Welcome to WP Mastery Weekly #13! I'm proud to share a case-study of my collaboration with WP Buffs this week, got a deal from Cloudways for you and lots of other inspiring content.
Have a great week!
Business & Growth
WP Agency Summit 2019 - Free Online Event: Dec 6th - 16th — wpagencysummit.com
Join the FREE WP Agency Summit to learn how to earn more money with your agency, stop overloading yourself with projects, and delivering projects smoothly.
It runs from Dec 6th to 16th and you can attend all sessions for free during that time!
How to Offer WordPress Care Plans to Clients — wpbuffs.com
By know you probably know that selling WordPress care plans is a quick way to add recurring income to your business. But how do you sell those care plans? The WP Buffs make 6-figures EVERY MONTH from care plans, they sure know how to sell them.
Facebook Ads: Long Form or Short Form - Andrea Vahl — www.andreavahl.com
Facebook Ads never have been trickier before as it seems. My own account got disabled when I try to run FB ads for WP Agency Summit.... Therefore it's good to have experts like Andrea share their experiences!
WordPress News & Tools
WordCamp US 2020 Date and Location Announced, New Weekday Schedule – WordPress Tavern — wptavern.com
WordCamp US 2020 is from Oct. 27-29th and I so hope that I can make it this time. It's from Tuesday to Thursday though - what do you think about that?!
"Learn From Mistakes," They Say. Our Business and Marketing Mistakes — www.codeinwp.com
The saying "learn from your mistakes" is common amongst developers & agencies. I highly appreciate the guys at CodeInWP writing their transparency reports. It takes heart and confidence to share the tough lessons learned.
Gutenberg, One Year In: A Fresh Look at the Pros and Cons of Gutenberg • WPShout — wpshout.com
Gutenberg certainly caused some #wpdrama last year. It recently turned 1 years old, which inspired Eric Karkovack to write this open and thoughtful review on the Gutenberg editor.
How-To's & Dev
How to Customize your WooCommerce Store Without Coding — businessbloomer.com
Here's a nice look into WooCustomizer, that allows you to customize a WooCommerce store without writing code.
How to Write a Blog Post for SEO: High-Speed Video Shows Process | Orbit Media Studios — www.orbitmedia.com
Content marketing still works. But with companies like WP Engine, Liquid Web and even HubSpot investing TONs of dollars, it's harder than ever to get organic traffic. This article breaks down how you can still get free visitors to your website.
Virtual Summit Guide: How To Host A Successful Online Summit (2019) — navidmoazzez.com
As I've invested in Virtual Summit Mastery to run the WP Agency Summit, I thought you might find this detailed breakdown by Navid Moazzez interesting.
That's it for this week! I hope you enjoy this handpicked list of articles! If you think that I'm missing certain topics or blogs, don't hesitate to reach out and let me know!
P.S. Here are some tools I use daily, they'll benefit your business too.
WP Agency Summit is a virtual conference I host for WP agencies.
Continuous Integration (CI). I use CI at WP Mastery to run all sorts of automated tasks in my coding workflow. For example, my code gets deployed to a server automatically whenever I push a new revision to GitHub. Click here to learn about 5 reasons WP developers need CI (imho).
Cloudways (hosting). I host all my own and our client sites with them. We have 7 servers and roughly 50 sites on Cloudways and are in love with them since 2014. Their servers make our sites blazingly fast, they give us plenty of flexibility for development workflows (e.g. Github auto-deploy embedded), and the servers run stable. What more could you ask for?
Page Builder Cloud. Looking to transfer your Elementor layouts from the staging site to the live website easily? Page Builder Cloud is my tool of choice. It works with Elementor, BB, Divi, Fusion Builder, Oxygen and so many more. And it's just $99/year. Even if it saves you just 1h, it pays for itself.
WP Buffs White-Label Maintenance. Want to sell WP maintenance plans but don't have a team to handle the actual work? The WP Buffs offer white-label maintenance plans at exceptional quality. Schedule a free call with them now to get to know them and to partner up. I keep referring my friends to them.