Author: Alex Denning

Where Is WordPress Hosting Going? Better Prepare for Your Wix Experience 😱

The WordPress hosting market is probably the fastest changing and most interesting space within the WordPress ecosystem. We regularly hear abstract ideas about “the market is becoming more competitive”, “larger players make it more difficult for small companies”, and “the market is maturing”; WordPress hosting is where all of this change is happening. (more…)

Effective Blog Goals: Your Ultimate, Put-in-Practice Guide to Setting, Measuring, and Reaching Your Goals as a Blogger

Warning! This isn’t yet another “you need to set blog goals” -rant. This is more. Way more. First, the facts: blogs that set goals, measure, and stick to good goals, are way more effective than blogs with no goals, or blogs with ineffective goals. This post will tell you all about the specifics of that, explain how to set effective blog goals, and then how to make sure you stick to them. (more…)

Remote Work for WordPress Professionals: How to Work From Home (And Stay Sane)

Remote work is an increasingly popular choice for employers and employees: employers get to enjoy the pick of the best talent from across the globe, and employees get the flexibility of working from wherever they like. For most remote workers (including me), this means working from home. (more…)

The Practical SEO Guide You Can Actually Use – Aka. SEO for People Who Don’t Like SEO

Why you need a practical SEO guide? Optimizing content for search engines is big business. Being able to identify the correct keywords relevant to your business, create content which can rank well for those keywords, and then optimizing the content to take the top spots for those keywords can make or break an online business. (more…)

Pain Free Publishing: New WordPress Tricks to Make Blogging Easy

Following all the steps to get a WordPress post published, shared and promoted can be an unnecessarily complicated process. This post will look at some nice WordPress tricks to reduce the resistance in the publishing process and how to automate as many of the steps as possible.
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How Much Should a WordPress Theme Cost? Hundreds of Themes Analyzed, Here’s What the Data Says

Pricing is one of the most important traits of any product. To this end, WordPress theme cost should be a crucial sales factor. Yet, looking at the state of the WordPress market today, there’s a bewildering array of different approaches to pricing models. (more…)

Time Management for WordPress Freelancers With No Time

Freelancing in the WordPress space is a hugely attractive proposition: WordPress has experienced incredible growth for over a decade now and despite challenges there’s no sign of that stopping or there being any shortage of work to go around.

There are even great opportunities to split your time between client work and your own projects, which can flourish into very large businesses (see the progress made over our transparency reports to illustrate this). (more…)