WordPress by subscription and mastering digital deadlines


Our next meet up is all about transforming your next WordPress project into a success by improving your business model and time management.

1. WordPress by subscription: The recurring business model that saved my business (and my sanity) by Elliott Porter

A profitable 13-year-old web development business was close to failure... 2 years on, Elliott will share with you how he turned this around, with WordPress at the 'core' of his new recurring business model.

The mess he was in, the lessons learned, the happy ending and his love of WordPress and its community will all be revealed, along with an overview of the science and benefits of a subscription business model.

Level: Beginner


About Elliott:

Elliott Porter owns and runs Weblake, a small WordPress consultancy, from the funky [HERE] studios in Bristol, UK. Weblake provides its customers with a wide range of specialist WordPress design and development services.

Elliott is currently Design Team Lead for WordCamp London 2018 and was a member of the Design Team for WordCamp London 2017. His plan is to transfer this experience to support WordCamp Bristol in the future.

Aside from caring for his valued customers and their websites, his spare time is spent studying to improve his web development and business skills (at present, concentrating on JavaScript). Elliott is also noisy, as he's drummer with a love for heavy rock.

2. ”I don't have time to be efficient!" How to master your digital deadlines by Daniel Reading

People who work with WordPress often operate alone or in very small teams, which can pose challenges for project planning and time management. When focusing on an area of expertise, it can be easy to lose sight of wider project goals and how to manage time to beat deadlines.

In this talk, Daniel will share tips and examples of how time management, project management and agile working can benefit individuals working in software development, website development and the digital space, covering:

- Mastering time for project management

- Improving efficiencies to improve working life

- Taking control with PRINCE2

Level: Beginner

https://minddoodle.com @MindDoodleCom

About Daniel:

With a background in process, people and project management, Daniel's last 14 years have been spent working within software development companies, running projects of various sizes and complexity (while still managing to maintain some semblance of sanity).

Daniel's current firm, FlexiDB, is developing Mind Doodle; a software platform that provides users with a simple way to explore ideas without the constraints of order or structure, that allows teams to work collaboratively in real time and better manage projects.

Daniel is a PRINCE2 qualified project manager, although has a diverse portfolio of roles providing various experience from working at start up. Daniel was also lead volunteer at WordCamp Bristol last year and hopes to get involved with more local WordPress events in the future.


You'll be welcomed on arrival by our friendly and knowledgable volunteers, where you can grab your name badge and get settled in. We aim to start the talks at around 7pm so give yourself plenty of time to get a drink and have a graze from the buffet we are able to provide thanks to our generous sponsors.

We usually start the night off with some updates about what's happening in the local and national WordPress community and members are welcome to add their own updates. Just speak to one of the organisers before we start if you'd like to say or ask something.

After the first talk we take a break before our second talk. Following that if you want to stick around a few of us usually hang around for another drink and chat. The talks usually finish around 9.00pm (ish).

We will be upstairs in the function room, here is a handy video showing you how to get there: https://www.instagram.com/p/BGy9lM_wC_w/