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[E4C11] WordPress Essentials for Small Business – Efficient WP


E4C11-efficient-wp-doug-yuen-fbToday we’re joining Doug Yuen, a location independent WordPress developer who runs a managed WordPress hosting service called Efficient WP.

Doug is one of my old friends from the Dynamite Circle community. A pod of us, roughly 35 digital nomads migrated up to Chiang Mai after the first Dynamite Circle conference in Bangkok in 2012. We took over half of a full service luxury condo and proceeded to co-work from various wifi cafes in the neighborhood.

Now I’ve helped a number of clients with creating WordPress sites for their business and even though WordPress is considered to be one of the easiest content managements systems on the market, for a lot of technologically challenged business owners, it’s still too complicated.

If you are considering starting a business website using self-hosted WordPress software – I encourage you to be honest with yourself – if you are too technologically challenged to Google how to fix something online or in YouTube, or if you don’t know how to upload a photo to Facebook and don’t want to figure it out on your own, managing a self-hosted WordPress.org might be more than you bargained for.

How do you decide whether you should invest in a hosted website solution with monthly fees, such as SquareSpace.com, or use self-hosted Wo rdPress to power your business website?

Doug will share with us a complete overview of what business owners need to consider when maintaining a self-hosted WordPress site. He’ll discuss:

  • The 3 main areas you need to be concerned about when managing a self-hosted WordPress website
  • Why having a WordPress friendly webhost matters, and how to evaluate which web hosting service is best for your business
  • The benefits of managed WordPress hosting and the risks of not maintaining regular WordPress updates
  • The magic bullet service that will save you time, money, risk, and frustration if you need fixes , tweaks, and updates to your self-hosted WordPress website
  • Our top recommended WordPress plugins for small business owners

And much more!

Mentioned in this Podcast

  • Dynamite Circle
  • Majestic SEO
  • WP Curve
  • Dan Norris
  • Sucuri

Where to Find Doug Yuen

  • Check out the Efficient WP Facebook Page
  • Visit the EfficientWP Website
  • Follow Doug on Twitter
  • Hangout with us on Google+

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Lorna Li

Chief Evolutionary Officer at Entrepreneurs for a Change
Lorna Li is a business coach, entrepreneur and Amazon rainforest crusader, with a passion for green business, social enterprise, and indigenous wisdom. She helps changemaking entrepreneurs harness the power of the Internet to reach more people and make a bigger impact, while designing the lifestyle of their dreams. She is an Internet marketing consultant to changemakers, and works with innovative tech startups, sustainable brands, social enterprises & B-Corporations on SEO, SEM & Social Media marketing.
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  • Douglas Yuen

    Thanks for having me as your guest!

    • http://www.entrepreneursforachange.com/ Lorna Li

      Thanks for all the knowledge bombs!

  • http://www.todayicanchange.com/ Robb Gorringe

    Great Podcast, Lorna! First time finding it. I’m going to pass this along on Twitter too.