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Kyle Van Deusen

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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Education

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.

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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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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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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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Piccia Neri
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Piccia Neri
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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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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