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The Thing About Pricing

| commandwp

Pricing is one of the things I've been struggling with on CommandWP. I want a simple plan that offers customers a lot of value. I want to offer pricing that I'd personally want to use.

While I figure that out, I've left pricing off the site, hoping to find early adopters to help me figure out pricing later. It seems most people don't want to invest time in something without having an idea of what the costs might be going forward. I'd want the same.

Here are some of my thoughts about pricing and where I ended up. CommandWP now has pricing!

Optimizing Development Processes for Business Value

| development, process

The point of software development is to deliver custom value as quickly as possible. At least development in the context of a business.

While teams should be self-managing, they should also strive to create value. These are principles for development I've seen increase productivity.

If Not a Roadmap, Then What?

| development, leadership, process

I've been wrestling with this question. Roadmap are so integrated in development processes that it's hard to think about processes without them.

Replace Your Product Roadmap

| development, leadership, process

A product roadmap is a list of tasks and mile stones. It's generally built with a destination in mind. The destination isn't always clear and more importantly why it's the destination isn't clear.

Do More With Less Developers

| development, leadership, process

Creating a highly effective development team requires a number of things. Over the years and working on different teams, here's what I've found works.

From No-code to Code - How CommandWP Came To Be

| commandwp

Around 2014 I was doing a lot of consulting work. One client was creating WordPress sites and would contact me looking for help installing plugins or to fix a site that had been hacked with mal-ware.

They had a handful of sites they were working on and it was clear they had two common problems. No one was updating the code and there were no backups to be found!

Bet - PPC Campaign

| wpsupporthq, bets

Running a local PPC campaign will gain 2+ users. Assuming an LTV of $540/year, a $500 CPA, while high is a workable to optimize.

Bet - Locally focused site

| wpsupporthq, bets

Update site to a cleaner look and content focused on local hosting to Denver / Colorado will help increase conversions on the site.

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