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joshua & sally strebel keynote slides at WordCamp Reno 2011

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  • 1. BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL WORDPRESS BUSINESS VIACOMMUNITYCOLLABORATION Joshua & Sally Strebel Hashtag: #wcrenoSaturday, June 4, 2011

2. DISCLOSURESaturday, June 4, 2011 3. A LOVE STORY Joshua & Sally Strebel@strebel @bizgirl Husbandand Wife, business partners. Met in college Married the day after Joshs graduation Livein Phoenix, ArizonaSaturday, June 4, 2011 4. HARD WORK Started ob in 2003 as a design agency. BestPartyEver.comin 2006 Flare9 (page.ly prototype) in 2006 Page.lyin 2009 An overnight success 8 years in the makingSaturday, June 4, 2011 5. Saturday, June 4, 2011 6. Saturday, June 4, 2011 7. Saturday, June 4, 2011 8. EMBRACE BIG PROBLEMS Everyday you are confronted with problems. Some small,some large. Others likely have those problems as well. What areas in your business are causing you problems andwhat would be a perfect solution for you and others. Beforeworking on your thing see who else may be alreadydoing it that you can work with. (momentum is priceless) #wcrenoSaturday, June 4, 2011 9. Saturday, June 4, 2011 10. APPRECIATE YOUR COMMUNITY WordPressis open-source. Someone elses sweat iscontributing signicantly to your livelihood. Saythank you and show your thanks often. Be a good ambassador & stay out of the politics. Give props to those that are kicking ass #wcrenoSaturday, June 4, 2011 11. Saturday, June 4, 2011 12. KEEP YOUR COOL People are generally good. SuggestedReading: How to winfriends and inuence people Yourreputation is all you have. Dontrespond to the naysayers,just do your own thing and bethe best at it. #wcrenoSaturday, June 4, 2011 13. Saturday, June 4, 2011 14. CHOOSE THE RIGHTPARTNERS Make sure there is a sharedethos and an understanding ofwhat each brings to the table. Complimentary but Unique Win-winis good. Win-win-win isbe$t. #wcrenoSaturday, June 4, 2011 15. Saturday, June 4, 2011 16. FALSE STARTS AND FAILURES ARE A TEACHING MOMENT Despiteyour best intentions itmay not work. Its okay, learn from it. FAIL pic Iterateand try again. Earning trust is not plugin.#wcrenoSaturday, June 4, 2011 17. Saturday, June 4, 2011 18. CELEBRATE EVERY SUCCESS But not too much. Dont get lazy. You are only as good as your last home run. Share the wealth you greedy bastard, You did not get here alone.#wcrenoSaturday, June 4, 2011 19. Saturday, June 4, 2011 20. MEET YOUR NEIGHBORSaturday, June 4, 2011 21. Saturday, June 4, 2011 22. LESS TALK DO MORE Improve an existing plugin Design a child theme for a framework Get involved in WordCamps Contribute to Core Involveyour A-list freelancers ...Start something new, and look for ways to involve others.#wcrenoSaturday, June 4, 2011 23. Saturday, June 4, 2011 24. THANK YOU http://page.ly @pagely@bizgirl @strebel Enjoythe rest of WordCamp.#wcrenoSaturday, June 4, 2011