Refocusing My Passions

If you’re a regular reader here you’ve probably noticed that there’s been some major changes to the front page of the site. I’ve narrowed my focus to offering my personal blogging and business consulting services for WordPress.

Why the change?

One of the main reasons for this change is a shift in my overall business and the plans I have for the future. Not to mention time. You’ll still find tutorial posts here, but the main focus of this site will now will be advising and helping others to start and grow their WordPress powered businesses.

As you might know I’m also the C0-founder of FooPlugins.com. It all started with one plugin named FooBox in June 2012. Since that time our company has grown to offer both free and premium WordPress and jQuery plugins. I’m happy to report that the company is growing every month since our official launch and because of this growth, it’s a full-time job as is taking care of my son most days (when he’s not with grandma, and when he’s not in early toddler school) and I’ve found that offering in-depth client work is something I no longer have time for.

If you’ve ever had to write up a client proposal, you know exactly what I mean.

Focusing on what I love to do

Blogging

I’ve said it before but I’m going to say it again, I plan to blog here more regularly. I’ll be sharing both WordPress based online business thoughts and marketing tactics as well as some personal posts regarding working from home full-time being a dad and other subjects.

Not only is blogging a great way to get my thoughts on paper so to speak, but also a great way to continue giving back to the community that is given me so much through the years. It’s also a great way to form additional and stronger relationships within the WordPress community and the online business community in general.

I’ve been inspired by many people through the years, but this past year much of my inspiration has come from Chris Lema. One year ago today Chris decided to blog every single day and he’s just published a post on the lessons learned. It’s a great read as are all of his posts, and I highly recommend visiting his site and browsing his archives.

Teaching and Product Creation

In past years I’ve created several video courses and e-books on how to do various things with WordPress. These products were found on several different sites, and one of the goals is to both streamline the availability of my product offerings and to continue creating more. One of the video courses I’m most proud of is my introduction to gravity forms course currently found on Udemy.com. It’s received a lot of great feedback from customers telling me how helpful it is been to them in their WordPress development using gravity forms.

I’m proud of that.

I’m currently working on another video course based on a very popular WordPress plugin that will be found on Udemy.com, hopefully within a couple of weeks. I’ve received the green light from the plugin developer to help with the promotion of this course when it’s complete, and I’m really excited about that opportunity. The course outline is mostly complete with all of the sections and lectures already created. The next step is to buckle down and create the tutorial screen tests for each lecture. That starts today.

Consulting with individuals and businesses also falls nicely into this teaching category. Although I’m not a graphic designer or a PHP developer, I’ve been working with the WordPress software since 2004 and creating products and websites that generate real revenue. Because of this, I know I can help others reach their online business goals, and that’s what I plan to do.

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