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The Journey from a Side Project to a WordPress Agency @ WordCamp Vancouver

The Journey from a Side Project to a WordPress Agency @ WordCamp Vancouver

karinchristen

August 26, 2016
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  1. THE JOURNEY
    from a Side Project to a WordPress Agency
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  2. THE JOURNEY
    from a Side Project to a WordPress Agency
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  3. KARIN CHRISTEN
    not as bold as it looks
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  4. THE TEAM
    how we met

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  5. Silvan
    Karin
    Designer Developer

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  6. Silvan
    Velthy
    Karin
    Designer Developer
    Designer

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  7. Silvan
    Velthy
    Karin
    Stefan
    Designer Developer
    Designer
    Developer

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  8. Silvan
    Velthy
    Karin Stefan
    Designer Developer
    THE TEAM
    a good mix of skills

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  9. THE SIDE PROJECT
    building something without a client involved

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  10. WEB JOB TITLES
    are not formal nor protected
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  11. UNHAPPINESS
    can lead to new ideas
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  12. THE IDEA
    a niche job-board with consistent content quality
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  13. MOVING ON
    the idea never left our minds
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  14. STARTING LEAN
    a prototype to prove the idea
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  15. FOCUSSING
    on the content instead of a fancy feature-set
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  16. PROOF OF CONCEPT
    building a prototype within 3 months
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  17. THE NAME
    find a catchy name
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  18. MISSING FEATURES
    how we engaged with our clients
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  19. MISSING FEATURES
    consistent content and engaging personally with the clients
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  20. HOW TO FINANCE IT
    get funded or bootstrap it
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  21. SMALL CLIENTS
    lead us to corporate clients
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  22. REFERALS
    clients refer clients
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  23. COMMUNITY
    WordPress

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  24. ATTENDING
    Meetups & WordCamps
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  26. CO-ORGANISING
    WP Meetup Zürich & WordCamp Switzerland
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  28. SPEAKING
    sharing experiences at WordCamps
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  29. image by florianziegler.com image by WordCamp Europe

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  31. OPEN SOURCE
    developing Plugins & Themes
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  32. GROWING SLOW
    one new team member per year
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  35. 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016
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  38. WHAT HAPPENED?
    to freshjobs.ch
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  39. FRESHJOBS 2.0
    all new but still based on WordPress
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  40. THE ANNIVERSARY
    5 years freshjobs.ch
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  41. THE BALANCE
    working for clients while running a job-board

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  42. FOCUS MATTERS
    only do what you do best

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  43. WHAT WE DO
    User Experience Design & Custom Development

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  44. THE TAKE AWAYS
    what we learned

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  45. MAKE SURE YOUR TEAM IS HAPPY
    happy people perform better

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  46. PROVIDE THE BEST SERVICE EVER
    your clients will refer you to others

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  47. LET LIMITATIONS GUIDE YOU
    constraints drive innovation and force focus

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  48. AN IDEA BY ITSELF IS WORTH NOTHING
    it’s the team that executes that makes the difference

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  49. FALL IN LOVE WITH A PROBLEM
    everything else will follow

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  50. Thank you - @karinchristen

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  51. People who are passionate about
    solving a problem, are the ones who eventually
    find each other and make it happen.
    Thank you - @karinchristen

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