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Kyle Van Deusen

Thanks Page

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100 Questions

Have you ever wondered things like… “What services should be included in a care plan?” “How should I be structuring my payment terms?” “How do

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Buy Me a Taco

Tip a Taco Because buying us a coffee would be totally off-brand. Thank you! The support we get from The Admin Bar community is amazing—

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Black 2020

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WOM

The secret to a successful agency isn’t really a secret… it’s recurring revenue. With the Website Owner’s Manual you can grow yours on every project

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3K Thank You

Wahoo, you’re in! Good luck! Thanks so much for being an awesome part of The Admin Bar community! If you’re not on our mailing list,

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3K Giveaway

The Admin Bar 3K Giveaway Let’s celebrate hitting 3,000 members in The Admin Bar Community by giving away a shit load of cool stuff! See

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Processes

My Inbox-Zero Strategy

After one of the busiest and most stressful weeks of my life, I posted a status update on Facebook minutes before I turned out the

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Build recurring revenue

If your business’ survival relies on you going out each month and selling new projects, lean months will lead to taking on projects that aren’t

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WOM Bomb Mug

It smells like victory. I love the small of WOMs in the morning, that and coffee….well, mostly the smell of coffee. WOMs don’t really have

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Stana Neuman

Stana is continuously providing feedback, helping people out, and cheering folks up with her good spirits (and a funny meme here or there too!).

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Get The Manual The Website Owner’s Manual the most effective way to convert customers into recurring revenue. BUY TODAY “WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT?”

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Doug Seidl

Whether it’s sharing new tools, helping fellow agency owners find a way forward, or just having a laugh— you can look forward to an excellent post or comment every time.

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Foolproof

Sad Face The Fool-Proof Page Hero reached its end of life. Sorry you missed it. If you’re a part of Dave Foy’s No Stress WordPress

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Business Development

WordPress in the Flesh

In this episode, titled ‘WordPress in the Flesh’, we take a deep-dive into these events and talk about the benefits of attending events like this in person, what to expect, what you can gain, tips for speaking, and a whole lot more.

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Business Development

“Freelancer” is a Four Letter Word

Nathan Allotey shares his personal story and revelation of how calling himself a “freelancer” was giving people the wrong impression and how shedding the label immediately allowed him to stop competing with the Fiverr’s of the world.

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Member of the Month

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Matt Davies

Matt Davies

There are very few people on the planet like Matt Davies. He’s consistently on our top contributors list— and not just for his amazing ability for a perfectly placed GIF.  Matt has loads of agency experience, and is always willing to help people by offering advice from his wealth of experience & knowledge.

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Courses

No Fear Funnels

Learn how to plan, design, build and manage highly effective sales funnels using WordPress and Elementor.

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Business Development

Not-So-Typical Networking

Back in October Dave started a thread in the group that said: “If you do not have a WordPress Meetup in your town, START ONE!” and the thread ended up being pure gold— with a ton of interest. Running his local WordPress meetup for the past two years has given Dave the label of “the WordPress guy” in his local community— and lead him to 6-figures in revenue!

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Advertise

Advertise Your product or service on The Admin Bar Looking to have your product showcased in front of a highly-targeted audience? The Admin Bar has

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Happy Hour

Happy Hour Live Virtual Hangout at The Admin Bar Happy Hour VIP Registration What is ‘Happy Hour’? Happy Hour is a relaxed ‘virtual hangout’ (conducted

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Product

Using Website Audits as a Sales Tool

Clifford Almeida join us to introduce a new way to look at website audits: as a powerful sales and communication tool that can help your prospects understand the value your services have.

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Affiliate Agreement

Affiliate Agreement Yey! More terms & conditions! This agreement is designed with you in mind, as well as to protect The Admin Bar and our

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New Website UX & UI

If you’re reading this and you’ve been to our website before, you might be noticing things look a little different around here. The truth is,

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Endorsements

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Business Development

Writing Proposals That Help You Win Clients

Adam Hempenstall from Better Proposals stops by The Admin Bar to discuss the role proposals play in our business, plus about a million tips on ways to improve your proposals (and what you might be doing that’s killing them!).

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Client Management

Project Huddle

Sticky-note style feedback on your designs & web projects. White-label, self-hosted, and powered by WordPress.

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Client Management

How to Get Quality Feedback from Clients

Andre Gagnon, creator of Project Huddle, stops by The Admin Bar to discuss how we can make soliciting feedback (and ultimately client communications) a breeze through his amazingly simple (yet powerful!) communication tool.

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Client Management

Maintenance Reports: Are they worth sending?

Kyle and Matt chat about a recent request from one of Kyle’s clients. They requested to be sent maintenance reports on a regular schedule. Is it worth spending the time setting them up and sending them out or is it a waste of time and energy that could be better spent elsewhere?

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Courses

Designing with Empathy

Piccia Neri stops by The Admin Bar to discuss with us THE most important part of good user experience: designing with empathy. Every once in a while it feels good to flex our design or development skills— but if it doesn’t benefit the user, are we actually doing any good?

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TAB Minimal Hoodie

For when you get chilly on a summer evening by the lake, or simply need something comfy to throw on, this lightweight unisex zip hoodie

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Processes

Let’s Talk Managing Care Plans

We’ve already determined the importance of recurring revenue (in the form of a maintenance plan) in your agency. But one consideration you need to have with any service you offer is how does it scale?

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Business Development

Proactive Word of Mouth Marketing

Today’s guest, Jason Resnick, shares with us how we can adjust our processes to create moments in time that encourage more referrals from our customers in what we’re calling “Proactive Worth of Mouth Marketing”.

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WOM Login

Website Owner’s Manual Login If this is your first time needing to login to view this information, use the “Lost Your Password?” link and the

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Business Development

Finding Clients as a Small Town Agency

Jennifer Moss runs a small-town agency, and for years has dove into the challenges living and working in a small community can bring. How do you grow an agency with a limited pool of local clients? How important is your reputation? What steps has she taken to make her agency successful? Find out in this week’s episode!

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The Website Owner’s Manaul

GET THE MANUAL The Website Owner’s Manual the most effective way to convert customers into recurring revenue BUY NOW “instead of having to ‘sell’ care

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Business Development

Designing a Brand that Attracts your IDEAL Client

Christopher and Jenny Schell have created a truly unique brand in the often carbon copy web agency space. Their company, Design Rangers, has a instantly identifiable identity that helps differentiate them from other agencies, and attracts their ideal client.

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Dark Admin Pattern Tee

Looking for something that’s a bit more subtle than the screaming face of Kyle? This black on slightly lighter black tee is just that. With

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Word Vomit

Wear Kyle’s self-depreciation on your chest. The talkative half of The Admin Bar often calls his blog posts, rants, and musings “Word Vomit”. Why? Well,

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I Want You

Are you starved for attention? Do you walk invisibly through a crowd? The world should stand up and take notice of your greatness… and now

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Logo Tee

Ahh, The Admin Bar. Where you waste most of your time when everyone thinks you’re “working”. Did you know this shirt is f*cking quarter-turned to

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It’s Always the Cache

Sick of people asking you for help? You’re not their f*cking IT person. You can respond to any technical inquiry with this one simple question—

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Plugins

Split Hero Lifetime Deal

Adam Lacey, founder of Split Hero the most easy-to-use split testing tool for WordPress join us t0 discuss this amazing lifetime deal on some very powerful software!

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Education

What Made ATL a Success & How You Can Do Similar

Focused on the 5 pillars of agency transformation, Lee and his amazing panel of speakers helped agencies at all stages recognize where their business stands, dream of where they want it to go, and gave them the tools to make it a reality.

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Plugins

Client Feedback Made Easy

Sometimes, when we talk to clients, it’s like we’re speaking an entirely different language. Not only does this make getting content, and making changes to websites difficult for us, but it’s also really frustrating for your client. That’s exactly what our guest, Vito Peleg, discovered when he was growing his agency. And that’s what let him to ultimately develop a solution.

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Product

A Policy Solution That Makes You Money

The folks at Termageddon (a privacy lawyer and web agency owner turned engaged couple) have come up with an amazing, automated way to not only generate legally-solid policies, but to keep them updated as laws constantly change without lifting a finger.

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Business Development

Maximize Your Recurring Revenue Model

John White has taken the subscription model that has become completely normalized in today’s economy and turned it into an amazing source of recurring revenue for his web development company.

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Booking

Booking Book your spot on The Admin Bar After booking, be sure to add the event to your calendar. It will contain the Zoom link

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Business Development

Building a Complete Website in a Day

This weeks guest, Chantal Edouard-Betsy, had an agency just like the rest of us… doing a little bit of everything for everyone. Realizing the challenges that came along with that, she knew something needed to change. That’s when she launched ‘1 Day Webs’ and began building complete websites in just a day.

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Courses

What You Need is a System

Jim Galiano lives by the motto of “less moving parts” something that I am adapting more and more each day. This approach to your agency helps give you clarity, focus, and control over all aspects from the clients you work with, to your tech stack, marketing, and income.Today we talk about how to build a better sales system… One that helps you seek out the right prospects, saves you time, AND connects with your clients better than ever before!

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Jackassery Tee

Have you mastered the art of wasting time? Are you a pro at f*cking off? Well then do we have the shirt for you. The

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Cache Money T-Shirt

It’s the same… but different. Personally I think that the white text on the yellow background looks good, Kyle disagrees as it’s difficult to read.

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Cache Money Tee

In the wise words of Sir Mix-a-Lot “Yeah, I’m a pimp and my hoes is the system, Uncle Sam might think I just dissed him.

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Courses

How to Design High-Converting Portfolio Websites

You know good design when you see it… but you can’t seem to replicate it in your own work…Well, my friend Laura Elizabeth has been on a mission to teach developers (and really anyone who doesn’t consider themselves a ‘designer’) the fundamentals of design so you can create products that solve a problem AND look great.

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[LM] 7 Mistakes

FREE DOWNLOAD Cover your ass! The 7 Terms I never leave out of a contract Once bitten, twice shy… Avoid making these 7 common mistakes

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The Fool-Proof Hero

Our secret ‘magic Elementor formula’ that turns any combination of photo + color (or gradient!) into stunning page hero, section, and column backgrounds!

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Blog

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Home 2.0

The WordPress Community & Podcast Connecting people with the products, lessons, & strategy to help push their business forward. Join The Community USED BY OVER

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Sales

How to Find & Work with Clients Remotely

Many of us rely on “local” business to keep us busy… but it’s a big world out there, and not everyone has that luxury. This week we’re talking to Davinder Singh Kainth who has been running a wildly successful agency for years- completely remote! Learn how he finds and works with clients from a distance.

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There’s something simple that separates the average from the successful. Average people have hopes & dreams. Successful people have goals & plans.​ IS YOUR BUSINESS

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Business Development

Our Biggest Takeaways & Ask Us Anything

A special week on The Admin Bar where Matt and Kyle look back at the biggest takeaways from the first 19 episodes (there has been some true gold!). AND we’re taking YOUR questions, so load them up and we’ll get through as many as possible!

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Product

Split Testing for WordPress (Just Got Easy)

WordPress is great, but let’s face it… the options for split testing a WordPress site (especially one using a page builder) is pretty awful… until now. Join us with our guest Adam Lacey this week on The Admin Bar – Ep. 19: Split Testing for WordPress (Just Got Easy).

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Business Development

Building a Better Agency Through Outsourcing

We all understand how outsourcing can help our agency make better use of your time, increase revenue, and deliver better results… but finding reliable & trustworthy partners can be difficult. Our guest in Episode 18 (and TAB top-contributor) Chris Castillo has launched a new way you can find (and become) the right outsourcing partner.

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Courses

Finishing Projects On Time & On Budget

Do you struggle to get clients on board to finish projects on time? You know all that time waiting is eating into your profits, right? . On Episode 17 of The Admin Bar we’re going to visit with Beth Lyles Livingston who has the “secret sauce” to finishing projects on time & on budget! . Beth specializes in helping WordPress professionals with project management principles and techniques from proposal to final sign-off.

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Processes

How to Setup OBS for Facebook Live Streams

Many of you have asked about how we set up our TAB live streams, so this week, Kyle and I have put together an overview of our process. From the very basics of setting OBS up, to creating the background slate, and finally adding video feeds and streaming to FB live, we’ve got you covered!

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Courses

Client-Focused Solutions for Your Agency

Laura has come out with some amazing products that solve many of the problems agencies have. She will be joining us to share some insight on how and why she developed these solutions, as well as some pointers on how to implement them into your own workflow.

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Business Development

Seeking a Work-Life Balance

No matter if you work alone from your home, or are managing a growing team, achieving a healthy work-life balance is extremely difficult for the entrepreneur. This week we’ll be discussing our successes and failures in setting priorities, time management, and avoiding burnout.

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Serious SEO Sh*t

THE LIVE EVEN IS OVER… BUT YOU CAN STILL WATCH! Register for Serious SEO Sh*t If you missed ‘Serious SEO Sh*t’ with Pete Everitt… well,

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Processes

Building Accessible Websites

Heather Gray joins The Admin Bar to discuss accessibility standards within WordPress websites and how we can become better designers by making our websites accessible to folks of all abilities.

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New Year’s Eve Special (Podcast Only!)

In this episode, we discuss a situation that happened to Kyle recently, and why the WAY you phrase your marketing messages can make a big difference.  This is a bonus, podcast-only episode not found anywhere else as a thank you to all you audio-heads. Happy New Year!

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Business Development

The Keys to Content Marketing

In this episode of The Admin Bar we have the one and only Kim Doyal! We’ll be discussing content creating for creatives and agency owners, how and why to implement it and what kind of content produces great results for both current clients as well as prospects!

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Education

A Healthy WordPress Community

This week on The Admin Bar we’re touching base with Dan Maybe of WP&UP. What Dan is doing is not only amazing, but also extremely needed within the WordPress community. learn more about WP&UP, and the task Dan has taken up to keep the WordPress community happy and healthy!

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Education

Lee Jackson Stops By The Admin Bar

Lee Jackson visits The Admin Bar to talk about his exciting plans for 2019, including EVEN MORE content, a BOOK, and his very own IN-PERSON EVENT called Agency Transformation Live!

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Sales

Pricing Your Projects for Profit

In this episode of The Admin Bar, we’re joined by Bret Phillips of Sideways8 to talk pricing strategy. Bret has given this talk at WordCamp and brings a ton of experience and value to the show on this topic!

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Business Development

Keeping Your Business on Track

This week we’re joined by Imogen Allen and Leanne Mitton. Working for yourself, by yourself can be a struggle. But these two have cracked the code on how to keep their businesses on track. Learn about how their accountability relationship is helping them achieve their goals and grow their business.

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Business Development

Put Your Passion Into Motion

Not everyone hits their stride the first time out of the gate. Sometimes learning to pivot and course correct as your business and skill set evolve is just as important as pushing through rough patches. This week’s Admin Bar episode, we’re speaking with Liam Clisham of Five31, who’s done just this with his own career. We’ll learn where he started, what course corrections he’s made along the way, and where he finds his business now. It’s quite a story!

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Education

Define Design

This week on The Admin Bar we’re speaking with Piccia Neri. We’ll be discussing all things design, what misconceptions there may be in the world of “design” and Piccia will be bringing her years of experience to help us better understand.

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Business Development

In-House Staff vs. Outsourcing

In this episode of The Admin Bar we’re talking with Chris Castillo and Paul Lacey about how they’ve decided to grow their agencies capabilities. One has hired in-house staff and the other has built out a strong list of people to outsource to. Find out why they’ve chosen the paths that they have and why it works for them!

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Apparel Webinar Signup

FREE WEBINAR Create a free online apparel store! Easy to setup (less than 30 minutes to have a live store) Integrates seamlessly with WordPress (via

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Ep. 0001: Grand Opening of The Admin Bar

We got the first episode in the can! While this one isn’t live, it was done in one take This is just a little intro and a “get to know us” episode. Learn a little bit more about how we plan on bringing some value to the community and all the fun topics we’re going to be coveringRemember to share The Admin Bar love! The more folks we have here the more we’ll all learn and grow!

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