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The Admin Bar

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Client Management

What to say to clients who insist on self-hosting

Web developers know that self hosting undermines website care plans and puts sites at risk. Here’s what to say to get clients to trust you with hosting.
Matthew Sebert
02-17-2022
General

Do you need a degree to be a web designer?

Do you even need a college degree to work as a web developer or designer? Well, that depends on the type of career you’re planning.
Kyle Van Deusen
02-02-2022

Outbound Monthly Recurring Revenue

👉 Get Kristina's Outreach & Conversion course: https://wpcaremarket.com/training/out... 👉 Save $50 with the coupon code: OUTBOUND50 How you can grow...
Kyle Van Deusen
01-24-2022
Community

Voted The Best WordPress Community!

It’s official — the results have been tallied, and The Admin Bar has been voted The Best WordPress Community! To...
Kyle Van Deusen
12-16-2021

The Journey From WordPress to Webflow

Get Dave's WordPress to Webflow course: https://theadminbar.com/wp2wf It wasn’t that long ago when I would have considered Dave Foy one of Elementor’s...
Kyle Van Deusen
10-15-2021

GeneratePress & GenerateBlocks Course

Build fast, light-weight block-based websites with GenerateBlocks!
Kyle Van Deusen
06-30-2021
Content Marketing

What is Storytelling in Marketing and Why Should You Care?

Humans have been telling stories forever and our brains have evolved to love them. How can you use the power of stories to promote your business?
Suzanne Bird-Harris
06-29-2021
Client Management

Building a Minimal Client Dashboard in WordPress

I recently decided to build my own minimal dashboard for the clients on my care plan for added value. In...
Matthew Sebert
05-19-2021

Change is OKAY!

It's been a little while since Kyle and I sat down to record a video, but we're going to try...
Matthew Sebert
04-19-2021
Book Recommendation

Recommended Reading

The best reads for web designers, agency owners, and freelancers.
Kyle Van Deusen
04-09-2021

Sell By Helping

Learn how to “sell” by helping, using a website consultant’s framework for landing new clients.
Kyle Van Deusen
03-31-2021
Sales

How to Find New Web Design Clients

While we don’t claim to know all the answers, Kyle and I have had some incredibly smart guests on our podcast and I’ve gathered together each one of these here (in no particular order) in this post along with the major takeaways from each episode if a TLDR fits your busy schedule a bit better.
Matthew Sebert
03-21-2021

Nurture Copy

A monthly subscription for high quality email newsletter copy for your agency.
Kyle Van Deusen
12-13-2020
Content Marketing

SEOHive White-Label Content & Copywriting Examples

Most recent articles written by SEOHive: Since SEOHive launched back in April of 2020 there has been a lot of...
Kyle Van Deusen
12-02-2020

Why, What, & How of Custom Post Types with Paul from WPTuts

If you've heard the term Custom Post Types (or CPT's) being used, but never fully understood them— then this is...
Matthew Sebert
12-01-2020

Envato Elements

Unlimited stock photos, videos, vectors and more with easy licensing and a flat rate.
Kyle Van Deusen
11-23-2020

Who Buys What & Giving Gifts

In today's episode of The Admin Bar Matt asks a question that he's seen pop up more than a couple...
Matthew Sebert
11-05-2020

Zapier Mastery

Save time, scale your business, reduce human error and feel like a wizard (all at the same time!).
Kyle Van Deusen
10-29-2020

Talking to Your Past Self & Bending Rules

On today's show Kyle shares a valuable lesson he's learned that he wishes he could go back and tell his...
Matthew Sebert
10-21-2020

Client Training & The Importance of Backups

On today's show Matt talks about how live video training with his clients helps build relationships and Kyle talks about the incredible importance of keeping good backups.
Matthew Sebert
10-06-2020

WebP & Disappearing Acts

The Admin Bar is back to live recording our show! It's been a while but I've got to say, I do like recording live!
Matthew Sebert
09-23-2020

Creativity & Wanderlust

Kyle and Matt are back after a brief hiatus to chat about the importance of being creative outside of work.
Matthew Sebert
08-27-2020

Managing Client Expectations

Matt and Kyle chat about what's been happening in their respective businesses - this time around we'll be talking about managing client expectations.
Matthew Sebert
06-30-2020

Nobody Asked, But We're Answering

Kyle and Matt chat about the two topics we both bring to the table this week along with a post from inside The Admin Bar group.
Matthew Sebert
06-16-2020

Block Editor, Sales Forms, & Should We Wix/Weebly?

Today we're trying out a slightly different format! In this show Kyle and I discuss one thing what's been happening in each of our businesses.
Matthew Sebert
06-04-2020

Graphic Design vs Web Design

All three of us began our design careers focusing primarily on some form of flat graphic design, be it branding, t-shirt design, or print design, but found ourselves for one reason or another leaning further into web based design as our individual businesses grew... how come? Listen/watch to find out!
Matthew Sebert
04-29-2020

Time to get Organized!

In this episode of The Admin Bar we're talking about organization and quality of life improvements and what with having a bit more down time than usual, now might be a good time to start building better habits.
Matthew Sebert
04-16-2020

SEOHive: The Answer to Outsourcing Proactive SEO Services

Today we're joined by Pete Everitt and Jeffery Patch to chat about how they've teamed up to bring you their take on how outsourced search engine optimization services should be done. Their proactive approach to building your clients SEO is like none other.
Matthew Sebert
03-31-2020

How Green is Your Website? with Hannah Smith

Hannah Smith joins us to discuss easy ways we can operate our agencies to reduce our carbon footprint. While the environmental impact of running a digital agency might have never crossed your mind, the amount of data you are responsible for is actually quite astounding. Being conscious of the impact your agency has doesn’t mean you have to stop being efficient, however.
Matthew Sebert
03-25-2020

The Friday Email - Probably the World's Greatest "Hack" with Nathan Ingram

Nathan Ingram (coach, speaker, trainer, author, and agency owner) joins us to talk about the ‘Friday Email Strategy’ and how this simple, weekly email and drastically improve client communications and help give you your weekends back!
Matthew Sebert
02-18-2020

Planning, Selling, & Executing Website Care Plans with Kristina Romero

In this episode we cover why care plans are more about relationship building than anything else, whether or not you should require care plans, if you should charge monthly or annually, and how you can implement some easy client touch points to improve relationships with your customers.
Matthew Sebert
02-04-2020

WP Care Market Training

The most complete and actionable training for crafting, selling & executing WordPress website care plans.
Kyle Van Deusen
02-04-2020

Design Fundamentals

A no-fluff course for developers to learn design principles.
Kyle Van Deusen
01-05-2020

Demystifying 'White Hat' SEO

A 6 module, step-by-step, actionable breakdown of on-page and off-page SEO.
Kyle Van Deusen
01-05-2020
General

A Solopreneur's Guide: Course Review

It took just a little over 48 hours for me to make my way through the entire “A Soloprenuer’s Guide”...
Kyle Van Deusen
11-16-2019

The Solopreneur's Guide

In this episode of The Admin Bar, one of our favorites, Jim Galiano, is coming by to tell us all about something new he’s built….
Kyle Van Deusen
11-12-2019

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?
Kyle Van Deusen
11-04-2019
Book Recommendation

Book Review: Dealing with Problem Clients

A BOOK WRITTEN SPECIFICALLY FOR THE WORDPRESS PROFESSIONAL Written by author, speaker, and business coach, Nathan Ingram I was recently...
Kyle Van Deusen
09-17-2019
Book Recommendation

A Small Book with a BIG Impact

Over ten years ago I sat down on my back patio, the summer sun beating down on me and cracked...
Matthew Sebert
09-16-2019

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.
Kyle Van Deusen
06-25-2019

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!
Kyle Van Deusen
04-09-2019

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.
Kyle Van Deusen
04-02-2019

Your Clients Aren't Copywriters and That's a Problem

Neville Medhora is joining us to talk about the importance of copy (or Kopy) and how YOU can improve your skills to turn better projects.
Kyle Van Deusen
03-26-2019

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.
Kyle Van Deusen
02-19-2019

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.
Kyle Van Deusen
02-05-2019

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!
Kyle Van Deusen
12-13-2018

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!
Kyle Van Deusen
12-11-2018

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.
Kyle Van Deusen
11-06-2018

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