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WordCamp Europe 2017 – An Awesome Event

This year’s WordCamp Europe, held in Paris, was in my experience the biggest and best ever.

With the number of attendees approaching 3000, there is no doubt that this was the biggest event yet. This year’s venue was in my opinion laid out much better than last year’s and way better adapted to handle this amount of people.

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The Biggest Opportunity in WordPress History

At WordCamp Europe in Paris last weekend, there were many inspiring people who have built a thriving business upon WordPress. For each success story, however, there were dozens more attendees scrambling to find their own way, chasing the dream of working for themselves and making a living from WordPress.

There was a general sense that many of the most profitable avenues peaked a few years ago, with much discussion about just how screwed the theme market is. The plugin market is even harder to crack, unless you have a particularly useful new idea, but it seems that almost anything that can be done has been done, and now the fight is down to who can market most skillfully and assemble the most financial firepower.

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Turn Your Love of WordPress Into a Great Business

There’s never been a better time to turn your WordPress skills into a lucrative consulting business. I’ve been a WordPress consultant for 10 years now and worked from beaches in South East Asia, hotel rooms across Europe and even the United Nations building in New York City.

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RSS Is Not Dead! It’s Alive and Kicking, We Proved It

If you were creating websites back in the early 2010s, you probably remember a time when a website’s Feedburner RSS subscriber count was its measure of worth. In those days, a high RSS subscriber count was like a huge Facebook fan page following is today….

It was social proof that your page was popular and beloved.

Nowadays, the once ubiquitous Feedburner RSS subscriber badge has fallen out of favor, which has led some people to conclude that RSS is, if not dead, on its deathbed.

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The Secret To Vlogging Success

The online content world has started to become more focused on video than ever. YouTube used to be for watching cats on skateboards, and now you can find hundreds of tutorials. Interviews were predominantly done in written form, now you will get more hits if you post a video interview. Overall the shift has gone to video, and I am trying to get to grips with how to become a great vlogger.

In my journey I have identified a few essential elements that I believe to be the secret to vlogging success. I want to share with you top three things.

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Our Experience at WordCamp Europe 2016

It’s been over a week since we attended WordCamp Europe in Vienna and landed back on the tiny island we all call home, but it’s the first chance I’ve had to sit down and put this post together.

We came back with so many fresh ideas and with so much enthusiasm to put them into action that we haven’t stopped working since. This week I took the time to sit down and put my thoughts together, so here they are.

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WordCamp Europe – Need a Ticket?

WordCamp Europe has been sold out for some time, however there are still tickets being donated or sold, mostly from those who unfortunately cannot make it. A few people who are looking for a ticket have contacted me so I am publishing this post to help them out. If you or anyone you know need a ticket please post in the comments section below. Likewise, those who have extra tickets can jump in and contact those looking for a ticket.

Good luck and see you in Vienna!

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