

We now have had thousands upon thousands of downloads over the last two years and have received so many messages from agency owners who’s lives have been changed by the content we’ve been creating and sharing.

This leads me to our why. I launched Angled Crown with a very specific mission: To make agency life enjoyable. To help agencies deliver projects and be profitable.

This mission has evolved into one very simple statement:

We help business owners love their agency again

This passion developed as a result of some very dark times in my life during the global crash. We were able to pivot our agency and grow from strength to strength. That journey changed me forever and led me to launch Angled Crown to help and support agencies around the world.

I was recently a part of a summit where I was looking to establish plans for 2018. Much of the summit I was reminded over and over what drives me and our businesses.

I want to help as many agencies around the world fall in love with their business again. I want to see lives changed, smiles on faces, people spending more time with their family, and end to 18 hour days, agencies with clients who respect them.

Then it happened. One line hit me square in the eyes:

In order to build influence, you must be seen to sell

Let me give you some background.

As long as I operate the WP Innovator podcast as is, I am limiting the amount of people that I can reach, and support. I have to operate the day to day business and only give a small amount of time to the podcast and the youtube channel.

In order to build influence, and in order to be able to finance being able to help people all around the world, we are about to do something VERY different.

Before I tell you, let me get 2 things straight:

The podcast is still going to exist and be free This group is still going to exist and be free

So here is the plan.

Let’s start with the name. WP Innovator is a cool name, but by in it’s nature does not represent what we are about any more. It simply represents a portion of what we do.

Therefore we are rebranding the podcast to:

The Agency Trailblazer Podcast

It’s not actually that much of a leap. Let’s read the dictionary’s definition of “Trailblazer”

trailblazer a person who makes a new track through wild country. a person who is the first to do something; an innovator.

Many agency owners and founders are frustrated at where they are, and they want to make massive change in their business. We are here to help them blaze a new trail through the agency landscape.

Also, we can have SO much fun with the branding with plenty of nod and winks to the great move west back in old time America.

But that’s not alllllllllll

What happens to WP Innovator group you say!?

Nothing!

The WP Innovator Facebook group is an awesome place for agency owners as well as freelancers to share information, support each other and to share gifs.

It is a pleasure to login every day and have fun with you all. (Larissa will likely point out that I never actually log out!!!!)

The name WP Innovator will continue to represent our community and the WordPress branch of the Agency Trailblazer brand. Afterall trailblazer represents someone who innovates. Therefore WP Innovator is a good strong name to represent this amazing community.

But there is more

If I havent said it before, I’ll say it again. We are on a mission to help agencies fall in love with their business again.

To do this, we are launching a brand new paid community which will contain:

_ The agency reset track, a roadmap to resetting your agency and setting it up for success _ 20 - 30 minute, no BS workshops covering essential subjects for agency growth from key influencers around the world. _ forum for accountability, growth reporting, masterminding and more _ monthly mastermind calls with myself _ opportunities to record podcast coaching calls direct with me _ special offers on live events _ and so much more when I’ve thought of it ;)

Key Influencers in the community include:

Sarah Moore - video and social expert Kim Doyal - everyone’s internet mom and content and marketing legend Jeffery Patch - maintenance expert David Foy - WordPress legend Paul Lacey - Agency strategist Todd Jones - Content specialist Walt Spence - Expert developer Mike Doyle - Animation guru

The aim of this community to to enable us to help as many people as possible whilst adding even more value to the free content that we do.

Right now, most of our time is consumed on major projects. This is a one to one relationship where we can only help a few people. The strategy here is to be able to finance a platform that will enable us to help many people.

We will be giving extra special personal attention to those in the paid community, whilst being financed to create more awesome freely available content to continue to spread our message of hope for the stressed out agency owner.

This group will be called the Agency Trailblazer community and I wanted to tell you folks first because you’ve all been a part of the growth of this movement.

The doors will open on the 1st of January 2018. Will be launching with an introductory price for the first 200 people only and will then close the doors for a few months.

This price will be $49 a month or $299 per year. Once we hit the 200 mark, the doors will close, and we will never ever offer these prices again.

Nothing grinds my gears more than seeing internet marketers tell me a price will expire then I see it again the following week.

This price will enable us to welcome founder members who can help shape the community into something of beauty. You will influence the direction we go in as we work together to grow your agency, and reignite your passion.

Our regular prices next year will likely be $99 per month or $999 per year.

I am not selling anything today. However Larissa is going to post a link to our pre-launch page. This will allow you to sign up to be notified when this goes live. We will send you WP Innovators advanced notice of when its all about to kick off.

We will also have affiliate partners from around the world sharing this with their audiences, so I want to ensure our community have the opportunity to hear about this and be a part of it.

If you don’t want to join, that is cool, you are a valuable part of the WP Innovator community and you still influence the podcast, and our ongoing message. We’ll still all be here in the group. You can still PM me.

The Agency Trailblazer community will be a part of our business model that will help fund what we do, and allow us to help those who want to shift into agency life, or change what they are doing.

Larissa has now posted the link, so if you are interested, do get on the list and we’ll be drip feeding you information right up until launch day.

I’m SUPER excited to be doing this, and really appreciate everyones support and kind words as we’ve been planning this.

So innovators….. What say you? Let’s have some questions. Until the let me do some interpretive dance.

Now it is time…. to fall in love again.


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#107 - How To De-Stress Your Agency - Live Stream with Jeffery Patch #107 - How To De-Stress Your Agency - Live Stream with Jeffery Patch Fri, 15 Dec 2017 00:30:00 GMT 1:13:20 6c5411ac79f07ee19e0aadfaef3dc9ce no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/107-how-to-de-stress-your-agency-live-stream-with-jeffery-pa This is an open conversation where we unpack our own experiences of what has been asked, and hopefully share some insight and some tips in how to deal with what you are struggling with. This stream unfortunately will not have ALL the answers, nor will... full This is an open conversation where we unpack our own experiences of what has been asked, and hopefully share some insight and some tips in how to deal with what you are struggling with. This stream unfortunately will not have ALL the answers, nor will it try sell you any 5 step systems either. We share some no bull advice with each other.

Covered:

_ Balancing doing the work and building the business further?

_ Who are your Mentors? How have they influenced your roadmap for 2018?

_ How to handle clients and projects efficiently?

_ Dealing with interruptions.

_ Pricing. Knowing what to charge for anything to actually be profitable?

The Live Stream: https://youtu.be/vIaSnoysnA0 Connect with Jeffery: Facebook Personal: https://www.facebook.com/jefferypatch Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffDoozy Group: https://maintain.press/group


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This is an open conversation where we unpack our own experiences of what has been asked, and hopefully share some insight and some tips in how to deal with what you are struggling with. This stream unfortunately will not have ALL the answers, nor will it try sell you any 5 step systems either. We share some no bull advice with each other.

Covered:

_ Balancing doing the work and building the business further?

_ Who are your Mentors? How have they influenced your roadmap for 2018?

_ How to handle clients and projects efficiently?

_ Dealing with interruptions.

_ Pricing. Knowing what to charge for anything to actually be profitable?

The Live Stream: https://youtu.be/vIaSnoysnA0 Connect with Jeffery: Facebook Personal: https://www.facebook.com/jefferypatch Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffDoozy Group: https://maintain.press/group


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#106 - The Power Of Storytelling - Frank Candy #106 - The Power Of Storytelling - Frank Candy Fri, 08 Dec 2017 00:30:00 GMT 46:16 410a6c51530c3f1b5b82ac22c5411626 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7951 Public speaking is an amazing way to build up your personal brand, as well as get exposure to your agency. Welcome back our main man Frank Candy, who shares his years of experience in travelling the world and speaking. He shares the power of... full Public speaking is an amazing way to build up your personal brand, as well as get exposure to your agency. Welcome back our main man Frank Candy, who shares his years of experience in travelling the world and speaking.

He shares the power of storytelling, and tells us a few hilarious stories along the way. Get your Rolodex’s out…. this is a good one.!

Takeaways:

How many face-to-face meetings can you schedule and attend with potential clients in a week or a month?

In that time you might spent hours and even days, traveling to clients offices and meeting rooms to get a few minutes of their time, to discuss their challenges or issues and pitch your amazing talents, your products, and services.

Connect with Frank:

Website: http://www.publicspeakingformoney.com/ Email: frank@frankcandy.com Personal Website: http://www.frankcandy.com/

Special bonus: “The pen is mightier than the keyboard” (Listen to the end of the episode to find out how to get your free report!)


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Public speaking is an amazing way to build up your personal brand, as well as get exposure to your agency. Welcome back our main man Frank Candy, who shares his years of experience in travelling the world and speaking.

He shares the power of storytelling, and tells us a few hilarious stories along the way. Get your Rolodex’s out…. this is a good one.!

Takeaways:

How many face-to-face meetings can you schedule and attend with potential clients in a week or a month?

In that time you might spent hours and even days, traveling to clients offices and meeting rooms to get a few minutes of their time, to discuss their challenges or issues and pitch your amazing talents, your products, and services.

Connect with Frank:

Website: http://www.publicspeakingformoney.com/ Email: frank@frankcandy.com Personal Website: http://www.frankcandy.com/

Special bonus: “The pen is mightier than the keyboard” (Listen to the end of the episode to find out how to get your free report!)


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#105 - Monetising Maintenance - Jeffery Patch #105 - Monetising Maintenance - Jeffery Patch Fri, 01 Dec 2017 00:30:00 GMT 52:51 ab5f0fb9ec23575a17e4ca126d3242de yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7952 Often agencies find themselves doing updates, and general maintenance on websites for free or for a very low cost. This can be very unfulfilling, and can in some cases lead to a breakdown of the client relationship when things go wrong. Jeffery... full Often agencies find themselves doing updates, and general maintenance on websites for free or for a very low cost. This can be very unfulfilling, and can in some cases lead to a breakdown of the client relationship when things go wrong.

Jeffery realised he was not charging for the amazing value he provided, so he pivoted and MaintainPress was born.

A great and insightful episode where Jeffery even turns the tables and starts interviewing Lee!

Be sure to join Jeffery’s Facebook group here, a place for freelancers and digital agency owners to connect, collaborate, and share strategies for growing their business.

Takeaways:

You can’t work for free forever.

The more automation/systems you can put in place, the more your business can grow.

If your business is not profitable for you, you need to make a change.

Take a step back and look at your pain points and how you can solve them.

Mentions:

Clients from hell: https://clientsfromhell.net/

WP Elevation: https://www.wpelevation.com/

Connect with Jeffery: Website: https://maintain.press/

Website: https://doozy.site/

Facebook Personal: https://www.facebook.com/jefferypatch

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaintainPress/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffDoozy

Group: https://maintain.press/group


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Often agencies find themselves doing updates, and general maintenance on websites for free or for a very low cost. This can be very unfulfilling, and can in some cases lead to a breakdown of the client relationship when things go wrong.

Jeffery realised he was not charging for the amazing value he provided, so he pivoted and MaintainPress was born.

A great and insightful episode where Jeffery even turns the tables and starts interviewing Lee!

Be sure to join Jeffery’s Facebook group here, a place for freelancers and digital agency owners to connect, collaborate, and share strategies for growing their business.

Takeaways:

You can’t work for free forever.

The more automation/systems you can put in place, the more your business can grow.

If your business is not profitable for you, you need to make a change.

Take a step back and look at your pain points and how you can solve them.

Mentions:

Clients from hell: https://clientsfromhell.net/

WP Elevation: https://www.wpelevation.com/

Connect with Jeffery: Website: https://maintain.press/

Website: https://doozy.site/

Facebook Personal: https://www.facebook.com/jefferypatch

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaintainPress/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JeffDoozy

Group: https://maintain.press/group


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#104 - The Evolution Of An Agency - Phillis Benson #104 - The Evolution Of An Agency - Phillis Benson Fri, 24 Nov 2017 00:30:00 GMT 48:03 242ef639595ea9f15af1b0a9865e632f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7953 Building an agency is a challenge. Phillis Benson shares her journey and the do’s and dont’s she learned along the way. From managing teams to generating leads through networking, Phillis shares a wide range of advice. Takeaways: Networking is a... full Building an agency is a challenge. Phillis Benson shares her journey and the do’s and dont’s she learned along the way. From managing teams to generating leads through networking, Phillis shares a wide range of advice. Takeaways:

Networking is a brilliant way to meet new people and generate new opportunities.

Do the stuff you are passionate about, and let others do the things you are not so good at.

In team scenarios, creates a living breathing document where everyone has their own content they are in charge of updating. This becomes your company manual/bible.

Don’t be scared of automation, and explore what marketing automation tools could do for your business. Mentions:

Infusionsoft: https://www.infusionsoft.com/ WP Elevation: https://www.wpelevation.com/ Learning Management Systems (LMS): Learn Dash: https://www.learndash.com/ Connect with Phillis:

Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PLBenson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phillis.benson/ Website: www.Virtual-Partner.com


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Building an agency is a challenge. Phillis Benson shares her journey and the do’s and dont’s she learned along the way. From managing teams to generating leads through networking, Phillis shares a wide range of advice. Takeaways:

Networking is a brilliant way to meet new people and generate new opportunities.

Do the stuff you are passionate about, and let others do the things you are not so good at.

In team scenarios, creates a living breathing document where everyone has their own content they are in charge of updating. This becomes your company manual/bible.

Don’t be scared of automation, and explore what marketing automation tools could do for your business. Mentions:

Infusionsoft: https://www.infusionsoft.com/ WP Elevation: https://www.wpelevation.com/ Learning Management Systems (LMS): Learn Dash: https://www.learndash.com/ Connect with Phillis:

Personal Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PLBenson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/phillis.benson/ Website: www.Virtual-Partner.com


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#103 - Growing Brand Awareness And Credibility - Jack Fleckney #103 - Growing Brand Awareness And Credibility - Jack Fleckney Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:30:00 GMT 28:50 f2a238fe118834dbee096e7b19e6f57e no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7954 Meet a client who has learned through trial and error how to grow their brand locally and through social media. We helped Jack establish an MVP for his fitness business of which he is focused on creating an exciting brand across the country. Jack has... full Meet a client who has learned through trial and error how to grow their brand locally and through social media. We helped Jack establish an MVP for his fitness business of which he is focused on creating an exciting brand across the country.

Jack has invested in a great team, videos, photography, branding and has worked hard to grow brand awareness and loyalty. He is a client yet we learn so much from him and his hard work. An inspirational man that you'll get to meet again soon on the podcast.

Takeaways:

Find something that challenges you and keep moving forward with it.

Be patient and persistent for the things that you want.

Learn to take a step back and allow others to do things so you can see it grow.

Don't be scared to invest. 

Tips:

Find something you enjoy doing, if it is something you enjoy doing it won't feel like a chore. Find something the clicks with you and you enjoy, doing something is better than doing nothing. 

Have goals/aims, if you don't have these and are not in a community that share the same goals then you won't succeed/stick to it.

Connect with Jack:

Website: http://eastnorthants.shire.fit/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Crossfiteastnorthants/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShireFit


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Meet a client who has learned through trial and error how to grow their brand locally and through social media. We helped Jack establish an MVP for his fitness business of which he is focused on creating an exciting brand across the country.

Jack has invested in a great team, videos, photography, branding and has worked hard to grow brand awareness and loyalty. He is a client yet we learn so much from him and his hard work. An inspirational man that you'll get to meet again soon on the podcast.

Takeaways:

Find something that challenges you and keep moving forward with it.

Be patient and persistent for the things that you want.

Learn to take a step back and allow others to do things so you can see it grow.

Don't be scared to invest. 

Tips:

Find something you enjoy doing, if it is something you enjoy doing it won't feel like a chore. Find something the clicks with you and you enjoy, doing something is better than doing nothing. 

Have goals/aims, if you don't have these and are not in a community that share the same goals then you won't succeed/stick to it.

Connect with Jack:

Website: http://eastnorthants.shire.fit/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Crossfiteastnorthants/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShireFit


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#102 - How To Become A Digital Leader - Jonnie Jensen #102 - How To Become A Digital Leader - Jonnie Jensen Fri, 10 Nov 2017 01:00:00 GMT 52:59 9bd5f778de8e97d439d57c266f79acaf yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/102-how-to-become-a-digital-leader-jonnie-jensen There are not enough Digital Marketers out there. Yep! Jonnie Jensen explains the problem businesses around the world are struggling with: Finding a Digital Marketer who know their onions and can deliver. People are often promoted into the position... full There are not enough Digital Marketers out there. Yep! Jonnie Jensen explains the problem businesses around the world are struggling with: Finding a Digital Marketer who know their onions and can deliver. People are often promoted into the position with no prior experience and it’s time we change this.

Is it time to upskill? Is it time to pivot? Could your agency look to fill this gap for your clients? Enjoy…

Takeaways:

Get started and keep creating content. Take your time and generate leads through your content.

Challenge your own site, can you get the same level of trust from your site like you would elsewhere on the internet.

Don't be afraid to niche down, do what you do well and focus on it. 

Connect with Jonnie:

Website: https://www.liveandsocial.com/

Coaching Site: https://jonniejensen.com/

Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonnieJensen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/liveandsocial

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonniejensen/


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There are not enough Digital Marketers out there. Yep! Jonnie Jensen explains the problem businesses around the world are struggling with: Finding a Digital Marketer who know their onions and can deliver. People are often promoted into the position with no prior experience and it’s time we change this.

Is it time to upskill? Is it time to pivot? Could your agency look to fill this gap for your clients? Enjoy…

Takeaways:

Get started and keep creating content. Take your time and generate leads through your content.

Challenge your own site, can you get the same level of trust from your site like you would elsewhere on the internet.

Don't be afraid to niche down, do what you do well and focus on it. 

Connect with Jonnie:

Website: https://www.liveandsocial.com/

Coaching Site: https://jonniejensen.com/

Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/JonnieJensen

Twitter: https://twitter.com/liveandsocial

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonniejensen/


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#101 - An Update On Agency Life Four Years In - Justin Widdop #101 - An Update On Agency Life Four Years In - Justin Widdop Fri, 03 Nov 2017 00:30:00 GMT 44:02 29b9c2760d9afdb378753c9edd47458d no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/101-an-update-on-agency-life-four-years-in-justin-widdop Justin and I both launched our agencies around 4 years ago. Join our conversation as we catch up on how things have evolved over time in his agency. From balancing a full time job and starting a business, through to a bricks and mortar business on the... full Justin and I both launched our agencies around 4 years ago. Join our conversation as we catch up on how things have evolved over time in his agency. From balancing a full time job and starting a business, through to a bricks and mortar business on the street with a full team.

Takeaway:

Work out what fills your tank. As we continuously give out creatively it is important we fill our own tanks to avoid burnout. 

Connect with Justin:

Website: http://choosepurple.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/choosepurpleltd


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Justin and I both launched our agencies around 4 years ago. Join our conversation as we catch up on how things have evolved over time in his agency. From balancing a full time job and starting a business, through to a bricks and mortar business on the street with a full team.

Takeaway:

Work out what fills your tank. As we continuously give out creatively it is important we fill our own tanks to avoid burnout. 

Connect with Justin:

Website: http://choosepurple.co.uk/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/choosepurpleltd


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#100 - The One Hundredth Episode - Lee Jackson #100 - The One Hundredth Episode - Lee Jackson Fri, 27 Oct 2017 01:00:00 GMT 43:13 1cd3ea1b4c3e70124b584d6d20a59a70 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7957 We made it to Episode One Hundred! Today I share the story of the podcasts birth and its growth as well as the lessons learned along the way. We wrap up the show with some honest talk and some plans for the future. The Facebook Group:... full We made it to Episode One Hundred! Today I share the story of the podcasts birth and its growth as well as the lessons learned along the way. We wrap up the show with some honest talk and some plans for the future.

The Facebook Group:

https://angledcrown.com/group

Covered in todays show:

Lessons learned

  • It's possible to be consistent
  • Big names are not everything
  • I can become an authority
  • Generates leads
  • Grows my network
  • Growth in confidence
  • Become super creative
  • How to effectively batch
  • Good processes
  • How to diversify and repurpose

Things I am still working out

  • Better sound
  • Better process outsourcing
  • Monetising
  • Getting others involved
  • Sorting out my multiple brands

What to expect in the future

  • More shows
  • Panel discussion
  • Live streams
  • More community involvement
  • New faces
  • A course on how to podcast

 

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We made it to Episode One Hundred! Today I share the story of the podcasts birth and its growth as well as the lessons learned along the way. We wrap up the show with some honest talk and some plans for the future.

The Facebook Group:

https://angledcrown.com/group

Covered in todays show:

Lessons learned

  • It's possible to be consistent
  • Big names are not everything
  • I can become an authority
  • Generates leads
  • Grows my network
  • Growth in confidence
  • Become super creative
  • How to effectively batch
  • Good processes
  • How to diversify and repurpose

Things I am still working out

  • Better sound
  • Better process outsourcing
  • Monetising
  • Getting others involved
  • Sorting out my multiple brands

What to expect in the future

  • More shows
  • Panel discussion
  • Live streams
  • More community involvement
  • New faces
  • A course on how to podcast

 

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#99 - How To Be Confident In Your Pricing - Pete Everitt #99 - How To Be Confident In Your Pricing - Pete Everitt Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:30:00 GMT 58:11 8f8606e3c4472d3e2a9105ad40141cae no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/99-how-to-be-confident-in-your-pricing-pete-everitt Pricing projects is both rocket science and a difficult as rolling jelly up a hill! Lee and Pete share their experiences of pricing and projects in agency life. They unpack a range of thought processes about pricing including the controversial... full Pricing projects is both rocket science and a difficult as rolling jelly up a hill! Lee and Pete share their experiences of pricing and projects in agency life. They unpack a range of thought processes about pricing including the controversial "essence of a true deal" concept. "The essence of a true deal is when neither party is truly satisfied." 

Some of the personal views expressed:

(These are opinions not fact)

If they can't afford your price then don't meet them in the middle - help them find someone else they can afford.

Talk about money upfront. Understand their expectations in terms of budget. otherwise you will give a whole load of value before you even know if they can afford it.

Understand your value. What is value that you are happy to give away for free time and time again to people. There is a difference between people that can't afford you and those who have a higher budget that want to knock some money off.

The essence of a true deal is when neither party is truly satisfied.

Takeaways:

Any opportunity is an opportunity to further yourself. Even if it leads nowhere you get to learn from that experience for the future.

Never trust just one stream of income as you are putting all your eggs in one basket.

Feedback can be scary but it can also make you grow. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Push on and get some feedback. 

Connect with Pete: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petejeveritt/

Twitter: @petejeveritt Website: http://www.so-theagency.com Email: pete@so-theagency.com Company Twitter: @SO_TheAgency


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Pricing projects is both rocket science and a difficult as rolling jelly up a hill! Lee and Pete share their experiences of pricing and projects in agency life. They unpack a range of thought processes about pricing including the controversial "essence of a true deal" concept. "The essence of a true deal is when neither party is truly satisfied." 

Some of the personal views expressed:

(These are opinions not fact)

If they can't afford your price then don't meet them in the middle - help them find someone else they can afford.

Talk about money upfront. Understand their expectations in terms of budget. otherwise you will give a whole load of value before you even know if they can afford it.

Understand your value. What is value that you are happy to give away for free time and time again to people. There is a difference between people that can't afford you and those who have a higher budget that want to knock some money off.

The essence of a true deal is when neither party is truly satisfied.

Takeaways:

Any opportunity is an opportunity to further yourself. Even if it leads nowhere you get to learn from that experience for the future.

Never trust just one stream of income as you are putting all your eggs in one basket.

Feedback can be scary but it can also make you grow. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Push on and get some feedback. 

Connect with Pete: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/petejeveritt/

Twitter: @petejeveritt Website: http://www.so-theagency.com Email: pete@so-theagency.com Company Twitter: @SO_TheAgency


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#98 - Going Beyond The Agency - Vinodh David #98 - Going Beyond The Agency - Vinodh David Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:30:00 GMT 31:55 113df72bf8be6f9be132c7cac7a1e5ae no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/98-going-beyond-the-agency-vinodh-david Project to project Agency work can be rewarding yet difficult. Vinodh David takes us on their journey as they grew from freelance, to agency and beyond. They have achieved many agency owners dream, which is to move to a model of yearly subscriptions... full Project to project Agency work can be rewarding yet difficult. Vinodh David takes us on their journey as they grew from freelance, to agency and beyond. They have achieved many agency owners dream, which is to move to a model of yearly subscriptions for valuable online products.

Takeaways:

Technology is evolving and development is getting easier therefore we have a more crowded market. This means that perseverance is the key. How? Be different, go above and beyond to stand out in the crowd and be memorable.

Connect with Vinodh David:

InfiniteWP - https://infinitewp.com/?ref=308

WP Time Capsule - https://wptimecapsule.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/infinitewp


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Project to project Agency work can be rewarding yet difficult. Vinodh David takes us on their journey as they grew from freelance, to agency and beyond. They have achieved many agency owners dream, which is to move to a model of yearly subscriptions for valuable online products.

Takeaways:

Technology is evolving and development is getting easier therefore we have a more crowded market. This means that perseverance is the key. How? Be different, go above and beyond to stand out in the crowd and be memorable.

Connect with Vinodh David:

InfiniteWP - https://infinitewp.com/?ref=308

WP Time Capsule - https://wptimecapsule.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/infinitewp


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Announcement: The Walt Business Show Announcement: The Walt Business Show Mon, 09 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT 1:35 2df701c434a4d1d52a9c19fceccace7a no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a795a full You may have heard I am launching a new podcast. Here is a short preview and IF you are into Disney and Business then you'll want to be a part of this.

This is gonna be an interesting ride!

The Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/waltbusiness/

The Website:

https://waltbusiness.com


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You may have heard I am launching a new podcast. Here is a short preview and IF you are into Disney and Business then you'll want to be a part of this.

This is gonna be an interesting ride!

The Facebook Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/waltbusiness/

The Website:

https://waltbusiness.com


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#97 - Part Two: Turning Creativity into Profit - Frank Candy #97 - Part Two: Turning Creativity into Profit - Frank Candy Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:31:42 GMT 38:51 f5840820cfe3050e937bad4cfe875b6c no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a795b Join us again, with Frank Candy in this two part series on turning creativity into profit. Frank shares the ten points of content, the implementation, the creative brief as a management tool and more. In part one of Turning creativity into... full Join us again, with Frank Candy in this two part series on turning creativity into profit. Frank shares the ten points of content, the implementation, the creative brief as a management tool and more.

In part one of Turning creativity into profit. We discussed the purpose and value of creative briefs for projects, and how it is a framework or foundation for your creative approach to problem solving.

In part two, Frank will share the content that is included in creative briefs, how to evaluate them, implement them, and how you can use them as a management tool.  

Takeaways:

Nothing sells like selling.

Give good results, be memorable.

Connect with Frank:

Email: frank@frankcandy.com

Website: http://www.frankcandy.com/


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Join us again, with Frank Candy in this two part series on turning creativity into profit. Frank shares the ten points of content, the implementation, the creative brief as a management tool and more.

In part one of Turning creativity into profit. We discussed the purpose and value of creative briefs for projects, and how it is a framework or foundation for your creative approach to problem solving.

In part two, Frank will share the content that is included in creative briefs, how to evaluate them, implement them, and how you can use them as a management tool.  

Takeaways:

Nothing sells like selling.

Give good results, be memorable.

Connect with Frank:

Email: frank@frankcandy.com

Website: http://www.frankcandy.com/


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#96 - Part One: Turning Creativity into Profit - Frank Candy #96 - Part One: Turning Creativity into Profit - Frank Candy Fri, 06 Oct 2017 09:26:09 GMT 38:49 dee42246a07f2fc17937725816c84e5f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a795c Join Frank Candy in this two part series on turning creativity into profit. Frank shares his thoughts and strategies empowering you to make things happen, and get things done with clients and teams of creative people. We delve into the value of... full Join Frank Candy in this two part series on turning creativity into profit. Frank shares his thoughts and strategies empowering you to make things happen, and get things done with clients and teams of creative people.

We delve into the value of creative briefs, the foundation of your creative problem solving.

Takeaways:

You never know when opportunity will knock on your door. When it does have the courage and except the challenge.

Take care of your current clients they are the ones to come back to you.

Connect with Frank:

Email: frank@frankcandy.com

Website: http://www.frankcandy.com/


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Join Frank Candy in this two part series on turning creativity into profit. Frank shares his thoughts and strategies empowering you to make things happen, and get things done with clients and teams of creative people.

We delve into the value of creative briefs, the foundation of your creative problem solving.

Takeaways:

You never know when opportunity will knock on your door. When it does have the courage and except the challenge.

Take care of your current clients they are the ones to come back to you.

Connect with Frank:

Email: frank@frankcandy.com

Website: http://www.frankcandy.com/


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#95 - The Tuned In Service Provider - Frank Candy #95 - The Tuned In Service Provider - Frank Candy Fri, 29 Sep 2017 09:30:00 GMT 37:42 d2baa84e4b38542718b22280044e408d no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a795d full We are all service providers. How do we tune into what's really important to potential clients, or our existing clients? Frank inspires us to look at things in our live's differently. He challenges us to ask the important questions of our clients. 

Frank's goal is to help people be more profitable, productive and happier. With his years of experience, and so much pre-internet age, you are in for an absolute treat and feast for the ears.

Design your Life:

http://wpinnovator.com/designyourlife

Connect with Frank:

Blog: http://frankcandy.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/frankcandy

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankcandy/


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We are all service providers. How do we tune into what's really important to potential clients, or our existing clients? Frank inspires us to look at things in our live's differently. He challenges us to ask the important questions of our clients. 

Frank's goal is to help people be more profitable, productive and happier. With his years of experience, and so much pre-internet age, you are in for an absolute treat and feast for the ears.

Design your Life:

http://wpinnovator.com/designyourlife

Connect with Frank:

Blog: http://frankcandy.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/frankcandy

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/frankcandy/


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#94 - Onboarding And Client Communication - Laura Elizabeth #94 - Onboarding And Client Communication - Laura Elizabeth Fri, 22 Sep 2017 09:08:55 GMT 39:33 793c2f844b7db84045a086972580f9bf no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a795e Getting the onboarding process right will set your project up for success. Laura is a designer, and has launched an exciting product called Client Portal to help agencies and service businesses communicate their projects cleanly and effectively. Laura... full Getting the onboarding process right will set your project up for success. Laura is a designer, and has launched an exciting product called Client Portal to help agencies and service businesses communicate their projects cleanly and effectively.

Laura shares her business journey, and lessons learned along the way.

SPECIAL OFFER:

Get 20% off Client Portal using the coupon: WPINNOVATOR20

Website: https://client-portal.io/ 

Takeaways:

Different environments work best for productivity. If you want to charge what your worth, then be what your worth at the same time.

Connect with Laura:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurium 

Dribble: https://dribble.com/laurium 

Website: https://client-portal.io/ 


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Getting the onboarding process right will set your project up for success. Laura is a designer, and has launched an exciting product called Client Portal to help agencies and service businesses communicate their projects cleanly and effectively.

Laura shares her business journey, and lessons learned along the way.

SPECIAL OFFER:

Get 20% off Client Portal using the coupon: WPINNOVATOR20

Website: https://client-portal.io/ 

Takeaways:

Different environments work best for productivity. If you want to charge what your worth, then be what your worth at the same time.

Connect with Laura:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurium 

Dribble: https://dribble.com/laurium 

Website: https://client-portal.io/ 


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#93 - How To Change With The Times - Jackie D’Elia #93 - How To Change With The Times - Jackie D’Elia Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:00:00 GMT 44:58 26c532d64e9e67ee416f08f82df6f030 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/93-how-to-change-with-the-times-jackie-delia Stay curious and keep learning so that your business can continue to diversify, change and pivot where needed. Jackie shares her journey over the years which demonstrates her passion for learning and her ability to change as times and technology... full Stay curious and keep learning so that your business can continue to diversify, change and pivot where needed. Jackie shares her journey over the years which demonstrates her passion for learning and her ability to change as times and technology progress.

Takeaways:

Figure out how you best learn. Everyone is different.

Spend time asking questions

Connect with Jackie:

Email - jackie@jackiedelia.com 

Website - https://jackiedelia.com/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/jdelia

Podcast: https://rethink.fm

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Stay curious and keep learning so that your business can continue to diversify, change and pivot where needed. Jackie shares her journey over the years which demonstrates her passion for learning and her ability to change as times and technology progress.

Takeaways:

Figure out how you best learn. Everyone is different.

Spend time asking questions

Connect with Jackie:

Email - jackie@jackiedelia.com 

Website - https://jackiedelia.com/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/jdelia

Podcast: https://rethink.fm

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#92 - Make More Sales With WooCommerce - Chris Mason #92 - Make More Sales With WooCommerce - Chris Mason Fri, 08 Sep 2017 08:03:53 GMT 29:55 98133bed9c72a295122bc26ed06562aa no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7960 Upsell offers can be a powerful tool, and need not be intrusive and can be beneficial to customers. Chris Mason left a high paying corporate job to focus on his consulting business where he helps Woocommerce store owners make more sales. The Upsell... full Upsell offers can be a powerful tool, and need not be intrusive and can be beneficial to customers. Chris Mason left a high paying corporate job to focus on his consulting business where he helps Woocommerce store owners make more sales.

The Upsell Checklist:

https://woocurve.com/upsell-checklist/

Connect with Chris:

Email: chris@woocurve.com

Website: woocurve.com

The Virtual Summit: https://woocurve.com/summit-2/

Facebook - Direct: https://www.facebook.com/cmasonjar


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Upsell offers can be a powerful tool, and need not be intrusive and can be beneficial to customers. Chris Mason left a high paying corporate job to focus on his consulting business where he helps Woocommerce store owners make more sales.

The Upsell Checklist:

https://woocurve.com/upsell-checklist/

Connect with Chris:

Email: chris@woocurve.com

Website: woocurve.com

The Virtual Summit: https://woocurve.com/summit-2/

Facebook - Direct: https://www.facebook.com/cmasonjar


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#91 - Lessons From Agency Life - Live Stream With Steve Picanza #91 - Lessons From Agency Life - Live Stream With Steve Picanza Mon, 04 Sep 2017 18:06:51 GMT 53:37 a6c19f2cc97ddd7dff6a8e6e0dbb14b5 yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/91-lessons-from-agency-life-live-stream-with-steve-picanza Join me and Steve Picanza from the Creative Hustler as we shoot the breeze on agency life / health / wellbeing / entrepreneurship and loneliness. In no particular order! We unpack our own journeys, share our lessons, and ask each other probing... full Join me and Steve Picanza from the Creative Hustler as we shoot the breeze on agency life / health / wellbeing / entrepreneurship and loneliness. In no particular order!

We unpack our own journeys, share our lessons, and ask each other probing questions. The content was too good to leave in the Facebook Group alone so please enjoy this audio version. The audio quality will not be as good as normal as this is an export from Facebook. I'll get a proper setup sorted for next time!

The Facebook Group:

https://angledcrown.com/group

The Creative Hustler:

http://thecreativehustler.com

 

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Join me and Steve Picanza from the Creative Hustler as we shoot the breeze on agency life / health / wellbeing / entrepreneurship and loneliness. In no particular order!

We unpack our own journeys, share our lessons, and ask each other probing questions. The content was too good to leave in the Facebook Group alone so please enjoy this audio version. The audio quality will not be as good as normal as this is an export from Facebook. I'll get a proper setup sorted for next time!

The Facebook Group:

https://angledcrown.com/group

The Creative Hustler:

http://thecreativehustler.com

 

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#90 - An Introduction To The Page Builder Framework - David Vongries #90 - An Introduction To The Page Builder Framework - David Vongries Fri, 01 Sep 2017 13:45:21 GMT 28:14 7040e25d8523535fb76484e047d14481 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/90-an-introduction-to-the-page-builder-framework-david-vongr What theme should I use with my page builder!? With so much choice, confusion and mixed messages, my mate David decided to create a solution to solve that problem. Takeaways: Learn to make do, don’t wait till it’s perfect. Great is better than... full What theme should I use with my page builder!? With so much choice, confusion and mixed messages, my mate David decided to create a solution to solve that problem.

Takeaways:

Learn to make do, don’t wait till it’s perfect.

Great is better than perfect.

Connect with David:

Page Builder Framework: https://angledcrown.com/pagebuilderframework

Website: http://happytans.com/

Website: https://mapsteps.com/

Facebook - Direct: https://www.facebook.com/david.vongries

Facebook - Corporate: https://www.facebook.com/MapSteps/?pnref=lhc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MapSteps


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What theme should I use with my page builder!? With so much choice, confusion and mixed messages, my mate David decided to create a solution to solve that problem.

Takeaways:

Learn to make do, don’t wait till it’s perfect.

Great is better than perfect.

Connect with David:

Page Builder Framework: https://angledcrown.com/pagebuilderframework

Website: http://happytans.com/

Website: https://mapsteps.com/

Facebook - Direct: https://www.facebook.com/david.vongries

Facebook - Corporate: https://www.facebook.com/MapSteps/?pnref=lhc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MapSteps


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#89 - Systemising For Profit - Paul Kortman #89 - Systemising For Profit - Paul Kortman Fri, 25 Aug 2017 08:29:17 GMT 50:57 7f5aa34da19fa5b95b1fa64fa285ef24 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7963 Web agency services can be time intensive and difficult to generate a profit from. We talk to Paul Kortman of Connex Digital Marketing who has managed to systemise complex processes such as PPC, SEO and more so that he can be competitive on price, and... full Web agency services can be time intensive and difficult to generate a profit from. We talk to Paul Kortman of Connex Digital Marketing who has managed to systemise complex processes such as PPC, SEO and more so that he can be competitive on price, and still maintain a healthy margin. Not going to lie, my mind is blown a few times during this interview.

Connect with Paul:

Podcast: https://nomadtogether.com/

Website: https://connexdigitalmarketing.com/

Facebook - Corporate: https://www.facebook.com/connexdigitalmarketing/?pnref=lhc

Facebook - Direct: https://www.facebook.com/paulkortman

Facebook - Corporate: https://www.facebook.com/nomadtogether/?pnref=lhc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/connexdm 


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Web agency services can be time intensive and difficult to generate a profit from. We talk to Paul Kortman of Connex Digital Marketing who has managed to systemise complex processes such as PPC, SEO and more so that he can be competitive on price, and still maintain a healthy margin. Not going to lie, my mind is blown a few times during this interview.

Connect with Paul:

Podcast: https://nomadtogether.com/

Website: https://connexdigitalmarketing.com/

Facebook - Corporate: https://www.facebook.com/connexdigitalmarketing/?pnref=lhc

Facebook - Direct: https://www.facebook.com/paulkortman

Facebook - Corporate: https://www.facebook.com/nomadtogether/?pnref=lhc

Twitter: https://twitter.com/connexdm 


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#88 - How To Scale Your Product Or Service - Nachum Kligman #88 - How To Scale Your Product Or Service - Nachum Kligman Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:06:10 GMT 31:47 b782ad7e64e63fbe98e4100992905eb7 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/88-how-to-scale-your-product-or-service-nachum-kligman Having recently completed a campaign through AppSumo we talk to the CEO and CoFounder of Book Like A Boss. From selling candy at school, through a difficult crowdfunded project, and now to successful bootstrapped online SaaS solution that is growing... full Having recently completed a campaign through AppSumo we talk to the CEO and CoFounder of Book Like A Boss. From selling candy at school, through a difficult crowdfunded project, and now to successful bootstrapped online SaaS solution that is growing fast and evolving. Nachum shares the lessons, and the surprises they received along the way, as well as what possessed them to offer a lifetime deal through AppSumo.

Takeaways

Be yourself. Be the boss. You are the boss.

Be in charge of your own destiny instead of leaving it up to other people.

Connect with Nachum:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kligman

Website: https://angledcrown.com/booklikeaboss

Facebook - Corporate: https://www.facebook.com/booklikeaboss

Twitter - Corporate: https://twitter.com/booklikeaboss

Twitter - Direct: https://twitter.com/Kligman

Instagram - Corporate: https://www.instagram.com/booklikeaboss/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Having recently completed a campaign through AppSumo we talk to the CEO and CoFounder of Book Like A Boss. From selling candy at school, through a difficult crowdfunded project, and now to successful bootstrapped online SaaS solution that is growing fast and evolving. Nachum shares the lessons, and the surprises they received along the way, as well as what possessed them to offer a lifetime deal through AppSumo.

Takeaways

Be yourself. Be the boss. You are the boss.

Be in charge of your own destiny instead of leaving it up to other people.

Connect with Nachum:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kligman

Website: https://angledcrown.com/booklikeaboss

Facebook - Corporate: https://www.facebook.com/booklikeaboss

Twitter - Corporate: https://twitter.com/booklikeaboss

Twitter - Direct: https://twitter.com/Kligman

Instagram - Corporate: https://www.instagram.com/booklikeaboss/


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#87 - How To Vlog Like A Boss - Amy Schmittauer #87 - How To Vlog Like A Boss - Amy Schmittauer Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:08:02 GMT 42:19 2bb235f82192592c17d01aaf5e0e56b6 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/87-how-to-vlog-like-a-boss-amy-schmittauer I am super pumped to have Amy on the show. She is the author of Vlog Like A Boss and the voice, face and brain of the Savvy Sexy Social YouTube channel. As I push on with VEDA (Vlog Every Day in August), I find out more about Amy’s roots, her book... full I am super pumped to have Amy on the show. She is the author of Vlog Like A Boss and the voice, face and brain of the Savvy Sexy Social YouTube channel. As I push on with VEDA (Vlog Every Day in August), I find out more about Amy’s roots, her book on vlogging, her many projects and get her advice on getting into public speaking. This is a packed show and one not to be missed.

If you want to check out what I’ve been up to on Youtube, check out: http://wpinnovator.com/youtube

Takeaways:

If you want to start doing something then you have to start doing it. No holding back.

You can be generous but focused, don’t give away too much.

Be okay with the fact that you have layers. But remember to lay them out and work out their purpose within your brand.

Mentions:

Google Alerts: https://www.google.co.uk/alerts

Author Academy Elite (Publishers): http://authoracademyelite.com/

Connect with Amy:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/savvysexysocial

Website: http://savvysexysocial.com/

Facebook - Corporate: https://www.facebook.com/savvysexysocial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/schmittastic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/schmittastic/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyschmittauer


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I am super pumped to have Amy on the show. She is the author of Vlog Like A Boss and the voice, face and brain of the Savvy Sexy Social YouTube channel. As I push on with VEDA (Vlog Every Day in August), I find out more about Amy’s roots, her book on vlogging, her many projects and get her advice on getting into public speaking. This is a packed show and one not to be missed.

If you want to check out what I’ve been up to on Youtube, check out: http://wpinnovator.com/youtube

Takeaways:

If you want to start doing something then you have to start doing it. No holding back.

You can be generous but focused, don’t give away too much.

Be okay with the fact that you have layers. But remember to lay them out and work out their purpose within your brand.

Mentions:

Google Alerts: https://www.google.co.uk/alerts

Author Academy Elite (Publishers): http://authoracademyelite.com/

Connect with Amy:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/savvysexysocial

Website: http://savvysexysocial.com/

Facebook - Corporate: https://www.facebook.com/savvysexysocial

Twitter: https://twitter.com/schmittastic

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/schmittastic/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amyschmittauer


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#86 - How To Define and Share Your Story - Sarah Moore #86 - How To Define and Share Your Story - Sarah Moore Fri, 04 Aug 2017 07:59:46 GMT 57:02 b117c261d5aa4a869c6096369b438036 yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/86-how-to-define-and-share-your-story-sarah-moore What do you do with social media? What should you post about? What will attract people to your business, to your services, to you? Sarah Moore unpacks the importance of telling stories via social media. She explains what types of stories you should be... full What do you do with social media? What should you post about? What will attract people to your business, to your services, to you? Sarah Moore unpacks the importance of telling stories via social media. She explains what types of stories you should be sharing, and how along with her normal mix of practical tips.

 

Connect with Sarah

Twitter – Corporate: https://twitter.com/elevenlights

Twitter – Direct: https://twitter.com/the_sarah_moore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elevenlightsmedia

Instagram - Direct: https://www.instagram.com/the_sarah_moore/

Instagram - Corporate: https://www.instagram.com/elevenlightsmedia/


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What do you do with social media? What should you post about? What will attract people to your business, to your services, to you? Sarah Moore unpacks the importance of telling stories via social media. She explains what types of stories you should be sharing, and how along with her normal mix of practical tips.

 

Connect with Sarah

Twitter – Corporate: https://twitter.com/elevenlights

Twitter – Direct: https://twitter.com/the_sarah_moore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elevenlightsmedia

Instagram - Direct: https://www.instagram.com/the_sarah_moore/

Instagram - Corporate: https://www.instagram.com/elevenlightsmedia/


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#85 - Growing Beyond The Web Build - Phil Singleton #85 - Growing Beyond The Web Build - Phil Singleton Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:01:42 GMT 49:00 7aeeec00c98eb6721736dc6d461d13b1 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7967 We so often pass on SEO opportunities because it seems like rocket science to us, or a distraction from our core service. Phil Singleton shares his story of how he came to a point of realising that he could not grow on web builds alone, and needed to... full We so often pass on SEO opportunities because it seems like rocket science to us, or a distraction from our core service. Phil Singleton shares his story of how he came to a point of realising that he could not grow on web builds alone, and needed to branch out. As a marketing man, he understood that the website is part of a much bigger picture called marketing strategy. There are some real gold nuggets on this one!

SEO For Growth:

https://seoforgrowth.com/

Connect with Phil:

Website - http://kcwebdesigner.com/

Google – https://plus.google.com/+PhilSingleton

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philipmsingleton


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We so often pass on SEO opportunities because it seems like rocket science to us, or a distraction from our core service. Phil Singleton shares his story of how he came to a point of realising that he could not grow on web builds alone, and needed to branch out. As a marketing man, he understood that the website is part of a much bigger picture called marketing strategy. There are some real gold nuggets on this one!

SEO For Growth:

https://seoforgrowth.com/

Connect with Phil:

Website - http://kcwebdesigner.com/

Google – https://plus.google.com/+PhilSingleton

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/philipmsingleton


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#84 - Craft Your Message With Video - Mike Doyle #84 - Craft Your Message With Video - Mike Doyle Fri, 21 Jul 2017 08:03:04 GMT 49:40 54fb697285500739f5001af5c0b282bc yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7968 full 1 84 You know video is important for your business but what on earth do you say and do? Mike Doyle is an animation legend and video genius. He tells us what we should be talking about in our videos, and how to structure it. We get vulnerable and let him break down what we should be saying as an agency.

Takeaways:

Don’t talk about yourself have a conversation.


Check Out Animation Monthly:

http://animationmonthly.com


Connect with Mike:

Website: https://www.drive80.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/themikedoyle

Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_MikeDoyle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drive80

Email address: mike@drive80.com


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You know video is important for your business but what on earth do you say and do? Mike Doyle is an animation legend and video genius. He tells us what we should be talking about in our videos, and how to structure it. We get vulnerable and let him break down what we should be saying as an agency.

Takeaways:

Don’t talk about yourself have a conversation.


Check Out Animation Monthly:

http://animationmonthly.com


Connect with Mike:

Website: https://www.drive80.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/themikedoyle

Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_MikeDoyle

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drive80

Email address: mike@drive80.com


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#83 - How To Optimise Your Site For Local SEO - Rob Watson #83 - How To Optimise Your Site For Local SEO - Rob Watson Fri, 14 Jul 2017 08:04:54 GMT 41:20 fd23dae17778c09d427690a77362e68a no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/83-how-to-optimise-your-site-for-local-seo-rob-watson full What is Local SEO? How do we optimise a site for local searches and traffic? Rob Watson from Click to Sale tells us his story, and we unpack his recent blog post on Local SEO. Oh and we hit him with our favourite question… “is SEO dead”?


The Blog Post:

https://www.clicktosale.co.uk/wpinnovator


Mentions:

http://backlinko.com/


Connect with Rob:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rob.watson.5243?fref=grp_mmbr_list

Twitter: @clicktosale

Website: https://www.clicktosale.co.uk/


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What is Local SEO? How do we optimise a site for local searches and traffic? Rob Watson from Click to Sale tells us his story, and we unpack his recent blog post on Local SEO. Oh and we hit him with our favourite question… “is SEO dead”?


The Blog Post:

https://www.clicktosale.co.uk/wpinnovator


Mentions:

http://backlinko.com/


Connect with Rob:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rob.watson.5243?fref=grp_mmbr_list

Twitter: @clicktosale

Website: https://www.clicktosale.co.uk/


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#82 - An Introduction To Beaver Themer - Robby McCullough #82 - An Introduction To Beaver Themer - Robby McCullough Fri, 07 Jul 2017 08:30:00 GMT 1:07:26 97dcd17ce89be49b8b462230ba99bb0a no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/82-an-introduction-to-beaver-themer-robby-mccullough full The team at Beaver Builder have created something historic! Beaver Themer…. Best described as a theme building solution that reduces, if not removes the requirement for code. We find out how it came about and ask the tough questions.


Find out more at:

https://angledcrown.com/beaverbuilder


Mentions:

HubScout: ttps://www.helpscout.net/

Slack: https://slack.com

WP Mayor Review: https://www.wpmayor.com/fastline-page-builder-review/

Beaver Builder: www.wpinnovator.com/beaverbuilder

Free Version: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com


Connect with Robby:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobbyMcCullough

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mybbor?ref=br_rs

Website: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com


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The team at Beaver Builder have created something historic! Beaver Themer…. Best described as a theme building solution that reduces, if not removes the requirement for code. We find out how it came about and ask the tough questions.


Find out more at:

https://angledcrown.com/beaverbuilder


Mentions:

HubScout: ttps://www.helpscout.net/

Slack: https://slack.com

WP Mayor Review: https://www.wpmayor.com/fastline-page-builder-review/

Beaver Builder: www.wpinnovator.com/beaverbuilder

Free Version: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com


Connect with Robby:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobbyMcCullough

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mybbor?ref=br_rs

Website: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com


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#81 - Stay The Course - Gerry King #81 - Stay The Course - Gerry King Fri, 30 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT 43:36 0b3b0453cc6d48d2690e795ab02c0027 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a796b full 1 81 Running a web agency is challenging and many end up quitting the journey. Meet Gerry King from I Netco Ltd. He's been rocking web design and development since the beginning of the 21st Century and is still going strong. Be inspired, be encouraged and grab hold of the lessons he's learned along the way. 


Takeaways:

Networking is effective for generating leads, you get to know your clients needs and as a result get referrals.

Be careful of scope creep don't let them drag you along and get more out of you if it wasn't agreed.

Stay the course...


Connect with Gerry:

Twitter: @wordpressgerry

Website: http://www.i-netco.co.uk/

WP Quick Launch site: http://wpquicklaunch.com/

 

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Running a web agency is challenging and many end up quitting the journey. Meet Gerry King from I Netco Ltd. He's been rocking web design and development since the beginning of the 21st Century and is still going strong. Be inspired, be encouraged and grab hold of the lessons he's learned along the way. 


Takeaways:

Networking is effective for generating leads, you get to know your clients needs and as a result get referrals.

Be careful of scope creep don't let them drag you along and get more out of you if it wasn't agreed.

Stay the course...


Connect with Gerry:

Twitter: @wordpressgerry

Website: http://www.i-netco.co.uk/

WP Quick Launch site: http://wpquicklaunch.com/

 

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#80 - Is SEO really Dead? - Pete Everitt #80 - Is SEO really Dead? - Pete Everitt Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:00:04 GMT 41:49 c0c751cbfc13aec92a6736e0d75cb03f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/80-is-seo-really-dead-pete-everitt full 1 80 Is SEO Dead? Pete Everitt from SO The Agency give's his take on that VERY controversial question. We also unpack his journey and glean valuable insights into how his agency does business, and how they add amazing value.


Slide deck

Be sure to grab the FREE slide deck "Demystifying Digital Marketing" here:

https://angledcrown.com/sotheagency


Takeaways:

Comparison is a killer.

Break it down and de-risk it.

SEO isn't dead its just changing.


Recommendation:

Pete drops this tool into the conversation:

https://www.whoisvisiting.com/


Connect with Pete:

Twitter: @petejeveritt

Website: http://www.so-theagency.com

Email: pete@so-theagency.com

Company Twitter: @SO_TheAgency


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Is SEO Dead? Pete Everitt from SO The Agency give's his take on that VERY controversial question. We also unpack his journey and glean valuable insights into how his agency does business, and how they add amazing value.


Slide deck

Be sure to grab the FREE slide deck "Demystifying Digital Marketing" here:

https://angledcrown.com/sotheagency


Takeaways:

Comparison is a killer.

Break it down and de-risk it.

SEO isn't dead its just changing.


Recommendation:

Pete drops this tool into the conversation:

https://www.whoisvisiting.com/


Connect with Pete:

Twitter: @petejeveritt

Website: http://www.so-theagency.com

Email: pete@so-theagency.com

Company Twitter: @SO_TheAgency


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#79 - Website Terms and Contracts - Leah Hamilton #79 - Website Terms and Contracts - Leah Hamilton Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT 40:00 873226987a269b09a493c4e7c98e12e3 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a796d full 1 79 Most of us are not legal experts, so getting that bit right needs a little help. Today’s podcast is a little different. That’s right we are talking Terms & Conditions as well as contracts with Leah Hamilton from TermsFeed (https://termsfeed.com/). Her "most common mistakes" are very eye opening! I am pretty sure I'm making most of them :) 


Takeaways:

Give people the opportunity to consume your statements.

Make it visible, people need to know this information. 


Connect with Leah:

Website: https://termsfeed.com/)

Blog: https://termsfeed.com/blog/


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Most of us are not legal experts, so getting that bit right needs a little help. Today’s podcast is a little different. That’s right we are talking Terms & Conditions as well as contracts with Leah Hamilton from TermsFeed (https://termsfeed.com/). Her "most common mistakes" are very eye opening! I am pretty sure I'm making most of them :) 


Takeaways:

Give people the opportunity to consume your statements.

Make it visible, people need to know this information. 


Connect with Leah:

Website: https://termsfeed.com/)

Blog: https://termsfeed.com/blog/


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#78 - Done Is Better Than Perfect - Andre Gagnon #78 - Done Is Better Than Perfect - Andre Gagnon Fri, 09 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT 43:16 ba77d899139dd7e94493058a3a1c69bf no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a796e full 1 78 Meet Andre the brains behind Project Huddle. He's had great success on ThemeForest as well as launching his very own answer to inVision which is truly WordPress based. We get great insight into the world of selling themes on ThemeForest, and he unpacks why he chose to go-it-alone with his new product, Project Huddle. Don't forget your coupon code if you want to purchase Project Huddle (see below)! 


Takeaways:

Done is better than perfect. User will tell you what they want.

Feedback will help you evolve the product and grow.


Connect with Andre:

Project Huddle: https://angledcrown.com/projecthuddle

Portfolio: https://themeforest.net/user/themewich/portfolio

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajgagnon 

Coupon Code for Project Huddle: wpinnovator


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Meet Andre the brains behind Project Huddle. He's had great success on ThemeForest as well as launching his very own answer to inVision which is truly WordPress based. We get great insight into the world of selling themes on ThemeForest, and he unpacks why he chose to go-it-alone with his new product, Project Huddle. Don't forget your coupon code if you want to purchase Project Huddle (see below)! 


Takeaways:

Done is better than perfect. User will tell you what they want.

Feedback will help you evolve the product and grow.


Connect with Andre:

Project Huddle: https://angledcrown.com/projecthuddle

Portfolio: https://themeforest.net/user/themewich/portfolio

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ajgagnon 

Coupon Code for Project Huddle: wpinnovator


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#77 - Keep Showing Up - Chris Ducker #77 - Keep Showing Up - Chris Ducker Fri, 02 Jun 2017 09:00:00 GMT 34:33 830809dba0e790c9a51c38bd6256b127 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a796f full 1 77 Meet serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker. That's right ladies and gents Chris Ducker. He is an astute businessman, blogger, podcaster, author and speaker.... I know a man of many talents ;)


I absolutely LOVED chatting with Chris as we ended up shooting the breeze both before and after the recording, and we bonded over Star Wars.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the conversation.


Takeaways:

Don’t let outside forces get in the way of your success and be the master of your domain. Focus on your audience from the outset and remember its not about the volume its about the quality and value that you provide.


The Summit: See you at the Youpreneur Summit https://www.youpreneursummit.com/ 


Connect with Chris:

Site: http://www.chrisducker.com/


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Meet serial entrepreneur Chris Ducker. That's right ladies and gents Chris Ducker. He is an astute businessman, blogger, podcaster, author and speaker.... I know a man of many talents ;)


I absolutely LOVED chatting with Chris as we ended up shooting the breeze both before and after the recording, and we bonded over Star Wars.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the conversation.


Takeaways:

Don’t let outside forces get in the way of your success and be the master of your domain. Focus on your audience from the outset and remember its not about the volume its about the quality and value that you provide.


The Summit: See you at the Youpreneur Summit https://www.youpreneursummit.com/ 


Connect with Chris:

Site: http://www.chrisducker.com/


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#76 - Level Up With WordPress - Brad Miller #76 - Level Up With WordPress - Brad Miller Fri, 26 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT 48:14 f1516fac0537a7451ffb01aa15697379 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7970 full 1 76 Brad and his team at LiftUX discovered their strengths, and the untapped power of WordPress. Join the conversation as we chat through their journey and hear about the exciting companies they have worked with, and fantastic products they have created. From Lift UX Brad shouts out to @rogie the epic designer who helped them shape their gorgeous website (http://rog.ie/). 


Takeaways:

Get clients excited about their vision.

Always look after your customers and maintain relationships as they will keep coming back or refer you to others.  


Connect with Brad:

Website: https://liftux.com/

FaithMade: https://faithmade.com/

Personal Website: www.imbradmiller.com

Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/imbradmiller

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liftux/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/liftux/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lift-ux

Dribble: https://dribbble.com/liftux


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Brad and his team at LiftUX discovered their strengths, and the untapped power of WordPress. Join the conversation as we chat through their journey and hear about the exciting companies they have worked with, and fantastic products they have created. From Lift UX Brad shouts out to @rogie the epic designer who helped them shape their gorgeous website (http://rog.ie/). 


Takeaways:

Get clients excited about their vision.

Always look after your customers and maintain relationships as they will keep coming back or refer you to others.  


Connect with Brad:

Website: https://liftux.com/

FaithMade: https://faithmade.com/

Personal Website: www.imbradmiller.com

Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/imbradmiller

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/liftux/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/liftux/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/lift-ux

Dribble: https://dribbble.com/liftux


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#75 - Transfering Design To WordPress - Dave Foy #75 - Transfering Design To WordPress - Dave Foy Fri, 19 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT 50:37 6cefce03938df72cd02dc4a5026eebcd no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7971 full 1 75 Are you a graphic designer that struggles to transfer your designs into WordPress? Dave Foy teaches graphic designers how to use powerful tools like Elementor to transform WordPress into a blank canvas ready for greatness. (WOW, that was an amazing description. 10 team points to Lee) :D 


Plugins:

Press Elements: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/press-elements/

Anywhere Elementor Pro: http://www.elementoraddons.com/anywhere-elementor-pro/ 


Connect with Dave:

Website: https://www.designbuildweb.co

Twitter: https://twitter.com/designbuildweb/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/designbuildweb/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6kR_saJuc8AJiGosqQai3Q

Elementor Group: Free Gift https://www.designbuildweb.co/wpinnovator 


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Are you a graphic designer that struggles to transfer your designs into WordPress? Dave Foy teaches graphic designers how to use powerful tools like Elementor to transform WordPress into a blank canvas ready for greatness. (WOW, that was an amazing description. 10 team points to Lee) :D 


Plugins:

Press Elements: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/press-elements/

Anywhere Elementor Pro: http://www.elementoraddons.com/anywhere-elementor-pro/ 


Connect with Dave:

Website: https://www.designbuildweb.co

Twitter: https://twitter.com/designbuildweb/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/designbuildweb/

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6kR_saJuc8AJiGosqQai3Q

Elementor Group: Free Gift https://www.designbuildweb.co/wpinnovator 


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#74 - Build The Agency That You Want - Brent Weaver #74 - Build The Agency That You Want - Brent Weaver Fri, 12 May 2017 09:00:00 GMT 54:16 8361ecbf292cd3f5421ba61672965320 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7972 full 1 74 Brent Weaver teaches people to build agencies they way THEY would like to work. His focus is on YOU and what you want out of your business. He shares his own journey and awesome lessons learned. 


Quotables:

Don’t create what you THINK you need to create. 

If you don’t have the resources, you need figure out how to be resourceful.  


Connect with Brent:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/brentweaverhttps://www.facebook.com/brentweaver


The free $197 course: Listen to the podcast for details then email... brent@ugurus.com


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Brent Weaver teaches people to build agencies they way THEY would like to work. His focus is on YOU and what you want out of your business. He shares his own journey and awesome lessons learned. 


Quotables:

Don’t create what you THINK you need to create. 

If you don’t have the resources, you need figure out how to be resourceful.  


Connect with Brent:

Twitter - https://twitter.com/brentweaverhttps://www.facebook.com/brentweaver


The free $197 course: Listen to the podcast for details then email... brent@ugurus.com


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#73 - Execution is Everything - Troy Dean #73 - Execution is Everything - Troy Dean Fri, 05 May 2017 03:00:00 GMT 1:18:50 e813857db20c80b61591da7c734b2ca8 yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7973 full 1 73 Troy Dean is the rockstar of execution. With two successful online communities and successful businesses Troy drops wisdom and amazing actionable advice on this episode. Be prepared, this is NOT your normal episode. Enjoy! 


Troy's Sites: http://www.wpelevation.com/ https://www.rockstarempires.com/ 

WP Elevation Podcast: http://www.wpelevation.com/the-podcast/ 

Rockstars Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockstarempires/ 

Recommended Agency: http://www.studioalto.com/ 

Go Daddy Article: http://bit.ly/2qvje5R


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Troy Dean is the rockstar of execution. With two successful online communities and successful businesses Troy drops wisdom and amazing actionable advice on this episode. Be prepared, this is NOT your normal episode. Enjoy! 


Troy's Sites: http://www.wpelevation.com/ https://www.rockstarempires.com/ 

WP Elevation Podcast: http://www.wpelevation.com/the-podcast/ 

Rockstars Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/rockstarempires/ 

Recommended Agency: http://www.studioalto.com/ 

Go Daddy Article: http://bit.ly/2qvje5R


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#72 - Your Content Strategy - Simon Thompson #72 - Your Content Strategy - Simon Thompson Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:54:40 GMT 47:26 ee7e7d878cd9eace6725bd6d5e849032 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7974 full 1 72 Meet Simon owner of Content Kite. They focus on helping digital agencies get more leads through content. Listen out for his insights into ROI content marketing and the benefits of repurposing content


Takeaways:

Repurpose content, look at what is performing well and make that post into a podcast.

Make your content consumable on different platforms. People will share things that look good.


Plugins to checkout:

Calendly: Click here

Google analytics: Click here

Spokal: Click here

Meetedgar: Click here


Connect with Simon:

Site: Click here

Email Course: Click here

Study on the blogging frequency of agencies: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet Simon owner of Content Kite. They focus on helping digital agencies get more leads through content. Listen out for his insights into ROI content marketing and the benefits of repurposing content


Takeaways:

Repurpose content, look at what is performing well and make that post into a podcast.

Make your content consumable on different platforms. People will share things that look good.


Plugins to checkout:

Calendly: Click here

Google analytics: Click here

Spokal: Click here

Meetedgar: Click here


Connect with Simon:

Site: Click here

Email Course: Click here

Study on the blogging frequency of agencies: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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<![CDATA[#71 - Websites That Don't Suck - James Rose]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:30:00 GMT 48:30 8ef7ca496e33c851eaee96955ac23b8e no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7975 full 1 71 Call it a prequel. Today's episode is from a project me and James did last year. We unpack his story and ethos of being web developers that don't suck. It's something we all feel strongly about, and so refreshing to hear the honesty of someone who cares so much about not sucking!

Why prequel? Because we meet James in Episode 64.


Be sure to check out his group here.


Plugins:

Gravity Forms: Click here

ThriveLeads: Click here


Connect with James:

Aktura Technology Website: Click here

Content Snare Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Call it a prequel. Today's episode is from a project me and James did last year. We unpack his story and ethos of being web developers that don't suck. It's something we all feel strongly about, and so refreshing to hear the honesty of someone who cares so much about not sucking!

Why prequel? Because we meet James in Episode 64.


Be sure to check out his group here.


Plugins:

Gravity Forms: Click here

ThriveLeads: Click here


Connect with James:

Aktura Technology Website: Click here

Content Snare Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#70 - Content Automation - Hani Mourra #70 - Content Automation - Hani Mourra Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:11:42 GMT 49:05 e5277519d9305403677467db7285ef1d no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7976 full 1 70 Is automation for you? What can you automate? Hani Mourra has been creating automation solutions for years, as well as holding down a busy job. Join Lee as he finds out... how!?? :D


Quotes:

"Set it and forget it"

"Write it down and make it real"


Connect with Hani:

Twitter: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Website: Click here


Check out his plugins:

Simple Social Press: Click here

Repurpose.io : Click here

Simple Live Press: Click here

Simple Podcast Press: Click here

Simple Video Press: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Is automation for you? What can you automate? Hani Mourra has been creating automation solutions for years, as well as holding down a busy job. Join Lee as he finds out... how!?? :D


Quotes:

"Set it and forget it"

"Write it down and make it real"


Connect with Hani:

Twitter: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Website: Click here


Check out his plugins:

Simple Social Press: Click here

Repurpose.io : Click here

Simple Live Press: Click here

Simple Podcast Press: Click here

Simple Video Press: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#69 - Pivoting An Agency - Steve Marks #69 - Pivoting An Agency - Steve Marks Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:30:00 GMT 49:35 156480343d4e59a8f8d7118582251370 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7977 full 1 69 Meet the guy behind Property Hive, Steve Marks. Learn how he niched right down and went from full time web agency to replacing that income with plugin licensing in the real estate industry. Steve’s passion for WordPress and quality code is inspiring!


Takeaways:

Find your passion, what you love to talk about. Passion pays off.


Links to check out:

The Plugin: Click here

Wordcamp: Click here

Advanced Custom Fields: Click here


Connect with Steve:

Website: Click here

Email: Click here

Twitter: Click here

Facebook: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet the guy behind Property Hive, Steve Marks. Learn how he niched right down and went from full time web agency to replacing that income with plugin licensing in the real estate industry. Steve’s passion for WordPress and quality code is inspiring!


Takeaways:

Find your passion, what you love to talk about. Passion pays off.


Links to check out:

The Plugin: Click here

Wordcamp: Click here

Advanced Custom Fields: Click here


Connect with Steve:

Website: Click here

Email: Click here

Twitter: Click here

Facebook: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#68 - Building A Better Business - Mark Asquith #68 - Building A Better Business - Mark Asquith Mon, 03 Apr 2017 00:30:00 GMT 57:18 e19962e943750d45b3263f1df25b167a yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7978 full 1 69 Want to know how to become better at business? Learn how to with Mark Asquith the man behind Excellence expect. He knows all about niching down and challenging the client.

Warning! The odd expletive sneaks it’s way in.

 

Takeaways:

It’s not just about what you say yes to you need to start learning to say no. 

Comparison is a killer. Deliver what you deliver, don’t worry about other agencies. Focus on you.

 

Links to check out:

Between Two Posts Podcast: Click here

Wordcamp Hamilton: Click here

Working with WordPress and JavaScript: Click here

 

Connect with Mark:

Podcast Websites: Click here

PW's Twitter: Click here

Mark’s Twitter: Click here

His Podcast: Click here

His Agency: Click here

Hacksaw Twitter: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Want to know how to become better at business? Learn how to with Mark Asquith the man behind Excellence expect. He knows all about niching down and challenging the client.

Warning! The odd expletive sneaks it’s way in.

 

Takeaways:

It’s not just about what you say yes to you need to start learning to say no. 

Comparison is a killer. Deliver what you deliver, don’t worry about other agencies. Focus on you.

 

Links to check out:

Between Two Posts Podcast: Click here

Wordcamp Hamilton: Click here

Working with WordPress and JavaScript: Click here

 

Connect with Mark:

Podcast Websites: Click here

PW's Twitter: Click here

Mark’s Twitter: Click here

His Podcast: Click here

His Agency: Click here

Hacksaw Twitter: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#67 - How To Launch a Premium Plugin - Brian Hogg #67 - How To Launch a Premium Plugin - Brian Hogg Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:30:00 GMT 53:06 13e427138144b2bfea14f86d9a7b1c78 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/67-how-to-launch-a-premium-plugin-brian-hogg full 1 67 We welcome Brian Hogg, he is a course, plugin and podcast creator. He fit’s in eating and breathing amongst his many projects and today unpacks his experience of launching premium plugins. Thinking of launching one? This is the episode for you!

Get your content out there - don’t sit on it for too long.


Links to check out:

Between Two Posts Podcast: Click here

Wordcamp Hamilton: Click here

Working with WordPress and JavaScript: Click here


Connect with Brian:

Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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We welcome Brian Hogg, he is a course, plugin and podcast creator. He fit’s in eating and breathing amongst his many projects and today unpacks his experience of launching premium plugins. Thinking of launching one? This is the episode for you!

Get your content out there - don’t sit on it for too long.


Links to check out:

Between Two Posts Podcast: Click here

Wordcamp Hamilton: Click here

Working with WordPress and JavaScript: Click here


Connect with Brian:

Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#66 - Using Google Adwords - Bryan Lade #66 - Using Google Adwords - Bryan Lade Mon, 20 Mar 2017 00:30:00 GMT 44:20 29c43b687fa75396b16e45c3efbb6127 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a797a full 1 66 Get Bryan's tips and tricks to using Google Adwords, keywords and marketing tools to generate traffic to your site. You don’t need to pay to get yourself to the top. Focus on your keywords.


Links to check out:

Google My Business: Click here

Top Dog Turf Site: Click here


Connect with Bryan:

Website: Click here

LB Marketing Solutions Facebook Page: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Twitter: Click here

Email: contact@ladebare.co.uk


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Get Bryan's tips and tricks to using Google Adwords, keywords and marketing tools to generate traffic to your site. You don’t need to pay to get yourself to the top. Focus on your keywords.


Links to check out:

Google My Business: Click here

Top Dog Turf Site: Click here


Connect with Bryan:

Website: Click here

LB Marketing Solutions Facebook Page: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Twitter: Click here

Email: contact@ladebare.co.uk


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#65 - The Evolution Of An Agency - Matt Medeiros #65 - The Evolution Of An Agency - Matt Medeiros Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:30:00 GMT 48:58 c25b8947c9c90f16600fbaa2e0b00f49 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/65-the-evolution-of-an-agency-matt-medeiros full 1 65 Matt’s family business has evolved from selling cars, to running a digital agency and creating products. Join us on the journey of Matt’s business evolution.

 

Matt's plugins:

Conductor: Click here

 

Connect with Matt:

Website: Click here 

Slocum Studio Facebook Page: Click here

Matt Report Facebook Page: Click here 

Facebook: Click here 

Matt Report Twitter: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Matt’s family business has evolved from selling cars, to running a digital agency and creating products. Join us on the journey of Matt’s business evolution.

 

Matt's plugins:

Conductor: Click here

 

Connect with Matt:

Website: Click here 

Slocum Studio Facebook Page: Click here

Matt Report Facebook Page: Click here 

Facebook: Click here 

Matt Report Twitter: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#64 - How To Get Client Content - James Rose #64 - How To Get Client Content - James Rose Mon, 06 Mar 2017 00:30:00 GMT 48:30 f95ccd90936fa1d034cd507eb0256052 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/64-how-to-get-client-content-james-rose full 1 64 Getting content from the client can at times seem impossible. Meet James Rose the brains behind Content Snare https://contentsnare.com/. James shares his Agency journey, as well as tips for getting everything you need to make a site live.


Takeaways:

Get your processes right. Be it the right tool you are using. Get others involved in those processes so that nothing is missed. 

Recommended Post: Click here  


Plugins: 

ThriveLeads: Click here

Bloom: Click here

Recommended Blog Plugins: Click here 


Connect with James: 

Aktura Technology Website: Click here

Content Snare Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Twitter: Click here 


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Getting content from the client can at times seem impossible. Meet James Rose the brains behind Content Snare https://contentsnare.com/. James shares his Agency journey, as well as tips for getting everything you need to make a site live.


Takeaways:

Get your processes right. Be it the right tool you are using. Get others involved in those processes so that nothing is missed. 

Recommended Post: Click here  


Plugins: 

ThriveLeads: Click here

Bloom: Click here

Recommended Blog Plugins: Click here 


Connect with James: 

Aktura Technology Website: Click here

Content Snare Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Twitter: Click here 


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#63 - Launching A SaaS Product - David Abrams #63 - Launching A SaaS Product - David Abrams Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:30:00 GMT 53:09 89138ce7a8ce83877f9feb5e7c8311c5 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a797d full 1 63 Meet David Abrams, co-founder of Demio. He and his team have launched a new SaaS product and his journey from agency to product is fascinating. Top tips include how to grow an audience even during development. Enjoy!


Plugin Tip:

Pretty links: Click here


Connect with David:

Website: Click here

Personal Twitter: Click here

Twitter: Click here

Facebook Page: Click here

Facebook: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet David Abrams, co-founder of Demio. He and his team have launched a new SaaS product and his journey from agency to product is fascinating. Top tips include how to grow an audience even during development. Enjoy!


Plugin Tip:

Pretty links: Click here


Connect with David:

Website: Click here

Personal Twitter: Click here

Twitter: Click here

Facebook Page: Click here

Facebook: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#62 - Launching A Niche Theme - Nate Wright #62 - Launching A Niche Theme - Nate Wright Mon, 13 Feb 2017 00:30:00 GMT 46:12 7289f568a4033723e07b37c596b9b325 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a797e full 1 62 Meet Nate Wright from Theme of The Crop (https://themeofthecrop.com/). Learn how he grew an audience for his new theme. Brilliant story of how he went from being a journalist to WordPress Developer & Designer. His niche? Restaurants... I like food so this is good.


Connect with Nate:

Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Facebook Page: Click here

Twitter: Click here

Github: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet Nate Wright from Theme of The Crop (https://themeofthecrop.com/). Learn how he grew an audience for his new theme. Brilliant story of how he went from being a journalist to WordPress Developer & Designer. His niche? Restaurants... I like food so this is good.


Connect with Nate:

Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Facebook Page: Click here

Twitter: Click here

Github: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#61 - A WordPress Website In A Day - 1 Day Webs #61 - A WordPress Website In A Day - 1 Day Webs Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:30:00 GMT 44:16 b03801296a1f5fab8dc6965ffce40c44 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a797f full 1 61 Meet Chantal, of 1 Day Webs. She builds outstanding websites for her clients in JUST ONE DAY! Learn how she gets leads, her processes for delivering a site in just one day and be impacted by the lessons she has learned along the way.

 

Connect with Chantal:

Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Facebook Page: Click here

Email: Click here

 

Plugins:

Beaver Builder: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet Chantal, of 1 Day Webs. She builds outstanding websites for her clients in JUST ONE DAY! Learn how she gets leads, her processes for delivering a site in just one day and be impacted by the lessons she has learned along the way.

 

Connect with Chantal:

Website: Click here

Facebook: Click here

Facebook Page: Click here

Email: Click here

 

Plugins:

Beaver Builder: Click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#60 - From Workaholic To Family Man - Curtis McHale #60 - From Workaholic To Family Man - Curtis McHale Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:30:00 GMT 47:28 ef04de596240a28cc406ced3f575daf9 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7980 full 1 60 Meet Curtis, WordPress Developer and Business Coach and family man. He also runs the Smart Business Show Podcast. Learn how he created a process to make his work life less hectic, so he could spend more time with those he loves.


Lee's takeaway:

Know what you like to do, know what you want to be, and aim towards it.

The result? You'll be very, very deliberate about your decisions, deliberate about the clients you're taking on, about the work you're doing.


Transcript and Email Template:

Head on over to the website here to grab the full transcript and the email template mentioned in this podcast.


Connect With Curtis:

Corporate Site: Click here

SNF Design: Click here

Twitter: Click here

Podcast: Click here

Book: Click here


Plugins:

Drip.co: Click here

Delicious Brains: Click here

Kraken.io: Click here


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Meet Curtis, WordPress Developer and Business Coach and family man. He also runs the Smart Business Show Podcast. Learn how he created a process to make his work life less hectic, so he could spend more time with those he loves.


Lee's takeaway:

Know what you like to do, know what you want to be, and aim towards it.

The result? You'll be very, very deliberate about your decisions, deliberate about the clients you're taking on, about the work you're doing.


Transcript and Email Template:

Head on over to the website here to grab the full transcript and the email template mentioned in this podcast.


Connect With Curtis:

Corporate Site: Click here

SNF Design: Click here

Twitter: Click here

Podcast: Click here

Book: Click here


Plugins:

Drip.co: Click here

Delicious Brains: Click here

Kraken.io: Click here


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#59 - The Kim Catchup (Part Two) #59 - The Kim Catchup (Part Two) Mon, 23 Jan 2017 06:00:00 GMT 49:18 88a3d2806339b0faaf619749c151c09d no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7981 full 1 59 Get ready for Part Two. Kim Doyal is a long time friend, mentor and legend. I had the privilege of catching up with Kim for two hours over the Christmas season, this is the second half of that conversation.


Kim shares lessons she has learned along the journey, as well as sharing exciting ideas she has for the future.


Check out Kim's podcast here, it is an essential podcast on our team's playlist.


Connect with Kim over on the Twitter-sphere here.


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Get ready for Part Two. Kim Doyal is a long time friend, mentor and legend. I had the privilege of catching up with Kim for two hours over the Christmas season, this is the second half of that conversation.


Kim shares lessons she has learned along the journey, as well as sharing exciting ideas she has for the future.


Check out Kim's podcast here, it is an essential podcast on our team's playlist.


Connect with Kim over on the Twitter-sphere here.


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#58 - The Kim Catchup (Part One) #58 - The Kim Catchup (Part One) Mon, 16 Jan 2017 05:30:00 GMT 50:36 fd891209297e265d3660059f6e024aa4 yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7982 full 1 58 Kim Doyal is a long time friend, mentor and legend. I had the privilege of catching up with Kim for two hours over the Christmas season, and the next two episodes are the end result of that.

Kim shares lessons she has learned along the journey, as well as sharing exciting ideas she has for the future.

Check out Kim's podcast here, it is an essential podcast on our team's playlist.

Connect with Kim over on the Twitter-sphere here.

 

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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Kim Doyal is a long time friend, mentor and legend. I had the privilege of catching up with Kim for two hours over the Christmas season, and the next two episodes are the end result of that.

Kim shares lessons she has learned along the journey, as well as sharing exciting ideas she has for the future.

Check out Kim's podcast here, it is an essential podcast on our team's playlist.

Connect with Kim over on the Twitter-sphere here.

 

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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#57 - Becoming A Digital Entrepreneur - Adam Preiser #57 - Becoming A Digital Entrepreneur - Adam Preiser Mon, 09 Jan 2017 00:30:00 GMT 1:06:27 aaf8b554f6bf182e943f3a1a87750f9f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7983 full 1 57 Adam was born to be an entrepreneur. From the age of 12 he's been creating opportunities and generating income. There came a point however just a few short years ago where Adam recognised the value of going Digital. He wanted more time with the family, a better lifestyle, a comfortable living. Enjoy as we unpack his story, and get inspired to chart your own path.


Connect With Adam

WP Crafter: Click here

Corporate Site: Click here

Youtube: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Adam was born to be an entrepreneur. From the age of 12 he's been creating opportunities and generating income. There came a point however just a few short years ago where Adam recognised the value of going Digital. He wanted more time with the family, a better lifestyle, a comfortable living. Enjoy as we unpack his story, and get inspired to chart your own path.


Connect With Adam

WP Crafter: Click here

Corporate Site: Click here

Youtube: Click here

Twitter: Click here


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#56 - An Insight Into WP Engine with David Vogelpohl #56 - An Insight Into WP Engine with David Vogelpohl Mon, 19 Dec 2016 04:00:00 GMT 49:35 26efef2979bc817bf52621c2e056458e no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7984 full 1 56 Insights into WP Engine from David Vogelpohl, their Vice President of Web Strategy. David has a rich history in agency life and shares his journey from agency owner, to VP of one of the world's most exciting WordPress hosting platforms.

Visit WP Engine here

Get your discounts during web week here.

For the WP Engine Developer Program click here.


Connect with David 

Twitter - @davidvmc

WordPress Plugin Recommendation

Pretty Link - click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Insights into WP Engine from David Vogelpohl, their Vice President of Web Strategy. David has a rich history in agency life and shares his journey from agency owner, to VP of one of the world's most exciting WordPress hosting platforms.

Visit WP Engine here

Get your discounts during web week here.

For the WP Engine Developer Program click here.


Connect with David 

Twitter - @davidvmc

WordPress Plugin Recommendation

Pretty Link - click here


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#55 - How To Monetise WordPress Websites - Lee Jackson #55 - How To Monetise WordPress Websites - Lee Jackson Mon, 12 Dec 2016 00:30:00 GMT 34:52 f4ea2982f99a0e46dfc822cb3b91bcd5 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/55-how-to-monetise-wordpress-websites-lee-jackson full 1 55 Learn ways you can monetise your site and your client websites. Lee unpacks five core ways to generate income online and shares awesome WordPress solutions to help you get started.


Head on over to http://leejacksondev.com/episode55 to download our full guide with links for all the options discussed in this podcast. We made it all pretty and printable. Booya!


WordPress Plugins Mentioned Pretty Link plugin Pay Per view Plugin Leaky Paywall Ad Rotate S2 Member Plugin Buddypress PluginMembership 2 plugin Beaver Builder – Visual WordPress Builder


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Learn ways you can monetise your site and your client websites. Lee unpacks five core ways to generate income online and shares awesome WordPress solutions to help you get started.


Head on over to http://leejacksondev.com/episode55 to download our full guide with links for all the options discussed in this podcast. We made it all pretty and printable. Booya!


WordPress Plugins Mentioned Pretty Link plugin Pay Per view Plugin Leaky Paywall Ad Rotate S2 Member Plugin Buddypress PluginMembership 2 plugin Beaver Builder – Visual WordPress Builder


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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<![CDATA[#54 - WordPress & World Travel - David Waumsley]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:30:00 GMT 47:39 477f50506e4ef0f8c87b5e9b80d1cd62 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/54-wordpress-world-travel-david-waumsley full 1 54 Meet David, Freelancer, nomad and massive Beaver Builder fan. An ex UK Civil Servant who turned his back on a safe pension to travel the world, frolic on beaches and make use of 10 years of tinkering with WP.


Plugin Recommendations

Beaver Builder - click here

WP Types - click here

Plugin organiser - click here


Resources

Pro Beaver - click here

Beaver Brains - click here

Beyond Beaver - click here


Connect with David

Website - davidwaumsley.com

YouTube - click here


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet David, Freelancer, nomad and massive Beaver Builder fan. An ex UK Civil Servant who turned his back on a safe pension to travel the world, frolic on beaches and make use of 10 years of tinkering with WP.


Plugin Recommendations

Beaver Builder - click here

WP Types - click here

Plugin organiser - click here


Resources

Pro Beaver - click here

Beaver Brains - click here

Beyond Beaver - click here


Connect with David

Website - davidwaumsley.com

YouTube - click here


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#53 - WordPress Contracts - What Do I Include? #53 - WordPress Contracts - What Do I Include? Sun, 27 Nov 2016 21:37:58 GMT 41:14 2fe2451aa428a4d9fe285b9bca49cff8 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7987 full 1 53 Learn what we include in our contracts, and how you can quickly create your own contracts for your WordPress website builds. This is our journey, and is not to be considered legal advice, but to help encourage you, and empower you to easily put together your own legal framework that will protect you, your business and your clients.


Resources

There is a lot of talking and a lot of notes below.... so if you time bound here are the resources I mention:

Contract Killer - https://gist.github.com/michaelcockle/4298333

Simply Docs (UK) - http://simply-docs.co.uk/Home

Rocket Lawyer (USA) - https://www.rocketlawyer.com

Legal 123 (Oz) - http://legal123.com.au/

UK Insurance - https://www.policybee.co.uk/

WP Elevation - http://www.wpelevation.com/

Signable (Online Signing) - https://www.signable.co.uk/

#51 Our Web Build Process - http://leejacksondev.com/episode51

#5 Troy Dean WP Elevation - http://leejacksondev.com/episode5

Why have contract?

  • protects you and the client from misunderstandings
  • helps define the scope and the arrangements
  • provides a framework if things go wrong
  • covers charges for change control
  • provides a framework for pursuing mediation or court
  • help manage expectations
  • provides assurance and credibility

What do we include?

Proposal

  • scope of project
  • how we are achieving it
  • user stories
  • pricing

Proposal Contract

  • design, copyright etc
  • text, who supplies
  • graphics supply, rights etc
  • the deliverables html/CSS/Javascript/PHP.
  • browser compatibility
  • technical support/warranties
  • changes/revisions
  • legal terms for liability
  • intellectual property
  • right to display
  • payment schedule

Business Terms and Conditions

These are the terms on how you do business that can cover every day business transactions, relationships etc.

For example

  • process for late payment.
  • client obligations, data protections.
  • insurance, indemnity etc.
  • confidentiality
  • force majeure
  • the right to subcontract
  • non solicitation
  • dispute resolution
  • law and jurisdiction 


Facebook Group

Share your contract stories and advice in the Facebook group at:

http://leejacksondev.com/group


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Learn what we include in our contracts, and how you can quickly create your own contracts for your WordPress website builds. This is our journey, and is not to be considered legal advice, but to help encourage you, and empower you to easily put together your own legal framework that will protect you, your business and your clients.


Resources

There is a lot of talking and a lot of notes below.... so if you time bound here are the resources I mention:

Contract Killer - https://gist.github.com/michaelcockle/4298333

Simply Docs (UK) - http://simply-docs.co.uk/Home

Rocket Lawyer (USA) - https://www.rocketlawyer.com

Legal 123 (Oz) - http://legal123.com.au/

UK Insurance - https://www.policybee.co.uk/

WP Elevation - http://www.wpelevation.com/

Signable (Online Signing) - https://www.signable.co.uk/

#51 Our Web Build Process - http://leejacksondev.com/episode51

#5 Troy Dean WP Elevation - http://leejacksondev.com/episode5

Why have contract?

  • protects you and the client from misunderstandings
  • helps define the scope and the arrangements
  • provides a framework if things go wrong
  • covers charges for change control
  • provides a framework for pursuing mediation or court
  • help manage expectations
  • provides assurance and credibility

What do we include?

Proposal

  • scope of project
  • how we are achieving it
  • user stories
  • pricing

Proposal Contract

  • design, copyright etc
  • text, who supplies
  • graphics supply, rights etc
  • the deliverables html/CSS/Javascript/PHP.
  • browser compatibility
  • technical support/warranties
  • changes/revisions
  • legal terms for liability
  • intellectual property
  • right to display
  • payment schedule

Business Terms and Conditions

These are the terms on how you do business that can cover every day business transactions, relationships etc.

For example

  • process for late payment.
  • client obligations, data protections.
  • insurance, indemnity etc.
  • confidentiality
  • force majeure
  • the right to subcontract
  • non solicitation
  • dispute resolution
  • law and jurisdiction 


Facebook Group

Share your contract stories and advice in the Facebook group at:

http://leejacksondev.com/group


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#52 - Creating Website Content - Dave Toomey #52 - Creating Website Content - Dave Toomey Mon, 21 Nov 2016 20:49:06 GMT 51:28 757256639f8ba0775d638fec2f9c7dcd no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7988 full 1 52 Learn epic content creation strategy and how you can help your clients get their sites online quicker as a result. Dave Toomey drops amazing advice, tells us his web agency journey, and also introduces his new white-label content service.

Get your free white-labelled guide to the importance of content and more here.


Connect with Dave:

Website - http://agencyscribes.com/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/agencyscribes


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Learn epic content creation strategy and how you can help your clients get their sites online quicker as a result. Dave Toomey drops amazing advice, tells us his web agency journey, and also introduces his new white-label content service.

Get your free white-labelled guide to the importance of content and more here.


Connect with Dave:

Website - http://agencyscribes.com/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/agencyscribes


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#51 - Our WordPress Website Build Process #51 - Our WordPress Website Build Process Mon, 14 Nov 2016 00:30:00 GMT 35:31 e274faeb98ebf0142a9c7ed7b0123c51 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7989 full 1 51 Learn how we create WordPress websites from the client's initial ideas, right through to making the site live.


We take you through:

The Briefing Process

How we take the brief, reverse brief and quote. And also that all important deposit.

Wireframing

Getting the layout agreed before we get into Photoshop. Check out Google Slides or Moqups

Design

Designs and amend rounds based on the wireframes.

Code

The order in which we code and why.

QA/Testing

Testing, what we test and who tests first.

Training

Who and how we train.

Content

Explaining the client's responsibility and why you should be invoicing the final balance at this point.

Go Live

Basic go live process and what to remember.


Resources

If you are in the Conference/Expo industry, then do check out our new WordPress Podcast for Event and Expo Organisers - http://eventengine.tv/podcast/


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Learn how we create WordPress websites from the client's initial ideas, right through to making the site live.


We take you through:

The Briefing Process

How we take the brief, reverse brief and quote. And also that all important deposit.

Wireframing

Getting the layout agreed before we get into Photoshop. Check out Google Slides or Moqups

Design

Designs and amend rounds based on the wireframes.

Code

The order in which we code and why.

QA/Testing

Testing, what we test and who tests first.

Training

Who and how we train.

Content

Explaining the client's responsibility and why you should be invoicing the final balance at this point.

Go Live

Basic go live process and what to remember.


Resources

If you are in the Conference/Expo industry, then do check out our new WordPress Podcast for Event and Expo Organisers - http://eventengine.tv/podcast/


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#50 - WordPress Hosting - Brian Jackson #50 - WordPress Hosting - Brian Jackson Mon, 07 Nov 2016 00:30:00 GMT 50:14 77c10587f3eb6df71227ad5bc961502b no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a798a full 1 50 Lee grills Brian Jackson from Kinsta all about WordPress hosting from the perspective of a web agency. OH an it is our 50th full episode! Boom :)


Recommended themes/plugins

My Theme Shop Recommended theme resource. Well coded, lightweight had has used https://mythemeshop.com/

WP Subscribe Pro https://mythemeshop.com/plugins/wp-subscribe-pro/

Beaver Builder (Lee's recommendation... again) http://leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder

Easy Digital Downloads Can be used as a good alternative for E-commerce too. https://easydigitaldownloads.com/


Resources

Pippin's review of Visual Builders: https://pippinsplugins.com/wordpress-page-builder-plugins-critical-review


Connect with Brian

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianleejackson

Kinsta: https://kinsta.com/


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Lee grills Brian Jackson from Kinsta all about WordPress hosting from the perspective of a web agency. OH an it is our 50th full episode! Boom :)


Recommended themes/plugins

My Theme Shop Recommended theme resource. Well coded, lightweight had has used https://mythemeshop.com/

WP Subscribe Pro https://mythemeshop.com/plugins/wp-subscribe-pro/

Beaver Builder (Lee's recommendation... again) http://leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder

Easy Digital Downloads Can be used as a good alternative for E-commerce too. https://easydigitaldownloads.com/


Resources

Pippin's review of Visual Builders: https://pippinsplugins.com/wordpress-page-builder-plugins-critical-review


Connect with Brian

Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianleejackson

Kinsta: https://kinsta.com/


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#49 - Becoming A WordPress Consultant - Richard Bland #49 - Becoming A WordPress Consultant - Richard Bland Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 43:10 88988329d6a9701f9558ce3c98b99417 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/49-becoming-a-wordpress-consultant-richard-bland full 1 49 Meet Richard Bland of https://www.bhambrabland.co.uk/. He is a Wordpress expert, designer & developer and web & email consultant to SMB's. Listen to how he learnt to go with his gut, and also be able to say the word NO when needed.


Action today:

Find your passion. Simplify your offering and become the master of it. 


Resources:

Chris Coyier: http://chriscoyier.net/


Plugins:

GeneratePress: https://generatepress.com/

iThemes: https://ithemes.com/

Ninja Forms: https://ninjaforms.com/

CodePen.io: https://codepen.io/


Connect with Richard:

Email: richard@bhambrabland.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bhambrabland

Site: https://www.bhambrabland.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bhambrabland/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bhambrabland

Google +: https://plus.google.com/+BhambrablandUk


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet Richard Bland of https://www.bhambrabland.co.uk/. He is a Wordpress expert, designer & developer and web & email consultant to SMB's. Listen to how he learnt to go with his gut, and also be able to say the word NO when needed.


Action today:

Find your passion. Simplify your offering and become the master of it. 


Resources:

Chris Coyier: http://chriscoyier.net/


Plugins:

GeneratePress: https://generatepress.com/

iThemes: https://ithemes.com/

Ninja Forms: https://ninjaforms.com/

CodePen.io: https://codepen.io/


Connect with Richard:

Email: richard@bhambrabland.co.uk

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bhambrabland

Site: https://www.bhambrabland.co.uk/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bhambrabland/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/bhambrabland

Google +: https://plus.google.com/+BhambrablandUk


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#T31 - Membership Sites #T31 - Membership Sites Mon, 31 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 18:28 ab42f0c45480dd560b7914e90e9956bb no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a798c full It's the last episode of the Halloween 2016 Season... Here goes: Membership sites are an amazing way generate income based on your or your client's expertise. With WordPress being such a powerful content machine, it makes sense to let it drive your membership area. We share some great tools to get you started, and stay tuned for our first in a series of pretty BIG and exciting news!


Restrict Content Pro  https://restrictcontentpro.com/ 

WooCommerce Membership  https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-memberships/ 

MemberPress  https://www.memberpress.com/ 

Memberium  https://memberium.com/ 

Beaver Tunnels & Beaver Builder  http://leejacksondev.com/beavertunnels http://leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder 

Simple Membership  https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-membership/ 

Membership 2  https://wordpress.org/plugins/membership/ 


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It's the last episode of the Halloween 2016 Season... Here goes: Membership sites are an amazing way generate income based on your or your client's expertise. With WordPress being such a powerful content machine, it makes sense to let it drive your membership area. We share some great tools to get you started, and stay tuned for our first in a series of pretty BIG and exciting news!


Restrict Content Pro  https://restrictcontentpro.com/ 

WooCommerce Membership  https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-memberships/ 

MemberPress  https://www.memberpress.com/ 

Memberium  https://memberium.com/ 

Beaver Tunnels & Beaver Builder  http://leejacksondev.com/beavertunnels http://leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder 

Simple Membership  https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-membership/ 

Membership 2  https://wordpress.org/plugins/membership/ 


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#T30 Halloween 2016 - Versioning #T30 Halloween 2016 - Versioning Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 10:35 630c906bce10d941ec097ed87b5ac3c0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a798d full Here is how to collaborate on theme and plugin projects ensuring you have a good change tracked copy. Find out other benefits you might not have thought of, and check out the awesome github updater plugin we share!

Lee also has a bit of an argument with himself.


Github - https://github.com/

Bit Bucket - https://bitbucket.org

Github Updater - https://github.com/afragen/github-updater


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Here is how to collaborate on theme and plugin projects ensuring you have a good change tracked copy. Find out other benefits you might not have thought of, and check out the awesome github updater plugin we share!

Lee also has a bit of an argument with himself.


Github - https://github.com/

Bit Bucket - https://bitbucket.org

Github Updater - https://github.com/afragen/github-updater


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#T29 Halloween 2016 - WordPress Updates #T29 Halloween 2016 - WordPress Updates Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 10:31 ac44590362b7703dc2f692335a23dd09 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a798e full Learn why you should be updating your site, and how to update it the best way. We also unpack documentation and great tools to help you along the way.


Automatic Update Config

Use wisely, listen to the podcast first - https://codex.wordpress.org/Configuring_Automatic_Background_Updates

Easy Updates Manager - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/stops-core-theme-and-plugin-updates/

WPBoom - http://www.wpboom.com/

WP Curve - http://leejacksondev.com/wpcurve


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Learn why you should be updating your site, and how to update it the best way. We also unpack documentation and great tools to help you along the way.


Automatic Update Config

Use wisely, listen to the podcast first - https://codex.wordpress.org/Configuring_Automatic_Background_Updates

Easy Updates Manager - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/stops-core-theme-and-plugin-updates/

WPBoom - http://www.wpboom.com/

WP Curve - http://leejacksondev.com/wpcurve


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#T28 Halloween 2016 - Browser Testing #T28 Halloween 2016 - Browser Testing Fri, 28 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 10:50 5363b5f612c0b89664320f56f657d097 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a798f full Whether build the site from scratch or with a template, it is essential you check your WordPress website works on multiple devices. So with so many out there, what should you be testing and how!? Let us share how we do it...


Blisk - https://blisk.io/

BrowserStack - https://www.browserstack.com


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Whether build the site from scratch or with a template, it is essential you check your WordPress website works on multiple devices. So with so many out there, what should you be testing and how!? Let us share how we do it...


Blisk - https://blisk.io/

BrowserStack - https://www.browserstack.com


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#T27 Halloween 2016 - WordPress Media #T27 Halloween 2016 - WordPress Media Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 11:51 651c6d259c3b8f73ec041263e3d35705 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7990 full You might not be making the most of the Media section inside of WordPress. Learn top tips, little known features, SEO tricks and cool tools to help you manage information easily.


Add From Server - https://wordpress.org/plugins/add-from-server/

WP Media Folder - https://www.joomunited.com/wordpress-products/wp-media-folder


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You might not be making the most of the Media section inside of WordPress. Learn top tips, little known features, SEO tricks and cool tools to help you manage information easily.


Add From Server - https://wordpress.org/plugins/add-from-server/

WP Media Folder - https://www.joomunited.com/wordpress-products/wp-media-folder


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#T26 Halloween 2016 - Social Media #T26 Halloween 2016 - Social Media Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 12:04 46440a03a63cfacbb6f7ef0e18c5ee12 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7991 full Social media used right on your WordPress website can help increase your audience as well as raise your credibility. Here are ideas for social sharing, and content showcasing.


AddToAny - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/add-to-any/

Monarch - https://www.elegantthemes.com/plugins/monarch/

Feed Them Social - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/feed-them-social/

WordPress Social Stream - https://codecanyon.net/item/wordpress-social-stream/2201708


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Social media used right on your WordPress website can help increase your audience as well as raise your credibility. Here are ideas for social sharing, and content showcasing.


AddToAny - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/add-to-any/

Monarch - https://www.elegantthemes.com/plugins/monarch/

Feed Them Social - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/feed-them-social/

WordPress Social Stream - https://codecanyon.net/item/wordpress-social-stream/2201708


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#T25 Halloween 2016 - Podcasting With WordPress #T25 Halloween 2016 - Podcasting With WordPress Tue, 25 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 13:05 f1896c11c22af0c164eaa729b909281c no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7992 full Starting a podcast need not cost a tonne of money, nor need it be difficult. Not starting a podcast is a marketing stream you are totally missing out on! Here is why you should podcast, and how to get going with WordPress.


Blubrry PowerPress - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/powerpress/

Simple Podcast Press - http://leejacksondev.com/spp

Smart Podcast Player - https://smartpodcastplayer.com/

Libsyn - https://www.libsyn.com/


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Starting a podcast need not cost a tonne of money, nor need it be difficult. Not starting a podcast is a marketing stream you are totally missing out on! Here is why you should podcast, and how to get going with WordPress.


Blubrry PowerPress - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/powerpress/

Simple Podcast Press - http://leejacksondev.com/spp

Smart Podcast Player - https://smartpodcastplayer.com/

Libsyn - https://www.libsyn.com/


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#48 - Project Management - Dan Connors #48 - Project Management - Dan Connors Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 35:39 d12a94a9f6f395139e02da3a5f4c00ee no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7993 full 1 48 Learn all about Project Management from Dan Connors of (http://danconnors.com/). He shares valuable content on how to get more involved in your projects, and also manage clients expectations.

 

Action today:

Outsource your weaknesses to others. Focus on your gut feeling, if something feels wrong take a look and fix it, don't wait to face the consequences.


Project Management Software Discussed:

Microsoft Project: https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/Project-Professional-2016

iTask X3: https://www.itaskx.com/en/index.aspx

Team work: https://www.teamwork.com/


Connect with Dan

Website - http://danconnors.com/

Email - dan@danconnors.com

 

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Learn all about Project Management from Dan Connors of (http://danconnors.com/). He shares valuable content on how to get more involved in your projects, and also manage clients expectations.

 

Action today:

Outsource your weaknesses to others. Focus on your gut feeling, if something feels wrong take a look and fix it, don't wait to face the consequences.


Project Management Software Discussed:

Microsoft Project: https://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msuk/en_GB/pdp/Project-Professional-2016

iTask X3: https://www.itaskx.com/en/index.aspx

Team work: https://www.teamwork.com/


Connect with Dan

Website - http://danconnors.com/

Email - dan@danconnors.com

 

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#T24 Halloween 2016 - Building Communities #T24 Halloween 2016 - Building Communities Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 11:10 25bf35ca8a39908a41e37d9f4379eefb no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7994 full Why let Facebook own your community when you can build and control your own. We unpack tools to help you build, grown and monetise your own community on your WordPress websites.

BuddyPress - https://buddypress.org/

BBPress - https://bbpress.org/

PeepSo - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/peepso-core/

Membership Pro 2 - https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/membership/


WooCommerce

Membership - https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-memberships/

Subscriptions - https://woocommerce.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/woocommerce-subscriptions/


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Why let Facebook own your community when you can build and control your own. We unpack tools to help you build, grown and monetise your own community on your WordPress websites.

BuddyPress - https://buddypress.org/

BBPress - https://bbpress.org/

PeepSo - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/peepso-core/

Membership Pro 2 - https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/membership/


WooCommerce

Membership - https://woocommerce.com/products/woocommerce-memberships/

Subscriptions - https://woocommerce.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/woocommerce-subscriptions/


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#T23 Halloween 2016 - Local WordPress #T23 Halloween 2016 - Local WordPress Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 11:17 00ff3cd9108eb485690edbfa180b29b3 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7995 full Building WordPress websites on cheap reseller hosting can be needlessly slow. Here is how to build multiple WordPress websites on your computer or on a computer in the office that you can all collaborate on. No more internet latency! Woo!


XAMMP - https://www.apachefriends.org/add-ons.html

AMPPS - http://www.ampps.com/demo

Presmattic - Thanks to Stephen Greer in the Facebook Group for suggesting this for Mac Users: https://pressmatic.io/

Dynamic DNS - http://dyn.com/


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Building WordPress websites on cheap reseller hosting can be needlessly slow. Here is how to build multiple WordPress websites on your computer or on a computer in the office that you can all collaborate on. No more internet latency! Woo!


XAMMP - https://www.apachefriends.org/add-ons.html

AMPPS - http://www.ampps.com/demo

Presmattic - Thanks to Stephen Greer in the Facebook Group for suggesting this for Mac Users: https://pressmatic.io/

Dynamic DNS - http://dyn.com/


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#T22 Halloween 2016 - Woocommerce #T22 Halloween 2016 - Woocommerce Sat, 22 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 9:38 f0512fb5f1e73d4b336acccbf7c1d63a no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7996 full WooCommerce is one of the leading e-commerce solutions for WordPress. It can seem overwhelming at times. Here are some amazing secrets that will make working with WooCommerce a dream come true. 

WooCommerce

https://woocommerce.com/ Extensions  https://woocommerce.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/ GPLDL  http://gpldl.com


Remember it is OK for them to distribute open source code BUT, we ALWAYS recommend you buy a licence so you can get updates when you decide you are going to use a plugin in production WooCommerce Theme Compatibility Here is the EASY way to do it: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/third-party-custom-theme-compatibility/


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WooCommerce is one of the leading e-commerce solutions for WordPress. It can seem overwhelming at times. Here are some amazing secrets that will make working with WooCommerce a dream come true. 

WooCommerce

https://woocommerce.com/ Extensions  https://woocommerce.com/product-category/woocommerce-extensions/ GPLDL  http://gpldl.com


Remember it is OK for them to distribute open source code BUT, we ALWAYS recommend you buy a licence so you can get updates when you decide you are going to use a plugin in production WooCommerce Theme Compatibility Here is the EASY way to do it: https://docs.woocommerce.com/document/third-party-custom-theme-compatibility/


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#T21 Halloween 2016 - WordPress Security #T21 Halloween 2016 - WordPress Security Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 13:48 0701ea38e0061c3b1b48a090b65c3088 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7997 full Let's bust the myth about WordPress security and show you how to protect your or your client websites today. In this tipisode we arm you with the answer to the “WordPress is insecure” moan, and we share the tools to help protect you.


Force Strong Password - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/force-strong-passwords/

Bruteprotect - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/bruteprotect/

All-in-one WordPress Security - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/

iThemes - https://ithemes.com/

Sucuri - https://sucuri.net/

Cloudflare - https://www.cloudflare.com/


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Let's bust the myth about WordPress security and show you how to protect your or your client websites today. In this tipisode we arm you with the answer to the “WordPress is insecure” moan, and we share the tools to help protect you.


Force Strong Password - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/force-strong-passwords/

Bruteprotect - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/bruteprotect/

All-in-one WordPress Security - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/all-in-one-wp-security-and-firewall/

iThemes - https://ithemes.com/

Sucuri - https://sucuri.net/

Cloudflare - https://www.cloudflare.com/


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#T20 Halloween 2016 - WordPress Emails #T20 Halloween 2016 - WordPress Emails Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 9:33 98657965503c0041fd0ab8f61d25330a no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7998 full Solving email deliverability in WordPress can be a pain. Why does it happen? Why do the emails always end up in spam? Not receiving notifications from Form submissions? Let's solve this for you.


WP Mail SMTP - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/

Send Grid - https://sendgrid.com/


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Solving email deliverability in WordPress can be a pain. Why does it happen? Why do the emails always end up in spam? Not receiving notifications from Form submissions? Let's solve this for you.


WP Mail SMTP - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-mail-smtp/

Send Grid - https://sendgrid.com/


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#T19 Halloween 2016 - Ch0osing A Theme #T19 Halloween 2016 - Ch0osing A Theme Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 12:35 51b447d95474f54a55619806a33eecc7 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a7999 full Choosing a WordPress Theme is a minefield. What are the warning signs that it is going to be more trouble that it is worth? How do you decide on which theme or framework to commit to? Let's unpack that for you.


Genesis

The Genesis Framework - http://my.studiopress.com/themes/genesis/


Beaver Builder

They include an awesome starter theme that is SUPER flexible especially when pared with Beaver Tunnels

http://leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder

http://leejacksondev.com/beavertunnels

 

We talked about something similar once:

Similar thought processes can be applied when choosing a plugin too:

http://leejacksondev.com/how-to-choose-the-right-wordpress-plugin/


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Choosing a WordPress Theme is a minefield. What are the warning signs that it is going to be more trouble that it is worth? How do you decide on which theme or framework to commit to? Let's unpack that for you.


Genesis

The Genesis Framework - http://my.studiopress.com/themes/genesis/


Beaver Builder

They include an awesome starter theme that is SUPER flexible especially when pared with Beaver Tunnels

http://leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder

http://leejacksondev.com/beavertunnels

 

We talked about something similar once:

Similar thought processes can be applied when choosing a plugin too:

http://leejacksondev.com/how-to-choose-the-right-wordpress-plugin/


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#T18 Halloween 2016 - Redirection #T18 Halloween 2016 - Redirection Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 9:12 ca409a6578ea5426b610a389f6a2a820 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a799a full From redirecting old pages to creating easy to remember urls, redirection need not be complicated. Plus it's going to really help when you replace an old website! Check out the easiest ways with WordPress:


Redirection

Our recommended plugin with grouping tools, import and more - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/

Pretty Links - https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/

Page Links To - https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/


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From redirecting old pages to creating easy to remember urls, redirection need not be complicated. Plus it's going to really help when you replace an old website! Check out the easiest ways with WordPress:


Redirection

Our recommended plugin with grouping tools, import and more - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/

Pretty Links - https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/

Page Links To - https://wordpress.org/plugins/page-links-to/


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#47 - Caldera WP Interview - Josh Pollock #47 - Caldera WP Interview - Josh Pollock Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 36:05 820225b086905698500cbc6cc26a6cb0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a799b full 1 47 Discover Josh's journey into WordPress development. From website "tinkerer" to plugin developer. Learn how to get more involved in the WordPress community, and also stellar advice for keeping on the cutting edge of WordPress technology.


CalderaWP

Caldera Forms and the suite of plugins from Caldera:

https://calderawp.com/


WordPress Plugins Discussed

Gravity Forms - http://www.gravityforms.com/

Advanced Custom Fields - https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/

Pods - http://pods.io/

EasyPods - https://calderawp.com/downloads/caldera-easy-pods/


Connect with Josh

Personal Twitter - https://twitter.com/Josh412

Twitter - https://twitter.com/CalderaWP


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Discover Josh's journey into WordPress development. From website "tinkerer" to plugin developer. Learn how to get more involved in the WordPress community, and also stellar advice for keeping on the cutting edge of WordPress technology.


CalderaWP

Caldera Forms and the suite of plugins from Caldera:

https://calderawp.com/


WordPress Plugins Discussed

Gravity Forms - http://www.gravityforms.com/

Advanced Custom Fields - https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/

Pods - http://pods.io/

EasyPods - https://calderawp.com/downloads/caldera-easy-pods/


Connect with Josh

Personal Twitter - https://twitter.com/Josh412

Twitter - https://twitter.com/CalderaWP


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#T17 Halloween 2016 - Data Integration #T17 Halloween 2016 - Data Integration Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:10:00 GMT 9:28 1adf57262e6a194c2b6b81b499b09d58 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a799c full Automating and integrating data between WordPress and other systems your clients use is a massive time saver and value add. Here are some ideas you can implement and tools you can use to implement them.


Online Tools

Zapier - https://zapier.com/

IFTTT - https://ifttt.com/

CloudWork - https://cloudwork.com/

Self Installed and Managed Tools


For those harder to access systems:

Apatar - http://apatar.com/

Talend - http://www.talend.com/

 

Our Blog

We blogged about this once! Here it is:

http://leejacksondev.com/integrate-client-back-office-systems-wordpress/


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Automating and integrating data between WordPress and other systems your clients use is a massive time saver and value add. Here are some ideas you can implement and tools you can use to implement them.


Online Tools

Zapier - https://zapier.com/

IFTTT - https://ifttt.com/

CloudWork - https://cloudwork.com/

Self Installed and Managed Tools


For those harder to access systems:

Apatar - http://apatar.com/

Talend - http://www.talend.com/

 

Our Blog

We blogged about this once! Here it is:

http://leejacksondev.com/integrate-client-back-office-systems-wordpress/


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#T16 Halloween 2016 - Sublime Text #T16 Halloween 2016 - Sublime Text Sun, 16 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 10:32 e1bda2d024c1531c4f1a32cf5be8cb22 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a799d full Sublime Text is a brilliant Code Editor that you can use with WordPress. Here are some plugins that will significantly improve your workflow! Booya!


The Application

https://www.sublimetext.com/


ACF Snippets Package

https://github.com/iamhexcoder/acf_snippets


WordPress Developer Resources Package

https://packagecontrol.io/packages/WordPress%20Developer%20Resources


WordPress Completions Package 

https://packagecontrol.io/packages/WordPress%20Completions


SFTP Package

https://wbond.net/sublime_packages/sftp


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Sublime Text is a brilliant Code Editor that you can use with WordPress. Here are some plugins that will significantly improve your workflow! Booya!


The Application

https://www.sublimetext.com/


ACF Snippets Package

https://github.com/iamhexcoder/acf_snippets


WordPress Developer Resources Package

https://packagecontrol.io/packages/WordPress%20Developer%20Resources


WordPress Completions Package 

https://packagecontrol.io/packages/WordPress%20Completions


SFTP Package

https://wbond.net/sublime_packages/sftp


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#T15 Halloween 2016 - InfiniteWP #T15 Halloween 2016 - InfiniteWP Sat, 15 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 9:26 038ab789c46a6762a01ed316b6cbc772 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a799e full If you have multiple WordPress installs, running updates and installing plugins can be a very time consuming process. Here is an amazing tool to help you manage everything from one central location.

Check out InfiniteWP which is.... FRREEEEE! Yey!

Other options include ManageWP


What do you use? Come tell us on the Facebook group:

http://leejacksondev.com/group


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If you have multiple WordPress installs, running updates and installing plugins can be a very time consuming process. Here is an amazing tool to help you manage everything from one central location.

Check out InfiniteWP which is.... FRREEEEE! Yey!

Other options include ManageWP


What do you use? Come tell us on the Facebook group:

http://leejacksondev.com/group


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#T14 Halloween 2016 - WordPress Editor #T14 Halloween 2016 - WordPress Editor Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 10:48 f1c6499a53895e77305905acd4379ad9 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a799f full Out of the box WordPress uses TinyMCE as it's content editor. It is GREAT because it gives your clients a "Word Document" style experience that they are likely used to. Here is how to enhance it to add value to your clients experience.


TinyMCE Advanced - https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-advanced/

WP Edit - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-edit/

Their simple API - http://learn.wpeditpro.com/custom-buttons-api/

MCE Tables Plugin - Use at own risk as has not been updated in some time - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/mce-table-buttons/ 

Non Plugin Method (Simple) - https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/display-the-full-tinymce-editor-in-wordpress/

How to create your own buttons (Advanced) - https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/guide-to-creating-your-own-wordpress-editor-buttons--wp-30182


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Out of the box WordPress uses TinyMCE as it's content editor. It is GREAT because it gives your clients a "Word Document" style experience that they are likely used to. Here is how to enhance it to add value to your clients experience.


TinyMCE Advanced - https://wordpress.org/plugins/tinymce-advanced/

WP Edit - https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-edit/

Their simple API - http://learn.wpeditpro.com/custom-buttons-api/

MCE Tables Plugin - Use at own risk as has not been updated in some time - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/mce-table-buttons/ 

Non Plugin Method (Simple) - https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/display-the-full-tinymce-editor-in-wordpress/

How to create your own buttons (Advanced) - https://code.tutsplus.com/tutorials/guide-to-creating-your-own-wordpress-editor-buttons--wp-30182


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#T13 Halloween 2016 - Database Optimization #T13 Halloween 2016 - Database Optimization Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 9:07 1ae004b40d37a8007c00d65ef0e3c985 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79a0 full Just like a computer (Windows) you need to take care of your MYSQL database, otherwise you will start to see performance issues. Here is how you can take care of your database.

WP Sweep

Use with care

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-sweep/

WP Rocket

 

Caching with optimization baked in! Nice...

https://wp-rocket.me/

How to use the optimize and repair in WordPress

First paste this into your wp-config.php:

define( 'WP_ALLOW_REPAIR', true );

Then go to /wp-admin/maint/repair.php on your website and follow the onscreen instructions. Don't forget to remove that line when you are done!

WP Optimize

Use with care

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-optimize/

Complete Guide by WPMU

Brilliant guide unpacking database optimisation and the tools and snippets you can use.

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/optimizing-your-wordpress-database-a-complete-guide/


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Just like a computer (Windows) you need to take care of your MYSQL database, otherwise you will start to see performance issues. Here is how you can take care of your database.

WP Sweep

Use with care

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-sweep/

WP Rocket

 

Caching with optimization baked in! Nice...

https://wp-rocket.me/

How to use the optimize and repair in WordPress

First paste this into your wp-config.php:

define( 'WP_ALLOW_REPAIR', true );

Then go to /wp-admin/maint/repair.php on your website and follow the onscreen instructions. Don't forget to remove that line when you are done!

WP Optimize

Use with care

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-optimize/

Complete Guide by WPMU

Brilliant guide unpacking database optimisation and the tools and snippets you can use.

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/optimizing-your-wordpress-database-a-complete-guide/


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#T12 Halloween 2016 - Admin Branding #T12 Halloween 2016 - Admin Branding Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 15:22 f9f4a9b0dff4c22b053525cf0fa40673 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79a1 full WordPress can be overwhelm for the less experienced, so being able to create a clean, branded and friendly environment is invaluable. Learn how to restrict areas where a client can cause damage and also how to make WordPress look LUSH.

Greg Sweet

You gotta check this guys work! He is awesome. We are #1 fans.

Customizer Styling - click here (yup long link!)

Github - https://github.com/ControlledChaos

Gist - https://gist.github.com/ControlledChaos

Tiwtter - https://twitter.com/CCDzine

Whitelabel CMS

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/white-label-cms/

Admin Menu Editor

http://adminmenueditor.com/

Ultimate Branding

https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/ultimate-branding/


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WordPress can be overwhelm for the less experienced, so being able to create a clean, branded and friendly environment is invaluable. Learn how to restrict areas where a client can cause damage and also how to make WordPress look LUSH.

Greg Sweet

You gotta check this guys work! He is awesome. We are #1 fans.

Customizer Styling - click here (yup long link!)

Github - https://github.com/ControlledChaos

Gist - https://gist.github.com/ControlledChaos

Tiwtter - https://twitter.com/CCDzine

Whitelabel CMS

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/white-label-cms/

Admin Menu Editor

http://adminmenueditor.com/

Ultimate Branding

https://premium.wpmudev.org/project/ultimate-branding/


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#T11 Halloween 2016 - Landing Pages #T11 Halloween 2016 - Landing Pages Tue, 11 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 9:49 c8ed98066a52c1f7e82715b44881a05e no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79a2 full Landing pages are an essential part of most online campaigns and you don't need to pay the big bucks for third party page generators. Here is how to build landing pages that convert in WordPress.

Elementor

A whole load of amazing for FREE! The WordPress community never ceases to amaze me.

http://elementor.com

Beaver Builder

You can either use their theme or make a slight adjustment to your own. http://leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder

Unleash extra power with amazing pre-designed landing pages from Beaver Addons.

https://wpbeaveraddons.com/

Thrive Landing Pages

Comes loaded with pre-designed templates you can use and edit that have been designed with conversion in mind.

https://thrivethemes.com/landingpages/


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Landing pages are an essential part of most online campaigns and you don't need to pay the big bucks for third party page generators. Here is how to build landing pages that convert in WordPress.

Elementor

A whole load of amazing for FREE! The WordPress community never ceases to amaze me.

http://elementor.com

Beaver Builder

You can either use their theme or make a slight adjustment to your own. http://leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder

Unleash extra power with amazing pre-designed landing pages from Beaver Addons.

https://wpbeaveraddons.com/

Thrive Landing Pages

Comes loaded with pre-designed templates you can use and edit that have been designed with conversion in mind.

https://thrivethemes.com/landingpages/


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#46 - Beaver Addons - Puneet Sahalot #46 - Beaver Addons - Puneet Sahalot Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 35:14 6eadf7f1761c1c9aaf3e9d42bc161fa8 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/46-beaver-addons-puneet-sahalot full 1 46 Meet Puneet Sahalot from Ideabox creations, WordPress Developer and WordCamp speaker. He and his team are the Creators of the WordPress Beaver Add-ons plugin. Enjoy his story from Agency to Plugin developers in an exciting new market. 


Action today:

Build designs that can be used for all users not specific clients

Keep your team motivated. Allow everyone to speak out and share their ideas

Have your own quality analyst, they help you test your end product- you miss things when looking at the same things over and over.


Plugins:

Advanced Custom Fields - https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/

Beaver Builder - https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/

Custom Metabox 2 - https://wordpress.org/plugins/cmb2/

Infinite WP - https://wordpress.org/plugins/iwp-client/

Gravity forms - http://www.gravityforms.com/ Caldera forms: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/caldera-forms/ 


Connect with Puneet:

Website - http://iampuneet.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/psahalot


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Meet Puneet Sahalot from Ideabox creations, WordPress Developer and WordCamp speaker. He and his team are the Creators of the WordPress Beaver Add-ons plugin. Enjoy his story from Agency to Plugin developers in an exciting new market. 


Action today:

Build designs that can be used for all users not specific clients

Keep your team motivated. Allow everyone to speak out and share their ideas

Have your own quality analyst, they help you test your end product- you miss things when looking at the same things over and over.


Plugins:

Advanced Custom Fields - https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/

Beaver Builder - https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/

Custom Metabox 2 - https://wordpress.org/plugins/cmb2/

Infinite WP - https://wordpress.org/plugins/iwp-client/

Gravity forms - http://www.gravityforms.com/ Caldera forms: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/caldera-forms/ 


Connect with Puneet:

Website - http://iampuneet.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/psahalot


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#T10 Halloween 2016 - Multisite #T10 Halloween 2016 - Multisite Mon, 10 Oct 2016 00:10:00 GMT 8:37 b4ded93368c3bf31353b0c5154fb6e40 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79a4 full In today's tip, we unwrap this gift that is WordPress multisite that allows you to run a network of WordPress websites from one installation. Find out the benefits then, if you are feeling brave:

https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

You can check out the Ultimate Guide here:

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/ultimate-guide-multisite/


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In today's tip, we unwrap this gift that is WordPress multisite that allows you to run a network of WordPress websites from one installation. Find out the benefits then, if you are feeling brave:

https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

You can check out the Ultimate Guide here:

https://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/ultimate-guide-multisite/


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#T09 Halloween 2016 - Custom Fields #T09 Halloween 2016 - Custom Fields Sun, 09 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 13:03 44a324bd40be9d703a56cdad6d069663 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79a5 full WordPress can become a powerful database application, or content rich website using the power of post types and custom fields. Use these tools to rapidly create unique admin screens in WordPress with little to no code required.

Advanced Custom Fields

Free - https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/

Pro - https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/

Caldera WP

For quick screen layouts in prototyping.

http://leejacksondev.com/caldera

Pods

For the alternative table base post types and fields when using larger data sets

http://pods.io/

Remember you can use EasyPods over at Caldera for powerful search forms and queries:

http://leejacksondev.com/caldera


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WordPress can become a powerful database application, or content rich website using the power of post types and custom fields. Use these tools to rapidly create unique admin screens in WordPress with little to no code required.

Advanced Custom Fields

Free - https://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/

Pro - https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/

Caldera WP

For quick screen layouts in prototyping.

http://leejacksondev.com/caldera

Pods

For the alternative table base post types and fields when using larger data sets

http://pods.io/

Remember you can use EasyPods over at Caldera for powerful search forms and queries:

http://leejacksondev.com/caldera


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#T08 Halloween 2016 - Post Types #T08 Halloween 2016 - Post Types Sat, 08 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 9:50 d25f40b8e5826b0ffe64b20c61fddcec no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79a6 full WordPress post types are a brilliant way to group different types of data together in the admin area of WordPress. Here are some awesome tools to help you rapidly create and deploy!

Custom Post Type UI

Plugin to create post types with cool code export.

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/custom-post-type-ui/

Foo Plugins

Easy entry level form to fill in and output post type code.

http://fooplugins.com/generators/wordpress-custom-post-types/

Generate WP

Similar to Foo Plugins but all in one page with code export.

https://generatewp.com/post-type/


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WordPress post types are a brilliant way to group different types of data together in the admin area of WordPress. Here are some awesome tools to help you rapidly create and deploy!

Custom Post Type UI

Plugin to create post types with cool code export.

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/custom-post-type-ui/

Foo Plugins

Easy entry level form to fill in and output post type code.

http://fooplugins.com/generators/wordpress-custom-post-types/

Generate WP

Similar to Foo Plugins but all in one page with code export.

https://generatewp.com/post-type/


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#T07 Halloween 2016 - Image Optimization #T07 Halloween 2016 - Image Optimization Fri, 07 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 11:10 bc20d4fce93e52f8ae41b0aae4d0f1c6 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79a7 full Seeing a rubbish score on Google Page Insights can ruin your day. Images play a massive part in site speed and here is how to optimise them.

These tools can be used by both the developer and the client.

ImageOptim (Mac)

https://imageoptim.com/mac

ImageOptim Web Service

https://imageoptim.com/api

Trimage (Linux)

https://trimage.org/

FileOptimizer (Windows)

http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/static.php?page=FileOptimizer

EWWW Image Optimzer

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer/

WP Smush

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/


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Seeing a rubbish score on Google Page Insights can ruin your day. Images play a massive part in site speed and here is how to optimise them.

These tools can be used by both the developer and the client.

ImageOptim (Mac)

https://imageoptim.com/mac

ImageOptim Web Service

https://imageoptim.com/api

Trimage (Linux)

https://trimage.org/

FileOptimizer (Windows)

http://nikkhokkho.sourceforge.net/static.php?page=FileOptimizer

EWWW Image Optimzer

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/ewww-image-optimizer/

WP Smush

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/


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#T06 Halloween 2016 - Moving WordPress #T06 Halloween 2016 - Moving WordPress Thu, 06 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 9:04 9abe2c7dc7238ece8fa7e74881f2f211 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79a8 full Moving WordPress from one domain to another or just one server to another can be a complete nightmare. Here is how we do it whilst laughing with glee.

Duplicator (Free):

The free version - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

Duplicator Pro:

The paid version - https://snapcreek.com/duplicator/pricing/

Honorable mentions:

Backup Buddy - https://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/

UpdraftPlus - https://updraftplus.com/

 

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Moving WordPress from one domain to another or just one server to another can be a complete nightmare. Here is how we do it whilst laughing with glee.

Duplicator (Free):

The free version - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/

Duplicator Pro:

The paid version - https://snapcreek.com/duplicator/pricing/

Honorable mentions:

Backup Buddy - https://ithemes.com/purchase/backupbuddy/

UpdraftPlus - https://updraftplus.com/

 

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#T05 Halloween 2016 - Admin Columns #T05 Halloween 2016 - Admin Columns Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 7:52 9988c7ef8dfb615dbca23ed946dd17ff no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79a9 full Adding columns to your post types in WordPress can be tricky. Learn how to create awesome user interfaces in just a few clicks using these tools.

Admin Columns

https://www.admincolumns.com/

Metabox Columns

https://metabox.io/plugins/meta-box-columns/

Or the fiddly way :)

https://code.tutsplus.com/articles/add-a-custom-column-in-posts-and-custom-post-types-admin-screen--wp-24934


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Adding columns to your post types in WordPress can be tricky. Learn how to create awesome user interfaces in just a few clicks using these tools.

Admin Columns

https://www.admincolumns.com/

Metabox Columns

https://metabox.io/plugins/meta-box-columns/

Or the fiddly way :)

https://code.tutsplus.com/articles/add-a-custom-column-in-posts-and-custom-post-types-admin-screen--wp-24934


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<![CDATA[#T04 Halloween 2016 - Search & Replace]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 8:12 d3cb81ba22e7a4e522c4f61deed9065f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79aa full Replacing a word, a company name or a site URL can be a headache with any database. Downloading an export to edit in a text editor is not always wise. Here are the tools to do it right!

Search and Replace Plugin

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/search-and-replace/

Database search and replace script in php

https://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/

Other options

And if you are moving a site from one domain to the other and don't quite need something as detailed as the above:

Automatid Domain Changer - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/automatic-domain-changer/

and

Duplicator - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/


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Replacing a word, a company name or a site URL can be a headache with any database. Downloading an export to edit in a text editor is not always wise. Here are the tools to do it right!

Search and Replace Plugin

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/search-and-replace/

Database search and replace script in php

https://interconnectit.com/products/search-and-replace-for-wordpress-databases/

Other options

And if you are moving a site from one domain to the other and don't quite need something as detailed as the above:

Automatid Domain Changer - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/automatic-domain-changer/

and

Duplicator - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/


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#45 - Communicate - Simple Funnels - Jos Aguiar #45 - Communicate - Simple Funnels - Jos Aguiar Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 39:08 098a7da5378d33697ed0429bf792787c yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79ab full 1 45 Meet Jos Aguiar from http://www.iamjosaguiar.com/. He’s an Aussie Sales Funnel and Facebook Ad Man making waves on the international scene.

Learn how to make your Sales Funnel SIMPLE and effective.

Warning some explicit language in this Podcast.


Action today:

Don’t sell straight away. Communicate.

Focus on the revenue and that’s the best way to get customers 


Resources:

WP-Elevation - http://www.wpelevation.com/

Sarah Moore - http://elevenlightsmedia.com.au

IFLM - I f**king love Marketing group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/iflmofficial/


Connect with Jos Aguiar:

Website - http://www.iamjosaguiar.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/iamjosaguiar/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamjosaguiar/


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Meet Jos Aguiar from http://www.iamjosaguiar.com/. He’s an Aussie Sales Funnel and Facebook Ad Man making waves on the international scene.

Learn how to make your Sales Funnel SIMPLE and effective.

Warning some explicit language in this Podcast.


Action today:

Don’t sell straight away. Communicate.

Focus on the revenue and that’s the best way to get customers 


Resources:

WP-Elevation - http://www.wpelevation.com/

Sarah Moore - http://elevenlightsmedia.com.au

IFLM - I f**king love Marketing group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/iflmofficial/


Connect with Jos Aguiar:

Website - http://www.iamjosaguiar.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/iamjosaguiar/

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/iamjosaguiar/


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#T03 Halloween 2016 - Registration #T03 Halloween 2016 - Registration Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:15:00 GMT 8:03 1cb0d99a5c8aa670f61642df9ff617e4 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79ac full Basic WordPress Registration is super limited. Here is how you can make it awesome for you and your clients.

Advanced Custom Fields

Check out the ACF_Form feature here: 

https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/acf_form/

Gravity Forms

Using their "User Registration" Addon

http://www.gravityforms.com/add-ons/

Formidable Pro

Rocking their own "User Registration" module.

https://formidablepro.com/downloads/registration-lite/

Caldera Forms

Check out their brilliant visual layout builder, and of course their powerful user addon! 

https://calderawp.com/downloads/caldera-forms-users-add/?thnx=42


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Basic WordPress Registration is super limited. Here is how you can make it awesome for you and your clients.

Advanced Custom Fields

Check out the ACF_Form feature here: 

https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/resources/acf_form/

Gravity Forms

Using their "User Registration" Addon

http://www.gravityforms.com/add-ons/

Formidable Pro

Rocking their own "User Registration" module.

https://formidablepro.com/downloads/registration-lite/

Caldera Forms

Check out their brilliant visual layout builder, and of course their powerful user addon! 

https://calderawp.com/downloads/caldera-forms-users-add/?thnx=42


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#T02 Halloween 2016 - Beaver Tunnels #T02 Halloween 2016 - Beaver Tunnels Sun, 02 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 6:03 244fe8656f03e03cf1878e32b9ce58e0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79ad full Beaver Builder is one of THE most powerful visual development tools for WordPress, and throw Beaver Tunnels into the mix and you have a Web Developer's dream! We use it to create unique designs that will go in the header or footer of a site, as well as for membership only content and much more.

Check it out at: http://leejacksondev.com/beavertunnels

Creep it real!


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Beaver Builder is one of THE most powerful visual development tools for WordPress, and throw Beaver Tunnels into the mix and you have a Web Developer's dream! We use it to create unique designs that will go in the header or footer of a site, as well as for membership only content and much more.

Check it out at: http://leejacksondev.com/beavertunnels

Creep it real!


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#T01 Halloween 2016 - SSL #T01 Halloween 2016 - SSL Sat, 01 Oct 2016 00:30:00 GMT 7:57 23e541f51d3fec2d3d2b6e386c4446d2 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79ae full Setting up SSL can be a royal pain in the butt and complicated. Here is a top tip to make it super easy whilst ensuring the WordPress sites you develop have security at the forefront.

Cloudflare: https://www.cloudflare.com/

KeyCDN: https://www.keycdn.com/

WP Rocket: https://wp-rocket.me/

SSL Fixer: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/ssl-insecure-content-fixer/

Enjoy!


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Setting up SSL can be a royal pain in the butt and complicated. Here is a top tip to make it super easy whilst ensuring the WordPress sites you develop have security at the forefront.

Cloudflare: https://www.cloudflare.com/

KeyCDN: https://www.keycdn.com/

WP Rocket: https://wp-rocket.me/

SSL Fixer: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/ssl-insecure-content-fixer/

Enjoy!


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#44 - Elementor Visual Builder - Ben Pines #44 - Elementor Visual Builder - Ben Pines Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:30:00 GMT 39:22 ab6c3e3eb3b06077c74422689ec99b82 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79af full 1 44 Meet Ben Pines from Elementor a free visual builder for WordPress. Only a young product yet already making an exciting impact in the industry. Learn how they conceived and launched their product as well as challenges along the way.


Plugins:

Elementor - https://elementor.com/

Woo Commerce - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/

WPML - https://wpml.org/

Yoast - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

Elementor - https://elementor.com/


Honorable Mentions:

Theme Cloud - https://www.themecloud.io/


Connect with Ben:

Elementor - https://elementor.com/

Blog - https://elementor.com/blog/

Pojo Themes - http://pojo.me/


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Meet Ben Pines from Elementor a free visual builder for WordPress. Only a young product yet already making an exciting impact in the industry. Learn how they conceived and launched their product as well as challenges along the way.


Plugins:

Elementor - https://elementor.com/

Woo Commerce - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/

WPML - https://wpml.org/

Yoast - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/wordpress-seo/

Elementor - https://elementor.com/


Honorable Mentions:

Theme Cloud - https://www.themecloud.io/


Connect with Ben:

Elementor - https://elementor.com/

Blog - https://elementor.com/blog/

Pojo Themes - http://pojo.me/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#43 - State The Problem Not The Solution - Chris Van Patten #43 - State The Problem Not The Solution - Chris Van Patten Mon, 19 Sep 2016 00:30:00 GMT 45:55 229b943843a8d9051785536273ef1d24 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79b0 full 1 43 Meet Chris van Patten of https://www.vanpattenmedia.com/. He is a Professional WordPress developer, WordCamp speaker and Agency owner turned SaaS entrepreneur at https://chatwirehq.com/.

Enjoy hearing his story, and learning some of the lessons he has experienced in his journey.


Chris in action:

Project management 101 by Chris at WordCamp:

http://wordpress.tv/2015/12/02/chris-van-patten-project-management-101/

He gooooood!


WordPress Plugin: 

Chris gave a big shoutout to Custom Fields Suite which I think is an early fork of ACF: https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-field-suite/

Looks awesome


Pearl of wisdom:

"State the problem not the solution. "

It allows you to go in with a neutral approach. 


Connect with Chris:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChrisVanPatten

Site: https://www.vanpattenmedia.com/

Chatwire site: https://chatwirehq.com/


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Meet Chris van Patten of https://www.vanpattenmedia.com/. He is a Professional WordPress developer, WordCamp speaker and Agency owner turned SaaS entrepreneur at https://chatwirehq.com/.

Enjoy hearing his story, and learning some of the lessons he has experienced in his journey.


Chris in action:

Project management 101 by Chris at WordCamp:

http://wordpress.tv/2015/12/02/chris-van-patten-project-management-101/

He gooooood!


WordPress Plugin: 

Chris gave a big shoutout to Custom Fields Suite which I think is an early fork of ACF: https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-field-suite/

Looks awesome


Pearl of wisdom:

"State the problem not the solution. "

It allows you to go in with a neutral approach. 


Connect with Chris:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/ChrisVanPatten

Site: https://www.vanpattenmedia.com/

Chatwire site: https://chatwirehq.com/


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#42 - An Insight Into WordPress SEO - Rebecca Gill #42 - An Insight Into WordPress SEO - Rebecca Gill Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:30:00 GMT 46:43 d602903758682e578c9904b1dd5b9ca5 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/42-an-insight-into-wordpress-seo-rebecca-gill full 1 42 Learn about SEO from WordPress legend Rebecca Gill. She shares valuable insights into Search Engine Optimisation, and unpacks her journey from self taught SEO to full service web agency offering a wide range of online services.

Blumin Brilliant!


Key Influencers:

Cory Miller - https://ithemes.com/our-founder/

Barry Schwartz - https://twitter.com/rustybrick

Danny Sullivan - https://twitter.com/dannysullivan


Fave Plugin:

Gravity Forms - http://www.gravityforms.com/


Rebeccas Courses:

SEO Courses - https://www.diyseocourses.com

SEO Training Course - https://www.diyseocourses.com/courses/online-seo-training/

Selling SEO Services Course - https://www.diyseocourses.com/courses/selling-seo-services/

I am doing the "SEO Training Course". It is well worth the investment of both time and money in this course if you are able to commit to it as Rebecca goes into great detail in a way that is easy to understand, and she provides actionable step by step advice and actions through the process.


Connect With Rebecca:

Site - http://rebeccagill.com/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/rebeccagill

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rebeccagill


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Learn about SEO from WordPress legend Rebecca Gill. She shares valuable insights into Search Engine Optimisation, and unpacks her journey from self taught SEO to full service web agency offering a wide range of online services.

Blumin Brilliant!


Key Influencers:

Cory Miller - https://ithemes.com/our-founder/

Barry Schwartz - https://twitter.com/rustybrick

Danny Sullivan - https://twitter.com/dannysullivan


Fave Plugin:

Gravity Forms - http://www.gravityforms.com/


Rebeccas Courses:

SEO Courses - https://www.diyseocourses.com

SEO Training Course - https://www.diyseocourses.com/courses/online-seo-training/

Selling SEO Services Course - https://www.diyseocourses.com/courses/selling-seo-services/

I am doing the "SEO Training Course". It is well worth the investment of both time and money in this course if you are able to commit to it as Rebecca goes into great detail in a way that is easy to understand, and she provides actionable step by step advice and actions through the process.


Connect With Rebecca:

Site - http://rebeccagill.com/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/rebeccagill

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/rebeccagill


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#41 - An Insight Into Building Websites With Divi - Leslie Bernal #41 - An Insight Into Building Websites With Divi - Leslie Bernal Mon, 05 Sep 2016 00:30:00 GMT 49:57 c1a490d4f26bc326052d8921f4a3004d no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/41-an-insight-into-building-websites-with-divi-leslie-bernal full 1 41 Learn how Leslie evolved her web design agency and specialised in producing websites for her clients utilising Divi from elegant themes. She shares insights along her journey, and also shares feedback from years of working with themes and technology from Elegant Themes.

Leslie started of looking at a career in design to print, yet pretty quickly pivoted using a combination of her HTML experience and tools online to help master the process of delivering engaging websites.

Having placed her Divi specialism on her corporate site, she has found a huge influx of clients requesting to use Divi, or asking for Leslie's assistance. I get a eureka moment at one point in this episode! Shame on me :D.


Connect with Leslie

A Girl And Her Mac: https://agirlandhermac.design/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agirlandhermac

Twitter: https://twitter.com/agirlandhermac

 

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Learn how Leslie evolved her web design agency and specialised in producing websites for her clients utilising Divi from elegant themes. She shares insights along her journey, and also shares feedback from years of working with themes and technology from Elegant Themes.

Leslie started of looking at a career in design to print, yet pretty quickly pivoted using a combination of her HTML experience and tools online to help master the process of delivering engaging websites.

Having placed her Divi specialism on her corporate site, she has found a huge influx of clients requesting to use Divi, or asking for Leslie's assistance. I get a eureka moment at one point in this episode! Shame on me :D.


Connect with Leslie

A Girl And Her Mac: https://agirlandhermac.design/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/agirlandhermac

Twitter: https://twitter.com/agirlandhermac

 

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#40 - Invest In Your Team - Lisa Cessford #40 - Invest In Your Team - Lisa Cessford Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:30:00 GMT 42:54 33ca71adb8d7c2f421cc7cbde7cf2795 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79b3 full 1 40 Your team are your most important asset. Without them there is no business, product or service. Learn how you can help support and protect them through good contracts, and interactions.

Lisa Cessford from Farsight HR is our UK expert and helps support our team, so please note that some of the advice is UK specific and you should be sure to connect in with a HR (Human Resources) specialist in your country to ensure you are adhering to local law.

Lisa challenges what you know and understand about your company, and helps explain what's required.


Connect with Lisa

Website: http://www.farsighthr.co.uk/index

Email: lisa@farsighthr.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Farsighthr

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=94956753&locale=en_US&trk=tyah


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Your team are your most important asset. Without them there is no business, product or service. Learn how you can help support and protect them through good contracts, and interactions.

Lisa Cessford from Farsight HR is our UK expert and helps support our team, so please note that some of the advice is UK specific and you should be sure to connect in with a HR (Human Resources) specialist in your country to ensure you are adhering to local law.

Lisa challenges what you know and understand about your company, and helps explain what's required.


Connect with Lisa

Website: http://www.farsighthr.co.uk/index

Email: lisa@farsighthr.co.uk

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Farsighthr

Linkedin: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=94956753&locale=en_US&trk=tyah


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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<![CDATA[#39 - Who's Your Next Customer - Dan Englander]]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:30:00 GMT 39:58 a2b68fe3bad81a3b7305d7749f897130 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79b4 full 1 39 Learn where your next customers will come from with Dan Englander of Sales Schema https://www.salesschema.com/ Dan Englander is the founder Sales Schema, where he helps business owners and salespeople win more deals and grow their existing accounts. He's the author of Mastering Account Management and The B2B Sales Blueprint.  FREE Gift ($10 value): Get Dan’s book for FREE - Mastering Account Management - 102 Steps For Increasing Sales https://www.salesschema.com/wpinnovator/ Boom! 


WordPress Plugins: 

Thrive Themes - https://thrivethemes.com/

Utilising the landing page builder, as well as the power of Thrive Leads. This helps capture data from the site and also for lead magnets. Marketing


Tools: 

Convert Kit - https://convertkit.com/ Integrated with Thrive, then enables management of funnels, email campaigns and other sorcery. Inspiration: Don't wait till it's "just right", get started and start implementing/testing. 


Connect With Dan:

Site - https://www.salesschema.com

Email - dan@salesschema.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/danspalace


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Learn where your next customers will come from with Dan Englander of Sales Schema https://www.salesschema.com/ Dan Englander is the founder Sales Schema, where he helps business owners and salespeople win more deals and grow their existing accounts. He's the author of Mastering Account Management and The B2B Sales Blueprint.  FREE Gift ($10 value): Get Dan’s book for FREE - Mastering Account Management - 102 Steps For Increasing Sales https://www.salesschema.com/wpinnovator/ Boom! 


WordPress Plugins: 

Thrive Themes - https://thrivethemes.com/

Utilising the landing page builder, as well as the power of Thrive Leads. This helps capture data from the site and also for lead magnets. Marketing


Tools: 

Convert Kit - https://convertkit.com/ Integrated with Thrive, then enables management of funnels, email campaigns and other sorcery. Inspiration: Don't wait till it's "just right", get started and start implementing/testing. 


Connect With Dan:

Site - https://www.salesschema.com

Email - dan@salesschema.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/danspalace


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#38 - How To Manage Your Time - Lee Jackson #38 - How To Manage Your Time - Lee Jackson Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:30:00 GMT 55:56 eed38110977ce011fff8fee4de3b12f4 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/38-how-to-manage-your-time-lee-jackson full 1 38 "Lee, I am curious how you manage your time as a business owner. How do you keep up with everything (managing people, projects, doing your podcast, social, refining processes, etc.)?" April Edwards from the WP Innovator Facebook Group: http://leejacksondev.com/group

Sooo....... Let me be honest.... It is a journey and get lost many times along the way.

Here is what I practice:

My To Do Book _ list things to be achieved _ review first thing _ what needs to be moved along a day _ be realistic

Work Hours _ early routine like meditation, prayer etc _ spend first few hours before 9am achieving items that need focus _ calls for first couple of hours _ regular calendar appointments for things like podcasts etc _ lunch is not optional _ 5pm finish is not optional

* _ sometimes some evening work is needed. I'm an entrepreneur who is growing a business and part of the journey means I have to put in the extra hours. This is not defeat, its a necessary part of the journey.

Projects _ we use a combination of tools _ freedcamp _ iTask3 (Similar to microsoft project) _ weekly meeting on Mondays chaired by Larissa _ advice from Dan Connors regularly to help train our team and evolve our processes

Content Generation _ I create monthly goals _ each week I ensure I do some small actions to work toward whatever goal I have

Social Media _ meet edgar _ advice from Sarah

People _ daily conversations _ project tasks clearly owned _ project manager per project

Links Mentioned:

Dan Connors - Project Management - http://dan-connors.com/ Sarah Moore - Social Media Legend - http://elevenlightsmedia.com.au/ Meet Edgar - Social Media Automation - https://meetedgar.com/


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"Lee, I am curious how you manage your time as a business owner. How do you keep up with everything (managing people, projects, doing your podcast, social, refining processes, etc.)?" April Edwards from the WP Innovator Facebook Group: http://leejacksondev.com/group

Sooo....... Let me be honest.... It is a journey and get lost many times along the way.

Here is what I practice:

My To Do Book _ list things to be achieved _ review first thing _ what needs to be moved along a day _ be realistic

Work Hours _ early routine like meditation, prayer etc _ spend first few hours before 9am achieving items that need focus _ calls for first couple of hours _ regular calendar appointments for things like podcasts etc _ lunch is not optional _ 5pm finish is not optional

* _ sometimes some evening work is needed. I'm an entrepreneur who is growing a business and part of the journey means I have to put in the extra hours. This is not defeat, its a necessary part of the journey.

Projects _ we use a combination of tools _ freedcamp _ iTask3 (Similar to microsoft project) _ weekly meeting on Mondays chaired by Larissa _ advice from Dan Connors regularly to help train our team and evolve our processes

Content Generation _ I create monthly goals _ each week I ensure I do some small actions to work toward whatever goal I have

Social Media _ meet edgar _ advice from Sarah

People _ daily conversations _ project tasks clearly owned _ project manager per project

Links Mentioned:

Dan Connors - Project Management - http://dan-connors.com/ Sarah Moore - Social Media Legend - http://elevenlightsmedia.com.au/ Meet Edgar - Social Media Automation - https://meetedgar.com/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#37 - An Insight Into Business Networking - Lee Jackson #37 - An Insight Into Business Networking - Lee Jackson Sun, 07 Aug 2016 18:20:20 GMT 43:39 8a4cd4727dba0c9ffbb8fc88f44e4874 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/37-an-insight-into-business-networking-lee-jackson full 1 37 How do online web business generate leads through networking? Learn how we network as a web agency, both locally, through conferences and online.

Networking to generate leads

Where do we network?

  • local
  • conferences
  • online

What do you do at a networking meeting?

  • make friends
  • ask questions
  • learn about other business
  • look for opportunities to refer others, to help others

The 60 second pitch? What should we do?

  • start with name
  • company name
  • what problem you solve
  • who you solve the problem for
  • a sample story
  • finish with name and company name reminder

Get social...

  • meet with other people in business socially and make friends
  • make friends on facebook and be a part of their lives. You can make great friends which is what lifes all about! :)

Networking online?

  • groups
  • add value
  • have a laugh and make friends
  • enjoy some banter
  • start connecting with some of the people outside of the group
  • Ive found great suppliers and clients online through this

Network online with the WP Innovator:

Let's practice. Meet is at the Facebook group on http://leejacksondev.com/group


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How do online web business generate leads through networking? Learn how we network as a web agency, both locally, through conferences and online.

Networking to generate leads

Where do we network?

  • local
  • conferences
  • online

What do you do at a networking meeting?

  • make friends
  • ask questions
  • learn about other business
  • look for opportunities to refer others, to help others

The 60 second pitch? What should we do?

  • start with name
  • company name
  • what problem you solve
  • who you solve the problem for
  • a sample story
  • finish with name and company name reminder

Get social...

  • meet with other people in business socially and make friends
  • make friends on facebook and be a part of their lives. You can make great friends which is what lifes all about! :)

Networking online?

  • groups
  • add value
  • have a laugh and make friends
  • enjoy some banter
  • start connecting with some of the people outside of the group
  • Ive found great suppliers and clients online through this

Network online with the WP Innovator:

Let's practice. Meet is at the Facebook group on http://leejacksondev.com/group


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#36 - WordPress Membership Sites - Marcus Couch #36 - WordPress Membership Sites - Marcus Couch Mon, 01 Aug 2016 07:05:52 GMT 49:37 dcdc7d026ccda7096cebe15b1f7c2764 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79b7 full 1 36 Meet Marcus Couch Mega-Marketer (www.membershipcouch.com), Plugin Guru and co-host on the Wordpress Weekly Podcast (http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/wordpress-weekly/). We discover his story and talk WordPress membership sites!

SHOW NOTES:

Take The Challenge:

Take Marcus's theme challenge. Can you find a style and theme it?

http://leejacksondev.com/landing/can-you-theme-it/

The point is not to copy a site, but to prove you can create something that looks like what the big companies pay mega bucks for! Result? You CAN compete! Lets do this!

Takeaway:

You CAN compete. Don't put yourself down, or assume you cannot bid along side bigger companies/agencies.

Membership sites are a great way for agencies to generate extra ongoing income.

Resources:

WordPress Plugin A-Z: http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/wppluginsa-z/

WordPress Weekly: http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/wordpress-weekly/

The CampFire Podcast: http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/campfire/

 

Connect With Marcus Couch:

Website: www.marcuscouch.com

Twitter : @marcuscouch

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcuscouch


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Meet Marcus Couch Mega-Marketer (www.membershipcouch.com), Plugin Guru and co-host on the Wordpress Weekly Podcast (http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/wordpress-weekly/). We discover his story and talk WordPress membership sites!

SHOW NOTES:

Take The Challenge:

Take Marcus's theme challenge. Can you find a style and theme it?

http://leejacksondev.com/landing/can-you-theme-it/

The point is not to copy a site, but to prove you can create something that looks like what the big companies pay mega bucks for! Result? You CAN compete! Lets do this!

Takeaway:

You CAN compete. Don't put yourself down, or assume you cannot bid along side bigger companies/agencies.

Membership sites are a great way for agencies to generate extra ongoing income.

Resources:

WordPress Plugin A-Z: http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/wppluginsa-z/

WordPress Weekly: http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/wordpress-weekly/

The CampFire Podcast: http://marcuscouch.com/podcasts/campfire/

 

Connect With Marcus Couch:

Website: www.marcuscouch.com

Twitter : @marcuscouch

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcuscouch


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#35 - Niche WordPress Websites - Mark Asquith #35 - Niche WordPress Websites - Mark Asquith Sun, 24 Jul 2016 13:00:00 GMT 41:00 ea6b2ffe2d33d77e54b18edb1c8a77a2 yes https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79b8 full 1 35 Meet Mark Asquith who has successfully launched a niche WordPress web business, providing web build platform to podcasters around the world! Yep, we've mentioned this idea a few times on the podcast, and here is a guy who has a success of it. Sit back, relax, enjoy the show, but then get back up afterwards and start planning your launch! :)

Warning! The odd expletive sneaks it's way in. His accent though makes them musical! :D

The Niche Platform:

Here it is! Podcast Websites

https://podcastwebsites.com/

They found an industry, defined the problems, and created a WordPress based solution. Boom! Inspiring to say the least.

WordPress Plugins:

Yoast (The old favourite): https://yoast.com/

Yep Mark, everyone says that! But we loved your description and back story!

Plus he advises get a good backup plugin. Can't agree more!

Connect With Mark:

Podcast Websites: https://podcastwebsites.com/

PW's Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastWebsites

Marks Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrAsquith

His Podcast: http://www.excellence-expected.com/

His Agency: http://www.hacksawstudio.com/

Hacksaw Twitter: https://twitter.com/HacksawStudio

Home number: 01374, #Kidding.


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Meet Mark Asquith who has successfully launched a niche WordPress web business, providing web build platform to podcasters around the world! Yep, we've mentioned this idea a few times on the podcast, and here is a guy who has a success of it. Sit back, relax, enjoy the show, but then get back up afterwards and start planning your launch! :)

Warning! The odd expletive sneaks it's way in. His accent though makes them musical! :D

The Niche Platform:

Here it is! Podcast Websites

https://podcastwebsites.com/

They found an industry, defined the problems, and created a WordPress based solution. Boom! Inspiring to say the least.

WordPress Plugins:

Yoast (The old favourite): https://yoast.com/

Yep Mark, everyone says that! But we loved your description and back story!

Plus he advises get a good backup plugin. Can't agree more!

Connect With Mark:

Podcast Websites: https://podcastwebsites.com/

PW's Twitter: https://twitter.com/PodcastWebsites

Marks Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrAsquith

His Podcast: http://www.excellence-expected.com/

His Agency: http://www.hacksawstudio.com/

Hacksaw Twitter: https://twitter.com/HacksawStudio

Home number: 01374, #Kidding.


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#34 - Dare To Be Different - Bryan Meszaros #34 - Dare To Be Different - Bryan Meszaros Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:30:00 GMT 46:37 5e59e53ee4b1b7fea9a89a7cba968fb7 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79b9 full 1 34 Learn how Bryan Meszaros from OpenEyeGlobal dared to be different. He and his team have worked with huge global businesses including, Merlin Entertainments and even YouTube stars such as Jenna Marbles. Oh and throw in the odd global bank like Santander for good measure. Brilliant and fascinating story and I gotta be honest here, the Ghost Busters Experience blew my mind!


Check Out The Ghost Busters Experience Here:

Clickeyy Click: https://ghostbusters.madametussauds.com/


Fave Resources:

Inc Magazine: http://www.inc.com/ Wired Magazine: http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/


WordPress Resources:

Loves WordPress... if you dont have it yet: https://wordpress.org/ If you want to learn to develop with it: https://www.siteground.co.uk/tutorials/wordpress/wordpress_create_theme.htm

Remember, with WordPress you don't need to just build websites!

Plugin Tutorial: https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-create-a-wordpress-plugin


Bryan's Deets:

Website: http://www.openeyeglobal.com/ Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/bryanmeszaros Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augustinjersey/ Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanmeszaros Business Twitter: https://twitter.com/openeyeglobal Business Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/openeyeglobal/ Business LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/672231?trk=prof-exp-company-name


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Learn how Bryan Meszaros from OpenEyeGlobal dared to be different. He and his team have worked with huge global businesses including, Merlin Entertainments and even YouTube stars such as Jenna Marbles. Oh and throw in the odd global bank like Santander for good measure. Brilliant and fascinating story and I gotta be honest here, the Ghost Busters Experience blew my mind!


Check Out The Ghost Busters Experience Here:

Clickeyy Click: https://ghostbusters.madametussauds.com/


Fave Resources:

Inc Magazine: http://www.inc.com/ Wired Magazine: http://www.wired.co.uk/magazine Fast Company: http://www.fastcompany.com/


WordPress Resources:

Loves WordPress... if you dont have it yet: https://wordpress.org/ If you want to learn to develop with it: https://www.siteground.co.uk/tutorials/wordpress/wordpress_create_theme.htm

Remember, with WordPress you don't need to just build websites!

Plugin Tutorial: https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/tips-tricks/how-to-create-a-wordpress-plugin


Bryan's Deets:

Website: http://www.openeyeglobal.com/ Personal Twitter: https://twitter.com/bryanmeszaros Personal Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/augustinjersey/ Personal LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bryanmeszaros Business Twitter: https://twitter.com/openeyeglobal Business Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/openeyeglobal/ Business LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/672231?trk=prof-exp-company-name


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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<![CDATA[#33 - Lee's Lessons]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:30:00 GMT 28:01 246bc6d6ce1fd077f921fed96fa7911e no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79ba full 1 33 Meet Lee Jackson! You may know him as the host of the WP Innovator Podcast, well the tables have turned its now his turn to answer the questions. Get to know Lee and how he got started Lee Jackson Ltd. Enjoy some epic information from the man himself and his lessons we can all learn from. Larissa.

Before we crack on, be sure to check out our awesome plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com

Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Action You Can Apply Today:

Charge your client not based on time, but based on your expertise and experience. That is the value you are providing the client!

And...

Sell everyday.


Resources:

Entrepreneur on Fire - http://www.eofire.com/podcast-archive/

Secret List of Plugins: leejacksondev.com/secretlist

Post Status: http://poststatus.com

WP Tavern: https://wptavern.com/wordpress-weekly

Brian Jackson: workup.com

BobWP: bobwp.com

Kim Doyal: WP Chick Podcast: http://thewpchick.com/podcast/

Matt Report: https://mattreport.com/

Do the WOO Podcast with Bob: http://dothewoopodcast.com/ 


Plugins:

Beaver Builder: leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder

Formidable Forms: https://formidablepro.com/

Advanced Custom Fields: https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/


Connect With Tim Paige:

Website: leejacksondev.com

Twitter: @leejacksondev

WP Innovator Podcast : http://leejacksondev/podcast

Email: lee@leejacksondev.com


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet Lee Jackson! You may know him as the host of the WP Innovator Podcast, well the tables have turned its now his turn to answer the questions. Get to know Lee and how he got started Lee Jackson Ltd. Enjoy some epic information from the man himself and his lessons we can all learn from. Larissa.

Before we crack on, be sure to check out our awesome plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com

Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code.

 

SHOW NOTES:

Action You Can Apply Today:

Charge your client not based on time, but based on your expertise and experience. That is the value you are providing the client!

And...

Sell everyday.


Resources:

Entrepreneur on Fire - http://www.eofire.com/podcast-archive/

Secret List of Plugins: leejacksondev.com/secretlist

Post Status: http://poststatus.com

WP Tavern: https://wptavern.com/wordpress-weekly

Brian Jackson: workup.com

BobWP: bobwp.com

Kim Doyal: WP Chick Podcast: http://thewpchick.com/podcast/

Matt Report: https://mattreport.com/

Do the WOO Podcast with Bob: http://dothewoopodcast.com/ 


Plugins:

Beaver Builder: leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder

Formidable Forms: https://formidablepro.com/

Advanced Custom Fields: https://www.advancedcustomfields.com/


Connect With Tim Paige:

Website: leejacksondev.com

Twitter: @leejacksondev

WP Innovator Podcast : http://leejacksondev/podcast

Email: lee@leejacksondev.com


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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<![CDATA[#32 - Marketing Funnels & Hacks]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:30:00 GMT 53:29 1d194c11e905c5466550dbab86f4654d no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79bb full 1 32 Meet Mike from “Sell Your Service” and Devon Digital Design and Content Marketer at WP Elevation. He also fits in breathing, and eating somewhere along the way. Learn what a Marketing Funnel is, and relax as we draw marketing hacks out of Mike's mind. From social media tricks, to marketing funnels, this is a BEAUTIFUL episode for easy to action marketing tips!


WordPress Plugin:

Gravity Forms - http://www.gravityforms.com Mike loves this (like a lot.. kinda gets weird.. they should get a room)

Advanced Custom Fields - http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/

Zapier - https://zapier.com/ This is not a WP Plugin but is part of the GENIUS solution Mike suggested for automating the re-share of blog content.

Sage Wisdom: Become a "Bruce Lee" ninja of whatever tool(s) you use. Become really good at that tool rather than trying to keep replacing it with other shiny new objects. #Procrastination


Connect with Mike:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mike_killen

Sign up for his list: http://sellyourservice.co.uk


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Meet Mike from “Sell Your Service” and Devon Digital Design and Content Marketer at WP Elevation. He also fits in breathing, and eating somewhere along the way. Learn what a Marketing Funnel is, and relax as we draw marketing hacks out of Mike's mind. From social media tricks, to marketing funnels, this is a BEAUTIFUL episode for easy to action marketing tips!


WordPress Plugin:

Gravity Forms - http://www.gravityforms.com Mike loves this (like a lot.. kinda gets weird.. they should get a room)

Advanced Custom Fields - http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/

Zapier - https://zapier.com/ This is not a WP Plugin but is part of the GENIUS solution Mike suggested for automating the re-share of blog content.

Sage Wisdom: Become a "Bruce Lee" ninja of whatever tool(s) you use. Become really good at that tool rather than trying to keep replacing it with other shiny new objects. #Procrastination


Connect with Mike:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mike_killen

Sign up for his list: http://sellyourservice.co.uk


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#31 - How To Keep Adapting - Bob Dunn from BobWP #31 - How To Keep Adapting - Bob Dunn from BobWP Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:30:00 GMT 48:59 1a0090dd487baf844f2a43353b0687cb no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/31-how-to-keep-adapting-bob-dunn-from-bobwp full 1 31 Meet Bob Dunn WordPress Blogger and Podcaster! Bob is a Content creator focuses on all things WordPress (http://www.bobwp.com). Hear Bob unpack his story from a print agency, to WordPress web agency and beyond. This is a guy who knows how to shift, and keep at the cutting edge.

On the Facebook Group, come over and share your WooCommerce stories and tips:

http://leejacksondev.com/group


Action You Can Apply Today:

You have to adapt, keep changing and keep working, grab onto new ideas and have fun with ideas. Stay flexible and keep an open mind.

Get out of the WordPress bubble, make sure you don’t lose touch beyond WordPress and you can develop connections through networking. 


Resources:

Do the Woo Podcast - https://bobwp.com/category/do-the-woo-podcast/

Woo themes - https://woothemes.com

Woo camp - https://woocamp.com/

Bobs RSS feed - https://bobwp.com/bobwp-wordpress-blog/


Plugins:

Woo commerce - https://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/

Woo-commerce subscription - https://www.woothemes.com/products/woocommerce-subscriptions/

Woo-commerce membership - https://www.woothemes.com/products/woocommerce-memberships/


Connect With Bob:

Website: https://www.bobwp.com

Twitter : @bobWP

Let me Google that for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bobwp


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Meet Bob Dunn WordPress Blogger and Podcaster! Bob is a Content creator focuses on all things WordPress (http://www.bobwp.com). Hear Bob unpack his story from a print agency, to WordPress web agency and beyond. This is a guy who knows how to shift, and keep at the cutting edge.

On the Facebook Group, come over and share your WooCommerce stories and tips:

http://leejacksondev.com/group


Action You Can Apply Today:

You have to adapt, keep changing and keep working, grab onto new ideas and have fun with ideas. Stay flexible and keep an open mind.

Get out of the WordPress bubble, make sure you don’t lose touch beyond WordPress and you can develop connections through networking. 


Resources:

Do the Woo Podcast - https://bobwp.com/category/do-the-woo-podcast/

Woo themes - https://woothemes.com

Woo camp - https://woocamp.com/

Bobs RSS feed - https://bobwp.com/bobwp-wordpress-blog/


Plugins:

Woo commerce - https://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/

Woo-commerce subscription - https://www.woothemes.com/products/woocommerce-subscriptions/

Woo-commerce membership - https://www.woothemes.com/products/woocommerce-memberships/


Connect With Bob:

Website: https://www.bobwp.com

Twitter : @bobWP

Let me Google that for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bobwp


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#30 - Speeding Up WordPress - Brian Jackson #30 - Speeding Up WordPress - Brian Jackson Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:46:13 GMT 46:33 ba56c80042f28582b4817e5c5317646f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79bd full 1 30 Meet Brian LEE Jackson from KeyCDN. Enjoy as he unpacks his top tips for speeding up WordPress, and these tips totally work because we have put them all to the test before making this podcast live! The podcast website is currently ZIPPING! Top 3 Speed


Tips: 

1. Get a CDN (Example: http://leejacksondev.com/keycdn

2. Optimise Your Images (Example: https://optimus.io/en/

3. Control where JS/CSS is called (Plugin: https://tomasz-dobrzynski.com/wordpress-gonzales

Speed Up WordPress Blogs: Speed Up WordPress: https://www.keycdn.com/blog/speed-up-wordpress/?a=16553 

Google Page Insights Advice:  https://www.keycdn.com/blog/google-pagespeed-insights-wordpress/?a=16553 

Where to test page performance: Google Page Insights: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ KeyCDN Page Speed Tester: https://tools.keycdn.com/speed 

Pingdom: https://tools.pingdom.com/ 

Speed Plugins For WordPress Disable Embeds: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/disable-embeds/ 

Disable Emoticons: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/disable-wordpress-emoticons/ 

Disqus Conditional Load: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/disqus-conditional-load/ 

Local Host Analytics: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/host-analyticsjs-local/


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Meet Brian LEE Jackson from KeyCDN. Enjoy as he unpacks his top tips for speeding up WordPress, and these tips totally work because we have put them all to the test before making this podcast live! The podcast website is currently ZIPPING! Top 3 Speed


Tips: 

1. Get a CDN (Example: http://leejacksondev.com/keycdn

2. Optimise Your Images (Example: https://optimus.io/en/

3. Control where JS/CSS is called (Plugin: https://tomasz-dobrzynski.com/wordpress-gonzales

Speed Up WordPress Blogs: Speed Up WordPress: https://www.keycdn.com/blog/speed-up-wordpress/?a=16553 

Google Page Insights Advice:  https://www.keycdn.com/blog/google-pagespeed-insights-wordpress/?a=16553 

Where to test page performance: Google Page Insights: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ KeyCDN Page Speed Tester: https://tools.keycdn.com/speed 

Pingdom: https://tools.pingdom.com/ 

Speed Plugins For WordPress Disable Embeds: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/disable-embeds/ 

Disable Emoticons: http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/disable-wordpress-emoticons/ 

Disqus Conditional Load: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/disqus-conditional-load/ 

Local Host Analytics: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/host-analyticsjs-local/


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#29 - How To Inject Magic Into Your Business - Tim Paige from LeadPages #29 - How To Inject Magic Into Your Business - Tim Paige from LeadPages Mon, 13 Jun 2016 00:30:00 GMT 51:22 c5b27e23817560a42d359ed200aad368 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/29-how-to-inject-magic-into-your-business-tim-paige-from-lea full 1 29 Today we meet Tim Paige of LeadPages fame. Listen as he unpacks his journey into business as a voice artist, and how he joined the LeadPages team. This episode is full of valuable nuggets, as well as hilarious voiceovers! Enjoy :)


Action You Can Apply Today:

Find ways to inject magic into your business and it will find its way back to you. Go the extra mile.


Resources:

Entrepreneur on Fire - http://www.eofire.com/podcast-archive/

Disney Institute - https://disneyinstitute.com/

Get into Comics Podcast - http://gettingintocomics.com/

Lead Pages Blog - http://www.leadpages.net/blog/

Digital Marketer Blog - http://www.digitalmarketer.com/blog/


Plugins:

Pretty link- https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/

Redirection - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/


Connect With Tim Paige:

Website: http://podcast.leadpages.net/

Email: tim@thevoiceoftimpaige.com

Conversion cast : http://podcast.leadpages.net/

Twitter : @TimThePaige


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Today we meet Tim Paige of LeadPages fame. Listen as he unpacks his journey into business as a voice artist, and how he joined the LeadPages team. This episode is full of valuable nuggets, as well as hilarious voiceovers! Enjoy :)


Action You Can Apply Today:

Find ways to inject magic into your business and it will find its way back to you. Go the extra mile.


Resources:

Entrepreneur on Fire - http://www.eofire.com/podcast-archive/

Disney Institute - https://disneyinstitute.com/

Get into Comics Podcast - http://gettingintocomics.com/

Lead Pages Blog - http://www.leadpages.net/blog/

Digital Marketer Blog - http://www.digitalmarketer.com/blog/


Plugins:

Pretty link- https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/

Redirection - https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/redirection/


Connect With Tim Paige:

Website: http://podcast.leadpages.net/

Email: tim@thevoiceoftimpaige.com

Conversion cast : http://podcast.leadpages.net/

Twitter : @TimThePaige


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#28 - Visual Builders? #28 - Visual Builders? Mon, 06 Jun 2016 00:30:00 GMT 32:02 95b2258df218880e37a803a3ab2c529c no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79bf full 1 28 In a new experimental format (we are working on the sound), Lee and Larissa discuss the common questions around Visual Builders for WordPress, including how to avoid the site being butchered by happy go lucky content editors!

We will cover:

  • Why should I implement a visual builder for my site?
  • Am I not doing myself out of a job?
  • Are visual builders cheating?
  • What visual builder should I be looking at?
  • How do I stop the client ruining the website?
  • How do we keep the client on brand?


Recommended Plugins:

Beaver Builder: http://leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder

Beaver Tunnels: http://leejacksondev.com/beavertunnels

Beaver Lodge: http://leejacksondev.com/beaverlodge

Facebook

Be sure to join the conversation over on facebook:

http://leejacksondev.com/group

Till next time! :)


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In a new experimental format (we are working on the sound), Lee and Larissa discuss the common questions around Visual Builders for WordPress, including how to avoid the site being butchered by happy go lucky content editors!

We will cover:

  • Why should I implement a visual builder for my site?
  • Am I not doing myself out of a job?
  • Are visual builders cheating?
  • What visual builder should I be looking at?
  • How do I stop the client ruining the website?
  • How do we keep the client on brand?


Recommended Plugins:

Beaver Builder: http://leejacksondev.com/beaverbuilder

Beaver Tunnels: http://leejacksondev.com/beavertunnels

Beaver Lodge: http://leejacksondev.com/beaverlodge

Facebook

Be sure to join the conversation over on facebook:

http://leejacksondev.com/group

Till next time! :)


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#27 - An Insight Into Website Upsells - Brandon M Lewin #27 - An Insight Into Website Upsells - Brandon M Lewin Mon, 30 May 2016 00:30:00 GMT 57:50 5fddb9f8f3d604abba321ffddb000d78 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/27-an-insight-into-website-upsells-brandon-m-lewin full 1 27 Prepare to have a blast with Brandom M Lewin, THE online marketer who makes things really really really, breathe, really easy. He comes from a web agency background having worked with multiple agencies, and he excels in marketing. Come join us on his journey and learn 3 great upsells you can use in your agency today.

 

If you are not part of our Facebook group, come join over 80 web designers, and agencies who are all sharing great information and helping one another out. http://leejacksondev.com/group. One recent conversation saw people sharing contract templates so that folks would be better protected for future projects... AWESOME.

SHOW NOTES:

Action You Can Apply Today:

 

Whether you have a product or a service, or are launching. Do the research. Get into the heads of your customers.


Hotjar Review:

Brandon's EPIC blog about Hotjar:

http://brandonmlewin.com/hotjar-review-tutorial/


Resources:

Conversion XL: http://conversionxl.com/

CoSchedule: http://coschedule.com/blog/

Smart Blogger: https://smartblogger.com/

Yoast Blog: https://yoast.com/seo-blog/

Backlinko: http://backlinko.com/

Unbounce: http://unbounce.com/blog/

The WP Chick: http://thewpchick.com/ (Thanks Kim for connecting us)


Connect With Brandon:

Website: http://brandonmlewin.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonLewin 

Email: brandon@brandonmlewin.com


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Prepare to have a blast with Brandom M Lewin, THE online marketer who makes things really really really, breathe, really easy. He comes from a web agency background having worked with multiple agencies, and he excels in marketing. Come join us on his journey and learn 3 great upsells you can use in your agency today.

 

If you are not part of our Facebook group, come join over 80 web designers, and agencies who are all sharing great information and helping one another out. http://leejacksondev.com/group. One recent conversation saw people sharing contract templates so that folks would be better protected for future projects... AWESOME.

SHOW NOTES:

Action You Can Apply Today:

 

Whether you have a product or a service, or are launching. Do the research. Get into the heads of your customers.


Hotjar Review:

Brandon's EPIC blog about Hotjar:

http://brandonmlewin.com/hotjar-review-tutorial/


Resources:

Conversion XL: http://conversionxl.com/

CoSchedule: http://coschedule.com/blog/

Smart Blogger: https://smartblogger.com/

Yoast Blog: https://yoast.com/seo-blog/

Backlinko: http://backlinko.com/

Unbounce: http://unbounce.com/blog/

The WP Chick: http://thewpchick.com/ (Thanks Kim for connecting us)


Connect With Brandon:

Website: http://brandonmlewin.com/ 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BrandonLewin 

Email: brandon@brandonmlewin.com


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#26 - The Educational Entrepreneur - Chris Badgett - Lifter LMS #26 - The Educational Entrepreneur - Chris Badgett - Lifter LMS Mon, 23 May 2016 00:30:00 GMT 43:32 6d90a36a9b23a2f7029e5282112133f7 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79c1 full 1 26 Welcome Chris Badgett! He is a co-owner of Codebox (http://gocodebox.com/) the team behind the Lifter LMS plugin for WordPress. Learn how he got started as a freelancer and grew a large team to form the Codebox agency. Be blown away on the story of Lifter LMS, and their strategy to shake up the market!

 

Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com

Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code.


Action You Can Apply Today:

Just keep going and focus on incremental improvement.

We often overestimate what we can do in a day, but underestimate what we can do in a year.


Resources:

Lifter LMS Demo: demo.lifterlms.com

Chris Lema blog: https://chrislema.com/blog/

Office hours FM Podcast: http://officehours.fm/


Plugins:

Events Calendar Pro: https://theeventscalendar.com/product/wordpress-events-calendar-pro/

Beaver Builder: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/


Connect With Chris Badgett:

Website: lifterlms.com

Email: cris@lifterlms.com

Podcast: LMS Cast lmscast.com


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Welcome Chris Badgett! He is a co-owner of Codebox (http://gocodebox.com/) the team behind the Lifter LMS plugin for WordPress. Learn how he got started as a freelancer and grew a large team to form the Codebox agency. Be blown away on the story of Lifter LMS, and their strategy to shake up the market!

 

Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com

Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code.


Action You Can Apply Today:

Just keep going and focus on incremental improvement.

We often overestimate what we can do in a day, but underestimate what we can do in a year.


Resources:

Lifter LMS Demo: demo.lifterlms.com

Chris Lema blog: https://chrislema.com/blog/

Office hours FM Podcast: http://officehours.fm/


Plugins:

Events Calendar Pro: https://theeventscalendar.com/product/wordpress-events-calendar-pro/

Beaver Builder: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/


Connect With Chris Badgett:

Website: lifterlms.com

Email: cris@lifterlms.com

Podcast: LMS Cast lmscast.com


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#25 - How To Become A Media Magnet - Cheryl Tan #25 - How To Become A Media Magnet - Cheryl Tan Mon, 16 May 2016 00:30:00 GMT 41:01 f79b845c2ac66b4214b1279c827fd18c no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/25-how-to-become-a-media-magnet-cheryl-tan full 1 25 We have an incredible episode today with Cheryl Tan.

Cheryl Tan is a journalist turned entrepreneur. She helps business owners get the media attention they want.

She specialises in getting business media coverage in all multiple channels including social media, radio, television and more.

She also host Hampton Roads Business Weekly, which airs Sunday mornings at 9 on WVEC. And she is the host the STANDOUT with Cheryl Tan podcast

In this episode, she shares amazing insights into how to maximise your businesses publicity.


5 mistakes people fall into when promoting themselves:

1. Sending mass press releases - take the time to figure out your outlets that care about your news and target them.

2. You try to sell something - don’t sell your product sell yourself 

3. You are not thinking of your audience at all - find someone to share your tips and story ideas that are interested as an audience.

4. Don’t use your business to share trends, 

5. Don’t just send one press release and stop, know when to continue to add value and reach out.

Action You Can Apply Today:

Grow your business one customer at a time.

Add value one satisfied customer at a time. 


Resources:

CultofCopy Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cultofcopy/

Become a media magnet - http://cheryltanmedia.com/wpinnovator      


Plugins:

StudioPress Themes for WordPress (clean and concise):http://www.studiopress.com/

Genesis framework: http://my.studiopress.com/themes/genesis/


Connect With Cheryl Tan:

Website: http://cheryltanmedia.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CherylTan


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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We have an incredible episode today with Cheryl Tan.

Cheryl Tan is a journalist turned entrepreneur. She helps business owners get the media attention they want.

She specialises in getting business media coverage in all multiple channels including social media, radio, television and more.

She also host Hampton Roads Business Weekly, which airs Sunday mornings at 9 on WVEC. And she is the host the STANDOUT with Cheryl Tan podcast

In this episode, she shares amazing insights into how to maximise your businesses publicity.


5 mistakes people fall into when promoting themselves:

1. Sending mass press releases - take the time to figure out your outlets that care about your news and target them.

2. You try to sell something - don’t sell your product sell yourself 

3. You are not thinking of your audience at all - find someone to share your tips and story ideas that are interested as an audience.

4. Don’t use your business to share trends, 

5. Don’t just send one press release and stop, know when to continue to add value and reach out.

Action You Can Apply Today:

Grow your business one customer at a time.

Add value one satisfied customer at a time. 


Resources:

CultofCopy Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/cultofcopy/

Become a media magnet - http://cheryltanmedia.com/wpinnovator      


Plugins:

StudioPress Themes for WordPress (clean and concise):http://www.studiopress.com/

Genesis framework: http://my.studiopress.com/themes/genesis/


Connect With Cheryl Tan:

Website: http://cheryltanmedia.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CherylTan


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#24 - An Insight Into WordPress Security - With Lee Jackson #24 - An Insight Into WordPress Security - With Lee Jackson Mon, 09 May 2016 00:30:00 GMT 41:25 ae0b17746a7dc4f78a434731d3bcaca6 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/24-an-insight-into-wordpress-security-with-lee-jackson full 1 24 In this episode Lee unpacks 12 areas of WordPress security to help you with your installations. Ranging from plugins, services and best practices, sit back, relax and enjoy.

If you want the full notes with links, then head on over to:

http://leejacksondev.com/securitydownload

Don't forget to come catch up with us at the WP Innovator Facebook Group:

http://leejacksondev.com/group

Keep Innovating :)


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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In this episode Lee unpacks 12 areas of WordPress security to help you with your installations. Ranging from plugins, services and best practices, sit back, relax and enjoy.

If you want the full notes with links, then head on over to:

http://leejacksondev.com/securitydownload

Don't forget to come catch up with us at the WP Innovator Facebook Group:

http://leejacksondev.com/group

Keep Innovating :)


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#23 - Insights Into The Sales Process - Heather Havenwood #23 - Insights Into The Sales Process - Heather Havenwood Mon, 02 May 2016 00:30:00 GMT 47:12 b6e0ef31e9b89e06acf2f17c4012b820 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/23-insights-into-the-sales-process-heather-havenwood full 1 23 We have an awesome episode today with Heather Havenwood. Heather is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing. Since marketing her first online business in 1999, bringing together clients and personal coaches, she has played an active role in the online marketing world since before most even had a home computer.

 

Today he shares fascinating insights into how to grow your business, through the sales process. She likens the process of designing and building a website to the tried and tested real estate market. The parallels are mind blowing, the knowledge immense! Lets do this!


You can’t teach and sell. Teachers "suck" at selling. Why? They are teaching the how, loosing the person listening, and failing to communicate the results. 

Sharing is selling. Share the vision, the results your client can expect, that they can get excited about and buy into. Share the plan, the top level of what actions you will take without going super tech.

Don’t teach the concept, tell the results they can expect. They are paying you to do the how, they don't need to be taught it.


Action You Can Apply Today:

For every to-do you have, ask yourself this question:

Is it going to strengthen my clarity or chaos.

If you create clarity in your life it creates confidence and clarity in your business creates growth.   


Connect With Heather Ann Havenwood:

Website: heatherhavenwood.com

Other sites: datingtriggers.comsexyboss.com

Linkedin: http://heatheronlinkedin.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherann

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hhavenwood


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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We have an awesome episode today with Heather Havenwood. Heather is a serial entrepreneur and is regarded as a top authority on internet marketing, business strategies and marketing. Since marketing her first online business in 1999, bringing together clients and personal coaches, she has played an active role in the online marketing world since before most even had a home computer.

 

Today he shares fascinating insights into how to grow your business, through the sales process. She likens the process of designing and building a website to the tried and tested real estate market. The parallels are mind blowing, the knowledge immense! Lets do this!


You can’t teach and sell. Teachers "suck" at selling. Why? They are teaching the how, loosing the person listening, and failing to communicate the results. 

Sharing is selling. Share the vision, the results your client can expect, that they can get excited about and buy into. Share the plan, the top level of what actions you will take without going super tech.

Don’t teach the concept, tell the results they can expect. They are paying you to do the how, they don't need to be taught it.


Action You Can Apply Today:

For every to-do you have, ask yourself this question:

Is it going to strengthen my clarity or chaos.

If you create clarity in your life it creates confidence and clarity in your business creates growth.   


Connect With Heather Ann Havenwood:

Website: heatherhavenwood.com

Other sites: datingtriggers.comsexyboss.com

Linkedin: http://heatheronlinkedin.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heatherann

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hhavenwood


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#22 - How To Find Your Niche - Mike Doyle #22 - How To Find Your Niche - Mike Doyle Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:30:00 GMT 52:44 518d7195f44b1b3ffbad85c497c494fa no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/22-how-to-find-your-niche-mike-doyle full 1 22 We have an incredible episode today with a marvellous content creator and animator. Meet Mike Doyle CEO of Drive80.

He shares fascinating insights into how he launched and how to set up ad campaigns and valuable titbits that can benefit your business with animation and educating his clients.

Don't forget to come talk to everyone at the Facebook group: http://leejacksondev.com/group 


Push the boundaries, make yourself stand out. Niche down to your target audience, learn all the variables and be open to accepting advice.

Target to your clients needs. Start sharing, a free service to open yourself up to responses from the value you are providing. Givers gain, offer some extreme value.


Action You Can Apply Today:

Know exactly who your target market is. Create a product that attracts that specific demographic so that they will converse together and talk about your product.

It all comes down to your message. Who your helping and how you help them.


Resources:

Check out the animations they create: https://www.drive80.com/epic

Sumo.me : https://sumome.com/

Noah Kagan’s blog: http://okdork.com/blog/


Connect With Mike Doyle:

Website: https://www.drive80.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/themikedoyle

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/the_mikedoyal

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drive80

Email address: mike@drive80.com

 

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We have an incredible episode today with a marvellous content creator and animator. Meet Mike Doyle CEO of Drive80.

He shares fascinating insights into how he launched and how to set up ad campaigns and valuable titbits that can benefit your business with animation and educating his clients.

Don't forget to come talk to everyone at the Facebook group: http://leejacksondev.com/group 


Push the boundaries, make yourself stand out. Niche down to your target audience, learn all the variables and be open to accepting advice.

Target to your clients needs. Start sharing, a free service to open yourself up to responses from the value you are providing. Givers gain, offer some extreme value.


Action You Can Apply Today:

Know exactly who your target market is. Create a product that attracts that specific demographic so that they will converse together and talk about your product.

It all comes down to your message. Who your helping and how you help them.


Resources:

Check out the animations they create: https://www.drive80.com/epic

Sumo.me : https://sumome.com/

Noah Kagan’s blog: http://okdork.com/blog/


Connect With Mike Doyle:

Website: https://www.drive80.com

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/themikedoyle

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/the_mikedoyal

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drive80

Email address: mike@drive80.com

 

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#21 - How To Generate Leads with Linkedin - Dennis Brown #21 - How To Generate Leads with Linkedin - Dennis Brown Mon, 18 Apr 2016 00:30:00 GMT 43:05 c6d17c929d061ca84456c9bcf214386b no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/21-how-to-generate-leads-with-linkedin-dennis-brown full 1 21 We have an awesome episode today with Dennis Brown an author, serial entrepreneur, full time Linkedin Specialists! Meet Dennis Brown from Linked Academy. 

He shares fascinating insights into how he developed his Linkedin lead generating system, and how to optimise your profile.

 

Let's connect on the WP Innovator Facebook Group over on:

http://leejacksondev.com/group


Core takeaways:

Pitch yourself, differentiate yourself. Don’t be the typical salesman and force your ideas on a potential client. Don’t treat your Linkedin profile as a resume, instead position yourself as a resource, an expert, an authority.

Lead with value and solutions, and it will position you as the go to guy/gal people will turn to.

Post updates that are specific to your target audience, share relevant content consistently and you will create a familiarity to your network.


Action You Can Apply Today:

Get out of your comfort zone. Market yourself on various platforms. Convert your digital connections offline so you can build a rapport immediately. Sales is relational, provide solutions for people. 


Resources:

The 7 habits of several successful Linkedin users: http://www.linkedacademy.com/


Connect With Dennis Brown Team:

Website: http://www.linkedacademy.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/askdennisbrown


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We have an awesome episode today with Dennis Brown an author, serial entrepreneur, full time Linkedin Specialists! Meet Dennis Brown from Linked Academy. 

He shares fascinating insights into how he developed his Linkedin lead generating system, and how to optimise your profile.

 

Let's connect on the WP Innovator Facebook Group over on:

http://leejacksondev.com/group


Core takeaways:

Pitch yourself, differentiate yourself. Don’t be the typical salesman and force your ideas on a potential client. Don’t treat your Linkedin profile as a resume, instead position yourself as a resource, an expert, an authority.

Lead with value and solutions, and it will position you as the go to guy/gal people will turn to.

Post updates that are specific to your target audience, share relevant content consistently and you will create a familiarity to your network.


Action You Can Apply Today:

Get out of your comfort zone. Market yourself on various platforms. Convert your digital connections offline so you can build a rapport immediately. Sales is relational, provide solutions for people. 


Resources:

The 7 habits of several successful Linkedin users: http://www.linkedacademy.com/


Connect With Dennis Brown Team:

Website: http://www.linkedacademy.com/

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/askdennisbrown


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#20 - Tools We Use In Our Web Agency #20 - Tools We Use In Our Web Agency Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:30:00 GMT 53:15 6741f338edfb3428ca177cecd49b4ac7 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79c7 full 1 20 Today we unpack all the tools we use to run our Web Agency. From how we manage leads and opportunities, through to how we deliver our services.

Grab the full list here:

http://leejacksondev.com/landing/episode-20-download/

The tools are categorised into:

 

Sales Administration/Communication Project Management Delivery

Sharing:

If you would like to share your own tools with the community or ask questions, why not get involved in the WP Innovator Facebook group:

http://leejacksondev.com/group

Remember, grab the full list here:

http://leejacksondev.com/landing/episode-20-download/

 

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Today we unpack all the tools we use to run our Web Agency. From how we manage leads and opportunities, through to how we deliver our services.

Grab the full list here:

http://leejacksondev.com/landing/episode-20-download/

The tools are categorised into:

 

Sales Administration/Communication Project Management Delivery

Sharing:

If you would like to share your own tools with the community or ask questions, why not get involved in the WP Innovator Facebook group:

http://leejacksondev.com/group

Remember, grab the full list here:

http://leejacksondev.com/landing/episode-20-download/

 

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#19 - From Cop To Agency Owner - Adam Davis #19 - From Cop To Agency Owner - Adam Davis Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:30:00 GMT 33:19 3bdfdd97805446e3bc4e88e2c52946f0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79c8 full 1 19 The fascinating story of a cop, turned author, turned full time web designer! Meet Adam Davis from Enlivify Total Solutions. He runs a web agency in sunny Alabama. I loved listening to Adam's story and outside of the podcast, I've grown to really enjoy the content he shares, his personality and his wonderful family pictures he regularly shares. A true gentleman!

Come join us at the WP Innovator Facebook Group on: http://leejacksondev.com/group


Biggest challenge:

Over committing and on-boarding queue. (Been there, wore that t-shirt... am I right?)

Unique Selling Point:

Monitors to ensure an agreed percentage revenue increase as a result of the web solutions provided.

Action You Can Apply Today:

Bookend your day

Sit down at the end of the day and ask the following:

_ What did I accomplish today _ What did I not accomplish today _ Why did I not accomplish it _ What could I have accomplished

Then write out 6 things you want to accomplish the next day.

Take the time to slow down mentally and get organised! Booom!


WordPress Plugins:

Sucuri: https://sucuri.net/ Yoast: https://yoast.com/ (The old favourite) OptimizePress: https://www.optimizepress.com/ Visual Composer: https://vc.wpbakery.com/

He said there were 100 or so he could pick from!!! I think 4 is enough for today ;)


Resources:

Adams Book - http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Truth-Encouraging-Messages-Enforcement/dp/1507819463

Entrepreneur: http://www.entrepreneur.com/

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/

Adam on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Adam-Davis

WP Elevation Podcast: http://www.wpelevation.com/

Andy Stanley: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/andy-stanley-leadership-podcast/id290055666?mt=2


Connect With Adam:

Company: http://www.enlivify.com/

Personal Site: http://www.adamdavis.co/

Email: adam@enlivify.com


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The fascinating story of a cop, turned author, turned full time web designer! Meet Adam Davis from Enlivify Total Solutions. He runs a web agency in sunny Alabama. I loved listening to Adam's story and outside of the podcast, I've grown to really enjoy the content he shares, his personality and his wonderful family pictures he regularly shares. A true gentleman!

Come join us at the WP Innovator Facebook Group on: http://leejacksondev.com/group


Biggest challenge:

Over committing and on-boarding queue. (Been there, wore that t-shirt... am I right?)

Unique Selling Point:

Monitors to ensure an agreed percentage revenue increase as a result of the web solutions provided.

Action You Can Apply Today:

Bookend your day

Sit down at the end of the day and ask the following:

_ What did I accomplish today _ What did I not accomplish today _ Why did I not accomplish it _ What could I have accomplished

Then write out 6 things you want to accomplish the next day.

Take the time to slow down mentally and get organised! Booom!


WordPress Plugins:

Sucuri: https://sucuri.net/ Yoast: https://yoast.com/ (The old favourite) OptimizePress: https://www.optimizepress.com/ Visual Composer: https://vc.wpbakery.com/

He said there were 100 or so he could pick from!!! I think 4 is enough for today ;)


Resources:

Adams Book - http://www.amazon.com/Spirit-Truth-Encouraging-Messages-Enforcement/dp/1507819463

Entrepreneur: http://www.entrepreneur.com/

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/

Adam on Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/Adam-Davis

WP Elevation Podcast: http://www.wpelevation.com/

Andy Stanley: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/andy-stanley-leadership-podcast/id290055666?mt=2


Connect With Adam:

Company: http://www.enlivify.com/

Personal Site: http://www.adamdavis.co/

Email: adam@enlivify.com


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<![CDATA[#18 - Creating Retainers - Barry O'Kane]]> Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:30:00 GMT 31:29 aa2d13fdce3d1e688f24ee99650d1465 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79c9 full 1 18 Meet Barry from Happy Porch. He focuses on turning what was pain, into success.....

A lot of web designers and agencies are often wondering how they could evolve retainers. Check out this episode where Barry unpacks awesome advice for creating retainer packages.

Come join us at the WP Innovator Facebook Group on: http://leejacksondev.com/group


Action You Can Apply Today:

Look at your team. Separate the core services you do, and the value add services. Consciously separate those out. See if you can get rid of some (the non profitable/time draining), or see if you can break them down into easier packages to manage client expectations. WordPress


Plugins: 

White Label CMS: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/white-label-cms/ 

Video User Manuals: http://www.videousermanuals.com/


Resources: 

Phillip Morgan - Positioning: https://philipmorganconsulting.com/ 

Brennan Dunn - Double your freelancing: http://doubleyourfreelancing.com/


Connect With Barry:

Email: hello@happyporch.com

Website: http://www.happyporch.com


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Meet Barry from Happy Porch. He focuses on turning what was pain, into success.....

A lot of web designers and agencies are often wondering how they could evolve retainers. Check out this episode where Barry unpacks awesome advice for creating retainer packages.

Come join us at the WP Innovator Facebook Group on: http://leejacksondev.com/group


Action You Can Apply Today:

Look at your team. Separate the core services you do, and the value add services. Consciously separate those out. See if you can get rid of some (the non profitable/time draining), or see if you can break them down into easier packages to manage client expectations. WordPress


Plugins: 

White Label CMS: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/white-label-cms/ 

Video User Manuals: http://www.videousermanuals.com/


Resources: 

Phillip Morgan - Positioning: https://philipmorganconsulting.com/ 

Brennan Dunn - Double your freelancing: http://doubleyourfreelancing.com/


Connect With Barry:

Email: hello@happyporch.com

Website: http://www.happyporch.com


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#17 - Virtualize Your Agency - Matt Inglot #17 - Virtualize Your Agency - Matt Inglot Mon, 21 Mar 2016 00:30:00 GMT 43:16 9588fc237cf548063eb7d37c0bcde166 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79ca full 1 17 We have a wonderful episode here for you with Matt Inglot an entrepreneur, podcaster and business coach from FreelanceTransformation.com. He shares fascinating insights into how he launched and the diversified his agency online.

Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com

Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code. 


Action You Can Apply Today:

Focus on your avatar as a client. Moving forward on projects, evaluate as you go. Don't be afraid to say no to time consuming leads that potentially may be unprofitable. Determine whether it’s a project you want to take on and invest in.

 

Resources:

Podcast: FreelanceTransformation.com

Calendly: https://calendly.com/

The Moz top 10: https://moz.com/moztop10

I will teach you to be rich: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com

 

Connect With Matt Inglot Team:

Email: matt@freelancetransformation.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattinglot

Website: http://www.freelancetransformation.com/


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We have a wonderful episode here for you with Matt Inglot an entrepreneur, podcaster and business coach from FreelanceTransformation.com. He shares fascinating insights into how he launched and the diversified his agency online.

Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com

Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code. 


Action You Can Apply Today:

Focus on your avatar as a client. Moving forward on projects, evaluate as you go. Don't be afraid to say no to time consuming leads that potentially may be unprofitable. Determine whether it’s a project you want to take on and invest in.

 

Resources:

Podcast: FreelanceTransformation.com

Calendly: https://calendly.com/

The Moz top 10: https://moz.com/moztop10

I will teach you to be rich: http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com

 

Connect With Matt Inglot Team:

Email: matt@freelancetransformation.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattinglot

Website: http://www.freelancetransformation.com/


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#16 - The Beaver Builder Team - Interview #16 - The Beaver Builder Team - Interview Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:30:00 GMT 43:12 5454f2a40700d3717613dd30f0738abc no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79cb full 1 16 What an honour! We have for you the Beaver Builder Team, the creators of the amazing visual builder for WordPress. Welcome Robby McCullough, Justin Busa and Billy Young who share with us their incredible journey.

Before we crack on, please head on over to our private Facebook group and connect with us and the growing community of WP Innovators. You can find it on http://leejacksondev.com/group


Action You Can Apply Today:

What you see is what you get! Just go for it! Have faith in yourself and your ideas and make it happen. Solve a problem that you have and eventually a product will be birthed as a result.


Connect With The Beaver Builder Team:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/beaverbuilder

Website: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/?fla=189

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wpbeaverbuilder


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What an honour! We have for you the Beaver Builder Team, the creators of the amazing visual builder for WordPress. Welcome Robby McCullough, Justin Busa and Billy Young who share with us their incredible journey.

Before we crack on, please head on over to our private Facebook group and connect with us and the growing community of WP Innovators. You can find it on http://leejacksondev.com/group


Action You Can Apply Today:

What you see is what you get! Just go for it! Have faith in yourself and your ideas and make it happen. Solve a problem that you have and eventually a product will be birthed as a result.


Connect With The Beaver Builder Team:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/beaverbuilder

Website: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/?fla=189

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wpbeaverbuilder


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#15 - Generate More Demand - Lawrence Howlett #15 - Generate More Demand - Lawrence Howlett Mon, 07 Mar 2016 00:30:00 GMT 47:51 86f16e7b3669b26c9e6be172c6970108 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/15-generate-more-demand-lawrence-howlett full 1 15 We have a fantastic episode here for you with Lawrence Howlett from New Edge Media and from More Demand, an amazing Web Agency involved with some biiiig players. He shares fascinating insights into running an agency, and also opens up some fantastic strategy you can apply to your business today!

Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com

Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code.

 

Action You Can Apply Today:

Create before you consume. Create what you want to do before anything else, blog or podcast. Consuming will cloud your mind. Understand your limitation 

 

Resources:

moredemand.co.uk/resources - A three step system to build your business.

101 ways to generate leads: Available to download from https://www.newedge.co.uk/.

 

WordPress Plugins:

Webinar ignition: http://webinarignition.com/

Yoast: https://yoast.com/

Lead boxes: http://www.leadpages.net/

Sumo me:https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/sumome/

 

Connect With Lawrence:

Twitter: @lawrencehowlett

Website: https://www.newedge.co.uk/

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/newedgemedia


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We have a fantastic episode here for you with Lawrence Howlett from New Edge Media and from More Demand, an amazing Web Agency involved with some biiiig players. He shares fascinating insights into running an agency, and also opens up some fantastic strategy you can apply to your business today!

Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com

Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code.

 

Action You Can Apply Today:

Create before you consume. Create what you want to do before anything else, blog or podcast. Consuming will cloud your mind. Understand your limitation 

 

Resources:

moredemand.co.uk/resources - A three step system to build your business.

101 ways to generate leads: Available to download from https://www.newedge.co.uk/.

 

WordPress Plugins:

Webinar ignition: http://webinarignition.com/

Yoast: https://yoast.com/

Lead boxes: http://www.leadpages.net/

Sumo me:https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/sumome/

 

Connect With Lawrence:

Twitter: @lawrencehowlett

Website: https://www.newedge.co.uk/

Linkedin: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/newedgemedia


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#14 - An Insight Into Content Marketing - Sarah Moore #14 - An Insight Into Content Marketing - Sarah Moore Mon, 29 Feb 2016 00:30:00 GMT 53:38 f742708d5abaeb22b272d374a183acf3 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/episode-14-an-insight-into-content-marketing-sarah-moore full 1 14 As design and web agencies, we are so often so busy on producing for others, that we neglect our own ongoing marketing. This can lead to a feast and famine culture within an agency. It's really important that we develop ongoing strategies for lead generation, and keeping that pipeline looking healthy.


Let's connect:

We have launched a free but private Facebook group where we can all connect to discuss episodes, as well as questions and more. Lets create a community of peers that support each other and add value! See you at:

http://leejacksondev.com/group


Show Notes:

In this episode we explore, with Sarah Moore, content marketing as one of the main activities an agency can invest their time, money and effort in to generate results. Find out the answers to questions such as:

_ What is one of your strategies that you use as a social media consultant _ Why is content marketing so important _ What does content marketing actually involve _ How much content should you produce _ Could you give us some examples of how you can re-purpose content 


Connect with Sarah: 

Twitter - Corporate: https://twitter.com/elevenlights

Twitter - Direct: https://twitter.com/the_sarah_moore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elevenlightsmedia


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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As design and web agencies, we are so often so busy on producing for others, that we neglect our own ongoing marketing. This can lead to a feast and famine culture within an agency. It's really important that we develop ongoing strategies for lead generation, and keeping that pipeline looking healthy.


Let's connect:

We have launched a free but private Facebook group where we can all connect to discuss episodes, as well as questions and more. Lets create a community of peers that support each other and add value! See you at:

http://leejacksondev.com/group


Show Notes:

In this episode we explore, with Sarah Moore, content marketing as one of the main activities an agency can invest their time, money and effort in to generate results. Find out the answers to questions such as:

_ What is one of your strategies that you use as a social media consultant _ Why is content marketing so important _ What does content marketing actually involve _ How much content should you produce _ Could you give us some examples of how you can re-purpose content 


Connect with Sarah: 

Twitter - Corporate: https://twitter.com/elevenlights

Twitter - Direct: https://twitter.com/the_sarah_moore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/elevenlightsmedia


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Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#13 - Marketing A Web Agency - Clay Mosley #13 - Marketing A Web Agency - Clay Mosley Mon, 22 Feb 2016 00:30:00 GMT 41:15 4087ff8f7a59d1ca26ba2ec7afaa0fa9 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/13-marketing-a-web-agency-clay-mosley full 1 13 We have a fantastic episode here for you with Clay Mosley from Rock City Digital, an amazing Web Design company, He is also the man behind claymosley.com and the 100k academy. He shares fascinating insights into how he got started, and how he has marketed his web agency.

Message from our sponsor:

Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com 

Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code. 


Action You Can Apply Today:

Sell everyday. Even if it’s just a tweet or a Facebook post.

Refine your processes.

Videos, Videos, Videos. Videos help raise your local credibility and can replay as evergreen content.


Resources:

Millo Blog platform: https://millo.co/


WordPress Plugins:

Yoast SEO: https://yoast.com/

Google Analytics: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/googleanalytics/


Connect With Clay:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mosley_clay


Websites:

https://claymosley.com

https://rockcitydigital.com/

https://100kacademy.com/

Email: clay@claymosley.com

Snapchat: claymosley


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We have a fantastic episode here for you with Clay Mosley from Rock City Digital, an amazing Web Design company, He is also the man behind claymosley.com and the 100k academy. He shares fascinating insights into how he got started, and how he has marketed his web agency.

Message from our sponsor:

Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com 

Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code. 


Action You Can Apply Today:

Sell everyday. Even if it’s just a tweet or a Facebook post.

Refine your processes.

Videos, Videos, Videos. Videos help raise your local credibility and can replay as evergreen content.


Resources:

Millo Blog platform: https://millo.co/


WordPress Plugins:

Yoast SEO: https://yoast.com/

Google Analytics: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/googleanalytics/


Connect With Clay:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/mosley_clay


Websites:

https://claymosley.com

https://rockcitydigital.com/

https://100kacademy.com/

Email: clay@claymosley.com

Snapchat: claymosley


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#12 - Social Media In Our Agency #12 - Social Media In Our Agency Mon, 15 Feb 2016 00:30:00 GMT 41:01 0ebb2a96319bd9a16cb4332eba357558 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/12-social-media-in-our-agency full 1 12 Sit back and relax with Lee as he shares the story of how he and the team changed direction with their social media strategy. A fascinating insight into the thought process, actions and activities of the team within a digital agency.

Hear Lee lay out all the problems faced, and the solutions that were put in place. The story is taken right up to the present day because this is an ever evolving adventure.....

 

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Sit back and relax with Lee as he shares the story of how he and the team changed direction with their social media strategy. A fascinating insight into the thought process, actions and activities of the team within a digital agency.

Hear Lee lay out all the problems faced, and the solutions that were put in place. The story is taken right up to the present day because this is an ever evolving adventure.....

 

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#11 - Running A WordPress Theme Business - Ionut Neagu #11 - Running A WordPress Theme Business - Ionut Neagu Mon, 08 Feb 2016 00:30:00 GMT 37:45 a31edb01791e65268c672d89fb404ae1 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/11-running-a-wordpress-theme-business-ionut-neagu full 1 11 We have a fantastic episode here for you with Ionut Neagu from Theme Isle, an online WordPress theme club. He shares fascinating insights into how he got started, and how he has marketed his business. Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code.SHOW NOTES:


Action You Can Apply Today:

Don't be afraid to invest. Some examples shared where when Ionut invested in a pre-made Plugin he bought the rights to, or the HTML for his latest and greatest WordPress theme. 


Resources:  

Post Status: https://poststatus.com/

Wait But Why: http://waitbutwhy.com/ 

WordPress Plugins: Yoast: https://yoast.com/

Easy Digital Downloads: https://easydigitaldownloads.com/

Revive Old Posts: http://themeisle.com/plugins/tweet-old-post-pro/

Easy Content Types: http://themeisle.com/plugins/easy-content-types/ 


Connect With Ionut: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hackinglife7

Theme Isle Twitter: https://twitter.com/themeisle

Theme Isle: http://themeisle.com/

Email: hi@ionutn.com


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We have a fantastic episode here for you with Ionut Neagu from Theme Isle, an online WordPress theme club. He shares fascinating insights into how he got started, and how he has marketed his business. Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code.SHOW NOTES:


Action You Can Apply Today:

Don't be afraid to invest. Some examples shared where when Ionut invested in a pre-made Plugin he bought the rights to, or the HTML for his latest and greatest WordPress theme. 


Resources:  

Post Status: https://poststatus.com/

Wait But Why: http://waitbutwhy.com/ 

WordPress Plugins: Yoast: https://yoast.com/

Easy Digital Downloads: https://easydigitaldownloads.com/

Revive Old Posts: http://themeisle.com/plugins/tweet-old-post-pro/

Easy Content Types: http://themeisle.com/plugins/easy-content-types/ 


Connect With Ionut: 

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hackinglife7

Theme Isle Twitter: https://twitter.com/themeisle

Theme Isle: http://themeisle.com/

Email: hi@ionutn.com


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#10 - The Best Ideas Stick - Russ Perry - Design Pickle #10 - The Best Ideas Stick - Russ Perry - Design Pickle Mon, 01 Feb 2016 00:30:00 GMT 46:42 09e7202a2fed5aab1a6483013e8e3eca no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/10-the-best-ideas-stick-russ-perry-design-pickle full 1 10 We have an amazing episode with you with Russ Perry. He has launched a business that comes at design in a whole different way. Russ is also a WordPress geek and has some great tools to share. Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code.SHOW NOTES:


Action You Can Apply Today:

Create environments where you are not distracted. Example a coffee shop, in the park, wherever to give yourself the ability to come up with solutions. Remember too that the best ideas stick. Don't panic about writing it all down! 


Resources:

We covered a lot here: 

Cal Newport Blog: http://calnewport.com/

Deep Work Book: http://calnewport.com/books/deep-work/

Four Hour Work Week: http://fourhourworkweek.com/

Weekly Pickle: http://designpickle.com/weeklypickle 


WordPress Plugins: 

Pretty Links: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/Example that made me face-palm. Use it for your scheduling service in case you change your scheduler in the future! 


Connect With Russ: 

Design Pickle: http://designpickle.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/designpickle


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We have an amazing episode with you with Russ Perry. He has launched a business that comes at design in a whole different way. Russ is also a WordPress geek and has some great tools to share. Before we crack on, be sure to check out our new plugin SociPress: http://socipress.com Twitter automation from within your WordPress website. The perfect upsell to your WordPress clients. You can check it out on leejacksondev.com/plugin and get 10% off using the promo code.SHOW NOTES:


Action You Can Apply Today:

Create environments where you are not distracted. Example a coffee shop, in the park, wherever to give yourself the ability to come up with solutions. Remember too that the best ideas stick. Don't panic about writing it all down! 


Resources:

We covered a lot here: 

Cal Newport Blog: http://calnewport.com/

Deep Work Book: http://calnewport.com/books/deep-work/

Four Hour Work Week: http://fourhourworkweek.com/

Weekly Pickle: http://designpickle.com/weeklypickle 


WordPress Plugins: 

Pretty Links: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/Example that made me face-palm. Use it for your scheduling service in case you change your scheduler in the future! 


Connect With Russ: 

Design Pickle: http://designpickle.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/designpickle


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#9 - Build Stuff People Care About - Mat Newton #9 - Build Stuff People Care About - Mat Newton Mon, 25 Jan 2016 00:30:00 GMT 46:08 29638092488690ebd979b3c13d8a1a6c no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/9-build-stuff-people-care-about-mat-newton full 1 9 Today we interview Mat Newton from the Web Agency Podcast and Tourism Tiger. We discover behind the scenes of his Niche website business focused on the tourism industry where he has productised websites using WordPress multisite. Mat has many amazing stories both of his business and of his travels, there is so much we can learn from him, so.... enjoy 


Recommended Plugin:

Advanced Custom Fields: http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/


Recommended Online Resources:

Web Agency Podcast: http://www.webagencypodcast.com/

Dynamite Circle: http://www.tropicalmba.com/dc/

Tropicla MBA: http://www.tropicalmba.com/


Action To Apply Today:

If you have never hired an assistant online, you are missing out one of the biggest time liberators you can ever enjoy.

If it is repetitive and can be systemised/documented, then boom, look at getting a VA on it.

Mat's plug ;) - http://jobrack.eu/


Connect with Mat:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/himatthewnewton - https://twitter.com/WebAgencyCast

Web: http://www.webagencypodcast.com/ - https://www.tourismtiger.com/


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Today we interview Mat Newton from the Web Agency Podcast and Tourism Tiger. We discover behind the scenes of his Niche website business focused on the tourism industry where he has productised websites using WordPress multisite. Mat has many amazing stories both of his business and of his travels, there is so much we can learn from him, so.... enjoy 


Recommended Plugin:

Advanced Custom Fields: http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/


Recommended Online Resources:

Web Agency Podcast: http://www.webagencypodcast.com/

Dynamite Circle: http://www.tropicalmba.com/dc/

Tropicla MBA: http://www.tropicalmba.com/


Action To Apply Today:

If you have never hired an assistant online, you are missing out one of the biggest time liberators you can ever enjoy.

If it is repetitive and can be systemised/documented, then boom, look at getting a VA on it.

Mat's plug ;) - http://jobrack.eu/


Connect with Mat:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/himatthewnewton - https://twitter.com/WebAgencyCast

Web: http://www.webagencypodcast.com/ - https://www.tourismtiger.com/


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#8 - Epic Social Media Strategy with Sarah Moore #8 - Epic Social Media Strategy with Sarah Moore Mon, 18 Jan 2016 00:30:00 GMT 53:27 1e2e45f4d8772cc29857b875e3e9045f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/8-epic-social-media-strategy-with-sarah-moore full 1 8 Join Lee and Sarah as she drops value galore sharing social media strategy and advice.

Sponsor:

Check out our sponsor, SociPress, The World's First Set And Forget Twitter Solution For WordPress

http://leejacksondev.com/plugin

 

Show Notes:

Having reviewed analytics, there appeared to be little to no traffic on the transcription pages, so we have placed a hold on these for now. If however you feel they enhance your experience with the podcast, please let us know on: http://leejacksondev.com/contact

Action To Apply Today:

Figure out what is doable for you, then be consistent in that.

If it is once a week? Do it.

Once a month? Do it.

 

Connect with Sarah:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Sarah_Moore

 

Recommended Online Resources:

Buffer Blog: https://blog.bufferapp.com/

Socially Sorted: http://sociallysorted.com.au/


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Join Lee and Sarah as she drops value galore sharing social media strategy and advice.

Sponsor:

Check out our sponsor, SociPress, The World's First Set And Forget Twitter Solution For WordPress

http://leejacksondev.com/plugin

 

Show Notes:

Having reviewed analytics, there appeared to be little to no traffic on the transcription pages, so we have placed a hold on these for now. If however you feel they enhance your experience with the podcast, please let us know on: http://leejacksondev.com/contact

Action To Apply Today:

Figure out what is doable for you, then be consistent in that.

If it is once a week? Do it.

Once a month? Do it.

 

Connect with Sarah:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/The_Sarah_Moore

 

Recommended Online Resources:

Buffer Blog: https://blog.bufferapp.com/

Socially Sorted: http://sociallysorted.com.au/


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#7 - Valuing Time To Make Better Decisions - Jon Perez #7 - Valuing Time To Make Better Decisions - Jon Perez Mon, 11 Jan 2016 07:34:03 GMT 44:05 f583c6694dcf96a62bc4084e916fbbc1 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/7-valuing-time-to-make-better-decisions-jon-perez full 1 7 We were honoured to have Jon Perez from Sure Fire Web Services on the podcast today. He was introduced to us by Kim Doyal the WP Chick, and we had a blast. Join Lee and Jon as they giggle through a 40 minute podcast, whilst value bombs drop left right and centre!

Special Offer:

As a listener to the WP Podcast, we'd like to add more value to your business, so lets have a free 10 minute strategy call with you and Lee Jackson. Check out the details here: http://leejacksondev.com/freecall


Show Notes:

Having reviewed analytics, there appeared to be little to no traffic on the transcription pages, so we have placed a hold on these for now. If however you feel they enhance your experience with the podcast, please let us know on: http://leejacksondev.com/contact

Jons Takeaways:

Value your time to help you make better decisions.

Action To Apply Today:

STOP.... take a break for an hour, look at your business as a whole.

Make note of:

_ why you are doing what

_ what you are doing

_ make note of things that work

_ make note of things that need to change

Note from Lee: This could all be focused on evaluating what you do in your business, what is a time drain, why are you doing it, do you have to do it, if you do is there a more efficient way to do it.

Connect with Jon:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SureFireWebServ

Web: http://surefirewebservices.com

His Rap Album :) http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=79758&content=music His amazing course to save you time: https://surefirewebservices.com/learn-to-build-websites-faster/ WordPress Plugins: Beaver Builder: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/?fla=189 Views Plugin: https://wp-types.com/home/views-create-elegant-displays-for-your-content/Recommended Online Resources:

Web Design From Scratch: http://webdesignfromscratch.com/

 

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We were honoured to have Jon Perez from Sure Fire Web Services on the podcast today. He was introduced to us by Kim Doyal the WP Chick, and we had a blast. Join Lee and Jon as they giggle through a 40 minute podcast, whilst value bombs drop left right and centre!

Special Offer:

As a listener to the WP Podcast, we'd like to add more value to your business, so lets have a free 10 minute strategy call with you and Lee Jackson. Check out the details here: http://leejacksondev.com/freecall


Show Notes:

Having reviewed analytics, there appeared to be little to no traffic on the transcription pages, so we have placed a hold on these for now. If however you feel they enhance your experience with the podcast, please let us know on: http://leejacksondev.com/contact

Jons Takeaways:

Value your time to help you make better decisions.

Action To Apply Today:

STOP.... take a break for an hour, look at your business as a whole.

Make note of:

_ why you are doing what

_ what you are doing

_ make note of things that work

_ make note of things that need to change

Note from Lee: This could all be focused on evaluating what you do in your business, what is a time drain, why are you doing it, do you have to do it, if you do is there a more efficient way to do it.

Connect with Jon:

Twitter: http://twitter.com/SureFireWebServ

Web: http://surefirewebservices.com

His Rap Album :) http://www.soundclick.com/bands/default.cfm?bandID=79758&content=music His amazing course to save you time: https://surefirewebservices.com/learn-to-build-websites-faster/ WordPress Plugins: Beaver Builder: https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/?fla=189 Views Plugin: https://wp-types.com/home/views-create-elegant-displays-for-your-content/Recommended Online Resources:

Web Design From Scratch: http://webdesignfromscratch.com/

 

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Msg: Help test our new WordPress plugin. Special rewards. Msg: Help test our new WordPress plugin. Special rewards. Thu, 07 Jan 2016 17:27:01 GMT 1:29 c48b0c5a16dddfee57a8d55e7c9c27dd no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79d5 full Quick message to reach out to our listeners. We are launching SociPress and are looking for BETA testers to help us test the product.

SociPress is: The World's First Set And Forget Twitter Solution For WordPress

We are SUPER excited about it and are looking to get you involved.

Check it out here:

http://socipress.com/

OFFER:

If you get selected for the BETA programme you get it free forever for one site!

If you don't but still signed up before launch date, will will give you a crazy bonkers discount!

Have an awesome day guys!

Lee


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Quick message to reach out to our listeners. We are launching SociPress and are looking for BETA testers to help us test the product.

SociPress is: The World's First Set And Forget Twitter Solution For WordPress

We are SUPER excited about it and are looking to get you involved.

Check it out here:

http://socipress.com/

OFFER:

If you get selected for the BETA programme you get it free forever for one site!

If you don't but still signed up before launch date, will will give you a crazy bonkers discount!

Have an awesome day guys!

Lee


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#6 - Becoming More Than Average - Jan Koch WP Summit #6 - Becoming More Than Average - Jan Koch WP Summit Mon, 04 Jan 2016 00:30:00 GMT 43:54 81cead696f4d610f9c18c2121c953752 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/6-becoming-more-than-average-jan-koch-wp-summit full 1 6 Join Lee (full of man-flu so bear with him) as he talks with the one and only Jan Koch of WP Summit fame!

Jan is the founder of the WP Summit, an epic online conference that was packed with amazing speakers. He also runs a web development business, and is a coach for entrepreneurs helping them make money with WordPress.

Do you want to get involved with the podcast? Get in touch on:

http://leejacksondev.com/contact/


Show notes:

*For those with audio impairment, we have transcribed the full conversation here:

http://leejacksondev.com/podcast/transcripts/episode-6-jan-koch/ *

Do you use the transcripts? Get in touch if you do to help us understand if they are valuable to you as we are reviewing them at present: http://leejacksondev.com/contact/


Main Takeaway:

Implement a task management system. Don't RE-act, act and be in control of what you are doing. Check out "Getting Things done" http://gettingthingsdone.com/


Connect with Jan

Jans site: http://jkoch.me

Mastery Club: http://wpmastery.club

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamjankoch

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/iusewordpress


Recommended Plugins/Resources:

Filament: http://filament.io/

Getting Things Done: http://gettingthingsdone.com/ 


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Join Lee (full of man-flu so bear with him) as he talks with the one and only Jan Koch of WP Summit fame!

Jan is the founder of the WP Summit, an epic online conference that was packed with amazing speakers. He also runs a web development business, and is a coach for entrepreneurs helping them make money with WordPress.

Do you want to get involved with the podcast? Get in touch on:

http://leejacksondev.com/contact/


Show notes:

*For those with audio impairment, we have transcribed the full conversation here:

http://leejacksondev.com/podcast/transcripts/episode-6-jan-koch/ *

Do you use the transcripts? Get in touch if you do to help us understand if they are valuable to you as we are reviewing them at present: http://leejacksondev.com/contact/


Main Takeaway:

Implement a task management system. Don't RE-act, act and be in control of what you are doing. Check out "Getting Things done" http://gettingthingsdone.com/


Connect with Jan

Jans site: http://jkoch.me

Mastery Club: http://wpmastery.club

Twitter: https://twitter.com/iamjankoch

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/iusewordpress


Recommended Plugins/Resources:

Filament: http://filament.io/

Getting Things Done: http://gettingthingsdone.com/ 


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Bonus Episode: Getting A Better Brief From Your Client Bonus Episode: Getting A Better Brief From Your Client Wed, 30 Dec 2015 21:51:15 GMT 9:20 72936d0f417ee984a3923f93ab013175 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79d7 full Want to be able to get a better brief from your client? Take the next 10 mins for some tips on how to draw out of your client what they need, as well as encouragement for up-selling your consultative services.

This "mobile" episode was recorded in pouring rain (typical British weather), whilst battling traffic. (typical British roads). No amount of sound editing will make this sound amazing, but the content is too important NOT to share! 


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Want to be able to get a better brief from your client? Take the next 10 mins for some tips on how to draw out of your client what they need, as well as encouragement for up-selling your consultative services.

This "mobile" episode was recorded in pouring rain (typical British weather), whilst battling traffic. (typical British roads). No amount of sound editing will make this sound amazing, but the content is too important NOT to share! 


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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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#5 - Troy Dean - Building A Better WordPress Business #5 - Troy Dean - Building A Better WordPress Business Mon, 28 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 46:28 5143a4cb6bf70ff0437307c68b93d1b2 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5-troy-dean-building-a-better-wordpress-business full 1 5 Join Lee as he talks with the one and only Troy Dean of WP Elevation Fame!

COMING UP NEXT WEEK! Lee talks with Jan Koch from http://jkoch.me, restart specialist and all round amazing guy!

Do you want to get involved with the podcast? Get in touch on:

http://leejacksondev.com/contact/


Show notes:

*For those with audio impairment, we have transcribed the full conversation here:

http://leejacksondev.com/podcast/transcripts/episode-5-troy-dean/*


Main Takeaway:

Unsubscribe from all those emails you don't get super excited about reading, then use the time saved to PLAN. "most people don’t achieve what they want in business, because they don’t know what they want in business."


Connect with Troy

Web: http://troydean.com.au/

WP Elevation: http://www.wpelevation.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/troydean


Recommended Resources:

Optin-Monster: http://optinmonster.com

Video User Manuals: http://www.videousermanuals.com/


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Join Lee as he talks with the one and only Troy Dean of WP Elevation Fame!

COMING UP NEXT WEEK! Lee talks with Jan Koch from http://jkoch.me, restart specialist and all round amazing guy!

Do you want to get involved with the podcast? Get in touch on:

http://leejacksondev.com/contact/


Show notes:

*For those with audio impairment, we have transcribed the full conversation here:

http://leejacksondev.com/podcast/transcripts/episode-5-troy-dean/*


Main Takeaway:

Unsubscribe from all those emails you don't get super excited about reading, then use the time saved to PLAN. "most people don’t achieve what they want in business, because they don’t know what they want in business."


Connect with Troy

Web: http://troydean.com.au/

WP Elevation: http://www.wpelevation.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/troydean


Recommended Resources:

Optin-Monster: http://optinmonster.com

Video User Manuals: http://www.videousermanuals.com/


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Day 12 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 12 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Thu, 24 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 2:05 8520fc18d46b88e93d2455aa6bd5b050 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79d9 Get a FREE WordPress security and site review full Merry Christmas, are offering 5 FREE WordPress website security and performance reviews to the first 5 people who sign up here:

http://leejacksondev.com/freereview

The Tip: You can use the following tools to improve your client's site security, and speed it up.

iThemes Security: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/

WP Rocket: http://wp-rocket.me/

 

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Merry Christmas, are offering 5 FREE WordPress website security and performance reviews to the first 5 people who sign up here:

http://leejacksondev.com/freereview

The Tip: You can use the following tools to improve your client's site security, and speed it up.

iThemes Security: https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/better-wp-security/

WP Rocket: http://wp-rocket.me/

 

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Day 11 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 11 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 1:24 7c2fb835cb02c58defeda41ce3d66564 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79da Visually Edit CSS full Visually edit your client sites with SiteOriginCSS allowing you to control all style branding elements.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/so-css/


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Visually edit your client sites with SiteOriginCSS allowing you to control all style branding elements.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/so-css/


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Day 10 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 10 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Tue, 22 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 1:22 4626d5f4dcd154887f633b5beae9d3b9 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79db Give clients more control. full Create extra fields and epic branding WordPress option panels for your clients using Advanced Custom Fields.

http://www.advancedcustomfields.com


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Create extra fields and epic branding WordPress option panels for your clients using Advanced Custom Fields.

http://www.advancedcustomfields.com


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#4 – Learning And Monetising New Skills – Laurence Bradford #4 – Learning And Monetising New Skills – Laurence Bradford Mon, 21 Dec 2015 01:26:17 GMT 40:50 2894955ea7b5a183ba46f29c1d3ee2f8 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/4-learning-and-monetising-new-skills-laurence-bradford full 1 4 Join Lee as he talks with Laurence Bradford from LearnToCodeWith.me.

Laurence not only shares the value of learning new skills as an entrepreneur, but also shares some valuable insights into how she runs her own business and generates revenue through content marketing and more.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK! Lee talks with Troy Dean. Troy is a LEGEND... Episode not to be missed! Subscribe today.

Do you want to get involved with the podcast? Get in touch on:

http://leejacksondev.com/contact/


Show notes:

*For those with audio impairment, we have transcribed the full conversation here:

http://leejacksondev.com/podcast/transcripts/episode-4-learning-monetising-new-skills-laurence-bradford/*


Laurence's Main Takeaway:

Put yourself out there

Highlighted items you should check out

The best Udemy courses for learning to code. An article that has helped Laurence generate a lot of income: learntocodewith.me/reviews/best-udemy-courses/

Laurence's Facebook Group: newbiecoderwarehouse.com


Connect with Laurence

Email: laurence@learntocodewith.me

Twitter: https://twitter.com/learncodewithme

Website: http://learntocodewith.me/


Laurence's Recommended Resources:

Co-schedule (seems popular!) http://coschedule.com/

HARO - Help A Reporter Out - http://www.helpareporter.com/


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Join Lee as he talks with Laurence Bradford from LearnToCodeWith.me.

Laurence not only shares the value of learning new skills as an entrepreneur, but also shares some valuable insights into how she runs her own business and generates revenue through content marketing and more.

COMING UP NEXT WEEK! Lee talks with Troy Dean. Troy is a LEGEND... Episode not to be missed! Subscribe today.

Do you want to get involved with the podcast? Get in touch on:

http://leejacksondev.com/contact/


Show notes:

*For those with audio impairment, we have transcribed the full conversation here:

http://leejacksondev.com/podcast/transcripts/episode-4-learning-monetising-new-skills-laurence-bradford/*


Laurence's Main Takeaway:

Put yourself out there

Highlighted items you should check out

The best Udemy courses for learning to code. An article that has helped Laurence generate a lot of income: learntocodewith.me/reviews/best-udemy-courses/

Laurence's Facebook Group: newbiecoderwarehouse.com


Connect with Laurence

Email: laurence@learntocodewith.me

Twitter: https://twitter.com/learncodewithme

Website: http://learntocodewith.me/


Laurence's Recommended Resources:

Co-schedule (seems popular!) http://coschedule.com/

HARO - Help A Reporter Out - http://www.helpareporter.com/


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Day 9 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 9 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Mon, 21 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 1:05 c0c0b2330d99e7b24c23f537439c96e3 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79dd WooCommerce is capable of so much more! full WooCommerce can be used as a Membership and Subscription system too!

Check out the membership plugin: www.woothemes.com/products/woocommerce-memberships/


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WooCommerce can be used as a Membership and Subscription system too!

Check out the membership plugin: www.woothemes.com/products/woocommerce-memberships/


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Day 8 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 8 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Sun, 20 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 1:23 a892488d2551445f74c38fbd5b15a5e0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79de Give clients more control with a visual builder full Provide your clients with a visual builder you can control that will cement their opinion of you as an epic agency. Check out Beaver Builder today:

https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/?fla=189


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Provide your clients with a visual builder you can control that will cement their opinion of you as an epic agency. Check out Beaver Builder today:

https://www.wpbeaverbuilder.com/?fla=189


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Day 7 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 7 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Sat, 19 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 1:09 b8268e56a950dbb65f50582662574811 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79df Control WordPress Updates full To control what a client can or cannot update in their WordPress install, implement the "Easy Update Manager" plugin.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/stops-core-theme-and-plugin-updates/

 

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To control what a client can or cannot update in their WordPress install, implement the "Easy Update Manager" plugin.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/stops-core-theme-and-plugin-updates/

 

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Day 6 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 6 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Fri, 18 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT 1:06 d30bf829efbcbe4705732196f798b9fe no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79e0 Duplicating WordPress Sites full To easily clone a client site so you can test WordPress updates, use the Duplicator plugin.https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/


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To easily clone a client site so you can test WordPress updates, use the Duplicator plugin.https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/duplicator/


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Day 5 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 5 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Thu, 17 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 1:23 1f23a60e061d60d12307e3bc7ad233d6 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79e1 WPBoom full To help avoid missing something changed on larger client websites by a WordPress update, us WPBoom.

http://www.wpboom.com/


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To help avoid missing something changed on larger client websites by a WordPress update, us WPBoom.

http://www.wpboom.com/


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Day 4 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 4 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 1:08 5c0918850e97779b358fc28507e5e61a no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79e2 Fix A Hack full You can easily clean hacks/viruses from a WordPress site for free using WordFence.

https://www.wordfence.com/


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You can easily clean hacks/viruses from a WordPress site for free using WordFence.

https://www.wordfence.com/


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Day 3 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 3 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 1:26 02691b8068ca9fdb1ed31bf71ac81d40 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79e3 WordPress Multisite full Save money on hosting and time by running groups of similar sites in a WordPress Multisite setup.

http://leejacksondev.com/ways-to-use-wordpress-multisite/


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Save money on hosting and time by running groups of similar sites in a WordPress Multisite setup.

http://leejacksondev.com/ways-to-use-wordpress-multisite/


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#3 - Kim Doyal - Just show up and be yourself. #3 - Kim Doyal - Just show up and be yourself. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 01:00:00 GMT 1:07:14 7e070b157ca9c00cfe9d3fe12f8d880e no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/3-kim-doyal-just-show-up-and-be-yourself full 1 3 Join Lee as he talks with Kim Doyal THE WordPress Chick.

Kim shares amazing advice throughout as gives us a heads up on an amazing tool for content creation.

Do you want to get involved with the podcast? Get in touch on:

http://leejacksondev.com/contact/


Show notes:

*For those with audio impairment, we have transcribed the full conversation here:

http://leejacksondev.com/podcast/transcripts/episode-3-just-show-up-kim-doyal/*


Kims Main Takeaway:

Just show up and be yourself.


Connect with Kim

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimdoyal

Just Show Up Launch: http://thewpchick.com/just-show-up/


Kim's Recommended Resource:

http://coschedule.com/

and their Headline Analyzer:

http://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer


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Join Lee as he talks with Kim Doyal THE WordPress Chick.

Kim shares amazing advice throughout as gives us a heads up on an amazing tool for content creation.

Do you want to get involved with the podcast? Get in touch on:

http://leejacksondev.com/contact/


Show notes:

*For those with audio impairment, we have transcribed the full conversation here:

http://leejacksondev.com/podcast/transcripts/episode-3-just-show-up-kim-doyal/*


Kims Main Takeaway:

Just show up and be yourself.


Connect with Kim

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kimdoyal

Just Show Up Launch: http://thewpchick.com/just-show-up/


Kim's Recommended Resource:

http://coschedule.com/

and their Headline Analyzer:

http://coschedule.com/headline-analyzer


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Day 2 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 2 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Mon, 14 Dec 2015 00:30:00 GMT 1:13 c212fecb6e2b327035496a2beac2a724 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79e5 301 Redirect Tool full If a client has changed the url of a page that has high SEO traction, you can redirect search engines to it with the 301 redirect tool.

Check it out here:

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/simple-301-redirects/

Merry Christmas


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If a client has changed the url of a page that has high SEO traction, you can redirect search engines to it with the 301 redirect tool.

Check it out here:

https://en-gb.wordpress.org/plugins/simple-301-redirects/

Merry Christmas


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Day 1 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Day 1 of 12 days of WordPress Tips Sun, 13 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT 1:26 191c882b930a7f2b0d6c9de28546932f no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79e6 Cloudflare full You can speed up your client websites without needing to be a total nerd with easy to use Cloudflare.

Check our our blog here to learn how:

http://leejacksondev.com/how-to-secure-wordpress-with-a-firewall-using-cloudflare/

 

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You can speed up your client websites without needing to be a total nerd with easy to use Cloudflare.

Check our our blog here to learn how:

http://leejacksondev.com/how-to-secure-wordpress-with-a-firewall-using-cloudflare/

 

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#2 - Launching A Product #2 - Launching A Product Mon, 07 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT 41:43 0d1f205b76bffce1b5439167df4968a0 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/2-launching-a-product full 1 2 Join Lee as he talks with Hani Mourra about the three amazing WordPress products he has launched, his journey and the lessons he has learned along the way.

Hani is FULL of amazing advice and drops "value bombs" over and over again.


Show notes:

*For those with audio impairment, we have transcribed the full conversation here:

http://leejacksondev.com/podcast/transcripts/episode-2/*


Hani's Main Takeaway:

Take action, and get your product or service out to the market. Don't delay.


Connect with Hani

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hanimourra

Check out his plugins

http://simplelivepress.com/

http://simplepodcastpress.com/

http://simplevideopress.com/


Hani's Recommended Plugins:

Limit Login Attempts: https://wordpress.org/plugins/limit-login-attempts/

Pretty Link Lite: https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/

OptimizePress: https://www.optimizepress.com/


Hani's Recommended Resource:

Podcast - Startups for the rest of us: http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/


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Join Lee as he talks with Hani Mourra about the three amazing WordPress products he has launched, his journey and the lessons he has learned along the way.

Hani is FULL of amazing advice and drops "value bombs" over and over again.


Show notes:

*For those with audio impairment, we have transcribed the full conversation here:

http://leejacksondev.com/podcast/transcripts/episode-2/*


Hani's Main Takeaway:

Take action, and get your product or service out to the market. Don't delay.


Connect with Hani

Twitter: https://twitter.com/hanimourra

Check out his plugins

http://simplelivepress.com/

http://simplepodcastpress.com/

http://simplevideopress.com/


Hani's Recommended Plugins:

Limit Login Attempts: https://wordpress.org/plugins/limit-login-attempts/

Pretty Link Lite: https://wordpress.org/plugins/pretty-link/

OptimizePress: https://www.optimizepress.com/


Hani's Recommended Resource:

Podcast - Startups for the rest of us: http://www.startupsfortherestofus.com/


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#1 - Powerful WordPress Plugins #1 - Powerful WordPress Plugins Mon, 30 Nov 2015 06:05:47 GMT 37:45 8f1e2169c8604ac7895240c7ccc628cd no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/1-powerful-wordpress-plugins full 1 1 Join us for our first ever episode as we interview Nik Vimal, a WordPress developer who has been lucky enough to work with leading WordPress businesses such as Rocket Genius (The guys behind Gravity Forms), iThemes (BackupBuddy and more) and the PODS Framework team.

Nik shares with us some of his challenges, then dives into a range of powerful WordPress plugins that you should check out that will really add value to your Design or Web Agency.

Not only do we have some awesome plugins to check out, but also excellent advice for our agencies, including some money generation ideas and also essential advice about selecting plugins that are fit for purpose for the task in hand.


Show notes:

Connecting with Nik

Twitter: @TechVoltz

Website: https://techvoltz.com/

Plugin: https://techvoltz.com/downloads/front-end-registration-login-forms-plugin/

 

Visual Builders

Make with make Plus: https://thethemefoundry.com/blog/make-and-make-plus/

VelocityPage: https://velocitypage.com/

 

SEO

Yoast: https://yoast.com/

 

Ecommerce

 

WP Ecommerce: https://wpecommerce.org/

WooCommerce: http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/

Easy Digital Downloads: https://easydigitaldownloads.com/

 

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Join us for our first ever episode as we interview Nik Vimal, a WordPress developer who has been lucky enough to work with leading WordPress businesses such as Rocket Genius (The guys behind Gravity Forms), iThemes (BackupBuddy and more) and the PODS Framework team.

Nik shares with us some of his challenges, then dives into a range of powerful WordPress plugins that you should check out that will really add value to your Design or Web Agency.

Not only do we have some awesome plugins to check out, but also excellent advice for our agencies, including some money generation ideas and also essential advice about selecting plugins that are fit for purpose for the task in hand.


Show notes:

Connecting with Nik

Twitter: @TechVoltz

Website: https://techvoltz.com/

Plugin: https://techvoltz.com/downloads/front-end-registration-login-forms-plugin/

 

Visual Builders

Make with make Plus: https://thethemefoundry.com/blog/make-and-make-plus/

VelocityPage: https://velocitypage.com/

 

SEO

Yoast: https://yoast.com/

 

Ecommerce

 

WP Ecommerce: https://wpecommerce.org/

WooCommerce: http://www.woothemes.com/woocommerce/

Easy Digital Downloads: https://easydigitaldownloads.com/

 

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Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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Episode 000 - About the WP Innovator Podcast Episode 000 - About the WP Innovator Podcast Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:30:55 GMT 8:47 68ed7cd7ed7ddd91c20b56dfeefe5a97 no https://shows.pippa.io/agencytrailblazer/5a665bf77b1dfec90f6a79e9 WP Innovator - The WordPress Podcast For Design And Web Agencies full In episode 000, you will be introduced to your host, Lee Jackson and learn all what the WP Innovator Podcast is about, what is in it for you, and how to get involved.


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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In episode 000, you will be introduced to your host, Lee Jackson and learn all what the WP Innovator Podcast is about, what is in it for you, and how to get involved.


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OUR EVENT:

Do you want to make real change in your business? Join us at our in-person event Agency Transformation Live


Meet Troy Dean; Lee Jackson, Chris Ducker, Kelly Baader, Amy Woods, Paul Lacey, Dave Foy and other legends in this fantastic conference focused on actionable steps that you can use to transform your agency.

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