Business

The business of WordPress.

Build a business without the marketplace

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Brian Krogsgard
Drew Strojny, of Theme Foundry, describes how people should not be afraid to try selling themes on their own, and be willing to forgo the marketplace. He also mentions Memberful as an easy way to ease the technical burdens of…

The Best Time to Buy is Now

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Brian Krogsgard
A low-price guarantee where you refund the difference for customers who purchased within 30 days of a promotion may actually increase sales.

Customer happiness reports

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Brian Krogsgard
I've admired WooThemes' openness as long as I've been reading their blog. Last week, Adii Pienaar laid out exactly how WooTheme's transition to ZenDesk support has gone, including their number of tickets, response times, and more. As a WooThemes customer…

Creating the Legalities of a WordPress Business

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Brian Krogsgard
In the process of setting up a legal entity for our upcoming business launch, I reached out to several people seeking advice on how best to create our business structure. I’m really grateful for the willingness of everyone to share…

Non-Breaking Business

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Brian Krogsgard
This morning, I listened to the latest episode of the Non-Breaking Space podcast. Non-Breaking space is one of my favorites, and this episode they had on Gene Crawford and Carl Smith to talk about web businesses. It's not directly related…

WordPress, the enterprise, and security

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Brian Krogsgard
Here's an excellent article from one of the top sources in the world on WordPress and web security. Tony chimes in on the challenges that lay ahead for WordPress as it ventures further into the world of the enterprise. His…

Memberful wants to help you sell stuff

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Brian Krogsgard
Memberful is a project by Drew Strojny and the folks at The Theme Foundry. It's not on WordPress, but it will have easy integrations built in. The Theme Foundry has been using it for over a year to process payments.…

Envato is reviewing their licensing

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Brian Krogsgard
Collis Ta'eed has posted on WP Daily again, to say that Envato is doing a survey of their authors to gauge interest in a 100% GPL option for sellers. I can't imagine how Collis could've written this post in a…

How to lose money as a freelancer

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Brian Krogsgard
Here's a nice post from WordPress community member James Dalman. He give you all the right tips on how to fail as a freelancer. He's right too, people are doing it every day. If you're struggling as a freelancer, or thinking…
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