The Profitable Podcast is Now Available for Purchase

Earlier this week, I did a paid workshop to help people build the proper foundations to make their podcast profitable. That workshop is now available for purchase and instant download. You can get it here for $78. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • To attract the audience brands want to reach.
  • 4 paths to revenue that aren’t sponsorship.
  • How to build a content pipeline your audience can’t get enough of.
  • The fastest way to launch a podcast website
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Announcing WP Learning Paths

The WordPress ecosystem has seen big changes over the last couple of years. The acquisitions seem to be coming fortnightly, full site editing is rapidly evolving, and new areas of expertise, from site builder to DevRel are taking shape.

It’s a lot to think about!

Where to Start in the WordPress Space

As a result, someone entering the WordPress space today may not know where to start, what to specialize in, or how to learn the skills. I wanted to create a simple resource for people to see the professional paths available to them, and the best place to learn skills related to those paths.

I’m excited to announce the very first version of WP Learning Paths.

3 Learning Paths to Start

The Beginner Learning Path

Right now, there are 3 learning paths to start:

  1. Beginner (or user). You’ve never used WordPress before (or at best, dabbled in it). Now you need to update your site and need to figure out how it works. This path is for you.
  2. Site Builder. You’ve been using WordPress for a while, and are starting to make websites for yourself, and for others. While you don’t know how to code, you’ve realized you don’t need to! WordPress is the perfect no-code platform. This path is for you.
  3. Developer. You want to super charge WordPress with your own themes and plugins. You need to learn the inner workings of WordPress to bend it to your will. Maybe you already know how to code, but maybe not! This path is for you.

There is certainly the opportunity for more paths…especially when it comes to the business side of WordPress.

Moving Forward

This site is still in beta and I’m seeking feedback from the community on both learning paths, and learning resources. If you have suggestions, you can use the contact form!

Ultimately I’d love to see this grow into an easy to use directory, where someone can input a topic, and get a place to learn about that topic.

The Toolkit

In case you’re wondering how it’s currently built, I’m using the Twenty Twenty-Two theme, Kadence Blocks Pro, and Kadence Conversions. That’s it! Oh, and naturally, it’s hosted with Nexcess.

What do you think?

I’d love to hear your feedback in the comments below!

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Creator Courses is now on Nexcess’ Managed WooCommerce Hosting

A couple of weeks ago I made the decision to move Creator Courses off of an early version of Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress hosting and onto their new Managed WooCommerce Hosting by Nexcess. I was concerned about a number of things, like performance/speed, development environments, and overall feature set. Let me tell you: I am not disappointed.

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How I Built the “WordPress: Year in Review” Website

Earlier this month I launched WordPress: Year in Review, a content project where I’m wrapping up everything that happened with WordPress and in the community this year through an eBook, podcast, and video series. It’s an immense undertaking, so I decided to seek community support through sponsors and crowdfunding. We’re 3 weeks into September and I’m nearly 2/3 of the way to my crowdfunding goal which is exciting! I thought I’d take some time here and explain how I built the site.

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How I Built It is Officially Hosted by Castos!

Castos is a fantastic WordPress-centric podcast hosting platform that I’ve been recommending in my courses and coaching calls. But I have a confession to make: since Castos launched after I launched my podcast, I’ve been using Libsyn.

For a long time, I’ve considered making the switch, but the migration process always seemed so daunting. On top of that, I’d need to make updates to my website and it never felt like the right time. Well that changes today!

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Announcing the (Unofficial) WCUS 2020 Speaker Interview Series

I’ve sorely missed going to WordCamps. I love traveling, I love hanging out with people, and I love public speaking. I also know how much time and effort goes into planning a WordCamp, as well as WordCamp talks. I was also super bummed about WordCamp US 2020 cancelling its virtual event (though I totally understand virtual event fatigue).

I wanted a way to give back at least a little to those who worked so hard, so I have a plan…and the first part of it is interviewing potential WCUS 2020 speakers on my podcast, How I Built It.

Saving Wasted Time

I know how much time goes into figuring out a good topic and putting applications together.Because I don’t want that work to be wasted, I’m doing an interview series on the podcast.

I’ll pick 15-20 people who applied to speak to do 10 minute interviews with – it won’t be a formal talk, but they’ll have the opportunity to chat about their topic. I have a decent platform, and I wanted to lend it to some people who were looking forward to speaking.

Want an opportunity to speak about your WordCamp US 2020 talk? Apply to be interviewed by Joe Casabona on How I Built It! Click To Tweet

Send in Your Applications!

I should make it clear that this is an unofficial series – it’s not backed by the WordCamp Organizers or the WordPress Foundation…though I’ve been told by members of the team that this is a good idea 🙂

If you applied to WordCamp US 2020, fill out the form here. Please only submit one form. If you submitted multiple talk ideas, pick your favorite.

If you’re selected, I’ll be in touch. Applications close on August 31st.

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Season 8 Wrap Up: Vet Clients and Build Your List

We’re at the half for 2020, which means the end of Season 8. I’m proud to say I learned a ton, and I hope you have too! There were three big topics of focus this season: Find the Right Clients, Productize Your Services (or at least make them more predictable), and Build Your Email List / Network.

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Podcast Liftoff is Out Now!

Back in 2018 I attended a conference called Podcast Movement. Thousands of people coming together to talk podcasting. On the very first day – in fact, the vert first session – I talked to a couple of people who were having trouble with their websites. It was a podcast convention but they were way more interested in the fact that I was a web developer. They were surrounded by podcasters.

After that conversation, I got a crazy idea that there should be a course on how to launch a podcast website. My rationale was there was already [one] podcasting course I knew about, so the market was saturated. I set off to make that course, and a few months later, I launched it….to crickets.

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Two New Podcasts: One Global, One Local

This post is a bit more of a personal update, with news I’m very excited to share. Back in November, I started floating the idea of done for you podcasting, thanks to encouragement at CaboPress.

I’m happy to announce today the first launch of that new service. I also launched a new podcast with a friend!

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