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OfficeHours.fm is a podcast for those who're building a business around WordPress products or services. During the weekly live show, host Carrie Dils, a WordPress consultant, brings on successful guests from the WordPress business community to share insights and inspiration.
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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

What we talked about

  • Getting out from behind the computer and meeting folk
  • Expressing yourself through content
  • Having a professional online persona
  • Getting into the habit of writing with directive journaling v 
  • Brainstorming content
  • Promoting your content (and others)
Jan 23, 2017

What we talked about

  • Being different in a crowded space
  • Internalizing what others are doing and then innovating on it
  • Copying someone's motivation vs copying someone's results
  • Be the freelancer that answers the phone!
  • If your offer isn't interesting and compelling, get a job and learn new things
  • Risk dynamic as a freelancer vs an employee
  • Go deep, not wide
Jan 16, 2017

What we talked about

  • How to do your own content marketing by making a brand plan
  • What to do if you started blogging before you had a brand plan
  • The backstory behind Pamela's new book, Master Content Marketing
  • Writing (confidently) even if you don't feel like a "writer"
  • Content marketing as a creative act
  • Education through content
Jan 9, 2017

What we talked about

You will never get the complete story from an email or a Slack message. - Karim Marucchi

  • Account management for small agencies and freelancers
  • Using account management as business development
  • Differences between an account manager and a project manager
  • Coming across to your clients as the expert
  • The importance of "face time" vs email
  • Using email as a followup to a conversation, not the conversation itself
  • Tips for composure and "positive control" in tough conversations
  • How to make client delays work in your favor
Jan 2, 2017

What we talked about

  • The isolation and anxiety many freelancers feel
  • Online relationships vs real-world friends
  • How to make connections online
  • Being your true self online without oversharing
  • Active listening
  • Mental health maintenance
  • How to find the right therapist
  • Yoga!
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