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The WordPress Ecosystem

I gave this talk at last week's WordCamp Cape Town [] and thought that I'd post some of the details here (a video of my talk should be up soon). As an introduction to my talk... I've been making money with WordPress for many years now

How Viable is Content as a Business?

I had an interesting conversation with a friend over the weekend, about reading books. My friend - who is not as connected as I am - said he was still purchasing & reading loads of physical books, whereas I had to admit that it has been years since I last purchased

Platforms are for Suckers

Great article from Mr Spencer Fry and one with which I greatly agree. The only proviso being that I’ve helped build a very successful business (WooThemes) on another platform (WordPress being the primary one), so I won’t be hypocritical. I’m less concerned about the risks involved with

Doing Good is Good Business

I felt so inspired by this post and specifically loved this bit: > These business models will leverage thepassion [] of individuals, createnetworks [] and build communities [

Bootstrap. That's all.

If you have ever wanted an authoritative article on bootstrapping your startup, then this one is just that. @spencerfry [] has immense experience in the field of bootstrapping startups and in this article he shares all of those valuable bits. So: read this! I think the reason

Pageview Pumping

Is pageviews even considered to be a business model these?

Building Empires

Most entrepreneurs seem to be keen to develop & establish their brands as umbrella’s for a whole business empire, in that they grow the company both horizontally & vertically. Whilst this may not be on every startup’s radar, the more established a business becomes, the bigger the need seems to