When I first started my IT business, I set a table in the back of my in-laws store in the evenings when I got off work from my day job. When I came in, I would pull out a table, put my signs up, and run my power cords. At the end of evening, I would put everything back up. I had this setup for roughly two years and it worked well. I learned a lot during those first two years but nothing more important than my customers.
Public speaking events are not my forte. I’m the type of guy who likes to be behind the scenes, that’s my nature. But someone once told me that if you want to push yourself to be a better person both in business and personally, you must stay outside of your comfort zone. Well, here it is, outside of my comfort zone and we’ll be talking about marketing. No, not SEO but marketing in the traditional sense and how to market your business to your community whether that community be online or your physical community. This will be an open talk, meaning that the audience will be able to participate in the discussion (I’m not a lecturer). If you’re planning on attending WordCamp Raleigh, please consider coming by for my talk!
In whole, I’ve been fairly pleased with WPEngine. They’re service is based on Linode, which I’ve always liked, the only difference is that by using WPEngine, I have some sysadmin folk to take care of the servers. Coming from a sysadmin background myself, this is both a joy for me and a pain in the ass for me. [Read more…]