Obox has been in the theme and plugin business for many years. But they've recently released a web app called SalesGenius that has a variety of tools built in to measure and report sales information for Envato markets. The product looks pretty slick. There's a free version, but tools like revenue predictions are part of a $20 per month plan. I'd be interested to hear from ThemeForest and CodeCanyon authors to know if you'd use the paid version.
Bill Robbins runs the WordPress theme shop, Organized Themes. In this post, he explains many common myths about running a theme shop. Bill’s a great guy, and his honest depiction of running a theme business is refreshing. Also, it turns out our recent lunch helped convince him to write this post, so I’m basically taking full credit….
I have not been stunned — in a positive way — about a default WordPress theme design preview since Twenty Twelve. I haven’t had a major beef with any of the other default themes, but I haven’t been really wowed. Twenty Ten was a huge step because it was the first of the series and a break…
Today WP Watercooler sought Solutions to the Active Growth Problem. In a pointed but respectful conversation moderated but Sé Reed, the Watercooler crew got one new detail from Otto about the decision to remove the active install charts: it was made months ago. How should the data collected by WordPress.org be understood, as a basis…
In this episode, Brian interviews Carrie Dils — a self-employed entrepreneur — about using multiple channels to make a full time living, and giving up client work.
Pressnomics has announced the dates for its second annual event. The WordPress business conference will be held October 17th-19th, in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference, started by Pagely founders Joshua and Sally Strebel, was a huge hit last year, according to every single person I know of that went. If you make a living on WordPress,…
Justin Labadie’s wishlist for the WordPress.org plugin repo:
1) Ensure all search results are relevant.
2) Standardize a Premium product upsell interface.
3) Make it possible to show other products by the same author.