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7 WordPress Podcasts That Demand To Be Heard

A list of interesting WordPress resources that can be consumed via headphones

It’s easier than ever these days to squeeze in some reading on the move via an assortment of modern gadgets. Sterling recent work on responsive styling means that WordPress is often the delivery platform for much of this content.

There are times though when an audio experience is what required. Maybe you’re looking to make the most of your drive to the office, or want to exercise your mind while working out.

In the last five years podcasting has emerged as a fully fledged medium in its own right, with a huge amount of podcasts springing up that cover every conceivable topic. – Read more –

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6 Tips to Successfully Scale Up as a WordPress Developer

There comes a point in the life of every new enterprise where one burning question occupies 90% of the owner’s time: how do I scale up my business?

This usually arises at the stage where you’ve got short-term survival for your business locked in, but are increasingly overwhelmed. It’s at this point you look to scaling your output while lessening the load on yourself and your team.

In this article we’ll look at a series of simple steps to take your WordPress-based development firm to the next level and navigate what can be a tricky – and often treacherous – transitional phase. – Read more –

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What Can I Expect My Business Brochure Site to Deliver in 100 Days?

The launch of a new business brochure site is an exciting time for any site owner, but it brings with it uncertainty and doubt.

It can be difficult to have a clear set of expectations in place about what your site should be achieving straight out of the gate, and all too often it’s assumed that launching is the end of the story rather than the beginning.

The first few months of a site’s life are critical for establishing momentum and setting the scene for what will hopefully be long-term success. There is much initial post-launch work to be done.

In this article we’ll cover what you can reasonably expect your new business brochure site to deliver within its first 100 days and what you need to pay particular attention to in order to ensure your goals are met.
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How to Make Small Business Brochure Sites Sizzle With Enfold

How to tackle small and medium sized websites with the Enfold Theme

Small business brochure site design is usually one of the mainstays of the average WordPress developer’s monthly income. Big budget projects may come and go, but there is always a stream of new businesses – often local – looking to establish themselves online with a simple yet effective WordPress site.

They’re great projects to work on, quick to turn around, and an excellent way of introducing yourself to clients who may rely on your services for years to come.

With the above in mind, in this article we’ll cover two main topics:

  1. the core requirements of any small business brochure site, and
  2. how to take advantage of the Enfold theme to build a great small business brochure site.

Let’s start with a look at the job to be done.

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12 Sites Every WordPress Theme Developer Needs to Bookmark (And Why)

There’s no getting away from it – being a WordPress theme developer is a truly multidisciplinary job.

At a minimum, you’ll find yourself straddling the worlds of design and development on a daily basis. And, regardless of whether you’re a one-person operation or working in a WordPress dev shop, business and marketing needs will also almost certainly never be far from your mind.

In this type of environment, it’s essential to actively maintain a list of key resources you can lean on for inspiration; that enable you to keep sharpening your skills and stay up to speed on each of your core areas.

In this article we’ve selected 12 of our favorite sites across four key disciplines to get you started. Each site is a no-fluff, regularly updated resource packed with actionable information. We’ve also included a small tip per site to help you get the most out of of each one.

Let’s get going.

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How to Create a Content Strategy to Futureproof Your Revenue Stream

A detailed explanation on why content is king and how to use your king :)  

Business owners are constantly on the hunt for anything that can give them an edge in keeping their revenue stream steady and acquisition costs low.

In this article we’ll look at one of the most reliable ways of tackling both those issues – creating a viable content strategy for your firm.

It’s a technique that can work wonders for everyone from one-man bands to large-scale enterprises, and is one of the most cost-effective ways of driving growth in the medium to long term.

Before we get going on the implementation details though, let’s briefly expand on what makes it worthwhile going down this road. – Read more –