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This is clarity for your digital business. Matt Report episodes help you better understand WordPress and it's ecosystem. We'll talk to developers, designers, consultants and other business owners to learn from their success -- and mistakes. If you're looking for new strategies or tips for your WordPress powered business -- this is the place for you.
||CleanPeer into the future of Simplenote w/ Dan Roundhill||In this episode, Matt Mederios is winding down the December holiday season with this interview with Dan Roundhill. Dan is a mobile engineer for Automattic and is the project lead on Simplenote a note-taking product which Matt uses and highly recommend||12/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Tom McFarlin manages a product & services business||In this episode, Matt Medeiros continues the impromptu Season 6 with his interview with Tom McFarlin. Tom is a developer and business owner in the WordPress community but is not solely dependent on WordPress.||11/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStop chasing products w/ Peter Kang||In this episode, Matt Mederios interviews Peter Kang, the partner, and co-founder of Barrel. The Barrel agency has been in business in NYC for about 10 years and works on a diverse range of projects, from helping startups get their businesses up and ru||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe blue-collar WordPress worker and the 2,500+ websites built to grow the CMS||I’m not foolish enough to think that the entirety of WordPress’ growth is driven by our love for the software, but that we consultants are responsible for a sizeable portion of it. A portion that shouldn’t be ignored and one that should be welcome||11/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCreating information products w/ David Hayes of WPShout||Matt Medeiros is continuing with Season 6 by interviewing guests as he connects with them in the community. In this episode, Matt interviews David Hayes from WPShout, a premier source for WordPress learning.||11/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat consultants need to know before they open for business with Nathan Allotey||In this episode, Matt Medeiros interviews Nathan Allotey, a digital marketing strategist, web designer and freelancer who has the experience building websites for customers that are not necessarily dependent on WordPress.||11/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex Denning & Ben Gillbanks of the MasterWP WordPress newsletter||In this episode, Matt Medeiros interviews Alex Denning and Ben Gillbanks who have started the newsletter MasterWP. MasterWP weekly is the newsletter for WordPress professionals. Each week you can get a collection of apps, tools,||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to disable Jetpack upsell ads||We live in a world of monetized Jetpack. Gone are the days where commercialized plugins were looked at under a watchful microscope, and leadership at Automattic felt that charging for plugins was, well, plain wrong.||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to build an online community with Troy Dean||In this episode, Matt Medeiros interviews Troy Dean, the founder of WP Elevation and RockStar Empires. They touch on teaching entrepreneurs how to productize their businesses. Matt and Troy discuss the differences of WPElevation and RockStar Empires an.||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5B: E12: Brian Casel on building Ops Calendar||On today’s episode Corey and Sam interview Brian Casel about his passion for productized services and how you can launch a SaaS product quickly. They discuss Brian’s newest product, Ops Calendar and how that naturally evolved from Audience Ops.||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to find an angel investor for small startups w/ Jason Calacanis||I’m excited to release this interview with Jason Calacanis during the launch of his new book, Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups-Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000.||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5B: E11: Thomas Griffin||In this episode Sam and Corey interview Thomas Griffin from OptinMonster. The discussion is how you can successfully shift your business from a plugin model to SaaS model. Listen to the show Guest: Thomas Griffin is the co-founder of OptinMonster and C.||7/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5B: E10: Garth Koyle and Darren Ethier – Event Smart||On today’s episode, Sam and Corey interview Darren Ethier and Garth Koyle the co-founders of Event Espresso and Event Smart. They discuss how to take your successful WordPress plugin and turn it into a SaaS.||6/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 5B: E:9 Tom Willmot||On today’s episode, Sam and Corey hit the halfway mark of Season 5B by interviewing Tom Willmot, the CEO of Human Made. Tom talks about the agency along with the Happytables SaaS Product which has been the niche product when Noel Tock joined Human Ma||6/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5B: E8 Bryce Adams||On today’s episode, Corry Maass and Sam Brodie are interviewing Bryce Adams. Bryce is the creator of Metorik. Bryce had been running the largest WooCommerce store for Automattic and became increasingly frustrated with the lack of reporting that was||6/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5B: E7: Brad Touesnard from Delicious Brains||On today’s episode, Corry Maass and Sam Brodie are talking with Brad Touesnard. Brad is an entrepreneur, developer, and designer living in Nova Scotia, Canada. Brad runs a successful business called Delicious Brains which is known for two popular prod||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5B: E6: James Laws of Ninja Forms on SaaS||On today’s episode, we’re talking to James Law. James talks about how to prepare your product for SaasS (Software as a Service). He is an accomplished developer who built Ninja forms in 2011 with his business partner Kevin Stover even though there||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5 E5: Brent Jett||On today’s episode, we’re talking with Brent Jett. Brent is a lead designer and WordPress developer at Nehmedia. He is an accomplished photographer who loves taking photos. He also loves his beagles and drinking coffee.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5: E4: Davinder Singh Kainth||On today’s episode, we’re talking for the first time with Davinder Singh Kainth. Davinder is an author and has been published on many sites including BasicWP, Simple Pro Themes, and ProBeaver. Davinder has been creating and implementing online spa||4/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5 E3: Chris Wallace||On today’s episode, we’re talking with Chris Wallace of Lift UX. Chris has been a partner of Lift UX where he has been running a high-end agency with Brad Miller for seven years. Lift UX specializes with WordPress and has realized the benefits of us||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5 E2: Jonathan Perez||Jonathan Perez has been running a successful side hustle called SureFire Web Services. He shares the lessons he has learned about running a business and how you should never be afraid to try new ideas and pivot when you need to.||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS5 E1: David Waumsley & Nathan Wrigley||Page builders have become very popular in the last couple of years. We are discussing how Beaver Builder has had explosive growth and how it impacts the user experience. What will the impact be for WordPress users in years to come?||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJake Goldman on (larger) agency life and products||It’s that time again where I catch up with my good friend, Jake Goldman. Jake runs a distributed agency called 10up, well known for their contributions to WordPress core and portfolio projects leveraging our favorite content management system.||3/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMason James on WordPress business and SaaS||It’s been nearly three years since I last interviewed Mason here on the show, which is far too long for someone that delivers great insights into our industry. Mason runs a company called Valet and recently rolled out a new SaaS offering called Valet||2/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS4 E10: WordPress and legal stuff with Richard Best||Getting a lesson on open source “laws” from Richard Best of WP and Legal Stuff is the perfect way to end Season 4 of The Matt Report podcast. I’ve admired Richard’s work from afar for quite a while. His e-book,||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoving your business up channel with Josh Strebel of Pagely||Doubling your agency rate is a great way to grow your business. Even if you’re a beginner freelancer, moving from $50/hr to $75/hr can start to move the needle considerably. Sounds obvious, but so many people that I talk to still won’t take the lea||1/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS4 E9: Ryan Sullivan of WP Site Care||WordPress support companies are one of the fastest growing business models that I’ve seen in our space in quite some time. The concept being, for a monthly fee, you get a dedicated WordPress support company that can tackle all of your technical need||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS4 E8: The small business of WordPress plugin add-ons||Everyone loves a good “how to make seven figures in software sales” story, but not every business owner desires to claim that headline. If there’s one trend throughout season 4, it’s that we don’t need world domination as a driving force to gr||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS4 E7: Shawn Hesketh of WP101||Shawn Hesketh is the creator of WP101, an online library and learning resource, for WordPress. When you don’t want to spend the time training your clients, or answering the pesky support e-mails, you use a service like WP101.||12/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanS4 E6: AJ Morris on small agency ownership||AJ Morris, Product Manager at Liquid Web, shares the lessons he learned from running his own boutique agency before joining the web hosting company. There’s a lot of little lessons threaded throughout our conversation, but there’s one stand out poin||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
A Must Listen For Any WordPress Entrepreneur
Matt's interviews are informative and inspiring. Hearing from others who've had success building WordPress based businesses is definitely motivating to those of us just starting out.
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Matt Report. Matt's casual, friendly interviewing style and range of guests have me pausing & scribbling notes as i drive through rush-hour traffic. (not good I know). Do yourself a favor and tune in even if you're just mildly interested in Wordpress - you'll be better for it.
One episode in, I am hooked.
If you work on the web - especially in WordPress, this is a great podcast. Matt guides the conversation towards topics that you can actually derive some action steps and wisdom from.
The episode I listened to is Episode 46. I am a freelance web designer, learning development and eager to create my first product - even though I don't yet know what that product will be. I feel that listening filled in more pieces of the puzzle.