Pippin Williamson (twitter github Pippins Plugins) Curtis McHale (twitter github blog) Eric Davis (twitter github blog) Charles Max Wood (twitter github Teach Me To Code Rails Ramp Up)
01:28 – Pippin Williamson Introduction
Pippins Plugins Easy Digital Downloads Restrict Content Pro
01:53 – Making Money Making Plugins
Product Development Custom Development
02:57 – GPLv2 Licensing
ThemeForest Support Disabling Features
11:45 – Building a business around open-source
12:48 – Transitioning from freelance to product work
Graduality 072 – Saying NO Doing products during spare time Brian Casel The Bootstrapped Web Podcast
19:10 – Starting with products vs consulting
22:38 – Occasional Consulting
23:41 – Marketing Products
Personal Brand Word-of-Mouth Referrals
25:42 – Customer Support
27:17 – Advice for people getting into commercial development
Go the extra mile for your first customers
28:01 – Deciding what products to build
Building what you need Best Practices
31:30 – Pippin’s Plugins
CodeCanyon Easy Digital Downloads
34:26 – Pippin’s Support Team
36:45 – Tools to Run the Business
Github WordPress Skype WordPress-GitHub-Plugin-Updater HALL Ronin Twitter
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CHUCK: Hey everybody and welcome to Episode 79 of The Freelancers’ Show! This week on our panel, we have Curtis McHale.
CHUCK: Eric Davis.
CHUCK: I’m Charles Max Wood from DevChat.tv. We also have a special guest, and that is Pippin Williamson.
PIPPIN: Hi everybody!
CHUCK: Since you haven’t been on the show before, do you want to introduce yourself?
PIPPIN: Sure! As he said, my name is Pippin Williamson. I’m a WordPress plugin developer. I spend my days writing plugins, supporting plugins, and generally running a business around commercial plugins. I have a couple of large plugins out there. One called “Easy Digital Downloads” and another one called “Restrict Content Pro” that I’ve considered my main ones. That’s pretty much what I do day-to-day.
CHUCK: I’m a little curious, generally, when you’re making money writing plugins for WordPress, are you writing the kind that people pay for and then they download the code and stick it in the WordPress installation? Or, are you doing custom development for people? Or, both? How does that work?