RS075: Running a WordPress Based Business with Phil Derksen

Today Dave and I sit down with Phil Derksen of WP SimplePay Pro to talk through best practices in running a WordPress product business.  Phil and Dave are now veterans of the WP plugin space, and now that Craig is finding his way into the WordPress dev community it’s a nice time to have this […]

RS056: 5 Lessons Learned During Software Releases

Updates and releases are a part of life when you manage any type of software.  Whether it’s a WordPress plugin like Dave owns or a SaaS app you’re constantly working on new features and updates.  How to release those well, and minimize any customer issues is core to the upkeep of any software. After Dave just […]

RS048: Giant Warning Signs Early – WordPress Plugin Development Project #3

An early warning sign from our previous plugin topic leaves us back at the drawing board.  With a few lessons learned now it’s time to have a better way of identifying problems, and solving problems. Our previous topic of an on-page user analytics tool similar to a CrazyEgg, KissMetrics type analogy, specifically for WordPress came […]

RS047: Solving Tough Problems – WordPress Plugin Development Project #2

In this episode we talk through several different approaches to finding tough problems to solve, good markets to get into, and how we’re going about choosing both of them. Good markets are ones that you can either get quick traction in, or are large enough for you to take a small corner of the market […]

RS046: Live WordPress Plugin Development Project #1

Today Dave and I begin the first of a multi part series around developing a WordPress plugin, live on the air.  We will go from problem statement, to product validation, to preselling, to outsourcing development, and finally to launching and selling the plugin. As with most things in the bootstrapped startup world this will be […]