Guest Speaker & Beginner QA

FIRST HOUR

Guest Speaker - Brent Weaver owner of Denver's Ugurus.com

Helping Web Pros Become More Profitable will be speaking on a "Off-Topic" but one that I think will appeal to our designers out there. We LOVE WordPress and will sell it forever, but he will give us a talk on how to sell a WordPress site and make more money. Interesting topic he is great and we will all learn from him. Here is his talk description.

Never Say WordPress When Selling a Web Design Project

The status quo when pitching a website project is to talk about the website you want to build right? When a client calls, your response is, "what do you need?" After they tell you, your reply is, "great, WordPress is perfect for that, let me show you what it can do!" And so it goes. In November's Meetup, Brent Weaver will walk through why this approach to selling websites is wrong and what you can do to not only fix it, but charge a lot more, and close more deals.

SECOND HOUR

We will have an open discussion for beginners to ask questions. What do you want to learn in WordPress? What are your burning questions? You have a room full of WordPress designers, developers that will answer all your questions.

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  • Tricia A.

    Hi everyone,
    I am looking for someone who really knows iThemes' "BackUp Buddy." I'd like him/her to double check my settings ... about 30-60mins of consulting. If you know of anyone who can help, can you please contact me?

    Thank you!

    Tricia Akins
    [masked]

    December 6, 2013

  • Greg H.

    I was a very good presentation, but as pointed out by others, the "raise your rate and provide a grand marketing solution" is not for everyone.

    That doesn't mean that even web-presence builders, who make a basic site cannot apply some of the principles to build better solutions.

    Finding out what a customer needs is a basic premise - taking their money for a place-holder website is also a valid business model - it's not a sustainable one, as customers move past that into more complex requirements - if you pitch yourself as the guy/gal that builds placeholders, the chances of you getting the full-blown website are slim to none.

    However, if you dig into the needs, goals, aspirations of the company that builds the site - if they need a placeholder now, sure - do it - but make sure you're in the picture for the bigger project... don't sell yourself short... if you have the skills - sell them!

    November 15, 2013

  • Cindy

    Brent, Tracy, Jayson and Cynthia, Thank you, Thank you, Thank You.

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Raising your hourly rate or the full price of a job is not what you can do overnight. When I hear people in the audience ask questions about Yost that is basic knowledge then I wonder when these people raise their rates, how do they improve on knowledge and know how to submit a 100% solution to a customer.
    In my opinion they can't.

    Low rate website builders are there for a reason. Just to build a site and nothing more. It took the speaker many years to build his knowledge with many ups and downs and a great team behind him. Some websites need just presence to suit customers. Other websites are there to build traffic and get new customers. Different sites and different prices.

    November 15, 2013

  • Doug S.

    Outstanding presentation. Like many great ideas, the concept seems simple once somebody has done the hard work of discovering it, defining it and proving it in practice Thank you.

    November 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a good presentation

    November 14, 2013

  • David W.

    I was just there for Brent Weaver's talk and found it to be very informative. Thanks!

    November 14, 2013

  • Betty

    Great info on why (and how) to focus on solutions, not technology. Thanks to the speakers and organizers.

    November 14, 2013

  • Tracy M.

    Tonight's topic presented by Brent Weaver from ugurus.com!! Thank you for a great night Brent

    1 · November 14, 2013

  • claudia

    I have to work

    November 14, 2013

  • Ron C.

    Missed several while out of state, will be good to see everyone again.

    November 13, 2013

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