WPblog

Why New Plugins Fail - Is The WordPress Community To Blame?

WordPress has achieved massive success since its inception in 2004. In a very short period of time, WordPress has become the most popular CMS leaving behind the likes of Drupal and Joomla. In a recent survey by W3Techs, it was found that WordPress now powers 30% of the web. This is phenomenal growth considering it was 25% in 2016. Powering 30% of the web means a lot of people will build solutions around WordPress
Pagely®

Disruptive Innovation & Online Education in Higher Education

Clayton Christensen, best known for his theory of “disruptive innovation,” believes as many as half of America’s 4000 colleges and universities will close or go bankrupt within 10 -15 years. The gist of his argument, laid out in his book The Innovative University, is that online education is undermining traditional institutions’ business models to the point that many won’t – and aren’t – surviving. Christensen’s theory isn’t baseless. The U.S. Department of Education and Moody’s Investors...
Ahrefs

11 Slack Communities for SEOs and Digital Marketers (That You Should Join Today)

Slack is one of those messaging apps. It’s a place where you can communicate with various teams, collaborate on projects, and much more. But what are Slack communities? In essence, they’re similar to Facebook groups, but they exist on Slack. Each Slack community is based around a specific topic (e.g., link building) and provides a place for members to share knowledge and insights about that topic. Members can also message other members directly.
MailMunch

Your Guide to Welcome Email Best Practices

Your Guide to Welcome Email Best Practices Your email strategy is essential when looking to increase conversion rates and boost your sales. In fact, 73 percent of senior-level marketers believe email is a critical step in the customer’s journey. If you’ve already attracted subscribers to your email list, congratulations! But there’s more work to be done — to achieve maximum ROI from your list, you need to build solid relationships with your new leads.
LongTailPro

How to Hire Freelancers and Manage Remote Teams

In the modern economy, businesses are constantly seeking out ways to obtain an edge over their competition. The increasingly interconnected nature of the world we live in and advances in information technology provide several such opportunities. More and more companies are turning to outsourcing and with good reason. The benefits that you can gain from outsourcing some of your work to freelancers are numerous and can often times provide your company with a competitive advantage.

25 Entrepreneurs Share How They Use Blogging for Business – Rescue a CEO

The Blogosphere is here and it is not going anywhere. It’s not just for people talking about what they’re eating for lunch or their next celebrity crush. Blogging is big business for entrepreneurs and business owners. CEO Blog Nation recently launched a blogging community and we regularly blog for entrepreneurs and business owners and there are numerous reasons to blog. Rescue a CEO asked some businesses how they use blogging to help their business. I use my blog, J’adore Detroit, as an inbound
Spin Sucks

The Big Question: What's Your Favorite Slack Group?

With nearly a week of 2018 under our belts, we’ve had a chance to get a quick look at what the new year has in store. And hopefully, we’ve embarked on our journey with the tools we need to make great things happen. For example, the Spin Sucks 30-day Communications Challenge tipped off earlier this week, and the Slack community is abuzz with responses and questions around the first few days-worth of challenges. It’s an ongoing conversation amongst a community of PR and marketing professionals...
SaaS Email Marketing

What's the WORST email marketing advice you ever received? - 22 experts share their story

Whether you're starting off with digital marketing or you have been at it for years, you're always searching for the next "BIG THING" to help put you over the edge within your marketing endeavors. As we all know, there are a few staple strategies in place we use continually and one of the cornerstones of a good online marketing strategy is "emailing". However, doing email marketing effectively is where it gets tricky. The first problem every single marketer has when they start off is...
Forbes

7 Things You Need To Consider Before Going Freelance As A Coder

What's one piece of advice you wish you'd been given before you went freelance / independent consultant? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. Answer by Mario Peshev, CEO of DevriX, on Quora: If I had to name only one piece of advice, it would be, “Your technical skills are a small percentage of what it takes to be a successful freelancer.”
WP Tavern

WordPress Marketing Team Launches Case Studies and Usage Survey for Agencies, Clients, and Enterprises

The confusion between WordPress.com and self-hosted WordPress is just one of the many factors that make the software a unique marketing challenge. Mario Peshev, CEO of DevriX, identified many more obstacles that enterprises find in using WordPress. Several of these include misconceptions about security, scaling, and limitations for functionality beyond blogging. WordPress’ Marketing Team aims to provide agencies with free resources to combat common misconceptions and show real-world examples of where the software is quietly powering enterprise websites behind the scenes.
Apple News

How New Programmers Can Build Their Personal Networks (Quora)

How do I make web dev/programmer friends when I'm a beginner? originally appeared on Quora, the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus. The best path to making friends in the programming world when you're a beginner would be to find folks who are at the same step of the learning cycle as you are. Sure, you can find more experienced folks or complete beginners who are...
ERE Media

Insights from 11 Leaders on Recruiting and Hiring Remote Workers

Whether hiring remote workers or in-office workers, the goal is typically the same: find the best person for the job and the company. But when it comes to recruiting and hiring remote workers, the methods employed by many remote companies offer unique insights into how remote companies function, and why the process of recruiting remote workers needs to be different. We’ve interviewed remote company leaders from over 100 organizations to find out how they make it all work.
Future of Everything

Ask The Thought Leaders: What's The Future Of Content Marketing?

Content marketing is a strategy that involves using blog posts, videos, and other web content to attract and retain customers. It’s a relatively new field that is evolving every day, which makes predicting the future of content marketing a very difficult task. Nonetheless, when you ask marketers what the future has in store, there is one trend that everyone seems to agree on. While in the past, text like blog posts was the dominant form of content, in years to come, expect to see video become...
Arbees Blog

Devrix CEO Mario Peshev Talks SaaS

As you can probably guess, there are a lot of intertwining considerations and points that need to be looked at carefully before taking a dive like this. Luckily, we were able to connect with someone who has built a SaaS business and has worked closely on the development of this model. Mario Peshev is the CEO and Business and Technical Lead of DevriX, which provides development, creative, and business growth services for WordPress platforms in need of many services, including SaaS creation.
Cozmoslabs

Morning Routines of 11 Successful WordPress Business Owners

Being an entrepreneur and owning a business can require a high level of self-discipline, especially when you are the "Rocket Commander" within your company and the only one that has to make sure everything is going well. Usually, the way you start the day will generally determine the type of the day you will have, and I think one of the best things is to develop a morning or daily routine and keep up with it. At the same time, we should say that not everyone has the same morning routine...
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