Beaver Dojo Podcast
Summary: Welcome to the Beaver Dojo Podcast. Whether you are building your very first website or own a WordPress agency we're here to EDUCATE, ENTERTAIN and INSPIRE Beaver Builders from around the world to elevate their skills to the next level...
This week The Beaver Dojo Podcast welcomes Doug Belchamber from WP Developers. Doug is a prolific code ninja that takes Beaver Builder to the next level. Having created WPD Beaver PopUps and WPD BB Additions as free plugins for the whole community he believes in giving back to the Beaver Builder community more than most. Beaver PopUps allows the use of pop up modals across websites and is extremely flexible as well as well coded. Episode Show Notes Doug lives in ‘The Matrix’ and has a lot of cool hats [01:50] Doug’s CRO company – Fuelled.io [02:40] Are you a robot? [05:20] Success for clients is all about the numbers [08:15] What us mere mortals can tweak to improve our websites or those of our clients [09:25] How Doug discovered Beaver Builder [11:25] Why did Doug start WP Developers and our mutual love for domain collection [13:40] Bare Naked Beaver [15:15] Walking into the lion’s den as an advocate of Beaver Builder for developers [16:10] Giving back to the Beaver Builder community with free plugins – WPD Additions & WPD Beaver Popups [20:15] Pop Ups? Are they a good thing? [23:30] What in the future excites Doug with Beaver Builder? [29:00] Resources Episode Sponsor: Beaver Builder & Beaver Themer https://getbeaverbuilder.com/ Fuelled.io: https://fuelled.io/ WP Developers: https://wpdevelopers.co.uk/ WPD Beaver PopUps: Click Here WPD BB Additions: Click Here Beaver Builder Resources Beaver Builders Facebook Group: Click Here Please remember to check our launch prize giveaway: The Beaver Dojo Launch Giveaway: Click Here
This week The Beaver Dojo Podcast welcomes Kim Doyal from The WP Chick podcast. Kim has been a member of the WordPress community for many years and falls on the marketing side of WP rather than the coding side and has seen has seen many changes in the community as well in her own business. An advocate of content marketing, her podcast is a ‘must listen’ and she’s about to embark on video marketing with a cool YouTube channel called ‘Just Show Up. Episode Show Notes How did Kim get into WordPress? [04:00] Adversity starts a journey [04:45] Starting in Internet Marketing [05:50] Did Kim buy ‘The Secret’ [07:25] The WP Chick is ‘hatched’ [09:45] Back to basics [11:20] A mindset shift to ‘creating value’ [13:10] Marketing is a dirty word in the WordPress community [13:45] Impostor Syndrome with WordPress builds a team [15:50] Building relationships [17:35] Getting into podcasting [19:15] ‘Just Show Up’ [21:40] “Something Bigger I Was Supposed To Do With My Life” [26:10] The Daily Email strategy [27:10] Click Funnels and $30 million worth of gun oil [30:40] “You need to care…” [32:50] Kim’s new venture – Lead Surveys [33:45] Foxy podcast names and branding [39:25] The journey was worth it [41:55] Having an overnight success takes years [45:25] Kim’s coming to visit Ireland [46:55] Taking action [51:15] Copyblogger loses it’s way [51:55] Be fresh and evolve [52:50] Tell more stories and be personal [53:50] ‘Just Show Up’ TV [59:15] Stepping outside the ‘comfort zone’ like Amazon [63:45] Have you got the ‘Dyson’ effect? [65:10] Ryan Holiday Books [67:50] Content’s not going anywhere [68:45] Just do it and ‘pull the trigger’ and see something through [70:05] Validate your ideas first and be prepared to ‘course correct’ [71:15] Celebrate your journey [73:40] Show up first and do the best with what you’ve got instead of seeking perfection [74:35] Praising Beaver Builder [77:35] Resources Episode Sponsor: Beaver Builder & Beaver Themer https://getbeaverbuilder.com/ The WP Chick: https://thewpchick.com/ Lead Surveys: https://leadsurveys.io/ Kim’s Twitter: @kimdoyal The WP Chick’s Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thewpchick Beaver Builders Facebook Group:
Episode Show Notes In this episode The Beaver Dojo Podcast welcomes our second member of the ‘holy trinity’ of Beaver Builder, Justin Busa. Justin is the ‘code ninja’ behind Beaver Builder and chat’s about the future of the company and also touches on the responsibility they feel for being guardians of the business’s of their clients. What goes on in Justin Busa’s head? [03:00] How Beaver Builder started as a hobby project [01:55] Beaver Builder wasn’t Justin’s first attempt at creating a page builder plugin [02:50] How Beaver Builder stood out from the crowd in the beginning [04:30] What did the road map look like in the beginning? [05:30] Who wants to edit headers and footers? [06:05] Beaver Builder 2.0 and the UI [07:25] Where do all the ideas come from? [08:10] Is Justin messy or tidy? [09:45] Who is Brent Jett? [10:30] Beaver Themer – The 2nd launch [12:00] What’s next for Beaver Builder? [13:50] Beaver Builder 2.0 [14:00] Who in the team is the ‘level headed’ one? [15:35] Keeping an eye on the competition [20:25] Beaver Builder custom modules and 3rd party addons [24:05] Is the creative process work or fun? [26:40] What is currently in development for Beaver Builder? [24:30] The Beaver Builder Theme & Simon Prosser [28:50] What does the future hold for Beaver Builder? [30:50] Can you please all the people all the time? [33:00] Could we have a ‘BeaverCon’ in 2018? [34:20] Is there a possibility of a Beaver Builder WordCamp Europe drinking session? [34:45] Resources Episode Sponsor: Beaver Builder & Beaver Themer https://getbeaverbuilder.com/ Justins’s Twitter: @mrjustinbusa Beaver Builder Twitter: @beaverbuilder Brent Jett Twitter: @brentjett Simon Prosser Twitter: @prossoruk Beaver Builders Facebook Group: Click Here Please remember to check our launch prize giveaway: The Beaver Dojo Launch Giveaway: Click Here
Episode Show Notes The Beaver Dojo Podcast welcomes one of the ‘holy trinity’ of Beaver Builder, Robby McCullough to be the very first guest on the podcast. As always Robby was a great guest and really poured his heart out about the beginnings of Beaver Builder in a way that many might find surprising. Enjoy. When did Beaver Builder start? [03:00] Is using a page builder like Beaver Builder to build websites cheating? [11:35] How was Beaver Builder launched? [12:55] Can Dave make Robby cry? [18:45] How the company nearly shut down and how the guys nearly went their separate ways [19:00] “Beaver Builder was just 2 weeks from being scrapped…” [20:45] What other names did they think of before deciding to call the page builder and theme ‘Beaver Builder’ [23:50] What does success feel like? [28:40] Has Beaver Builder made Robby famous? [30:35] Does the Beaver Builder team feel a sense of satisfaction? [32:25] How Beaver Builder has created an amazing community [34:45] Resources Episode Sponsor: Beaver Builder & Beaver Themer https://getbeaverbuilder.com/ Robby’s Twitter: @robbymccullough Beaver Builder Twitter: @beaverbuilder Beaver Builders Facebook Group: Click Here Please remember to check our launch prize giveaway: The Beaver Dojo Launch Giveaway: Click Here
Episode Show Notes This is it. The beginning. Wow, I never thought I’d get here but I finally bit the bullet and put myself in front of the microphone. The result: The Beaver Dojo Podcast. This is a very short episode just to introduce myself, Dave Toomey, and give you an idea of what’s to come in the future. Please remember to check our launch prize giveaway here https://beaverdojo.com/prizes Resources Episode Sponsor: Beaver Builder & Beaver Themer https://getbeaverbuilder.com/ The Beaver Dojo Facebook Group: Click Here The Beaver Dojo Launch Giveaway: Click Here