Yup. I saved up for my chair. I don’t remember when I first saw a mission styled chair like this one, but the moment I saw it, I knew I wanted it. It looked sturdy (and indeed it’s the only chair in the house that’s held up for more than ten years). But this wasn’t a cheap chair – the ottoman (where you rest your feet) was something like $500. I remember thinking, that’s what I’d normally spend on a chair! So I saved. And I saved. And eventually I got my chair. And I’ve loved it ever since.
The other day I sent an email to the guys behind Gravity Forms. I was wondering about leveraging all my Gravity Forms for more than just data collection. The way I saw things, I was collecting demographic data (first name, last name, position title) in forms on my site. But I was also collecting behavioral data on my site (pages viewed, length of time on each page, enter and exit pages). So my email was simple: shouldn’t I be able to connect them?
On February 5th, a CEO announced they were bringing their distributed team back into a single location. The reason made sense as he shared some of the reasons why (emphasis mine): [W]e are spending more time together to make even better progress on our core products. No, this wasn’t Yahoo. It was John Saddington and his team – you know, the folks behind this web site here.
This is a co-written piece by Chris Lema and Shane Pearlman. Shane is a partner at Modern Tribe Inc. and leads indie teams in UX/UI, web, mobile & product design. In his spare time, Chris coaches startups on new product development. It took Boeing 8 months to pay up the first time I worked with them. eBay took nearly 6 months once and SAP wasn’t far behind that. When you are hustling and trying to make sure that your family is cared for, being a freelancer can be glorious, and it can be a hairball of stress. Since 2001, Chris has been stiffed once […]
Every road, it seems, runs through a part of the San Tan Valley in Arizona. Consider the facts: In January 2011, Brad Williams and Dre Armeda were on stage at WordCamp Phoenix to talk security – their first in-person meeting. The first time the phrase DRAD was ever used to represent the pair was at the SanTan brewery at Pressnomics in the fall of 2012. The first time I caught wind that a new show might arise was just a few weekends ago at WordCamp Phoenix 2013 (you guessed it, at the SanTan). When it was first reported that Brad […]
Monday morning the fine fellas at WooThemes released a new Learning Management System (LMS) plugin called Sensei. If you read my post about e-learning and WordPress, you recall that I wrote about another plugin, WP Courseware from Fly Plugins. At the time I wrote about WP Courseware, it didn’t support quizzes, which meant you had to create them on your own (using a plugin like Gravity Forms). But today that’s different, because WP Courseware has been aggressively improving its own plugin. So which one do you choose?
Almost every day my inbox announces the arrival of another solution that will earn me a seven digit income passively. All I need to do (right now) is buy their plugin – for only $16. And while these promises are too good to be true, the idea of passive income, of recurring revenue, made off of a WordPress membership site still call out to content producers. Is this just the quest for the almighty dollar? And aren’t their enough membership plugins out there already? Given that demand, and it’s constant growth, you would have thought by now that the market […]