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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.
||CleanRyan Sullivan on joining Southern Web||With the kick-off episode of Season 8, Matt Mederios interviews Ryan Sullivan about entrepreneurial fears and changes that occur in a business. Ryan recently sold WP Site Care, a maintenance business to Southern Web and wrote an article about this chan||10/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWordPress is Changing — Season 8||How time flies. It’s been nearly 7 months since I’ve published a new episode of the Matt Report and while it’s been kinda nice not to have all of the podcasting duties on my plate, it’s time to get back to work on Season 8. During this time, I||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMichelle Schulp on running an independent business||In this episode, Matt Medeiros wraps up the season interviewing Michelle Schulp from Marktime Media In Minneapolis. Michelle is an independent designer and front-end developer who works with many agencies and other freelancers. Michelle’s backgroun||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to readjust when you’re sick of the same old thing||In this episode, Matt Medeiros is winding down Season 7 by interviewing Kim Doyal, who is “formally” known as the WordPress Chick. Kim has been obsessed with content since closing out all the service work in her previous business. She is presentin||3/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou’re building your WordPress business all wrong. Here’s why.||In this episode, Matt Medeiros interviews Christie Chirinos a partner and business manager at Caldera Forms. Caldera Forms is known for the drag and drop form builder for WordPress. Christie works on marketing products and consulting jobs to grow the bu||2/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanI asked Troy Dean if he was doing this for the money. The answer will shock you.||In this episode, Matt Medeiros follows up with Troy Dean to discuss what he is doing with his business in 2018. They cover the online and education space. Matt and Troy talk about advanced education in the United States, online education, and online mar||2/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat does it feel like to sell your decade-old business? Cory Miller explains.||In this episode, Matt Medeiros interviews Cory Miller from iThemes and jokes with him as being his most interviewed guest on the Matt Report. The big news for 2018 is that Cory’s business (IThemes) was recently purchased by Liquidweb. Matt and Cor||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNiching down your web design business||In this episode, Matt Medeiros interviews Sara Dunn from the 11Web Agency. Sara is a website maker and SEO Consultant running a remote business based in Battle Creek Michigan. She talks with Matt about her recent use of YouTube and how she is committed||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to increase creative agency profits||Today’s guest is my good friend Lisa Sabin-Wilson. She shares her blueprint for increasing profits and client buy-in at WebDevStudios. This is a “lost” episode from a pre-recorded Season 6 of the Matt Report that I was producing during||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||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. He balances his consulting and development b||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||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. David along with his partner Fred Meyer als||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. He and Matt discuss how the p||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, and links that will||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. Today we’re seeing Jetpack as the r||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 and||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||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. I’ve been a super fan of J||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.||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. This is a lively technical discussion ab||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||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. Brent spends a lot of his t||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. Jonathan has started a F||4/11/2017||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.
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