How I Built It

By Joe Casabona

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A podcast about building things on the web

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Getting the Right Audio Gear with Ryan White
43:56
<p>I’m ending this season of How I Built It by geeking out about audio stuff with my guest, Ryan White. He’s the US Product Specialist for Rode Microphones – a company that makes great gear, and who has an increasingly bigger presence in the podcasting space. We talk gear, room acoustics, and more. AND you... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/audio-gear-ryan-white/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/audio-gear-ryan-white/">Getting the Right Audio Gear with Ryan White</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Dec 03, 2019
Getting Back to Basics and Blogging with Colin Devroe
55:12
<p>I was excited to reconnect with my friend Colin Devroe on this episode. We met through the WordPress community in Scranton and I just the co-working space he and his business part Kyle created. In this conversation, we get back to basics, and talk blogging. With the ever changing landscape of the web and social... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/blogging-with-colin-devroe/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/blogging-with-colin-devroe/">Getting Back to Basics and Blogging with Colin Devroe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 26, 2019
The 2019 Gift Guide!
<p>The 2019 holiday season is here! Many of you are business owners, remote workers, and freelancers – so I thought I’d put together a bonus episode based on my 2 popular gift guides. Here are some great gifts for podcasters, and people who work from home! Show Notes Enter the 1 Million Downloads Celebration Giveaway!... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/2019-gift-guide/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/2019-gift-guide/">The 2019 Gift Guide!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 22, 2019
Improving Accessibility for your Events with Svetlana Kouznetsova
23:23
<p>This interview is a little different than most. See, Svetlana Kouznetsova is an accessibility consultant who’s also deaf. Our interview was conducted completely using Google Docs. The voice you’ll hear on this episode is Erin,  my wife, who graciously agreed to do Svetlana’s side of the conversation. Svetlana’s story is an interesting one. We talk... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/improve-accessibility-svetlana-kouznetsova/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/improve-accessibility-svetlana-kouznetsova/">Improving Accessibility for your Events with Svetlana Kouznetsova</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 19, 2019
Exploring VC Funding with Nathan Beckord
45:50
<p>Nathan Beckord is the CEO of Founder Suite, a group of tools to help those seeking venture capital, as well as tools for venture capitalists. We talked all about how he built this after spending a decade helping startups raise their own VC. We also cover how to seek VC funding, and if business plans... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/vc-fund-nathan-beckord/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/vc-fund-nathan-beckord/">Exploring VC Funding with Nathan Beckord</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 12, 2019
Repurposing Your Content with Jaclyn Schiff
45:25
<p>Jaclyn Schiff made her way onto the show because she’s authentic. She reached out recommending another guest, in a real way. Then, throughout the course of the conversation, we decided she’d also be a good guest for the show! She’s a master of making the most of your content. We talk all about repurposing –... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/repurposing-content-jaclyn-schiff/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/repurposing-content-jaclyn-schiff/">Repurposing Your Content with Jaclyn Schiff</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 05, 2019
Using Social Proof to Improve Your Sales with Tevya Washburn
40:12
<p>Tevya Washburn reached out to me over the summer and asked if I might be interested in having him on the show – it turns out his timing was great. See Tevya created a WordPress plugin to help gather and display social proof, and I had just finished read a book that talks about the... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/social-proof-improve-sales-tevya-washburn/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/social-proof-improve-sales-tevya-washburn/">Using Social Proof to Improve Your Sales with Tevya Washburn</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 29, 2019
Using Escape Rooms for Team Building with Greg Koberger
49:06
<p>Greg Koberger is easily one of the most interesting guys I talked to this year. Not only do we talk about team building with escape rooms – a super cool concept, by the way – but we touch on mental health, the startup culture, venture capital, and lots more. Greg is a pretty open book... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/escape-rooms-team-building-greg-koberger/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/escape-rooms-team-building-greg-koberger/">Using Escape Rooms for Team Building with Greg Koberger</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 22, 2019
Onboarding Employees with Micah Rowland
49:45
<p>Micah Rowland isn’t your everyday builder. He doesn’t build homes, cabinets, or even software. As COO of Fountain, Micah builds people, teams, and processes. He offers a wealth of advice on building and scaling teams, and the importance of documentation. But what we talk about isn’t just applicable to building teams – it’s applicable to... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/onboarding-employees-micah-rowland/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/onboarding-employees-micah-rowland/">Onboarding Employees with Micah Rowland</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 15, 2019
Stop Losing Your Data with Brian Gill
49:45
<p>Brian is a computer scientist, entrepreneur, and angel investor. Due to his firm belief that data recovery shouldn’t be a prohibitively expensive service, Brian founded Gillware, where he and his team specialize in cyber risk assessments, data recovery, and incident response. Today we spoke about his journey in business growth, as well as how to... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/stop-losing-data/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/stop-losing-data/">Stop Losing Your Data with Brian Gill</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 08, 2019
A Better Way to Spend Your Calendar Time with Woven and Tim Campos
46:43
<p>I had the pleasure of speaking to Tim Campos, former CIO of Facebook and founder of Woven – a calendar that actually accounts for your life and your free time. We talk about his experience at Facebook and how it lead him to the idea of creating Woven, stats on how people spending their time... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/calendar-spend-time-better/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/calendar-spend-time-better/">A Better Way to Spend Your Calendar Time with Woven and Tim Campos</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 01, 2019
Developing a Mailing List Tool on top of GMail with Ajay Goel
44:46
<p>Recently Pat Flynn talked about the “new, hot marketing tool” that isn’t new but is often forgotten: email. Well today’s guest, Ajay Goel, has built a business around the fact that there are lots of people who haven’t forgotten it, and for the scores of people who are remembering its importance. Ajay buil GMass, a... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/mailing-list-tool-gmass/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/mailing-list-tool-gmass/">Developing a Mailing List Tool on top of GMail with Ajay Goel</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 24, 2019
Write Better Copy and get More Leads with Josh Garofalo
47:42
<p>That was Josh Garofalo and let me tell you: I loved this conversation. He’s a marketer and research and we dig deep into the latter. He tells us how important it is to do your research when you’re writing copy for you website. You want to solve your customers problems, and there are a few... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/more-leads-josh-garofalo/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/more-leads-josh-garofalo/">Write Better Copy and get More Leads with Josh Garofalo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 17, 2019
Building Better Marketing Automation through WordPress with Adrian Tobey
43:49
<p>Adrian Tobey is a young, energetic entrepreneur who’s build a pretty cool WordPress plugin in Groundhogg – something to help with yout marketing automation. On top of creating the plugin we talk quite a bit about college and higher education. He talks fast and offers some great advice so be sure to pay close attention... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/marketing-automation-adrian-tobey/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/marketing-automation-adrian-tobey/">Building Better Marketing Automation through WordPress with Adrian Tobey</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 10, 2019
Building the State Department’s Website with Tracy Rotton
47:53
<p>Tracy Rotton is a longtime friend of mine from the WordPress space – we met because we happened to be writing similar books around the same time! Well, Tracy has gone on to do some very cool things – one of which is leaning a WordPress development team for the Federal Government – specifically to... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/state-department-website-tracy-rotton/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/state-department-website-tracy-rotton/">Building the State Department’s Website with Tracy Rotton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 03, 2019
5 Biggest Takeaways from Podcast Movement 2019
16:13
<p>Podcast Movement is a giant podcast conference and expo where 3,000 attendees come from all over the world to talk podcasting. It’s 4 days of events, talks, and networking opportunities. If you’re never, been, I recommend it. I had a few goals going into the conference, and as a result I had some pretty fantastic,... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/podcast-movement-2019/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/podcast-movement-2019/">5 Biggest Takeaways from Podcast Movement 2019</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 27, 2019
Gordon Stannis & Twisthink
40:56
<p>Gordon Stannis, like last week’s guest, Colin, helped create a smart lighting system. But where Colin wanted to improve our homes, Gordon wanted to improve our experience in parking garaging. This is a super interesting conversation where we cover both hardware and software, mesh networks, and much more. Show Notes Gordon Stannis Twisthink  Lutron I... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/gordon-stannis-twisthink/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/gordon-stannis-twisthink/">Gordon Stannis & Twisthink</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 20, 2019
Colin Billings & Smart Home Lighting
40:10
<p>Colin Billings has built something that I’m incredibly interested in generally: hardware that contributes to home automation. He built Orro, the first truly responsive lighting system, out of his own frustration with lighting’s adverse impact on his wellness and sleep. Now the Orro Switch adds the computational power of an iPhone XR inside the walls of... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/colin-billings-smart-home-lighting/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/colin-billings-smart-home-lighting/">Colin Billings & Smart Home Lighting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 13, 2019
Jessica Hall & 3Pillar Global
50:52
<p>Jessica Hall is the VP of product strategy and design at 3Pillar Global, and today we are going to talk about something that made a bunch of news a couple of months ago – the Accenture/Hertz case, where Hertz paid a bunch of money (like $32M) and got nothing. With some time since the story... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/jessica-hall-3pillar-global/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/jessica-hall-3pillar-global/">Jessica Hall & 3Pillar Global</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 06, 2019
Alex McClafferty & Productize.co
53:44
<p>Alex McClafferty has a wealth of business experience to share with us this week. Not only did he build a successful business within the WordPress space – WP Curve – he ended up selling it to GoDaddy. That experience showed him that the number of resources for selling your business were scarce, and now he’s... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/alex-mcclafferty-productize-co/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/alex-mcclafferty-productize-co/">Alex McClafferty & Productize.co</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 30, 2019
Kirsten Bunch and Changing Careers
43:48
<p>Over the last 2 weeks, we discussed mental and physical health as it relates to freelancing and self-employment. To round out this trilogy of overall happiness in your career, I’m talking to Kirsten Bunch, who is a reinvention coach. She helps those folks who are mid-career but need a change. She offers some fantastic advice... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/kirsten-bunch-and-changing-careers/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/kirsten-bunch-and-changing-careers/">Kirsten Bunch and Changing Careers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 23, 2019
Michelle Schulp and Staying Fit While Freelancing
41:07
<p>Michelle Schulp is a fantastic web designer in the WordPress space – you make have seen her work on the WP Hierarch chart. Recently she’s launched a new initiative talking about fitness and freelancing. Last week we touched a bit on mental health. This week we’re going to dive into physical health, especially when running... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/michelle-schulp-and-staying-fit-while-freelancing/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/michelle-schulp-and-staying-fit-while-freelancing/">Michelle Schulp and Staying Fit While Freelancing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 16, 2019
Allie Nimmons and Freelancing / Mental Health
58:24
<p>Allie Nimmons is a freelance web designer with an unique perspective to my own. She made the transition to freelancing after losing her job, but still needing to make money. We talk about what that’s like, as well as how she’s be able to hone her offerings based on what her target customers need. We... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/allie-nimmons-and-freelancing-mental-health/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/allie-nimmons-and-freelancing-mental-health/">Allie Nimmons and Freelancing / Mental Health</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 09, 2019
Season 6 Wrap Up (Bonus Episode!)
<p>We got lots of great advice over the course of Season 6. Over the course of about 10 minutes, we’re going to distill all of that advice into 3 overarching themes. Take a listen to find out what they are. Here are the best trade secrets of 2019. Show Notes Sponsor the Show Subscribe to... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/s6/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/s6/">Season 6 Wrap Up (Bonus Episode!)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jun 24, 2019
Susan Goebel and Bringing Drugs to Market
40:01
<p>It takes the right combination of bioscience knowledge, marketing intelligence, lead generation strategies, operational insight, product R&D expertise, and personal drive to fuel the business development of any life science firm. For almost 2 decades, Susan Goebel has been leveraging these core trails to deliver multi-million-dollar revenue generating initiatives with global reach. Now Susan has... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/susan-goebel-and-bringing-drugs-to-market/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/susan-goebel-and-bringing-drugs-to-market/">Susan Goebel and Bringing Drugs to Market</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jun 11, 2019
Patrick Campbell and ProfitWell
45:15
<p>Patrick Campbell was curious about how people price products, and how pricing affects conversion – so he built ProfitWell. We discussed pricing, estimating time, tech stack, and so much more. His insights into how to price are fantastic. Show Notes Patrick Campbell | Twitter ProfitWell | ProfitWell Report Django Atticus Sponsored by: Castos: Click this link... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/patrick-campbell-and-profitwell/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/patrick-campbell-and-profitwell/">Patrick Campbell and ProfitWell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jun 04, 2019
Jan Löffler and Plesk
38:24
<p>Jan Löffler is the CTO of Plesk, which is fantastic server management software. They’re rapidly growing set of sophisticated tools is inspiring., In this episode we’ll talk all about the history of Plesk, as well as what it’s like to manage software that powers hundreds of thousands of websites. Show Notes Jan Löffler Plesk Interview... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/jan-loffler-and-plesk/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/jan-loffler-and-plesk/">Jan Löffler and Plesk</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 28, 2019
Jay Gibb and CloudSponge
53:50
<p>Jay Gibb is the founder and CEO of CloudSponge – a B2B SaaS company that sells an address book widget. We talked about growing an audience, research good opportunities for building a product, and Jay gives some fantastic advice for cold outreach. Show Notes Jay Gibb CloudSponge BuddyPress Invite Anyone Quora Sponsored by: Castos: Click this... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/jay-gibb-and-cloudsponge/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/jay-gibb-and-cloudsponge/">Jay Gibb and CloudSponge</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 21, 2019
Lindsey Miller and Partnership Programs
53:09
<p>If you’ve ever wondered what goes into creating a fantastic affiliate program, Lindsey Miller from Liquid Web has the answers for you, starting with one simple rule: your affiliates are partners. We talk about lots of stuff like content creation and working with your partners to help them help you. We also discuss how to... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/lindsey-miller-and-partnership-programs/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/lindsey-miller-and-partnership-programs/">Lindsey Miller and Partnership Programs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 14, 2019
Brad Touesnard and SpinupWP
47:25
<p>Brad Touesnard is a well known developer in the WordPress community, and CEO and Founder of Delicious Brains, a company that makes fantastic WordPress products. You might know them best from WP Migrate DB Pro, but they do lots more! Brad tells us all about their new product, SpinupWP, why they decided to solve this... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/brad-touesnard-and-spinupwp/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/brad-touesnard-and-spinupwp/">Brad Touesnard and SpinupWP</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 07, 2019
Mihran Papazian & Brushette
42:23
<p>Mihran Papazian is the CEO of Brushette, a company that plans to revolutionize…toothbrushes! In a rare episode, we cover what it’s like creating a physical product, from the deep research they did, to visiting over 1,000 factories in China to find the right manufacturing partner. Mihran’s experience and deep knowledge means there’s lots of great... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/mihran-papazian-brushette/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/mihran-papazian-brushette/">Mihran Papazian & Brushette</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 30, 2019
James Kemp and Iconic
46:57
<p>James Kemp is the founder and lead developer of Iconic, a popular WooCommerce extension shop. James has managed to do well in an increasingly saturated space. His approach to solving problems and determining if there’s a market for his new ideas is an interesting one. He offers lots of great advice on everything from research... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/james-kemp-and-iconic/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/james-kemp-and-iconic/">James Kemp and Iconic</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 23, 2019
Stephanie Scapa And WEYV
34:51
<p>Stephanie Scapa is the Co-Founder and CEO of WEYV, a platform that aims to compete with Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. They have a unique business model to help them do it! We discuss running a large-scale project, what deep product research looks like, and how they came up with the pricing plan. Stephanie Scapa... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/stephanie-scapa-and-weyv/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/stephanie-scapa-and-weyv/">Stephanie Scapa And WEYV</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 16, 2019
Yuriy Popov and A Solid VPN
37:55
<p>Yuriy Popov is the Customer Success Manager at KeepSolid, where they make a suite of apps. The most popular is VPN Unlimited. We dive deep into how KeepSolid pivoted to focus on where they saw the industry going, from the Snowden revelations to the continued support for better online privacy. We also talk about the... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/yuriy-popov-and-a-solid-vpn/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/yuriy-popov-and-a-solid-vpn/">Yuriy Popov and A Solid VPN</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 09, 2019
Sam Brodie & Selling Your Business
46:54
<p>Before Sam Brodie founded OffSprout, he successfully sold a niched business that focused on websites for lawyers. Sam generously shares his advice and experience with us, from niching down to how to properly keep your books. There’s tons of great advice in this episode, so make sure to listen to the whole thing! Sam Brodie... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/sam-brodie-selling-your-business/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/sam-brodie-selling-your-business/">Sam Brodie & Selling Your Business</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 02, 2019
Andre Gagnon and ProjectHuddle
34:53
<p>Andre Gagnon has SaaS/Subscription fatigue and decided to do something about it. He helped create and launch ProjectHuddle, a WordPress/plugin-based competitor to the likes of InVision. At least, when it comes to getting design feedback. The tech in this episode is super interesting, and we get philosophical about owning your products and data! Show Notes... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/andre-gagnon-and-projecthuddle/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/andre-gagnon-and-projecthuddle/">Andre Gagnon and ProjectHuddle</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 26, 2019
Jan Thielemann and Selling WordPress Plugins
40:40
<p>Jan Thielemann is a plugin developer who got his start as a digital nomad who wanted to make enough money to fund his adventures. So he started a small side business selling plugins for Divi, where he found a good niche. He offers great advice about starting on your own, and the difference between truly... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/jan-thielemann-and-selling-wordpress-plugins/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/jan-thielemann-and-selling-wordpress-plugins/">Jan Thielemann and Selling WordPress Plugins</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 19, 2019
Amanda Lundberg & Live Captioning
43:29
<p>Every so often on this show, I will have somebody who knows lots of something I know very little about, and Amanda is one of those people. She is a live captioner. We talk all about what it’s like being a live captioner, her the stenographic keyboard, and more. I like her journey and all... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/amanda-lundberg-live-captioning/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/amanda-lundberg-live-captioning/">Amanda Lundberg & Live Captioning</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 12, 2019
Brennan Dunn and RightMessage
41:49
<p>Brennan Dunn is a freelancer, educator, and founder of RightMessage, a personalization platform. It’s used by people like Pat Flynn to make sure their website is targeting the proper audience. We talk about how he built RightMessage and the importance of personalization and segmentation. Show Notes Brennan Dunn RightMessage Double Your Freelancing CaboPress Landing Page... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/brennan-dunn-and-rightmessage/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/brennan-dunn-and-rightmessage/">Brennan Dunn and RightMessage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 05, 2019
Dan Stocke and Buzz Frenzy
46:39
<p>Dan Stocke knows marketing, and knows the pain of using the Facebook Ads Manager. So he created an easier way to do it. We’ll talk about how he took his idea from need to launch, talk to developers, and refined the process based on feedback. Show Notes Email Dan Stocke: dan@buzzfrenzy.com Buzz Frenzy WordCamp Minneapolis Book: Contagious... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/dan-stocke-and-buzz-frenzy/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/dan-stocke-and-buzz-frenzy/">Dan Stocke and Buzz Frenzy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 26, 2019
Laura Elizabeth and Design Academy
41:43
<p>Laura Elizabeth is a fantastic designer who wants to “teach design to developers.” Her story from consulting to products is fantastic, and her method for building buzz and tension around her course worked perfectly. This is a fantastic case study for people who consult, but want to move into selling online courses or selling products.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/laura-elizabeth-and-design-academy/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/laura-elizabeth-and-design-academy/">Laura Elizabeth and Design Academy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 19, 2019
Mike McDerment and FreshBooks
34:39
<p>Mike McDerment is the founder of the incredibly popular accounting software FreshBooks. His story is an interesting one – where he started with an MVP and then built it up from there. His journey relatable, and I’m really excited to talk to him today. Show Notes FreshBooks Sponsored by: Castos: Click this link & enter... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/mike-mcderment-and-freshbooks/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/mike-mcderment-and-freshbooks/">Mike McDerment and FreshBooks</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 12, 2019
Nathalie Lussier and AccessAlly
40:02
<p>Nathalie Lussier is has created a unique, powerful LMS plugin for WordPress that people seem to love. That’s because Nathalie, on top of using the product herself, listens to her customers. In this episode, she’ll give us lots of great advice for how to grow our business and improve customer relationships. Show Notes AccessAlly 30... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/nathalie-lussier-and-accessally/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/nathalie-lussier-and-accessally/">Nathalie Lussier and AccessAlly</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 05, 2019
Chris Bintliff & The Automated Consultant
47:56
<p>I focused a lot on automation in 2018, so I was really excited to talk to today’s guest, Chris Bintliff, on how he used automation for his client-onboarding process. Chis is a fantastic, energetic guy and offers a lot of great advice here. If you’re looking to save time through automation, this is for you.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/chris-bintliff-automation/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/chris-bintliff-automation/">Chris Bintliff & The Automated Consultant</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jan 29, 2019
Anton Kraly and a Drop Ship Business
36:26
<p>Anton Kraly is the founder of Drop Ship Lifestyle and has an incredibly story of how he got to where he is today. I’m grateful for Anton’s time and for sharing both his story, and his tips on how we can get into drop shipping. Show Notes Anton on Twitter Drop Ship Lifestyle The 4... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/anton-kraly-dropshipping/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/anton-kraly-dropshipping/">Anton Kraly and a Drop Ship Business</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jan 22, 2019
Myke Hurley and Relay FM
44:53
<p>Myke Hurley is a well-known podcaster and founder of Relay FM. To kick off Season 6, he gives us some fantastic advice on starting shows, sponsors, and lots more. His story is incredibly interesting and I think it’s a great way to start this season and the new year. Myke on Instagram | Twitter Relay FM... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/myke-hurley-and-relay-fm/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/myke-hurley-and-relay-fm/">Myke Hurley and Relay FM</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jan 15, 2019
Turning the Tables: Joe Casabona & How I Built It
56:52
<p>In the last episode of the year (and a bonus one, to boot), my friend Jeff Large interviews me as a follow up to the 100th episode. Jeff is a great interviewer and I really enjoyed the conversation we had – he even gets me to say, “trade secret…” I think you’ll like it too!... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/joe-casabona/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/joe-casabona/">Turning the Tables: Joe Casabona & How I Built It</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Dec 24, 2018
Bonus: 4 Interviews on Implementing Gutenberg
1:08:01
<p>In the run up to the release of WordPress 5.0, I created a mini-series on Implementing Guteneberg on my YouTube channel. This episode combines the 4 interviews for your listening enjoyment! Justin Sainton In Episode 1, I talk to Justin Sainton about how his agency, Zao, used Gutenberg to create a custom light fixture builder.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/implementing-gutenberg-bonus/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/implementing-gutenberg-bonus/">Bonus: 4 Interviews on Implementing Gutenberg</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Dec 18, 2018
Vova Feldman and Freemius
38:08
<p>Vova Feldman started one of the most popular plugin marketplaces in the WordPress space. His story is one that came out of filling a need, but also a realization: while there are a lot of people selling plugins in the WordPress space, we can be doing better. He offers advice on building your business, and... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/vova-feldman-and-freemius/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/vova-feldman-and-freemius/">Vova Feldman and Freemius</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Dec 04, 2018
Kim Gjerstad and MailPoet
38:17
<p>Kim Gjerstad is one of the founders of the popular newsletter plugin, MailPoet. In this episode we talk about how he’s been able to build a successful product and company with a fully remote team. Kim gives great advice about on boarding, tools, and building a company culture. Show Notes Kim Gjerstad – kim@mailpoet.com MailPoet... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/kim-gjerstad-and-mailpoet/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/kim-gjerstad-and-mailpoet/">Kim Gjerstad and MailPoet</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 27, 2018
Daniel Espinoza and Wearing Many Hats
37:46
<p>Daniel Espinoza is a man who wears many hats: agency owner, product seller, family man, and more. In the episode we get into how he manages keeping everything running smoothly. This is a fantastic conversation for anyone who wants to diversify what they do, without getting too overwhelmed. Show Notes Daniel Espinoza Grow Development Shop... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/daniel-espinoza-many-hats/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/daniel-espinoza-many-hats/">Daniel Espinoza and Wearing Many Hats</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 20, 2018
Liam Martin and Time Doctor
36:28
<p>Liam Martin is the founder of Time Doctor. In this episode, we talk all about how he founded the company, from idea to how it’s grown to the massive user base it boasts. We also talk about how long it takes for companies to become overnight successes, and how to set yourself apart from other... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/liam-martin-and-time-doctor/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/liam-martin-and-time-doctor/">Liam Martin and Time Doctor</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 13, 2018
Chris Lema and Managed WooCommerce Hosting
44:24
<p>Chris Lema is a man who knows how to build a good product. And in this episode, he’s going to tell us all about how he helped build Liquid Web’s Managed WooCommerce Hosting. We’ll talk about what eCommerce shops need, the importance of performance, and he’ll give us lots of great tips. Show Notes Chris... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/chris-lema-managed-woocommerce-hosting/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/chris-lema-managed-woocommerce-hosting/">Chris Lema and Managed WooCommerce Hosting</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 06, 2018
100: How I Built My Podcast
31:32
<p>I can’t believe we’ve reached episode 100! This episode is an introspective (retrospective?) on how I built How I Built It. I’ll go over the idea, what I’ve learned over 2 years of podcasting, some pretty sweet automation, and more. I want to everyone who’s listened, shared, came on, and sponsored the show. I wouldn’t have... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/100-how-i-built-podcast/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/100-how-i-built-podcast/">100: How I Built My Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 30, 2018
Joe Howard and WP Buffs
44:53
<p>Joe Howard is the founder of WP Buffs and has lots of experience managing a fully remote team, building a business on Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR), and of-course, offering top notch support to those who need it. In this episode we get deep into a lot of different topics surrounding those area, and much more.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/joe-howard-and-wp-buffs/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/joe-howard-and-wp-buffs/">Joe Howard and WP Buffs</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 23, 2018
Brian Richards and WooSesh
46:29
<p>Brian Richards is officially the first repeat guest on the show, and this time around he’s talking about his online conferences, WordSesh and WooSesh. Brian talks logistics, speaker selection, and of-course, the tech stack. It’s a super interesting conversation. Plus, if you’re interested, WooSesh is October 18-19, 2018, and it totally free! Show Notes Brian... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/brian-richards-and-woosesh/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/brian-richards-and-woosesh/">Brian Richards and WooSesh</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 16, 2018
Max Seelemann and Ulysses
39:03
<p>Max Seelemann is one of the founders and developers of Ulysses, one of my favorite Mac and iOS apps. I am excited to talk to him today because it is a different perspective on the software developing process. Ulysses is software I use nearly every day to write up show notes, scripts, articles, and more.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/max-seelemann-ulysses/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/max-seelemann-ulysses/">Max Seelemann and Ulysses</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 09, 2018
PJ Taei and Uscreen
38:21
<p>PJ Taei is the founder of Uscreen, a video on demand service for people who are serious about selling videos. Whether it’s your online course or a video series, they have you covered. In this episode, PJ and I talk about controlling your platform and making videos as easy as possible. Show Notes PJ Taei... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/pj-taei-and-uscreen/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/pj-taei-and-uscreen/">PJ Taei and Uscreen</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 02, 2018
Mark Zahra and EDD Bookings
32:28
<p>Mark Zahra, among other things, recently released the EDD Bookings plugin for Easy Digital Downloads.  I was excited to talk to him about this because it’s something that I thought of doing myself back when I was teaching multiple classes at the University of Scranton. When I was on campus to help manage a fluid schedule for... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/mark-zahra-and-edd-bookings/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/mark-zahra-and-edd-bookings/">Mark Zahra and EDD Bookings</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 25, 2018
Jeremy Green and Leaky Paywall
29:52
<p>Jeremy Green is a developer and founder of Zeen 101. They created an interesting product called Leaky Paywall, which is a plugin that allows you to put content behind – you guessed it – a paywall. Jeremy also has some really interesting insight on how people consume information. And, of-course, we get into some development... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/jeremy-green-and-leaky-paywall/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/jeremy-green-and-leaky-paywall/">Jeremy Green and Leaky Paywall</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 18, 2018
Lindsay Halsey and Pathfinder SEO
34:30
<p>Closing out this miniseries on SEO is Lindsay Halsey. She’s the co-founder of Pathfinder SEO and in this episode we talk about how her product basically combines a lot of what we talks about over the past month – automated tools and stats, with a coaching component that can really help you up your SEO... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/lindsay-halsey-and-pathfinder-seo/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/lindsay-halsey-and-pathfinder-seo/">Lindsay Halsey and Pathfinder SEO</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 11, 2018
Pam Aungst and SEO Process
41:30
<p>So far this season we’ve looked at starting an SEO agency and an SEO product. But what we haven’t looked at was a good strategy – especially when it comes to Pay per Click and the like. Well that changes this week with our guest, Pam Aungst. She’s an SEO expert with her own agency... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/pam-aungst-and-seo-process/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/pam-aungst-and-seo-process/">Pam Aungst and SEO Process</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 04, 2018
John Doherty and Credo
38:26
<p>John Doherty is the founder of Credo. I met John at CaboPress, an incredible business mastermind week, and we got to talking about the marketing and SEO side of things. Know I don’t know much about that, but Credo is definitely something that can help me in a unique way. In this episode we talk... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/john-doherty-and-credo/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/john-doherty-and-credo/">John Doherty and Credo</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 28, 2018
Jeremiah Smith and SimpleTiger
40:52
<p>Jeremiah Smith is founder of SimpleTiger, an SEO company that focuses on SaaS companies. This episode is going to kick off a miniseries about SEO and I’m happy that Jeremiah is starting it off. He offers so much incredible advice about SEO and life in general. I love his story, and I think you will... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/jeremiah-smith-and-simpletiger/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/jeremiah-smith-and-simpletiger/">Jeremiah Smith and SimpleTiger</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 21, 2018
Zach Tirrell and Loxi
30:56
<p>Today we’re talking to Zach Tirrell from Modern Tribe. We talk all about how they re-imagined that plug-in as Software as a Service called Loxi. We go over how they decided on which features to support, the importance of good design, and the tech stack, like using React. Speaking of React, We also talk a... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/zach-tirrell-and-loxi/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/zach-tirrell-and-loxi/">Zach Tirrell and Loxi</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 14, 2018
Bryce Adams and Metorik
44:04
<p>Bryce Adams is creator of one of my favorite tools, Metorik. Bryce tells us about the path the led him to making Metorik, his view on e-commerce, GDPR, and how he’s using some cutting edge tools. We also talk engagement and stats. Be sure to stick around until the end of the episode – I... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/bryce-adams-and-metorik/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/bryce-adams-and-metorik/">Bryce Adams and Metorik</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 07, 2018
Tessa Kreisel and Teaching Development
34:28
<p>Tessa Kriesel is a developer, community advocate, and educator. In this episode we get into our approaches to teaching, why it’s important, and the importance of giving opportunities to underserved areas and groups. We also discuss our “aha” moments – that time where programming suddenly clicked for us. Show Notes Tessa Kriesel Pantheon Outspoken Women... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/tessa-kreisel-and-teaching-development/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/tessa-kreisel-and-teaching-development/">Tessa Kreisel and Teaching Development</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 31, 2018
Jennifer Bourn and Profitable Project Plan
28:26
<p>Jennifer Bourn is the founder of Bourn Creative and creator of the Profitable Project Plan. She’s also a freelancer who’s doing it right. She has worked out the perfect system to get and manage client projects; in this episode we’re going to talk all about how she built it. Show Notes Jennifer Bourn Profitable Project... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/jennifer-bourn-and-profitable-project-plan/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/jennifer-bourn-and-profitable-project-plan/">Jennifer Bourn and Profitable Project Plan</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 24, 2018
Abbey Perl and Diverse Gaming Coalition
30:59
<p>Abbey Perl started the Diverse Gaming Coalition to help combat online bullying through video games and modern pop culture. In this episode, I talk to her about why she started it, how she went about starting a non-profit organization, and much more. Show Notes Abbey Perl Diverse Gaming Coalition  Twitch.TV @Ninja Sponsored by: Creator Courses:... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/abbey-perl-and-diverse-gaming-coalition/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/abbey-perl-and-diverse-gaming-coalition/">Abbey Perl and Diverse Gaming Coalition</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 17, 2018
Seth S. Scott & Membrane
34:21
<p>Seth S. Scott’s story is an interesting one. He up and moved to New York City to pursue a career in game development. He tool a game design boot camp and left with his first commercial  game, Membrane. In this episode we talk about risk and how he built a video game. Show Notes Seth... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/seth-s-scott-membrane/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/seth-s-scott-membrane/">Seth S. Scott & Membrane</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 10, 2018
Scott DeLuzio and PrivacyWP for GDPR
34:36
<p>Scott DeLuzio is a WordPress plugin developer who likes to scratch his own itch on some pretty heavy topics, and his latest is no exception. We talk about one of this summer’s hottest topics: GDPR. Scott and I spoke about this just days before the regulation took hold, so we were working through what it... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/scott-deluzio-and-privacywp-for-gdpr/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/scott-deluzio-and-privacywp-for-gdpr/">Scott DeLuzio and PrivacyWP for GDPR</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 03, 2018
Rachel Cherry & WPCampus
44:51
<p>Rachel Cherry is a front end developer and lead organizer of WPCampus, a WordPress conference focused on Higher Education. In this episode, we talk about what goes into putting on this conference, from scouting a location to day-of logistics. Show Notes Rachel Cherry WPCampus Chris Lema on How I Built It Liam Dempsey on How... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/rachel-cherry-wpcampus/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/rachel-cherry-wpcampus/">Rachel Cherry & WPCampus</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jun 26, 2018
Season 4 Recap
19:58
<p>So we just wrapped up Season 4 a couple of weeks ago and it was my favorite episode for a lot of reasons. I got to talk to great people, the sponsors were fantastic, and we even had a miniseries on starting your own business. Plus, there were a lot of takeaways. I got a... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/season-4-recap/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/season-4-recap/">Season 4 Recap</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jun 13, 2018
Beka Rice and Jilt
42:18
<p>Closing out Season 4 is Beka Rice, Head of Product at Jilt! After an entire season about hearing about Jilt, Beka and I dig deep into how it was built, how to be effective with your abandoned cart emails, GDPR, and much much more. It’s a great way to close out the season and I’m... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/beka-rice-and-jilt/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/beka-rice-and-jilt/">Beka Rice and Jilt</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 29, 2018
Thomas Umstattd and Crowdfunding Plugins
44:42
<p>Thomas Umstattd is a plugin and agency owner who’s has great success in crowdfunding his products. His take is a fantastically interesting one and he offers lots of great advice – so much that we even have a bonus over on Patreon. This is definitely one of my favorite conversations – I learned a ton... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/thomas-umstattd-and-crowdfunding-plugins/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/thomas-umstattd-and-crowdfunding-plugins/">Thomas Umstattd and Crowdfunding Plugins</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 22, 2018
Stacy Kvernmo and Development Process
37:10
<p>Stacy Kvernmo is a UX/UI Developer at OddBird. I met Stacy on another podcast and was really excited to talk to her about a number of tools and views she has about creating good code while working on a team. We talk about process, UX, and more in this episode. She and here team are... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/stacy-kvernmo-and-development-process/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/stacy-kvernmo-and-development-process/">Stacy Kvernmo and Development Process</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 15, 2018
Evan Calkins and Hoban Cards
37:55
<p>Evan Calkins created Hoban Press & Hoban Cards after he bought his first letterpress machine. He’s a master of his craft and I was really excited to talk to Evan because I’m very interested in that creaft. He creates fantastic looking business cards and sationary, and even did my cards! We’ll talk about what it’s... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/evan-calkins-and-hoban-cards/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/evan-calkins-and-hoban-cards/">Evan Calkins and Hoban Cards</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 08, 2018
Nancy Hildebrandt and Creating Great Documentation
35:27
<p>Nancy Hildebrandt has a lot of experience in documentation and software systems, starting back in the Sun/Java days. In this episode, we talk all about building out a good support system and what that process looks like. We also talk about the importance of creating good documentation, listening to your customers, and so much more.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/nancy-hildebrandt-and-creating-great-documentation/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/nancy-hildebrandt-and-creating-great-documentation/">Nancy Hildebrandt and Creating Great Documentation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 01, 2018
The Social Web Suite Team
29:54
<p>Dejan Markovic and Tina Todorovic are two halves of the Social Web Suite dream team. They are some of the hardest working, passionate folks I know in the WordPress community and an absolutely joy to talk to. I love the tool and and hearing the evolution of the project and how they work was fantastic.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/the-social-web-suite-team/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/the-social-web-suite-team/">The Social Web Suite Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 24, 2018
Craig Hewitt and Castos
29:29
<p>Craig Hewitt is a guy who knows podcasting, so I was super excited to talk to him about his acquisition of Seriously Simple Podcasting. He took a relatively focused WordPress plugin and turned it into a SaaS, and that’s what we talk about in this episode. Lots of great advice here! Show Notes Craig Hewitt... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/craig-hewitt-and-castos/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/craig-hewitt-and-castos/">Craig Hewitt and Castos</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 17, 2018
Beth Soderberg and Learning Development
41:49
<p>Beth Soderberg is a self-taught Front End Developer and speaker, and in this episode I get to talk to her about how she learned her craft. It was fun exchanging stories of our different learning experiences. Beth offers truthful and encouraging words for if you want to start on your journey to web development. Show... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/beth-soderberg-learning-development/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/beth-soderberg-learning-development/">Beth Soderberg and Learning Development</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 10, 2018
Brad Williams & Client Relationships
44:54
<p>Brad Williams of WebDevStudios knows a thing or two about client relationships. In this episode, We start at the beginning with finding a client, the proposal process, and touch on things like having a Discovery phase. It puts a nice cap of what we’ve been talking about for the last 3 weeks – the importance... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/brad-williams-client-relationships/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/brad-williams-client-relationships/">Brad Williams & Client Relationships</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 03, 2018
Jen Jamar and Marketing
38:30
<p>Jen Jamar is a marketing strategist who currently works for Modern Tribe. Jen really knows her stuff, which I loved because I learned a ton. And the best part? We talk about a strategy for marketing that won’t cost you thousands of dollars in Facebook Ads! In this episode we cover all sorts of stuff... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/jen-jamar-and-marketing/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/jen-jamar-and-marketing/">Jen Jamar and Marketing</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 27, 2018
Nicole Kohler and Content Strategy
44:07
<p>Nicole Kohler is a Growth Marketer at Automattic; most of her job revolves around building and publishing content for her team and her main product, Jetpack. So in this episode, I talk to Nicole about Content Strategy. This is something I struggle with, and usually just publish when I think of stuff. Nicole provides us... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/nicole-kohler-and-content-strategy/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/nicole-kohler-and-content-strategy/">Nicole Kohler and Content Strategy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 20, 2018
Rian Kinney and Trademarks
32:50
<p>Rian Kinney is an intellectual property lawyer and today we talk about the legal side of starting a business She’s been on Office Hours to discuss contracts so I wanted to talk about IP – copyright and trademark. How it works, what the process for getting a trademark is, what the right text for your... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/rian-kinney-ip/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/rian-kinney-ip/">Rian Kinney and Trademarks</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 13, 2018
Sara Dunn and Niching Down
36:52
<p>Continuing our series on How You Build a Business, today I get to talk to Sara Dunn about niching down. She’s been pretty public with her process, starting a YouTube channel to discuss her decision making. I loved chatting with her about this because it can be tough and scary to decide to limit your... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/sara-dunn-niching/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/sara-dunn-niching/">Sara Dunn and Niching Down</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 06, 2018
Sherry Walling & Choosing Self Employment
41:46
<p>This is Part 1 of our mini series, “How You Build a Business” In today’s episode, I get to talk to Dr. Sherry Walling. She’s kicking off our miniseries on how to build a business and she helps us answer a very important question: “Am I ready to start my own business?” Sherry is a... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/sherry-walling-choosing-self-employment/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/sherry-walling-choosing-self-employment/">Sherry Walling & Choosing Self Employment</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 27, 2018
Josh Koenig and Pantheon
39:08
<p>Josh Koenig is the founder of Pantheon. He is energetic, passionate, and knowledgable in his field. That’s a killer combination you love to see in company leaders. We talk all about the technologically cool stuff Pantheon is doing, so if you’re a developer, you don’t want to miss this one. Show Notes Josh Koenig Pantheon... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/josh-koenig-pantheon/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/josh-koenig-pantheon/">Josh Koenig and Pantheon</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 19, 2018
Blair Williams and MemberPress
34:57
<p>In today’s episode, I chat with Blair Williams, a WordPress veteran with lots of great plugins. We’ll talk specifically about MemberPress and what it’s like creating that, the decision making that went into their pricing, wp-cron, and lots more. Show Notes: MemberPress Blair’s other plugins wp-cron() COBOL Tutorials Pledge on Patreon Sponsored by: Beaver Builder:... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/blair-williams-memberpress/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/blair-williams-memberpress/">Blair Williams and MemberPress</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 13, 2018
Peter Hollens and Creating Online
50:00
<p>Peter Hollens is an incredible artist and creator. You may have seen some of his videos on YouTube. Today we’re going to talk about what goes into making them, as well as his online courses at Hollens Creator Academy. Peter’s incredibly passionate about this project and it shows. I feel like we’re both cut from... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/peter-hollens-creating-online/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/peter-hollens-creating-online/">Peter Hollens and Creating Online</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 06, 2018
Patrick Rauland and Building a WooCommerce Shop
32:15
<p>Patrick Rauland is a WooCommerce expert who joins us today to talk through everything you need to think about when setting up an e-commerce site. So this is less asking, “how did you build that,” and more, “how would you build that?” It’s a great conversation and Patrick offers some great advice and insights when... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/patrick-rauland/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/patrick-rauland/">Patrick Rauland and Building a WooCommerce Shop</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jan 30, 2018
Brad Dowdy and Nock Co.
42:26
<p>Brady Dowdy is a podcast, manufacturer, and most important, pen addict. I’m a big fan and Brad and everything he does, and in this episode, we’re wading into very non-techie waters. Brad and I talk about what it’s like building a physical product – from prototyping to manufacturing. It’s a fantastic conversation and I definitely... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/brad-dowdy/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/brad-dowdy/">Brad Dowdy and Nock Co.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jan 23, 2018
Cody Landefeld & Mode Effect
36:53
<p>Cody Landefeld is the co-founder and director of Mode Effect, a company that specializes in WooCommerce. In this episode we talk about how he and his company built those Disney quizzes that are so addicting. On top of that, we discuss working with Enterprise level clients like Disney and of course, e-commerce. This episode kicks... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/62/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/62/">Cody Landefeld & Mode Effect</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jan 16, 2018
Special Episode: Live from WordCamp US 2017
50:59
<p>In this very special live episode, I had the opportunity to interview WordCamp US attendees and ask them 3 questions: What advice for Frontend Development optimizations do you have for us? How do you level up your skills? If you could go back in time and tell your younger self one thing, what would it... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/special-episode-live-wordcamp-us-2017/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/special-episode-live-wordcamp-us-2017/">Special Episode: Live from WordCamp US 2017</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Dec 22, 2017
Episode 61: Morten Rand-Hendriksen & Teaching at Lynda
1:00:50
<p>Morten Rand-Hendriksen is an incredible developer and teacher who brings it all to his online courses. In this extra long Season 3 Finale, Morten and I run the gamut on topics, including courses, empathy, technology, WordPress, and more. I strongly recommend you give this one a good listen because it’s a great episode. Thanks so... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-61-morten-rand-hendriksen-teaching-lynda/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-61-morten-rand-hendriksen-teaching-lynda/">Episode 61: Morten Rand-Hendriksen & Teaching at Lynda</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 28, 2017
Episode 60: Neill Feather & SiteLock
35:12
<p>Neill is the President of SiteLock, and has spent a lot of time building a successful company. They are not only good at what they do, but deeply dedicated to the community. In this episode, we talk all about security for your website, who’s most at risk, and what can happen if you ignore simple... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-60-neill-feather-sitelock/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-60-neill-feather-sitelock/">Episode 60: Neill Feather & SiteLock</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 21, 2017
Episode 59: Nathan Tyler and Staging Pilot
31:19
<p>I met Nathan at WordCamp DC over the summer. We got to talking about a really cool project of his, Staging Pilot,  so I asked him to be on the show. It’s a very interesting conversation because we get pretty developery, which I totally love to do. We talk about this smart algorithm to figure... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-59-nathan-tyler-staging-pilot/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-59-nathan-tyler-staging-pilot/">Episode 59: Nathan Tyler and Staging Pilot</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 14, 2017
Episode 58: Jeff Large & Podcasting for Your Brand
33:00
<p>Jeff and I talk about one of my favorite topics: podcasting. Jeff is a professional podcaster; he does it for other brands, so he doesn’t just have his own. He is hired to help people set up their own podcasts. Whether it be to promote their brand or other things that you could do with your... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-58-jeff-large-podcasting-brand/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-58-jeff-large-podcasting-brand/">Episode 58: Jeff Large & Podcasting for Your Brand</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 07, 2017
Episode 57: Jack McConnell & Better Notifications for WordPress
32:39
<p>Jack McConnell of Made with Fuel talks about his plugin, Better Notifications for WordPress. We talked about scratching your own itch, and getting in there and coding. We also talked about the long game a little bit, so he talked about how he front-loaded a lot of research to make sure that the plugin was... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-57-jack-mcconnell-better-notifications-wordpress/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-57-jack-mcconnell-better-notifications-wordpress/">Episode 57: Jack McConnell & Better Notifications for WordPress</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 31, 2017
Episode 56: Amir Salihefendic & Twist / Doist
33:57
<p>Amir Salihefendic is the founder and CEO of Doist, maker of the popular Task Management app, Todoist. Today we are talking about their new chat app Twist, which was create as a way to combine email and Slack-like functionality. We talk about all sorts of great topics, but most notably, Work/Life Balance and how always... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-56-amir-salihefendic-twist-doist/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-56-amir-salihefendic-twist-doist/">Episode 56: Amir Salihefendic & Twist / Doist</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 24, 2017
Episode 55: Alex Cancado & Gravity Forms
33:46
<p>Gravity Forms is one of, if not the, oldest premium form builders for WordPress. Alex Cancado, one of the founders, and I talk about the research that went into creating such an integral part of any website. We also talk about refactoring, automated testing, what it was like creating add-ons for Gravity forms and a... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-55-alex-cansado-gravity-forms/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-55-alex-cansado-gravity-forms/">Episode 55: Alex Cancado & Gravity Forms</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 17, 2017
Episode 54: The GiveWP Team
35:41
<p>GiveWP is a plugin that helps you accept donations on your WordPress site. I got to talk to Matt and Devin about all sorts of other stuff though, like collaboration on a large team and the importance of great support.  Show Notes GiveWP  GiveWP on Twitter  Scaling your WordPress Support for Growth  Sponsored by: SIteLock... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-54-givewp-team/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-54-givewp-team/">Episode 54: The GiveWP Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 10, 2017
Episode 53: Ben Meredith and Better Click to Tweet
33:56
<p>Ben Meredith is a WordPress man about town, working with lots of great folks in the community like GiveWP, and putting out his own plugins. In this episode, Ben and I talk about Better Click to Tweet, a fantastic and free WordPress plugin he created. Show Notes Ben Meredith Ben on Twitter Better Click to... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-53-ben-meredith-better-click-tweet/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-53-ben-meredith-better-click-tweet/">Episode 53: Ben Meredith and Better Click to Tweet</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 03, 2017
Episode 52: Brian Hogg & Plugin Development, Part 2
40:25
<p>Brian Hogg is a Canadian, WordPress Plugin Developer, Educator, and more. He has a few great courses on how to create WordPress plugins and a very informative newsletter to go with them. In part 2, we talk all about what to put in free vs. paid, build tools, and more.  Show Notes Brian Hogg Event... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-52-brian-hogg-plugin-development-part-2/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-52-brian-hogg-plugin-development-part-2/">Episode 52: Brian Hogg & Plugin Development, Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 26, 2017
Episode 51: Brian Hogg & Plugin Development, Part 1
28:08
<p>Brian Hogg is a Canadian, WordPress Plugin Developer, Educator, and more. He has a few great courses on how to create WordPress plugins and a very informative newsletter to go with them. In this 2 part episode, we discuss his plugins as well as general plugin development; this includes build tools, SVN, submitting to the... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-51-brian-hogg-plugin-development-part-1/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-51-brian-hogg-plugin-development-part-1/">Episode 51: Brian Hogg & Plugin Development, Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 19, 2017
Episode 50: Mike Rohde and Sketchnotes
41:54
<p>Mike Rohde is a designer and founder of the Sketchnotes Army! He’s also a twice-published author and Green Bay Packers fan. In this episode, we talk about how he came up with sketchnotes, why it helps with retention, getting published, and tons more! Show Notes Mike Rohde Mike on Twitter Sketchnotes The Pen is Mightier... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-50-mike-rohde-sketchnotes/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-50-mike-rohde-sketchnotes/">Episode 50: Mike Rohde and Sketchnotes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 12, 2017
Episode 49: Andy Wilkerson & Theme Developer, Part 2
28:13
<p>Andy and I continue our conversation from last week, about general theme development. We discuss our favorite tools and learning resources, plus much more! If you’re interested in making WordPress themes, these episodes are must-listens! Show Notes Part 1 Andy Wilkerson Parallelus UpThemes Theme Forest Google Trends WordPress.org Jade Grunt Episode 10: Beaver Builder Runway... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-49-andy-wilkerson-theme-developer-part-2/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-49-andy-wilkerson-theme-developer-part-2/">Episode 49: Andy Wilkerson & Theme Developer, Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 05, 2017
Episode 48: Andy Wilkerson & Theme Developer, Part 1
32:58
<p>Andy Wilkerson is a theme developer and theme shop owner that made a name for himself on Theme Forest. Now he’s working on all sorts of projects, not just for themes, but for podcasts and more! In this 2-parter, he and I talk about his story and general theme development. This episode, Part 1, focuses... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-48-andy-wilkerson-theme-developer-part-1/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-48-andy-wilkerson-theme-developer-part-1/">Episode 48: Andy Wilkerson & Theme Developer, Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 29, 2017
Episode 47: Sean Blanda & Journalism Platforms
34:15
<p>Sean Blanda is a long time friend, journalist, and Editor-in-Chief of GrowthLab and I Will Teach You To Be Rich. He has an excellent newsletter that focuses in on specific topics and takes an objective approach to writing. In this episode, we discuss what an full stack Indy publishing platform would look like, and why... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-47-sean-blanda-journalism-platforms/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-47-sean-blanda-journalism-platforms/">Episode 47: Sean Blanda & Journalism Platforms</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 22, 2017
Episode 46: James Rose & Content Snare
35:15
<p>James Rose is an Australian agency owner who creates websites for a living. In this episode, we talk about his brand new product, Content Snare. Content Snare is a software product built to drastically cut down the time and headache wasted on chasing up clients for website content. I think anyone who’s made websites can get... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-46-james-rose-content-snare/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-46-james-rose-content-snare/">Episode 46: James Rose & Content Snare</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 15, 2017
Episode 45: Ryan Sullivan and WP Site Care
33:38
<p>Ryan Sullivan is the founder of WP Site Care, a business that helps service and maintain WordPress sites. In this episode, we talk about building a business that meets a need and defines expectations, some great tools for running a support business, and what customer care really means. Show Notes Ryan on Twitter WP Site... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-45-wp-site-care/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-45-wp-site-care/">Episode 45: Ryan Sullivan and WP Site Care</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 08, 2017
Episode 44: Russell Aaron and Maintainn Tools
40:10
<p>Russell Aaron is a backend developer working for WebDevStudios and working out of Reno, NV. He’s done lots of work within the WordPress community, including work on the plugin Maintainn Tools, which he uses to help troubleshoot websites. Show Notes Russell Aaron WebDevStudios Maintainn Maintainn Tools Pluginize Query Monitor Sponsored by: WP Site Care Liquid... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-44-russell-aaron-maintainn-tools/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-44-russell-aaron-maintainn-tools/">Episode 44: Russell Aaron and Maintainn Tools</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 01, 2017
Episode 43: Justin Ferriman & LearnDash
34:57
<p>This is the second of a 2-part series called Educational WordPress! In the last episode, I spoke to Chris Badgett. Today, it’s Justin Ferriman Justin Ferriman is the owner of the LearnDash LMS for WordPress. In this episode we talk about building an audience first, scratching your own itch, and listening to your customers. He... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/educational-wordpress-learndash/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/educational-wordpress-learndash/">Episode 43: Justin Ferriman & LearnDash</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 25, 2017
Episode 42: Chris Badgett & LifterLMS
30:34
<p>This is the first of a 2-part series called Educational WordPress! Over the next 2 episodes, I talk to two of of the biggest names in a WordPress LMSs and WordPress in the educational space. Today, it’s Chris Badgett. Chris Badgett is a software company owner, a world traveller, and first and foremost, an educator.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/educational-wordpress-lifterlms/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/educational-wordpress-lifterlms/">Episode 42: Chris Badgett & LifterLMS</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 18, 2017
Episode 41: Kiko Doran and Tuniversity
27:55
<p>Kiko Doran is a veteran, developer, musician, teacher, and so much more! In this incredibly interesting interview, Kiko and I talk about how he created the iBook, Learn Pharrell Williams’ Happy for Apple’s new Tuniversity project. We talk about how the innovative new idea evolved, what it was like working on this high profile project, breaking... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-41-kiko-doran-tuniversity/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-41-kiko-doran-tuniversity/">Episode 41: Kiko Doran and Tuniversity</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 11, 2017
Episode 40: Jeff Matson & Heartbeat Control
36:02
<p>Jeff Matson is a WordPress man about town, making contributions to several big plugins and projects, and even WordPress itself. In this episode, we talk all about development, knowing when to cut your losses, developer tools, and much more. It was great having Jeff on the show! Main Project: Heartbeat Control Heartbeat Control is a... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-40-jeff-matson-heartbeat-control/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-40-jeff-matson-heartbeat-control/">Episode 40: Jeff Matson & Heartbeat Control</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jun 27, 2017
Episode 39: Stephanie Wells & Formidable Forms
31:38
<p>Stephanie Wells is a nurse turned coder who launched her own WordPress-based online business. Starting off in client work, she quickly moved into the product space, where she makes Formidable Forms. I was stoked to have Stephanie on the show and we talk about all sorts of great topics from scratching your own itch to... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-39-stephanie-wells-formidable-forms/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-39-stephanie-wells-formidable-forms/">Episode 39: Stephanie Wells & Formidable Forms</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jun 20, 2017
Episode 38: Tracy Levesque & Easy Forms for Mailchimp
34:01
<p>Or: “How I Met Your Mummers” In this first episode of Season 3, Tracy and I talk about doing client work vs. product work, owning an agency in Philly, and moving from the free to freemium pricing model. We also talk all sorts of non-computer stuff like raising children (being parents and business owners), Philly... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-38-tracy-levesque-easy-forms-mailchimp/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-38-tracy-levesque-easy-forms-mailchimp/">Episode 38: Tracy Levesque & Easy Forms for Mailchimp</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jun 13, 2017
Episode 37: Michael Sacca & Crew/Unsplash
32:43
<p>We close out Season 2 talking to Michael Sacca of Crew and Unsplash. Crew has since been acquired by Dribbble, but the story of how they got to where they are is great! We discuss startups, finding the right balance, and how a simple side project can be the thing that changes your main business.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-37-michael-sacca-crewunsplash/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-37-michael-sacca-crewunsplash/">Episode 37: Michael Sacca & Crew/Unsplash</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 23, 2017
Episode 36: David Bisset & WordCamp Miami
34:54
<p>David Bisset is a WordPress developer who also happens to plan one of the biggest WordCamps in the United States. Their 9th one happened recently so I sat down and talked to David about what goes into planning a WordCamp, especially one this big! Show Notes David Bisset David on Twitter Make WordPress WordCamp.org BuddyPress... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-36-david-bisset-wordcamp-miami/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-36-david-bisset-wordcamp-miami/">Episode 36: David Bisset & WordCamp Miami</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 16, 2017
Episode 35: Diane Kinney & Writing an eBook
28:59
<p>Diane Kinney is a WordPress Developer, Designer, and Marketer. And soon, she’ll be adding author to that biographical line. She and Carrie Dils are working on a book called Real World Freelancing that talks all about what it really takes to be a freelancer. In this episode, she and I talk all about the writing process, decisions... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-35-diane-kinney-writing-ebook/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-35-diane-kinney-writing-ebook/">Episode 35: Diane Kinney & Writing an eBook</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 09, 2017
Episode 34: Shawn Hesketh & WP101
39:20
<p>Shawn Hesketh is a good friend of the show and an excellent educator and mentor. His widely popular site, WP101, teached thousands of folks how to use WordPress. In this episode, we get pretty deep into the woods on how he built WP101, and in typical Shawn fashion, he imparts some great advice all along... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-34-shawn-hesketh-wp101/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-34-shawn-hesketh-wp101/">Episode 34: Shawn Hesketh & WP101</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
May 02, 2017
Episode 33: Erin Flynn & Teaching Freelance
27:19
<p>Erin Flynn is a freelancer and educator based on Colorado. In this episode we talk about how she found her way into the product space, all the twists and turns of freelancing, and how she creates courses and keeps her sales funnel on point. Show Notes Erin Flynn Rethink.fm: Tips for Mastering Client Communications Streak... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-33-erin-flynn-teaching-freelance/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-33-erin-flynn-teaching-freelance/">Episode 33: Erin Flynn & Teaching Freelance</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 25, 2017
Episode 32: Tom McFarlin & Page Template Dashboard
31:02
<p>Tom is a man of many hats! He’s a WordPress user, avid blogger, developer, editor for Envato, and much more. He also takes the approach that he’ll scratch his own itch if he needs to. In this episode, we talk about how he tackles problems, why and how he built the plugin Page Template Dashboard,... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-32-tom-mcfarlin-page-template-dashboard/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-32-tom-mcfarlin-page-template-dashboard/">Episode 32: Tom McFarlin & Page Template Dashboard</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 18, 2017
Episode 31: Ty Fujimura & Building Client Relationships
32:19
<p>In this episode, Ty and I discuss a few great topics! His company, Cantilever, focuses on strong client relationships that elicit enough trust to try cool, experimental projects, like what they did with Rustic Pathways. We talk about integrating the REST API in an interesting way, the importance of communicating with clients, and why trying... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-31-ty-fujimura-building-client-relationships/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-31-ty-fujimura-building-client-relationships/">Episode 31: Ty Fujimura & Building Client Relationships</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 11, 2017
Episode 30: Andy Stitt & WordPress for Non-Profits
31:50
<p>In this episode, Andy and I discuss some of the specific challenges and rewards of developing WordPress sites for non-profits, why empathy is so important, and why you should never say never when choosing the right tool for the job. Show Notes Andy Stitt WP for Non-Profits How to Use WordPress to Build Your Non-Profit... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-30-andy-stitt-wordpress-non-profits/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-30-andy-stitt-wordpress-non-profits/">Episode 30: Andy Stitt & WordPress for Non-Profits</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Apr 04, 2017
Episode 29: Jonathan Kay & WP Stagecoach
28:59
<p>In this episode, we get pretty heavy into servers and server setup! Jonathan talks about how he got the idea for WP Stagecoach. We also discuss some of the difficulties with spinning up and simulating multiple server setups, how good coding can go a long way, and much much more. Show Notes WP Stagecoach What... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-29-jpk-wp-stagecoach/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-29-jpk-wp-stagecoach/">Episode 29: Jonathan Kay & WP Stagecoach</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 28, 2017
Episode 28: Daniel Bachhuber and WP-CLI
38:37
<p>In this episode, Daniel and I get pretty heavy into development tools and using WP CLI, automated testing, and the future of WP-CLI and Open Source. We go a little long, but it’s a great conversation no matter what your background is. Show Notes Daniel Bachhuber WP-CLI Hand Built WP-CLI on make.wordpress Behat Automated Testing... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-28-daniel-bachhuber-wp-cli/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-28-daniel-bachhuber-wp-cli/">Episode 28: Daniel Bachhuber and WP-CLI</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 21, 2017
Episode 27: Troy Dean & WP Elevation
33:02
<p>In this episode, Troy and I have a great conversation about developing online courses, creating scarcity, and keeping students engaged. If you’ve been looking to start an online course or develop a great online community, this episode should not be missed! Show Notes Troy Dean WP Elevation RockStar Empires Running Lean Social Learner Learn Dash... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-27-troy-dean-wp-elevation/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-27-troy-dean-wp-elevation/">Episode 27: Troy Dean & WP Elevation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 14, 2017
Episode 26: JJJ & Publishiza
37:51
<p>It’s Episode 26, and JJJ and I talk all about getting an idea and running with it. His plugin Publishiza has a funny origin story that decided to develop. We also talk about publishing where you’re comfortable, seeing your work get used by actual people, and of-course, deep bar thoughts. ?⛈️ Show Notes JJJ | JJJ... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-26-jjj-publishiza/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-26-jjj-publishiza/">Episode 26: JJJ & Publishiza</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Mar 07, 2017
Episode 25: Bob Dunn & Blogging
31:45
<p>In this episode, Bob and I get back to WordPress basics and talk all about blogging! Bob talks about how he built his blog, using plugins (60+!), coming up with good content, and a lot more. This is an excellent episode for anyone who uses WordPress or wants to start a blog. Show Notes Bob... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-25-bob-dunn-blogging/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-25-bob-dunn-blogging/">Episode 25: Bob Dunn & Blogging</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 28, 2017
Episode 24: Logan Nickleson and Music for Makers
34:05
<p>Logan and I talk about what it’s like to sell royalty free music with Easy Digital Downloads, as well as the music-writing process, good sound editing, and tips for recording. This is a great episode because Logan is not necessarily in the WordPress space, but he is using WordPress to sell his music. Show Notes... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-24-logan-nickleson-music-makers/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-24-logan-nickleson-music-makers/">Episode 24: Logan Nickleson and Music for Makers</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 21, 2017
Episode 23: Scott Bolinger and AppPresser
35:24
<p>In this episode, Scott and I talk all about extending WordPress beyond the web, Javascript frameworks, the REST API, and a lot more! It was great to hear about AppPresser’s transformation and where it’s heading! Show Notes Scott Bolinger AppPresser State of the Word 2012 Ionic Angular 2 React WordPress REST API Sponsored by: Pantheon:... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-23-scott-bolinger-apppresser/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-23-scott-bolinger-apppresser/">Episode 23: Scott Bolinger and AppPresser</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 14, 2017
Episode 22: Topher DeRosia and HeroPress
30:59
<p>In Episode 22, Topher and I discuss building HeroPress, sticking with a project when it’s important enough, and giving a voice to people in the community who don’t always feel like they have one. Show Notes Topher DeRosia HeroPress Kickstarter GoFundMe WordCamp London Sponsored by: Social Web Suite: Use the code BUILDSOMETHING at checkout! Hover.com: Get 10%... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-22-topher-derosia-heropress/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-22-topher-derosia-heropress/">Episode 22: Topher DeRosia and HeroPress</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Feb 07, 2017
Episode 21: Liam Dempsey & WordPress Meetups
35:21
<p>In this episode, Liam and I discuss what goes into making a good meetup. As the organizer of one of the most popular (and active) WordPress meetups in the Northeast, and a 2 time WordCamp US organizer, he shares lots of wisdom about what works, what doesn’t work, and ultimately that secret sauce for a... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-21-liam-dempsey-wordpress-meetups/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-21-liam-dempsey-wordpress-meetups/">Episode 21: Liam Dempsey & WordPress Meetups</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jan 31, 2017
Episode 20: Nathan Ellering and CoSchedule
25:14
<p>It’s episode 20! Woo! This season has been pretty developer heavy so far, but my chat with Nathan is anything but, and there’s a ton of great stuff I learned. We talk about CoSchedule, coming up with content, and all about marketing. It’s definitely something I could use some great advice on, and you’ll find... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-20-nathan-ellering-and-coschedule/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-20-nathan-ellering-and-coschedule/">Episode 20: Nathan Ellering and CoSchedule</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jan 24, 2017
Episode 19: Dre Armeda and Sucuri
28:50
<p>It’s early in the year and something to think about is security! Dre Armeda is here to tell us all about that – the full history of his company, Sucuri, where they’ve been and why they are kicking it up a notch. Super informative and important to anyone doing business on the web! Show Notes... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-19-dre-armeda-and-sucuri/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-19-dre-armeda-and-sucuri/">Episode 19: Dre Armeda and Sucuri</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jan 17, 2017
Episode 18: Pippin Williamson & Restrict Content Pro
32:13
<p>It’s the first episode of Season 2 and I’m glad to be back! Leading off, I got to talk to Pippin Williamson about resurrecting Restrict Content Pro, what it’s like being in the WordPress product space, pricing, developing, finding balance, and lots more in this jam-packed half hour. Show Notes Pippin’s Plugins Restrict Content Pro Easy... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-18-pippin-williamson-restrict-content-pro/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-18-pippin-williamson-restrict-content-pro/">Episode 18: Pippin Williamson & Restrict Content Pro</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jan 10, 2017
Episode 17: Jackie D’Elia & What We Learned Podcasting, Part 2
28:41
<p>It’s the end of Season 1! In this 2-part episode, Jackie and I cover everything we’ve learned while starting a new podcast. In this part (part 2), we go over finding guests and sponsors, choosing the right tools, using iTunes, and more. Show Notes Part 1 Jackie D’Elia Rethink.fm Clapper Board Rethink.fm with Diane Kinney... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/jackie-delia-podcasting-part-2/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/jackie-delia-podcasting-part-2/">Episode 17: Jackie D’Elia & What We Learned Podcasting, Part 2</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Dec 13, 2016
Episode 16: Jackie D’Elia & What We Learned Podcasting, Part 1
27:44
<p>It’s the end of Season 1! In this 2-part episode, Jackie and I cover everything we’ve learned while starting a new podcast. In this part (part 1), we go over the ideas for each podcast, some early trial and error, pre- and post-production, tricks of the trade, and more. Show Notes Jackie D’Elia Rethink.fm Audacity... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/jackie-delia-podcasting-part-1/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/jackie-delia-podcasting-part-1/">Episode 16: Jackie D’Elia & What We Learned Podcasting, Part 1</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Dec 06, 2016
Episode 15: James Laws and Ninja Forms
28:26
<p>In this episode, James and I talk about breaking into the WordPress forms space, early decisions and pivoting, and building 3.0 from the ground up. Learn about how they built a following, evolved the product, and how they tested and migrated their customers to a brand new, fantastic build of the plugin, and what it... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-15-james-laws-and-ninja-forms/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-15-james-laws-and-ninja-forms/">Episode 15: James Laws and Ninja Forms</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 29, 2016
Episode 14: Corey Maass and Kanban for WordPress
33:10
<p>I get to talk to Corey Maass, a WordPress develop who’s delved into several different products. His most popular plugin, Kanban for WordPress, turns WordPress into a project management system based on the popular Japanese method of displaying cards and showcasing progress. We discuss the challenges of pricing, updates, and staying focused. Show Notes Corey... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-14-corey-maass-and-kanban-for-wordpress/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-14-corey-maass-and-kanban-for-wordpress/">Episode 14: Corey Maass and Kanban for WordPress</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 22, 2016
Episode 13: Jeff Sheldon & Ugmonk
28:56
<p>Jeff and I talk about picking names, following your passion, and his great attention to detail in this episode of How I Built It. In a usually saturated market, Jeff has build a great business on t-shirts and other clothing. His insight is fantastic! Show Notes Ugmonk Ugmonk Journal Square One Coffee (sold out) Chemex... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-13-jeff-sheldon-ugmonk/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-13-jeff-sheldon-ugmonk/">Episode 13: Jeff Sheldon & Ugmonk</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 15, 2016
Episode 12: Chris Lema and Beyond Good
34:04
<p>Chris and I talk about all sorts of stuff in this episode, all surrounding his site Beyond Good. We talk about tools, automation, and being a one-man show doing the work of a small company. Chris also shares some exclusive advice on creating content. Make sure to listen until the end! Show Notes Beyond Good Hosting... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-12-chris-lema-and-beyond-good/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-12-chris-lema-and-beyond-good/">Episode 12: Chris Lema and Beyond Good</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 08, 2016
Episode 11: Brian Richards & WP Sessions
38:35
<p>This episode goes a little longer than normal, but it’s chocked with some great information! We discuss hacking systems (but not in the way you’d expect), how he created WPSessions by basically asking, and why he wanted to bring the WordCamp feel to the online community. We also discussed the need to constantly evaluate if... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-11-brian-richards-wp-sessions/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-11-brian-richards-wp-sessions/">Episode 11: Brian Richards & WP Sessions</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Nov 01, 2016
Episode 10: The Beaver Builder Team
26:54
<p>In this episode, Robby and Justin from Beaver Builder discuss creating a great product, the importance of feedback from your users and the community, and where they see page builders going. Show Notes Beaver Builder Pippin’s Page Builder Review Gulp JS Joomla! React JS GoDaddy Now Includes Beaver Builder Lite How I Built It Patreon... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-10-the-beaver-builder-team/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-10-the-beaver-builder-team/">Episode 10: The Beaver Builder Team</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 25, 2016
Episode 9: Zac Gordon & Javascript for WordPress
35:58
<p>In this episode, Zac and I get deep about how he built his online learning course, Javascript for WordPress! We discuss the tools he used, coming up with content, and how often the best course of action is to pay the pros to get the high quality work. It’s a great episode, with lots of... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-9-zac-gordon-javascript-for-wordpress/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-9-zac-gordon-javascript-for-wordpress/">Episode 9: Zac Gordon & Javascript for WordPress</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 18, 2016
Episode 8: Joost de Valk and Yoast SEO
28:31
<p>In this episode, Joost and I talk all about his incredibly popular Yoast SEO plugin. Running one of the most popular plugins globally is hard work and it shows in the Yoast SEO team’s development process. We talk about everything from good readability and supporting multiple languages to the rigid development and testing processes. We... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-8-joost-de-valk-and-yoast-seo/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-8-joost-de-valk-and-yoast-seo/">Episode 8: Joost de Valk and Yoast SEO</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 11, 2016
Episode 7: Matt Medeiros and PluginTut
30:32
<p>In this episode, Matt and I discuss how he built PluginTut, coming up with content, choosing the right tools for the job, and more! Show Notes PluginTut PluggedIn Radio Matt Report: Nathan Barry Matt Report: Rob Walling Canva My Business Card by Hoban Cards Sponsored by: Hoban Cards Brandbucket</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-7-matt-medeiros-and-plugintut/">Episode 7: Matt Medeiros and PluginTut</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Oct 04, 2016
Episode 6: Chris Coyier & CodePen
37:37
<p>In this episode, I get to talk to Chris Coyier, we talk all about CodePen: the idea and execution, the interest tech stack and how it was coded, the challenges of certain features, and even a bit on taking VC funding. Definitely a great one to listen to! Show Notes CodePen CodePen Radio Chris’ book: Practical... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-6-chris-coyier-codepen/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-6-chris-coyier-codepen/">Episode 6: Chris Coyier & CodePen</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 27, 2016
Episode 5: Carrie Dils and Office Hours
26:38
<p>In this episode, Carrie and I talk about the evolution of her podcast, the Office Hours Community, and the value of just trying stuff and see what works! Take a listen. Show Notes Carrie Dils Office Hours FM The Office Hours Community Real World Freelancing – the new book Carrie hinted at on the show! Sponsored by:... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-5-carrie-dils-and-office-hours/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-5-carrie-dils-and-office-hours/">Episode 5: Carrie Dils and Office Hours</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 20, 2016
Episode 4: Cory Miller & iThemes
30:21
<p>In this episode, Cory and I have a great conversation about all of the things iThemes does, how they got there, why they do things, and the most important aspect of any business. Show Notes: iThemes BackupBuddy iThemes Security iThemes Sync Sponsored by: Themetry Hover.com: Get 10% off your first order!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-4-cory-miller/">Episode 4: Cory Miller & iThemes</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 13, 2016
Episode 3: Brian Krogsgard and Post Status
36:50
<p>In this episode, I talk with Brian Krogsgard about how he started Post Status, deciding to take full time, getting members, making decisions, and of-course, the tools he used to built out the website! One of my favorite parts of the interview is around 7:20, where Brian talks about his method for researching his stories.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-3-brian-krogsgard-and-post-status/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-3-brian-krogsgard-and-post-status/">Episode 3: Brian Krogsgard and Post Status</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Sep 06, 2016
Episode 2: Rebecca Gill and DIY SEO Courses
24:42
<p>Rebecca and I talk about building an online course, the necessary dedication you need to be able to teach, and some great tools for setting up your own online course! Links from the show: DIY SEO Courses SEO Bootcamp LearnDash Follow Up Emails for WooCommerce Sponsored by: LearnDash WP in One Month: Used code BUILD for 10%... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-2-rebecca-gill-and-diy-seo-courses/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-2-rebecca-gill-and-diy-seo-courses/">Episode 2: Rebecca Gill and DIY SEO Courses</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 30, 2016
Episode 1: Jason Coleman and Paid Memberships Pro
32:27
<p>Jason Coleman, CEO and Developer of Paid Memberships Pro talks about what he did to get started, some of the challenges of breaking into the WordPress plugin scene, how talking to others helped him set revenue expectations, and offers great advice on how to handle the inevitable negative feedback that comes with supporting 50,000 users.... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-1-jason-coleman-and-paid-memberships-pro/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-1-jason-coleman-and-paid-memberships-pro/">Episode 1: Jason Coleman and Paid Memberships Pro</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Aug 23, 2016
Episode 0: To Become a Good Carpenter, Learn from Other Carpenters
3:15
<p>Welcome to Episode 0 of How I Built It! In these few minutes I introduce the show, what my goals are, and what to expect. There’s a wealth of knowledge out there from people who went through what you are going through. You just need to learn to ask the right folks! Most people are... </p> <p><a class="moretag button" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-0-learn-from-others/">Get the Show Notes</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it/episode-0-learn-from-others/">Episode 0: To Become a Good Carpenter, Learn from Other Carpenters</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://howibuilt.it">How I Built It</a>.</p>
Jul 27, 2016