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Recommended Reading

The best reads for web designers, agency owners, and freelancers.

Sell By Helping

Learn how to “sell” by helping, using a website consultant’s framework for landing new clients.

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.

Nurture Copy

A monthly subscription for high quality email newsletter copy for your agency.

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...

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...

Envato Elements

Unlimited stock photos, videos, vectors and more with easy licensing and a flat rate.

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...

Zapier Mastery

Save time, scale your business, reduce human error and feel like a wizard (all at the same time!).

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...

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.

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!

Creativity & Wanderlust

Kyle and Matt are back after a brief hiatus to chat about the importance of being creative outside of work.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

WP Care Market Training

The most complete and actionable training for crafting, selling & executing WordPress website care plans.

Design Fundamentals

A no-fluff course for developers to learn design principles.

Demystifying 'White Hat' SEO

A 6 module, step-by-step, actionable breakdown of on-page and off-page SEO.

No Fear Funnels

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

No Stress WordPress

The step-by-step training program & support community for frustrated non-coders who use Elementor.

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”...

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….

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?

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...

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...

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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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