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Strategy

ADA Compliance and Web Accessibility
Processes

ADA Compliance | Basics

ADA Compliance is a loaded topic. There’s a lot that can go into making sure a website is accessible and as of writing this there’s no “real” documentation out there that states “This is what you need to do to be compliant”.

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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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Client Expectations
Client Management

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.

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Shane Rielly
Education

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!

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Kyle and Matt
Business Development

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.

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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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Dave Navarro Jr
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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adam hempy
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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andre gagnon
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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Kyle and Matt
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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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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Rezzz
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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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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design rangers looking into distance
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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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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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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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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Kyle and Matt
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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Chris-Castillo
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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Kyle and Matt
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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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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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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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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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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Liam
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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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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