A trend in theme shops closing affiliate programs

Jonathan Dingman poses interesting questions on his WP Force blog. Why do WordPress theme companies struggle with so much fraud compared to other industries? And I’d rephrase his second question just a bit – as I think it’s obviously a trend that theme shops are closing affiliate programs. I’d ask just how big is this…

Customer happiness reports

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 (mostly WooCommerce products), I love seeing stuff like this. It makes a company feal so…

Creating the Legalities of a WordPress Business

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 their knowledge and experience. This will be the first in a series of posts. Here’s…

Non-Breaking Business

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 to WordPress, but if you freelance or run a small web business of any sort,…

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If you build it, they will come. But you have to drag them.

If you’re not following Dave Donaldson’s blog this year, you’re doing it wrong. His openness is so refreshing. Dave runs Max Foundry, and has been pouring out every detail of how running the plugin business has been a struggle. Today, he’s written about product marketing, and the fallacy of, “if you build it, they will…

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YinPress and YangPress: learn to make themes and then to sell them

Here’s a pair of sister sites I’ve never heard of, but they look to have some pretty useful content. They’re for people that want to learn to make themes (on YinPress) and to sell them and market their business (on YangPress). PS, the logo links to both sites. Kind of confusing at first.

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