Over the past couple of years, I focused on teaching and helping individual professional developers who want to master and continually level up. But it occurs to me that not everyone is or can be a professional developer. That revelation opened my eyes to how limited my mission is. I want to help the WordPress solution provider community to improve the quality, make more money, and create a competitive advantage for yourselves. My focus is too narrow. Therefore, I’m expanding my mission initiatives to better serve you.
As I discussed in my previous article, many are struggling to make a full-time, sustainable income in this market. How can we fix this? Let’s have another open and honest discussion.
I’m on a mission to help WordPress folks be more awesome, do more, and make more sustainable money.
Websites need code. They are hungry for it. Code drives everything on the internet and in our digital world.
The simple fact is (brace yourself): code is expensive. It is.
The simple fact is: code is expensive.
Over its entire lifecycle, the process of building, testing, and maintaining code takes a specific set of proficiencies and time. It’s costly, especially if the code has quality issues. Bugs and wonky behavior suck away the profits, eating at your time and resources. They also drive your clients crazy. Spending too much time building code drives your costs up. It’s another profit sucker. Every single hour you put into the project keeps ticking away on the project’s cost meter. All that time trying to figure out how to do something, researching, asking questions of others, searching for code snippets, patching side effects, and dealing with issues costs you money.
Programming is not hard. It’s not. But building quality, cost-effective products is hard. Learning programmatic thought and problem solving is not hard either. But it takes you dedicating yourself to the process and finding a quality teacher. Once you learn these, then you can master programming and wow the world with your awesome stuff.
Building quality, cost-effective code is hard.
If we stop and look at the demographics of our community, how many folks are proficient professional developers? How many are capable of building anything by themselves? How many can build quality, from-scratch, custom solutions? How many are able to do it full-time and make a profit to live the life they want?
My initiatives need to expand for the demand.
My Initiatives to Help You
There is a great demand for code and innovation. There are those who can or want to build it. Then there are those who need it as part of their overall solutions and strategies. These are two different use cases and segments of the market. I want to turn on all the light bulbs and help all of us do more.
I love teaching. The idea of sharing a vision and then watching you make it your own is rewarding. Empowering you to do more and innovate drives me. Then I really dig teaching you the secrets of quality, proficiency, and efficiency.
Teaching is a calling in my life. I will continue doing it.
Know the Code
For those who can or want to build software solutions, the profession demands much from you.
It requires continuous, incremental learning throughout your entire career. I’m not excluded from that fact. All of us have to dedicate ourselves to continuously leveling up.
For you, I teach at Know the Code.
Books & Blog
I love writing. There’s something delightful in transforming ideas into words and painting a picture to convey the message.
I share ideas here on my blog.
But I also write books. These are meant to connect a cable from my head to yours. They let me share master tips and insights while giving your valuable, practical knowledge you can use right now. My books are available on LeanPub.
Wrap It Up
Did I blow your mind? I hope so. I hope you have goosebumps and want this now. I hope what I’m doing will empower you to make more money and achieve all that you want in this life. I want so much for you. I’m thinking big and bold to help you be more awesome.
Don’t be shy. Let me know what you think in the comments below or in social media. If you think I’m nuts, it’s cool to say so. If you dig it, let me know. I want to know if I’m on the right track for you. Do you want training and/or code? Reach out.
I’m wishing you a happy and productive day. Cheers. <happy coding>