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How Alexandra Keating built “a WordPress for mobile phones”

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Apr 1, 2015
Joining me is Alexandra Keating, a founder who raised money for charity and found a big problem...

How a bullied newcomer built one of the largest free WordPress resources on the Web

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Oct 27, 2014
This is the story of an entrepreneur from Pakistan who used to get made fun of for the way he spoke. Today, when he speaks or writes, people in the WordPress community listen...

How ThemeCo hit $1M in sales in the first 6 months by finding one customer’s pain

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Sep 2, 2014
This is part of my Theme Forest Series. I actually emailed the founder, and I said, "Could you introduce me to some of your top sellers, people who built real businesses by selling themes so I can learn...

How to grow your revenue even when you’re not working

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Aug 22, 2014
This interview is about how to go from being a consultant who trades hours for money, to creating...

Secret to turning WordPress themes into a big business

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Apr 30, 2014
It's part of my series of interviews with entrepreneurs who are building profitable business on ThemeForest, a theme marketplace.

How to get over the startup fear, and just get started

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Jan 6, 2014
Today you're going to meet a guy who was afraid to start a business and now...

Envato: How Do You Really Scale A Startup?

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Aug 26, 2013
How do you take a company that's a startup and scale it into a big business that can actually grow without you?

Keynotopia: Why Starting Small Doesn’t Mean Staying Small

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Jan 21, 2013
Next time you think you need to build something huge and expensive to start a business, think of today's interview...

Graph Paper Press: Know When Not To Go Freemium

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Aug 29, 2011
How does a theme maker bootstrap to over $1 million in sales? Joining me is Thad Allender, founder of Graph Paper Press, which develops website designs for creatives using WordPress. I invited him to tell the story of how he built his company.

RocketTheme: Over $2 Mil Per Year Selling Themes

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Apr 12, 2011
How do you build a profitable business selling themes? That's what I invited Andy Miller, founder of RocketTheme, to learn. RocketTheme sells themes on a subscription basis, is bootstrapped and generates over $2 million in annual sales. While it's known for its Joomla! themes, RocketTheme also has a robust collection of themes for other publishing platforms, like WordPress.

StudioPress: Bootstrapped, Profitable And Built In Coffee Shops

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Nov 15, 2010
Brian Gardner pioneered the business of selling themes for Wordpress. He created the Revolution Theme which showed publishers how Wordpress can go beyond the blog format and be used to create beautiful magazine-like sites. And by charging for his work, he showed the industry that there was a business in creating Wordpress themes. It wasn’t just a hobby. This is the story of how he did it, a detailed biography of Brian Gardner's business.

The Founder Of WooThemes On Making Yourself Into A Brand

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Sep 6, 2010
Adii Rockstar surprised many in the startup world when he did his first Mixergy interview and revealed that his company, WooThemes, quietly built over $2 million per year business by selling themes for platforms like WordPress. He recently wrote a book called "Rockstar Business" about how he...

Would WordPress Sue The Maker Of Thesis, A Leading WordPress Theme?

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Jul 14, 2010
There was an argument brewing on Twitter today, so I invited the two guys at the center of it to talk openly here. Chris Pearson, as you might have heard in his recent Mixergy interview, is racking up sales of Thesis, the popular premium theme he created for WordPress. Matt Mullenweg, the man...

Thesis Theme: How A Well-Designed WordPress Theme Became Big Business

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Jul 6, 2010
Chris Pearson created Thesis, the theme used by top bloggers like Matt Cutts, Danny Sullivan and Ramit Sethi. I've been wondering about the company behind Thesis, so I invited Chris to do an interview about the launch and growth of the business behind what's probably the most popular premium Wordpress theme ever made. As you'll hear in the interview, Thesis was...

How WooThemes Quietly Built A $2+ Million Per Year Business Selling Themes

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Feb 16, 2010
You can see in the video that Adriaan "Adii" Pienaar was a bit uncomfortable when I asked him to reveal that his company, WooThemes, makes over $2 million a year selling Wordpress themes. But in the pre-interview he agreed to say it on Mixergy and that he would show my audience how they achieved those sales. He's doing it to..

The Biography Of WordPress

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Sep 10, 2009
Millions of blogs -- including Mixergy.com -- run on Wordpress. So I invited the entrepreneur behind this insanely successful software, Matt Mullenweg, to do an interview about how WordPress went from idea to a growing business. I organized this interview like a biography, so you'll get to see how he found his revenue, decided what features to add, landed new users and more.

How A Blog Theme Made Over $90,000 In Its First Month

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May 8, 2009
Josh is the co-founder and Director of Marketing of Unique Blog Designs. His company recently launched Affiliate Theme. One of the biggest challenges for online businesses is getting users to pull out their credit cards and actually pay for something. When I heard that Josh Mullineaux launched a digital product that brought in over $90,000 its first month, I asked him to teach how he did it so you can copy his methods...

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