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

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

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karinchristen

August 26, 2016
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  1. THE JOURNEY from a Side Project to a WordPress Agency

    image by boris-baldinger.com
  2. THE JOURNEY from a Side Project to a WordPress Agency

    image by boris-baldinger.com
  3. KARIN CHRISTEN not as bold as it looks image by

    bikeparkphotos.com
  4. THE TEAM how we met

  5. Silvan Karin Designer Developer

  6. Silvan Velthy Karin Designer Developer Designer

  7. Silvan Velthy Karin Stefan Designer Developer Designer Developer

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

    mix of skills
  9. THE SIDE PROJECT building something without a client involved

  10. WEB JOB TITLES are not formal nor protected 2006 2010

    2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  11. UNHAPPINESS can lead to new ideas 2006 2010 2011 2013

    2014 2016
  12. THE IDEA a niche job-board with consistent content quality 2006

    2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  13. MOVING ON the idea never left our minds 2006 2010

    2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  14. STARTING LEAN a prototype to prove the idea 2006 2010

    2011 2013 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  15. FOCUSSING on the content instead of a fancy feature-set 2006

    2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
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  17. PROOF OF CONCEPT building a prototype within 3 months 2006

    2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  18. THE NAME find a catchy name 2006 2010 2011 2013

    2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  19. Freshjobs

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  21. MISSING FEATURES how we engaged with our clients 2006 2010

    2011 2013 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  22. MISSING FEATURES consistent content and engaging personally with the clients

    2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  23. HOW TO FINANCE IT get funded or bootstrap it 2006

    2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
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  26. SMALL CLIENTS lead us to corporate clients 2006 2010 2011

    2013 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  27. REFERALS clients refer clients 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016

    2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
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  30. COMMUNITY WordPress

  31. ATTENDING Meetups & WordCamps 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016

    2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
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  33. CO-ORGANISING WP Meetup Zürich & WordCamp Switzerland 2006 2010 2011

    2013 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  34. image by florianziegler.com image by florianziegler.com

  35. SPEAKING sharing experiences at WordCamps 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014

    2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
  36. image by florianziegler.com image by WordCamp Europe

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  40. OPEN SOURCE developing Plugins & Themes 2006 2010 2011 2013

    2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2015
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  42. GROWING SLOW one new team member per year 2006 2010

    2011 2013 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2015
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  44. 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2013

    2014 2015
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    2014 2016 2015
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    2014 2016 2015
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    2014 2016 2015
  48. WHAT HAPPENED? to freshjobs.ch 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014 2016

    2006 2010 2011 2014 2016
  49. FRESHJOBS 2.0 all new but still based on WordPress 2006

    2010 2011 2014 2016 2006 2010 2011 2014 2016
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  52. THE ANNIVERSARY 5 years freshjobs.ch 2006 2010 2011 2013 2014

    2016 2006 2010 2011 2014 2016
  53. THE BALANCE working for clients while running a job-board

  54. FOCUS MATTERS only do what you do best

  55. WHAT WE DO User Experience Design & Custom Development

  56. THE TAKE AWAYS what we learned

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

  58. PROVIDE THE BEST SERVICE EVER your clients will refer you

    to others
  59. LET LIMITATIONS GUIDE YOU constraints drive innovation and force focus

  60. AN IDEA BY ITSELF IS WORTH NOTHING it’s the team

    that executes that makes the difference
  61. FALL IN LOVE WITH A PROBLEM everything else will follow

  62. Thank you - @karinchristen

  63. People who are passionate about solving a problem, are the

    ones who eventually find each other and make it happen. Thank you - @karinchristen